My Top 20 by Year - 1965by miran_kor | created - 21 Mar 2014 | updated - 10 Nov 2015 | Public
Under construction and always in progress.
The Best films from this year (according to IMDb) I've seen (so far).
Out of (only) 134 films 'seen' (ie rated at IMDb). (Nov 2015)
- Features, shorts, docs and TV movies eligible ("A film is a film is a film.").
- TV mini-series are NOT (unless stated otherwise).
- My humble rates added (for films with the same rate just once or twice though).
- Films with the same rate are ordered arbitrarily. Feel free to re-order them at your will.
- When I saw more than 20 excellent films (9/10 or above in my book) from a certain year I'll try and list them ALL. That would make some lists much longer but all the excellentia deserves to be mentioned.
Cinema = cinema (big screen) viewing TV = TV viewing PC = download OL = online viewing VHS = VHS viewing
Yet to see (among many):
Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (The Saragossa Manuscript, Has, 1965) Akahige (Red Beard, Kurosawa, 1965) Intimni osvetleni (Intimate Lighting, Passer, 1965) Subarnarekha (The Golden Thread, Ghatak, 1965) São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima 99 (Person, 1965) Kapurush (The Coward, S. Ray, 1965) Le mystère Koumiko (The Koumiko Mystery, Marker, 1965, doc) Il momento della verità (The Moment of Truth, Rosi, 1965) Khesht va Ayeneh (The Brick and the Mirror, Golestan, 1965) At' zije Republika (Long Live the Republic, Kachyna, 1965) Inside Daisy Clover (Mulligan, 1965) The Cincinnati Kid (Jewison, 1965) The Ipcress File (Furie, 1965) Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute, Suzuki, 1965) Samurai (Samurai Assassin, Okamoto, 1965) A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga (The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga, R. Santos, 1965) Rodnik dlya zhazhdushchikh (A Spring for the Thirsty, Ilyenko, 1965) Mizu de kakareta monogatari (A Story Written with Water, Yoshida, 1965) Seisaku no tsuma (Seisaku's Wife, Masumura, 1965) The Agony and the Ecstasy (Reed, 1965) La donna del lago (The Possessed, Bazzoni/F. Rossellini, 1965) The Bedford Incident (J. B. Harris, 1965) Yparhei kai filotimo (A Matter of Earnestness, Sakellarios, 1965) I de gyni na fovitai ton andra (Javellas, 1965) Mirage (Dmytryk, 1965)
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1. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
97 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, War
A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed "Aryan controller" of a Jewish widow's store.
3. Simon of the Desert (1965)
Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him to come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.
4. The War Game (1966 TV Movie)
48 min | Drama, War
A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.
5. Darling (1965)
TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance
Beautiful, but amoral, model Diana Scott (Julie Christie) sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
6. Three (1965)
80 min | Drama, War
Three stories are set at the beginning, middle and the end of WW2. In all three of them the hero of the movie must witness the death of people he likes.
7. The Hand (1965)
18 min | Animation, Short, Horror
A delicate and secluded ceramist sees his orderly life turn upside down, when a gigantic hand in a white glove invades his space, demanding that a sculpture of itself is made. When will the hand's obstinate demands stop?
Director: Jirí Trnka
8. Repulsion (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
9. Le Bonheur (1965)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance
François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office.
10. Yoyo (1965)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When ... See full summary »
11. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport
Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate.
12. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) as a roistering companion to young Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), circa 1400 to 1413.
Votes: 7,137 | Gross: $0.12M
13. Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But he'll have to learn to bend before she'll notice him.
15. Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.
16. Man Is Not a Bird (1965)
81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert job and young hairdresser in whose house he stayed in and the consequences of that ... See full summary »
17. The Hill (1965)
Approved | 123 min | Drama, War
In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.
18. The Wedding March (1966)
83 min | Comedy
A comedy divided into four episodes.
19. Cat Ballou (1965)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her murdered father.
Votes: 12,635 | Gross: $20.67M
20. The Girl (1965)
90 min | War, Drama
A WW2 love story between a village girl and a partisan. A personal views on war are seen through the eyes of the two above, the local photographer, and German officer.
21. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.
22. Pour le Mistral (1966)
33 min | Documentary, Short
Scenes of life and landscape in Provence where a chilly wind called the Mistral blows down the valley of the Rhône to the Mediterranean. The Provençal terrain is dry and parched; the ... See full summary »
23. Valparaiso (1963)
27 min | Documentary, Short
A travelogue of Valparaiso, Chile, a city built on steep hills. Life is a constant struggle against geography. Neighbourhoods are reached by series of ramps, staircases, and funicular ... See full summary »
24. Hra s kameny (1967)
8 min | Animation, Short
Stones of different shapes and colors live and die together.
Director: Jan Svankmajer
25. Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-moll (1965)
Not Rated | 10 min | Animation, Short, Music
A man plays the Bach piece of the title on the organ, accompanied by images of stone walls with cracks and holes that grow and shrink, intercut with images of doors and wire-meshed windows.
Director: Jan Svankmajer
26. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 192,405 | Gross: $163.21M
27. Lady L (1965)
Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy
Lady L is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through.
28. Time Piece (1965)
Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy
A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness.
29. La gazza ladra (1964)
11 min | Animation, Short
A king and his hunting party shoot down birds. A magpie escapes the onslaught of arrows and wreaks havoc on the hunting party.
30. Bully for Pink (1965)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The Pink Panther decides to become a matador and to this purpose confiscates a magician's cape. The panther enters a bullfight ring with the magical cape, and the bull is thwarted not by ... See full summary »
Director: Hawley Pratt
31. We Give Pink Stamps (1965)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The Pink Panther sneaks inside a department store after hours, but makes an effort into hiding from the janitor without being noticed. Chaos ensues with the store's merchandise including the tiger-skin rug.
32. The Pink Tail Fly (1965)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A very resistant bug won't let Pink Panther go to sleep.
33. Andy Warhol (1965)
22 min | Short, Biography
An experimental film which captures the creativity of Andy Warhol with images of cats, Brillo boxes, and other artwork.
34. Ceremonija (1966)
4 min | Animation, Short
A photographer arranges six men carefully in front of a wall for his camera, but at the last moment it swings aside.
Director: Borivoj Dovnikovic-Bordo