Best Drama Movies of 1965

1.

The Sound of Music

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1965-03-29
2.

Doctor Zhivago

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Siobhán McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Gérard Tichy, Noel Willman, Jack MacGowran ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1965-12-22
3.

The Hill

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.

Starring: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Ian Hendry, Michael Redgrave, Norman Bird ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1965-06-17
4.

Repulsion

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Wymark, Renée Houston, Valerie Taylor, James Villiers, Helen Fraser, Monica Merlin ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1965-06-01
5.

The Cincinnati Kid

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret Olsson, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, Rip Torn, Jack Weston, Cab Calloway, Jeff Corey ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1965-10-15
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6.

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

5.2
7.6/10 IMDB

British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Starring: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker, George Voskovec, Rupert Davies, Cyril Cusack, Peter van Eyck, Michael Hordern, Robert Hardy ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1965-12-16
7.

Von Ryan's Express

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, Wolfgang Preiss, James Brolin, John van Dreelen ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1965-06-23
8.

Battle of the Bulge

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews, George Montgomery, Ty Hardin, Pier Angeli, Barbara Werle, Charles Bronson, Hans Christian Blech ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1965-12-16
9.

Chimes at Midnight

4.7
7.8/10 IMDB

The culmination of Orson Welles’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero, Sir John Falstaff; the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud, Marina Vlady, Walter Chiari, Michael Aldridge, Tony Beckley, Jeremy Rowe, Norman Rodway ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1965-03-16
10.

The Collector

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country house. Still unable to make himself at ease socially, he starts to plan on acquiring a girl friend - in the same manner as he collects butterflies. He prepares the cellar of the house to be a collecting jar, and stalks his victim over several days.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore, Edina Ronay, Kenneth More, Allyson Ames, Gordon Barclay, William Beckley, William Bickley ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1965-06-17

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