Best Thriller 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.

Lord of the Flies

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led by the pragmatic Ralph and the other by militaristic Jack -- their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing examination of human nature and a chilling conclusion.

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman, Nicholas Hammond, Peter Davy ..
Directed by: Peter Brook
Release date: 1963-08-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1963 : Escape from Hell Island
3.

Escape from Hell Island

0.0
3.8/10 IMDB

The plot concerns a Key West charter boat captain persuaded to help smuggle Cuban refugees to Florida. When a refugee is killed while escaping, he loses his license and becomes involved with a married woman, whose jealous husband wants him dead.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Jack Donner, Linda Gaye Scott, David Aldrich, Louis Oquendo, Russell Smith Jr., Mercedes Marlowe ..
Directed by: Mark Stevens
Release date: 1963-07-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1963 : The Man Who Finally Died
4.

The Man Who Finally Died

0.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Joe Newman, a naturalised Briton, is telephoned by his German father, whom he believed long dead, at the same time as a funeral is taking place in Bavaria - with his father's name on the coffin. His investigation in Bavaria reveals startling facts and the obstruction he meets makes him suspect foul play.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Mai Zetterling, Eric Portman, Nigel Green, Georgina Ward, Niall MacGinnis, Barbara Everest, Alfred Burke, James Ottaway ..
Directed by: Quentin Lawrence
Release date: 1963-12-01
5.

The Great Escape

0.0
8.2/10 IMDB

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

Starring: James Garner, Donald Pleasence, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, David McCallum, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Angus Lennie, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1963-06-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1963 : 13 Frightened Girls
6.

13 Frightened Girls

0.0
5.2/10 IMDB

While attending a Swiss school for diplomats' daughters, the teenage daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.

Starring: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Charlie Briggs, Norma Varden, Garth Benton, María Cristina Servera, Janet Mary Prance, Penny Anne Mills ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1963-09-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1963 : Violent Midnight
7.

Violent Midnight

0.0
5.5/10 IMDB

An axe murderer is loose in a small New England town.

Starring: Lee Philips, Shepperd Strudwick, Jean Hale, Dick Van Patten, James Farentino, Lorraine Rogers, Margot Hartman, Kaye Elhardt, Sylvia Miles, Mike O'Dowd ..
Directed by: Richard Hilliard
Release date: 1963-05-22
8.

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

0.0
6.7/10 IMDB

The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results.

Starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze, Kathryn Hart, John Dierkes, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-07-13
9.

The Madmen of Mandoras

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A group of Nazi survivors save Hitler's brain keeping it alive in a huge jar hooked up to a machine. The Nazis plan to release a deadly gas destroying all life on the planet. To ensure their success they kidnap Professor Coleman the only man on the planet with the antidote to the poison gas.

Starring: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland, Marshall Reed, Scott Peters, Keith Dahle, Dani Lynn, Nestor Paiva, Pedro Regas ..
Directed by: David Bradley
Release date: 1963-11-13
10.

The Mind Benders

0.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can be convinced to act against their strongest feelings. So he agrees to be the subject in an experiment in which others will try to make him stop loving his wife.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Keen, Norman Bird, Michael Bryant, Harold Goldblatt, Edward Fox, Terry Palmer ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1963-02-01

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