Best Mystery Movies of 1965

1.

The Ipcress File

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Sly and dry intelligence agent, Harry Palmer is tasked with investigating British Intelligence security, and is soon enmeshed in a world of double-dealing, kidnap and murder when he finds a traitor operating at the heart of the secret service.

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson, Aubrey Richards, Frank Gatliff, Thomas Baptiste, Oliver MacGreevy, Freda Bamford ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1965-03-18
2.

The Collector

4.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country house. Still unable to make himself at ease socially, he starts to plan on acquiring a girl friend - in the same manner as he collects butterflies. He prepares the cellar of the house to be a collecting jar, and stalks his victim over several days.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore, Edina Ronay ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1965-06-17
3.

Bunny Lake Is Missing

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Martita Hunt, Anna Massey, Clive Revill, Finlay Currie, Noël Coward, Lucie Mannheim, Adrienne Corri ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1965-10-03
4.

Mirage

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?

Starring: Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Weston, Leif Erickson, Walter Abel, George Kennedy, Robert H. Harris, Anne Seymour ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1965-10-29
5.

That Darn Cat!

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wrist watch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Frank Gorshin, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1965-12-02
6.

Ten Little Indians

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion.When the host doesn't show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha Christie-style.It is based on Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the most-printed books of all time.

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Dennis Price, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Daliah Lavi, Mario Adorf, Marianne Hoppe ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1965-05-11
7.

A Study in Terror

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every apparently meaningless detail. He guesses right the victims must be street whores, and doesn't need long to work his way trough a pawn shop, an aristocratic family's stately home, a hospital and of course the potential suspects and (even unknowing) witnesses who are the cast of the gradually unraveled story of the murderer and his motive.

Starring: John Neville, Barbara Windsor, Judi Dench, Barry Jones, Robert Morley, Edina Ronay, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Anthony Quayle, Adrienne Corri ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1965-10-01
8.

I Saw What You Did

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Teenage friends Kit and Libby make prank phone calls for fun but then find themselves involved in a brutal double murder committed by one of their targets.

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson, Sara Lane, Andi Garrett, Sharyl Locke, Patricia Breslin, John Archer, John Crawford, Joyce Meadows ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1965-07-21
9.

Fanatic

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Donald Sutherland, Maurice Kaufmann, Yootha Joyce, Gwendolyn Watts, Robert Dorning, Philip Gilbert ..
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Release date: 1965-03-21
10.

The Alphabet Murders

3.1
5.4/10 IMDB

The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.

Starring: Tony Randall, Anita Ekberg, Robert Morley, Maurice Denham, Sheila Allen, Drewe Henley, Clive Morton, Austin Trevor, Guy Rolfe, James Villiers ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1965-12-26

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