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Movies: Popular Movies of 1963

Movies in chronological context: 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade. ()

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The Sword in the Stone(1963)

G
| 1h 19min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 736 votes)

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

The Birds(1963)

PG-13
| 1h 59min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 711 votes)

Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught, with the feathered fiends inexplicably attacking people all over Bodega Bay.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, Charles McGraw, ...

From Russia with Love(1963)

PG
| 1h 55min | Action, Thriller, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 540 votes)

Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.

Directed by Terence Young - With Daniela Bianchi, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Shaw, ...

The Great Escape(1963)

NR
| 2h 52min | Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
4.0/5 (with 493 votes)

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates 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.

Directed by John Sturges - With Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, ...

8 1/2(1963)

NR
| 2h 18min | Fantasy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 313 votes)

With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.

Directed by Federico Fellini - With Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk, Barbara Steele, ...

Charade(1963)

3.9/5 (with 234 votes)

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?

Directed by Stanley Donen - With Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Ned Glass, ...

The Pink Panther(1963)

PG
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 170 votes)

The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for Switzerland, where the famous Lugashi jewel 'The Pink Panther' is going to be. However, he does not know who The Phantom really is, or for that matter who anyone else really is...

Directed by Blake Edwards - With David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Claudia Cardinale, Riccardo Billi, ...

Lord of the Flies(1963)

PG-13
| 1h 32min | Thriller, Adventure, Drama
3.4/5 (with 113 votes)

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.

Directed by Peter Brook - With James Aubrey, Nicholas Hammond, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards

The Leopard(1963)

PG
| 3h 5min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 106 votes)

As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi, to marry Angelica, the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.

Directed by Luchino Visconti - With Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Romolo Valli, ...

Cleopatra(1963)

G
| 4h 8min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 105 votes)

Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony (Richard Burton), who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor (Roddy McDowall) has other plans.

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck - With Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Martin Landau, Hume Cronyn, ...

The Haunting(1963)

G
| 1h 52min | Mystery, Horror, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 103 votes)

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

Directed by Robert Wise - With Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Fay Compton, Lois Maxwell, ...

Contempt(1963)

NR
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 101 votes)

A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker is making a picture destined to bomb at the box office, he brings in a screenwriter to energize the script. The professional intersects with the personal when a rift develops between the writer and his wife.

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard - With Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Giorgia Moll, Fritz Lang, Jean-Luc Godard, ...

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World(1963)

G
| 2h 43min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 100 votes)

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

Directed by Stanley Kramer - With Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine, Ethel Merman, ...

Jason and the Argonauts(1963)

3.6/5 (with 94 votes)

Jason, a fearless sailor and explorer, returns to his home land of Thessaly after a long voyage to claim his rightful throne. He learns, however, that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. To do so, he must embark on an epic quest fraught with fantastic monsters and terrible perils.

Directed by Don Chaffey - With Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith, Nigel Green, ...

High and Low(1963)

2h 22min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 88 votes)

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa - With Toshirō Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isao Kimura, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kyōko Kagawa, ...

Crooks in Clover(1963)

1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.9/5 (with 79 votes)

An aging gangster, Fernand Naudin is hoping for a quiet retirement when he suddenly inherits a fortune from an old friend, a former gangster supremo known as the Mexican. If he is ambivalent about his new found wealth, Fernand is positively nonplussed to discover that he has also inherited his benefactor’s daughter, Patricia. Unfortunately, not only does Fernand have to put up with the thoroughly modern Patricia and her nauseating boyfriend, but he also had to contend with the Mexican’s trigger-happy former employees, who are determined to make a claim.

Directed by Georges Lautner - With Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Jean Lefebvre, Francis Blanche, Venantino Venantini, Robert Dalban, ...

The Nutty Professor(1963)

3.4/5 (with 61 votes)

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who 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.

Directed by Jerry Lewis - With Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Kathleen Freeman, Del Moore, Med Flory, Howard Morris, ...

Black Sabbath(1963)

1h 35min | Horror
3.6/5 (with 55 votes)

Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on the living.

Directed by Mario Bava - With Michèle Mercier, Lydia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon, Susy Andersen, Glauco Onorato, ...

The Silence(1963)

1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 55 votes)

Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen during their stay. Anna provokes her sister by enjoying a dalliance with a local man, while the boy, left to himself, has a series of enigmatic encounters that heighten the growing air of isolation.

Directed by Ingmar Bergman - With Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten, Eduardo Gutiérrez

Irma la Douce(1963)

3.8/5 (with 55 votes)

Nester Patou, a naive police officer, is transferred to the red light district in Paris and organizes a raid on a dodgy hotel running as a brothel - inadvertently disrupting the corrupt system of the police and the pimps union, and netting his station superior. Fired from his job, Nester goes to the local bar for a drink and befriends a pretty young lady named Irma la Douce. Upon realizing she is a prostitute, Nester invents a crazy scheme to keep her from seeing other men.

Directed by Billy Wilder - With Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell, Grace Lee Whitney, Herschel Bernardi, ...

Winter Light(1963)

1h 20min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 52 votes)

A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.

Directed by Ingmar Bergman - With Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow, Allan Edwall, Olof Thunberg, ...

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow(1963)

3.8/5 (with 51 votes)

Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. Adelina sells black-market cigarettes in Naples, is married to the unemployed Carmine, and faces a jail sentence. She can avoid it as long as she's pregnant. Several years and seven children later, Carmine is exhausted, so jail looks inescapable as does her contempt for Carmine. In Milan, Anna drives a Rolls, is bored, and picks up a writer. She talks dreamily of running off with him until he dents her car; that gets her emotional attention. Mara, a Roman call girl, turns the head of a naive seminarian, prompting a run-in with his granny and a vow of abstinence. Mara's fizzy lover from Bologna grows impatient.

Directed by Vittorio De Sica - With Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè, Agostino Salvietti, Tecla Scarano, Carlo Croccolo, ...

Shock Corridor(1963)

1h 41min | Drama, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation -- and gradually loses his mind.

Directed by Samuel Fuller - With Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Philip Ahn, Chuck Roberson, ...

Hud(1963)

NR
| 1h 52min | Action, Drama, Western
3.8/5 (with 44 votes)

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains, "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner.".

Directed by Martin Ritt - With Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde, Whit Bissell, John Ashley, ...

The Raven(1963)

G
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
3.3/5 (with 39 votes)

A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

Directed by Roger Corman - With Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court, Jack Nicholson, John Dierkes, ...

McLintock!(1963)

2h 7min | Western
3.4/5 (with 35 votes)

George Washington McLintock, 'GW' to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also surprised to see that his wife Katherine has also returned. She had left him some years before without really explaining what he done but she does make the point of saying that she's returned to take their daughter back to the State Capitol with her. GW is highly respected by everyone around him including the farmers who are pouring into the territories with free grants of land and the Indians who are under threat of being relocated to another reservation. Between his wife, his headstrong daughter, the crooked land agent and the thieving government Indian agent, GW tries to keep the peace and do what is best for everyone.

Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, James Edward Grant, John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Yvonne De Carlo, ... - With John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Yvonne De Carlo, Stefanie Powers, Edgar Buchanan, ...

Le Doulos(1963)

1h 48min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
3.8/5 (with 31 votes)

A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end of this brutal, twisting, and multilayered policier, who will be left to trust?

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville - With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, Michel Piccoli, Charles Bayard, Charles Bouillaud, ...

The Servant(1963)

1h 56min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 31 votes)

A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...

Directed by Joseph Losey - With Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Wendy Craig, Patrick Magee, Harold Pinter, ...

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes(1963)

3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

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. From the director who gave you Swamp Women, The Wasp Woman, and The Beast with a Million Eyes!

Directed by Roger Corman - With Ray Milland, Harold J. Stone, Don Rickles, Dick Miller, John Hoyt, John Dierkes, ...

The Fire Within(1963)

1h 48min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 27 votes)

Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.

Directed by Louis Malle - With Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau, Alexandra Stewart, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Alain Mottet, ...
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