Best Movies of 1964

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Best Movies of 1964
Best Movies of 1964
TOP Movies: Mary Poppins (1964), A Hard Day's Night (1964), My Fair Lady (1964), Goldfinger (1964), Becket (1964), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Zulu (1964), Seven Days in May (1964), Father Goose (1964), Topkapi (1964), Fail-Safe (1964), Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), The Pawnbroker (1964), Marnie (1964), Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), Zorba the Greek (1964), A Shot in the Dark (1964), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), The Killers (1964), Send Me No Flowers (1964).
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List of Best Movies

 7.8
 171K
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, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: magic, nanny, female protagonist, mischievous children, imagination, kite, disney, banker, brother sister relationship, levitation, child's point of view, adventure ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: london, england, united kingdom, europe, east end london ...
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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: witty, humorous, feel good, psychedelic, not serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: the beatles, music, rock and roll, backstage, artists and showbiz, musician, culture clash, fame, train, lifestyle, rock, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, britain, europe
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 7.8
 95K
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, light, romantic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, high society, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, class differences, love story, culture clash, etiquette, aristocracy, bet, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s, victorian era, 1930s
Place: london, england, ancient greece, europe, united kingdom
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 7.7
 189K
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: sexy, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, british secret service, golf, gold, race against time, secret agents, car chase, 007, car, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, kentucky, england, geneva switzerland, florida ...
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
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: political, funny, cerebral, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, satire, military, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, u.s. president, nuclear threat, end of the world, president, nuclear, general, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., russia, ussr
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 7.8
 15K
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, sexy, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, religion, medieval, british history, martyr, murder, betrayal, christian, politics, royal family, clergy, bishop ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
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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: atmospheric, talky, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, bus, hotel, redemption, church, iguana, clergy, bishop, priest, self discovery, tour guide, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, usa, virginia, texas, latin america ...
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 7.7
 39K
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, epic, suspense, factual, psychological ...
Plot: siege, war, british army, british colonialism, military, british empire, human spirit, battles, survival, soldier, native, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
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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: political, suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, secret service, u.s. air force, espionage, betrayal, terrorism, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
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 7.3
 11K
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: sexy, feel good, humorous, witty, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, war, stranded on an island, adventure, romance, boat, stranded, imaginary friend, u.s. navy, school, holiday ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, san francisco, pacific ocean
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 7.0
 10K
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: sexy, suspenseful, clever, suspense, affectionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, caper, museum, con artists, theft, femme fatale, crimes, art theft, acrobat, cat burglar, emerald, alter ego ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: greece, istanbul turkey, turkey, europe
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 8.0
 22K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, political, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, politics, nuclear war, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, nuclear holocaust, bomber, military, race against time, nuclear, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, moscow russia ...
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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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: insanity, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, female villain, crimes, aging, whodunit, mental disorder, small town, camp, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1964
Place: louisiana, southern usa, usa
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 7.7
 10K
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: heartbreaking, realistic, emotional, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, holocaust survivor, survival, concentration camp, life philosophy, redemption, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, germany, poland, harlem ...
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 7.1
 49K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, psychology, thief, kleptomania, obsession, romance, blackmail, marital rape, robbery, mysterious character, cons and scams, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, new jersey, maryland, usa ...
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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: suspense, sexy, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, occult, ransom, crime gone awry, crimes, family in danger, claustrophobia, medium, mystery, corruption, adaptation ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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Zorba the Greek (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Style: philosophical, sexy, sad, bleak, cerebral ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dancing, bittersweet, culture clash, life & death, writers, death, suicide, prejudice, summer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, crete, europe, macedonia, new orleans
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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: funny, atmospheric, witty, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, investigation, farce, crimes, mystery, who done it, female nudity, whodunit, inspector, comic hero, brutality, camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: christmas special, touching, fairy tale, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, imaginary kingdom, reindeer, winter, lion, toys, island, dentist, family, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 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, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, tragic hero, sword fight, battlefield, betrayal, battles, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics ...
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
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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, twists and turns, sexy, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, heist, betrayal, corruption, femme fatale, murder, crimes, crime gone awry, death, investigation, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, miami
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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: sexy, humorous, clever, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friend, married couple, hypochondriac, infidelity, romance, suburbs, love, misunderstanding, doctor, comedy of errors, husband wife relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: future, 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, california, new jersey
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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: disturbing, dark, sexy, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, hospital, pedophilia, small town, prostitution, nurse, marriage proposal, abortion, pedophile, murder, pimp, sexual abuse ...
Time: year 1963, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1964
Place: venice, usa, switzerland
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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: sexy, humorous, feel good, funny, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fishing, screwball, romance, farce, fiance fiancee relationship, contest, british, existentialism, fish, friendship, distopia, doctors ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, california, ireland, san francisco
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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: political, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: african american, discrimination, drug addiction, racism, family relations, interracial relations, chase, manhood, family problems, social relations, couples, troublemaker ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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 7.8
 16K
The Train (1964)
Genre: Action, 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, cynical, bleak, tense ...
Plot: world war two, train, french resistance, war, sabotage, saboteur, art, german, art theft, railway, painting, nazi ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, paris france, germany, berlin germany, poland ...
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What a Way to Go! (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, retro ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: curse, love, widow, nightclub, taxi, money, millionaire, loss of husband, horse ranch, businessman, satire, death of husband ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, courtroom drama, whodunit, murder, strangulation, murder mystery, mystery, false accusation, dishonesty, legal, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, year 1951, 50s
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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: semi serious, exciting, surreal, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, magic, yeti, librarian, pagan, small town, chinaman, save the day, secret identity, superhuman powers, supernatural, young heroes ...
Place: arizona, usa
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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: realistic, serious, cynical, political, rough ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, election campaign, corrupt politician, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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