The Best Movies of 1963  

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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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Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum
The List of Adrian Messenger is a 1963 black and white crime thriller about a retired British intelligence officer investigating a series of apparently unrelated deaths. It was directed by John ...more
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Dirk Bogarde, Harold Pinter, Sarah Miles
The Servant is Harold Pinter's 1963 film adaptation of a 1948 novelette by Robin Maugham. A British production directed by Joseph Losey, it stars Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig and James ...more
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Frankie Howerd, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Cribbins
The Mouse on the Moon is a 1963 British comedy film, an adaptation of the novel The Mouse on the Moon by Irish author Leonard Wibberley. It was directed by Richard Lester and served as the ...more
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Patrick Magee, William Campbell, Luana Anders
Dementia 13 is a 1963 horror-thriller released by American International Pictures, starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. The film was written and directed by Francis Ford ...more
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Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Lewis Martin
Diary of a Madman is a 1963 horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg and starring Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, and Chris Warfield. The screenplay, written by producer Robert Kent, is an ...more
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Dimos Dicoudis added Carol Burnett, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? is a 1963 movie comedy starring Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Carol Burnett, and directed by Daniel Mann.
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Dimos Dicoudis added Janet Leigh, Shelley Winters, Van Johnson
Wives and Lovers is a 1963 comedy film directed by John Rich.
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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai
High and Low is a 1963 police procedural crime drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Kyōko Kagawa. The film is loosely based on King's Ransom, by Ed ...more
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Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Teri Garr
Fun in Acapulco is a 1963 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. While exterior filming was undertaken involving every other member of the crew at various places ...more
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Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates
The Caretaker is a 1963 British drama film directed by Clive Donner and based on the Harold Pinter play of the same name. It was entered into the 13th Berlin International Film Festival where it ...more
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Dean Martin, Gene Tierney, Wendy Hiller
Toys in the Attic is a 1963 American drama film starring Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Gene Tierney and Wendy Hiller. The film was directed by George Roy Hill and is based on a ...more
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Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, John Cassavetes
A Child Is Waiting is a 1963 American drama film written by Abby Mann and directed by John Cassavetes. Burt Lancaster portrays the director of a state institution for mentally handicapped and ...more
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Oliver Reed, Janette Scott, Sheila Burrell
Paranoiac is a 1963 British suspense film from Hammer Films directed by Freddie Francis and starring Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, and Alexander Davion. The screenplay was written ...more
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Dimos Dicoudis added Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Eva Gabor
A New Kind of Love is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Frank Sinatra sings "You Brought a New Kind of Love ...more
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Andrei Konchalovsky, Nikolai Burlyayev, Yevgeni Zharikov
Ivan's Childhood, sometimes released as My Name Is Ivan in the US, is a 1962 Soviet film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. It is based on the 1957 short story Ivan by Vladimir Bogomolov, with the ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Dick Miller
The Terror is a low budget American horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman about a French soldier who finds a mysterious woman who turns out to be a ghost. It is famous for being ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Paul Lynde, Keenan Wynn
This 1963 theatrical sequel to ""The Absent-Minded Professor"" finds Professor Ned Brainard inventing ""flubber gas,"" a gaseous form of his original
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Joan Crawford, Robert Vaughn, Robert Stack
The Caretakers is a 1963 American drama film starring Joan Crawford, Robert Stack, Polly Bergen and Janis Paige in a story about a mental hospital. The screenplay was adapted by Henry F. ...more
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Dimos Dicoudis added Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, Jim Backus
My Six Loves is a 1963 comedy film starring Debbie Reynolds as a Broadway star who takes a vacation and finds herself responsible for six abandoned children, in Gower Champion's directorial ...more
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Dimos Dicoudis added Brian Keith, Slim Pickens, Marta Kristen
Savage Sam is a 1963 film sequel to Old Yeller based on the novel of the same name by Fred Gipson. Norman Tokar directed the live-action film, which was released by Walt Disney Productions on ...more
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Dimos Dicoudis added Edward G. Robinson, Harry H. Corbett, Constance Cummings
A Boy Ten Feet Tall is a film directed by Alexander Mackendrick released on Feb 12, 1965.
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Dimos Dicoudis added Barton MacLane, William Bendix, Dale Robertson
Law of the Lawless is a 1964 film directed by William F. Claxton.
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Dimos Dicoudis added Jean Simmons, Pat Hingle, Robert Preston
All the Way Home is a 1963 drama film about a young boy and his mother dealing with the sudden death of his father. It stars Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, and Pat Hingle, with the boy being ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Agnes Moorehead
Who's Minding the Store? is a comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on November 28, 1963, by Paramount Pictures.
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Eli Wallach, Elke Sommer, Albert Finney
The Victors is a 1963 Anglo-American war film written, produced and directed by Carl Foreman, whose name on the film's posters was accompanied by nearby text, "from the man who fired The ...more