What’s Your Favorite “Golden Anniversary” Film from 1965?

This week marks the Golden Anniversary of The Sound¬†of Music’s release, but quite a few popular movies also turn 50 in 2015. Vote in this week’s poll for your top 1965 film: selections include¬†Cat Ballou, Doctor Zhivago, Help!, Thunderball and many more.

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  • david hartzog

    Tough choices, most of these are truly great films, but Cincinnati Kid is still one of the coolest films ever made..

  • Masterofoneinchpunch

    Simon of the Desert (Luis Bunuel) or Red Beard (Akira Kurosawa). My favorite English Language is Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music though many on that list I can watch over and over.

  • Jonathan Silverberg

    The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

  • TrippyTrellis

    “Ship of Fools”/”Darling”.

  • OZ ROB

    The Saragossa Manuscript

  • Terry Powell

    Didn’t realize how many great movies came out that year, but I gotta go with one of my favorite Bond films.

  • Movie Fan

    For sentimental reasons, Help! is my favorite movie from 1965. I was nine years old. The movie was silly, fun to watch and the songs weren’t all mushy kissy kissy stuff. The soundtrack album was popular at slumber parties because we could sing along and dance to the tunes without driving our parents crazy.

    • Bruce Reber

      “Help!” was very good, but IMO “A Hard Day’s Night” was the better of the two Beatles movies.

  • Bruce Reber

    I’ve seen every one of the movies listed except “Darling”. 1965 was truly a great year for cinema; practically every genre is represented. My ’65 favorites: Musical – “The Sound Of Music” Drama – “Doctor Zhivago” Comedy – “The Great Race” War/Action – “Von Ryan’s Express”.

    • Bruce Reber

      I’ll add “Thunderball” and “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” for the Spy genre.

  • vettevet2002 .

    doubtless TSOM is driven by garnering almost exclusively the female vote…

  • Blair Kramer

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC tops the list?! That film is so sweet my teeth were rotting as I watched it!

  • Bruce Reber

    I’ll add some more of my faves from ’65 – “The Satan Bug”, a much underrated sci-fi thriller w/ Dana Andrews, George Maharis, Anne Francis and Richard Basehart – “Once A Thief” w/Ann-Margret, Jack Palance, Van Heflin and Alain Delon – and (I’m surprised this one wasn’t on the list) “The Loved One” w/Jonathan Winters (in dual role) and a terrific all-star cast in an outrageous spoof of the funeral industry.

  • Bryan Ruffin

    I didn’t realize some of these were as old as all that! Makes me feel old.
    Sons of Katie Elder and Thunderball would have to be my favorites.

  • Tom K.

    Just loved ” Cat Ballou ” where Lee Marvin really stole the show. It took YEARS, but I forgive Jane Fonda for her treasonous ways, but I will not forget. Makes it hard to watch Cat Ballou with Fonda in it: pop corn bag in one hand – barf bag in the other.

    • guest

      Heck! how did Jane Fonda manage to commit treason?

  • June

    As I child, I would have picked The Sound of Music first off, however, as an adult, my choices are Ship of Fools and A Patch of Blue. Both poignant films with terrific casts. Ship of Fools has a dream ensemble with Simone Signoret, Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, George Segal, Elizabeth Ashley and Jose Ferrer. Who can forget Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Hartman in A Patch of Blue. Two great films. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold with Richard Burton and Claire Bloom is also one of the year’s best.

  • ronnie2

    This was tough for me. I didn’t realize I’d seen so few of the movies made in 1965. Apparently not the best year for me. Maybe I’d choose Ship of Fools or A Patch of Blue? I knew the most people would pick The Sound of Music since it was a big hit. But musicals are always far down on my list.


    This list for me is so incomplete. A lot of interesting films were left out. Personally my favorite film of that year is Cornel Wilde’s THE NAKED PREY. Also missing is THE SATAN BUG, The Roman Polanski British film REPULSION. Jean Luc Godard’s ALPHAVILLE, a film I only got to really enjoy after several viewings, and form Poland THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPTS.

    • Bruce Reber

      One of my favorites also, but “The Naked Prey” came out in 1966, not 1965.

  • Quiggy

    The Sons of Katie Elder. (Because it had John Wayne in it) And one that didn’t get listed. The Greatest Story Ever Told (because it had John Wayne in it)

  • Jez

    There’s only one from this list that stands out for me, one that’s been a Christmas tradition in our household every year. I’m referring of course to Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours and 11 Minutes. If there was ever a Golden Globe snub it was that this magnificent film lost to Sound of Music in the comedy category.