The Best Movies of 1961   (87) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1961, # 83 Overall West Side Story 1961 Robbins, Jerome / Wise, Robert USA BDS
# 2 for 1961, # 141 Overall Viridiana 1961 Buñuel, Luis Mexico / Spain D
# 3 for 1961, # 172 Overall The Hustler 1961 Rossen, Robert USA BD
# 4 for 1961, # 173 Overall Last Year at Marienbad 1961 Resnais, Alain France / Italy BD
# 5 for 1961, # 351 Overall Yojimbo 1961 Kurosawa, Akira Japan BD
# 6 for 1961, # 463 Overall Through a Glass Darkly 1961 Bergman, Ingmar Sweden Y
# 7 for 1961, # 546 Overall Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 Edwards, Blake USA BDS
# 8 for 1961, # 606 Overall A Taste of Honey 1961 Richardson, Tony UK BD
# 9 for 1961, # 615 Overall Lola 1961 Demy, Jacques Italy / France BD
# 10 for 1961, # 731 Overall La Notte 1961 Antonioni, Michelangelo Italy / France BD
# 11 for 1961, # 734 Overall Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 Kramer, Stanley USA D
# 12 for 1961, # 736 Overall The Innocents 1961 Clayton, Jack UK BD
# 13 for 1961, # 749 Overall Victim 1961 Dearden, Basil UK D
# 14 for 1961, # 838 Overall One-Eyed Jacks 1961 Brando, Marlon USA BD
# 15 for 1961, # 850 Overall Splendor in the Grass 1961 Kazan, Elia USA D
# 16 for 1961, # 913 Overall Cleo from 5 to 7 1961 Varda, Agnès France / Italy D
# 17 for 1961, # 935 Overall Divorce Italian Style 1961 Germi, Pietro Italy Y
# 18 for 1961, # 1115 Overall The Guns of Navarone 1961 Thompson, J. Lee USA BDS
# 19 for 1961, # 1207 Overall Lover Come Back 1961 Mann, Delbert USA BD
# 20 for 1961, # 1238 Overall The Misfits 1961 Huston, John USA BD
# 21 for 1961, # 1308 Overall One, Two, Three 1961 Wilder, Billy USA Y
# 22 for 1961, # 1405 Overall A Raisin in the Sun 1961 Petrie, Daniel USA Y
# 23 for 1961, # 1521 Overall Fanny 1961 Logan, Joshua USA BD
# 24 for 1961, # 1523 Overall Summer and Smoke 1961 Glenville, Peter USA DS
# 25 for 1961, # 1639 Overall 101 Dalmatians 1961 Geronimi, Clyde / Luske, Hamilton / Reitherman, Wolfgang USA D
# 26 for 1961, # 1684 Overall Whistle Down the Wind 1961 Forbes, Bryan UK Y
# 27 for 1961, # 1786 Overall Il Posto 1961 Olmi, Ermanno Italy D
# 28 for 1961, # 1865 Overall El Cid 1961 Mann, Anthony Italy / USA DS
# 29 for 1961, # 1872 Overall Flower Drum Song 1961 Koster, Henry / Soo, Jack USA DS
# 30 for 1961, # 1911 Overall The Ladies' Man 1961 Lewis, Jerry USA Y
# 31 for 1961, # 1975 Overall Girl with a Suitcase 1961 Zurlini, Valerio Italy / France YS
# 32 for 1961, # 2034 Overall The Mark 1961 Green, Guy UK Y
# 33 for 1961, # 2061 Overall Chronicle of a Summer 1961 Rouch, Jean / Morin, Edgar France BD
# 34 for 1961, # 2078 Overall King of Kings 1961 Ray, Nicholas USA BDS
# 34 for 1961, # 2078 Overall Pit and the Pendulum 1961 Corman, Roger USA D
# 35 for 1961, # 2121 Overall Pocketful of Miracles 1961 Capra, Frank USA BD
# 36 for 1961, # 2137 Overall The Parent Trap 1961 Swift, David USA Y
# 37 for 1961, # 2168 Overall A Woman Is a Woman 1961 Godard, Jean-Luc Italy / France D
# 38 for 1961, # 2232 Overall The Exiles 1961 MacKenzie, Kent USA D
# 39 for 1961, # 2284 Overall Accattone 1961 Pasolini, Pier Paolo Italy Y
# 40 for 1961, # 2306 Overall The Hoodlum Priest 1961 Kershner, Irvin USA Y
# 41 for 1961, # 2324 Overall Babes in Toyland 1961 Donohue, Jack USA Y
# 42 for 1961, # 2334 Overall The Absent Minded Professor 1961 Stevenson, Robert USA D
# 42 for 1961, # 2334 Overall The Children's Hour 1961 Wyler, William USA BD
# 43 for 1961, # 2380 Overall Days of Thrills and Laughter 1961 Youngson, Robert USA D
# 44 for 1961, # 2384 Overall Underworld U.S.A. 1961 Fuller, Samuel USA D
# 45 for 1961, # 2394 Overall The Long Absence 1961 Colpi, Henri France / Italy
# 46 for 1961, # 2398 Overall Harry and the Butler 1961 Christensen, Bent Denmark
# 47 for 1961, # 2424 Overall Léon Morin, Priest 1961 Melville, Jean-Pierre France / Italy BD
# 48 for 1961, # 2425 Overall The Pleasure of His Company 1961 Seaton, George USA
# 48 for 1961, # 2425 Overall Two Daughters 1961 Ray, Satyajit India
# 49 for 1961, # 2426 Overall Tu ne tueras point 1961 Autant-Lara, Claude France / Italy / Yugoslavia
# 50 for 1961, # 2433 Overall A Majority of One 1961 LeRoy, Mervyn USA Y
# 51 for 1961, # 2513 Overall Blue Hawaii 1961 Taurog, Norman USA DS
# 51 for 1961, # 2513 Overall The Comancheros 1961 Curtiz, Michael / Wayne, John USA BDS
# 51 for 1961, # 2513 Overall The Errand Boy 1961 Lewis, Jerry USA D
# 51 for 1961, # 2513 Overall Human Condition III - A Soldier's Prayer 1961 Kobayashi, Masaki Japan D
# 51 for 1961, # 2513 Overall Two Rode Together 1961 Ford, John USA V
# 52 for 1961, # 2558 Overall Immortal Love 1961 Kinoshita, Keisuke Japan
# 52 for 1961, # 2558 Overall Plácido 1961 Berlanga, Luis García Spain
# 52 for 1961, # 2558 Overall Tlayucan 1961 Alcoriza, Luis Mexico
# 53 for 1961, # 2563 Overall Allures 1961 Belson, Jordan USA
# 54 for 1961, # 2567 Overall Question 7 1961 Rosenberg, Stuart USA / West Germany Y
# 55 for 1961, # 2578 Overall Snow White and the Three Stooges 1961 Lang, Walter USA D
# 56 for 1961, # 2585 Overall Il Brigante 1961 Castellani, Renato Italy
# 56 for 1961, # 2585 Overall Los Inundados 1961 Birri, Fernando Argentina
# 56 for 1961, # 2585 Overall Mir vkhodyashchemu 1961 Alov, Aleksandr / Naumov, Vladimir Soviet Union
# 56 for 1961, # 2585 Overall Samson 1961 Wajda, Andrzej Poland Y
# 56 for 1961, # 2585 Overall Vanina Vanini 1961 Rossellini, Roberto Italy / France
# 57 for 1961, # 2587 Overall The Young Doctors 1961 Karlson, Phil USA
# 58 for 1961, # 2595 Overall The American Beauty 1961 Dhéry, Robert France
# 58 for 1961, # 2595 Overall Antigone 1961 Javellas, Yorgos Greece Y
# 58 for 1961, # 2595 Overall My Son, the Hero 1961 Rodríguez, Ismael Mexico
# 59 for 1961, # 2598 Overall Le Rendez-vous de minuit 1961 Leenhardt, Roger France
# 59 for 1961, # 2598 Overall Too Late Blues 1961 Cassavetes, John USA
# 59 for 1961, # 2598 Overall A Wife Confesses 1961 Masumura, Yasuzo Japan
# 60 for 1961, # 2600 Overall Mother Joan of the Angels 1961 Kawalerowicz, Jerzy Poland D
# 61 for 1961, # 2604 Overall The Great Impostor 1961 Mulligan, Robert USA
# 61 for 1961, # 2604 Overall Romanoff and Juliet 1961 Ustinov, Peter USA
# 62 for 1961, # 2613 Overall Backstage Party 1961 unknown USA D
# 62 for 1961, # 2613 Overall The Best of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Vol. 1 1961 Baldwin, Gerard / Braxton, Frank USA D
# 62 for 1961, # 2613 Overall The Homeowner 1961 Parker, Joe USA D
# 62 for 1961, # 2613 Overall King of the Roaring 20's - The Story of Arnold Rothstein 1961 Newman, Joseph M. USA D
# 62 for 1961, # 2613 Overall Swamp Fox 1961 unknown USA D
# 62 for 1961, # 2613 Overall Thriller: The Complete Series 1961 Hiller, Arthur / Heyes, Douglas / Mayer, Gerald USA D
# 63 for 1961, # 2647 Overall Early Autumn 1961 Ozu, Yasujiro Japan
# 64 for 1961, # 2650 Overall Komal Gandhar 1961 Ghatak, Ritwik India
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack