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Top Films by Year (1963-1966)

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

1963

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 8 1/2 Federico Fellini 66
2 The Birds Alfred Hitchcock 209
3 The Great Escape John Sturges 263
4 The Leopard Luchino Visconti 265
5 Contempt Jean-Luc Godard 388
6 The Haunting Robert Wise 413
7 The Servant Joseph Losey 669
8 This Sporting Life Lindsay Anderson 681
9 From Russia with Love Terence Young 742
10 Charade Stanley Donen 806
11 Jason and the Argonauts Don Chaffey 807
12 Winter Light Ingmar Bergman 809
13 Hud Martin Ritt 850
14 Tom Jones** Tony Richardson 870
15 High and Low Akira Kurosawa 899
16 Shock Corridor Samuel Fuller 932
17 The Pink Panther Blake Edwards 1018
18 The Nutty Professor Jerry Lewis 1114
19 The Silence Ingmar Bergman 1166
20 Cleopatra* Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1393
21 Billy Liar John Schlesinger 1547
22 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Stanley Kramer 1669
23 Flaming Creatures Jack Smith 1727
24 The Fire within Louis Malle 1753
25 The House Is Black Forugh Farrokhzad 1792
26 The Damned Joseph Losey 1918
27 Blood Feast Herschell Gordon Lewis 1925
28 Not on Your Life Luis García Berlanga 1966
29 Barren Lives Nelson Pereira dos Santos 1992
30 Bye Bye Birdie George Sidney 2118
31 Muriel Alain Resnais 2231
32 An Actor's Revenge Kon Ichikawa 2362

1964

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb* Stanley Kubrick 10
2 A Hard Day's Night Richard Lester 199
3 Goldfinger Guy Hamilton 241
4 Mary Poppins* Robert Stevenson 256
5 My Fair Lady** George Cukor 277
6 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Jacques Demy 340
7 A Fistful of Dollars Sergio Leone 525
8 The Gospel According to St. Matthew Pier Paolo Pasolini 590
9 Woman in the Dunes Hiroshi Teshigahara 711
10 Zulu Cy Endfield 744
11 Band of Outsiders Jean-Luc Godard 835
12 I Am Cuba Mikheil Kalatozishvili 893
13 Gertrud Carl Theodor Dreyer 924
14 Charulata Satyajit Ray 1016
15 Scorpio Rising Kenneth Anger 1128
16 Onibaba Kaneto Shindô 1143
17 The Red Desert Michelangelo Antonioni 1202
18 Black God and White Devil Glauber Rocha 1253
19 The Train John Frankenheimer 1289
20 Kwaidan Masaki Kobayashi 1297
21 A Shot in the Dark Blake Edwards 1334
22 Marnie Alfred Hitchcock 1369
23 Seven Up! Paul Almond 1493
24 Fail-Safe Sidney Lumet 1562
25 The Pawnbroker Sidney Lumet 1729
26 The Naked Kiss Samuel Fuller 1770
27 The Masque of the Red Death Roger Corman 1868
28 Seven Days in May John Frankenheimer 1963
29 Zorba the Greek* Michael Cacoyannis 2163
30 Nothing but a Man Michael Roemer 2374
31 Dog Star Man: Part IV Stan Brakhage 2384

1965

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Sound of Music** Robert Wise 121
2 Doctor Zhivago* David Lean 288
3 Repulsion Roman Polanski 350
4 Pierrot le Fou Jean-Luc Godard 480
5 Alphaville Jean-Luc Godard 551
6 Chimes at Midnight Orson Welles 707
7 For a Few Dollars More Sergio Leone 799
8 The Ipcress File Sidney J. Furie 930
9 The Shop on Main Street Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos 978
10 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Russ Meyer 1043
11 Loves of a Blonde Milos Forman 1151
12 Red Beard Akira Kurosawa 1220
13 The War Game Peter Watkins 1238
14 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Sergei Parajanov 1410
15 Juliet of the Spirits Federico Fellini 1575
16 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Martin Ritt 1670
17 Thunderball Terence Young 1969
18 Tokyo Olympiad Kon Ichikawa 1980
19 Darling* John Schlesinger 1997
20 Fist in His Pocket Marco Bellocchio 2122
21 Cat Ballou Elliot Silverstein 2199

1966

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sergio Leone 69
2 Persona Ingmar Bergman 136
3 The Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo 145
4 Andrei Rublev Andrei Tarkovsky 175
5 Blow-Up Michelangelo Antonioni 247
6 Au hasard Balthazar Robert Bresson 398
7 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?* Mike Nichols 432
8 Closely Watched Trains Jirí Menzel 570
9 A Man for All Seasons** Fred Zinnemann 667
10 Seconds John Frankenheimer 941
11 Alfie* Lewis Gilbert 1141
12 War and Peace Sergey Bondarchuk 1298
13 Fahrenheit 451 François Truffaut 1346
14 Daisies Vera Chytilová 1389
15 Fantastic Voyage Richard Fleischer 1444
16 The Endless Summer Bruce Brown 1551
17 Chelsea Girls Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol 1554
18 A Man and a Woman Claude Lelouch 1573
19 Masculine Feminine Jean-Luc Godard 1599
20 Black Girl Ousmane Sembene 1767
21 The Professionals Richard Brooks 1781
22 Django Sergio Corbucci 2100
23 The Shooting Monte Hellman 2241
24 Tokyo Drifter Seijun Suzuki 2414

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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