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1. The Magic Sword (1962)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, embarks on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm

Votes: 1,892

EA: 25.01.1962

DVD: St. George und der Drache (german) (Vergessene Historienfilme Vol. 2)

2. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,819

EA: 25.02.1962

DVD: Brain That Wouldn't Die, The (engl.) (in Box "The Dead Walk") DVD: Brain That Wouldn't Die, The (engl.) (in Box "Movies 4 you - More SciFi classics" / Timeless Media Group)

3. Secret of the Red Orchid (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Rival gangsters from Chicago move to London and attempt to extort money from rich Britons.

Director: Helmuth Ashley | Stars: Christopher Lee, Adrian Hoven, Marisa Mell, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 458

EA: 01.03.1962

DVD: Rätsel der roten Orchidee (german) (TOBIS)

4. Premature Burial (1962)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel

Votes: 3,356

EA: 07.03.1962

DVD: Lebendig Begraben (german) (e-m-s)

5. The Witch's Curse (1962)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Kirk Morris, Hélène Chanel, Vira Silenti, Angelo Zanolli

Votes: 360

EA: 11.04.1962

DVD: Witch's Curse, The (engl.) (Something Weird Video / on Double Feature with "Hercules Against The Moon Men")

6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western

94 Metascore

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Votes: 64,591

EA: 13.04.1962

DVD: Der Mann, Der Liberty Valance Erschoss (german) (Paramount Home Entertainment)

7. Carry On Cruising (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser

Votes: 2,290

EA: 13.04.1962

DVD: Ist ja irre - Der Schiffskoch ist seekrank (german) (on Box: "Ist ja irre - Carry on Vol. 2" / Studiocanal)

8. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

73 Metascore

A woman who may be a witch defends her husband from forces attempting to harm him.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair, Margaret Johnston, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 2,739

EA: 25.04.1962

DVD: Night Of The Eagle (engl.) / (Optimum Releasing / Studio Canal)

9. The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of ruthless pirates attack a seventeenth century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett, Christopher Lee, Peter Arne

Votes: 803

EA: 09.05.1962

DVD: Pirates of Blood River, The (engl.) (Icons of Adventure / Columbia Pictures)

10. The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon, Perla Cristal

Votes: 1,331

EA: 14.05.1962

DVD: Awful Dr. Orloff, The (engl.) (The Euro Shock Collection / Image Entertainment)

11. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror

In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 2,512

EA: 13.06.1962

DVD: Bande des Captain Clegg, Die (german) (Hammer Edition No.9 / Koch Media) Blu-ray: Bande des Captain Clegg, Die (german) (Koch Media / Anolis MediaBook)

12. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions.

Director: Albert Zugsmith | Stars: Vincent Price, Linda Ho, Richard Loo, June Kyoto Lu

Votes: 497

EA: 20.06.1962

DVD: Bekenntnisse eines Opiumsüchtigen (german) (Maritim / AL!VE)

13. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Music

Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Edward de Souza, Thorley Walters

Votes: 2,661

EA: 25.06.1962

MediaBook: Rätsel Der Unheimlichen Maske, Das (german) (Anolis) DVD: Phantom der Oper, Das (engl., OmU) (Hammer Edition No. 6 / Koch Media)

14. Tales of Terror (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

68 Metascore

Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,893

EA: 04.07.1962

DVD: Schwarze Geschichten (german) (MGM Home Entertainment)

15. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,480

EA: 05.07.1962

DVD: Panik Im Jahre Null (german) (Ostalgica)

16. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 7,677 | Gross: $2.73M

EA: 11.08.1962

DVD: King Kong vs. Godzilla (jap.) (Toho)

17. The Devil's Agent (1962)

77 min | Drama, Mystery

In East Germany, a double agent falls for a beautiful young escapee from Hungary.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Peter van Eyck, Macdonald Carey, Marianne Koch, Christopher Lee

Votes: 63

EA: 30.09.1962

DVD: Im Namen des Teufels (german) (Filmjuwelen/Alive)

18. Dr. No (1962)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

78 Metascore

A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 138,419 | Gross: $16.07M

EA: 05.10.1962

DVD: James Bond 007 jagt Dr. No (german) (on Box "Die James Bond Jubiläums-Collection" / MGM)

19. Tower of London (1962)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, History, Horror

The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown

Votes: 1,767

EA: 24.10.1962

DVD: Tower Of London (german) (Ostalgica I Limitierte Collectors Edition 3 DVD)

20. These Are the Damned (1962)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox

Votes: 2,773

EA: 16.11.1962

DVD: These Are The Damned (engl.) (on Box: The Icons of Suspense Collection - Hammer Films / Columbia Pictures) DVD: Damned, The (engl.) (Sony Pictures / Columbia Pictures Present A Hammer Film Production)

21. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Hans Söhnker, Hans Nielsen, Senta Berger

Votes: 686

EA: 30.11.1962

DVD: Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (german) (Universum)

22. Anno 79: La distruzione di Ercolano (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama, History

Intrigue at the Roman Emperor's court prior to its destruction by Vesuvius.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Susan Paget, Brad Harris, Mara Lane, Jacques Berthier

Votes: 91

EA: 23.12.1962

DVD: Letzten Stunden von Pompeji, Die (german) (Cinema Colossal / e-m-s)

23. The Raven (1963)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Votes: 9,761

EA: 25.01.1963

MediaBook: Rabe, Der (german) (NSM / Cover B / 040/333) DVD: Rabe, Der (german) (MGM Home Entertainment)

24. Diary of a Madman (1963)

Approved | 96 min | Horror

An evil spirit leaves the body of his human host, a criminal on death-row, and sneaks into the body of his next human host, a French magistrate.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Chris Warfield, Elaine Devry

Votes: 1,905

EA: 06.03.1963

DVD: Tagebuch eines Mörders (german) (FB-DVD)

25. The Ghost (1963)

R | 97 min | Horror

A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Barbara Steele, Peter Baldwin, Elio Jotta, Harriet Medin

Votes: 999

EA: 30.03.1963

DVD: Ghost, The (engl.) (Alpha Video)

26. 13 Frightened Girls (1963)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

While attending a school for diplomats' daughters, the teen-aged daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh

Votes: 581

EA: 18.04.1963

DVD: 13 Frightened Girls! (engl.) (on Box "William Castle Horror Collection" / Columbia)

27. Invasion of the Triffids (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis | Stars: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

Votes: 6,920

EA: 25.04.1963

DVD: Blumen des Schreckens (german) (Carol Media)

28. Showdown (1963)

Not Rated | 79 min | Western

A cowboy has to get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from the ex-girlfriend of his partner, or the gang holding him hostage will kill him.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathleen Crowley, Charles Drake, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 397

EA: 01.05.1963

DVD: Der Eiserne Kragen (german) (Koch Media Western Legenden #49)

29. Paranoiac (1963)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham

Votes: 2,244

EA: 01.05.1963

MediaBook: Haus Des Grauens (german) (Anolis / Koch Meda) DVD: Haus des Grauens (german) (Hammer Edition No. 8 / Koch Media)

30. Maniac (1963)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Director: Michael Carreras | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston, Liliane Brousse

Votes: 900

EA: 20.05.1963

DVD: Maniac (engl.) (on Box: The Icons of Suspense Collection - Hammer Films / Columbia Pictures)

31. The Terror (1963)

TV-PG | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

A young officer in Napoleon's Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Directors: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hale, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Dennis Jakob, Jack Nicholson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller

Votes: 6,518

EA: 17.06.1963

DVD: Terror - Schloss Des Schreckens, The (german) (e-m-s) AIP as distributor

32. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

G | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 22,045

EA: 19.06.1963

DVD: Jason und die Argonauten (german) (on "The Best Of Harryhausen Box")

33. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt

Votes: 5,691

EA: 13.07.1963

DVD: Mann mit den Röntgenaugen, Der (german) (Anolis / Die Rückkehr der Galerie des Grauens 10)

34. Beach Party (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The first of the five official American-International "Beach Party" movies. Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers.... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello

Votes: 1,758

EA: 14.07.1963

DVD: Beach Party (engl.) (on Box "Frankie And Annette" / MGM Movie Legends Collection)

35. Horror Castle (1963)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror

Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Rossana Podestà, Georges Rivière, Christopher Lee, Laura Nucci

Votes: 976

EA: 15.08.1963

DVD: Schloss des Grauens (german) (Koch Media)

36. Black Sabbath (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

82 Metascore

Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a vampire-like monster who preys on his family, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 9,538

EA: 23.08.1963

MediaBook: Drei Gesichter der Furcht, Die (german) (Koch Media Mario Bava Collection #5) DVD: Drei Gesichter der Furcht, Die (german) (The Anolis Series 005 / Anolis)

37. The Haunting (1963)

G | 112 min | Horror

74 Metascore

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 32,580 | Gross: $2.62M

EA: 25.08.1963

DVD: Bis das Blut gefriert (german) (Warner Brothers)

38. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

Votes: 5,537

EA: 28.08.1963

DVD: Folterkammer Des Hexenjägers, Die (german) (e-m-s)

39. The Whip and the Body (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Romance

The ghost of a sadistic nobleman attempts to rekindle his romance with his terrorized, masochistic ex-lover, who is unwillingly affianced to his brother.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall, Evelyn Stewart

Votes: 3,088

EA: 29.08.1963

DVD: Dämon und die Jungfrau, Der (german) (The Films of Mario Bava 01 / e-m-s) MediaBook: Der Dämon Und Die Jungfrau (german) (Wicked Vision)

40. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel

Votes: 2,583

EA: 11.09.1963

DVD: Kuss des Vampirs, Der (german) (Hammer Edition No. 3 / Koch Media) Blu-ray: Kuss Des Vampirs, Der (german) (Mammut / Wicked-Vision (LCE Nr. 7 / Cover B))

41. Gunfight in the Red Sands (1963)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Romance

An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.

Director: Ricardo Blasco | Stars: Richard Harrison, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Mikaela, Sara Lezana

Votes: 242

EA: 19.09.1963

DVD: Drei gegen Sacramento (german) (Best Entertainment)

42. The Crimson Blade (1963)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1648, during the English Civil War, Captain Sylvester switches sides between the Parliamentary and Royalist camps as his interests dictate, while King Charles I is on the run from Oliver Cromwell's troops.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Lionel Jeffries, Oliver Reed, Jack Hedley, June Thorburn

Votes: 417

EA: 27.09.1963

DVD: Scarlet Blade, The (engl.) (Studio Canal)

43. From Russia with Love (1963)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

85 Metascore

James Bond willingly falls into an assassination plot involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Daniela Bianchi

Votes: 109,755 | Gross: $24.80M

EA: 10.10.1963

DVD: James Bond 007 - Liebesgrüße aus Moskau (german) (on Box "Die James Bond Jubiläums-Collection" / MGM)

44. Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi (1963)

101 min | Western

European produced Western based on the novel by Friedrich Gerstäcker, set in the 19th century in a town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The area is plagued by a gang of pirates under... See full summary »

Director: Jürgen Roland | Stars: Hansjörg Felmy, Sabine Sinjen, Horst Frank, Brad Harris

Votes: 60

EA: 18.10.1963

DVD: Flußpiraten vom Mississippi, Die (german) (in Box "Teutonen Western Collection / Koch Media)

45. Twice-Told Tales (1963)

Approved | 120 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland

Votes: 2,271

EA: 30.10.1963

DVD: Gift des Bösen, Das (german) (Ostalgica) DVD: Twice told tales (engl.) (Midnite Movies / MGM) MediaBook: Gift Des Bösen (NSM Records)

46. The Old Dark House (1963)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery