The year 1964 in film involved some significant events.


Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]Edit

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Goldfinger* United Artists Sean ConneryGert FrobeHonor Blackman, and Harold Sakata $124,900,000[1] Mary Poppins*
2. Mary Poppins* Disney Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke $102,272,727[2]
3. My Fair Lady* Warner Bros. Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison $72,000,000[3]
4. The Carpetbaggers Paramount George PeppardCarroll Baker, and Alan Ladd $28,409,547[4]
5. From Russia with Love United Artists Sean ConneryDaniela BianchiRobert Shaw $24,796,765[5]
6. A Fistful of Dollars United Artists Clint Eastwood and Marianne Koch $14,500,000[6]
7. Father Goose Universal International Cary Grant and Leslie Caron $12,500,000[7]
8. A Shot in the Dark United Artists Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer $12,368,234[8]
9. A Hard Day's Night United Artists The Beatles $12,299,668[9]
10. The Night of the Iguana MGM Richard BurtonAva Gardner, and Deborah Kerr $12,000,000[10]
11. What a Way to Go! Fox Shirley MacLainePaul NewmanRobert Mitchum, and Dean Martin $11,180,531[11]
12. The Unsinkable Molly Brown MGM Debbie ReynoldsHarve Presnell, and Ed Begley $11,070,559[12]
13. The Pink Panther United Artists Peter SellersDavid Niven, and Robert Wagner $10,878,107[13]
14. Viva Las Vegas MGM Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret $9,442,967[14]
15. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Columbia Peter SellersGeorge C. ScottSterling HaydenKeenan WynnSlim Pickens, and Tracy Reed $9,440,272[15]
16. Becket Paramount Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole $9,164,370[16]
17. Send Me No Flowers Universal International Rock Hudson and Doris Day $9,129,247[17]
18. Good Neighbor Sam Columbia Jack LemmonRomy Schneider, and Edward G. Robinson $9,072,726[18]
19. Zorba the Greek Fox Anthony QuinnAlan Bates, and Irene Papas $9,000,000[19]
20. Sex and the Single Girl Warner Bros. Tony CurtisNatalie Wood, and Henry Fonda $8,000,000[20]
21. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Fox Joseph CottenBette Davis, and Olivia de Havilland $8,000,000[21]
22. Marnie Universal International Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery $7,000,000[22]
23. Topkapi United Artists Melina MercouriPeter Ustinov, and Maximilian Schell $7,000,000[23]
24. Man's Favorite Sport? Universal International Rock HudsonPaula Prentiss, and Maria Perschy $6,000,000[24]
25. Kiss Me, Stupid Lopert Dean Martin and Kim Novak $5,000,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)


Academy Awards:

Best PictureMy Fair Lady - Warner Bros.
Best DirectorGeorge Cukor - My Fair Lady
Best ActorRex Harrison - My Fair Lady
Best ActressJulie Andrews - Mary Poppins
Best Supporting ActorPeter Ustinov - Topkapi
Best Supporting ActressLila Kedrova - Zorba the Greek
Best Foreign Language FilmYesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Best PictureBecket
Best ActorPeter O'Toole - Becket
Best ActressAnne Bancroft - The Pumpkin Eater
Best Supporting Actress: Agnes Moorehead - Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Musical or comedy:
Best PictureMy Fair Lady
Best ActorRex Harrison - My Fair Lady
Best ActressJulie Andrews - Mary Poppins
Best DirectorGeorge Cukor - My Fair Lady

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), directed by Jacques Demy, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Il deserto rosso (The Red Desert), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Susuz Yaz (Dry Summer), directed by Ismail Metin, Turkey

Notable films released in 1964 Edit

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Woman in the Dunes

Onibaba (film)

Welcome, or No Trespassing

A Fistful of Dollars


Dog Star Man

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (film)

Fail-Safe (1964 film)

The Pawnbroker (film)

Bande à part (film)

The Night of the Iguana (film)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Train

Goldfinger (film)

A Hard Day's Night

Blood and Black Lace


A Shot in the Dark (1964 film)

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte

The Masque of the Red Death (film)

A Married Woman

Diary of a Chambermaid

La Danza Macabra

Three Outlaw Samurai

The Last Man on Earth (1964 film)

Marnie (film)

The Killers (1964 film)

Kiss Me, Stupid

Lemonade Joe

Scorpio Rising

The Tomb of Ligeia

My Fair Lady (film)


Mary Poppins (film)

The Gorgon

Topkapi (film)

Black Sun (1964 film)

Before the Revolution

The Ape Woman

Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Dog Star Man: Part 4

Les temps morts

Dog Star Man: Part 3

The Last Trick

The Fall of the Roman Empire (film)

The Long Hair of Death

The Flesh Eaters (film)

Sex and the Single Girl (film)

All These Women

Loving Couples (1964 film)


Carry On Cleo

The Thrill Killers

The Cool World (film)

Angélique, Marquise des Anges

Of Human Bondage (1964 film)

Sin in the Suburbs


Meat Joy

The Strangler

Empire (1964 film)

Devil Doll (film)


All About Loving

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

Old Shatterhand (film)

La Ronde (1964 film)

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