Best Music Movies of 1965

1.

The Sound of Music

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

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.

Help!

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

An obscure Eastern cult that practices human sacrifice pursues Ringo after he unkowingly puts on a ceremonial ring (that, of course, won't come off). On top of that, a pair of mad scientists, members of Scotland Yard, and a beautiful but dead-eyed assassin all have their own plans for the Fab Four.

Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear, John Bluthal, Patrick Cargill ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1965-07-29
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3.

My Name Is Barbra

3.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Barbra Streisand's first television special, featuring a medley of her hit songs, such as "People," "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "My Man."

Starring: Barbra Streisand ..
Directed by: Joe Layton, Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1965-04-28
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4.

The Debussy Film

3.5
8.0/10 IMDB

An actor is playing Claude Debussy in a film about the composer's life, and finds himself identifying with his subject very closely.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Vladek Sheybal, Annette Robertson, Vernon Dobtcheff ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1965-05-18
5.

Girl Happy

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby, Joby Baker, Nita Talbot, Mary Ann Mobley, Fabrizio Mioni, Jimmy Hawkins, Jackie Coogan ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1965-04-14
6.

Beach Blanket Bingo

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei.

Starring: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Donna Loren, Marta Kristen, Linda Evans, Timothy Carey ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1965-04-14
7.

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

2.8
4.7/10 IMDB

When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.

Starring: Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Brian Donlevy, Harvey Lembeck, Beverly Adams, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Marianne Gaba, Buster Keaton, The Kingsmen ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1965-07-14
Best Music Movies of 1965 : Catch Us If You Can
8.

Catch Us If You Can

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide to head to an island to get away from it all (bringing along four of Steve's friends, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Denis West Payton, and Rick Huxley, who -- surprise! -- play music with him). Before long, Dinah is reported missing and everyone is looking for her, making their getaway anything but tranquil.

Starring: Dave Clark, Barbara Ferris, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Denis Payton, Clive Swift, David Lodge, Robin Bailey, Yootha Joyce ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1965-08-18
9.

Harum Scarum

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

Johnny Tyronne, action movie star and ladies man, is travelling through the Middle East on a goodwill tour to promote his latest movie, "Sands of the Desert". Once he arrives, however, he is kidnapped by a gang of assassins who were so impressed with his on-screen adventures that they want to hire him to carry out an assassination for them.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries, Michael Ansara, Jay Novello, Phillip Reed, Theo Marcuse, Billy Barty, Dirk Harvey, Jack Costanzo ..
Directed by: Gene Nelson
Release date: 1965-11-24
10.

I'll Take Sweden

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

Bob Holcomb will do anything to stop his daughter JoJo from tying the knot with her lazy boyfriend, even move her all the way to Sweden! But once they're "safely" out of the country, JoJo falls for a sly Swedish playboy.

Starring: Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld, Frankie Avalon, Dina Merrill, Jeremy Slate, Rosemarie Frankland, Walter Sande, John Qualen, Peter Bourne, Fay DeWitt ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1965-06-18

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