Best Comedy Movies of 1967

1.

The Graduate

6.4
8.0/10

Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, Buck Henry
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1967-12-21
2.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

5.6
7.8/10

Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton, Isabel Sanford
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1967-12-11
3.

The Producers

5.4
7.6/10

Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and what can be a more certain flop than a tasteless musical celebrating Hitler.

Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1967-11-22
4.

Barefoot in the Park

5.1
7.0/10

In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel, who is now alone, and sets up Ethel with neighbor Victor. Inappropriate behavior on a double date causes conflict, and the young couple considers divorce.

Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick, Herb Edelman
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1967-05-25
5.

The Fearless Vampire Killers

5.1
7.2/10

A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.

Starring: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins, Sharon Tate
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1967-02-01
6.

Two for the Road

4.6
7.5/10

The ten-year marriage of Mark and Joanna Wallace is on the rocks. In flashback they recall their first meeting, memorable moments in their courtship and early wedded life, their travels through Europe, their broken vow never to have children, and their increasing tensions that led to both of them having extra-marital affairs.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Georges Descrières, Claude Dauphin, Nadia Gray
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1967-04-27
7.

Casino Royale

4.0
5.2/10

Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle.

Starring: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet
Directed by: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest
Release date: 1967-04-13
8.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

3.9
7.2/10

A young but bright former window cleaner rises to the top of his company by following the advice of a book about ruthless advancement in business.

Starring: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Maureen Arthur, Sammy Smith
Directed by: David Swift
Release date: 1967-01-01
9.

The Taming of the Shrew

3.8
7.2/10

Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with Bianca. He poses as a tutor of music and poetry to gain entrance to the Baptista household and to be near Bianca. Meanwhile, Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio, another suitor of Bianca, directs Petruchio's attention to Katharina. When Hortensio warns him about Katharina's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1967-03-07
10.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

3.7
6.9/10

Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas she had been reading about back in Kansas: "I've taken the girl out of Kansas. Now I have to take Kansas out of the girl!"

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1967-03-21
11.

Spider Baby

3.7
6.9/10

The story follows a family of inbreeds who have been afflicted by a genetic disorder known as 'Merrye syndrome', named after the family in which the disorder developed. This malady causes its victims to enter a state of age regression that starts at the age of ten and continues throughout the remainder of the person's life, rendering them with the intelligence of a child. The final generation of the family has been entrusted to the care of the family chauffeur (Lon Chaney Jr), and all is well for these odd people until a greedy branch of the family decides that they want to relieve the family of its home. Mental illness has always, and will always be, a fascinating subject for horror movies as it probes into the unknown and Spider Baby makes best use of that fact.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1967-12-24
12.

The Honey Pot

3.7
6.9/10

A millionaire fakes a terminal illness to fleece his former girlfriends.

Starring: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Capucine, Maggie Smith, Cliff Robertson
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1967-05-21
13.

David Holzman's Diary

3.6
6.6/10
David Holzman's Diary
A young filmmaker decides to make a movie about his day-to-day activities in an attempt to understand himself and get his life back in order. A precursor to reality television and vlogs.
Starring: L.M. Kit Carson, Eileen Dietz, Lorenzo Mans, Louise Levine, Fern McBride
Directed by: Jim McBride
Release date: 1967-01-01
14.

A Guide for the Married Man

3.6
6.7/10

A man gives his friend a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon, Jackie Russell, Robert Morse
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1967-01-01
15.

The Happiest Millionaire

3.6
6.9/10
The Happiest Millionaire
A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes?
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Geraldine Page, Gladys Cooper
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1967-06-26
16.

The Plank

3.6
6.8/10
The Plank
Classic short British comedy, full of stars, about two workmen delivering planks to a building site. This is done with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few mumbled sounds to convey the appropriate emotion.
Starring: Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Graham Stark
Directed by: Eric Sykes
Release date: 1967-06-09
17.

Bedazzled

3.5
6.9/10

Stanley is infatuated with Margaret, the statuesque waitress who works with him. He meets George Spiggott AKA the devil and sells his soul for 7 wishes, which Stanley uses to try and make Margaret his own first as an intellectual, then as a rock star, then as a wealthy industrialist. As each fails, he becomes more aware of how empty his life had been and how much more he has to live for.

Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Raquel Welch, Eleanor Bron, Barry Humphries
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1967-10-30
18.

Mad Monster Party?

3.5
6.7/10
Mad Monster Party?
When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there including Dracula, The Werewolf, The Creature, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and many more. But Frankenstein's title is not all that is at stake. The famous doctor has also discovered the secret of total destruction that must not fall into the wrong hands!
Starring: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller, Ethel Ennis
Directed by: Jules Bass
Release date: 1967-03-08
19.

The Paperwork Explosion

3.5
7.3/10
The Paperwork Explosion
The Paperwork Explosion is a four and a half minute film shot by Jim Henson in 1967 for IBM's Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter. The film features a number of office workers and other employees (including Frank Oz and the voice of Jim Henson) placing an emphasis on the innovation of machines in the workplace: "Machines should work; people should think." The soundtrack, provided by Raymond Scott, was featured on the album "Manhattan Research, Inc." as a music-only track, the original track with dialogue and other sound effects, and a test reel including improvisational material that would end up in the final film. (Muppet Wiki)
Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1967-01-01
20.

Carry on Doctor

3.5
6.5/10

Francis Bigger, a notorious charlatan who tours the country lecturing on the subject of mind over matter, slips off the platform in the middle of his performance and ends up in hospital under the care of Dr Tinkle. The hospital is about to enter a period of total chaos. The regular Carry On team is joined by Frankie Howerd as the fraudulent Francis in this 'bed-panorama of hospital life'.

Starring: Jim Dale, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1967-12-02

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