Woman in the Dunes
“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.
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” 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.
“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.
I Am Cuba
“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.
A Fistful of Dollars
“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.
“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.
Marriage Italian Style
“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.
“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.
“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.
My Fair Lady
“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!
“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.
Zorba the Greek
“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.
“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.
A Hard Day’s Night
“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.
Blood and Black Lace
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
A Shot in the Dark
“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.
Seven Days in May
“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.
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