King of Hearts is a 1966 French film set in a small town in France near the end of World War I. As a German army retreats they booby-trap the whole town to explode. The locals flee and, left to their own devices, a gaggle of cheerful lunatics escape the asylum and take over the town — thoroughly confusing the lone Scottish soldier who has been dispatched to defuse the bomb.
Young Törless is a 1966 German film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, adapted from the autobiographical novel The Confusions of Young Törless by Robert Musil. It deals with the sadistic and homoerotic tendencies of a group of boys at an Austrian military academy at the beginning of the 20th century. The film won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.
Blowup is a 1966 British-Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, that director's first English language film. It tells the story of a photographer's accidental and incidental involvement with a murder. The film was inspired by the 1959 short story "Las babas del diablo" (i.e. "The devil's drool/drivel") by Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar, and by the work, habits and mannerisms of Swinging London photographer David Bailey.
Persona is a film by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, released in 1966, and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. Bergman held this film to be one of his most important; in his book Images, he writes: "Today I feel that in Persona — and later in Cries and Whispers — I had gone as far as I could go. And that in these two instances when working in total freedom, I touched wordless secrets that only the cinema can discover.
Come Drink with Me is a 1966 martial arts-action film directed by King Hu. Set during the Ming Dynasty, it stars Cheng Pei-Pei and Elliot Ngok as warriors with Chan Hung Lit as the villan, and features fight choreography by Han Ying-Chieh. It is widely considered one of the best Hong Kong movies ever made.
Fantastic Voyage is a 1966 science fiction film written by Harry Kleiner, based on a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby. Bantam Books obtained the rights for a paperback novelization based on the screenplay and approached Isaac Asimov to write it. Because the novelization was released six months before the movie, many people mistakenly believed Asimov's book had inspired the movie. The movie inspired an animated television series, as well as a painting of the same name by Salvador Dalí.
The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin and Claudia Cardinale. The film, which was written and directed by Richard Brooks, was based on the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke. It received three nominations in the 1967 Academy Awards. It is set in the latter period of the Mexican Revolution when four specialists are sent into Mexico to free the wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred bandits.
You're a Big Boy Now is a 1966 film with Peter Kastner, Elizabeth Hartman, Geraldine Page, Julie Harris and Karen Black, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on a novel by David Benedictus. The story of a young man's troubled awakening to the big world is a peculiar one.
They're a Weird Mob is a popular 1957 Australian comic novel written by John O'Grady under the pen name "Nino Culotta", the name of the main character of the book. The book sold 130 000 copies in its first year of publication. It is also the name of the 1966 film based on the book, which was one of the last collaborations of the British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars Walter Chiari, Chips Rafferty and Clare Dunne.
Shiroi Kyotō (白い巨塔; literally "The White Tower") is a Japanese television drama first made as a movie (1966) then twice as a television mini-series (1978 and 2003), and all are adaptations of a novel by Toyoko Yamasaki.
The Glass Bottom Boat, also known as The Spy in Lace Panties, is a romantic comedy film from 1966, directed by Frank Tashlin, that is also considered by some to be musical entertainment. This movie stars Doris Day and Rod Taylor, with support from the actors Arthur Godfrey and Paul Lynde.
The Wrong Box (1966) is a British comedy film made by Salamander Film Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was produced and directed by Bryan Forbes from a screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. The cast includes a number of Britain's leading comic actors of the time, including John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Irene Handl and Tony Hancock.
Gambit is a film starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine as two criminals involved in an elaborate plot centered on a priceless antiquity from millionaire Mr Shahbandar, played by Herbert Lom. The film was directed by Ronald Neame from a screenplay by Jack Davies and Alvin Sargent.
For the Italian comune, see Brancaleone (RC). L'armata Brancaleone (known in English-speaking countries as For Love and Gold or The Incredible Army of Brancaleone) is an Italian comedy movie released in 1966, written by the famous duo Age & Scarpelli and directed by Mario Monicelli. It features Vittorio Gassman in the main role. It was entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. The term Armata Brancaleone is still used today in Italian to define a group of people which are badly assembled.
La Grande Vadrouille is a 1966 comedy film about how the crew of a Royal Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress shot down over Paris must then make their way through German-occupied France with the main help of two French citizens with very different mindsets.
Django is a 1966 Italian spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the title role. Nero went on to play a similar antihero in many subsequent Westerns. The film earned a reputation of being one of the most violent films ever made up to that point.
Gamera vs. Barugon is a 1966 daikaiju eiga (Japanese giant monster film) featuring the giant turtle Gamera produced and distributed by Daiei Motion Picture Company. The film is the second to feature Gamera. Gamera vs. Barugon was released in the United States by AIP-TV as War of the Monsters, and then later by Sandy Frank as Gamera vs. Barugon. It was one of five Gamera films to appear in the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Fighting Elegy is a 1966 Japanese film directed by Seijun Suzuki. Filmmaker Kaneto Shindō adapted the script from the novel by Takashi Suzuki. The film has also screened under the titles Violence Elegy, Elegy to Violence, Elegy for a Quarrel and The Born Fighter at various film festivals and retrospectives.
The Defector is a 1966 thriller film. Montgomery Clift plays Professor James Bower, an American physicist, who is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adam (Roddy McDowall), to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany, undercover as an antiques collector, where he encounters an East German secret agent, Peter Heinzeman (Hardy Kruger), who is also a fellow physicist.
Follow Me, Boys! is a 1966 family movie released through Walt Disney Pictures, based on the book God and My Country by MacKinlay Kantor. It was the last production released before Walt Disney died of lung cancer. The film starred Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish, Charles Ruggles, and Kurt Russell, was co-produced by Walt Disney and Winston Hibler, directed by Norman Tokar, and written by Louis Pelletier.