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1. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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71 Metascore

A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri Attal

Votes: 12,017 | Gross: $0.10M

lights, camera, action!

2. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo

Votes: 18,223

3. Pigs and Battleships (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization that is tearing itself apart.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 1,465

4. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 21,808

5. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 84,757

6. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

6.8
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In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller

Votes: 4,223

7. The Last Sunset (1961)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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At a Mexican ranch, fugitive O'Malley and pursuing Sheriff Stribling agree to help rancher Breckenridge drive his herd into Texas where Stribling could legally arrest O'Malley, but Breckenridge's wife complicates things.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 2,195

8. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Not Rated | 141 min | Western

7.2
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After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.

Director: Marlon Brando | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

Votes: 7,834

9. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 16,489

10. Plácido (1961)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá, Manuel Alexandre

Votes: 1,991

11. Scream of Fear (1961)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd, Ronald Lewis, Christopher Lee

Votes: 2,794

12. Una vita difficile (1961)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Lea Massari, Franco Fabrizi, Lina Volonghi

Votes: 1,078

13. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune

Votes: 3,140

14. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 2,163

15. The Mark (1961)

Approved | 127 min | Drama

7.5
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A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Maria Schell, Stuart Whitman, Rod Steiger, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 628

16. Girl with a Suitcase (1961)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin, Luciana Angiolillo, Renato Baldini

Votes: 1,389

17. Something Wild (1961)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

6.9
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A young rape victim tries desperately to pick up the pieces of her life, only to find herself at the mercy of a would-be rescuer.

Director: Jack Garfein | Stars: Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock, Jean Stapleton

Votes: 905

18. Night Tide (1961)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders

Votes: 1,633

19. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin

Votes: 16,268 | Gross: $0.14M

20. ¡Cuba Sí! (1961)

53 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Nicolas Yumatov, Étienne Lalou, Igor Barrère, Ignacio Biain

Votes: 53

21. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 1,894

22. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 67,382

23. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Votes: 5,497 | Gross: $16.94M

24. Divorce Italian Style (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 9,316

25. The Exiles (1961)

72 min | Drama

6.9
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Native Americans in Los Angeles. For 12 hours one Friday night, from late afternoon until dawn, we follow a handful of urban Indians. Yvonne is pregnant, commenting on her life and dreams ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Mackenzie | Stars: Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish, Tom Reynolds, Rico Rodriguez

Votes: 790 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Katok i skripka (1961)

46 min | Drama

7.5
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Igor Fomchenko, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Marina Adzhubei, Yuri Brusser

Votes: 4,029

27. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.1
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Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Votes: 17,490

28. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.2
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 3,721

29. Povest plamennykh let (1961)

91 min | Drama, War

7.0
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In early Summer 1941, German troops penetrate into Russia, wreaking human and material destruction. Ivan Orlyukov, a young Russian, takes up arms and rises up against the invader. He is not... See full summary »

Director: Yuliya Solntseva | Stars: Boris Andreyev, Antonina Bogdanova, Evgeniy Bondarenko, Vera Kapustina

Votes: 71

30. Amazons of Rome (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama

5.1
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A warrior chieftain dashes between his barbaric allies and a beleaguered city that's being defended by embattled women warriors.

Directors: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Vittorio Cottafavi, Peter O'Cord | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Sylvia Syms, Jean Chevrier, Nicole Courcel

Votes: 115

31. A Wife Confesses (1961)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Ayako is charged with murdering her much older academic husband while climbing a mountain. Ayako was having an affair, apparently with her husband's approval, and this complicates the trial.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Eitarô Ozawa, Haruko Mabuchi

Votes: 302

32. Two Rode Together (1961)

Approved | 109 min | Western

6.8
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A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

Votes: 4,324

33. Jungle Fighters (1961)

Approved | 110 min | War, Drama

6.9
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In 1942, a group of British soldiers is sent on a mission in the Malaysian jungle and gets lost into the Japanese controlled zone.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Richard Todd, Richard Harris, Ronald Fraser, David McCallum

Votes: 591

34. The Deadly Companions (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Western

6.1
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An ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son and tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, Chill Wills

Votes: 1,653

35. My Mother and Her Guest (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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Ok-hui lives with her grandmother, her mother and the maid. People refer to their house as the "Widow House" because all three adult women who live there are widows. One day, a teacher named Mr. Han moves into the house as a lodger.

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Yeong-seon Jeon, Jin Kyu Kim, Eun-jin Han

Votes: 89

36. Call Me Genius (1961)

105 min | Comedy

7.4
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Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Paul Massie, Margit Saad

Votes: 775

37. Loss of Innocence (1961)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Sensitive story of a British girl's awakening from childhood into life and love on vacation in France.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Danielle Darrieux, Susannah York, Claude Nollier

Votes: 369

38. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

Votes: 3,708

39. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 3,974

40. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,437

41. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 4,890

42. El Cid (1961)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page

Votes: 10,840 | Gross: $26.62M

43. Unser Haus in Kamerun (1961)

103 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Johanna von Koczian, Götz George, Hans Söhnker, Horst Frank

Votes: 26

44. Roommates (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Paul Massie, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 183

45. The Frightened City (1961)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks

Votes: 426

46. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas, Freda Jackson

Votes: 530

47. The Terror of the Tongs (1961)

Not Rated | 76 min | Action, Adventure

5.9
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In 1910, Hong Kong members of a secret Tong crime syndicate protect their identities by murdering the daughter of a British sea captain who vows revenge.

Director: Anthony Bushell | Stars: Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur, Geoffrey Toone, Marne Maitland

Votes: 515

48. Les godelureaux (1961)

99 min | Drama

6.5
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Roland, an idler living on the Left Bank in Paris, is determined to inflict a terrible revenge on his friend Arthur, after the latter subjected him to a harmless joke. He engages the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Jean Tissier, Sacha Briquet

Votes: 198

49. Dead Eyes of London (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Wealthy, heavily insured men are being murdered at an alarming rate. Scotland Yard investigates and finds clues that lead to a ring of blind men, led by a mysterious "reverend."

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal, Dieter Borsche, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 750

50. The Ladies Man (1961)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.5
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After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Helen Traubel, Pat Stanley, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 2,869

51. Carry on Regardless (1961)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,531

52. Mysterious Island (1961)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 5,231

53. Terminus (1961)

33 min | Short, Documentary

7.1
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The movie follows the routine of a busy train station - London's Waterloo Station - making a brief yet important cultural portrait of 1960s England, mixing reality and fiction.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Margaret Ashcroft, Gertrude Dickin, Margaret Lacey, Matthew Perry

Votes: 233

54. Le gros et le maigre (1961)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.4
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A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: André Katelbach, Roman Polanski

Votes: 1,006

55. The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)

59 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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A group of children befriend a monster.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Rachel Clay, Michael Wade, Terry Raven, Ronald Howard

Votes: 48

56. Calder's Circus (1961)

19 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Among Alexander Calder's creations were miniature spring-loaded circus figures, made of wire. In this short film, Calder (1989-1976) talks about and demonstrates these toy-like creations. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Vilardebó | Stars: Alexander Calder, Louisa James Calder

Votes: 34

57. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Once Upon a Time (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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Janitor Woodrow Mulligan gets a trip from 1890 to 1962 courtesy of his employer's time helmet.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Buster Keaton, Stanley Adams, James Flavin, Gil Lamb

Votes: 1,088

58. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.8
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Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: John Hoyt, Jean Willes, Jack Elam, Barney Phillips

Votes: 1,854

59. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Grave (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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Old West lawman Conny Miller visits the grave of a man who he failed to track down to prove he was never afraid of him but gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: Lee Marvin, James Best, Strother Martin, Elen Willard

Votes: 1,148

60. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Sweet Prince of Delancey Street (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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A middle-aged man is fired from his job and vows to rob his former employer for revenge. After his son becomes involved, they both become part of a muddled case involving the theft of ... See full summary »

Director: Alex March | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

Votes: 26

61. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Incident in a Small Jail (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A suspected serial killer is put in a jail house with a salesman, while a lynch mob waits outside.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Fiedler, Richard Jaeckel, Ronald Nicholas

Votes: 159

62. The Last Hungry Cat (1961)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and... See full summary »

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Ben Frommer

Votes: 338

63. The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.7
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Bugs and Daffy run into the abominable snowman in the Himalayas.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 713

64. Beep Prepared (1961)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.3
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Wile E. Coyote tries and fails to catch the Road Runner using his foot extended to trip, an arrow, a hole in the road, a winged-rocket outfit, two electronically activated machine guns, and... See full summary »

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 396

65. Strangled Eggs (1961)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.8
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Foghorn Leghorn courts Miss Prissy when a foundling is left on her doorstep. It is Henery the Chicken Hawk. Prissy decides to keep little Henery even though he has a natural appetite for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett

Votes: 175

66. Lickety-Splat (1961)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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Wile E. Coyote releases a number of explosive darts to attack the Road Runner, only to have them bedevil him continually during his subsequent attempts.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow | Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian

Votes: 186

67. Project XX (1954–1970)
Episode: The Real West (1961)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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As Gary Cooper quotes at the end of this epic television broadcast from someone who lived through that era : "Well we brought law and order to the territory; built railroads, homes, towns ... See full synopsis »

Director: Donald B. Hyatt | Star: Gary Cooper

Votes: 20

68. Tallahassee 7000 (1961– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Special Agent Lex Rogers of the Florida Sheriff's Bureau travels the state to assist local police departments fight crime in their jurisdiction.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Wallace Rooney, Robert Sorrells, Rosemary Day

Votes: 13

69. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Grim Reaper (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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Celebrity author Beatrice Graves purchases a cursed painting of the Grim Reaper; her nephew Paul warns her that most of its previous owners have died violently but she scoffs-until blood appears on the Reaper's blade.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, William Shatner, Natalie Schafer, Henry Daniell

Votes: 180

70. Une histoire d'eau (1961)

18 min | Romance, Short

6.9
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A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Caroline Dim, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 1,101

71. The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit (1961)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Bob Godfrey | Star: Michael Bentine

Votes: 186

72. Zip 'N Snort (1961)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.6
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Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner using a sling shot, a grenade in a toy airplane whose propeller detaches and leaves the plane behind, a cannon on a cliff ledge that gives way,... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian

Votes: 272

73. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 11,845

74. The Assassin (1961)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police in his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what is the investigation about as we find out details about his life.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni, Salvo Randone

Votes: 645

75. Nude on the Moon (1961)

83 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.

Directors: Raymond Phelan, Doris Wishman | Stars: Marietta, William Mayer, Lester Brown, Pat Reilly

Votes: 666

76. Zero no shôten (1961)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip. She discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Hizuru Takachiho, Ineko Arima, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 375

77. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Trio for Terror (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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3 stories in this episode. First, a young man kills his uncle, not realizing that his uncle was a warlock. In the second tale, a man breaks the bank at a casino, but may not live through ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Reginald Owen, John Abbott, Robin Hughes

Votes: 93

78. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Guillotine (1961)

Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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France, 1875. A condemned man learns of a legal loophole that he would be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Robert Middleton, Danielle De Metz, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 107

79. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: What Beckoning Ghost? (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.2
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When a concert pianist envisions her own coffin in her drawing room, she doubts her sanity. No one else sees it or hears a phantom organ's funeral music in the isolated, haunted mansion. ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Judith Evelyn, Tom Helmore, Adele Mara

Votes: 88

80. Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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When Miss Marple reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 4,942