Temporal Top Ten – 1965

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 31
Number of movies reviewed – 29 (including 0 Encore Reviews)

My #1 for this year changed just a few months ago when I finally saw the film that takes that spot from my now #2 which I have loved for 30+ years.

They do an amazing job showing a microcosm of society with such amazingly diverse characters.

Updated 10 Apr 2018 – Von Ryan’s Express now takes #5 moving all subsequent films down one notch

Updated 1 Aug 2018 – The Flight of the Phoenix moves down to #3 moving all subsequent films down one notch

Updated 2 Dec 2018 – For A Few Dollars More takes #6 moving all subsequent films down one notch

Honorable Mention – The Third Day
Honorable Mention – In Harm’s Way
Honorable Mention – Ten Little Indians

10. The Hill
9. A Patch of Blue
8. The Collector
7. Von Ryan’s Express

6. For a Few Dollars More

5. Doctor Zhivago
4. A Thousand Clowns
3. Flight of the Phoenix
2. The Sound of Music
1. Ship of Fools

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1965


  1. Baby The Rain Must Fall
  2. Battle of the Bulge
  3. Bunny Lake Is Missing
  4. Cat Ballou
  5. The Cincinnati Kid
  6. The Collector
  7. Darling
  8. Doctor Zhivago
  9. The Flight of the Phoenix
  10. For a Few Dollars More
  11. The Great Race
  12. The Greatest Story Ever Told
  13. The Hill
  14. In Harm’s Way
  15. Inside Daisy Clover
  16. The Ipcress File
  17. King Rat
  18. The Loved One
  19. Othello
  20. A Patch of Blue
  21. Shenandoah
  22. Ship of Fools
  23. The Sons of Katie Elder
  24. The Sound of Music
  25. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  26. Ten Little Indians
  27. That Darn Cat!
  28. The Third Day
  29. A Thousand Clowns
  30. Thunderball
  31. Von Ryan’s Express

2 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1965

  1. Congrats on seeing 26 movies for this year. Gives you a nice assortment to choose from. I must recuse myself in some regards – having never seen The Sound of Music in its entirety. Even if I had, I doubt it would make my list. But from your 26 – I must say that I’m surprised that Ship of Fools hit #1. It’s a very good movie – but with david Lean’s “Dr. Zhivago” lurking 3 spots back – that’s an interesting call. In Harm’s Way would qualify as one of my guilty pleasures – another in a long line of Preminger steamy all-star epics – but one of his better efforts. I like John Wayne in this, and Kirk and Patricia Neal. A Patch of Blue – terrific. I’ve only seen The Collector once – but it left a lasting (spooky) impression on me. Interesting William Wyler. Flight of the Phoenix has one of my all time favorite opening title sequences and a great cast and a fascinating triumphant story. A little on the long side (and needlessly remade years later with Dennis Quaid – terrible) – but a rousing finish (that cost a stunt flyer his life in the making of the film). From your also ran list – The Cincinnati Kid would have definitely made my Top 10. Love it. Thunderball – not my favorite Bond. Von Ryan’s Express (read the book as well) was a lot of fun. First film I ever saw on Pay TV. But unseen: Cat Ballou, The Train, Othello, The Slender Thread, Shenandoah, The Great Race (crazy over the top comedy with one of the great pie fights of all time).

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