Best Music Movies of 1966

1.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Starring: Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Annette Andre, Michael Hordern, Leon Greene, Roy Kinnear, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1966-10-16
Best Music Movies of 1966 : Evening Primrose
2.

Evening Primrose

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A young poet gets the brilliant idea to live in a department store, hiding by day, and courting his muse by night where it's quiet, and he can have all his needs met. But, to his surprise, he learns his brilliant idea's not exactly original; there are other residents who dodge the night watchmen, and who keep their existence secret at all costs. And one of them is a young woman who wants to leave, but is too frightened to go. And Charles finds that he wants to show her the larger world outside.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Charmian Carr, Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Margaret Bannerman, Margaret Barker, Leonard Elliott, Michael Meola, Dorothy Sands, Margaretta Warwick ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1966-11-16
3.

The Man Called Flintstone

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

In this feature-length film based on the "Flintstones" TV show, secret agent Rock Slag is injured during a chase in Bedrock. Slag's chief decides to replace the injured Slag with Fred Flintstone, who just happens to look like him. The trip takes Fred to Paris and Rome, which is good for Wilma, Barney, and Betty, but can Fred foil the mysterious Green Goose's evil plan for a destructive missile without letting his wife and friends in on his secret?

Starring: Paul Frees, Harvey Korman, Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gerry Johnson, June Foray, Gerry Johnson, Don Messick, Janet Waldo ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1966-08-03
4.

Color Me Barbra

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Barbra Streisand's second television special, aired in 1966 just after the singer-songwriter had completed a successful Broadway run of hit show 'Funny Girl'. Streisand sings surrounded by animals in a circus dream sequence and wanders the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a moody eight-minute piece. Filmed in spectacular colour, this companion piece to her first special is one for the ages. The vibrant colours become a metaphor for imagination, inventiveness, fantasy, and sheer brilliance.

Starring: Barbra Streisand ..
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1966-03-30
5.

The Singing Nun

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Belgian nun Sister Ann is sent to another order where she's at first committed to helping troubled souls, like Nichole and little Dominic. When Father Clementi hears Sister Ann's uplifting singing style, he takes her to a talent contest. Sister Ann is signed to a record deal and everyone is listening to her lighthearted songs. She is unprepared for her newfound fame (like appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show) and unwanted side effects, including a wrongful attraction to an old friend.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead, Chad Everett, Katharine Ross, Ed Sullivan, Joyce van der Veen, Ricky Cordell, Michael Pate ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1966-03-17
Best Music Movies of 1966 : A Man Called Adam
6.

A Man Called Adam

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.

Starring: Sammy Davis Jr., Ossie Davis, Cicely Tyson, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra Jr., Peter Lawford, Mel Tormé, Lola Falana, Jeanette Du Bois, Johnny Brown ..
Directed by: Leo Penn
Release date: 1966-03-16
7.

Spinout

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall, Deborah Walley, Jack Mullaney, Will Hutchins, Warren Berlinger, Jimmy Hawkins, Carl Betz ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1966-12-14
8.

Frankie and Johnny

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Johnny is a riverboat entertainer with a big gambling problem. After a fortune-teller tells Johnny how he can change his luck, the appearance of a new 'lady luck' soon causes a cat fight with Johnny's girlfriend, Frankie.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan, Nancy Kovack, Robert Strauss, Audrey Christie, Anthony Eisley, Joyce Jameson, Sue Ane Langdon, Larri Thomas ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1966 : The Velvet Underground and Nico
9.

The Velvet Underground and Nico

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

The film depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground including Nico, and is essentially one long loose improvisation.

Starring: Lou Reed, Nico, John Cale, Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Mary Woronov, Ari Boulogne, Sterling Morrison, Stephen Shore, Maureen Tucker ..
Directed by: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Release date: 1966-02-08
Best Music Movies of 1966 : Paradise, Hawaiian Style
10.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Blacklisted by the major airlines for endlessly chasing female staff, pilot Rick Richards returns to Hawaii to set up a helicopter charter company with his friend Danny. Having a girl on every island is a good way to get business but it becomes clear that romance and flying don't always mix.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Marianna Hill, Donna Butterworth, Irene Tsu, Linda Wong, Julie Parrish ..
Directed by: Michael D. Moore
Release date: 1966-06-15

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