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List of the best movies of 1964, with movie trailers when available. While the Vietnam War raged on in 1964, movie-goers got to see some great films, including the film debut of The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night. These top movies of 1964 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from Mary Poppins to A Fistful of Dollars - but each film was released in 1964. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1964 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1964 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This is a list that includes movies like Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and Goldfinger.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1964?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1964?"

1964 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1964. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1964 aren't just one persons opinion.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1964
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a ...more

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My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original 1913 stage play Pygmalion by ...more

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more

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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film ...more

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A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1964
A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell A Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne ...more

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Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman Fail-Safe is a 1964 Cold war thriller film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. It portrays a fictional account of a Cold War ...more

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Becket Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud Becket is a 1964 British-American dramatic film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh made by Hal Wallis Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. It was ...more

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Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster Seven Days in May is a 1964 drama-romance film written by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II and Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer.

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Marnie Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay Presson Allen was based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Winston Graham. The film stars Tippi ...more

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Zulu Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins Zulu is a 1964 epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of ...more

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A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—during the ...more

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Catherine Deneuve, Marc Michel, Nino Castelnuovo The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. The music was written by Michel Legrand. The film dialogue is ...more

The Best Horror Movies of 1964

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The Night of the Iguana Ava Gardner, Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr The Night of the Iguana is a 1964 film based on the 1961 play of the same name written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by John Huston, it featured Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, and Deborah Kerr. ...more

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A Shot in the Dark Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in The Pink Panther series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the ...more

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Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a 1964 American thriller film directed and produced by Robert Aldrich, and starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, and Agnes Moorehead, as well ...more

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Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster Seven Days in May is a 1964 drama-romance film written by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II and Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer.

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The Gospel According to St. Matthew Giorgio Agamben, Alfonso Gatto, Enrique Irazoqui The Gospel According to St. Matthew is a 1964 Italian biographical drama film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the ...more

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The Masque of the Red Death Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court The Masque of the Red Death is a 1964 British horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. The story follows a prince who terrorizes a plague-ridden peasantry while ...more

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Father Goose Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in World War II, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to ...more

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The Fall of the Roman Empire Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel Ferrer and Omar Sharif. It was directed by Anthony Mann ...more

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Cheyenne Autumn James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 Western movie starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson. Regarded as an epic film, it tells the story of a factual event, the ...more

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Zorba the Greek Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas Zorba the Greek is a 1964 British-Greek drama film directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and starring Anthony Quinn as the title character. It is based on the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos ...more

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The Train Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield The Train is a 1964 black-and-white war film directed by John Frankenheimer from a story and screenplay by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis, based on the non-fiction book Le front de l'art by Rose ...more

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The Outrage Paul Newman, William Shatner, Edward G. Robinson The Outrage is a remake of the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon, reformulated as a Western. It was directed by Martin Ritt and is based on stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Like the original Akira ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1964
The Last Man on Earth Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 science fiction horror film based on the Richard Matheson 1954 novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and stars Vincent ...more

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Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and ...more

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Topkapi Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley Topkapi is a heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by the emigre American film director Jules Dassin. The film is based on Eric ...more

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Of Human Bondage Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Robert Morley Of Human Bondage is a 1964 British drama film directed by Ken Hughes. The MGM release, the third screen adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's 1915 novel, was written by Bryan Forbes.

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Ensign Pulver Jack Nicholson, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman Ensign Pulver is a 1964 American Technicolor film in Panavision and a sequel to the 1955 film Mister Roberts. The movie stars Robert Walker, Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau and Tommy Sands and ...more

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Bikini Beach Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Montgomery, Don Rickles Bikini Beach is a 1964 American teen film directed by William Asher and starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. The film belongs to the beach party genre of movies, popular in the 1960s. ...more

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Red Desert Richard Harris, Monica Vitti, Xenia Valderi Red Desert is a 1964 Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Monica Vitti with Richard Harris. Written by Antonioni and Tonino Guerra, the film is about a woman trying to ...more

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Good Neighbor Sam Jack Lemmon, Barbara Bouchet, Edward G. Robinson Good Neighbor Sam is a 1964 American comedy film co-written and directed by David Swift and starring Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine and Michael Connors. It was based on the novel ...more

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The Patsy Jerry Lewis, Peter Lorre, Keenan Wynn The Patsy is a 1964 American film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on August 12, 1964 by Paramount Pictures.

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The Best Man Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Shelley Berman The Best Man is a 1964 political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a screenplay by Gore Vidal based on his play of the same title. Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee ...more

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Dead Ringer Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford Dead Ringer, also known as Who is Buried in my Grave? is a 1964 thriller film made by Warner Bros. It was directed by Paul Henreid from a screenplay by Oscar Millard and Albert Beich from the ...more

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The Killers Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin The Killers, released in the UK as Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers", is a 1964 crime film directed by Don Siegel, starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson and Ronald ...more

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Sex and the Single Girl Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda Sex and the Single Girl is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Richard Quine and starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, and Mel Ferrer. The film was inspired by the ...more

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Fate Is the Hunter Jane Russell, Suzanne Pleshette, Glenn Ford Fate Is the Hunter is a 1964 film about the crash of an airliner and the subsequent investigation: it was directed by Ralph Nelson and released by 20th Century Fox. It was nominally based on the ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Lady in a Cage James Caan, Olivia de Havilland, Richard Kiel Lady in a Cage is a 1964 American psychological thriller film directed by Walter Grauman, written and produced by Luther Davis, and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Olivia de Havilland ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Emil and the Detectives Walter Slezake, Roger Mobley, Heinz Schubert Emil and the Detectives is a 1964 film directed by Peter Tewksbury.

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7 Faces of Dr. Lao Barbara Eden, Tony Randall, Arthur O'Connell 7 Faces of Dr. Lao is a Metrocolor 1964 film adaptation of the 1935 fantasy novel The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney. It details the visit of a magical circus to a small town in the ...more

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What a Way to Go! Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine, Dick Van Dyke What a Way to Go! is a 1964 American black comedy directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Bob Cummings and Dick Van

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Circus World John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Claudia Cardinale Circus World is a 1964 drama film starring John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Samuel Bronston, with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, ...more

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Strait-Jacket Joan Crawford, George Kennedy, Lee Majors Strait-Jacket is a 1964 American thriller film starring Joan Crawford and Diane Baker in a macabre mother and daughter tale about a series of axe-murders. Released by Columbia Pictures, the film ...more

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Roustabout Elvis Presley, Raquel Welch, Barbara Stanwyck Roustabout is a 1964 American musical feature film starring Elvis Presley as a singer who takes a job working with a struggling carnival. The film was produced by Hal Wallis and directed by John ...more

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Where Love Has Gone Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, DeForest Kelley Where Love Has Gone is a 1964 American Technicolor drama film in Techniscope made by Embassy Pictures, Joseph E. Levine Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Edward Dmytryk and ...more

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The Long Ships Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Leonard Rossiter The Long Ships is a 1964 British-Yugoslavian adventure film shot in Technirama directed by Jack Cardiff and stars Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, and Russ Tamblyn.

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Marriage Italian Style Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Marilù Tolo Marriage Italian Style is a 1964 film by Vittorio De Sica.

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Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! Mel Blanc, Don Messick, James Darren Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! is a 1964 animated feature film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and released by Columbia Pictures. The film stars the voices of Daws Butler, Don Messick, Julie ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Carpetbaggers George Peppard, Archie Moore, Alan Ladd The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins, and starring George Peppard as Jonas Cord, a ...more