List of American films of 1965

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A list of American films released in 1965.

The Sound of Music won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

A-D[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
36 Hours George Seaton James Garner, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint Drama, War MGM
The Agony and the Ecstasy Carol Reed Rex Harrison, Charlton Heston, Diane Cilento Drama, Biography Fox
The Art of Love Norman Jewison Dick Van Dyke, James Garner, Elke Sommer, Angie Dickinson Comedy Universal
Baby the Rain Must Fall Robert Mulligan Steve McQueen, Lee Remick, Don Murray Drama Columbia
Bad Girls Go to Hell Doris Wishman Gigi Darlene, George La Rocque Sexploitation
Battle of the Bulge Ken Annakin Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Ty Hardin, Pier Angeli, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson Drama, War Warner Bros.
Beach Blanket Bingo William Asher Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Paul Lynde, Don Rickles Comedy, Musical A.I.P.
The Bedford Incident James B. Harris Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox Cold War Columbia
Billie Don Weis Patty Duke, Jim Backus, Jane Greer Musical United Artists
Blindfold Philip Dunne Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Warden Suspense Universal
Bloody Pit of Horror Massimo Pupillo Mickey Hargitay, Walter Bigari, Luisa Baratto Horror Italian-American co-production[1]
Boeing Boeing John Rich Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis Comedy Paramount
Brainstorm William Conrad Anne Francis, Dana Andrews, Jeffrey Hunter Suspense Warner Bros.
Bus Riley's Back in Town Harvey Hart Ann-Margret, Michael Parks, Kim Darby, Janet Margolin Drama Universal
Cat Ballou Elliot Silverstein Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Dwayne Hickman, Michael Callan, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye Western, comedy Academy Award for Marvin
The Cincinnati Kid Norman Jewison Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Rip Torn, Cab Calloway, Joan Blondell Drama MGM
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion Andrew Marton Marshall Thompson, Betsy Drake Family inspired TV's Daktari
The Collector William Wyler Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne Thriller Columbia
Color Me Blood Red H.G. Lewis Candi Conder, Gordon Oas-Heim Horror
Dear Brigitte Henry Koster James Stewart, Fabian, Ed Wynn, Bill Mumy, Brigitte Bardot Comedy Fox
The Dirty Game 4 directors Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan Spy anthology
Doctor Zhivago David Lean Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness Drama, Romance based on the novel; 5 Oscars
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Norman Taurog Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman Comedy A.I.P.

E-I[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Family Jewels Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, Donna Butterworth Comedy Paramount
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Russ Meyer Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams Sexploitation
Ferry Cross the Mersey Jeremy Summers Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black Musical U.K.
The Flight of the Phoenix Robert Aldrich James Stewart, Peter Finch, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Ernest Borgnine Action, Adventure from Elleston Trevor novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Fluffy Earl Bellamy Tony Randall, Shirley Jones, Celia Kaye Family Universal
Genghis Khan Henry Levin Omar Sharif, James Mason, Eli Wallach Adventure Columbia
Girl Happy Boris Sagal Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Mary Ann Mobley Musical MGM
The Glory Guys Arnold Laven Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, Senta Berger, James Caan Western United Artists
Goldstein Philip Kaufman Lou Gilbert, Ellen Madison, Tom Erhart Comedy
The Great Race Blake Edwards Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk Comedy Warner Bros.; 5 Oscar nominations
The Great Sioux Massacre Sidney Salkow Joseph Cotten, Darren McGavin Western
The Greatest Story Ever Told George Stevens Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, José Ferrer, Claude Rains, Angela Lansbury, David McCallum, Martin Landau, Ed Wynn, Telly Savalas, Sidney Poitier, John Wayne Biblical Epic United Artists; 5 Oscar nominations; Rains' final film
Guns of Diablo Boris Sagal Charles Bronson, Kurt Russell Western
The Hallelujah Trail John Sturges Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin Comedy, Western United Artists
Harlow Gordon Douglas Carroll Baker, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford Drama, Biography Paramount Pictures; story of Jean Harlow
Harlow Alex Segal Carol Lynley, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Ginger Rogers Biography Rogers' final film
Harum Scarum Gene Nelson Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries Musical MGM
Having a Wild Weekend John Boorman The Dave Clark Five Musical
The Heroes of Telemark Anthony Mann Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave War filmed in Norway
Help! Richard Lester John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr Musical comedy filmed in London, Bahamas, Austria
A High Wind in Jamaica Alexander MacKendrick Anthony Quinn, Lila Kedrova, James Coburn Adventure from Richard Hughes novel
The Hill Sidney Lumet Sean Connery, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis Drama MGM
How to Murder Your Wife Richard Quine Jack Lemmon, Terry-Thomas, Virna Lisi Comedy United Artists
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini William Asher Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Beverly Adams Comedy American International
I Saw What You Did William Castle Joan Crawford, John Ireland Thriller Universal
I'll Take Sweden Frederick de Cordova Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld, Frankie Avalon Comedy United Artists
In Harm's Way Otto Preminger John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Henry Fonda, Brandon deWilde, Paula Prentiss, Burgess Meredith, Carroll O'Connor, Tom Tryon, Dana Andrews, George Kennedy War, Drama Paramount; from James Bassett novel; BAFTA award for Neal
Inside Daisy Clover Robert Mulligan Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Christopher Plummer Drama 4 Oscar nominations

J-R[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home J. Lee Thompson Shirley MacLaine, Richard Crenna, Peter Ustinov Comedy 20th Century Fox
Joy in the Morning Alex Segal Richard Chamberlain, Yvette Mimieux Drama MGM
King Rat Bryan Forbes George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox War, Drama from James Clavell novel
Life at the Top Ted Kotcheff Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons, Honor Blackman Drama Columbia
Love and Kisses Ozzie Nelson Ricky Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Kris Harmon Comedy Universal
Love Has Many Faces Alexander Singer Lana Turner, Cliff Robertson, Hugh O'Brian, Ruth Roman, Stefanie Powers Drama Columbia
The Loved One Tony Richardson Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, John Gielgud, Liberace, Milton Berle, Tab Hunter, Rod Steiger Comedy MGM; based on novel by Evelyn Waugh
Major Dundee Sam Peckinpah Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn Western Columbia
The Man from Button Willow David Detiege Dale Robertson, Howard Keel, Barbara Jean Wong Animation
Marriage on the Rocks Jack Donohue Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Deborah Kerr Romantic comedy Warner Bros.
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Edward Montagne Joe Flynn, Tim Conway Comedy Universal Pictures
Mickey One Arthur Penn Warren Beatty, Franchot Tone Drama Columbia
Mirage Edward Dmytryk Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau Thriller Universal Pictures
Mister Moses Ronald Neame Robert Mitchum, Carroll Baker Adventure
The Monkey's Uncle Robert Stevenson Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Arthur O'Connell Comedy Disney; sequel to 1964 film
The Money Trap Burt Kennedy Glenn Ford, Elke Sommer, Rita Hayworth Drama MGM
Monster A Go-Go Bill Rebane June Travis, Phil Morton Science fiction
Morituri Bernhard Wicki Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Wally Cox, Janet Margolin Action 20th Century Fox
Motorpsycho Russ Meyer Haji, Alex Rocco Action
Mudhoney Russ Meyer Lorna Maitland, Hal Hopper Drama
The Naked Prey Cornel Wilde Cornel Wilde, Ken Gampu Adventure Paramount
Never Too Late Bud Yorkin Paul Ford, Maureen O'Sullivan, Connie Stevens Comedy Warner Bros.
Nightmare in the Sun John Derek John Derek, Ursula Andress, Sammy Davis, Jr. Crime Drama Zodiac Films
None But The Brave Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra, Tatsuya Mihashi, Clint Walker, Tommy Sands, Brad Dexter, Tony Bill War Drama Warner Bros.; only film Sinatra directed
Once a Thief Ralph Nelson Alain Delon, Ann-Margret, Van Heflin, Jack Palance Crime MGM
Operation C.I.A. Christian Nyby Burt Reynolds, Danielle Aubrey, John Hoyt Thriller Allied Artists
Operation Crossbow Michael Anderson Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard War Drama MGM
A Patch of Blue Guy Green Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters Drama Oscar for Winters
Promise Her Anything Arthur Hiller Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron Comedy
A Rage to Live Walter Grauman Suzanne Pleshette, Bradford Dillman, Ben Gazzara Drama from John O'Hara novel
Red Line 7000 Howard Hawks James Caan Drama Hawks' last non-Western
Requiem for a Gunfighter Spencer Gordon Bennet Rod Cameron, Stephen McNally, Mike Mazurki Western Embassy Pictures
Ride in the Whirlwind Monte Hellman Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, Harry Dean Stanton Western written by Nicholson
The Rounders Burt Kennedy Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Chill Wills, Sue Ane Langdon Western comedy MGM; from a novel by Max Evans

S-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Sandpiper Vincente Minnelli Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Webber, Charles Bronson Drama MGM; won Oscar for Best Song
Sands of the Kalahari Cy Endfield Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker Adventure Paramount
The Satan Bug John Sturges George Maharis, Anne Francis Science fiction from Alistair MacLean novel
The Secret of My Success Andrew L. Stone Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Honor Blackman, James Booth, Lionel Jeffries Comedy MGM
Sergeant Deadhead Norman Taurog Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Cesar Romero Musical A.I.P.
Shenandoah Andrew V. McLaglen James Stewart, Doug McClure, Katharine Ross, Glenn Corbett, Rosemary Forsyth War, Drama Universal
Ship of Fools Stanley Kramer Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer, Oskar Werner, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal Drama 8 Oscar nominations; Leigh's final film
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious Gottfried Reinhardt Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford POW Comedy Paramount
Ski Party Alan Rafkin Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Yvonne Craig Musical comedy American International
The Slender Thread Sydney Pollack Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas Drama Paramount
The Sons of Katie Elder Henry Hathaway John Wayne, Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, George Kennedy, James Gregory, Martha Hyer Western Paramount
The Sound of Music Robert Wise Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Peggy Wood, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn Musical, Family 20th Century Fox; won 5 Oscars; from Maria von Trapp book
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Martin Ritt Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker, Cyril Cusack Spy drama Paramount; from novel by John LeCarre; won 4 BAFTA awards
Strange Bedfellows Melvin Frank Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young Comedy Universal
A Swingin' Summer Robert Sparr Raquel Welch, James Stacy Comedy
Sylvia Gordon Douglas Carroll Baker, George Maharis, Peter Lawford Drama Paramount
Synanon Richard Quine Edmond O'Brien, Chuck Connors, Stella Stevens Drama Columbia
That Darn Cat! Robert Stevenson Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine Family, Comedy Walt Disney
The Third Day Jack Smight George Peppard, Elizabeth Ashley, Roddy McDowall Drama
A Thousand Clowns Fred Coe Jason Robards, Martin Balsam, Barbara Harris, William Daniels, Barry Gordon, Gene Saks Comedy, Drama United Artists; Oscar for Balsam
Tickle Me Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane Musical Allied Artists
Two on a Guillotine William Conrad Connie Stevens, Cesar Romero, Dean Jones Horror Warner Bros.
Up from the Beach Robert Parrish Cliff Robertson, Red Buttons, Irina Demick War Fox
A Very Special Favor Michael Gordon Rock Hudson, Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer Romantic comedy Universal
Von Ryan's Express Mark Robson Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard War Fox; from David Westheimer novel
The War Lord Franklin J. Schaffner Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth Historical Universal
What's New Pussycat? Clive Donner Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Paula Prentiss, Romy Schneider, Woody Allen, Capucine Comedy United Artists; Allen's film debut
Wild on the Beach Maury Dexter Frankie Randall, Sherry Jackson, Cher, Sonny Bono Comedy Fox
Wild Seed Brian G. Hutton Michael Parks, Celia Kaye Drama
Willy McBean and his Magic Machine Arthur Rankin, Jr. Animation
The World of Abbott and Costello Sidney Miller Bud Abbott, Lou Costello Compilation
Zebra in the Kitchen Ivan Tors Jay North, Martin Milner Family MGM

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Curti 2015, p. 138.

References[edit]

  • Curti, Roberto (2015). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969. McFarland. ISBN 1476619891. 

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