50th Anniversary Award: Best Film of 1964

Rules and Regulations


1. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [dir. Stanley Kubrick] (274 points/38 votes)

2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [Jacques Demy] (148/24)

3. A Hard Day’s Night! [Richard Lester] (105/18)

4. Woman in the Dunes [Hiroshi Teshigahara] (89/14)

5. Band of Outsiders [Jean-Luc Godard] (87/15)

6. A Fistful of Dollars [Sergio Leone] (63/12)

7. Marnie [Alfred Hitchcock] (45/8)

8. The Naked Kiss [Sam Fuller] (42/7)

9. Kwaidan [Masaki Kobayashi] (40/7)

10. Mary Poppins [Robert Stevenson] (37/6)

11 (tie). The Gospel According to St. Matthew [Pier Paolo Pasolini] (36/6)

11 (tie). Onibaba [Kaneto Shindo] (36/6)

13. Goldfinger [Guy Hamilton] (34/7)

14. Gertrud [Carl Th. Dreyer] (34/5)

15. Red Desert [Michelangelo Antonioni] (28/4)

16. Diary of a Chambermaid [Luis Buñuel] (23/4)

17. Séance on a Wet Afternoon [Bryan Forbes] (22/4)

18. Charulata [Satyajit Ray] (20/4)

19. Nothing But a Man [Michael Roemer] (19/3)

20. I Am Cuba [Mikhail Kalatozov] (18/3)

21 (tie). A Shot in the Dark [Blake Edwards] (17/3)

21 (tie). The Train [John Frankenheimer] (17/3)

23. The Pawnbroker [Sidney Lumet] (13/3)

24 (tie). Scorpio Rising [Kenneth Anger] (12/2)

24 (tie). Zulu [Cy Endfield] (12/2)

26. Gate of Flesh [Seijun Suzuki] (11/2)

27. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte [Robert Aldrich] (10/2)

28. The Pumpkin Eater [Jack Clayton] (9/2)

The following films received one vote apiece:

The Americanization of Emily

At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul


Before the Revolution

Blood and Black Lace

Cheyenne Autumn

Dog Star Man

Fail Safe

Une Femme Mariée

Intentions of Murder

The Killers

Kiss Me, Stupid

Man’s Favorite Sport?

My Fair Lady

Night of the Iguana

Seven Days in May

Seven Up!

Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors

That Man From Rio

The World of Henry Orient


Zorba the Greek