Best Documentary Movies of 1961

1.

Terminus

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

This fly on the wall-style documentary from 1961 won an Oscar for best documentary, and shows the changing patterns of human emotions during 24 hours in the life of Waterloo Station.

Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1961-12-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1961 : Antonio Gaudí
2.

Antonio Gaudí

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A study of Antoni Gaudí's architecture (especially the Church of the Holy Trinity in Barcelona), his sources of inspiration and his influence on Picasso. (BFI)

Starring: Huw Wheldon ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1961-03-12
Best Documentary Movies of 1961 : Terres Noires
3.

Terres Noires

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Pseudo-ethnological documents about two villages which, without roads and electricity, "stopped existing"

Starring: Françoise Vatel ..
Directed by: Luc Moullet
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1961 : Days of Thrills and Laughter
4.

Days of Thrills and Laughter

2.6
6.9/10 IMDB

An appreciative, uncritical look at silent film comedies and thrillers from early in the century through the 1920s.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Pearl White, Mabel Normand, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edna Purviance, Ruth Roland, Harry Langdon ..
Directed by: Robert Youngson
Release date: 1961-03-21
Best Documentary Movies of 1961 : Adventures on the New Frontier
5.

Adventures on the New Frontier

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A look at the daily business of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with a focus on some of the political issues he faces six weeks into his term.

Starring: McGeorge Bundy, Paul B. Fay Jr., John Kenneth Galbraith, Arthur Goldberg, Richard Goodwin, Albert Gore Sr., Walter W. Heller, Hubert H. Humphrey, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Joseph Julian ..
Directed by: Richard Leacock, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Kenneth Stilson
Release date: 1961-03-28
Best Documentary Movies of 1961 : Thassos
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Thassos

1.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Documentary about Thassos

Directed by: Takis Kanellopoulos
Release date: 1961-01-01
7.

After Hours

1.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Documentary short showcasing the genius of jazz greats Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Cozy Cole, and Milt Hinton, among others.

Starring: Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Cozy Cole, Milt Hinton, Johnny Guarnieri, Carol Stevens, Barry Galbraith, William D. Williams, Meredith Gaynes, Albert Minns ..
Directed by: Shepard Traube
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1961 : They Took Us to The Sea
8.

They Took Us to The Sea

1.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Made in 1963 for the NSPCC by the noted film director John Krish, They Took Us To The Sea follows a group of children taken by Inspectors of the NSPCC on an outing from Birmingham to Weston-Super Mare. The NSPCC organised therapeutic holidays like this for children from socially deprived backgrounds until the 1970s.

Directed by: John Krish
Release date: 1961-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1961 : Circle of the Sun
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Circle of the Sun

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A Native American young man of the Blood tribe shows us contemporary life of people as he attends a Sun Dance ceremony with the tribe.

Starring: Stanley Jackson, Pete Standing Alone ..
Directed by: Colin Low
Release date: 1961-01-01
10.

Girls Girls Girls!

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Tania, Primrose and Sandra come to London separately and decide to share a flat together to save money. They find jobs in fashionable industries.

Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1961-06-30

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