Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1964: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey!

Fasten your seatbelts, cinephiles! We’re about to take a thrilling ride back to the golden age of cinema – 1964. A year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of cinematic gems, from heart-stopping thrillers to heartwarming rom-coms, and everything in between. It was a time when the silver screen was graced with the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, and Julie Andrews, and when directors like Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock were at the peak of their game. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back to a time when movie magic was truly at its finest. Get ready to revisit the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1964, and let the nostalgic cinematic journey begin!
Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Release Date: 1964-02-15

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Woman in the Dunes” is a captivating psychological thriller released in 1964. It follows the story of an entomologist who finds himself trapped in a destitute coastal village, where he endures intense psychological and sexual torment at the hands of the villagers. With a talented cast including Eiji Okada and Kyōko Kishida, this movie is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Cast: Eiji Okada (Entomologist Niki Jumpei) , Kyōko Kishida (The Woman) , Hiroko Itō (Entomologist’s Wife) , Kōji Mitsui () , Sen Yano () , Ginzô Sekiguchi ()

Directors: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Writers: Kōbō Abe

Tags: insect, based on novel or book, art house, black and white, sand dune, japanese new wave, entomologist, sand pit

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Release Date: 1964-01-29

Genres: Drama, Comedy, War

“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” is a highly acclaimed movie from 1964 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. The film revolves around an insane General who triggers a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, leading to a chaotic race against time in a war room filled with politicians, generals, and even a Russian diplomat, all desperately trying to prevent the catastrophic strike. With a stellar cast including Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and James Earl Jones, this satirical masterpiece is a must-watch for its gripping storyline and brilliant performances.

Cast: Peter Sellers (Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley / Dr. Strangelove) , George C. Scott (General “Buck” Turgidson) , Sterling Hayden (Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper) , Keenan Wynn (Colonel Bat Guano) , Slim Pickens (Major “King” Kong) , Peter Bull (Botschafter De Sadesky) , James Earl Jones (Lt. Lothar Zogg) , Tracy Reed (Miss Scott) , Jack Creley (Mr. Staines) , Frank Berry (Lt. Dietrich) , Robert O’Neil (Adm. Randolph) , Glenn Beck (Lt. Kivel) , Roy Stephens (Frank) , Shane Rimmer (Capt. ‘Ace’ Owens) , Hal Galili (Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member) , Paul Tamarin (Lt. Goldberg) , Laurence Herder (Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member) , John McCarthy (Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member) , Gordon Tanner (Gen. Faceman) , Burnell Tucker (Mandrake’ aide (uncredited)) , Victor Harrington (War Room Aide (uncredited))

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George

Tags: usa president, general, cold war, strategic air command, nuclear missile, satire, dark comedy, black and white, cult film, war room, bomber pilot, nuclear weapons, ex-nazi, anti war, doomsday device, absurdism

El padrecito

El padrecito

Release Date: 1964-09-03

Genres: Comedy

“El padrecito” is a heartwarming and humorous movie set in 1964. It follows the story of Father Sebastián, a young priest who faces resistance from the community he is assigned to. However, through his wit and charm, he gradually wins over the people and becomes a beloved figure. The movie takes an interesting turn when Father Sebastián saves the town fiesta by bravely fighting a bull. Along the way, he also imparts valuable lessons on social responsibility and equality. Starring Cantinflas and a talented cast, this film is a delightful watch that will leave you with a smile.

Cast: Cantinflas (Padre Sebastián) , Ángel Garasa (Padre Damían) , Angelines Fernández (Sara) , José Elías Moreno (Don Silvestre) , Rosa María Vázquez (Susana) , Rogelio Guerra (Marcos) , Florencio Castelló (Don Nicanor) , Jorge Russek (Matías) , Arturo Castro ‘Bigotón’ (Nepomuceno) , Gerardo del Castillo (Mujeriego) , Armando Gutiérrez (Presidente municipal) , José Luis Moreno (Joven) , Alfonso Torres (Don Felipe) , Mary Montiel (Novia de joven) , Alberto Catalá (Droguero) , Elodia Hernández (Mujer de Pueblo) , Alberto Galán (Padre Juan José Romero) , Cecilia Leger (Mujer de Pueblo) , René Barrera (Villano) , Queta Carrasco (Vecina)

Directors: Miguel M. Delgado

Writers: Miguel M. Delgado, Fernando Galiana

Tags: bullfighting, organ, baptism, priest, catholic church, bribery, card playing, little town, sermon

I Am Cuba

I Am Cuba

Release Date: 1964-10-26

Genres: Drama

“I Am Cuba” is a captivating movie that takes us back to the pre-revolutionary era in Cuba. Through four different stories, we get a glimpse into the lives of the Cuban people. With a talented cast including Sergio Corrieri and Salvador Wood, this film offers a unique perspective on the country’s history. Released in 1964, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Sergio Corrieri (Alberto) , Salvador Wood () , José Gallardo (Pedro) , Raúl García (Enrique) , Luz María Collazo (Maria / Betty) , Jean Bouise (Jim) , Alberto Morgan (Ángel) , Fausto Mirabal () , Roberto García York (American Activist) , María de las Mercedes Díez () , Bárbara Domínguez () , Jesús del Monte () , Luisa María Jiménez Rodríquez (Teresa) , Mario González Broche (Pablo) , Tony López () , Héctor Castañeda () , Rosendo Lamadriz () , Roberto Villar () , Roberto Cabrera () , Alfredo Ávila () , José Espinosa () , Rafael Díaz () , Isabel Moreno () , Manuel J. Mora () , Raquel Revuelta (The voice of Cuba)

Directors: Mikhail Kalatozov

Writers: Enrique Pineda Barnet, Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Tags: cuba, propaganda, peasant, peace, police, cuban revolution, surrealism, wealth, rebellion, university

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

Release Date: 1964-09-12

Genres: Western

“A Fistful of Dollars” is a classic Western film released in 1964. Starring Clint Eastwood as the mysterious “Man With No Name,” the story takes place in a Mexican village called San Miguel, torn apart by a power struggle between the Rojo brothers and Sheriff John Baxter. The stranger cleverly manipulates both sides, selling false information for his own gain, as a battle over gold and control unfolds. With a gripping plot and a stellar cast, this movie is a must-watch for fans of action-packed Westerns.

Cast: Clint Eastwood (Joe) , Marianne Koch (Marisol) , Gian Maria Volonté (Ramón Rojo) , Wolfgang Lukschy (John Baxter) , Sieghardt Rupp (Esteban Rojo) , Joseph Egger (Piripero) , Antonio Prieto (Don Benito Rojo / Don Miguel Rojo) , José Calvo (Silvanito) , Margarita Lozano (Consuelo Baxter) , Daniel Martín (Julián) , Benito Stefanelli (Rubio) , Mario Brega (Chico) , Bruno Carotenuto (Antonio Baxter) , Aldo Sambrell (Rojo Gang Member) , Lorenzo Robledo (Baxter Gunman #1 (uncredited)) , Antonio Molino Rojo (Baxter Gunman #2 (uncredited)) , Luis Barboo (Baxter Gunman #3 (uncredited)) , Juan Cortés (Cavalry Captain (uncredited)) , William R. Thompkins (Baxter Gunman (uncredited)) , Fernando Sánchez Polack (Rojo Gang Member Crushed by Wine Cask (uncredited)) , José Canalejas (Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)) , Jose Halufi (Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)) , Nino Del Arco (Jesus (uncredited)) , Antonio Moreno (Juan De Dios (uncredited)) , Frank Braña (Baxter Gunman (uncredited))

Directors: Sergio Leone

Writers: Sergio Leone, Akira Kurosawa, Víctor Andrés Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, Ryūzō Kikushima, Fernando Di Leo, Tonino Valerii, Adriano Bolzoni, Duccio Tessari, Mark Lowell

Tags: gunslinger, based on novel or book, gang war, greed, hostility, remake, murder, spaghetti western, dollars trilogy

Fail Safe

Fail Safe

Release Date: 1964-10-07

Genres: Drama, Thriller, War

“Fail Safe” is a gripping 1964 movie that takes you on a tense journey as an American bomber team accidentally orders the destruction of Moscow due to a technical glitch. With an all-star cast including Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, and Larry Hagman, this film keeps you on the edge of your seat as the President of the United States races against time to prevent a catastrophic atomic disaster. Released on October 7, 1964, this movie is a must-watch for fans of thrilling political dramas.

Cast: Henry Fonda (The President) , Walter Matthau (Prof. Groeteschele) , Fritz Weaver (Col. Cascio) , Larry Hagman (Buck) , Frank Overton (Gen. Bogan) , Edward Binns (Col. Jack Grady) , Dan O’Herlihy (Brig. Gen. Warren A. Black) , William Hansen (Defense Secretary Swenson) , Russell Hardie (Gen. Stark) , Janet Ward (Helen Grady) , Dom DeLuise (TSgt. Collins) , Russell Collins (Knapp) , Sorrell Booke (Congressman Raskob) , Nancy Berg (Ilsa Wolfe) , John Connell (Thomas) , Frank Simpson (Sullivan) , Hildy Parks (Betty Black) , Dana Elcar (Foster) , Louise Larabee (Mrs. Cascio) , Stewart Germain (Mr. Cascio) , Geri Miller (Go-go Dancer (uncredited)) , Charles Tyner (Jet Fighter Pilot (voice) (uncredited)) , Frieda Altman (Jennie) , Will Wright (Bit Part (uncredited))

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Writers: Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler, Walter Bernstein

Tags: new york city, usa president, general, atomic bomb, cold war, interpreter, pentagon, bunker, hydrogen bomb, strategic air command, bomber, fighter pilot, missile, destroy, moscow, russia

Marriage Italian Style

Marriage Italian Style

Release Date: 1964-12-18

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance

“Marriage Italian Style” is a captivating romantic drama set in Naples during World War II. Starring the iconic Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, the film follows the passionate love affair between Domenico and Filomena, which spans two decades. As secrets unravel and a wedding looms, Filomena, who has secretly borne Domenico’s children, will go to great lengths to ensure he marries her instead. Released in 1964, this movie promises a compelling story filled with love, betrayal, and the complexities of relationships.

Cast: Sophia Loren (Filumena Marturano) , Marcello Mastroianni (Domenico Soriano) , Aldo Puglisi (Alfredo) , Tecla Scarano (Rosalia) , Marilù Tolo (Diana) , Gianni Ridolfi (Umberto) , Generoso Cortini (Michele) , Vito Moricone (Riccardo) , Rita Piccione (Teresina) , Lino Mattera () , Alfio Vita (Una pasticcere) , Alberto Gastaldi (Doctor) , Anna Santoro (Seamstress) , Enza Maggi (Lucia) , Mara Maryl () , Antonietta D’Onofrio () , Raffaello Rossi Bussola (Nocella) , Pia Lindström (Cashier (uncredited)) , Salvatore Porcaro (Bartender (uncredited))

Directors: Vittorio De Sica

Writers: Leonardo Benvenuti, Tonino Guerra, Renato Castellani, Eduardo De Filippo, Piero De Bernardi

Tags: italian, unknown father



Release Date: 1964-12-29

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Drama

“Kwaidan” is a captivating anthology film that brings to life four haunting Japanese folk tales. Released in 1964, this movie takes you on a journey through the supernatural, where a penniless samurai’s pursuit of wealth leads to tragic consequences, a man’s rescue by the enigmatic Snow Maiden comes at a price, a blind musician is compelled to perform for a ghostly audience, and a chilling story unfolds about a samurai who witnesses a warrior’s reflection in his teacup. With a talented cast and a release date just before the end of the year, this film is a must-watch for fans of eerie and atmospheric storytelling.

Cast: Michiyo Aratama (First wife (segment “Kurokami”)) , Misako Watanabe (Second Wife (segment “Kurokami”)) , Rentaro Mikuni (Husband (segment “Kurokami”)) , Kenjirō Ishiyama (Father (segment “Kurokami”)) , Ranko Akagi (Mother (segment “Kurokami”)) , Fumie Kitahara ((segment “Kurokami”)) , Kappei Matsumoto ((segment “Kurokami”) (uncredited)) , Yoshiko Ieda ((segment “Kurokami”) (uncredited)) , Otome Tsukimiya ((segment “Kurokami”) (uncredited)) , Kenzô Tanaka ((segment “Kurokami”) (uncredited)) , Kiyoshi Nakano ((segment “Kurokami”) (uncredited)) , Tatsuya Nakadai (Mi nokichi (segment “Yuki-Onna”)) , Keiko Kishi (Yuki the Snow Maiden (segment “Yuki-Onna”)) , Yūko Mochizuki (Minokichi’s mother (segment “Yuki-Onna”)) , Kin Sugai (Village woman (segment “Yuki-Onna”)) , Noriko Sengoku (Village woman (segment “Yuki-Onna”)) , Akiko Nomura ((segment “Yuki-Onna”) (uncredited)) , Torahiko Hamada ((segment “Yuki-Onna”) (uncredited)) , Jun Hamamura ((segment “Yuki-Onna”)) , Katsuo Nakamura (Hoichi (segment “Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi”)) , Tetsurō Tamba (Warrior (segment “Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi”)) , Takashi Shimura (Head priest (segment “Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi”)) , Yoichi Hayashi (Attendant (segment “Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi”)) , Eiko Muramatsu (Kenreiinmon (segment “Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi”)) , Kunie Tanaka (Yasaku (segment “Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi”))

Directors: Masaki Kobayashi

Writers: Yoko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn

Tags: based on novel or book, samurai, story teller, snowstorm, tea, promise, snow, spirit, vengeful ghost, ghost story, ghost, sea battle, japanese folklore, naval battle, offended wife, ghost lover, horror anthology, blind character, ghost in the woods



Release Date: 1964-11-21

Genres: Horror, Drama

“Onibaba” is a gripping 1964 movie set during wartime, where a mother and daughter-in-law resort to killing samurai who wander into their swamp to survive. When they receive the devastating news of their son’s death, the daughter-in-law finds solace in an affair with a neighbor who also survived the war. However, tensions rise as the mother disapproves and tries to frighten her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a fallen samurai. Starring Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, and Kei Satō, this intense drama explores the complexities of love, loss, and survival.

Cast: Nobuko Otowa (Woman) , Jitsuko Yoshimura (Young Woman) , Kei Satō (Hachi) , Jūkichi Uno (The Samurai) , Taiji Tonoyama (Ushi) , Someshō Matsumoto (Runaway Warrior) , Kentarô Kaji (Runaway Warrior) , Fudeko Tanaka (Old Woman) , Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi (Horse Riding Samurai) , Hiroshi Tanaka (Horse Riding Samurai) , Kanzō Uni (Horse Riding Samurai) , Hosui Araya (Ushi’s Follower) , Michinori Yoshida (Samurai with Blood) , Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi (Horse Riding Samurai A) , Nobuko Shimakage (Child)

Directors: Kaneto Shindō

Writers: Kaneto Shindō

Tags: jealousy, samurai, desertion, hold-up robbery, bamboo hut, murder, survival, demon, sengoku period, 14th century

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Release Date: 1964-10-21

Genres: Romance, Drama, Comedy

“My Fair Lady” is a classic movie from 1964 that tells the story of a snobbish phonetics professor who makes a bet that he can transform a flower girl into a refined lady. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, this film takes you on a delightful journey as the professor takes on the challenge with hilarious and heartwarming results. Released on October 21, 1964, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year!

Cast: Audrey Hepburn (Eliza Doolittle) , Rex Harrison (Professor Henry Higgins) , Stanley Holloway (Alfred P. Doolittle) , Wilfrid Hyde-White (Colonel Hugh Pickering) , Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Higgins) , Jeremy Brett (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) , Theodore Bikel (Zoltan Karpathy) , Mona Washbourne (Mrs. Pearce) , Isobel Elsom (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill) , John Holland (Butler) , Colin Kenny (Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)) , Bert Stevens (Gentleman (uncredited)) , Frank Baker (Gentleman (uncredited)) , Marjorie Bennett (Cockney with Pipe (uncredited)) , Betty Blythe (Lady at Ball (uncredited)) , Arthur Tovey (Singer (uncredited)) , Marni Nixon (Eliza Doolittle (singing voice) (uncredited)) , Al Bain (Cockney (uncredited)) , William Beckley (Footman (uncredited)) , Lillian Kemble-Cooper (Lady Ambassador (uncredited)) , Henry Daniell (Ambassador (uncredited)) , Brendan Dillon (Leading Man (uncredited)) , Iris Bristol (Flower Girl (uncredited)) , Geoffrey Steele (Taxi Driver (uncredited)) , Charles Fredericks (King George V (uncredited))

Directors: George Cukor

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, George Bernard Shaw, Frederick Loewe

Tags: musical, transformation, flower girl, colonel, wager, suitor, class differences, tutor, aristocrat, linguist, high society, misogynist, guttersnipe, class prejudice, opposites attract, pygmalion

The Train

The Train

Release Date: 1964-09-24

Genres: Thriller, War, Action

“The Train” is a thrilling World War II film set in 1944, as the Allied forces approach Paris. It tells the story of a German Colonel desperate to steal France’s greatest paintings and transport them to Germany. However, a brave group of French resistance fighters, led by the station master Labiche, stage an elaborate plan to prevent the theft and keep the train from leaving French territory. Starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, and Jeanne Moreau, this action-packed movie was released on September 24, 1964.

Cast: Burt Lancaster (Paul Labiche) , Paul Scofield (von Waldheim) , Jeanne Moreau (Christine) , Suzanne Flon (Mademoiselle Villard) , Michel Simon (Papa Boul) , Wolfgang Preiss (Maj. Herren) , Albert Rémy (Didont) , Charles Millot (Pesquet) , Richard Münch (General von Libitz) , Jean-Pierre Zola (Octave) , Jacques Marin (Jacques) , Paul Bonifas (Spinet) , Jean Bouchaud (Schmidt) , Donald O’Brien (Schwartz) , Arthur Brauss (Pilzer) , Jean-Claude Bercq (Major) , Howard Vernon (Dietrich) , Louis Falavigna (Railroad Worker) , Richard Bailey (Grote) , Christian Fuin (Robert) , Helmo Kindermann (Ordnance Officer) , Roger Lumont (Engineer Officer) , Gérard Buhr (Corporal) , Christian Rémy (Tauber)

Directors: John Frankenheimer

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Franklin Coen, Rose Valland, Frank Davis, Albert Husson, Nedrick Young

Tags: paris, france, france, world war ii, nazi, hijacking of train, artwork, painting, french resistance, train crash, black and white, art thief, art theft

Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek

Release Date: 1964-12-14

Genres: Drama

“Zorba the Greek” is a captivating movie released in 1964 that tells the story of an English writer who embarks on a business trip to Crete. Little does he know that his encounter with the lively Alexis Zorba will completely transform his life. Starring Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, and Irene Papas, this film is a must-watch for its engaging plot and brilliant performances.

Cast: Anthony Quinn (Alexis Zorba) , Alan Bates (Basil) , Irene Papas (Widow) , Lila Kedrova (Madame Hortense) , Sotiris Moustakas (Mimithos) , Anna Kyriakou (Soul) , Takis Emmanuel (Manolakas) , Eleni Anousaki (Lola) , George Foundas (Mavrandoni) , George P. Cosmatos (Acne Faced Boy) , Yorgo Voyagis (Pavlo)

Directors: Mihalis Kakogiannis

Writers: Mihalis Kakogiannis, Nikos Kazantzakis

Tags: dancing, based on novel or book, greece, dance, crete, widow, donkey, village, friendship, greek, author, monastery, riding a donkey

Red Desert

Red Desert

Release Date: 1964-09-04

Genres: Drama

“Red Desert” is a captivating Italian film from 1964 that takes place in an industrializing town. It follows the story of a married woman who becomes mentally unstable after a car accident and finds herself entangled in an affair with a friend of her husband. Starring Monica Vitti and Richard Harris, this thought-provoking movie explores the complexities of relationships and the impact of a changing society.

Cast: Monica Vitti (Giuliana) , Richard Harris (Corrado Zeller) , Carlo Chionetti (Ugo) , Xenia Valderi (Linda) , Rita Renoir (Emilia) , Lili Rheims (Telescope Operator’s Wife) , Aldo Grotti (Max) , Valerio Bartoleschi (Valerio) , Emanuela Pala Carboni (Girl in Fable) , Giuliano Missirini (Radio Telescope Operator) , Bruno Borghi () , Beppe Conti () , Giulio Cotignoli () , Giovanni Lolli () , Hiram Mino Madonia () , Arturo Parmiani () , Carla Ravasi (Jole) , Ivo Scherpiani () , Bruno Scipioni ()

Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra

Tags: factory, fog

A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day’s Night

Release Date: 1964-07-07

Genres: Music, Comedy

“A Hard Day’s Night” is a must-watch movie from 1964 that takes you on a wild and irreverent journey with The Beatles. It follows John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr as they navigate a day filled with crazy adventures, trying to avoid fans and press to make it to their scheduled TV performance. With the added chaos of Paul’s mischievous grandfather and Ringo’s unexpected arrest, this film promises to be a hilarious and electrifying ride through the lives of the iconic band members.

Cast: John Lennon (John) , Paul McCartney (Paul) , George Harrison (George) , Ringo Starr (Ringo) , Wilfrid Brambell (Grandfather) , Norman Rossington (Norm) , John Junkin (Shake) , Victor Spinetti (TV Director) , Anna Quayle (Millie) , Deryck Guyler (Police Inspector) , Richard Vernon (Man on Train) , Edward Malin (Hotel Waiter) , Lionel Blair (TV Choreographer) , Robin Ray (TV Floor Manager) , Alison Seebohm (Secretary) , David Janson (Young Boy) , Bridget Armstrong (Lead Make-Up Girl) , Roger Avon (Policeman) , Bruce Beeby (Casino Man) , Isla Blair (Actress) , John Bluthal (Car Thief) , Pattie Boyd (Jean – Schoolgirl on Train #1) , Andre Charisse (Casino Champagne Waiter) , Phil Collins (Necktie wearing fan) , Sheila Fearn (Make-Up Girl)

Directors: Richard Lester

Writers: Alun Owen

Tags: adolescence, great britain, culture clash, pop culture, press conference, musical, behind the scenes, fame, police chase, mockumentary, older man younger woman relationship, cult film, shaving, swinging 60s, railway station, psychotronic, generation gap, television director

Blood and Black Lace

Blood and Black Lace

Release Date: 1964-04-10

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

“Blood and Black Lace” is a thrilling murder mystery set in a fashion house in Rome. When a young model is killed by a masked figure, chaos ensues as the killer hunts down other models to find a missing diary that exposes the dark secrets of the house employees. With a talented cast including Cameron Mitchell and Eva Bartok, this 1964 film promises suspense, intrigue, and a stylish glimpse into the world of high fashion.

Cast: Cameron Mitchell (Massimo Morlacchi) , Eva Bartok (Contessa Cristiana Cuomo) , Thomas Reiner (Inspector Silvestri) , Ariana Gorini (Nicole) , Dante DiPaolo (Franco Scalo) , Mary Arden (Peggy Peyton) , Franco Ressel (Marchese Riccardo Morelli) , Claude Dantes (Tao-Li) , Luciano Pigozzi (Cesare Lazzarini) , Lea Lander (Greta) , Massimo Righi (Marco) , Francesca Ungaro (Isabella) , Giuliano Raffaelli (Zanchin) , Harriet Medin (Clarissa) , Mary Carmen (Model) , Heidi Stroh (Bleach Blond Model) , Enzo Cerusico (Gas Station Attendant) , Nadia Anty (Model) , Calisto Calisti (Butler (uncredited)) , Romano Moraschini (Suspect at Police Station (uncredited)) , Goffredo Unger (The Masked Killer (uncredited))

Directors: Mario Bava

Writers: Mario Bava, Marcello Fondato, Giuseppe Barilla

Tags: blackmail, murder, whodunit, model, killer, giallo



Release Date: 1964-01-22

Genres: Action, Drama, History, War

“Zulu” is a gripping historical drama set during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879. It follows the courageous efforts of Lt. Chard and Lt. Bromhead, played by Stanley Baker and Jack Hawkins, as they defend an isolated outpost called Rorke’s Drift against overwhelming tribal forces. With a stellar cast including Michael Caine and Ulla Jacobsson, this 1964 film brings to life a remarkable true story of bravery and resilience in the face of adversity.

Cast: Stanley Baker (Lt. John Chard R.E.) , Jack Hawkins (Rev. Otto Witt) , Ulla Jacobsson (Margareta Witt) , James Booth (Pte. Henry Hook) , Michael Caine (Lt. Gonville Bromhead) , Nigel Green (Colour Sgt. Frank Bourne) , Paul Daneman (Sgt. Maxfield) , Patrick Magee (Surgeon Reynolds) , Glynn Edwards (Cpl. Allen) , Neil McCarthy (Pvt. Thomas) , David Kernan (Pvt. Hitch) , Gary Bond (Pvt. Cole) , Richard Burton (Narration spoken) , Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Cetewayo) , Kerry Jordan (Company cook) , Dennis Folbigge (Commissary Dalton) , Gert Van den Bergh (Adendorff) , Harvey Hall (Stickman) , John Sullivan (Stephenson) , Joe Powell (Sergeant Windridge) , Larry Taylor (Hughes) , Dickie Owen (Corporal Schiess) , Dafydd Havard (Gunner Howarth) , Denys Graham (Private 716 Jones) , Richard Davies (Private 593 Jones)

Directors: Cy Endfield

Writers: Cy Endfield, John Prebble

Tags: africa, south africa, british army, british empire, based on true story, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, cult film, zulu, tribal warfare, 19th century



Release Date: 1964-09-20

Genres: Adventure, Action, Thriller

“Goldfinger” is a thrilling 1964 movie starring Sean Connery as special agent 007. In this action-packed film, James Bond faces off against a notorious villain, played by Gert Fröbe, who plans to raid Fort Knox and destroy the world’s economy. With a stellar cast including Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton, this movie is a must-watch for fans of espionage and adventure.

Cast: Sean Connery (James Bond) , Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore) , Gert Fröbe (Auric Goldfinger) , Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson) , Tania Mallet (Tilly Masterson) , Harold Sakata (Oddjob) , Bernard Lee (M) , Martin Benson (Martin Solo) , Cec Linder (Felix Leiter) , Austin Willis (Simmons) , Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny) , Bill Nagy (Midnight) , Michael Mellinger (Kisch) , Peter Cranwell (Johnny) , Nadja Regin (Bonita) , Richard Vernon (Smithers) , Burt Kwouk (Mr. Ling) , Desmond Llewelyn (Q) , Mai Ling (Mei-Lei) , Varley Thomas (Swiss Gatekeeper) , Margaret Nolan (Dink) , John McLaren (Brigadier) , Robert MacLeod (Atomic Specialist) , Victor Brooks (Blacking) , Alf Joint (Capungo)

Directors: Guy Hamilton

Writers: Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum, Berkely Mather, Paul Dehn

Tags: england, based on novel or book, golf, secret organization, secret intelligence service, nuclear radiation, fort knox, aston martin, secret lab, laser, kentucky, gas attack, airplane, mi6, british secret service, duringcreditsstinger



Release Date: 1964-12-19

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Gertrud” is a captivating movie set in the artistic world of the early 20th century. It follows the story of Gertrud, a hopeless romantic who chases an idealized version of love that always seems out of reach. As she leaves her respected husband for a passionate affair with a young pianist, she soon realizes that lasting affection is still missing from her life. When an old lover resurfaces, Gertrud must confront the harsh realities of her choices. Starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode, Baard Owe, Axel Strøbye, Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Vera Gebuhr, Lars Knutzon, Anna Malberg, and Edouard Mielche, this thought-provoking film was released on December 19, 1964, and is among the 20 best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Nina Pens Rode (Gertrud) , Bendt Rothe (Gustav Kanning) , Ebbe Rode (Gabriel Lidman) , Baard Owe (Erland Jansson) , Axel Strøbye (Axel Nygen) , Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt () , Vera Gebuhr () , Lars Knutzon () , Anna Malberg (Kanning’s mother) , Edouard Mielche () , William Knoblauch () , Valsø Holm () , Carl Johan Hviid ()

Directors: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Writers: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Hjalmar Söderberg

Tags: lover, love, flashback, based on play or musical, black and white

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

Release Date: 1964-06-23

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

“A Shot in the Dark” is a hilarious 1964 comedy film starring Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. When a Spanish driver is found dead, Clouseau becomes convinced that the beautiful maid, Maria Gambrelli, is hiding something. As he tries to uncover the truth, chaos ensues, with innocent Maria being accused of multiple murders. With a stellar cast and a release date of June 23, 1964, this movie is a must-watch for fans of classic comedies.

Cast: Peter Sellers (Jacques Clouseau) , Elke Sommer (Maria Gambrelli) , George Sanders (Benjamin Ballon) , Herbert Lom (Charles Dreyfus) , Graham Stark (Hercule LaJoy) , Moira Redmond (Simone) , Tracy Reed (Dominique Ballon) , Burt Kwouk (Kato) , André Maranne (François) , Vanda Godsell (Madame LaFarge) , Maurice Kaufmann (Pierre) , Ann Lynn (Dudu) , David Lodge (Georges) , Martin Benson (Maurice) , Reginald Beckwith (Receptionist) , Douglas Wilmer (Henri LaFarge) , Bryan Forbes (Camp Attendant) , Andre Charisse (Game Warden) , Howard Greene (Gendarme) , John Herrington (The Doctor) , Jack Melford (The Psycho-Analyst) , Victor Baring (Taxi Driver) , Victor Beaumont (Gendarme) , Tutte Lemkow (Kazak Dancer) , Fred Hugh (Balding Customer)

Directors: Blake Edwards

Writers: Blake Edwards, Marcel Achard, Harry Kurnitz, William Peter Blatty

Tags: suspicion of murder, unskillfulness

Seven Days in May

Seven Days in May

Release Date: 1964-02-01

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Seven Days in May” is a gripping political thriller released in 1964. Starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Ava Gardner, the movie tells the story of a U.S. Army colonel who uncovers a plot to overthrow the president through a military coup. With a stellar cast and a release date in February 1964, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Burt Lancaster (Gen. James Mattoon Scott) , Kirk Douglas (Col. Martin “Jiggs” Casey) , Fredric March (President Jordan Lyman) , Ava Gardner (Eleanor Holbrook) , Edmond O’Brien (Sen. Raymond Clark) , Martin Balsam (Paul Girard) , Andrew Duggan (Col. William “Mud” Henderson) , Hugh Marlowe (Harold McPherson) , Whit Bissell (Sen. Frederick Prentice) , Helen Kleeb (Esther Townsend) , George Macready (Christopher Todd) , Richard Anderson (Col. Murdock) , Bart Burns (Secret Service White House Chief Art Corwin) , John Alban (Party Guest (uncredited)) , Monya Andre (Party Guest (uncredited)) , Malcolm Atterbury (Horace the White House Physician (uncredited)) , Walter Bacon (Reporter (uncredited)) , Sam Bagley (Reporter (uncredited)) , Al Bain (Reporter (uncredited)) , Bill Baldwin (Announcer (voice) (uncredited)) , John Barton (Reporter (uncredited)) , Jack Berle (Reporter (uncredited)) , Robert Brubaker (Gen. Diefenbach (uncredited)) , William Challee (Gen. Riley (uncredited)) , Dick Cherney (Reporter (uncredited))

Directors: John Frankenheimer

Writers: Rod Serling, Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II

Tags: based on novel or book, the white house, general, kidnapping, cold war, pentagon, u.s. air force, coup d’etat, conspiracy, black and white, desert, secret service, u.s. marine, nuclear weapons, joint chiefs of staff, political thriller

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