1962

Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country

IMDb: 7.6
1962
94min

An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn’t realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

IMDb: 7.8
1962
143min

After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud’s life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.

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Hell Is for Heroes

Hell Is for Heroes

Hell Is for Heroes

IMDb: 7.0
1962
90min

World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.

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Billy Rose’s Jumbo

Billy Rose’s Jumbo

Billy Rose’s Jumbo

IMDb: 6.3
1962
123min

The daughter of a circus owner fights to save her father from a takeover spearheaded by the man she loves.

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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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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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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

IMDb: 7.7
1962
104min

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy’s reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor’s prize runner.

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Experiment in Terror

Experiment in Terror

Experiment in Terror

IMDb: 7.3
1962
123min

Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley.

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Merrill’s Marauders

Merrill’s Marauders

Merrill’s Marauders

IMDb: 6.7
1962
98min

Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka “Merrill’s Marauders”, behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point.

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The Trial

The Trial

The Trial

IMDb: 7.8
1962
118min

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

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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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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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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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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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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 of 1962. They will spend two days together, meet both Roberto’s and Bruno’s family. The time Roberto spends with Bruno is a hilarious, but sometimes emotionally merciless accelerated maturization process. While Bruno’s easy going “l’usage du monde” and societal success attract Roberto’s great admiration, he also slowly realizes Bruno’s hollowness, superficiality and unhappiness.

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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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An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

IMDb: 8.3
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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The Broken Land

The Broken Land

The Broken Land

IMDb: 5.0
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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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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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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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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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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Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

IMDb: 7.2
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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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

IMDb: 8.3
1962
129min

In a small Alabama town in the 1930s, scrupulously honest and highly respected lawyer, Atticus Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter, Scout. While Robinson’s trial gives the movie its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout’s ever-strengthening bond with older brother, Jem, her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris, her father’s no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout’s reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley, the reclusive ‘village idiot’ who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot.

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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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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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Captain Clegg

Captain Clegg

Captain Clegg

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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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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Dr. No

Dr. No

Dr. No

IMDb: 7.3
1962
110min

In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) 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 (Ursula Andress), to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

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Two for the Seesaw

Two for the Seesaw

Two for the Seesaw

IMDb: 6.8
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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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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Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

IMDb: 7.2
1962
78min

Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following through late night television and has been bootlegged for years. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, Carnival of Souls was intended to have the “look of a Bergman” and “feel of a Cocteau,” and succeeds with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score. Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) survives a drag race in a rural Kansas town, then takes a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion.

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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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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

IMDb: 8.3
1962
216min

An epic about 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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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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The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

IMDb: 4.1
1962
82min

Dr. Bill Cortner (Jason Evers) and his fiancée, Jan Compton (Virginia Leith), 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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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

IMDb: 8.1
1962
106min

The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother’s voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.

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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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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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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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