Temporal Top Ten – 1965

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 26
Number of movies reviewed – 20 (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.

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

8. The Hill
7. A Patch of Blue
6. The Collector
5. Flight of the Phoenix
4. Doctor Zhivago
3. A Thousand Clowns
2. The Sound of Music
1. Ship of Fools

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


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