Best Movies of 1964

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Best Movies of 1964
Best Movies of 1964
TOP Movies: Mary Poppins (1964), My Fair Lady (1964), Goldfinger (1964), A Hard Day's Night (1964), Becket (1964), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Seven Days in May (1964), Father Goose (1964), Zulu (1964), Fail-Safe (1964), Topkapi (1964), The Pawnbroker (1964), Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Marnie (1964), Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), The Naked Kiss (1964), The Killers (1964).
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List of Best Movies

 7.8
 163K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, imagination, family, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
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 7.8
 89K
My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, high society, opposites attract, love and romance, bet, fish out of water, aristocracy, culture clash, rise to the top, social differences, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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.
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear, anti war, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, president, military base, weirdo, captain, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942, 1960s
Place: soviet union, ussr, pentagon, russia
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 7.7
 179K
Goldfinger (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laser, secret agents, golf, spy, espionage, chase, murder, gadget, gold, pilot, surveillance, cia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: kentucky, england, switzerland, usa, europe ...
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: the beatles, backstage, culture clash, artists and showbiz, generation gap, fame, music, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, press conference, shaving ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 7.8
 14K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, dishonesty, state affairs, rise and fall, religions or cults, church, friends, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, vatican ...
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, bus, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee ...
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, political thriller ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, military, secret service, political conspiracy, race against time, white house, revolution, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: russia, pentagon, el paso texas, ussr, soviet union ...
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 7.4
 10K
Father Goose (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, radio, romance, adventure, war, airplane, escapades, danger, love and romance, rescue, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco, germany
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 7.7
 37K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, exciting, psychological, serious, epic ...
Plot: siege, british army, british empire, military, human spirit, battles, native, soldier, war, survival, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
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 8.0
 21K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, cold war, atomic bomb, control room, politics, military, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, military life, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, moscow russia ...
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 7.0
 9K
Topkapi (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted dagger of the Mehmed II from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: museum, heist, caper, femme fatale, dagger, theft, crime, crimes, cat burglar, greek, gain trust, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
Place: greece, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, family relations, maid, delusion, female killer, rivalry, woman in danger, death, recluse, southern belle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
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A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, realistic ...
Plot: murder, farce, investigation, maid, butler, who done it, mystery, crimes, crime, superior, disorder, police detective ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.1
 47K
Marnie (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: horse, honeymoon, suicide attempt, psychology, robbery, thief, blackmail, kleptomania, obsession, romance, cons and scams, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, philadelphia, maryland, usa, virginia ...
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, mental illness, seance, stillbirth, medium, family in danger, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, cons and scams, missing person ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old Chinese man rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.
Style: exciting, surreal, offbeat, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, circus, loch ness monster, magic, youth, young heroes, rivalry, save the day, imaginary, superhuman powers, adventure, good versus evil ...
Place: arizona, usa
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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, imaginary kingdom, toys, island, christmas, dentist, winter, reindeer, snowman, family, adventure, good versus evil ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 80s
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, police, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, usa
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 7.0
 8K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: neo noir, stylized, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, femme fatale, robbery, crimes, crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, miami, california
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 7.8
 15K
The Train (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, painting, train travel, train ride, train, german, art theft, train crash, french resistance, war, confined, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe, poland ...
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Send Me No Flowers (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At one of his many visits to his doctor, hypochondriac George Kimball mistakes a dying man's diagnosis for his own and believes he only has about two more weeks to live. Wanting to take care of his wife Judy, he doesn't tell her and tries ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, romance, suburbs, hypochondriac, dishonesty, nothing goes right, hopes, love and romance, suburban life, couple relations, doctors and patients, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, new jersey, tokyo
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Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town
Style: suspense, biting, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, gas station, nightclub, infidelity, mistaken identity, piano lesson, playboy, small town, romance, solace, disorder, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, san francisco, london ...
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Murder Most Foul (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation. The third Miss Marple film starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, courtroom drama, murder, strangulation, agatha christie, false accusation, mystery, murder mystery, legal investigation, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1951, 50s
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Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rock Hudson is Roger Willoughby, a renowned fishing expert, who, unbeknownst to his friends, co-workers, or boss, has never cast a line in his life. One day, he crosses paths with Abigail Paige (Paula Prentiss), a sweetly annoying girl who has just ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: contest, fiance fiancee relationship, fishing, screwball, romance, contests and competitions, sport, workplace, rivalry, goofy hero, nothing goes right, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, ireland, england
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 7.3
 5K
Dead Ringer (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, murder, dishonesty, vengeance, infidelity, siblings relations, sleazy, couples, family relations, lookalikes, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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Nothing But a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: discrimination, family relations, pursuit, interracial relations, unfulfillment, society, misfit, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, southern usa, united states
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 7.6
 3K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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