This page lists 3 films I saw in theaters in 1963. My movie database lists only films I see in theaters, not those I see on TV, videotape, DVD, or the internet. My culture page lists other cultural events.

I have vivid memories of many movies I saw during my childhood, but these are the first movies that I can connect to specific dates, during a 10-day Atlantic crossing at the start of my AFS exchange student year. I didn't think much of Hawks' Red River at the time, but I came to love John Wayne's Ford and Hawks movies a decade later. I loved one Hawks movie from the first time I saw it, long predating the auteur theory: Land of the Pharaohs, which I probably saw when it came out in 1955; screenplay by William Faulkner, who famously said "we could never figure out how a pharaoh was supposed to talk."

I have kept movie date/title/director data consistently since 1982, with additional details since 2010. I also have some incomplete data from earlier years.

See also: 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1972 1973 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 All

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Date Title Director Year Theater City
08/23/63 Red River Howard Hawks 1948 SS Seven Seas At sea
06/22/63 Elektra Michael Cacoyannis 1962 SS Seven Seas At sea
08/19/63 Dr. No Terence Young 1962 SS Seven Seas At sea