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Movies: Popular Movies of 1964

Movies in chronological context: 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1964th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 964th year of the 2nd millennium, the 64th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1960s decade. ()

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb(1964)

PG
| 1h 35min | Drama, Comedy, War
4.1/5 (with 1,994 votes)

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

Mary Poppins(1964)

G
| 2h 19min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 1,797 votes)

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

A Fistful of Dollars(1964)

R
| 1h 39min | Western
4.0/5 (with 1,432 votes)

The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.

Goldfinger(1964)

PG
| 1h 50min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,255 votes)

Special agent 007 comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the world's economy.

My Fair Lady(1964)

G
| 2h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love, Music
3.8/5 (with 441 votes)

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

Marnie(1964)

3.6/5 (with 348 votes)

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.

Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez(1964)

1h 29min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 284 votes)

The ambitious police officer Cruchot is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with crimes such as persistent nude swimming, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling them her father was a millionaire and owned a yacht in the harbor.

Fantomas(1964)

NR
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Crime, Adventure, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 246 votes)

Fantômas is a man of many disguises. He uses maquillage as a weapon. He can impersonate anyone using an array of masks and can create endless confusion by constantly changing his appearance.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg(1964)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 226 votes)

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

A Hard Day's Night(1964)

G
| 1h 28min | Music, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 220 votes)

Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band have to use all their guile and wit to avoid the pursuing fans and press to reach their scheduled television performance, in spite of Paul's troublemaking grandfather and Ringo's arrest.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer(1964)

3.7/5 (with 182 votes)

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea...

Directed by Larry Roemer

Band of Outsiders(1964)

3.9/5 (with 175 votes)

Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or frolicsome romps through the Louvre. Eventually, their romantic view of outlaws pushes them to plan their own heist, but their inexperience may send them out in a blaze of glory -- which could be just what they want.

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Zulu(1964)

NR
| 2h 18min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.7/5 (with 167 votes)

In 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, man-of-the-people Lt. Chard and snooty Lt. Bromhead are in charge of defending the isolated and vastly outnumbered Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes.

Marriage Italian Style(1964)

NR
| 1h 42min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 165 votes)

In Naples, in the Second World War, the wolf businessman Domenico Soriano meets the seventeen years old whore Filumena Marturano in a brothel during an allied bombing. Two years later, in the post-war, they meet each other by chance and begin a long affair. For twenty-two years, Filumena is his mistress and administrates his shops in Naples while Domenico is traveling. When Domenico decides to marry the young cashier of his bakery, Filumena lures him as if she were near to death and he marries her. Later he annuls their matrimony, and she tells him that she has three sons that she raised secretly, one of them is his legitimate son but she does not disclose his identity. The middle-age Domenico uses the most different subterfuges trying to find which teenager might be his son.

A Shot in the Dark(1964)

PG
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 160 votes)

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.

Red Desert(1964)

NR
| 1h 57min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 128 votes)

Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo. Ugo's old pal, Corrado, shows up in town on a business trip and is more sensitive to Giuliana's anxieties. They begin an affair, but it does little to quell Giuliana's existential fears, and her mental state rapidly deteriorates.

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni - With Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Xenia Valderi, Beppe Conti, Giovanni Lolli, Rita Renoir, ...

The Last Man on Earth(1964)

3.4/5 (with 124 votes)

When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Woman in the Dunes(1964)

2h 27min | Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 111 votes)

An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.

Zorba the Greek(1964)

NR
| 2h 22min | Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 110 votes)

An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Fail Safe(1964)

NR
| 1h 52min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.9/5 (with 108 votes)

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.

Kwaidan(1964)

3h 3min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
3.9/5 (with 105 votes)

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior's reflection in his teacup.

Onibaba(1964)

NC-17
| 1h 45min | Horror, Drama
3.9/5 (with 105 votes)

While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman and her daughter-in-law survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi. The mother disapproves and, when she can't steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai.

Blood and Black Lace(1964)

1h 28min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 99 votes)

Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug addiction, begin to come to light. It turns out that Isabella had kept a diary detailing these vices, and now almost every employee becomes nervous.

That Man from Rio(1964)

1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 99 votes)

French military man Adrien Dufourquet gets an eight-day furlough to visit his fiancée, Agnès. But when he arrives in Paris, he learns that her late father's partner, museum curator Professor Catalan, has just been kidnapped by a group of Amazon tribesmen who have also stolen a priceless statue from the museum. Adrien and Agnès pursue the kidnappers to Brazil, where they learn that the statue is the key to a hidden Amazon treasure.

The Train(1964)

NR
| 2h 13min | Thriller, War
3.8/5 (with 90 votes)

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.

The Masque of the Red Death(1964)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, Horror
3.4/5 (with 88 votes)

A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.

Mothra vs. Godzilla(1964)

3.6/5 (with 87 votes)

Journalists Ichiro Sakai and Junko cover the wreckage of a typhoon when an enormous egg is found and claimed by greedy entrepreneurs. Mothra's fairies arrive and are aided by the journalists in a plea for its return. As their requests are denied, Godzilla arises near Nagoya and the people of Infant Island must decide if they are willing to answer Japan's own pleas for help.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte(1964)

2h 13min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 76 votes)

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

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster(1964)

NR
| 1h 32min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 76 votes)

A meteor lands in Kurobe Valley as detective Shindo is assigned to protect Princess Salno from assassination. She emerges under the guise of a Venusian prophetess and catches the attention of journalist Naoko and Mothra's fairies by predicting a powerful space monster's arrival. The infant Mothra must convince Godzilla and Rodan to set aside their hatred of humanity or face the monster alone.

Paris When It Sizzles(1964)

3.2/5 (with 60 votes)

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.

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