Feature Film, Released between 1961-01-01 and 1961-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 183,032

2. West Side Story (1961)

Approved | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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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: 115,669 | Gross: $43.66M

3. Ring of Fire (1961)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In the 1960s Oregon, two sheriff deputies arrest three teenagers for robbery but are overpowered and taken hostage while forest fires rage all around them.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: David Janssen, Joyce Taylor, Frank Gorshin, Joel Marston

Votes: 598

4. Susan Slade (1961)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

6.3
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Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a 10-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Connie Stevens, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 878

5. 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: 83,303 | Gross: $8.28M

6. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Approved | 179 min | Drama, War

8.3
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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: 78,872

7. Twenty Plus Two (1961)

Passed | 102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A famous movie star's fan-club secretary has been brutally murdered. She has in her office old newspaper clippings regarding a missing heiress. Did the secretary know something about the mystery of the heiress? David Janssen investigates.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: David Janssen, Jeanne Crain, Dina Merrill, Jacques Aubuchon

Votes: 476

8. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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83 Metascore

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the owners must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 171,135 | Gross: $144.88M

9. The Parent Trap (1961)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 22,305

10. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A team of Allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held Greek island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.

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

Votes: 52,405 | Gross: $28.90M

11. Blue Hawaii (1961)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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58 Metascore

After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates (Elvis Presley) defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

Votes: 6,819 | Gross: $10.44M

12. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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93 Metascore

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: 124,525

13. The Misfits (1961)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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77 Metascore

A divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 21,471 | Gross: $8.94M

14. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

The love of high school sweethearts Deanie and Bud is weighed down by the oppressive expectations of their parents and society in smalltown Kansas in 1928, threatening the future of their relationship.

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

Votes: 21,457 | Gross: $8.72M

15. The Comancheros (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Western

6.8
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55 Metascore

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves dealing with the Comanches known as Comancheros.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 9,413

16. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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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: 12,089 | Gross: $9.37M

17. 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: 8,917

18. El Cid (1961)

Approved | 182 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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79 Metascore

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (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: 14,754 | Gross: $26.62M

19. Babes in Toyland (1961)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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55 Metascore

Mary Contrary is set to marry Tom Piper when he is kidnapped by Roderigo and Gonzorgo, two goons working for the evil Barnaby who wants to marry Mary for her inheritance.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn

Votes: 4,444 | Gross: $10.22M

20. 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: 31,187 | Gross: $2.62M

21. Come September (1961)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Younger generation vs. "older" folks on vacation at an Italian villa.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin

Votes: 3,712 | Gross: $14.17M

22. Flower Drum Song (1961)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $10.90M

23. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The temporary physical life of the Biblical Savior, Jesus Christ.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

Votes: 8,310 | Gross: $14.48M

24. 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: 17,020

25. Mysterious Island (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 7,828

26. La Notte (1961)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 22,092 | Gross: $0.04M

27. The Second Time Around (1961)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.4
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In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse

Votes: 662

28. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Recently released from a mental hospital, Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family in 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: 25,910

29. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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: 7,389 | Gross: $5.45M

30. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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: 23,413 | Gross: $0.06M

31. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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78 Metascore

In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, Luana Anders

Votes: 15,043 | Gross: $4.36M

32. Return to Peyton Place (1961)

Approved | 123 min | Drama

5.9
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The residents of Peyton Place are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: Carol Lynley, Jeff Chandler, Eleanor Parker, Mary Astor

Votes: 937

33. Paris Blues (1961)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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61 Metascore

During the 1960s, two American expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in love with two American tourist girls.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 3,603 | Gross: $1.30M

34. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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49 Metascore

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 6,301

35. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 100 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: 6,395

36. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.7
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75 Metascore

A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk

Votes: 8,646 | Gross: $25.38M

37. 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: 21,694

38. Two Rode Together (1961)

Passed | 109 min | Western

6.7
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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: 6,444

39. The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

6.7
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San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Fred Astaire, Lilli Palmer, Debbie Reynolds, Tab Hunter

Votes: 773

40. Parrish (1961)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

6.5
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In the Connecticut River Valley, Parrish McLean and his mother are newly employed by the Sala Post tobacco farm that is engaged in a competition war with the neighboring Judd Raike tobacco corporation.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Troy Donahue, Karl Malden, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,157

41. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 18,248 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 24,818

43. Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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When Miss Jane 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: 7,997

44. The Young Savages (1961)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A district attorney investigates three white teenagers accused of murdering a blind Puerto Rican kid.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Votes: 2,694

45. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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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: 3,335

46. Nude on the Moon (1961)

Unrated | 83 min | Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi

3.8
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A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.

Director: Doris Wishman | Stars: Marietta, William Mayer, Lester Brown, Pat Reilly

Votes: 1,055

47. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 5,864

48. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A mysterious and cruel Baron, whose face has become frozen in a horrifying grin, demands that a prominent London physician apply experimental treatments on him to restore his face.

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

Votes: 3,113

49. Barabbas (1961)

Approved | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Barabbas, the criminal that the Jewish leaders induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

Votes: 6,551 | Gross: $6.32M

50. Divorce Italian Style (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: 13,186


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