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The Best Movies of 1964

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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.

  • 1
    A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    A Fistful of Dollars

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté


    Directed bySergio Leone

    A Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1964


    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman


    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    My Fair Lady

    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison


    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke


    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1964


    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Mon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

    Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi


    Directed byIshirō Honda

    Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, released in Japan as San Daikaijū: Chikyū Saidai no... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Seven Days in May

    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner


    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Seven Days in May is a 1964 drama-romance film written by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Fail Safe

    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau


    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Fail-Safe is a 1964 Cold thriller film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the 1962 novel of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Zulu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1964


    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker


    Directed byCy Endfield

    Zulu is a 1964 epic film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Circus World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Circus World

    John Wayne, Rita Hayworth


    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Circus World is a 1964 drama film starring John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Patsy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    The Patsy

    Jerry Lewis, Peter Lorre


    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Patsy is a 1964 American film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Viva Las Vegas

    Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret


    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Cheyenne Autumn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Cheyenne Autumn

    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson


    Directed byJohn Ford

    Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 Western movie starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Ride the Wild Surf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Ride the Wild Surf

    Barbara Eden, Shelley Fabares


    Directed byDon Taylor, William Castle

    Ride the Wild Surf is a romantic drama in the beach party style. It was filmed in 1963 and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Robin and the Seven Hoods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Robin and the Seven Hoods

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin


    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bikini Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Bikini Beach

    Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Montgomery


    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Bikini Beach is a 1964 American teen film directed by William Asher and starring Frankie... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Mothra vs. Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Mothra vs. Godzilla

    Haruo Nakajima, Akira Takarada


    Directed byIshirō Honda

    Mothra vs. Godzilla is a 1964 crossover Japanese language, Japanese-American science fiction... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Roustabout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1964


    Elvis Presley, Raquel Welch


    Directed byJohn Rich, Mickey Moore

    Roustabout is a 1964 American musical feature film starring Elvis Presley as a singer who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    A Shot in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    A Shot in the Dark

    Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer


    Directed byBlake Edwards

    A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Father Goose

    Cary Grant, Leslie Caron


    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Killers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    The Killers

    Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson


    Directed byDon Siegel

    The Killers, released in the UK as Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers", is a 1964 crime film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Becket is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1964


    Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton


    Directed byPeter Glenville

    Becket is a 1964 British-American dramatic film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Muscle Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    Muscle Beach Party

    Don Rickles, Annette Funicello


    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Muscle Beach Party is the second of seven beach party films produced by American International... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Disorderly Orderly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    The Disorderly Orderly

    Jerry Lewis, Kathleen Freeman


    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    The Disorderly Orderly is a 1964 American comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1964

    A Hard Day's Night

    Paul McCartney, John Lennon


    Directed byRichard Lester

    A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester... more on Wikipedia

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