Feature Film, Released between 1961-01-01 and 1961-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. 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: 4,930

2. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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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: 108,861

3. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | 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: 21,913

4. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Approved | 179 min | Drama, War

8.2
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60 Metascore

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 68,089

5. Woe to the Young (1961)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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In return for handsome and unclouded youth, a weary old geezer makes a pact with the father of lies to woo his beautiful next-door-neighbour. However, will he admit his mistake, now that things are not working out as planned?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Dimitris Horn, Maro Kodou, Smaro Stefanidou, Spyros Mousouris

Votes: 1,144

6. Divorce Italian Style (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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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: 11,287

7. Three Daughters (1961)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

8.1
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Based on popular Indian stories of the great writer Rabindranath Tagore, these short films reveal definitive moments in the lives of three young girls.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Chandana Banerjee, Aparna Sen, Sita Mukherjee

Votes: 1,278 | Gross: $0.08M

8. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Not Rated | 90 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: 22,389

9. Saptapadi (1961)

163 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Set in World War II, the reverend Krishnendu runs a military hospital in Bankura. A drunken Anglo-Indian woman soldier is brought to him for treatment and he recognized her as his former love Rina Brown.

Director: Ajoy Kar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Uttam Kumar, Khitish Acharya, Panchanan Bhattacharya

Votes: 394

10. La Notte (1961)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.1
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 17,704 | Gross: $0.04M

11. A Neighborhood Named 'The Dream' (1961)

95 min | Drama

8.0
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The stories of poor people living in a neighborhood in Athens and their difficulties.

Director: Alekos Alexandrakis | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Manos Katrakis, Aliki Georgouli, Spyros Mousouris

Votes: 685

12. Two Half-Times in Hell (1961)

140 min | Drama, Sport, War

8.0
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On Hitler's birthday, the Germans decide to organize a soccer match between prisoners of war and Germans.

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Imre Sinkovits, Dezsö Garas, László Márkus, Tibor Molnár

Votes: 1,025

13. Za dvoma zaytsiamy (1961)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

8.0
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Madcap comedy set in early 20th century Kiev about a barber whose fondness for drink, gambling, and women lead to bankruptcy. He marries an ugly rich woman to solve his financial woes, but pines for a virtuous beauty who despises him.

Director: Viktor Ivanov | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Margarita Krinitsyna, Nikolay Yakovchenko, Anna Kushnirenko

Votes: 817

14. A Difficult Life (1961)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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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: 1,443

15. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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87 Metascore

A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Votes: 7,052

16. Il Posto (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.0
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Corrado Aprile, Guido Chiti

Votes: 4,419 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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90 Metascore

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: 74,322 | Gross: $8.28M

18. Placido (1961)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 2,588

19. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

7.9
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73 Metascore

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: 19,191

20. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.9
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The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 3,453

21. Kabuliwala (1961)

95 min | Drama

7.9
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A poor Afghani leaves his family behind to earn a living as a dried fruit vendor in India. Profoundly homesick, he befriends a young girl who reminds him of his own daughter. Meanwhile, the locals are distrustful of all foreigners.

Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Baby Sonu, Usha Kiran, Padma

Votes: 307

22. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Votes: 17,504 | Gross: $8.72M

23. Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961)

99 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning in her flat in Helsinki. First the death is thought to be an accident, but lieutenant Palmu notices that the murderer has made a mistake, and ... See full summary »

Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Joel Rinne, Matti Ranin, Leo Jokela, Elina Salo

Votes: 1,383

24. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

7.8
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88 Metascore

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: 26,333 | Gross: $2.62M

25. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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49 Metascore

A rebellious student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of lesbianism.

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

Votes: 14,305

26. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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: 20,004 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Accattone (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.8
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A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi

Votes: 7,524

28. Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)

95 min | Drama

7.8
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In the harsh granite mountains of the center of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, an old people live at the town of Orgòsolo. Between the rocks and the oak woods, shepherds ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Seta | Stars: Michele Cossu, Peppeddu Cuccu, Vittorina Pisano

Votes: 448

29. The Night Before Christmas (1961)

68 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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Surreal Soviet-era Christmas fantasy movie.

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Aleksandr Khvylya, L. Myznikova, Yuri Tavrov, Lyudmila Khityaeva

Votes: 1,306

30. Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.7
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Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all things someday to be chosen mayordomio of his village, a place of great honor usually ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Columba Domínguez, Flor Silvestre, Pepe Romay

Votes: 421

31. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare

Votes: 2,989

32. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

A closeted lawyer risks his career to bring a blackmailer to justice.

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

Votes: 5,010

33. Gunga Jumna (1961)

178 min | Action, Drama, Musical

7.7
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Gungaram, a poor, indebted farmer, works hard to educate his younger brother Jumna and make him a police officer. Years later, circumstances force Gungaram to become an outlaw and now the brothers confront each other as enemies.

Director: Nitin Bose | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Nasir Khan, Azra

Votes: 502

34. Revenge of the Snakes (1961)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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Karaagac was a small village and Bayram had an ordinary life with his mother Irazca, wife Hatice and children in there until Haceli take a place front of his house to make a new building.

Director: Metin Erksan | Stars: Fikret Hakan, Nurhan Nur, Aliye Rona, Sadiye Arciman

Votes: 1,020

35. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)

110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibóg

Votes: 2,797

36. Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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Set during occupied France, a faithless woman finds herself falling in love with a young priest.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel

Votes: 4,126 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 164,111

38. Girl with a Suitcase (1961)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 1,693

39. Hum Dono (1961)

164 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man.

Director: Amarjeet | Stars: Dev Anand, Nanda, Sadhana, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 382

40. O Klearhos, i Marina kai o kontos (1961)

89 min | Comedy

7.5
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Klearhos is a mid50s man who fools around and puts the blame on his son in law , so that his wife wont catch him. But when he decides to go on vacation with his next door pretty young neighbor things get complicated.

Director: Nikos Tsiforos | Stars: Vasilis Avlonitis, Georgia Vasileiadou, Nikos Rizos, Popi Lazou

Votes: 536

41. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.5
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86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 95,477 | Gross: $43.66M

42. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 15,209 | Gross: $0.10M

43. A Wife Confesses (1961)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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: 445

44. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 4,783

45. Lola (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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73 Metascore

A bored young man meets with his former girlfriend, now a cabaret dancer and single mother, and soon finds himself falling back in love with her.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden, Alan Scott

Votes: 5,109

46. Harry og kammertjeneren (1961)

105 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler. The butler isn't too keen on the job at first, but ... See full summary »

Director: Bent Christensen | Stars: Osvald Helmuth, Ebbe Rode, Gunnar Lauring, Henning Moritzen

Votes: 389

47. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 44,798 | Gross: $28.90M

48. Pigs and Battleships (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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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: 1,955

49. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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: 3,639

50. Striped Trip (1961)

84 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

7.4
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A comedy about tigers and lions running around a cruise ship full of passengers.

Director: Vladimir Fetin | Stars: Aleksey Gribov, Ivan Dmitriev, Margarita Nazarova, Evgeniy Leonov

Votes: 2,105


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