Best Drama Movies of 1966

1.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

5.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Flanagan, Frank Flanagan ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1966-06-22
2.

A Man for All Seasons

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave, Colin Blakely ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1966-12-12
3.

The Sand Pebbles

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joe Turkel ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1966-12-20
4.

Blow-Up

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills, Peter Bowles, Julian Chagrin, Claude Chagrin ..
Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Release date: 1966-12-18
5.

Fahrenheit 451

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as “firemen,” to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of his vocation…

Starring: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, Bee Duffell, Alex Scott, Anna Palk, Ann Bell, Jeremy Spenser, Arthur Cox ..
Directed by: François Truffaut
Release date: 1966-09-07
6.

Cul-de-sac

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Iain Quarrier, Jack MacGowran, Jacqueline Bisset, Renée Houston, William Franklyn, Geoffrey Sumner, Robert Dorning ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1966-02-01
7.

Alfie

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.

Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron, Denholm Elliott, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1966-03-29
8.

The Bible: In the Beginning...

4.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Starring: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, Franco Nero, George C. Scott, Peter O'Toole, Anna Orso, Ava Gardner, John Huston, Pupella Maggio ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1966-09-28
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9.

The Trap

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Oliver Reed, Rex Sevenoaks, Barbara Chilcott, Blain Fairman, Walter Marsh, Merv Campone, Linda Goranson ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1966-04-07
10.

Grand Prix

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The story tells about the confrontation of four first-class racers of Formula 1. Each of the competitors had their own additional motivation to become a champion. Their world is a risk and extreme, fast driving on the highway. The taste of adrenaline is what race lovers live. Outside of competition, they all experience personal dramas and upheavals, and the more important the desired title becomes for them.

Starring: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshir? Mifune, Brian Bedford, Jessica Walter, Antonio Sabàto, Françoise Hardy, Adolfo Celi, Claude Dauphin ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1966-12-21

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