1962

Harakiri

Harakiri

Harakiri

IMDb: 8.6
1962
135min

Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa, who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.

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Operation Snatch

Operation Snatch

Operation Snatch

IMDb: 5.5
1962
87min

Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it’s a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of the apes. When he detects that the animals’ morale is slipping, he hatches a plan to go behind the German lines to “kidnap” a new ape for his charges to lift their spirits before the Germans find out about their condition and use it as propaganda.

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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight

IMDb: 7.4
1962
95min

Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from “being hit a million times,” and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell, but his trainer and ‘cutman’ Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor, or a romantic partner for Miller.

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Vivre Sa Vie

Vivre Sa Vie

Vivre Sa Vie

IMDb: 7.5
1962
84min

Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

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The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

IMDb: 7.2
1962
94min

After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room.

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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

IMDb: 8.3
1962
216min

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence’s mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

IMDb: 8.3
1962
129min

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

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The Longest Day

The Longest Day

The Longest Day

IMDb: 7.8
1962
178min

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich’s Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. “For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day”

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An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

IMDb: 8.2
1962
112min

Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.

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Hatari!

Hatari!

Hatari!

IMDb: 7.2
1962
157min

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?

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Taras Bulba

Taras Bulba

Taras Bulba

IMDb: 6.4
1962
122min

The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and force the Cossacks into the hills. Taras Bulba, a Cossack Colonel, raises his son, Andrei Bulba to learn the ways of the Poles so he can one day defeat them in battle. In his learning process, however, Andrei falls in love with the daughter of a Polish Nobleman. This twist causes Andrei Bulba to choose between the love of the Cossacks, and the love of a woman, and causes Taras Bulba to choose between the love of his son, and the love of the Cossacks.

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Follow That Dream

Follow That Dream

Follow That Dream

IMDb: 6.6
1962
109min

When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their “adopted” children – Holly, Ariadne and the twins – start their own little community along a strip of the roadside.

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Days Of Wine And Roses

Days Of Wine And Roses

Days Of Wine And Roses

IMDb: 7.9
1962
117min

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his “passion” together.

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Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

IMDb: 7.2
1962
78min

Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish man. As the visions begin to occur more frequently, Mary finds herself drawn to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. The strangely alluring carnival may hold the secret to her tragic past.

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King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

IMDb: 5.9
1962
98min

After a 7 year hiatus, Godzilla returned to the screen to take on King Kong in the 3rd film in the Godzilla franchise. A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently revived Godzilla.

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Dr. No

Dr. No

Dr. No

IMDb: 7.3
1962
110min

In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder, to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

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Ivan’s Childhood

Ivan’s Childhood

Ivan’s Childhood

IMDb: 8.1
1962
95min

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.

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Night Creatures

Night Creatures

Night Creatures

IMDb: 6.9
1962
80min

What secret lay behind the dreaded Marsh Phantoms, the ghostly riders whose silent approach in the darkness of the bleak, unwelcoming Romney Marshes causes men to die of fright? Are they a genuine manifestation or a cover for illegal smuggling activities. Perhaps Dr Blyss, the benign vicar of the quiet village of Dymchurch, knows the truth about the ruthless pirate and smuggler who lies buried in the village graveyard and can unravel the phenomenon of the curse of Captain Clegg.

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That Touch of Mink

That Touch of Mink

That Touch of Mink

IMDb: 6.7
1962
99min

A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.

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Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water

IMDb: 7.6
1962
94min

On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.

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Journey to the Seventh Planet

Journey to the Seventh Planet

Journey to the Seventh Planet

IMDb: 4.8
1962
77min

A space expedition to Uranus is menaced by a giant brain that can make illusions come true.

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The Broken Land

The Broken Land

The Broken Land

IMDb: 5.1
1962
60min

A cowboy rides into a small town that is ruled with an iron fist by a corrupt sheriff. He becomes involved with a pretty young town girl and some residents who are trying to oust the sheriff, resulting in a robbery, a murder and his being pursued by a vengeful posse.

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Night of the Eagle

Night of the Eagle

Night of the Eagle

IMDb: 7.0
1962
90min

A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices, and stop that foolishness. He isn’t put off by her insistence that his professional rivals are working magic against him, and her protections are necessary to his career and life.

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Cape Fear

Cape Fear

Cape Fear

IMDb: 7.8
1962
105min

Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.

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David and Lisa

David and Lisa

David and Lisa

IMDb: 7.4
1962
95min

The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.

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Lolita

Lolita

Lolita

IMDb: 7.6
1962
153min

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman’s teenaged daughter.

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The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

IMDb: 8.0
1962
126min

Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin, races to uncover a terrible plot.

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

IMDb: 7.3
1962
178min

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny.

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Tales of Terror

Tales of Terror

Tales of Terror

IMDb: 6.9
1962
89min

Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but finds the man’s attention to his wife worthy of more dramatic action. 3) A man dying and in great pain agrees to be hypnotized at the moment of death, with unexpected consequences.

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

IMDb: 8.1
1962
135min

Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.

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Il Sorpasso

Il Sorpasso

Il Sorpasso

IMDb: 8.2
1962
105min

Roberto, a shy law student in Rome, meets Bruno, a forty-year-old exuberant, capricious man, who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscany countries in the summer.

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

IMDb: 6.4
1962
84min

The corrupt Lord Ambrose D’Arcy steals the life’s work of the poor musical Professor Petry. In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D’Arcy’s name on it, Petry breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petry returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas.

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Lonely Are the Brave

Lonely Are the Brave

Lonely Are the Brave

IMDb: 7.7
1962
107min

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

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Deadly Duo

Deadly Duo

Deadly Duo

IMDb: 5.6
1962
70min

Two identical twin sisters…one is very,very good–one is very, very bad. The good twin is due some big bucks. The bad twin wants ’em. Since they look just alike…look out.

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The Music Man

The Music Man

The Music Man

IMDb: 7.7
1962
151min

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy’s marching band program, but things don’t go according to plan.

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Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

IMDb: 7.9
1962
105min

In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim… This is the story of three people in love, a love which does not affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years.

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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon

IMDb: 5.8
1962
101min

Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.

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Two for the Seesaw

Two for the Seesaw

Two for the Seesaw

IMDb: 6.7
1962
119min

Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece with a static camera, but reflects the moral climate of the time.

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The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

IMDb: 4.2
1962
82min

Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is excited to perform the first head transplant. Keeping Compton’s head alive in his lab, Cortner plans the groundbreaking yet unorthodox surgery. First, however, he needs a body.

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How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won

IMDb: 7.1
1962
162min

The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.

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