List of American films of 1962

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

1962
Rank
Title Studio Gross
1.Lawrence of Arabia Columbia $20,311,000
2.The Longest Day 20th Century Fox $17,600,000
3.In Search of the Castaways Disney $9,975,000
4.The Music Man Warner Brothers $8,100,000
5.That Touch of Mink Universal $7,942,000
6.Mutiny on the Bounty MGM $7,410,000
7.To Kill a Mockingbird Universal $7,112,000
8.Hatari! Paramount $7,000,000
9.Gypsy Warner Brothers $6,000,000
10.Bon Voyage!
The Interns
Disney
Columbia
$5,000,000

source: https://web.archive.org/web/20080907071824/http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1962.shtml

A-B

Title Director Cast Genre Note
13 West StreetPhilip LeacockAlan Ladd, Rod Steiger, Dolores DornDramaColumbia
The 300 SpartansRudolph MatéRichard Egan, Diane BakerAdventureFox
40 Pounds of TroubleNorman JewisonTony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, Phil SilversComedyUniversal
Advise & ConsentOtto PremingerHenry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford, George Grizzard, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres, Paul FordDramaColumbia; from novel by Allen Drury
Air PatrolMaury DexterWillard Parker, Merry Anders, Robert DixDrama20th Century Fox
All Fall DownJohn FrankenheimerEva Marie Saint, Warren BeattyDramaMGM
Bachelor FlatFrank TashlinTerry-Thomas, Tuesday Weld, Celeste HolmComedyFox
Beauty and the BeastEdward L. CahnJoyce Taylor, Mark Damon, Merry AndersRomanceUnited Artists
The Bellboy and the PlaygirlsFrancis Ford Coppola, Fritz UmgelterJune WilkinsonComedy
Big RedNorman TokarWalter Pidgeon, Janette BertrandFamilyDisney
Billy Rose's JumboCharles WaltersDoris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha RayeMusical comedyMGM
Birdman of AlcatrazJohn FrankenheimerBurt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly SavalasDramaUnited Artists; 4 Oscar nominations
Black GoldLeslie H. MartinsonDiane McBain, Fay Spain, Philip CareyAdventureWarner Bros.
Bon Voyage!James NeilsonFred MacMurray, Jane WymanFamilyDisney
Boys' Night OutMichael GordonJames Garner, Kim Novak, Tony RandallComedyMGM
The Brain That Wouldn't DieJoseph GreenJason Evers, Virginia LeithSci-fiA.I.P.
The Broken LandJohn A. BushelmanKent Taylor, Diana Darrin, Jody McCreaWestern20th Century Fox
BrushfireJack Warner, Jr.John Ireland, Jo MorrowDramaParamount
Buddies Thicker Than WaterGene DeitchTom and JerryAnimatedMGM

C-G

Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Cabinet of CaligariRoger KayGlynis Johns, Dan O'HerlihyHorror20th Century Fox
Cape FearJ. Lee ThompsonRobert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Telly Savalas, Martin Balsam, Lori Martin, Barrie ChaseFilm noirUniversal; remade in 1991
The Captive CityJoseph AnthonyDavid Niven, Ben Gazzara, Martin Balsam, Lea MassariDramaA.I.P
Carmen Get It!Gene DeitchTom and JerryAnimatedMGM
Carnival of SoulsHerk HarveyCandace Hilligoss, Art EllisonHorror
The Chapman ReportGeorge CukorShelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire BloomDramaWarner Bros.
The Commies Are Coming, the Commies Are ComingGeorge WaggnerJack Kelly, Jeanne CooperWar shortWarner Bros.
Confessions of an Opium EaterAlbert ZugsmithVincent Price, Philip AhnCrimeAllied Artists
Convicts 4Millard KaufmanBen Gazzara, Stuart Whitman, Sammy Davis Jr.DramaUnited Artists
The CouchOwen CrumpGrant Williams, Shirley KnightHorrorWarner Bros.
The Counterfeit TraitorGeorge SeatonWilliam Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh GriffithWarParamount
The Creation of the HumanoidsWesley BarryDon Megowan, Dudley ManloveSci-fi
David and LisaFrank PerryKeir Dullea, Janet MargolinDramaContinental Distributing. 2 Oscar nominations
Days of Wine and RosesBlake EdwardsJack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Jack KlugmanDramaWarner Bros. Oscar for Best Song; 5 nominations
Deadly DuoReginald Le BorgMarcia Henderson, Irene TedrowDramaUnited Artists
Don't Knock the TwistOscar RudolphChubby Checker, Lang JeffriesMusicalColumbia
Escape from East BerlinRobert SiodmakDon Murray, Christine Kaufmann, Werner KlempererDramaMGM
Escape from ZahrainRonald NeameYul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack WardenDramaParamount
Experiment in TerrorBlake EdwardsGlenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Ross MartinFilm noirColumbia
FBI Code 98Leslie H. MartinsonJack Kelly, Ray DantonCrimeWarner Bros.
The FirebrandMaury DexterKent Taylor, Valentin de Vargas, Lisa MontellWestern20th Century Fox
Five Finger ExerciseDaniel MannRosalind Russell, Jack HawkinsDramaColumbia
Five Miles to MidnightAnatole LitvakSophia Loren, Anthony PerkinsSuspenseUnited Artists
Five Weeks in a BalloonIrwin AllenRed Buttons, Barbara EdenAdventure20th Century Fox
Follow that DreamGordon DouglasElvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Joanna MooreMusical comedyUnited Artists
Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseVincente MinnelliGlenn Ford, Lee J. Cobb, Charles BoyerDramaMGM
Freud: The Secret PassionJohn HustonMontgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry ParksBiographyUniversal
Gay Purr-eeAbe Levitow(voices of) Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red ButtonsAnimated musicalWarner Bros.
GeronimoArnold LavenChuck Connors, Kamala DeviWesternUnited Artists
GigotGene KellyJackie GleasonComedyFox
A Girl Named TamikoJohn SturgesLaurence Harvey, France NuyenDramaParamount
Girls! Girls! Girls!Norman TaurogElvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Laurel GoodwinMusical comedyParamount
GypsyMervyn LeRoyRosalind Russell, Karl Malden, Natalie WoodMusicalWarner Bros. Story of Gypsy Rose Lee; Golden Globe for Russell

H-M

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hand of DeathGene Nelson John Agar, Paula RaymondHorror20th Century Fox
Hands of a StrangerNewt ArnoldPaul Lukather, Joan HarveyHorrorAllied Artists
Hatari!Howard HawksJohn Wayne, Red Buttons, Elsa MartinelliAction, ComedyParamount; title means "danger" in Swahili
Heaven and Earth MagicHarry Everett SmithAnimated
Hell Is for HeroesDon SiegelSteve McQueen, Fess Parker, James Coburn, Bobby DarinWar dramaParamount
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young ManMartin RittRichard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne CalvetDrama20th Century Fox. Also featuring Paul Newman
Hero's IslandLeslie StevensJames Mason, Rip TornAdventureUA
High SteaksGene DeitchTom and JerryAnimated shortMGM
HitlerStuart HeislerRichard Basehart, Maria Emo, Cordula TrantowBiopicAllied Artists
The Horizontal LieutenantRichard ThorpeJim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Jack Carter, Miyoshi Umeki, Charles McGraw, Jim BackusComedyMGM
House of WomenCrane WilburShirley Knight, Andrew Duggan, Constance FordDramaWarner Bros.
How the West Was WonJohn Ford, Henry Hathaway, George MarshallJames Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, George Peppard, John WayneEpic westernMGM; nominated for 8 Academy Awards
If a Man AnswersHenry LevinBobby Darin, Sandra Dee, Cesar RomeroComedyUniversal
In Search of the CastawaysRobert StevensonHayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George SandersFamilyDisney
Incident in an AlleyEdward L. CahnHarp McGuire, Virginia ChristineCrimeUnited Artists
The InspectorPhilip DunneStephen Boyd, Dolores Hart, Leo McKernDrama20th Century Fox
The InternsDavid SwiftCliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Telly Savalas, Michael Callan, James MacArthur, Suzy ParkerDramaColumbia; sequel in 1964
The IntruderRoger CormanWilliam Shatner, Beverly LunsfordDramaFilmgroup
Invasion of the Star CreaturesBruno VeSotaFrank Ray Perilli, Gloria VictorComedyAmerican International Pictures
I Thank a FoolRobert StevensSusan Hayward, Peter FinchDramaMGM
It Happened In AthensAndrew MartonJayne Mansfield, Trax ColtonComedyFox
It's Only MoneyFrank TashlinJerry Lewis, Zachary Scott, Joan O'BrienComedyParamount
Jack the Giant KillerNathan H. JuranKerwin Mathews, Torin ThatcherFantasyUnited Artists
JessicaJean NegulescoAngie Dickinson, Maurice Chevalier, Sylvia Koscina, Agnes MooreheadDramaUnited Artists. Filmed in Italy
The Jet CageFriz FrelengLooney TunesAnimated shortWarner Bros.
Journey to the Seventh PlanetSid PinkJohn Agar, Greta ThyssenSci-fiAmerican International Pictures
Kid GalahadPhil KarlsonElvis Presley, Gig Young, Charles Bronson, Joan Blackman, Lola Albright, Edward AsnerMusical dramaUnited Artists; remake of 1937 film
Leslie H. Martinson, Aram AvakianPeter Breck, Peggy McCay, Carroll O'ConnorDramaWarner Bros.
Lawrence of ArabiaDavid LeanPeter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, José Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quayle, Claude RainsEpic, BiographyColumbia; won 7 Academy Awards; top-grossing film of 1962
Light in the PiazzaGuy GreenOlivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, Barry Sullivan, Yvette MimieuxDramaMGM; from novel by Elizabeth Spencer
The LionJack CardiffWilliam Holden, Trevor HowardDrama20th Century Fox. Filmed in Kenya
LolitaStanley KubrickJames Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter SellersDramaMGM; from Vladimir Nabokov novel
Lonely Are the BraveDavid MillerKirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands, Carroll O'Connor, George KennedyWesternUniversal; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo
Long Day's Journey Into NightSidney LumetKatharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean StockwellDramaEmbassy; based on Eugene O'Neill play
The Longest DayKen AnnakinJohn Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Robert Ryan, George Segal, Tom Tryon, Peter LawfordWar dramaFox; nominated for 5 Academy Awards
Madison AvenueH. Bruce HumberstoneDana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Jeanne CrainDramaFox
The Magic SwordBert I. GordonBasil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Anne HelmFantasyUnited Artists
The Main AttractionDaniel PetriePat Boone, Nancy KwanDramaMGM
The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceJohn FordJames Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, Strother Martin, Lee Van CleefWesternParamount; Academy Award nomination for Costume Design
The Manchurian CandidateJohn FrankenheimerFrank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Leslie Parrish, James Gregory, Henry Silva, John McGiverPolitical thrillerUnited Artists. Richard Condon novel; Golden Globe for Lansbury; 2004 remake
The MansterGeorge BreakstonPeter Dyneley, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern, Jane HyltonHorrorU.S./Japan
Mermaids of TiburonJohn LambGeorge Rowe, Diane WebberFantasyFilmgroup
Merrill's MaraudersSamuel FullerJeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Claude AkinsWarWarner Bros.
The Miracle WorkerArthur PennAnne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor JoryBiographical dramaUnited Artists. Helen Keller bio; Oscars for Bancroft, Duke
Mister Magoo's Christmas CarolAbe LevitowJim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Royal DanoAnimated
Moon PilotJames NeilsonTom Tryon, Edmond O'Brien, Dany SavalComedyDisney
Mouse Into SpaceGene DeitchTom and JerryAnimated shortMGM
Mr. Hobbs Takes a VacationHenry KosterJames Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, Reginald Gardiner, Marie Wilson, John McGiverComedyFox
The Music ManMorton DaCostaRobert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Susan Luckey, Pert KeltonMusicalWarner Bros.; from Meredith Willson play; 5 Oscar nominations
Mutiny on the BountyLewis MilestoneMarlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Richard Haydn, Hugh GriffithAdventureMGM; remake of 1935 film; 7 Oscar nominations
My GeishaJack CardiffShirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. RobinsonComedyParamount

N-S

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Night of Evil Richard GalbreathLisa Gaye, William CampbellDramaAstor Pictures
No ExitTad DanielewskiViveca Lindfors, Rita GamDramabased on the play by Sartre
No Man Is an IslandRichard GoldstoneJeffrey HunterDramaUniversal
The Notorious LandladyRichard QuineJack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Fred AstaireComedyColumbia
The Nun and the SergeantFranklin AdreonRobert Webber, Anna StenWarUnited Artists
Only Two Can PlaySidney GilliatPeter Sellers, Mai ZetterlingComedyBritish Lion Films
Panic in Year Zero!Ray MillandRay Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie AvalonSci-fiA.I.P.
Paradise AlleyHugo HaasHugo Haas, Carol Morris, Marie WindsorComedy dramaAstor Pictures
Period of AdjustmentGeorge Roy HillJane Fonda, Tony Franciosa, Jim HuttonComedyMGM; from Tennessee Williams play
PhaedraJules DassinMelina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf ValloneDramaAmerican/French/Greek co-production
The Pigeon That Took RomeMelville ShavelsonCharlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry GuardinoComedyParamount
Pontius PilateIrving RapperJeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone, Letícia RománBiblical
Premature BurialRoger CormanRay Milland, Hazel Court, Alan NapierHorrorA.I.P.
Pressure PointHubert CornfieldSidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter FalkDramaUnited Artists
Red NightmareGeorge WaggnerJack Webb, Jack KellyDramaParamount
The Reluctant SaintEdward DmytrykMaximilian Schell, Ricardo MontalbánDrama
Requiem for a HeavyweightRalph NelsonAnthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie HarrisDramaColumbia; written by Rod Serling
Ride the High CountrySam PeckinpahJoel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, James Drury, Warren Oates, R. G. Armstrong, L. Q. JonesWesternMGM; Scott's final film
Rider on a Dead HorseHerbert L. Strock John Vivyan, Bruce Gordon, Kevin HagenWesternAllied Artists
The Ring of TerrorClark L. PaylowHorror
The Road to Hong KongNorman PanamaBob Hope, Bing Crosby, Joan CollinsComedyUnited Artists. Final Road picture
Rome AdventureDelmer DavesAngie Dickinson, Troy Donahue, Suzanne PleshetteRomanceWarner Bros.
Safe at Home!Walter DonigerMickey Mantle, Roger Maris, William FrawleyFamilyColumbia
Saintly SinnersJean YarbroughDon Beddoe, Ellen CorbyComedy dramaUnited Artists
SamarGeorge MontgomeryGilbert Roland, Ziva RodannAdventureWarner Bros.
Satan in High HeelsJerald IntratorGrayson Hall, Meg MylesDrama
Satan Never SleepsLeo McCareyWilliam Holden, Clifton Webb, France NuyenDrama20th Century Fox
Secret File: HollywoodRudolph CusumanoRobert Clarke, Francine YorkCrimeCrown International Pictures
Sergeants 3John SturgesFrank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey BishopWesternUnited Artists. Rat Pack
Six Black HorsesHarry KellerAudie Murphy, Joan O'BrienWesternUniversal
Sodom and GomorrahRobert AldrichStewart Granger, Pier AngeliDrama20th Century Fox
Something's Got to GiveGeorge CukorMarilyn Monroe, Dean MartinComedyUnfinished
The Spiral RoadRobert MulliganRock Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Burl Ives, Neva PattersonDramaUniversal. Based on Jan de Hartog novel
Stagecoach to Dancers' RockEarl BellamyMartin Landau, Warren Stevens, Judy DanWestern20th Century Fox
Stark FearNed HockmanSkip Homeier, Beverly GarlandThrillerIndependent
State FairJosé FerrerTom Ewell, Pat Boone, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Alice Faye, Bobby DarinMusical20th Century Fox. Remake of 1933, 1945 films
Sweet Bird of YouthRichard BrooksPaul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Shirley KnightDramaMGM. From Tennessee Williams play; Oscar for Begley
A Symposium on Popular SongsBill JusticeAnimatedDisney

T-Z

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tales of TerrorRoger CormanVincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil RathboneHorrorAmerican International Pictures. Anthology
Taras BulbaJ. Lee ThompsonYul Brynner, Tony Curtis, Sam Wanamaker, Christine Kaufmann, Brad DexterAdventureUnited Artists
Tarzan Goes to IndiaJohn GuillerminJock MahoneyAdventureMGM/UK
Tender Is the NightHenry KingJennifer Jones, Joan Fontaine, Jason RobardsDrama20th Century Fox. From F. Scott Fitzgerald novel; King's final film
That Touch of MinkDelbert MannCary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, Audrey Meadows, John AstinComedyUniversal
The Three Stooges Meet HerculesEdward BerndsThe Three Stooges, Vicki TrickettComedyColumbia
The Three Stooges in OrbitEdward BerndsThe Three StoogesComedyColumbia
To Kill a MockingbirdRobert MulliganGregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall, Brock Peters, William Windom, Frank Overton, Paul FixDramaUniversal; based on novel by Harper Lee; nominated for 8 Oscars
Tonight for SureFrancis Ford CoppolaKarl SchanzerWestern
Too Late BluesJohn CassavetesBobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Vince EdwardsMusicalParamount
Tower of LondonRoger CormanVincent PriceHorrorUnited Artists. Remake of 1939 film
TraumaRobert M. YoungJohn Conte, Lynn BariHorrorParade Releasing Organization
The TrialOrson WellesAnthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Romy SchneiderDramafrom Franz Kafka novel
Two for the SeesawRobert WiseRobert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaineDramaUnited Artists. From William Gibson play
Two Tickets to ParisGreg GarrisonJoey Dee, Gary Crosby, Kay MedfordMusicalColumbia
Two Weeks in Another TownVincente MinnelliKirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, Claire Trevor, George HamiltonDramaMGM
The Underwater CityFrank McDonaldWilliam Lundigan, Julie AdamsSci-fiColumbia
A View from the BridgeSidney LumetRaf Vallone, Maureen Stapleton, Carol LawrenceDrama Continental Film Distributors. Based on Arthur Miller play
Walk on the Wild SideEdward DmytrykJane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Laurence Harvey, CapucineDramaColumbia. Based on Nelson Algren novel
War HuntDenis SandersJohn Saxon, Charles Aidman, Robert RedfordWarUnited Artists
The War LoverPhilip LeacockSteve McQueen, Robert WagnerWarColumbia. From John Hersey novel
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?Robert AldrichBette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor BuonoThrillerWarner Bros. 5 Oscar nominations
When the Girls Take OverRussell HaydenMarvin Miller, Jackie CooganComedy
Who's Got the Action?Daniel MannDean Martin, Lana Turner, Walter MatthauComedyParamount
Wild GuitarRay Dennis StecklerArch Hall Jr.Musical
The Wild WesternersOscar RudolphJames Philbrook, Nancy KovackWesternColumbia
WomanhuntMaury DexterLisa Lu, Berry KroegerCrime20th Century Fox
The Wonderful World of the Brothers GrimmHenry LevinLaurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Barbara EdenBiographyMGM. 4 Oscar nominations
The World's Greatest SinnerTimothy CareyDramaNever released
Young Guns of TexasMaury DexterJames Mitchum, Jody McCreaWestern20th Century Fox
Zotz!William CastleTom Poston, Jim Backus, Margaret DumontSci-fi comedyColumbia

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