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List of the best movies of 1965, with movie trailers when available. A lot of historic actors made their big screen debuts in 1965, including Robert De Niro and Woody Allen. These top movies of 1965 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 Sound of Music to Doctor Zhivago - but each film was released in 1965. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1965 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1965 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different movies, including For a Few Dollars More and That Darn Cat!

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1965?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1965?"

1965 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1965. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1965 aren't just one persons opinion.

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also ...more

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Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to World War I and ...more

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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger Thunderball is the fourth spy film in the James Bond series starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, which ...more

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The Cincinnati Kid Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 American drama film. It tells the story of Eric "The Kid" Stoner, a young Depression-era poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. ...more

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Shenandoah James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy Shenandoah is a 1965 American Civil War film starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, and, in her film debut, Katharine Ross. The picture was directed by Andrew V. ...more

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The Greatest Story Ever Told John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Von Ryan's Express Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard Von Ryan's Express is a 1965 World War II war adventure film about a group of Allied prisoners who after Italy's armistice with the Allies in September 1943, conduct a daring mass escape by ...more

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1965 British Cold War spy film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Oskar Werner. Based on the 1963 novel of the same ...more

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Major Dundee Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, and James Coburn. Written by Harry Julian Fink, the film is about a Union ...more

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The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 Technicolor Western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. The movie was filmed principally in Mexico. The film Four Brothers ...more

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Cat Ballou Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film, the story of a woman who hires a notorious gunman to protect her father's ranch, and later to avenge his murder, but finds that the gunman is not what ...more

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Ship of Fools Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer Ship of Fools is a 1965 drama directed by Stanley Kramer, which recounts the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933. It stars Vivien ...more

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Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison Help! is a 1965 film directed by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John ...more

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A Patch of Blue Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, John Qualen A Patch of Blue is a 1965 American drama film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between a black man, Gordon, and a blind white female teenager, Selina, and the problems that plague ...more

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The Great Race Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, ...more

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Repulsion Catherine Deneuve, Roman Polanski, Ian Hendry Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser and Yvonne Furneaux. The screenplay was based on a ...more

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That Darn Cat! Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones in a story about bank robbers, a kidnapping and a mischievous cat. The film ...more

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The Flight of the Phoenix James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. ...more

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Bunny Lake Is Missing Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Noël Coward Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1965 British psychological thriller film starring Laurence Olivier and directed and produced by Otto Preminger, who filmed it in black and white widescreen format in ...more

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Inside Daisy Clover Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was ...more

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Beach Blanket Bingo Don Rickles, Linda Evans, Annette Funicello Beach Blanket Bingo is an American International Pictures beach party film, released in 1965 and was directed by William Asher. It is the fifth film in the beach party film series. The film ...more

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The Nanny Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Pamela Franklin The Nanny is a 1965 British suspense film directed by Seth Holt and starring Bette Davis, Wendy Craig and Jill Bennett. Davis appears as a supposedly devoted nanny caring for a ten-year-old boy ...more

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Othello Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Michael Gambon Othello is a 1965 film based on the National Theatre Company's staging of Shakespeare's Othello staged by John Dexter. Directed by Stuart Burge, the film starred Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, ...more

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The Hill Sean Connery, Ossie Davis, Michael Redgrave The Hill is a 1965 film directed by Sidney Lumet, set in a British army prison in North Africa in the Second World War. It stars Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis, Ian Hendry, ...more

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The Knack ...and How to Get It Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly, John Bluthal The Knack …and How to Get It is a 1965 British comedy film directed by Richard Lester based on the play by Ann Jellicoe. It won the Palme d'Or at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated ...more

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Chimes at Midnight Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centers on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John ...more

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1965
The Agony and the Ecstasy Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Harry Andrews The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. The film was partly based on Irving Stone's ...more

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Ten Little Indians Christopher Lee, Shirley Eaton, Dennis Price Ten Little Indians is the second film version of Agatha Christie's detective novel of the same name. Although its background story is the same as the 1945 adaptation with ten people invited to a ...more

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A Study in Terror Judi Dench, Barbara Windsor, Anthony Quayle A Study in Terror is a 1965 British thriller film directed by James Hill and starring John Neville as Sherlock Holmes and Donald Houston as Dr. Watson. It was filmed at Shepperton Studios, ...more

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In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic war film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Kim Novak, Angela Lansbury, George Sanders The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders is a 1965 romantic comedy film directed by Terence Young.

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Juliet of the Spirits Sylva Koscina, Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo Juliet of the Spirits is a 1965 Italian-French fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini and starring Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese, and Valeska Gert. ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Slender Thread Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner The Slender Thread is a 1965 film starring Anne Bancroft and Sidney Poitier. It was the first feature length film directed by Academy Award-winning director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack. ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Naked Prey Cornel Wilde, Patrick Mynhardt, Ken Gampu The Naked Prey is a 1965 adventure film starring Cornel Wilde, who also served as director and producer, which was released by Paramount Pictures. Set in the South African veldt, the film is a ...more

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The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine and featuring Guy Doleman and Nigel Green. The screenplay by Bill Canaway and James Doran ...more

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Battle of the Bulge Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw Battle of the Bulge is an American widescreen epic war film produced in Spain that was released in 1965. It was directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, ...more

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Gamera Albert Dekker, Alan Oppenheimer, Brian Donlevy Gammera The Invincible is a 1966 Sci-fi film written by Nisan Takahashi and Richard Kraft and directed by Noriaki Yuasa and Sandy Howard.

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Darling Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey Darling is a 1965 British drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie with Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey. Darling was nominated for five ...more

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Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine is a 1965 American International Pictures comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart and ...more

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What's New Pussycat? Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole What's New Pussycat? is a 1965 comedy film directed by Clive Donner and starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss and Ursula Andress. It was Woody Allen's ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Family Jewels Jerry Lewis, Anne Baxter, Scatman Crothers The Family Jewels is a 1965 American comedy film. It was filmed from January 18-April 2, 1965 and was released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 1965. The film was co-written, directed, and ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious Robert Redford, Alec Guinness, Mike Connors Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious is a 1965 comedy film starring Alec Guinness, Mike Connors and Robert Redford. It is based on the novel The Hiding Place by Robert Shaw. The title is a ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Girls on the Beach Lana Wood, Ahna Capri, Lori Saunders The Girls on the Beach is a 1965 beach party movie. It features musical appearances by The Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and The Crickets.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Those Calloways Linda Evans, Vera Miles, Walter Brennan Those Calloways is a 1965 American family drama film, adapted from the 1950 children's novel Swiftwater by Paul Annixter. The film was produced by Disney and directed by Norman Tokar. It was the ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs is an animated feature film based on the Belgian comic book series "The Smurfs". It was the first animated feature film featuring the Smurf characters. ...more

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The Hallelujah Trail Burt Lancaster, Martin Landau, Lee Remick The Hallelujah Trail is a 1965 American Western mockumentary spoof directed by John Sturges, with top-billed stars Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton and Pamela Tiffin. The film was one of ...more

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The Pawnbroker Morgan Freeman, Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald The Pawnbroker is a 1964 drama film, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez and Morgan Freeman in his feature film debut. It was ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Sylvia Carroll Baker, Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Kovack Sylvia is a 1965 drama film directed by Gordon Douglas, written by Sydney Boehm and starring George Maharis, Carroll Baker and Peter Lawford. Released by Paramount Pictures, it was filmed in ...more

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Dear Brigitte Brigitte Bardot, James Stewart, Fabian Dear Brigitte is a 1965 American DeLuxe Color family-comedy in CinemaScope starring James Stewart and directed by Henry Koster.