60s The Best Movies of 1961  

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List of the best movies of 1961, with movie trailers when available. 1961 saw the debut of many historic actors, including Gene Hackman and Joe Pecsi. These top movies of 1961 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from Breakfast at Tiffany's to Judgment at Nuremberg - but each film was released in 1961. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1961 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1961 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Examples of movies on this list include West Side Story and Babes in Toyland.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1961?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1961?"

1961 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1961. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1961 aren't just one persons opinion.

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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Judgment at Nuremberg Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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The Misfits Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Eli Wallach

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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1961
The Innocents Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin

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Splendor in the Grass Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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The Guns of Navarone Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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Viridiana Fernando Rey, Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal

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Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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The Hustler Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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Through a Glass Darkly Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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A Raisin in the Sun Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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The Pit and the Pendulum Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor

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One, Two, Three James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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Last Year at Marienbad Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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La Notte Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti

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The Children's Hour Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

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The Parent Trap Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills

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The Absent-Minded Professor Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

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The Naked Edge Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Peter Cushing

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Dimos Dicoudis added Too Late Blues Stella Stevens, Bobby Darin, John Cassavetes

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King of Kings Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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The Deadly Companions Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Strother Martin

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The Day the Earth Caught Fire Michael Caine, Leo McKern, Janet Munro

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Back Street Susan Hayward, Vera Miles, John Gavin

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A Woman Is a Woman Jeanne Moreau, Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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The Last Sunset Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie

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Lola Anouk Aimée, Margo Lion, Corinne Marchand

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Carry On Regardless Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey

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Accattone Franco Citti, Adriana Asti, Silvana Corsini

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Goodbye Again Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, Yul Brynner

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The Sinister Urge Joan Fontaine, Kenne Duncan, Reed Howes

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Jill St. John

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Hercules in the Haunted World Christopher Lee, Reg Park, Mino Doro

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Ghosts of Rome Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Sandra Milo

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The Comancheros John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam

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Pocketful of Miracles Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk

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Taste of Fear Christopher Lee, Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd

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The Curse of the Werewolf Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis, Warren Mitchell

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El Cid Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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The Lions Are Loose Claudia Cardinale, Charles Aznavour, Lino Ventura

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Mothra Takashi Shimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Akihiko Hirata

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Madame Sophia Loren, Marina Berti, Robert Hossein

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Samson Roman Polanski, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Władysław Kowalski

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Ada Dean Martin, Susan Hayward, Martin Balsam

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The Honeymoon Machine Steve McQueen, Paula Prentiss, Dean Jagger

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Dimos Dicoudis added Nikki, Wild Dog of the North Émile Genest, Jean Coutu, Jacques Fauteux

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Two Rode Together James Stewart, Shirley Jones, Richard Widmark