Best Thriller Movies of 1964

1.

Fail Safe

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Larry Hagman, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Dan O'Herlihy, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Janet Ward ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1964-10-07
2.

The Train

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. The station master, Labiche, is tasked with scheduling the train and making it all happen smoothly but he is also part of a dwindling group of resistance fighters tasked with preventing the theft. He and others stage an elaborate ruse to keep the train from ever leaving French territory.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Simon, Wolfgang Preiss, Albert Rémy, Charles Millot, Richard Münch, Jean-Pierre Zola ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1964-09-24
3.

Seven Days in May

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

A U.S. Army colonel alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam, Andrew Duggan, Hugh Marlowe, Whit Bissell, Helen Kleeb ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1964-02-12
4.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, Wesley Addy, William Campbell, Bruce Dern ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1964-12-15
5.

Marnie

5.3
7.2/10 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: 1964-07-09
6.

Dead Ringer

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey, Jean Hagen, George Macready, Estelle Winwood, George Chandler, Mario Alcalde, Cyril Delevanti ..
Directed by: Paul Henreid
Release date: 1964-02-19
7.

36 Hours

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

Starring: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters, John Banner, Celia Lovsky, Russell Thorson, Alan Napier, Oscar Beregi Jr., Ed Gilbert ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1964-11-26
8.

Murder Most Foul

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank, Megs Jenkins, Dennis Price, Ralph Michael, Stringer Davis, Francesca Annis, James Bolam ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-03-01
9.

Murder Ahoy

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

During an annual board of trustees meeting, one of the trustees dies. Miss Marple thinks he’s been poisoned after finding a chemical on him. She sets off to investigate at the ship where he had just come from. The fourth and final film from the Miss Marple series starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Lionel Jeffries, Charles Tingwell, William Mervyn, Henry Oscar, Joan Benham, Nicholas Parsons, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-06-01
10.

Nightmare

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.

Starring: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden, Brenda Bruce, George A. Cooper, Irene Richmond, Timothy Bateson, Elizabeth Dear, Clytie Jessop, John Welsh ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1964-02-28

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