Best 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.

Charade

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, Tex, Scobie and Gideon, who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?

Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, Jacques Marin, Paul Bonifas, Thomas Chelimsky ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1963-12-05
3.

The Birds

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught, with the feathered fiends inexplicably attacking people all over Bodega Bay.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, Suzanne Pleshette, Lonny Chapman, Ethel Griffies, Doreen Lang, Ruth McDevitt, Richard Deacon ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1963-03-28
4.

From Russia with Love

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.

Starring: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis de Wolff, Nadja Regin ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1963-10-10
5.

The Sword in the Stone

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews, Norman Alden, Rickie Sorensen, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth, Alan Napier, Richard Reitherman, Robert Reitherman ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1963-12-25
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Irma la Douce

5.4
7.3/10 IMDB

A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living sex worker.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Cliff Osmond, Bruce Yarnell, Hope Holiday, Herschel Bernardi, Joan Shawlee, Paul Dubov, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1963-06-05
9.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Ethel Merman, Dick Shawn ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1963-11-07
10.

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
11.

The Haunting

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Fay Compton, Rosalie Crutchley, Lois Maxwell, Valentine Dyall, Diane Clare, Ronald Adam ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1963-08-21
12.

Jason and the Argonauts

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Jason, a fearless sailor and explorer, returns to his home land of Thessaly after a long voyage to claim his rightful throne. He learns, however, that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. To do so, he must embark on an epic quest fraught with fantastic monsters and terrible perils.

Starring: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith, Niall MacGinnis, Michael Gwynn, Douglas Wilmer, Jack Gwillim, Honor Blackman, John Cairney ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1963-06-19
13.

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
14.

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
15.

The Pink Panther

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for the Tyrolean Alps, where the famous Lugashi jewel 'The Pink Panther' is going to be. However, he does not know who The Phantom really is, or for that matter who anyone else really is...

Starring: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Brenda De Banzie, Colin Gordon, John Le Mesurier, James Lanphier, Guy Thomajan, Michael Trubshawe ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1963-12-18
16.

McLintock!

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Ageing, wealthy, rancher and self-made man, George Washington McLintock is forced to deal with numerous personal and professional problems. Seemingly everyone wants a piece of his enormous farmstead, including high-ranking government men, McLintock's own sons and nearby Native Americans. As McLintock tries to juggle his various adversaries, his wife—who left him two years previously—suddenly returns. But she isn't interested in George; she wants custody of their daughter.

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Jack Kruschen, Chill Wills, Yvonne De Carlo, Jerry Van Dyke, Edgar Buchanan, Bruce Cabot ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1963-11-12
Best Movies of 1963 : Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
17.

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
18.

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
19.

The Raven

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help.

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court, Olive Sturgess, Jack Nicholson, John Dierkes, Connie Wallace, William Baskin, Aaron Saxon ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-01-25
20.

The Nutty Professor

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Henry Gibson, Richard Kiel, Del Moore, Norman Alden, Howard Morris, Elvia Allman, Milton Frome, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1963-06-04
21.

Dinner for One

4.7
7.9/10 IMDB

A very old woman wants to have dinner with her friends. As they are all dead, the butler has to play the role of every guest.

Starring: Freddie Frinton, May Warden, Heinz Piper ..
Directed by: Franco Marazzi, Heinz Dunkhase
Release date: 1963-06-08
Best Movies of 1963 : Living Doll
22.

Living Doll

4.6
8.7/10 IMDB

A man (Telly Savalas) finds himself being actually physically threatened by his stepdaughter's (Tracy Stratford) new talking doll (voiced by June Foray).

Starring: Telly Savalas, Mary LaRoche, Tracy Stratford, Rod Serling, June Foray ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1963-11-01
23.

Tom Jones

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Tom loves Sophie and Sophie loves Tom. But Tom and Sophie are of differering classes. Can they find a way through the mayhem to be true to love?

Starring: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, David Tomlinson, Freda Jackson, Jack MacGowran, Lynn Redgrave ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Release date: 1963-08-24
24.

King Kong vs. Godzilla

4.6
5.7/10 IMDB

US version. The re-edited John Beck version of the film: released outside of Japan and restructured with new footage of American actors centering around a news report plot not present in the original. Eric Carter of United Nation News is joined by Dr. Arnold Johnson as a prehistoric monster emerges from hibernation while a pharmaceutical company seeks publicity with their own monster.

Starring: Harry Holcombe, Michael Keith, James Yagi, Byron Morrow, Les Tremayne, Bruce Mason, Paul Howard, Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki ..
Directed by: Ishir? Honda, Thomas Montgomery
Release date: 1963-06-26
25.

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
26.

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
27.

The Haunted Palace

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

A warlock burned at the stake comes back and takes over the body of his great grandson to take his revenge on the descendents of the villages that burned him.

Starring: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell, Leo Gordon, Elisha Cook Jr., John Dierkes, Milton Parsons, Cathie Merchant, Guy Wilkerson ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-08-28
Best Movies of 1963 : Zapruder Film of the Kennedy Assassination
28.

Zapruder Film of the Kennedy Assassination

4.3
7.8/10 IMDB

The Zapruder film is a silent 8mm color motion picture shot by Abraham Zapruder with a Bell & Howell home-movie camera, as United States President John F. Kennedy's motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963- Capturing on film the assassination of the president. In 1994, the Zapruder film footage was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for permanent preservation in the National Film Registry.

Starring: John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Connally, Lee Harvey Oswald ..
Directed by: Abraham Zapruder
Release date: 1963-11-22
29.

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze, Kathryn Hart, John Dierkes, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-07-13
Best Movies of 1963 : Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination
30.

Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

President John F. Kennedy is shown riding in an open-top car with his wife and several others, waving at crowds on the sidewalk. He is hit by a bullet and clutches his throat as the others react with surprise. Another shot hits Kennedy in the head and he collapses. A Secret Service agent runs up to the car, and Mrs. Kennedy climbs onto the trunk to pull him aboard as the car speeds away.

Starring: Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy ..
Directed by: Abraham Zapruder
Release date: 1963-11-22
Best Movies of 1963 : Transylvania 6-5000
31.

Transylvania 6-5000

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs is given a room for the night at the castle of Count Bloodcount in Transylvania.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ben Frommer, Julie Bennett ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-11-30
32.

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
Best Movies of 1963 : Zapruder Film of the Kennedy Assassinaton
33.

Zapruder Film of the Kennedy Assassinaton

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

The Zapruder Film is a silent 8mm color motion picture sequence shot by Abraham Zapruder with a Bell & Howell camera, as United States President John F. Kennedy's motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. Unexpectedly, Zapruder's camera ended up capturing the President's assassination. In 1994, the Zapruder film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for permanent preservation in the National Film Registry.

Starring: John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Connally, Clint Hill ..
Directed by: Abraham Zapruder
Release date: 1963-11-23
34.

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
Best Movies of 1963 : A Stitch in Time
35.

A Stitch in Time

3.9
7.0/10 IMDB

An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal ammount of chaos, Pitkin finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane accident. Pitkin decides to help.

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde, Jeanette Sterke, Wanda Ventham, Marianne Stone, Vera Day, Jill Melford, Glyn Houston, Ernest Clark ..
Directed by: Robert Asher
Release date: 1963-12-01
36.

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
37.

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
38.

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
39.

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
40.

The Thrill of It All

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A housewife's sudden rise to fame as a soap spokesperson leads to chaos in her home life.

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Zasu Pitts, Elliott Reid, Herbie Faye, Alice Pearce, Burt Mustin ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1963-07-17
41.

Donovan's Reef

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

'Guns' Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and 'Boats' Gilhooley, until Dedham's high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise.

Starring: John Wayne, Elizabeth Allen, Lee Marvin, Cesar Romero, Mike Mazurki, Jack Warden, Jacqueline Malouf, Cherylene Lee, Jeffrey Byron, Dorothy Lamour ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1963-06-12
42.

Summer Magic

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Disney musical about Mother Carey, a Bostonian widow and her three children who move to Maine. Postmaster Osh Popham helps them move into a run-down old house and fixes it up for them. It's not entirely uninhabited, though; the owner, a Mr. Hamilton, is a mysterious character away in Europe, but Osh assures them he won't mind their living there, since he won't be coming home for a long time yet. The children and a cousin who comes to live with them have various adventures before an unexpected visitor shows up

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives, Deborah Walley, Eddie Hodges, Una Merkel, James Mathers, Peter Brown, Wendy Turner, James Stacy ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1963-07-07
43.

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 Movies of 1963 : The Victors
44.

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 Movies of 1963 : A Jolly Bad Fellow
45.

A Jolly Bad Fellow

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

An English professor decides that there are too many useless people in the world and invents a gas that will kill them off. But first they'll at least have a good laugh.

Starring: Leo McKern, Janet Munro, Maxine Audley, Dennis Price, Miles Malleson, Mervyn Johns, Leonard Rossiter, Jennifer White ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1963-11-01
46.

Move Over, Darling

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes when swept off her lifeboat, her body never recovered. Fast forward five years. Nicholas, wanting to move on with his life, has Ellen declared legally dead. Part of that moving on includes getting remarried, this time to a young woman named Bianca Steele, who, for their honeymoon, he plans to take to the same Monterrey resort where he and Ellen spent their honeymoon. On that very same day, Ellen is dropped off in Los Angeles by the Navy, who rescued her from the South Pacific island where she was stranded for the past five years. She asks the Navy not to publicize her rescue nor notify Nicholas as she wants to do so herself.

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Don Knotts, Elliott Reid, Edgar Buchanan, John Astin, Pat Harrington, Jr. ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1963-12-19
47.

The Incredible Journey

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Starring: Émile Genest, John Drainie, Sandra Scott, Jan Rubeš, Tommy Tweed, Syme Jago, Marion Finlayson, Ronald Cohoon, Robert Christie, Beth Lockerbie ..
Directed by: Fletcher Markle
Release date: 1963-11-20
Best Movies of 1963 : Toys in the Attic
48.

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
Best Movies of 1963 : Scorpio Rising
49.

Scorpio Rising

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A gang of Nazi bikers prepares for a race as sexual, sadistic, and occult images are cut together.

Starring: Bruce Byron, Bruce Byron, Ernie Allo, Steve Crandell, Johnny Dodds, Bill Dorfman, Nelson Leigh, Ernie Allo, Bruce Byron, Frank Carifi ..
Directed by: Kenneth Anger
Release date: 1963-10-07
50.

The List of Adrian Messenger

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Adrian Messenger, a famous writer, asks his friend Anthony Gethryn, a former British agent, to help him investigate the whereabouts of the people who appear on a list, without asking him the reason why he should do so.

Starring: George C. Scott, Dana Wynter, Clive Brook, Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, John Merivale, Gladys Cooper ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1963-05-23

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