Top 1963 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] High and Low (1963)

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Eijirō Tōno, Isao Kimura, Jun Tazaki, Kenjirō Ishiyama,...

Country: Japan

Duration: 142 min

Release: 1963

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.4 (36,671 votes)

[#2] The Great Escape (1963)

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Director:

Cast: Angus Lennie, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, Donald Pleasence,...

Country: US

Duration: 173 min

Release: 1963

Rated: Approved

IMDb: 8.2 (223,165 votes)

[#3] Winter Light (1963)

A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Allan Edwall, Bertha Sånnell, Eddie Axberg, Elsa Ebbesen-Thornblad,...

Country: Sweden

Duration: 80 min

Release: 1963

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.1 (22,434 votes)

[#4] The Leopard (1963)

As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi, to marry Angelica, the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Alain Delon, Burt Lancaster, Carlo Valenzano, Claudia Cardinale,...

Country: France, Italy

Duration: 186 min

Release: 1963

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.0 (23,382 votes)

[#5] Charade (1963)

After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, Tex, Scobie and Gideon, who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?

Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Albert Daumergue, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Claudine Berg,...

Country: US

Duration: 113 min

Release: 1963

Rated: Passed

IMDb: 7.9 (69,467 votes)

[#6] Hud (1963)

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat...

Genre: Drama, Western

Director:

Cast: Brandon De Wilde, Carl Low, Crahan Denton, Curt Conway,...

Country: US

Duration: 112 min

Release: 1963

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.8 (19,773 votes)

[#7] The Birds (1963)

Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught, with the feathered fiends inexplicably attacking people all over Bodega Bay.

Genre: Horror

Director:

Cast: Charles McGraw, Doodles Weaver, Ethel Griffies, Jessica Tandy,...

Country: US

Duration: 119 min

Release: 1963

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 7.7 (170,973 votes)

[#8] Contempt (1963)

A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker is making a picture destined to bomb at the box office, he brings in a screenwriter to energize the script. The professional intersects with the personal when a rift develops between the writer and his wife.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Fritz Lang, Giorgia Moll, Jack Palance,...

Country: France, Italy

Duration: 103 min

Release: 1963

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.6 (29,021 votes)

[#9] The Haunting (1963)

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

Genre: Horror

Director:

Cast: Claire Bloom, Diane Clare, Fay Compton, Julie Harris,...

Country: UK

Duration: 112 min

Release: 1963

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.5 (35,935 votes)

[#10] It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Cast: Ben Blue, Buddy Hackett, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine,...

Country: US

Duration: 163 min

Release: 1963

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.5 (37,805 votes)