1963 Watchlist

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1. 18 Who Cause a Storm (1963)

108 min | Action, Crime

A shipyard worker gets an offer of free lodging in the company seaside rest house. Upon arriving there, he finds out that he also has to take care of a flock of undisciplined youngsters.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Tamotsu Hayakawa, Yoshiko Kayama, Taiji Tonoyama, Masaaki Hirao

Votes: 119

2. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

In the seaside town of Boulogne, no one seems to be able to cope with their past, least of all Hélène, an antique furniture saleswoman, her stepson Bernard, and her former lover Alphonse.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée

Votes: 2,784

3. An Actor's Revenge (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 2,222

4. Bay of Angels (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers, Henri Nassiet

Votes: 3,114 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Donovan's Reef (1963)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

64 Metascore

Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden

Votes: 7,924

6. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè, Agostino Salvietti

Votes: 8,244

7. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

86 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 228,085 | Gross: $12.10M

8. Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 30,071 | Gross: $57.78M

9. Charade (1963)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

83 Metascore

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 70,437 | Gross: $13.47M

10. Hud (1963)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Western

62 Metascore

Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 20,020 | Gross: $10.00M

11. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 23,647

12. Judex (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Channing Pollock, Francine Bergé, Edith Scob, Théo Sarapo

Votes: 2,377

13. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Votes: 5,976

14. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice...

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens

Votes: 2,591

15. The Insect Woman (1963)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.

Director: Shohei Imamura | Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi

Votes: 1,967

16. Bluebeard (1963)

115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Follows a family-man who meets women through lonely hearts ads.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, Hildegard Knef, Juliette Mayniel

Votes: 861

17. Ganga Zumba (1963)

100 min | Drama, History

The life of a runaway slave who founded the Quilombo dos Palmares, an outlaw community of Brazilian slaves.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Antonio Pitanga, Léa Garcia, Eliezer Gomes, Luiza Maranhão

Votes: 102

18. Irma la Douce (1963)

Not Rated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance

A policeman falls in love with a prostitute, Irma, but doesn't want her seeing other men. So he creates an alter-ego, a wealthy Englishman who will be her only customer. Seems like a solid enough plan - what could possibly go wrong?

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell

Votes: 17,648 | Gross: $25.25M

19. The Fire Within (1963)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Depressed Alain Leroy leaves the clinic where he was detoxified. He meets friends, acquaintances and women, trying to find a reason to continue living. Will this help him?

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps

Votes: 8,603

20. America America (1963)

Approved | 174 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,973

21. The Servant (1963)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama

93 Metascore

Upper-class Tony hires servant Hugo Barrett, who turns out to have a hidden agenda.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox

Votes: 10,550 | Gross: $0.04M

22. Shock Corridor (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Votes: 11,145

23. The Teacher from Vigevano (1963)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Primary school teacher Mr. Mombelli, nevertheless satisfied with his life, is driven by his wife to resign and starting a new activity. He invest all his goodwill setting up a footwear ... See full summary »

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Claire Bloom, Vito De Taranto, Ya Doucheskaya

Votes: 383

24. Alone on the Pacific (1963)

104 min | Adventure

Kenichi Horie is determined to challenge his family, the law and the nature crossing the Pacific to America in a small sailboat. Despite his careful planning many unforeseen events will test his determination.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ruriko Asaoka

Votes: 382

25. The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 4,950

26. The Big City (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bachchan, Haren Chatterjee

Votes: 3,565

27. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, U.S. marine, Maj. Matt Lewis, along with British consul, Sir Arthur Robertson, develop a plan to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force can arrive.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green, Andrew Marton | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 6,123

28. Tom Jones (1963)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

77 Metascore

The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th-century England.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 11,947 | Gross: $37.60M

29. Cantata (1963)

94 min | Drama

A young doctor undergoes a spiritual crisis when he returns to his rural home.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Andor Ajtay, Béla Barsi, Miklós Szakáts

Votes: 526

30. I Fidanzati (1963)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

Despite his fiancee's reluctance, a young man moves to Sicily for a better job, but soon starts questioning his decision.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Anna Canzi, Carlo Cabrini

Votes: 1,815

31. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares

Votes: 2,357

32. The Executioner (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

An undertaker marries an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 5,969

33. Le Doulos (1962)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

A burglar betraying other criminals, prepares for a big heist with a trusted friend that might be as untrustworthy as he.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre

Votes: 9,598 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Something Different (1963)

85 min | Drama

Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who is the only one assuming the family responsibilities of working at home and looking ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Eva Bosáková, Vera Uzelacová, Josef Langmiler, Jirí Kodet

Votes: 504

35. Hands Over the City (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale

Votes: 2,587

36. Kanto Wanderer (1963)

92 min | Action, Crime

Three schoolgirls are infatuated with a yakuza, Katsuta, of the Izu Clan. They meet another yakuza, `Diamond` Fuyu, of the rival Yoshida clan. As he gets a tattoo, two of the girls become ... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Daisaburô Hirata, Hiroko Itô

Votes: 379

37. Ophélia (1963)

105 min | Drama

After the death of his father, the weirdo Yvan Lesurf believes his mother Claudia Lesurf and his uncle Adrien Lesurf have poisoned him since they got married to each other. Completely ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Alida Valli, Claude Cerval, André Jocelyn, Juliette Mayniel

Votes: 187

38. The Cardinal (1963)

Approved | 175 min | Drama, History, War

A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Nazism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Tom Tryon, John Huston, Romy Schneider, Carol Lynley

Votes: 2,379

39. The Love Eterne (1963)

126 min | Musical, Romance

The story about the life of the students at a university in Hangchow. Chu Ying-Tai is a female who has to be disguised as a man in order to gain entry into the school.

Director: Han Hsiang Li | Stars: Betty Loh Ti, Ivy Ling Po, Li-Chu Chang, Yanyan Chen

Votes: 391

40. The Boom (1963)

88 min | Comedy

During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, Elena Nicolai, Ettore Geri

Votes: 846 | Gross: $0.06M

41. Bamboo Doll of Echizen (1963)

103 min | Drama, Romance

Haunting melodrama focuses on a young bamboo worker who takes his father's prostitute as his wife.

Director: Kôzaburô Yoshimura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Junichiro Yamashita, Tamao Nakamura, Ganjirô Nakamura

Votes: 97

42. Magnet of Doom (1963)

102 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Broke French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer Michel Maudet becomes bodyguard for the fugitive corrupt banker Ferchaux.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Vanel, Michèle Mercier, Malvina Silberberg

Votes: 1,343

43. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson

Votes: 5,245

44. The Nutty Professor (1963)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

A timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 15,781 | Gross: $7.63M

45. L'immortelle (1963)

M | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

A sad man meets a beautiful, secretive woman who may or may not be involved in some conspiracy ring dealing in kidnapped women used as prostitutes. After several days of their sadly ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet | Stars: Françoise Brion, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Guido Celano, Ayfer Feray

Votes: 1,058

46. From Russia with Love (1963)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller