Best Drama Movies of 1964

1.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

6.7
8.4/10 IMDB

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Jack Creley, Frank Berry ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1964-01-29
2.

Fail Safe

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Larry Hagman, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Dan O'Herlihy, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Janet Ward ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1964-10-07
3.

My Fair Lady

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom, John Holland ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1964-10-21
4.

The Train

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. The station master, Labiche, is tasked with scheduling the train and making it all happen smoothly but he is also part of a dwindling group of resistance fighters tasked with preventing the theft. He and others stage an elaborate ruse to keep the train from ever leaving French territory.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Simon, Wolfgang Preiss, Albert Rémy, Charles Millot, Richard Münch, Jean-Pierre Zola ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1964-09-24
5.

Zulu

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

In 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, man-of-the-people Lt. Chard and snooty Lt. Bromhead are in charge of defending the isolated and vastly outnumbered Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Paul Daneman, Patrick Magee, Glynn Edwards, Neil McCarthy ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1964-01-22
6.

Seven Days in May

5.4
7.9/10 IMDB

A U.S. Army colonel alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam, Andrew Duggan, Hugh Marlowe, Whit Bissell, Helen Kleeb ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1964-02-12
7.

Becket

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

Starring: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Siân Phillips, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: Peter Glenville
Release date: 1964-03-11
8.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, Wesley Addy, William Campbell, Bruce Dern ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1964-12-15
9.

Marnie

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham, Alan Napier, Bob Sweeney, Milton Selzer, Henry Beckman, Edith Evanson ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1964-07-17
10.

The Masque of the Red Death

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.

Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Julian Burton, Skip Martin, Verina Greenlaw ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1964-06-24

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