Best Romance Movies of 1964


My Fair Lady

7.8/10 IMDB

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom, John Holland ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1964-10-21

The Night of the Iguana

7.6/10 IMDB

A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Starring: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Skip Ward, Mary Boylan, Grayson Hall, Cyril Delevanti, Gladys Hill, Emilio Fernández ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1964-08-06


7.1/10 IMDB

Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham, Alan Napier, Bob Sweeney, Milton Selzer, Henry Beckman, Edith Evanson ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1964-07-17

Father Goose

7.3/10 IMDB

During World War II, South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!

Starring: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good, Sharyl Locke, Pip Sparke, Verina Greenlaw, Stephanie Berrington, Jennifer Berrington, Laurelle Felsette ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1964-12-10

Kiss Me, Stupid

6.9/10 IMDB

While traveling home from Vegas, an amorous lounge singer named Dino gets conned by a local mechanic/songwriter into staying in town for the night. The mechanic's songwriting partner, Orville, offers Dino his home for overnight lodging and enlists a local waitress/call girl to pose as his wife in order to placate Dino's urges.

Starring: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, Cliff Osmond, Barbara Pepper, Skip Ward, Doro Merande, Bobo Lewis, Tom Nolan ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1964-12-18

Man's Favorite Sport?

7.1/10 IMDB

Roger Willoughby is a renowned fishing expert, who, unbeknownst to his friends, co-workers, or boss, has never cast a line in his life. One day, he crosses paths with Abigail Paige, a sweetly annoying girl who has just badgered his boss into signing Roger up for an annual fishing tournament.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver, Charlene Holt, Roscoe Karns, James Westerfield, Norman Alden, Forrest Lewis, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1964-01-31

Nothing But a Man

8.0/10 IMDB

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Starring: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster, Martin Priest, Leonard Parker, Yaphet Kotto, Stanley Greene, Helen Lounck, Helene Arrindell ..
Directed by: Michael Roemer
Release date: 1964-12-27

Paris When It Sizzles

6.3/10 IMDB

Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time.

Starring: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières, Christian Duvaleix, Michel Thomass, Dominique Boschero, Evi Marandi, Noël Coward, Tony Curtis ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1964-03-16

Viva Las Vegas

6.3/10 IMDB

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, William Demarest, Nicky Blair, Cesare Danova, Teri Garr, Alean 'Bambi' Hamilton, Regina Carrol, Teri Garr, Ingeborg Kjeldsen ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1964-02-08

What a Way to Go!

6.9/10 IMDB

A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Cummings, Teri Garr, Jane Wald, Margaret Dumont ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1964-10-12

The Visit

7.4/10 IMDB

Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a multi-millionaire for a visit. The town lays out the red carpet expecting big things from Carla, only to learn that her sole purpose is to see Serge Miller killed...

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Irina Demick, Paolo Stoppa, Hans Christian Blech, Romolo Valli, Valentina Cortese, Claude Dauphin, Eduardo Ciannelli, Marco Guglielmi ..
Directed by: Bernhard Wicki
Release date: 1964-05-06

The Americanization of Emily

7.3/10 IMDB

American sailor Charlie Madison falls for a pretty Englishwoman while trying to avoid a senseless and dangerous D-Day mission concocted by a deranged admiral.

Starring: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn, Joyce Grenfell, Edward Binns, Liz Fraser, Keenan Wynn, William Windom, Alan Sues ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1964-10-27

Send Me No Flowers

6.9/10 IMDB

At one of his many visits to his doctor, hypochondriac George Kimball mistakes a dying man's diagnosis for his own and believes he only has about two more weeks to live. Wanting to take care of his wife Judy, he doesn't tell her and tries to find her a new husband. When he finally does tell her, she quickly finds out he's not dying at all (while he doesn't) and she believes it's just a lame excuse to hide an affair, so she decides to leave him.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Clint Walker, Patricia Barry, Paul Lynde, Hal March, Clive Clerk, Dave Willock, Aline Towne ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1964-10-14


6.8/10 IMDB

Vincent Bruce, a war veteran, begins working as an occupational therapist at Poplar Lodge, a private psychiatric facility for wealthy people where he meets Lilith Arthur, a charming young woman suffering from schizophrenia, whose fragile beauty captivates all who meet her.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter, Anne Meacham, Jessica Walter, Gene Hackman, James Patterson, Robert Reilly, René Auberjonois ..
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Release date: 1964-10-01

Sex and the Single Girl

6.4/10 IMDB

A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer, Fran Jeffries, Leslie Parrish, Edward Everett Horton, Larry Storch, Stubby Kaye ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1964-12-25

The Disorderly Orderly

6.3/10 IMDB

Poor Jerome Littlefield. He wants to be a doctor – but that's not exactly the perfect career choice when you're hopelessly squeamish. So he settles for the job of orderly at the Whitestone Sanitarium, a career move that's guaranteed to keep the patients – and viewers – in stitches!

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Karen Sharpe, Glenda Farrell, Everett Sloane, Kathleen Freeman, Del Moore, Alice Pearce, Milton Frome, Jack E. Leonard, Barbara Nichols ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1964-12-16


6.0/10 IMDB

After a singer loses his job at a coffee shop, he finds employment at a struggling carnival, but his attempted romance with a teenager leads to friction with her father.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, Sue Ane Langdon, Pat Buttram, Joan Staley, Dabbs Greer, Steve Brodie, Norman Grabowski ..
Directed by: John Rich
Release date: 1964-11-11
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : The Moon-Spinners

The Moon-Spinners

6.5/10 IMDB

Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her brother Stratos, recently back from London. But then there is nice English lad Mark to make friends with, at least until Stratos and his pal take a shot at him one night. When Nikky helps him hide she finds the Greeks are after her too.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Peter McEnery, Joan Greenwood, Irene Papas, Pola Negri, John Le Mesurier, Sheila Hancock, Paul Stassino, André Morell ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1964-01-01

The Yellow Rolls-Royce

6.4/10 IMDB

Passion, intrigue, adventure, love... everything happens in The Yellow Rolls-Royce. One luxury automobile ties together three stories as it passes from owner to owner. In the first, an aristocrat with a penchant for the racetrack discovers his wife has a penchant for backseat amour. Then a moll takes a spin down lover's lane in the Rolls while her mobster boyfriend is busy rubbing out the competition. Finally, an imperious widow purchases the car and drives straight into danger as she helps an anti-fascist escape the Nazis.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Jeanne Moreau, George C. Scott, Omar Sharif, Alain Delon, Art Carney, Joyce Grenfell, Edmund Purdom ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1964-12-31

Invitation to a Gunfighter

6.3/10 IMDB

In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal, Alfred Ryder, Clifford David, Mike Kellin, Brad Dexter, Pat Hingle, Bert Freed, John A. Alonzo ..
Directed by: Richard Wilson
Release date: 1964-10-14
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Where Love Has Gone

Where Love Has Gone

6.1/10 IMDB

A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Mike Connors, Joey Heatherton, Jane Greer, DeForest Kelley, George Macready, Anne Seymour, Willis Bouchey, Walter Reed ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1964-11-02
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Goodbye Charlie

Goodbye Charlie

6.1/10 IMDB

When a cavorting Hollywood writer is killed by the angry husband of a woman he was having an affair with, he comes back as a spirit in the form of a beautiful woman and moves in with his/her best friend as a base operation for enacting sweet revenge.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, Joanna Barnes, Ellen Burstyn, Laura Devon, Martin Gabel, Roger C. Carmel, Harry Madden, Myrna Hansen ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1964-11-18
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Bikini Beach

Bikini Beach

5.4/10 IMDB

A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.

Starring: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Timothy Carey, Martha Hyer, Don Rickles, Harvey Lembeck, Stevie Wonder, Delores Wells, John Ashley, Jody McCrea ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1964-07-22
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : The Pleasure Seekers

The Pleasure Seekers

5.6/10 IMDB

A trio of gorgeous American tourists hope to find love while vacationing in Spain. Secretary Maggie Williams falls hard for a married newsman named Paul Barton while fighting off the advances of one of his employees. Singer Fran Hobson sets her sights on a handsome European doctor. And coed Susie Higgins receives an unexpected proposal from smooth-talking womanizer Emilio Lacaya.

Starring: Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Carol Lynley, Gardner McKay, Pamela Tiffin, Gene Tierney, Vito Scotti, André Lawrence, Isobel Elsom, Maurice Marsac ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1964-12-25

Pajama Party

4.9/10 IMDB

A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Elsa Lanchester, Harvey Lembeck, Jesse White, Jody McCrea, Buster Keaton, Bobbie Shaw Chance, Teri Garr, Frankie Avalon ..
Directed by: Don Weis
Release date: 1964-11-11

Kissin' Cousins

5.2/10 IMDB

An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains and tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a look-alike cousin.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell, Jack Albertson, Pamela Austin, Cynthia Pepper, Yvonne Craig, Teri Garr, Donald Woods, Tommy Farrell ..
Directed by: Gene Nelson
Release date: 1964-03-06
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Wild and Wonderful

Wild and Wonderful

6.1/10 IMDB

Cognac, a pampered poodle and popular star on French television, creates marital problems for his pretty owner Giselle when he becomes jealous of her new husband.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Christine Kaufmann, Larry Storch, Pierre Olaf, Marty Ingels, Jacques Aubuchon, Sarah Marshall, Marcel Dalio, Jules Munshin, Marcel Hillaire ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1964-06-09
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Wonderful Life

Wonderful Life

5.3/10 IMDB

Cliff Richard and The Shadows are hired to star in a movie shot amid the lush tropical scenery of the Canary Islands. A sunny seaside spectacular, filled with romance, excitement and high spirits - not to mention a dozen musical numbers.

Starring: Cliff Richard, Walter Slezak, Susan Hampshire, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett, John Rostill, Melvyn Hayes, Richard O'Sullivan, Una Stubbs ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1964-06-03
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Guns of Diablo

Guns of Diablo

5.6/10 IMDB

14-year-old Kurt Russell plays Jamie, an orphaned boy heading westward with a wagon train. Charles Bronson is a wagon scout Linc Murdock, who runs into difficulties when he meets old flame Maria (Susan Oliver), who is now married to corrupt lawman Rance Macklin (Jan Merlin). The jealous Macklin has Murdock arrested, but Maria frees him, permitting Murdock and Jamie to embark on a new adventure involving a "lost" gold mine.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Susan Oliver, Kurt Russell, Jan Merlin, John Fiedler, Douglas Fowley, Rayford Barnes, Ron Hagerthy, Robert Carricart, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1964-10-04

Flight from Ashiya

5.3/10 IMDB

Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors from a murderous storm-tossed sea. As they head for their location, the film flashes back to chronicle the pasts of each pilot to make clear their mixed feelings about their upcoming assignment.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight, Danièle Gaubert, Eiko Taki, Joe Di Reda, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, E.S. Ince ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1964-03-25

For Those Who Think Young

5.1/10 IMDB

A wealthy young man tries to woo a university student, while her two uncles work to popularize a local club.

Starring: James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Paul Lynde, Tina Louise, Bob Denver, Woody Woodbury, Robert Middleton, Nancy Sinatra, Claudia Martini, Ellen Burstyn ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1964-06-01
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Olga's Girls

Olga's Girls

5.1/10 IMDB

Ruthless narcotics dealer and white slavery ring leader Olga keeps her harem of girls in line by hooking them on addictive drugs. Olga suspects an informant in their midst and uses various brutal methods of torture to weed out the squealer. Meanwhile, several of Olga's girls plot their revenge against Olga for her continual sadistic treatment of them.

Starring: Audrey Campbell, Dolly Simmons, Alice Denham, Cynthia Grey, Jane Hill, Ann Pepper, June Vega, Loloni Nocolo, Rita Barrie, Darlene Bennett ..
Directed by: Joseph P. Mawra
Release date: 1964-09-30
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : East of Sudan

East of Sudan

5.0/10 IMDB

A British soldier escapes from 1880s Khartoum and goes down the Nile river with a fellow soldier, a governess and the daughter of an emir.

Starring: Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Derek Fowlds, Jenny Agutter, Johnny Sekka ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1964-08-16
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens

Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens

4.1/10 IMDB

A rebel leader returns to his city for a final confrontation with the evil king he is fighting. However, he finds himself attracted to the king's beautiful niece.

Starring: Bruno Piergentili, Bella Cortez, Gordon Mitchell, Carla Calò, Amedeo Trilli ..
Directed by: Emimmo Salvi
Release date: 1964-12-18

Once Upon a Mattress

8.4/10 IMDB

Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, this television adaption of the 1959 Broadway hit was videotaped in black and white in front of a live audience and featured Burnett, Bova, Gilford, and White from the original Broadway cast, as well as new principals Bill Hayes as the Minstrel, Shani Wallis as Lady Larken and Elliott Gould (in his first appearance on any screen) as the Jester. Due to the reduced running time of 90 minutes, several songs and scenes were either cut or shortened. The conflict concerning Sir Harry and Lady Larkin was downplayed so that they were married in secret.

Starring: Carol Burnett, Jane White, Jack Gilford, Joseph Bova, Elliott Gould, Shani Wallis, Bill Hayes, Jack Fletcher, Kellie Brytt, Donna Monroe ..
Directed by: Joe Layton, Dave Geisel
Release date: 1964-06-03
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Sex and the College Girl

Sex and the College Girl

4.2/10 IMDB

This early 1960s film depicts the trivial pursuits and relationships of two college age girls on a weekend vacation to a luxury resort in Puerto Rico.

Starring: John Gabriel, Luana Anders, Charles Grodin, Julie Sommars, Richard Arlen, Valora Noland, William Kerwin, Víctor Santini, Jack Martin, Mary Ann Wasmer ..
Directed by: Joseph Adler
Release date: 1964-09-03
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate

8.0/10 IMDB

Abridged version of the classic Cole Porter musical.

Starring: Howard Keel, Patricia Morison, Millicent Martin, Eric Barker, Reginald Beckwith, Tony Adams, Irving Davies, Fred Evans, Danny Green, Janet Hall ..
Directed by: David Askey
Release date: 1964-04-20
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Light Fantastic

Light Fantastic

7.8/10 IMDB

In this romantic drama, a plain, lonely secretary wins three dance lessons. Her handsome instructor tells her that she is quite talented and cons her into signing a long-term contract. She soon finds herself in love with him, and an affair begins. The normally cold-hearted instructor is surprised when he finds himself genuinely returning her affections. Trouble ensues when she dances with another instructor who gives her exactly the same sales pitch.

Starring: Dolores McDougal, Barry Bartle, Jean Shepherd, Lesley Woods, Nicolas Coster, Drummond Erskine, Robert Mandan, Alan Bergmann ..
Directed by: Robert McCarty
Release date: 1964-01-01

Born of the Wind

6.9/10 IMDB

A tender and realistic story of a scientist who falls in love with a mummy he has restored to life.

Starring: Bob Cowan, Donna Kerness, George Kuchar, Spencer Lee Todd, Janice Jones ..
Directed by: Mike Kuchar
Release date: 1964-03-04
Best Romance Movies of 1964 : Suhagan


6.7/10 IMDB

Sharda, a college student and the daughter of a wealthy educationist, marries Vijay, a college professor, against her father's wishes. Things take a turn when Vijay meets with an accident.

Starring: Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Om Prakash, Indrani Mukherjee, Lata Sinha, Feroz Khan, David Abraham Cheulkar, Leela Chitnis, Nasir Hussain, Deven Verma ..
Directed by: K.S. Gopalakrishnan
Release date: 1964-02-26

Girl with Green Eyes

7.0/10 IMDB

Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Peter Finch, Lynn Redgrave, Arthur O'Sullivan, Julian Glover, Marie Kean, T. P. McKenna, Pat Laffan, Eileen Crowe, May Craig ..
Directed by: Desmond Davis
Release date: 1964-05-14

The Peaches

6.3/10 IMDB

A film fantasy concerning the adventures of a modern girl whose passion for peaches is eventu­ally replaced by a very different type of passion.

Starring: Juliet Harmer, Peter Ustinov, Tom Adams ..
Directed by: Michael Gill
Release date: 1964-01-01

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