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



1. 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: 89,577 | Gross: $43.66M

2. 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: 16,413 | Gross: $8.72M

3. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 154,015

4. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

7.8
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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: 24,211 | Gross: $2.62M

5. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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83 Metascore

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents 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: 141,161 | Gross: $144.88M

6. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 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: 63,230

7. The Parent Trap (1961)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.1
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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: 17,304

8. 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: 71,434

9. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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: 100,845

10. 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: 42,669 | Gross: $28.90M

11. The Misfits (1961)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.3
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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: 15,998

12. The Comancheros (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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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 known as Comancheros.

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

Votes: 7,557

13. 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: 2,350

14. 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: 8,931

15. 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: 18,033

16. 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: 2,355

17. Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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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: 11,448 | Gross: $2.00M

18. A Weekend with Lulu (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

5.9
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Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips, Alfred Marks, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 158

19. 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: 3,390

20. Mothra (1961)

Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa, Yumi Itô

Votes: 3,240

21. El Cid (1961)

Approved | 182 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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79 Metascore

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar (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: 11,928 | Gross: $26.62M

22. 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 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: 4,957 | Gross: $10.44M

23. 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: 15,762 | Gross: $0.04M

24. 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: 5,907

25. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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49 Metascore

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: 13,278

26. Night Tide (1961)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Romance, 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: 2,085

27. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

6.6
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In 18th Century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town.

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

Votes: 4,777

28. What a Whopper (1961)

90 min | Comedy

5.3
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A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Adam Faith, Sidney James, Carole Lesley, Terence Longdon

Votes: 180

29. 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: 4,322

30. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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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: 5,512

31. 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: 20,154

32. 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: 20,414

33. 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: 18,414 | Gross: $0.06M

34. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

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

6.8
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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: 6,627 | Gross: $25.38M

35. 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: 6,483

36. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 6,365 | Gross: $14.48M

37. Flower Drum Song (1961)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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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: 2,269 | Gross: $10.90M

38. Freedom to Die (1961)

61 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Craig Owen is an incarcerated criminal whose cellmate holds the secret to the valuable contents within a safe deposit box.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Paul Maxwell, Felicity Young, Bruce Seton, Kay Callard

Votes: 64

39. The Phantom Planet (1961)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.5
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After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.

Director: William Marshall | Stars: Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Anthony Dexter, Francis X. Bushman

Votes: 2,442

40. 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: 13,623 | Gross: $0.10M

41. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson

Votes: 1,485

42. 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: 6,825

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

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

6.1
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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: 5,161

44. The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)

Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.8
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While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

Votes: 2,653

45. The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Unrated | 54 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.1
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A defecting Soviet scientist is hit by a nuclear explosion near Yucca Flats and roams around as a beast.

Director: Coleman Francis | Stars: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford, Larry Aten

Votes: 9,154

46. Two Rode Together (1961)

Not Rated | 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: 4,840

47. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 6,415 | Gross: $16.94M

48. Town Without Pity (1961)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl, and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 1,468

49. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)

Approved | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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At a girls' school, several students are murdered by a snarling, wolf-man-like creature. Suspicion falls upon a newly arrived teacher.

Director: Paolo Heusch | Stars: Barbara Lass, Carl Schell, Curt Lowens, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 871

50. 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: 10,430


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