Best Drama Movies of 1963

1.

The Great Escape

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

Starring: James Garner, Donald Pleasence, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, David McCallum, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Angus Lennie, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1963-06-20
2.

Hud

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains, "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."

Starring: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde, Whit Bissell, Crahan Denton, John Ashley, Val Avery, George Petrie, Curt Conway ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1963-05-28
3.

The Servant

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, Catherine Lacey, Richard Vernon, Harold Pinter, Ann Firbank, Doris Nolan, Patrick Magee ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1963-11-14
4.

Lilies of the Field

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

An unemployed construction worker heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior, who believes the man has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Isa Crino, Lisa Mann, Stanley Adams, Francesca Jarvis, Pamela Branch, Dan Frazer, Ralph Nelson ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1963-06-04
5.

Cleopatra

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1963-06-12
6.

Shock Corridor

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

With the help of his girlfriend Cathy and Dr. Fong, a psychiatrist, ambitious journalist Johnny Barrett poses as a madman in order to be admitted to a mental institution where a bloody murder has been committed.

Starring: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari Rhodes, Larry Tucker, Paul Dubov, Marie Devereux, Barbara Perry, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1963-09-25
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
7.

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

4.9
9.1/10 IMDB

A salesman (William Shatner) recovering from a nervous breakdown sees a creature on the wing of the airplane he is on, but no one believes him.

Starring: William Shatner, Christine White, Ed Kemmer, Asa Maynor, Leon Alton, David Armstrong, Nick Cravat, Rod Serling ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1963-10-11
8.

Lord of the Flies

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when they split into two separate camps -- one led by the pragmatic Ralph and the other by militaristic Jack -- their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing examination of human nature and a chilling conclusion.

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman, Nicholas Hammond, Peter Davy ..
Directed by: Peter Brook
Release date: 1963-08-13
9.

55 Days at Peking

4.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Burt Kwouk, Flora Robson, John Ireland, Harry Andrews, Leo Genn, Robert Helpmann, Kurt Kasznar ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green
Release date: 1963-05-06
10.

Murder at the Gallop

4.3
7.2/10 IMDB

Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer are witnesses to the death by heart attack of elderly, rich Mr. Enderby. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don't believe them, thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson, Charles Tingwell, Gordon Harris, Robert Urquhart, Katya Douglas, Noel Howlett, Finlay Currie ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1963-06-24
11.

Billy Liar

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker's assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity to run away and leave it all behind.

Starring: Tom Courtenay, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Ethel Griffies, Finlay Currie, Gwendolyn Watts, Helen Fraser, Julie Christie, Leonard Rossiter, Rodney Bewes ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1963-08-15
12.

America, America

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America

Starring: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, John Marley, Estelle Hemsley, Harry Davis, Lou Antonio, Paul Mann ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1963-12-15
13.

This Sporting Life

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.

Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Vanda Godsell, Anne Cunningham, Jack Watson, Arthur Lowe, Harry Markham ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1963-02-07
14.

The Three Lives of Thomasina

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan Hampshire), who is said to be a witch, shows up and attempts to steal it.

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Karen Dotrice, Laurence Naismith, Jean Anderson, Matthew Garber, Denis Gilmore, Vincent Winter, Finlay Currie, Elspeth March ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1963-12-11
15.

A Child Is Waiting

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, suspiciously regards Dr. Clark's stern training methods. She becomes emotionally involved with 12-year-old Reuben Widdicombe, who has been abandoned by his divorced parents.

Starring: Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill, Lawrence Tierney, Bruce Ritchey, John Marley, Barbara Pepper, Juanita Moore, Bill Mumy ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1963-02-13
16.

Love with the Proper Stranger

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Angie Rossini, an innocent New York City sales clerk from a repressive Italian-American family, engages in a short-lived affair with a handsome jazz musician named Rocky Papasano. When Angie becomes pregnant, she tracks down Rocky hoping he'll pay for her abortion. Rocky agrees to help, but after seeing the unsanitary abortion facility, he refuses to let Angie go through with the procedure and attempts to make her an honest woman.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Anne Hegira, Harvey Lembeck, Mario Badolati, Penny Santon, Elena Karam, Virginia Vincent ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1963-12-25
17.

Spencer's Mountain

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he and Clay get into a bit of trouble. If he has one dream in life it's to build his wife Olivia a beautiful house on a piece of land he inherited on Spender's mountain. When his eldest son, Clayboy, graduates at the top of his high school class and has the opportunity to go to college, Clay has only one option left to him.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Donald Crisp, Wally Cox, Mimsy Farmer, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Bronson, Whit Bissell, Hayden Rorke ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1963-05-16
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : The Victors
18.

The Victors

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.

Starring: George Peppard, Romy Schneider, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton, Peter Fonda, Eli Wallach, Albert Finney, Vince Edwards, Melina Mercouri, Maurice Ronet ..
Directed by: Carl Foreman
Release date: 1963-11-22
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Toys in the Attic
19.

Toys in the Attic

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Julian Berniers returns from Illinois with his young bride Lily Prine to the family in New Orleans. His spinster sisters Carrie and Anna welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts. The sisters hope Julian will help with their expenses, and he tells them that while his profitable factory went out of business, he did manage to save money. It turns out that Julian pulled off a real estate scam and took off with the money. Carrie is obsessed with her brother. Her jealousy of Lily pushes her to discover the shady land deal for herself and she does everything she can to wreck their marriage.

Starring: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller, Gene Tierney, Nan Martin, Larry Gates, Frank Silvera, Charles Lampkin ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1963-07-31
20.

The Prize

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A group of Nobel laureates descends on Stockholm to accept their awards. Among them is American novelist Andrew Craig, a former literary luminary now writing pulp detective stories to earn a living. Craig, who is infamous for his drinking and womanizing, formulates a wild theory that physics prize winner Dr. Max Stratman has been replaced by an impostor, embroiling Craig and his chaperone in a Cold War kidnapping plot.

Starring: Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker, Micheline Presle, Gérard Oury, Sacha Pitoëff, Sergio Fantoni, Kevin McCarthy, Leo G. Carroll ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1963-12-25
21.

Paranoiac

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, son of the attorney for the family estate, who has been dipping into the family trust fund.

Starring: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham, Alexander Davion, Liliane Brousse, Harold Lang, Arnold Diamond, John Bonney, John Stuart ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1963-01-07
22.

I Could Go on Singing

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she never had. When David returns, Matt is torn between his loyalty to his father and his affection for Jenny.

Starring: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon, Gregory Phillips, Pauline Jameson, Russell Waters, Lorna Luft, Joey Luft ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1963-03-07
23.

Captain Newman, M.D.

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, especially Cpl. Jake Leibowitz. The military in general is only just coming to accept psychiatric disorders as legitimate and Newman generally has 6 weeks to cure them or send them on to another facility. There are many patients in the ward and his latest include Colonel Norville Bliss who has dissociated from his past; Capt. Paul Winston who is nearly catatonic after spending 13 months hiding in a cellar behind enemy lines; and 20 year-old Cpl. Jim Tompkins who is severely traumatized after his aircraft was shot down. Others come and go, including Italian prisoners of war, but Newman and team all realize that their success means the men will return to their units.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert, James Gregory, Bethel Leslie, Robert Duvall, Jane Withers, Dick Sargent, Larry Storch ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1963-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Alone
24.

Alone

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Images of a woman lying on a bed appearing to have a sexual fantasy for lack of anything else to do.

Starring: Zelda ..
Directed by: Stephen Dwoskin
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : The Ugly American
25.

The Ugly American

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?

Starring: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill, Jocelyn Brando, Reiko Sato, Kukrit Pramoj, Judson Pratt, George Shibata ..
Directed by: George Englund
Release date: 1963-04-02
26.

Nine Miles to Noon

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A boy is coerced into a murder plot to kill his step-dad, unaware that the conspirator is his real father.

Starring: Renato Baldini, Dolores Sutton, Peter Lazer, Morgan Sterne, Shelly Leder, Anna Marie Ralli ..
Directed by: Herbert J. Leder
Release date: 1963-12-12
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : The Home-Made Car
27.

The Home-Made Car

3.5
7.8/10 IMDB

The Home-Made Car is a 1963 short film directed by James Hill about a young man who rebuilds a vintage car and finds love. Made in and around Farnborough, Hampshire, it became a cult success when regularly broadcast as a trade test colour transmission on the run up to the start of BBC2 colour transmissions. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.

Starring: Ronald Chudley, Caroline Mortimer, Sandra Leo ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1963-06-01
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Soldier in the Rain
28.

Soldier in the Rain

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Maxwell Slaughter is a kind, heavyset guy who has reached the rank of master sergeant in the army. Admired by handsome young Sgt. Eustis Clay, Slaughter forms a close bond with his peer. Clay hopes to convince Slaughter to join him in a business venture outside of the service, but, in the meantime, he introduces the older officer to the beautiful young Bobby Jo Pepperdine, inadvertently creating trouble for both men.

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld, Tony Bill, Tom Poston, Paul Hartman, Rockne Tarkington, Lew Gallo, Rockne Tarkington, Paul Hartman ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1963-11-27
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : The Running Man
29.

The Running Man

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

An insurance man (Alan Bates) gets chummy in Spain with a couple (Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick) who have collected on a fake death.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Felix Aylmer, Eleanor Summerfield, Allan Cuthbertson, Harold Goldblatt, Noel Purcell, Ramsay Ames, Fernando Rey ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1963-10-01
30.

The Cardinal

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Nazism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.

Starring: Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider, John Huston, Carol Lynley, Dorothy Gish, Maggie McNamara, Bill Hayes, Cameron Prud'Homme, John Saxon, Loring Smith ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1963-12-12
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : The World Ten Times Over
31.

The World Ten Times Over

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Early 1960s realist drama following a day in the lives of two London flatmates. Sylvia Syms and June Ritchie star as Billa and Ginnie, two singletons sharing a London flat who both work as night club hostesses in the same Soho club. Tensions arise when Ginnie becomes romantically entangled with rich married businessman Bob Shelbourne (Edward Judd), causing Billa to become jealous of their relationship.

Starring: Sylvia Syms, Edward Judd, June Ritchie, William Hartnell, Sarah Lawson, Francis de Wolff ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1963-10-31
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : The Sadist
32.

The Sadist

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Starring: Arch Hall Jr., Richard Alden, Marilyn Manning, Helen Hovey, Don Russell, Arch Hall Sr., Joan Howard ..
Directed by: James Landis
Release date: 1963-04-01
33.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his dad's been dating.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Ron Howard, Dina Merrill, Roberta Sherwood, Jerry Van Dyke, Lee Meriwether, Vito Scotti, Gene Roth ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1963-03-27
34.

The Damned

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Starring: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox, Oliver Reed, Walter Gotell, James Villiers, Tom Kempinski, Kenneth Cope, Brian Oulton ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1963-05-19
35.

PT 109

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's war time experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to make their way to an island, find food and shelter and signal the Navy for rescue.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin, James Gregory, Robert Culp, Grant Williams, Lew Gallo, Errol John, Michael Pate, Robert Blake, William Douglas ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1963-06-19
36.

Night Tide

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a actual mermaid who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders, Marjorie Eaton, Tom Dillon, H.E. West, Marjorie Cameron, Chaino, Kirby Allan ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1963-06-06
37.

Bye Bye Birdie

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted.

Starring: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche, Michael Evans, Robert Paige ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1963-04-04
38.

The V.I.P.s

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Wealthy passengers fogged in at London's Heathrow Airport fight to survive a variety of personal trials.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Margaret Rutherford, Maggie Smith, Rod Taylor, Orson Welles, Linda Christian, Dennis Price ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1963-09-01
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
39.

What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible.

Starring: Sarah Braveman, Zeph Michelis, Fred Sica, Mimi Stark, Robert Uricola ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1963-01-01
40.

Under the Yum-Yum Tree

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tanant to dump her fiancé and give him a chance.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Edie Adams, Imogene Coca, Paul Lynde, Dean Jones, Robert Lansing, Jane Wald, Linda Gray, Joy Harmon ..
Directed by: David Swift
Release date: 1963-10-23
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Johnny Shiloh
41.

Johnny Shiloh

3.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Johnny Shiloh is a 1963 made for TV film that originally aired in two parts on the Wonderful World of Disney in Color. It was released in other countries theatrically as one film and is on DVD as one film. Johnny Shiloh is the true story about Johnny Clem, the ten year old drummer boy who became a union officer in the Civil War.

Starring: Kevin Corcoran, Darryl Hickman, Brian Keith, Skip Homeier, Hayden Rorke, Regis Toomey, Buck Taylor, Edward Platt ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1963-01-20
42.

The Mouse on the Moon

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Sequel to The Mouse that Roared; The Tiny Country of Grand Fenwick has a hot water problem in the castle. To get the money necessary to put in a new set of plumbing, they request foreign aid from the U.S. for Space Research. The Russians then send aid as well to show that they too are for the internationalization of space. While the grand Duke is dreaming of hot baths, their one scientist is slapping together a rocket. The U.S. and Soviets get wind of the impending launch and try and beat them to the moon.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins, David Kossoff, June Ritchie, Terry-Thomas, John Le Mesurier, John Phillips, Eric Barker, Roddy McMillan ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1963-05-07
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Villa Negra
43.

Villa Negra

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

A past world is revived in the little cottage in the outskirts, next to the housing blocks under construction. Tamburás, the old hobo collects swerved youth: Diák, who desires freedom, the bus driver who is deprived of his license for having run over someone, and the rest. They have got an easy and unbound life there, with constant music, small thefts, occasional labour, tricks.

Starring: Zoltán Várkonyi, Ádám Szirtes, Sztankay István, Manyi Kiss, Gyula Bodrogi, Ferenc Kállai, István Avar, Antal Páger ..
Directed by: Márton Keleti
Release date: 1963-09-21
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Cornet at Night
44.

Cornet at Night

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Based on a short story by Sinclair Ross, this short film recalls rural life on the Prairies in the 1930s. In the film a farmer's young son, sent to town to hire a man for the harvest, readily accepts when an itinerant trumpet player, down on his luck, begs a chance. He is hardly the kind of man the boy's father had in mind, but that night his trumpet speaks from the shadows and everyone pauses to listen.

Directed by: Stanley Jackson
Release date: 1963-01-01
45.

In the Midst of Life

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

This Civil War anthology adapts three Ambrose Bierce stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "Chickamauga" and "The Mockingbird."

Starring: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Stéphane Fey, Pierre Boffety, Frédérique Ruchaud, François Frankiel, Eric Frankiel ..
Directed by: Robert Enrico
Release date: 1963-10-08
46.

Flipper

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.

Starring: Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, Connie Scott, Jane Rose, Joe Higgins, Robertson White, George Applewhite, Kathleen Maguire ..
Directed by: James B. Clark
Release date: 1963-08-14
47.

Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

English vicar Dr. Syn becomes a scarecrow on horseback by night to thwart King George III's taxmen.

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern, Geoffrey Keen, Kay Walsh, Eric Pohlmann, Patrick Wymark, Alan Dobie, Sean Scully ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1963-12-06
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : The Punch and Judy Man
48.

The Punch and Judy Man

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Walter Pinner is the titular Punch And Judy Man plying his trade in the seaside town of Piltdown. Unhappily married to his social climbing wife, who gets him to perform at the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the town in front of all the local dignitaries, his hatred of snobbery comes to a hilarious head.

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sylvia Syms, Ronald Fraser, Barbara Murray, John Le Mesurier, Eddie Byrne, Mario Fabrizi, Hattie Jacques, Hugh Lloyd, Peter Vaughan ..
Directed by: Jeremy Summers
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1963 : Ladybug Ladybug
49.

Ladybug Ladybug

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or mistaken.

Starring: William Daniels, Nancy Marchand, Jane Connell, Estelle Parsons, Alice Playten, Judith Lowry, James Frawley, Richard Hamilton, Kathryn Hays, Jane Hoffman ..
Directed by: Frank Perry
Release date: 1963-12-23
50.

Savage Sam

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

Starring: Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dewey Martin, Jeff York, Marta Kristen, Rafael Campos, Rodolfo Acosta ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1963-06-01

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