Most Popular "Year 1961" Titles
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1. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 141,070 | Gross: $169.39M
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.
Votes: 350,304 | Gross: $352.39M
4. Grease 2 (1982)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.
Votes: 28,635 | Gross: $15.17M
5. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 130,806 | Gross: $83.30M
6. The Butler (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Votes: 96,553 | Gross: $116.63M
7. An Education (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Votes: 118,624 | Gross: $12.57M
9. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 120,555 | Gross: $75.33M
10. Vegas (2012–2013)
44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino.
11. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Votes: 96,466 | Gross: $43.00M
14. Experimenter (2015)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority.
Votes: 13,999 | Gross: $0.16M
15. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Comedy
America, 1961. Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left.
17. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?
19. Southside with You (2016)
PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 6,338 | Gross: $6.30M
21. Sweet Dreams (1985)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.
Votes: 3,530 | Gross: $9.09M
23. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
24. That Night (1992)
PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Romance
In 1961 Long Island Alice is just that bit younger than her playmates. She doesn't quite understand yet about some grownup things and is teased a lot. Her heroine is anyway Sheryl, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,850 | Gross: $0.02M
25. Adam Resurrected (2008)
R | 106 min | Drama, War
In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.
26. Command and Control (2016)
92 min | Documentary, History
Documentary of 1980's near-launch of a nuclear missile from Arkansas, based on Eric Shlosser's award-winning book of the same name.
Votes: 503 | Gross: $0.05M
27. Zappa (1983)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is ... See full summary »
28. Beauregard (2009 TV Movie)
185 min | Drama
1961, in French Savoie. Pierre Hautefort, a teacher's literature, is head of the Beauregard youth school, located in the mountains. However, the arrival of young science teacher Julien ... See full summary »
31. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the early 1960s, a married couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.
32. L'insoumis (1964)
115 min | Drama, Thriller
1961. Luxemburger Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion during the Algiers Putsch. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he ... See full summary »
33. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 395 | Gross: $0.05M
34. Matter of Heart (1986)
107 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary on the famous Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung, featuring interviews with those who knew him and archive footage of Jung.
35. That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography
This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.
Votes: 342 | Gross: $0.06M
36. Così ridevano (1998)
124 min | Drama
Turin at the end of the fifties: two brothers have emigrated there from Sicily and the older works very hard to let the younger study and free himself from poverty through culture. The boy ... See full summary »
Votes: 639 | Gross: $0.04M
37. A Tour of the White House (1962 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and ... See full summary »
39. El beso que me diste (2000)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A story of romance and suspense in Puerto Rico, year 2006. Angela, star reporter of Teledigital TV Network, is married to Armando and they have an 8-year old son, Ivan. When their marriage ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.
41. Mille bolle blu (1993)
87 min | Comedy, Romance
The movie tells the little stories of a group of families who live in the same building in Rome as seen from the eyes of Sandrino, a little kid who is awaiting for a total eclipse of the ... See full summary »
43. Smutek paní Snajderové (2008)
104 min | Drama, Romance
It is 1961 and an Albanian student (Nik Xhelilaj) of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, together with a group of Czech students, is shooting his graduate movie on a motorcycle ... See full summary »
44. Control (I) (2018)
48 min | Drama | Post-production
"Control" is the story of the changing perception of women in America and the presence of adopting a new attitude on how women see themselves and their role in society. This spawns a new ... See full summary »
47. Thornwell (1981 TV Movie)
Unrated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History
True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in Europe when some military documents went missing. He was wrongfully accused of the theft, brutally interrogated and given drugs... See full summary »
48. The Limit
Drama, Sport | Announced
Rival Grand Prix race car drivers Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips compete against each other in the 1961 Drivers Championship.
50. Ici on noie les Algériens: 17 Octobre 1961 (2011)
90 min | Documentary
In response to the call of the Front de libération nationale (F.L.N., the National Liberation Front), thousands of Algerians from Paris and its surroundings march on October 17, 1961, to ... See full summary »
Director: Yasmina Adi