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List of the best movies of 1963, with movie trailers when available. With President Kennedy being assassinated in 1963, many Americans turned to movies to take their mind off of the tragedy. These top movies of 1963 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from The Birds to Cleopatra - but each film was released in 1963. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1963 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1963 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List ranges from The Great Escape to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1963?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1963?"

1963 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1963. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1963 aren't just one persons opinion.

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1963
The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

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Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

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Hud Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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The Haunting Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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The Sword in the Stone Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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The Silence Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten

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Love with the Proper Stranger Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Richard Mulligan

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The Leopard Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon

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McLintock! John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers

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Jason and the Argonauts Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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Black Sabbath Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Rika Diallina

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The Raven Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff

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Spencer's Mountain Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda, Veronica Cartwright

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Lilies of the Field Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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55 Days at Peking Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

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Move Over, Darling Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts

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Tom Jones Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Susannah York

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The Courtship of Eddie's Father Ron Howard, Stella Stevens, Shirley Jones

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The Terror Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Dick Miller

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Irma la Douce Shirley MacLaine, James Caan, Jack Lemmon

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The Thrill of It All Doris Day, James Garner, ZaSu Pitts

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Contempt Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Jean-Luc Godard

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Winter Light Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Allan Edwall

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The Trial Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Armando Trovajoli

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Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele

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The Cardinal Burgess Meredith, John Huston, Romy Schneider

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Beach Party Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Yvette Vickers

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Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Carol Burnett, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery

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A New Kind of Love Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Eva Gabor

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The Three Lives of Thomasina Patrick McGoohan, Wilfrid Brambell, Susan Hampshire

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High and Low Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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The Prize Paul Newman, Britt Ekland, Elke Sommer

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How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1963
How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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Bye Bye Birdie Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh

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The Nutty Professor Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Henry Gibson

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Son of Flubber Fred MacMurray, Paul Lynde, Keenan Wynn

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The Comedy of Terrors Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre

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The Incredible Journey Rex Allen, Jan Rubeš, John Drainie

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The Mouse on the Moon Frankie Howerd, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Cribbins

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Savage Sam Brian Keith, Slim Pickens, Marta Kristen

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The V.I.P.s Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles

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Dementia 13 Patrick Magee, William Campbell, Luana Anders

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A Child Is Waiting Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, John Cassavetes

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Diary of a Madman Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Lewis Martin