List of American films of 1963

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A list of American films released in 1963.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - the highest grossing film of 1963.

A-C[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
4 for Texas Robert Aldrich Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Victor Buono, Charles Bronson Western comedy Warner Bros.
55 Days at Peking Nicholas Ray Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven Drama Allied Artists
All the Way Home Alex Segal Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle Drama James Agee book
America, America Elia Kazan Frank Wolff, Stathis Giallelis Drama
Atom Age Vampire A.G. Majano Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni Horror
The Balcony Joseph Strick Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Leonard Nimoy, Ruby Dee Drama play by Jean Genet
Beach Party William Asher Robert Cummings, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon Comedy AIP
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright Suspense Universal
Blonde Cobra Ken Jacobs Jack Smith Short
Blood Feast H.G. Lewis William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Scott H. Hall Horror
Bye Bye Birdie George Sidney Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Bobby Rydell, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Lynde, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan Musical comedy based on Broadway show
Call Me Bwana Gordon Douglas Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg, Edie Adams Comedy Paramount
Captain Newman, M.D. David Miller Gregory Peck, Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, Eddie Albert, Robert Duvall, Larry Storch, Bobby Darin Drama Universal
The Cardinal Otto Preminger Tom Tryon, John Huston, Carol Lynley, Ossie Davis Drama 6 Oscar nominations
The Caretakers Hall Bartlett Joan Crawford, Robert Stack, Polly Bergen Suspense U.A.
Charade Stanley Donen Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Ned Glass, George Kennedy Suspense Universal
A Child is Waiting John Cassavetes Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands Drama United Artists
Cleopatra Joseph Mankiewicz Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Martin Landau, Carroll O'Connor, Hume Cronyn Epic Fox; won 4 Oscars
Come Blow Your Horn Bud Yorkin Frank Sinatra, Tony Bill Comedy script by Neil Simon
Come Fly with Me Henry Levin Dolores Hart, Pamela Tiffin, Hugh O'Brien Romance MGM
The Cool World Shirley Clarke Yolanda Rodríguez, Antonio Fargas, Carl Lee Drama
The Courtship of Eddie's Father Vincente Minnelli Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, Ron Howard, Jerry Van Dyke Comedy inspired TV series
The Crawling Hand Herbert L. Strock Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Alan Hale, Jr. Horror
Critic's Choice Don Weis Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell, Rip Torn Comedy Warner Bros.
Cry of Battle Irving Lerner Van Heflin, Rita Moreno War Allied Artists

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Dementia 13 Francis Ford Coppola William Campbell, Patrick Magee Thriller A.I.P.
Diamond Head Guy Green Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux Drama based on Peter Gilman novel
Diary of a Madman Reginald Le Borg Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Lewis Martin Horror
Donovan's Reef John Ford John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Allen, Cesar Romero Comedy final Ford-Wayne collaboration
Eat Andy Warhol Robert Indiana
Face in the Rain Irvin Kershner Rory Calhoun, Marina Berti Drama Embassy
Five Minutes to Love John Hayes Rue McLanahan Drama
Flaming Creatures Jack Smith Frances Francine, Mario Montez Experimental
Flipper James B. Clark Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin Family based on the TV series
Follow the Boys Richard Thorpe Connie Francis, Janis Paige, Paula Prentiss, Russ Tamblyn Romantic comedy MGM
For Love or Money Michael Gordon Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Thelma Ritter, Gig Young, Leslie Parrish, Julie Newmar Romantic comedy Universal
Free, White and 21 Larry Buchanan Frederick O'Neal, Annalena Lund Drama
Fun in Acapulco Richard Thorpe Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cardenas Musical filmed entirely in U.S.
A Gathering of Eagles Delbert Mann Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Barry Sullivan Drama Universal
Gidget Goes to Rome Paul Wendkos Cindy Carol, Don Porter Comedy Gidget sequel
The Girl Hunters Roy Rowland Mickey Spillane, Shirley Eaton Mystery from Spillane's novel
Goldilocks and the Three Bares Herschell Gordon Lewis Alison Edwards, Rex Marlow, Thomas Sweetwood, Joey Maxim Erotic Comedy
The Great Escape John Sturges Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Donald, Donald Pleasence, David McCallum War United Artists; based on book by Paul Brickhill

H-M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Haunting Robert Wise Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn Horror from Shirley Jackson novel
Hud Martin Ritt Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde Drama from Larry McMurtry novel; Oscars for Douglas, Neal
I Could Go On Singing Ronald Neame Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde Drama Garland's final film
In the Cool of the Day Robert Stevens Peter Finch, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury Drama MGM
The Incredible Journey Fletcher Markle Emile Genest, John Drainie Family
Irma la Douce Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine Comedy 3 Oscar nominations
It Happened at the World's Fair Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Gary Lockwood Musical MGM
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Stanley Kramer Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman, Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, Dick Shawn, Terry-Thomas, Edie Adams, Jonathan Winters, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine, Peter Falk Comedy 6 Academy Award nominations; top-grossing film of 1963
Jason and the Argonauts Don Chaffey Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman Fantasy Columbia
Johnny Cool William Asher Henry Silva, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jim Backus Crime United Artists
Kings of the Sun J. Lee Thompson Yul Brynner, George Chakiris Adventure United Artists
Ladybug Ladybug Frank Perry Jane Connell, William Daniels, Nancy Marchand
Lancelot and Guinevere Cornel Wilde Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace Romance Universal
Lilies of the Field Ralph Nelson Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala Drama Oscar for Poitier
The List of Adrian Messenger John Huston George C. Scott, Dana Wynter Mystery Many cameos
The Long Ships Jack Cardiff Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn Adventure Columbia
Love Is a Ball David Swift Glenn Ford, Hope Lange, Telly Savalas Comedy United Artists
Love with the Proper Stranger Robert Mulligan Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams Drama 5 Oscar nominations
The Man from the Diner's Club Frank Tashlin Danny Kaye, Martha Hyer, Telly Savalas Comedy Columbia
Maniac Michael Carreras Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston Horror
Mary, Mary Mervyn LeRoy Debbie Reynolds, Barry Nelson, Michael Rennie Comedy from Jean Kerr play
McLintock! Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers, Yvonne de Carlo, Patrick Wayne, Jerry Van Dyke Western comedy United Artists
Miracle of the White Stallions Arthur Hiller Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens War drama
Move Over, Darling Michael Gordon Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen Romantic comedy My Favorite Wife remake
My Six Loves Gower Champion Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, David Janssen Comedy Paramount

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
A New Kind of Love Melville Shavelson Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Eva Gabor Comedy Paramount
Nine Hours to Rama Mark Robson Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Diane Baker Drama from Stanley Wolpert book
The Nutty Professor Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens Comedy remade in 1996
One Got Fat Dale Jennings
Operation Bikini Anthony Carras Tab Hunter, Frankie Avalon, Jim Backus, Gary Crosby Comedy AIP
PT 109 Leslie H. Martinson Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Robert Blake Biography, War story of John F. Kennedy
Pent-House Mouse Chuck Jones Animated
The Pink Panther Blake Edwards David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine Crime comedy first of a series
The Prize Mark Robson Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Kevin McCarthy, Diane Baker Drama from Irving Wallace novel
Promises! Promises! King Donovan Jayne Mansfield, Tommy Noonan Comedy aka Promise Her Anything
Rampage Phil Karlson Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, Elsa Martinelli Adventure Seven Arts
The Raven Roger Corman Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre Horror Edgar Allan Poe story
The Sadist James Landis Arch Hall, Jr., Richard Alden, Marilyn Manning, Don Russell Sci-fi
Shock Corridor Samuel Fuller Peter Breck, Constance Towers Drama Allied Artists
The Skydivers Coleman Francis Kevin Casey, Anthony Cardoza, Marcia Knight, Jimmy Bryant Drama
Sleep Andy Warhol John Giorno
Slime People Robert Hutton Robert Hutton Horror
Sodom and Gomorrah Robert Aldrich Stewart Granger, Anouk Aimée, Pier Angeli Epic 20th Century Fox
Soldier in the Rain Ralph Nelson Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen Comedy from William Goldman novel
Son of Flubber Robert Stevenson Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Tommy Kirk Comedy The Absent-Minded Professor sequel
Spencer's Mountain Delmer Daves Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara Family from Earl Hamner, Jr. novel
Stolen Hours Daniel Petrie Susan Hayward, Diane Baker Drama Dark Victory remake
The Stripper Franklin J. Schaffner Joanne Woodward, Richard Beymer, Claire Trevor Drama 20th Century Fox
Summer Magic James Neilson Hayley Mills, Burl Ives Drama Disney
Sunday in New York Peter Tewksbury Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp Romantic comedy MGM; from Norman Krasna play
The Sword in the Stone Wolfgang Reitherman voices of Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson Animated

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Take Her, She's Mine Henry Koster James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows Comedy Fox; based on Phoebe and Henry Ephron play
Tarzan's Three Challenges Robert Day Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode Adventure Edgar Rice Burroughs character
The Terror 5 directors Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson Horror AIP
They Saved Hitler's Brain David Bradley Walter Stocker, Carlos Rivas Sci-fi
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Norman Maurer Three Stooges Comedy Columbia Pictures
The Thrill of It All Norman Jewison Doris Day, James Garner Comedy Universal
A Ticklish Affair George Sidney Shirley Jones, Gig Young, Red Buttons Comedy MGM
To Beep or Not to Beep Roadrunner Animated
Toys in the Attic George Roy Hill Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller, Gene Tierney Drama United Artists; based on Lillian Hellman play
Transylvania 6-5000 Chuck Jones voices of Mel Blanc, Ben Frommer, Julie Bennett Animated
Twice-Told Tales Sidney Salkow Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland Horror United Artists
Twilight of Honor Boris Sagal Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Joey Heatherton Drama
The Ugly American George Englund Marlon Brando, Sandra Church, Eiji Okada, Jocelyn Brando, Arthur Hill, Pat Hingle Drama Universal
Under the Yum Yum Tree David Swift Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Dean Jones, Edie Adams, Imogene Coca, Paul Lynde Romantic comedy Columbia
The V.I.P.s Anthony Asquith Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, Louis Jourdan, Margaret Rutherford, Elsa Martinelli, Orson Welles Drama from Terence Rattigan play; Academy Award for Rutherford; MGM
The Victors Carl Foreman George Peppard, George Hamilton, Vince Edwards, Romy Schneider, Elke Sommer, Jeanne Moreau War Columbia; from Alexander Baron story
What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Martin Scorsese Short subject
The Wheeler Dealers Arthur Hiller James Garner, Lee Remick, Chill Wills, Jim Backus, Pat Crowley, Phil Harris, Louis Nye Comedy MGM
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Daniel Mann Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carol Burnett, Richard Conte, Martin Balsam, Jill St. John Romantic comedy Paramount
Who's Minding the Store? Frank Tashlin Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston, Kathleen Freeman Comedy Paramount
X Roger Corman Ray Milland, Don Rickles Science fiction aka Man with the X-Ray Eyes
The Yellow Canary Buzz Kulik Pat Boone, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest Crime

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