Best Movies of 1961

1.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, José Luis de Villalonga, John McGiver, Alan Reed, Dorothy Whitney, Beverly Powers ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1961-10-06
2.

West Side Story

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente ..
Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Release date: 1961-12-13
3.

Judgment at Nuremberg

6.0
8.3/10 IMDB

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Edward Binns, Werner Klemperer, Torben Meyer ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1961-12-18
4.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

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. In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita's owner, Anita. The owners fall in love and marry, keeping Pongo and Perdita together too. After Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies, Anita's old school friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal them -- so she can have a fur coat.

Starring: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright, Cate Bauer, David Frankham, Frederick Worlock, Lisa Davis, Tom Conway ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1961-01-25
5.

The Hustler

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch, Jake LaMotta, Vincent Gardenia ..
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Release date: 1961-09-25
6.

One, Two, Three

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

C.R. MacNamara will do anything to get a promotion within the Coca-Cola company, including looking after boss W.P. Hazeltine's rebellious teenage daughter, Scarlett. When Scarlett visits Berlin, where C.R. is stationed, she reveals that she is married to a communist named Otto Piffl -- and C.R. recognizes that Otto's anti-establishment stance will clash with his boss's own political views, possibly jeopardizing his promotion.

Starring: James Cagney, Liselotte Pulver, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Howard St. John, Loïs Bolton, Hanns Lothar, Karl Lieffen, Arlene Francis, Leon Askin ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1961-12-15
7.

The Children's Hour

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford, accuses the two young women who run the school of having a lesbian relationship.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Veronica Cartwright, Karen Balkin, Sally Brophy, Mimi Gibson, Jered Barclay ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1961-12-19
8.

The Innocents

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron, Eric Woodburn ..
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Release date: 1961-12-15
9.

Splendor in the Grass

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden, Zohra Lampert, Fred Stewart, Gary Lockwood, Sandy Dennis, Joanna Roos ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1961-10-10
10.

The Guns of Navarone

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren, Irene Papas, Gia Scala, James Robertson Justice, Richard Harris ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1961-04-27
11.

The Misfits

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, James Barton, Kevin McCarthy, Estelle Winwood, Rex Bell, John Huston ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1961-02-01
12.

The Pit and the Pendulum

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive!

Starring: Vincent Price, John Kerr, Luana Anders, Antony Carbone, Patrick Westwood, Lynette Bernay, Mary Menzies, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor, Larry Turner ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1961-08-12
13.

The Parent Trap

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents' divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, switch places after camp and go to work on their plan, the first objective being to scare off a gold-digger pursuing their father.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Leo G. Carroll, Joanna Barnes, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ruth McDevitt, Crahan Denton ..
Directed by: David Swift
Release date: 1961-05-13
14.

One-Eyed Jacks

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Pina Pellicer, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Larry Duran, Sam Gilman, Timothy Carey, Miriam Colon ..
Directed by: Marlon Brando
Release date: 1961-03-30
15.

El Cid

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Ralph Truman, Andrew Cruickshank, Douglas Wilmer, Frank Thring ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1961-10-24
16.

Pocketful of Miracles

4.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much a part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples -- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Mickey Shaughnessy, David Brian, Sheldon Leonard ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1961-12-18
Best Movies of 1961 : The Shelter
17.

The Shelter

4.6
8.6/10 IMDB

A suburban dinner party is interrupted by a bulletin warning of an impending nuclear attack. As the neighbors scramble to prepare themselves, they turn against the one family that installed a permanent bomb shelter.

Starring: Larry Gates, Joseph Bernard, Jack Albertson, Peggy Stewart, Sandy Kenyon, Michael Burns, Jo Helton, Moria Turner, Mary Gregory ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1961-09-29
18.

Murder She Said

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Miss Marple believes she's seen a murder in a passing-by train, yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice, Thorley Walters, Charles Tingwell, Conrad Phillips, Ronald Howard, Joan Hickson, Stringer Davis ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1961-09-26
19.

King of Kings

4.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhán McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Ryan, Ron Randell, Rita Gam, Carmen Sevilla, Brigid Bazlen, Harry Guardino ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1961-10-11
Best Movies of 1961 : Barabbas
20.

Barabbas

4.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado, Harry Andrews, Vittorio Gassman, Norman Wooland, Valentina Cortese, Jack Palance, Ernest Borgnine ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1961-12-23
21.

The Comancheros

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin, Michael Ansara, Patrick Wayne, Bruce Cabot, Joan O'Brien, Jack Elam ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne
Release date: 1961-10-30
Best Movies of 1961 : The Midnight Sun
22.

The Midnight Sun

4.2
8.5/10 IMDB

When the Earth falls out of orbit, two women try to cope with increasingly oppressive heat in a nearly abandoned city.

Starring: Lois Nettleton, Betty Garde, Tom Reese, Jason Wingreen, Juney Ellis, William Keene ..
Directed by: Anton Leader
Release date: 1961-11-17
Best Movies of 1961 : Five Characters in Search of an Exit
23.

Five Characters in Search of an Exit

4.2
8.5/10 IMDB

An army major awakens in a small room with no idea of who he is or how he got there. He finds four other people in the same room, and they all begin to question how they each arrived there, and more importantly, how to escape.

Starring: Susan Harrison, William Windom, Murray Matheson, Kelton Garwood, Clark Allen, Carol Hill, Mona Houghton ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1961-12-22
Best Movies of 1961 : An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
24.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

A southerner in the American Civil War is about to be hanged from a bridge for sabotage when the noose suddenly breaks. After he plunges into the water below, he must find a way to free himself, evade enemy forces and flee to safety.

Starring: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey, Jean-François Zeller, Pierre Danny, Louis Adelin ..
Directed by: Robert Enrico
Release date: 1961-12-14
25.

A Raisin in the Sun

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Louis Gossett Jr., Stephen Perry, Joel Fluellen, Ivan Dixon, John Fiedler, Roy Glenn ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1961-05-28
26.

Mysterious Island

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' .

Starring: Michael Craig, Gary Merrill, Michael Callan, Beth Rogan, Joan Greenwood, Percy Herbert, Dan Jackson, Herbert Lom, Harry Monty ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1961-12-19
27.

The Absent-Minded Professor

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Bumbling professor Ned Brainard accidentally invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames, Elliott Reid, Edward Andrews, David Lewis, Jack Mullaney, Belle Montrose ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1961-03-16
28.

The Curse of the Werewolf

4.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A child conceived after a demented beggar rapes a mute servant girl is raised by a wealthy but kindly bachelor gentleman and his woman servant who learn, years later, that he is a werewolf. His only chance for normalcy is to find a woman who will love him for himself, which will release him from the curse.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Clifford Evans, Catherine Feller, Yvonne Romain, Anthony Dawson, Josephine Llewellyn, Richard Wordsworth, Hira Talfrey, Justin Walters, John Gabriel ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1961-05-01
Best Movies of 1961 : Whistle Down the Wind
29.

Whistle Down the Wind

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Alan Bates, Hayley Mills, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare, Hamilton Dyce, John Arnatt, Ronald Hines, Michael Lees, Michael Raghan ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1961-07-25
30.

Victim

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

In early 1960s London, barrister Melville Farr is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife, Farr's career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link Farr to a young gay man, everything Farr has worked for is threatened. As it turns out, Farr is a closeted homosexual -- which is problematic, due to Britain's anti-sodomy laws. But instead of giving in, Farr decides to fight.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Nigel Stock, Peter McEnery, Anthony Nicholls, Norman Bird, Margaret Diamond, Hilton Edwards, John Barrie ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1961-08-01
31.

Lover Come Back

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton are rival Madison Avenue advertising executives who each dislike each other’s methods. After he steals a client out from under her cute little nose, revenge prompts her to infiltrate his secret "VIP" campaign in order to persuade the mystery product’s scientist to switch to her firm.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams, Jack Oakie, Jack Kruschen, Ann B. Davis, Joe Flynn, Howard St. John, Karen Norris ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1961-12-20
32.

Cash on Demand

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird, Barry Lowe, Kevin Stoney, Edith Sharpe, Lois Daine, Alan Haywood, Charles Morgan ..
Directed by: Quentin Lawrence
Release date: 1961-12-20
Best Movies of 1961 : The Shadow Play
33.

The Shadow Play

3.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Adam Grant is trapped in a recurring nightmare, in which he is sentenced to death by execution. He tries to convince the people around him that they are imaginary and that they will cease to exist if the execution is carried out.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Harry Townes, Wright King, William Edmonson, Anne Barton, Bernie Hamilton, Thomas Nello, Mack Williams, Gene Roth ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1961-05-05
Best Movies of 1961 : The Rebel
34.

The Rebel

3.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist. Hancock proceeds to con the art world into thinking he is a genius.

Starring: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Dennis Price, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl, Paul Massie, Marie Devereux, Margit Saad, Grégoire Aslan, Liz Fraser ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1961-03-07
35.

Taste of Fear

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A wheelchair-bound young girl 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.

Starring: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee, John Serret, Leonard Sachs, Anne Blake, Fred Johnson, Bernard Browne, Madame Lobegue ..
Directed by: Seth Holt
Release date: 1961-06-05
36.

Blast of Silence

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Bill DePrato, Peter H. Clune, Danny Meehan, Lionel Stander, Joe Bubbico, Gil Rogers, Ruth Kaner ..
Directed by: Allen Baron
Release date: 1961-03-20
37.

Come September

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Robert Talbot, an American millionaire, arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa. His long-time girlfriend Lisa has given up waiting for him and has decided to marry another man. Meanwhile, his sneaky business associate Maurice secretly misappropriates the villa as a hotel while Talbot is away. The current guests of the "hotel" are a group of young American girls.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Walter Slezak, Brenda De Banzie, Rossana Rory, Ronald Howard, Joel Grey, Ronnie Haran ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1961-01-01
38.

A Taste of Honey

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A working class girl struggles to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin, Paul Danquah, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Michael Bilton, Eunice Black, David Boliver, Margo Cunningham, Rosalie Williams ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Release date: 1961-10-01
39.

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun.

Starring: Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd, Michael Goodliffe, Bernard Braden, Reginald Beckwith, Gene Anderson, Renée Asherson, Arthur Christiansen, Austin Trevor ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1961-11-01
40.

Underworld U.S.A.

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov, Robert Emhardt, Larry Gates, Richard Rust, Gerald Milton, David Kent, Peter Brocco ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1961-02-22
41.

Town Without Pity

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

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 Grant.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, Hans Nielsen, Ingrid van Bergen, Robert Blake, Richard Jaeckel, Frank Sutton, Karin Hardt, Gerhart Lippert ..
Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt
Release date: 1961-10-10
Best Movies of 1961 : Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog
42.

Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the Greyfriars kirkyard, despite a caretaker with a "no dogs" rule. And when Bobby is taken up for being unlicensed, it's up to the children of Edinburgh and the Lord Provost to decide what's to be done.

Starring: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie, Duncan Macrae, Andrew Cruickshank, Gordon Jackson, Joan Juliet Buck ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1961-07-17
43.

The Great Impostor

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Fictionalized account of Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr., who stole or created fictional identities and worked in a variety of occupations, most quite successfully.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell, Gary Merrill, Joan Blackman, Raymond Massey, Robert Middleton, Jeanette Nolan, Sue Ane Langdon ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1961-03-01
44.

The Exiles

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

The story of one wild but typical night in the lives of three young American Indians who have left their reservations to live in downtown Los Angeles.

Starring: Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish, Tom Reynolds, Rico Rodriguez, Clifford Ray Sam, Clydean Parker, Mary Donahue, Eddie Sunrise ..
Directed by: Kent MacKenzie
Release date: 1961-07-13
45.

Goodbye Again

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Middle-aged businesswoman Paula Tessier resists the advances of Philip Van der Besh, the 24-year-old son of one of her clients. But when her longtime paramour, Roger Demarest, begins yet another casual affair with a younger woman, Paula decides that two can play that game. However, it seems that society looks differently at May-December romances when the woman is the older partner.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand, Anthony Perkins, Jessie Royce Landis, Pierre Dux, Michèle Mercier, Jocelyn Lane, Diahann Carroll, Alison Leggatt, Uta Taeger ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1961-05-23
Best Movies of 1961 : The Substitute
46.

The Substitute

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Simple story about the man who goes to the beach and uses inflatable objects for all of his needs.

Directed by: Dušan Vukoti?
Release date: 1961-12-31
47.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

3.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Critics and the public say Karen Stone is too old -- as she approaches 50 -- for her role in a play she is about to take to Broadway. Her businessman husband, 20 years her senior, has been the angel for the play and gives her a way out: They are off to a holiday in Rome for his health. He suffers a fatal heart attack on the plane. Mrs. Stone stays in Rome. She leases a magnificent apartment with a view of the seven hills from the terrace. Then the contessa comes calling to introduce a young man named Paola to her. The contessa knows many presentable young men and lonely American widows.

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Coral Browne, Jill St. John, Jeremy Spenser, Stella Bonheur, Josephine Brown, Peter Dyneley, Carl Jaffe ..
Directed by: José Quintero
Release date: 1961-12-28
Best Movies of 1961 : Summer and Smoke
48.

Summer and Smoke

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In a small Mississippi town in 1916, an eccentric spinster battles her romantic yearnings for the randy boy next door. A 1961 film, adapted from a Tennessee Williams play, starring Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey, John McIntire, Una Merkel and Rita Moreno.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, John McIntire, Una Merkel, Malcolm Atterbury, Pamela Tiffin, Thomas Gomez, Lee Patrick, Earl Holliman ..
Directed by: Peter Glenville
Release date: 1961-11-16
49.

Fanny

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz, Georgette Anys, Salvatore Baccaloni, Lionel Jeffries, Raymond Bussières, Joël Flateau, Victor Francen ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1961-06-28
Best Movies of 1961 : Nearly a Nasty Accident
50.

Nearly a Nasty Accident

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The RAF Group Captain has a hard job to restrain the aircraft-man from tinkering with everything he can get his hands on

Starring: Jimmy Edwards, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Jon Pertwee, Terry Scott ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1961-05-01

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