Best Romance Movies of 1963

1.

Charade

5.7
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
2.

Irma la Douce

5.4
7.4/10 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
3.

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
4.

The Nutty Professor

4.8
6.7/10 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
5.

Tom Jones

4.6
6.5/10 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
6.

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
7.

Love with the Proper Stranger

3.8
7.4/10 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
8.

The Thrill of It All

3.7
7.0/10 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
9.

Move Over, Darling

3.7
7.0/10 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. Nicky, 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 Nicky 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
10.

Donovan's Reef

3.6
6.9/10 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

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