1962

Film Decades: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • The 300 Spartans – directed by Rudolph Maté, starring Ralph Richardson, Richard Egan, Diane Baker
  • Abhijan (The Expedition), directed by Satyajit Ray – (India)
  • Advise & Consent – directed by Otto Preminger, starring Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Burgess Meredith, Eddie Hodges, Paul Ford, George Grizzard, Inga Swenson, & Betty White
  • Alaverdoba, directed by Giorgi Shengelaia
  • All Fall Down – directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Eva Marie Saint & Warren Beatty
  • All Night Long, starring Patrick McGoohan and Richard Attenborough – (U.K.)
  • All Souls’ Day (Zaduszki) – (Poland)
  • The Amphibian Man (Chelovek-amfibiya) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Asli-Naqli (Real and Fake), starring Dev Anand – (India)
  • Atraco a las tres (Robbery at 3 O’Clock) – (Spain)
  • An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no aji), directed by Yasujirō Ozu – (Japan)
  • Baat Ek Raat Ki (A Tale of One Night), starring Dev Anand – (India)
  • Bachelor Flat – directed by Frank Tashlin, starring Terry-Thomas, Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, & Celeste Holm
  • Bees Saal Baad – (India)
  • Big and Little Wong Tin Bar – starring Jackie Chan & Sammo Hung – Hong Kong
  • Billy Budd – directed by & starring Peter Ustinov, with Robert Ryan & Terence Stamp, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers, John Neville, David McCallum
  • Billy Rose’s Jumbo – directed by Charles Walters, starring Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, & Martha Raye
  • Birdman of Alcatraz – directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas
  • Boccaccio ’70 – directed by Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Vittorio De Sica, & Luchino Visconti, starring Anita Ekberg & Sophia Loren – anthology – Italy
  • Bon Voyage! – directed by James Neilson, starring Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Deborah Walley, Tommy Kirk, & Kevin Corcoran
  • The Boys, directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Richard Todd – (U.K.)
  • Boys’ Night Out – directed by Michael Gordon, starring Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall, Janet Blair, Patti Page, Anne Jeffreys, Jessie Royce Landis, Oscar Homolka, Howard Duff, & Howard Morris
  • The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, starring Virginia Leith
  • The Bread of Those Early Years (Das Brot der frühen Jahre) – (West Germany)
  • Os Cafajestes (The Unscrupulous Ones) – (Brazil)
  • Cape Fear – directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Telly Savalas
  • Carnival of Souls** – directed by Herk Harvey
  • Carry On Cruising, starring Sid James and Kenneth Williams – (U.K.)
  • Cartouche, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale – (France/Italy)
  • The Chapman Report – directed by George Cukor, starring Jane Fonda, Shelley Winters, Claire Bloom, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
  • Chased by the Dogs (El less wal kilab) – (Egypt)
  • Cléo from 5 to 7 – directed by Agnès Varda – France
  • The Condemned of Altona – directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring Sophia Loren & Maximilian Schell – Italy
  • Confessions of an Opium Eater – starring Vincent Price
  • Convicts 4 – starring Ben Gazzara, Stuart Whitman, Vincent Price, Ray Walston, Sammy Davis Jr.
  • The Counterfeit Traitor – directed by George Seaton, starring William Holden
  • Crooks Anonymous – directed by Ken Annakin, starring Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, & Julie Christie
  • David and Lisa, starring Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin
  • The Day of the Triffids, starring Howard Keel – UK
  • Days of Wine and Roses – directed by Blake Edwards, starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman
  • Le Doulos (The Finger Man), directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo – France
  • Dr. No – directed by Terence Young, starring Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Ursula Andress – UK
  • The Easy Life (Il sorpasso), directed by Dino Risi, starring Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant – (Italy)
  • Eclipse (L’Eclisse), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti – (Italy/France)
  • Electra, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, starring Irene Papas – (Greece)
  • Escape from East Berlin, directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Don Murray
  • Experiment in Terror, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Ross Martin
  • The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador), directed by Luis Buñuel – (Mexico)
  • Family Diary (Cronaca familiare), starring Marcello Mastroianni – (Italy)
  • Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules
  • Five Finger Exercise – directed by Daniel Mann, starring Rosalind Russell
  • Five Miles to Midnight – directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Sophia Loren
  • Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Follow That Dream, starring Elvis Presley, Arthur O’Connell, Joanna Moore
  • The Four Days of Naples (Le Quattro giornate di Napoli) – (Italy)
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Yvette Mimieux
  • Freud: The Secret Passion – directed by John Huston, starring Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks
  • Gay Purr-ee – an animated musical with the voices of Judy Garland & Mel Blanc
  • Gigot – directed by Gene Kelly, starring Jackie Gleason
  • A Girl Named Tamiko – directed by John Sturges, starring Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen, Martha Hyer, Gary Merrill, Michael Wilding, & Miyoshi Umeki
  • Girls! Girls! Girls!, starring Elvis Presley
  • Gorath – directed by Ishirō Honda – Japan
  • The Grim Reaper – directed by Bernardo Bertolucci – Italy
  • Gypsy – directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden, Natalie Wood
  • Gundamma Katha, starring N.T. Rama Rao – (India)
  • Guns of Darkness – directed by Anthony Asquith, starring David Niven & James Robertson Justice – UK
  • H.M.S. Defiant directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Alec Guinness & Dirk Bogarde – UK
  • Half Ticket, starring Kishore Kumar and Madhubala – (India)
  • Harakiri – directed by Masaki Kobayashi – Japan
  • Hatari! – directed by Howard Hawks, starring John Wayne, Red Buttons, Hardy Krüger, Elsa Martinelli
  • Hell is for Heroes – directed by Don Siegel, starring Steve McQueen & Bobby Darin
  • Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man – directed by Martin Ritt, starring Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet, Paul Newman
  • Hero’s Island – directed by Leslie Stevens, starring James Mason, Neville Brand, Kate Manx, Rip Torn, Warren Oates, & Brendan Dillon
  • Hombre de la esquina rosada (Man on Pink Corner) – (Argentina)
  • The Horizontal Lieutenant – directed by Richard Thorpe, starring Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Jack Carter, Jim Backus, Charles McGraw, & Miyoshi Umeki
  • House of Women, starring Shirley Knight and Constance Ford
  • How the West Was Won – directed John Ford, Henry Hathaway, & Gregory Marshall, starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Carroll Baker, George Peppard and more
  • Hussar Ballad (Gusarskaya ballada) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Hussar of the Dead (El Húsar de la Muerte), (Restored, originally released in 1925) – (Chile)
  • If a Man Answers, starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee
  • In Search of the Castaways – directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Hayley Mills & Maurice Chevalier
  • In the Affirmative (L’Amour avec des si), directed by Claude Lelouch – (France)
  • In the French Style, starring Jean Seberg
  • The Inspector – directed by Mark Robson, starring Dolores Hart
  • The Intruder – directed by Roger Corman, starring William Shatner
  • The Iron Maiden, starring Anne Helm and Jeff Donnell
  • It Happened in Athens – directed by Andrew Marton, starring Jayne Mansfield – Greece/United States
  • It’s Only Money, directed by Frank Tashlin. starring Jerry Lewis and Joan O’Brien
  • Ivan’s Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Jessica, starring Angie Dickinson
  • La Jetée, directed by Chris Marker – (France)
  • Jigsaw, starring Jack Warner – (U.K.)
  • Jules and Jim – directed by François Truffaut, starring Jeanne Moreau & Oskar Werner – (France)
  • Kanchanjangha, directed by Satyajit Ray – (India)
  • Kid Galahad, starring Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Charles Bronson
  • A Kind of Loving, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Alan Bates – UK
  • King Kong vs. Godzilla, directed by Ishirō Honda – Japan
  • Knife in the Water (Nóż w wodzie), directed by Roman Polanski – (Poland)
  • The L-Shaped Room – directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Leslie Caron & Tom Bell – UK
  • Lawrence of Arabia – directed by David Lean, starring Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, José Ferrer – UK/US
  • Light in the Piazza – directed by Guy Green, starring Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, & Barry Sullivan
  • Lisa (aka The Inspector), starring Stephen Boyd – (U.S./U.K.)
  • Life for Ruth, starring Patrick McGoohan and Michael Craig – (U.K.)
  • Lolita – directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Tom Courtenay – (U.K.)
  • Lonely are the Brave – directed by David Miller, starring Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy, Carroll O’Connor
  • Lonely Boy, a documentary about Paul Anka – (Canada)
  • Long Day’s Journey into Night – directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Katharine Hepburn
  • The Longest Day – starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger and more
  • Love at Twenty – a film in 5 segments directed by François Truffaut, Shintaro Ishihara, Andrzej Wajda, Renzo Rossellini, & Marcel Ophüls
  • Love on a Pillow – directed by Roger Vadim, starring Brigitte Bardot – France
  • Lulu, directed by Rolf Thiele, starring Nadja Tiller – (Austria)
  • Madison Avenue, starring Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Eleanor Parker
  • Mafioso, starring Alberto Sordi – (Italy)
  • The Magnificent Concubine (Yang Kwei Fei) – (Hong Kong)
  • The Main Attraction, starring Pat Boone
  • Mamma Roma, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, starring Anna Magnani – (Italy)
  • The Man of Gold (Az aranyember) – (Hungary)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Edmond O’Brien, Woody Strode
  • The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Leslie Parrish, Angela Lansbury
  • March on Rome (La marcia su Roma), starring Ugo Tognazzi and Vittorio Gassman – (Italy)
  • Merrill’s Marauders – directed by Samuel Fuller, starring Jeff Chandler & Ty Hardin
  • The Miracle Worker – directed by Arthur Penn, starring Anne Bancroft & Patty Duke
  • Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol – TV movie
  • Mix Me a Person, directed by Leslie Norman, starring Anne Baxter, Donald Sinden and Adam Faith – (U.K.)
  • Mondo Cane
  • Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation – directed by Henry Koster, starring James Stewart & Maureen O’Hara
  • Moon Pilot, starring Tom Tryon
  • The Music Man – directed by Morton DaCosta, starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Paul Ford, Ron Howard
  • Mutiny on the Bounty – directed by Lewis Milestone & Carol Reed (uncredited), starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn & Tarita
  • My Geisha – directed by Jack Cardiff, starring Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Robert Cummings, & Yôko Tani
  • My Life to Live – directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Anna Karina – France
  • Night of the Eagle, starring Janet Blair
  • Nine Days in One Year (9 dney odnogo goda) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Notorious Landlady – directed by Richard Quine. starring Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, & Fred Astaire
  • On the Beat, starring Norman Wisdom – (U.K.)
  • Only Two Can Play, starring Peter Sellers
  • O Pagador de Promessas (The Keeper of Promises), directed by Anselmo Duarte – (Brazil)
  • Panic in Year Zero!, starring Ray Milland and Frankie Avalon
  • Period of Adjustment – directed by George Roy Hill, starring Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, Anthony Franciosa, Lois Nettleton
  • Phaedra, directed by Jules Dassin, starring Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins – (Greece)
  • The Phantom of the Opera, starring Herbert Lom – (U.K.)
  • The Pigeon That Took Rome – directed by Melville Shavelson, starring Charlton Heston
  • Pitfall (Otoshiana) – (Japan)
  • Pontius Pilate – directed by Gian Paolo Callegari & Irving Rapper, starring Jean Marais, Jeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone
  • Premature Burial – directed by Roger Corman, starring Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Heather Angel
  • Pressure Point – directed by Hubert Cornfield & Stanley Kramer (uncredited), starring Sidney Poitier & Bobby Darin
  • Pretty Foe by Esmail Koushan (Iran)
  • Professor, starring Shammi Kapoor – (India)
  • Redhead (Die Rote or La rossa) – (West Germany/Italy)
  • Requiem for a Heavyweight – directed by Ralph Nelson, starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris
  • Revenge of the Snakes (Yılanların öcü) – (Turkey)
  • Ride the High Country – directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Joel McCrea & Randolph Scott
  • The Road to Hong Kong – directed by Norman Panama, starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, & Joan Collins
  • Roaring Years (Anni ruggenti), starring Nino Manfredi – (Italy)
  • Rome Adventure, starring Angie Dickinson and Suzanne Pleshette
  • Der rote Rausch (The Red Intoxication), starring Klaus Kinski – (Austria)
  • Safe at Home!, starring Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
  • Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (King, Queen and Slave), starring Meena Kumari and Guru Dutt – (India)
  • Salvatore Giuliano, directed by Francesco Rosi – (Italy)
  • Sanjuro – directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune – Japan
  • Satan Never Sleeps – directed by Leo McCarey, starring William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen, Athene Seyler, & Martin Benson
  • Sergeants 3 – directed by John Sturges, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop
  • Shaheed, starring Musarrat Nazir, Talish, Allauddin, Ejaz, Saqi (Pakistani film on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict)
  • Something’s Got to Give – directed by George Cukor, starring Marilyn Monroe & Dean Martin unfinished
  • The Spiral Road – directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, & Geoffrey Keen
  • State Fair – directed by José Ferrer, starring Pat Boone, Tom Ewell, Ann-Margret, Pamela Tiffin, Bobby Darin
  • The Suitor (Le Soupirant) – (France)
  • Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de ville d’Avray), starring Hardy Krüger and Nicole Courcel – (France)
  • Sweet Bird of Youth – directed by Richard Brooks, starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Rip Torn
  • A Symposium on Popular Songs, a Disney animation
  • Tales of Terror – directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone
  • The Tale of Zatoichi (Zatōichi monogatari), directed by Kenji Misumi – (Japan)
  • The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (Zoku Zatōichi Monogatari), starring Shintaro Katsu – (Japan)
  • Taras Bulba – directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Yul Brynner & Tony Curtis
  • Tender Is the Night – directed by Henry King, starring Jennifer Jones
  • Term of Trial, starring Laurence Olivier and Simone Signoret – (U.K.)
  • That Touch of Mink – directed by Delbert Mann, starring Cary Grant & Doris Day
  • Thérèse Desqueyroux, starring Emmanuelle Riva and Philippe Noiret – (France)
  • Term of Trial – directed by Peter Glenville, starring Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Sarah Miles, Terence Stamp, Hugh Griffith, Roland Culver, Dudley Foster, & Thora Hird
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Gregory Peck
  • Tobacco (Tyutyun) – (Bulgaria)
  • Too Late Blues – directed by John Cassavetes, starring Bobby Darin & Stella Stevens
  • Tower of London – directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price
  • The Trial – directed by and starring Orson Welles with Anthony Perkins & Jeanne Moreau – France/Italy/West Germany
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc – directed by Robert Bresson – France
  • Tudor – Romania
  • Two for the Seesaw – directed by Robert Wise, starring Shirley MacLaine & Robert Mitchum
  • Two Half Times in Hell (Két félidő a pokolban), directed by Zoltán Fábri – (Hungary)
  • Two Weeks in Another Town – directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, George Hamilton, Cyd Charisse
  • The Vanishing Corporal (Le Caporal épinglé), directed by Jean Renoir, starring Jean-Pierre Cassel and Claude Brasseur – (France)
  • A Very Private Affair – directed by Louis Malle, starring Brigitte Bardot – (France)
  • A View from the Bridge (Vu du Pont), directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Raf Vallone – (France/Italy)
  • Walk on the Wild Side – directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda
  • The Waltz of the Toreadors, directed by John Guillermin, starring Peter Sellers, Dany Robin, Margaret Leighton, Prunella Scales
  • War of the Buttons (La Guerre des boutons) – (France)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis & Joan Crawford
  • Who’s Got the Action? – directed by Daniel Mann, starring Dean Martin & Lana Turner
  • The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, starring Laurence Harvey and Claire Bloom
  • Zorro the Avenger
  • Zotz! – directed by William Castle, starring Tom Poston