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Movies: Popular Movies of 1965

Movies in chronological context: 1965 (MCMLXV)was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1965th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 965th year of the 2nd millennium, the 65th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1960s decade. ()

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For a Few Dollars More(1965)

R
| 2h 12min | Western
4.0/5 (with 935 votes)

Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.

The Sound of Music(1965)

3.8/5 (with 873 votes)

A tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Thunderball(1965)

PG
| 2h 10min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 522 votes)

A criminal organization has obtained two nuclear bombs and are asking for a 100 million pound ransom in the form of diamonds in seven days or they will use the weapons. The secret service sends James Bond to the Bahamas to once again save the world.

Doctor Zhivago(1965)

PG-13
| 3h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.8/5 (with 240 votes)

Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other yet because of their current situation cannot find a way be together.

Repulsion(1965)

NR
| 1h 45min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 218 votes)

In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.

Pierrot le Fou(1965)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 169 votes)

Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

A Charlie Brown Christmas(1965)

3.8/5 (with 142 votes)

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Directed by Bill Melendez

The Sucker(1965)

1h 51min | Comedy, Crime
3.7/5 (with 139 votes)

In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it happens to be filled with such contraband as stolen money, jewelry and drugs, the involuntary and unwitting companions in crime soon attract all but recreational attention from the "milieu".

Fantomas Unleashed(1965)

3.3/5 (with 111 votes)

In the second episode of the trilogy Fantômas kidnaps distinguished scientist professor Marchand with the aim to develop a super weapon that will enable him to menace the world. Fantômas is also planning to abduct a second scientist, professor Lefebvre.

The Gendarme in New York(1965)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 107 votes)

The second installment of Gendarmes series, tells the story of Sergeant Cruchot (Louis De Funes), who, together with his faithful comrades, has been sent to the International Congress of Gendarmerie in N.Y.

Alphaville(1965)

3.6/5 (with 92 votes)

An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.

The Ipcress File(1965)

1h 49min | Thriller, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 67 votes)

Sly and dry intelligence agent, Harry Palmer is tasked with investigating British Intelligence security, and is soon enmeshed in a world of double-dealing, kidnap and murder when he finds a traitor operating at the heart of the secret service.

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The Flight of the Phoenix(1965)

2h 22min | Adventure
3.7/5 (with 67 votes)

A cargo aircraft crashes in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for a replacement aircraft they will build to escape before their food and water run out.

Help!(1965)

G
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 67 votes)

An obscure Eastern cult that practices human sacrifice pursues Ringo after he unkowingly puts on a ceremonial ring (that, of course, won't come off). On top of that, a pair of mad scientists, members of Scotland Yard, and a beautiful but dead-eyed assassin all have their own plans for the Fab Four.

The Gospel According to Matthew(1965)

2h 17min | History, Drama
3.8/5 (with 62 votes)

The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini - With Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante, Mario Socrate, Giorgio Agamben, Francesco Leonetti, ...

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!(1965)

PG-13
| 1h 23min | Action, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 61 votes)

Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become house guests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own.

Directed by Russ Meyer - With Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Susan Bernard, Stuart Lancaster, Ray Barlow, ...

The Cincinnati Kid(1965)

NR
| 1h 42min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 59 votes)

An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

The Great Race(1965)

PG
| 2h 40min | Adventure, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 58 votes)

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.

Red Beard(1965)

3h 5min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 58 votes)

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but Red Beard proves a wise and patient teacher. He gradually introduces his student to the unglamorous side of the profession, ultimately assigning him to care for a prostitute rescued from a local brothel.

The Sons of Katie Elder(1965)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Western
3.6/5 (with 57 votes)

The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their father in a card game with which he was shortly murdered there after but not before getting through the troubles that come with the Elders name.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold(1965)

1h 52min | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 53 votes)

British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Juliet of the Spirits(1965)

2h 28min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 48 votes)

Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information -- and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer.

Cat Ballou(1965)

NR
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Western
3.4/5 (with 47 votes)

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Battle of the Bulge(1965)

NR
| 2h 47min | Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 47 votes)

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures(1965)

1h 35min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 45 votes)

The film consists of three independent parts: "Workmate", "Déjà vu" and "Operation Y". The plot follows the adventures of Shurik (alternative spelling — Shourick), the naive and nerdy Soviet student who often gets into ludicrous situations but always finds a way out very neatly. "Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures" was a hit movie and became the leader of Soviet film distribution in 1965.

Von Ryan's Express(1965)

NR
| 1h 57min | Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
3.6/5 (with 44 votes)

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.

Simon of the Desert(1965)

45min | Comedy, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 42 votes)

Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Planet of the Vampires(1965)

3.3/5 (with 40 votes)

In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Galliot lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers the crashed Argos - and learns that her crew died fighting each other! Investigating further, the explorers come to realize the existence of a race of bodiless aliens that seek to escape from their dying world.

The Hill(1965)

2h 3min | Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 40 votes)

North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.

Don Camillo in Moscow(1965)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 38 votes)

The village of mayor Peppone and Don Camillo, after much dispute, gets assigned a sister village in Russia. When Peppone and his comrades decide to attend the ceremony on the other side of the iron curtain, Don Camillo wants to join. Peppone is strictly against this but after Don Camillo threatens him to disclose information about an earlier side step the mayor agrees. Don Camillo arranges for false papers: He is now comrade Tarocci. Only Peppone and the other villagers know who he really is. In Russia the agenda includes various cultural events: Ballet, Opera, a fishing competition and various parties...

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