1965 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1965

Notable Films Released in 1965

U.S.A. unless stated


  • The 10th Victim (La decima vittima), starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress - (Italy/France)
  • 36 Hours, starring James Garner, Rod Taylor and Eva Marie Saint
  • The 317th Platoon (La 317e Section) - (France)


  • Abashiri Prison (Abashiri Bangaichi), starring Ken Takakura - (Japan)
  • Adventures of a Dentist (Pokhozhdyeniya zubnovo vracha), directed by Elem Klimov - (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Adventures of the Smurfs (Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs) - (Belgium)
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy, directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison
  • The Alphabet Murders, directed by Frank Tashlin, starring Tony Randall and Anita Ekberg
  • Alphaville (Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution), directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Eddie Constantine - Golden Bear winner - (France)
  • Always Further On (Tarahumara (Cada vez más lejos)) - (Mexico)
  • The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders, starring Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Angela Lansbury
  • The Art of Love, directed by Norman Jewison, starring James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Elke Sommer, Dick Van Dyke
  • Arzoo (Wish), starring Sadhana - (India)
  • The Ashes (Popioły), directed by Andrzej Wajda - (Poland)


  • Baby the Rain Must Fall, starring Steve McQueen and Lee Remick
  • Bad Girls Go to Hell, directed by Doris Wishman
  • Battle of the Bulge, starring Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Ty Hardin, Pier Angeli
  • The Battle of the Villa Fiorita, directed by Delmer Daves, starring Maureen O'Hara, Rossano Brazzi, Olivia Hussey
  • Beach Blanket Bingo, directed by William Asher, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Don Rickles
  • The Bedford Incident, starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier - (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • Billie, starring Patty Duke
  • Black Wind (Viento negro) - (Mexico)
  • Boeing Boeing, starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis
  • La Bohème - (West Germany)
  • Brainstorm, directed by William Conrad, starring Anne Francis and Jeffrey Hunter
  • The Brigand of Kandahar, starring Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain
  • Bunny Lake Is Missing, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Laurence Olivier and Carol Lynley - (U.K.)
  • Bus Riley's Back in Town, starring Ann-Margret and Michael Parks


  • The Camp Followers (Le soldatesse), starring Anna Karina - (Italy)
  • Carry On Cowboy, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale - (U.K.)
  • Casanova 70, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Virna Lisi - (Italy)
  • Cat Ballou, starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin
  • Chronicle of a Boy Alone (Crónica de un niño solo) - (Argentina)
  • The Cincinnati Kid, directed by Norman Jewison, starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell
  • The City Under the Sea (aka War-Gods of the Deep), starring Vincent Price, Tab Hunter
  • The Collector, directed by William Wyler, starring Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • Cup Fever, starring Bernard Cribbins - (U.K.)
  • Curse of the Fly, starring Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Carole Gray


  • Darling, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Laurence Harvey, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie - (U.K.)
  • Dear Brigitte, starring James Stewart, Bill Mumy, Glynis Johns, Ed Wynn, Brigitte Bardot
  • A Devilish Homicide (Salinma) - (South Korea)
  • Die! Die! My Darling! (aka Fanatic), starring Tallulah Bankhead and Stefanie Powers
  • Dingaka, starring Stanley Baker - (South Africa)
  • Doctor Zhivago, directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness -- winner of 5 Academy Awards - (U.K.)
  • Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee - (U.K.)
  • Dr. Who and the Daleks, starring Peter Cushing - (U.K.)


  • The Early Bird, starring Norman Wisdom - (U.K.)
  • The Family Jewels, starring Jerry Lewis
  • Fantômas se déchaîne (Fantômas Unleashed), starring Jean Marais - (France)
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, directed by Russ Meyer
  • Ferry Cross the Mersey, starring Gerry and the Pacemakers - (U.K.)
  • Fists in the Pocket (I pugni in tasca) - (Italy)
  • The Flight of the Phoenix, directed by Robert Aldrich, starring James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Finch
  • For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood - (Italy)
  • Funny Things Happen Down Under, starring Olivia Newton-John - (Australia)


  • Il Gaucho, starring Vittorio Gassman and Nino Manfredi - (Italy/Argentina)
  • Genghis Khan, starring Omar Sharif, Stephen Boyd, James Mason
  • Girl Happy, starring Elvis Presley
  • The Glory Guys, directed by Arnold Laven, starring Tom Tryon and Harve Presnell
  • Goldstein, comedy ensemble film, with actors from The Second City, including Severn Darden
  • The Great Race, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Ross Martin
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told, directed by George Stevens, starring Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Dorothy McGuire, David McCallum, Martin Landau, Telly Savalas
  • Guide, directed by Vijay Anand, starring Dev Anand - (India)
  • Gumnaam (Unknown), starring Manoj Kumar - (India)


  • The Hallelujah Trail, directed by John Sturges, starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin
  • Happiness (Le bonheur), directed by Agnès Varda - (France)
  • Harlow, starring Carroll Baker, Peter Lawford, Red Buttons, Mike Connors, Leslie Nielsen, Angela Lansbury
  • Harlow, starring Carol Lynley, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Barry Sullivan, Hurd Hatfield, Ginger Rogers
  • Harum Scarum, aka Harem Holiday, starring Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries
  • Help!, directed by Richard Lester, starring The Beatles - (U.K.)
  • The Heroes of Telemark, starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris
  • A High Wind in Jamaica, starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn - (U.K.)
  • The Hill, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Sean Connery, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis - (U.K.)
  • The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga) - (Brazil)
  • How to Murder Your Wife, starring Jack Lemmon and Virna Lisi
  • How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, starring Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Buster Keaton, Beverly Adams, Mickey Rooney


  • I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene), starring Stefania Sandrelli, Nino Manfredi, Franco Nero - (Italy)
  • I'll Take Sweden, starring Bob Hope, Dina Merrill, Frankie Avalon, Tuesday Weld
  • Impossible on Saturday (Pas question le samedi) - (Italy/France/Israel)
  • In Harm's Way, directed by Otto Preminger, starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde, Paula Prentiss, Henry Fonda
  • Inside Daisy Clover, starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Christopher Plummer
  • Inside the Forbidden City (Song gong mi shi) - (Hong Kong)
  • Intimate Lighting (Intimní osvětlení), directed by Ivan Passer - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster (Kaijû daisensô), directed by Ishirō Honda - (Japan)
  • The Ipcress File, directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine - BAFTA Award for Best British Film - (U.K.)


  • John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, starring Shirley MacLaine, Richard Crenna, Peter Ustinov
  • Joy in the Morning, starring Richard Chamberlain and Yvette Mimieux
  • Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti), directed by Federico Fellini - (Italy/France)


  • King Rat, starring George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox
  • The Knack …and How to Get It, directed by Richard Lester, starring Ray Brooks, Rita Tushingham, Michael Crawford - Cannes Grand Prize - (U.K.)


  • Lady L, directed by Peter Ustinov, starring Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven
  • Life at the Top, starring Laurence Harvey and Jean Simmons - (U.K.)
  • The Liquidator, directed by Jack Cardiff and starring Rod Taylor and Trevor Howard (U.K.)
  • La Loba (The She-Wolf) - (Mexico)
  • Lord Jim, starring Peter O'Toole - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • Love Has Many Faces, starring Lana Turner, Hugh O'Brian, Cliff Robertson, Ruth Roman, Stefanie Powers
  • The Loved One, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Robert Morse, Anjanette Comer, Jonathan Winters, Rod Steiger, Paul Williams, Liberace
  • Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky), directed by Milos Forman - (Czechoslovakia)


  • Major Dundee, directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn, Jim Hutton
  • The Man from Button Willow
  • Man is Not a Bird (Čovek nije tica) - (Yugoslavia)
  • Marriage on the Rocks, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Deborah Kerr
  • Mickey One, directed by Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty
  • Mirage, directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Gregory Peck, Diane Baker and Walter Matthau
  • The Money Trap, starring Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, Ricardo Montalbán, Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer
  • Morituri, starring Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner


  • The Nanny, starring Bette Davis - (U.K.)
  • Never Too Late, starring Paul Ford, Maureen O'Sullivan, Connie Stevens, Jim Hutton
  • Nightmare Castle, starring Barbara Steele - (Italy)
  • Nightmare in the Sun, starring Ursula Andress, John Derek, Aldo Ray, Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • None But the Brave, directed by and starring Frank Sinatra, with Clint Walker, Tommy Sands


  • Once a Thief, starring Alain Delon and Ann-Margret - (U.S.A./France)
  • Operation C.I.A., starring Burt Reynolds and Danielle Aubry
  • Operation Crossbow, starring Sophia Loren - (U.K.)
  • Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures (Operatsiya „Y“ i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika), starring Aleksandr Demyanenko - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Othello, directed by Stuart Burge, starring Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay - (U.K.)


  • A Patch of Blue, starring Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters
  • Pierrot le fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina - (France)
  • Planet of the Vampires (Terrore nello spazio), directed by Mario Bava - (Italy/Spain)
  • Promise Her Anything, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Warren Beatty and Leslie Caron


  • The Rabbit Is Me (Das Kaninchen bin ich) - (East Germany)
  • The Railrodder, a comedy short starring Buster Keaton in his last film - (Canada)
  • Răscoala - (Romania)
  • Red Beard (Akahige), directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshirō Mifune - (Japan)
  • Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski, starring Catherine Deneuve - (U.K.)
  • Return from the Ashes, starring Maximillian Schell and Samantha Eggar
  • The Return of Mr. Moto, starring Henry Silva - (U.K.)
  • Ride in the Whirlwind, directed by Monte Hellman, starring Jack Nicholson and Millie Perkins
  • The Round-Up (Szegénylegények), directed by Miklós Jancsó - (Hungary)
  • The Rounders, directed by Burt Kennedy, starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda


  • Samurai Spy (Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke) - (Japan)
  • Sandra (Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa), directed by Luchino Visconti, starring Claudia Cardinale - (Italy)
  • São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (São Paulo, the Anonymous Town) - (Brazil)
  • The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie), starring Zbigniew Cybulski - (Poland)
  • The Sandpiper, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Eva Marie Saint
  • Sands of the Kalahari, starring Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker, Susannah York - (U.K.)
  • The Satan Bug, starring George Maharis and Anne Francis
  • Secrets Behind the Wall (Kabe no naka no himegoto) - (Japan)
  • Sergeant Deadhead, starring Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley
  • Shakespeare Wallah, directed by James Ivory, starring Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Madhur Jaffrey
  • She, starring Ursula Andress and Peter Cushing - (U.K.)
  • Shenandoah, starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Rosemary Forsyth, Katharine Ross
  • Ship of Fools, directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, Michael Dunn, José Ferrer
  • The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), directed by Jan Kadar and Elmar Klos - Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Simon of the Desert (Simón del desierto), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)
  • The Sin (Al Haram) - (Egypt)
  • Situation Hopeless ... But Not Serious, starring Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford
  • Ski Party, starring Frankie Avalon and Yvonne Craig
  • The Skull, starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Patrick Wymark - (U.K.)
  • Slalom, starring Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Beba Loncar, Daniela Bianchi - (Italy)
  • The Sleeping Car Murders (Compartiment tueurs), directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Yves Montand and Simone Signoret - (France)
  • The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Ed Asner
  • The Sons of Katie Elder, directed by Henry Hathaway, starring John Wayne and Dean Martin
  • The Sound of Music, directed by Robert Wise, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer -- winner of 5 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, directed by Martin Ritt, starring Richard Burton and Claire Bloom - (U.K.)
  • Story of a Prostitute (Shunpuden), directed by Seijun Suzuki - (Japan)
  • Strange Bedfellows, starring Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida
  • A Swingin' Summer, starring James Stacy and Raquel Welch
  • Sword of the Beast (Kedamono no ken), directed by Hideo Gosha - (Japan)
  • Sylvia, starring Carroll Baker and George Maharis
  • Synanon, directed by Richard Quine, starring Edmond O'Brien, Chuck Connors, Stella Stevens


  • The Shop on Main Street
  • Tattooed Life (Irezumi ichidai), directed by Seijun Suzuki - (Japan)
  • Ten Little Indians, starring Shirley Eaton, Hugh O'Brian, Daliah Lavi, Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Fabian - (U.K.)
  • That Darn Cat! starring Dean Jones
  • The Third Day, starring George Peppard and Elizabeth Ashley
  • Thirty Three (Tridtsat tri) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, directed by Ken Annakin, starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Gert Frobe - (U.K.)
  • A Thousand Clowns, starring Jason Robards, Barry Gordon, Martin Balsam, Barbara Harris
  • Thunderball, starring Sean Connery (as James Bond), with Claudine Auger, Luciana Paluzzi, Adolfo Celi - (U.K.)
  • Tickle Me, starring Elvis Presley
  • Tokyo Olympiad, a documentary directed by Kon Ichikawa - (Japan)
  • The Truth About Spring, directed by Richard Thorpe, starring Hayley Mills and John Mills


  • The Uninhibited (Los pianos mecánicos), directed by Juan Antonio Bardem, starring Melina Mercouri and James Mason - (Spain)
  • Up from the Beach, starring Cliff Robertson


  • A Very Special Favor, starring Rock Hudson and Leslie Caron
  • Viva Maria!, directed by Louis Malle, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau - (France)
  • Von Ryan's Express, directed by Mark Robson, starring Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Edward Mulhare, Adolfo Celi


  • Waqt, starring Sunil Dutt and Sadhana - (India)
  • The War Game, a TV docu-drama directed by Peter Watkins - (U.K.)
  • The War Lord, starring Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth
  • What's New Pussycat?, directed by Clive Donner, starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Woody Allen, Romy Schneider, Paula Prentiss, Capucine
  • Wild on the Beach, starring Sherry Jackson, Frankie Randall, Sonny & Cher
  • Willy McBean and his Magic Machine
  • Winter Kept Us Warm, directed by David Secter - (Canada)
  • The World of Abbott and Costello, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello


  • You Must Be Joking!, starring Lionel Jeffries, Denholm Elliott, Michael Callan - (U.K.)
  • Yo Yo, directed by and starring Pierre Étaix - (France)

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