1965

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 10th Victim (La decima vittima), starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress – (Italy/France)
  • 36 Hours, starring James Garner, Rod Taylor and Eva Marie Saint
  • The 317th Platoon (La 317e Section) – (France)
  • Abashiri Prison (Abashiri Bangaichi), starring Ken Takakura – (Japan)
  • Adventures of a Dentist (Pokhozhdyeniya zubnovo vracha), directed by Elem Klimov – (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Adventures of the Smurfs (Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs) – (Belgium)
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy – directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston & Rex Harrison
  • The Alphabet Murders, directed by Frank Tashlin, starring Tony Randall and Anita Ekberg
  • Alphaville (Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution), directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Eddie Constantine – Golden Bear winner – (France)
  • Always Further On (Tarahumara (Cada vez más lejos)) – (Mexico)
  • The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders, starring Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Angela Lansbury
  • The Art of Love, directed by Norman Jewison, starring James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Elke Sommer, Dick Van Dyke
  • Arzoo (Wish), starring Sadhana – (India)
  • The Ashes (Popioły), directed by Andrzej Wajda – (Poland)
  • Baby the Rain Must Fall, starring Steve McQueen and Lee Remick
  • Bad Girls Go to Hell, directed by Doris Wishman
  • Battle of the Bulge – directed by Ken Annakin, starring Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Ty Hardin, Pier Angeli
  • The Battle of the Villa Fiorita – directed by Delmer Daves, starring Maureen O’Hara, Rossano Brazzi, Olivia Hussey
  • Beach Blanket Bingo, directed by William Asher, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Don Rickles
  • The Bedford Incident – starring Richard Widmark & Sidney Poitier – (US/UK)
  • Behind the Mask of Zorro
  • Billie, starring Patty Duke
  • Black Humor
  • Black Wind (Viento negro) – (Mexico)
  • Boeing Boeing, starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis
  • La Bohème – West Germany
  • Brainstorm, directed by William Conrad, starring Anne Francis and Jeffrey Hunter
  • The Brigand of Kandahar, starring Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain
  • Bunny Lake Is Missing – directed by Otto Preminger, starring Laurence Olivier & Carol Lynley – (U.K.)
  • Bus Riley’s Back in Town, starring Ann-Margret and Michael Parks
  • The Camp Followers (Le soldatesse), starring Anna Karina – (Italy)
  • Carry On Cowboy, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale – (U.K.)
  • Casanova 70, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Virna Lisi – (Italy)
  • Cat Ballou – directed by Elliot Silverstein, starring Jane Fonda & Lee Marvin
  • Catch Us If You Can (.k.a. Having a Wild Weekend), starring The Dave Clark Five
  • Chronicle of a Boy Alone (Crónica de un niño solo) – (Argentina)
  • The Cincinnati Kid – directed by Norman Jewison, starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell
  • City Under the Sea – starring Vincent Price & Tab Hunter – aka War-Gods of the Deep
  • Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, starring Marshall Thompson and Betsy Drake
  • The Collector – directed by William Wyler, starring Terence Stamp & Samantha Eggar – (UK/US)
  • Cup Fever, starring Bernard Cribbins – (U.K.)
  • Curse of the Fly, starring Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Carole Gray
  • Darling, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Laurence Harvey, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie – (U.K.)
  • Dear Brigitte – directed by Henry Koster, starring James Stewart, Bill Mumy, Glynis Johns, Ed Wynn, Brigitte Bardot
  • A Devilish Homicide (Salinma) – (South Korea)
  • Die! Die! My Darling! (aka Fanatic), starring Tallulah Bankhead and Stefanie Powers
  • Dingaka, starring Stanley Baker – (South Africa)
  • Doctor Zhivago – directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness—winner of 5 Academy Awards – (U.K.)
  • Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine – starring Vincent Price & Frankie Avalon
  • Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee – (U.K.)
  • Dr. Who and the Daleks, starring Peter Cushing – (U.K.)
  • The Early Bird, starring Norman Wisdom – (U.K.)
  • The Family Jewels, starring Jerry Lewis
  • Fantômas se déchaîne (Fantômas Unleashed), starring Jean Marais – (France)
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! – directed by Russ Meyer
  • Ferry Cross the Mersey, starring Gerry and the Pacemakers – (U.K.)
  • Fists in the Pocket (I pugni in tasca) – (Italy)
  • The Flight of the Phoenix – directed by Robert Aldrich, starring James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Finch
  • For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood – (Italy)
  • Funny Things Happen Down Under, starring Olivia Newton-John – (Australia)
  • Il Gaucho, starring Vittorio Gassman and Nino Manfredi – (Italy/Argentina)
  • Genghis Khan – starring Omar Sharif, Stephen Boyd, James Mason
  • Girl Happy, starring Elvis Presley
  • The Glory Guys – directed by Arnold Laven, starring Tom Tryon, & Harve Presnell
  • Goldstein, comedy ensemble film, with actors from The Second City, including Severn Darden
  • The Great Race – directed by Blake Edwards, starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Ross Martin
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told – directed by George Stevens, starring Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Dorothy McGuire, David McCallum, Martin Landau, Telly Savalas
  • Guide, directed by Vijay Anand, starring Dev Anand – (India)
  • Gumnaam (Unknown), starring Manoj Kumar – (India)
  • The Hallelujah Trail – directed by John Sturges, starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin
  • Happiness (Le bonheur), directed by Agnès Varda – France
  • Harlow – directed by Gordon Douglas, starring Carroll Baker, Peter Lawford, Red Buttons, Mike Connors, Leslie Nielsen, Angela Lansbury
  • Harlow – directed by Alex Segal, starring Carol Lynley, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Barry Sullivan, Hurd Hatfield, Ginger Rogers
  • Harum Scarum, aka Harem Holiday, starring Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries
  • Help! – directed by Richard Lester, starring The Beatles – (U.K.)
  • The Heroes of Telemark – directed by Anthony Mann, starring Kirk Douglas & Richard Harris
  • A High Wind in Jamaica, starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn – (U.K.)
  • The Hill – directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Sean Connery, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis – (U.K.)
  • The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga) – (Brazil)
  • How to Murder Your Wife – starring Jack Lemmon & Virna Lisi
  • How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, starring Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Buster Keaton, Beverly Adams, Mickey Rooney
  • I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene), starring Stefania Sandrelli, Nino Manfredi, Franco Nero – (Italy)
  • I’ll Take Sweden, starring Bob Hope, Dina Merrill, Frankie Avalon, Tuesday Weld
  • Impossible on Saturday (Pas question le samedi) – (Italy/France/Israel)
  • In Harm’s Way – directed by Otto Preminger, starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde, Paula Prentiss, Henry Fonda
  • Inside Daisy Clover, starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Christopher Plummer
  • Inside the Forbidden City (Song gong mi shi) – (Hong Kong)
  • Intimate Lighting (Intimní osvětlení), directed by Ivan Passer – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster (Kaijû daisensô), directed by Ishirō Honda – (Japan)
  • The Ipcress File – directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine – BAFTA Award for Best British Film – (U.K.)
  • I Saw What You Did, starring Joan Crawford
  • John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!, starring Shirley MacLaine, Richard Crenna, Peter Ustinov
  • Joy in the Morning, starring Richard Chamberlain and Yvette Mimieux
  • Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti) – directed by Federico Fellini – (Italy/France)
  • King Rat, starring George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox
  • The Knack …and How to Get It – directed by Richard Lester, starring Ray Brooks, Rita Tushingham, Michael Crawford – Cannes Grand Prize – (U.K.)
  • Lady L – directed by Peter Ustinov, starring Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven
  • Licensed to Kill, starring Tom Adams- (U.K.)
  • Life at the Top – directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Laurence Harvey & Jean Simmons – (U.K.)
  • The Liquidator, directed by Jack Cardiff and starring Rod Taylor and Trevor Howard (U.K.)
  • La Loba (The She-Wolf) – (Mexico)
  • Lord Jim – directed by Richard Brooks, starring Peter O’Toole – (UK/US)
  • Love Has Many Faces, starring Lana Turner, Hugh O’Brian, Cliff Robertson, Ruth Roman, Stefanie Powers
  • The Loved One, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Robert Morse, Anjanette Comer, Jonathan Winters, Rod Steiger, Paul Williams, Liberace
  • Loves of a Blonde – directed by Miloš Forman – aka Lásky jedné plavovlásky – Czechoslovakia
  • A Maiden for a Prince, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile, starring Virna Lisi and Vittorio Gassman (Italian: Una vergine per il principe, comedy) (Italy)
  • Major Dundee – directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn, Jim Hutton
  • The Man from Button Willow
  • Man Is Not a Bird (Čovek nije tica) – (Yugoslavia)
  • Marriage on the Rocks, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Deborah Kerr
  • McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force
  • Mickey One, directed by Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty
  • Mirage, directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Gregory Peck, Diane Baker and Walter Matthau
  • The Money Trap – starring Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, Ricardo Montalbán, Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer
  • The Monkey’s Uncle, starring Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk
  • Morituri – starring Marlon Brando & Yul Brynner
  • The Nanny, starring Bette Davis – (U.K.)
  • The Naked Prey, directed by and starring Cornel Wilde – (U.S./South Africa)
  • Never Too Late, starring Paul Ford, Maureen O’Sullivan, Connie Stevens, Jim Hutton
  • Nightmare Castle, starring Barbara Steele – (Italy)
  • Nightmare in the Sun, starring Ursula Andress, John Derek, Aldo Ray, Sammy Davis Jr.
  • None but the Brave, directed by and starring Frank Sinatra, with Clint Walker, Tommy Sands
  • Once a Thief, starring Alain Delon and Ann-Margret – (United States/France)
  • Operation C.I.A. – starring Burt Reynolds & Danielle Aubry
  • Operation Crossbow, starring Sophia Loren – (U.K.)
  • Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures (Operatsiya „Y“ i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika), starring Aleksandr Demyanenko – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Othello – directed by Stuart Burge, starring Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay – (U.K.)
  • A Patch of Blue – directed by Guy Green, starring Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters
  • Pierrot le Fou – directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina – (France)
  • Planet of the Vampires (Terrore nello spazio), directed by Mario Bava – (Italy/Spain)
  • Promise Her Anything, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Warren Beatty and Leslie Caron
  • The Rabbit Is Me (Das Kaninchen bin ich) – (East Germany)
  • The Railrodder, a comedy short starring Buster Keaton in his last film – (Canada)
  • Răscoala – (Romania)
  • Red Beard (Akahige) – directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune – (Japan)
  • Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski, starring Catherine Deneuve – (U.K.)
  • Return from the Ashes, starring Maximilian Schell and Samantha Eggar
  • The Return of Mr. Moto, starring Henry Silva – (U.K.)
  • The Round-Up (Szegénylegények), directed by Miklós Jancsó – (Hungary)
  • The Rounders – directed by Burt Kennedy, starring Glenn Ford & Henry Fonda
  • Samurai Spy (Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke) – (Japan)
  • Sandra (Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa), directed by Luchino Visconti, starring Claudia Cardinale – (Italy)
  • São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (São Paulo, the Anonymous Town) – (Brazil)
  • The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie), starring Zbigniew Cybulski – (Poland)
  • The Sandpiper – directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Eva Marie Saint
  • Sands of the Kalahari, starring Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker, Susannah York – (U.K.)
  • The Satan Bug, starring George Maharis and Anne Francis
  • Saw What You Did – directed by William Castle
  • Secrets Behind the Wall (Kabe no naka no himegoto) – (Japan)
  • Sergeant Deadhead, starring Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Tini zabutykh predkiv) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Shakespeare Wallah – directed by James Ivory, starring Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Madhur Jaffrey
  • She, starring Ursula Andress and Peter Cushing – (U.K.)
  • Shenandoah – directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Rosemary Forsyth, Katharine Ross
  • Ship of Fools – directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, Michael Dunn, José Ferrer
  • The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos – Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Simon of the Desert (Simón del desierto), directed by Luis Buñuel – (Mexico)
  • The Sin (Al Haram) – (Egypt)
  • Sindbad Alibaba Aladin
  • Situation Hopeless… But Not Serious, starring Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford
  • Ski Party, starring Frankie Avalon and Yvonne Craig
  • The Skull, starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Patrick Wymark – (U.K.)
  • Slalom, starring Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Beba Lončar, Daniela Bianchi – (Italy)
  • The Sleeping Car Murders (Compartiment tueurs), directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Yves Montand and Simone Signoret – (France)
  • The Slender Thread – directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Ed Asner
  • The Sons of Katie Elder – directed by Henry Hathaway, starring John Wayne & Dean Martin
  • The Sound of Music** – directed by Robert Wise, starring Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer—winner of 5 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – directed by Martin Ritt, starring Richard Burton & Claire Bloom – (U.K.)
  • Sting of Death, directed by William Grefe
  • Story of a Prostitute (Shunpuden), directed by Seijun Suzuki – (Japan)
  • Strange Bedfellows, starring Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida
  • A Study in Terror, starring John Neville, Donald Houston and Anthony Quayle- (U.K.)
  • A Swingin’ Summer, starring James Stacy and Raquel Welch
  • Sword of the Beast (Kedamono no ken), directed by Hideo Gosha – (Japan)
  • Sylvia, starring Carroll Baker and George Maharis
  • Synanon, directed by Richard Quine, starring Edmond O’Brien, Chuck Connors, Stella Stevens
  • Tattooed Life (Irezumi ichidai), directed by Seijun Suzuki – (Japan)
  • Ten Little Indians – directed by George Pollock, starring Shirley Eaton, Hugh O’Brian, Daliah Lavi, Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Fabian Forte – (U.K.)
  • That Darn Cat! – starring Dean Jones & Hayley Mills
  • That Funny Feeling, starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee
  • The Third Day, starring George Peppard and Elizabeth Ashley
  • Thirty Three (Tridtsat tri) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, directed by Ken Annakin, starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Gert Fröbe – (U.K.)
  • A Thousand Clowns, starring Jason Robards, Barry Gordon, Martin Balsam, Barbara Harris
  • Thunderball – starring Sean Connery (as James Bond), with Claudine Auger, Luciana
  • Paluzzi, Adolfo Celi – (U.K.)
  • Tickle Me, starring Elvis Presley
  • Tokyo Olympiad, a documentary directed by Kon Ichikawa – (Japan)
  • The Tomb of Ligeia – directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price
  • The Truth About Spring, directed by Richard Thorpe, starring Hayley Mills and John Mills
  • The Uninhibited (Los pianos mecánicos), directed by Juan Antonio Bardem, starring Melina Mercouri and James Mason – (Spain)
  • Up from the Beach, starring Cliff Robertson
  • Up to His Ears
  • A Very Special Favor, starring Rock Hudson and Leslie Caron
  • Viva Maria!, directed by Louis Malle, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau – (France)
  • Von Ryan’s Express, directed by Mark Robson, starring Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Edward Mulhare, Adolfo Celi
  • Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet – starring Basil Rathbone
  • Waqt, starring Sunil Dutt and Sadhana – (India)
  • The War Game, a TV docudrama directed by Peter Watkins – (U.K.)
  • The War Lord, starring Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth
  • What’s New Pussycat? – directed by Clive Donner, starring Peter Sellers, Peter O’Toole, Woody Allen, Romy Schneider, Paula Prentiss, Capucine
  • Who Killed Teddy Bear – directed by Joseph Cates, starring Sal Mineo, Juliet Prowse, & Elaine Stritch
  • Wild on the Beach, starring Sherry Jackson, Frankie Randall, Sonny & Cher
  • Willy McBean and his Magic Machine
  • Winter Kept Us Warm, directed by David Secter – (Canada)
  • The World of Abbott and Costello, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • The Yellow Rolls-Royce – directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley MacLaine, Omar Sharif, George C. Scott, Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, & Art Carney
  • You Must Be Joking!, starring Lionel Jeffries, Denholm Elliott, Michael Callan – (U.K.)
  • Young Dillinger, starring Nick Adams and Mary Ann Mobley
  • Yo Yo, directed by and starring Pierre Étaix – (France)