Movies from 1965

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

25 mins     Animation, Comedy, Short      

Even as a kid I wasn't that bothered by Charlie Brown and Peanuts, yes I looked at the syndicated cartoon strip in the newspaper each day but it was just a minor distraction as a child, in truth I enjoyed Fred more. But I thi...

A Coffin for the Sheriff

A Coffin for the Sheriff (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Western      

Let me cut to the chase; the mysterious Shendandoah is in fact an undercover lawman by the name of Joe Logan and as is the usual case he has gotten himself on the inside to try and capture the bad guys but ends up in trouble ...

A Study in Terror

A Study in Terror (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Mystery, Thriller      

"A Study in Terror" starts by taking us on the fog laden streets of 1880s London where the noise of boisterous drinking fills the air from those in the pubs as much as the fog does. It is a great looking start to a movie and ...

Arizona Raiders

Arizona Raiders (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

88 mins     Western      

Audie Murphy western "Arizona Raiders" was released in 1965 yet everything about it feels early 1950s, from the look to the story which probably isn't a huge shock for those who know a little about westerns. Director William ...

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

167 mins     Action , Drama, War      

Anyone who has read my reviews of other WWII movies will know that my knowledge of the war is limited due to the poor history lessons which for some reason decided to ignore teaching us about the various conflicts during WWII...

The Bounty Killer

The Bounty Killer (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

92 mins     Western      

10 years, 10 years would make a huge difference to this movie if it had been made just 10 years earlier. You see "The Bounty Killer" is entertaining with an interesting idea of a naive man from the East heading West and turni...

The Brigand of Kandahar

The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

81 mins     Adventure      

I don't know what it is about Hammer movies as there are many who love them but no matter how much I try their movies tend to disappoint me. And it is not just their classic horror movies as the Hammer excursions into other c...

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

97 mins     Comedy, Musical, Western      

"Cat Ballou" only last 97 minutes but if it only lasted 45 I would be giving it a maximum rating rather than just an average one. Why, well to put it simply the first half which is basically all about introducing us to the ch...

The City Under the Sea

The City Under the Sea (1965)   2/52/52/52/52/5

84 mins     Adventure , Fantasy, Sci-Fi      

"The City Under the Sea" or "War Gods of the Deep" as it is also known looks like one of those fantastic Disney adventure movies based upon a Jules Verne story. It isn't at all, in fact not only is "The City Under the Sea" a ...

Coast of Skeletons

Coast of Skeletons (1965)   2/52/52/52/52/5

90 mins     Adventure , Drama      

So the further adventures of Harry Sanders who a couple of years earlier we met in "Death Drums Along the River" a movie which I found unforgivably dull considering it was an adventure movie. As such I didn't expect much from...

Darling

Darling (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

128 mins     Drama, Romance      

"Darling" is a movie which sounds better than it is with it's story of a model who uses sex to climb the social ladder, manipulating men to get what she wants but only to discover that it means nothing and ultimately her life...

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

102 mins     Comedy      

Doris Day, Britt Ekland and Raquel Welch a trio of attractive women who appeared together in "Do Not Disturb". Actually that's a sort of a lie as Britt Ekland and Raquel Welch are just faces in a crowd in what was the first o...

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago (1965)   4/54/54/54/54/5

197 mins     Drama, Romance, War      

For those who like to think of cinema as an art form then David Lean's "Doctor Zhivago" should be a crowd pleaser, a piece which should be looked upon, sucked in and discussed till the light fades. From the snow covered lands...

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon (1965)   4/54/54/54/54/5

125 mins     Crime, Drama      

I hate pretentious nonsense and unfortunately over the years I have read plenty of pretentious things which have been written about "Dog Day Afternoon". Now I am not saying any of those things are wrong but when it comes to y...

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

98 mins     Horror      

Ooh Dr. Terror you are so bad, well actually you are not that bad as "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors" is a product of the 60s and as such the horror is when watched now is on the tame side. In truth having watched other horror...

Dr. Who and the Daleks

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

82 mins     Adventure , Family, Sci-Fi      

Never have I been a fan of "Dr. Who" I actually don't remember ever watching an entire episode not even as a child when Tom Baker was the Dr. But that probably goes in my favour when it comes to "Dr. Who and the Daleks" the m...

The Early Bird

The Early Bird (1965)   3/53/53/53/53/5

98 mins     Comedy      

the alarm clock goes off and a half awake Norman gets up, makes a pot of tea and takes it back up to his bedroom. It is a typical Norman Wisdom scene full of amusing slapstick from tripping on stairs to bed swapping with Mr. ...

Every Day's a Holiday

Every Day's a Holiday (1965)   2/52/52/52/52/5

94 mins     Comedy, Musical      

I had planned to start my review of "Every Day's a Holiday" saying that if you had watched this summer movie back in the 60s then maybe there is some sort of nostalgic charm when watching it again but it is a cheesy experienc...

The Flight of the Phoenix

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)   4/54/54/54/54/5

142 mins     Adventure , Drama      

Watching "The Flight of the Phoenix" now I can't but help be reminded of "Alive" with it's storyline being about a plane crash and what the survivors went through. But they are very different movies with "The Flight of the Ph...

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More (1965)   4/54/54/54/54/5

132 mins     Western      

In 1964 Sergio Leone gave us his vision of what a western should be with "A Fistful of Dollars" a reworking of Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo". Whilst small in scale "A Fistful of Dollars" was a brilliant movie, full of style and ...

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