Best Drama Movies of 1966

1.

Chappaqua

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran. Though initially confusing, as Rooks blends drug-illusion with reality, and cuts color with black-and-white and monochrome tinted shots, "Chappaqua" is conventionally constructed with a beginning, middle, and end.

Starring: Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Paula Pritchett, Ravi Shankar, Ornette Coleman, Swami Satchidananda, Moondog, Penny Brown ..
Directed by: Conrad Rooks
Release date: 1966-08-30
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : The Human Voice
2.

The Human Voice

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

A monologue of a woman talking on the phone with her longterm lover who is about to marry another girl.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1966-08-12
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : The Secret of Wendel Samson
3.

The Secret of Wendel Samson

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

A young man's struggle with his sexuality overtakes his life, driving him deep into his subconscious where guilt and fears of physicality chase him still further. Cornered by an intangible terror, he realises he must either break out or break down.

Starring: Red Grooms, Mimi Gross, Floraine Connors, Maren Thomas, Albert Salzano, Bob Cowan, George Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Mike Kuchar ..
Directed by: Mike Kuchar
Release date: 1966-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : Hold Me While I'm Naked
4.

Hold Me While I'm Naked

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Presented as loosely autobiographical, Hold Me While I’m Naked centres on the tribulations of an independent filmmaker, frustrated at every turn as he tries to make a film that pretends to artistic merit.

Starring: Donna Kerness, George Kuchar, Stella Kuchar, Andrea Lunin, Hope Morris, Steve Packard, Gina Zuckerman ..
Directed by: George Kuchar
Release date: 1966-04-23
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : Skaterdater
5.

Skaterdater

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

The film tells a story with no dialogue. The group of boy skaters are suddenly at a point when one of the boys sees a young girl, and becomes interested in her. This causes a rift with the other boys, who challenges him to a skating duel that goes down a hilly street. The young boy loses, however, he gets the girl, and shortly, a few other girls are seen and become interested in the boys, too. The surf rock-esque soundtrack was composed by Mike Curb and Nick Venet with Davie Allan and the Arrows playing "Skaterdater Rock".

Starring: Michael Mel, Melissa Mallory, Gregg Carroll, Bill McKaig, Gary Jennings, Bruce McKaig, Ricky Anderson, Gary Hill ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1966-06-01
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : I Was Happy Here
6.

I Was Happy Here

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Cass followed the bright lights to London and was quickly disillusioned. She met and married Doctor Langdon, but soon realised she wanted to return to her home by the sea, and to her first love, Colin.

Starring: Sarah Miles, Cyril Cusack, Julian Glover, Sean Caffrey ..
Directed by: Desmond Davis
Release date: 1966-04-01
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : The Boy Cried Murder
7.

The Boy Cried Murder

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A young lad (Fraser MacIntosh) with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder. Unfortunately no one believes him--except the killer. This multi-national drama/thriller, set within a resort community on the Adriatic Sea is a remake of the 1949 film The Window. A screen adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich story of the same name.

Starring: Fraser MacIntosh, Veronica Hurst, Philip Brown, Tim Barrett, Beba Lončar, Edward Steel, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Sonja Hlebš, Alex Macintosh, Vuka Dunđerović ..
Directed by: George P. Breakston
Release date: 1966-09-16
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : The Young Warriors
8.

The Young Warriors

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

In World War II, a tough sergeant is put in charge of a squad of young recruits and assigned to lead them on a mission against the Germans.

Starring: James Drury, Steve Carlson, Jonathan Daly, Robert Pine, Jeff Scott, Michael Stanwood, John Alladin, Hank Jones ..
Directed by: John Peyser
Release date: 1966-12-02
9.

Who's Crazy?

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Insane asylum inmates escape their confinement and hole up in a deserted Belgian farmhouse, where they cook large quantities of eggs and condemn one of their own in an impromptu court. Accompanied by a frenetic original soundtrack by the great Ornette Coleman and starring The Living Theater.

Starring: Wimme Andre, Michael Elias, Diane Gregory, Esther Silber, Luke Theodore, Lester Waldman, Dorothy Shari, Michèle Mareck, Gene Lipton, Steven Ben Israel ..
Directed by: Allan Zion, Tom White
Release date: 1966-05-18
Best Drama Movies of 1966 : I Deal In Danger
10.

I Deal In Danger

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Compilation of the show Blue Light.

Starring: Robert Goulet, Christine Carère, Horst Frank, Werner Peters, Margit Saad, Christiane Schmidtmer, Eva Pflug, Donald Harron, Dieter Eppler, Peter Capell ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1966-12-01

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