Year 1961 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1961 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky and dramatic films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, storytelling, catastrophe, friendship, death, cigarette smoking, mentor, mother daughter relationship, society and kiss plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
year 1961
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year 1961 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1961: Call the Midwife (2012), First Man (2018), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Cold Summer (2006), LBJ (2016), Hannah Arendt (2012), Dukla 61 (2018), The Naked Kiss (1964), The Unvanquished (1964), Vegas (2012).

List of year 1961 movies

Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: sincere, stylized, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, nurse, death, midwife, child birth, workplace problem, family life, family relations, coworker, friends, best friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.4
 113K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: suspense, based on true events
Plot: moon, space travel, nasa, death of daughter, astronaut, space mission, moon landing, test pilot, cancer, wife, engineer, historical event ...
Time: 1960s, year 1964, year 1968, year 1965, year 1969 ...
Place: florida, houston texas
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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage love, baseball bat, romance, juvenile delinquency, crimes, love and romance, society, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 158
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: berlin wall, escape, sweat, wall, thief, barbed wire, danger, separation, smuggling, border, military, fear
Time: year 1961, 1960s
Place: east germany
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 6.5
 4K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Plot: racism, u.s. president, urination, memory, dream, oval office, tv news, black american, american south, ranch, letter, flash forward ...
Time: year 1965, year 1960, year 1959, year 1964, year 1968 ...
Place: wyoming, dallas texas, west virginia, georgia, texas ...
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Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, philosopher, magazine, trial, legal, poet, exile, post war, journalism, media, legal action, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new york, israel, usa, jerusalem
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 8.0
 141
Dukla 61 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the family of an elite miner set against the backdrop of the biggest mining disaster of the second half of the 20th century, which left 108 men dead.
Style: based on true events
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, catastrophe, death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, miner, czech history
Time: year 1961, 1960s
Place: mine
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The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, prostitute, small town, murder, pimp, neo noir, legislation, pedophilia, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1963
Place: united states, switzerland, usa
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The Unvanquished (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this drama that alludes to the Algerian War with France of the 1960s, Thomas is a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who is on the run from authorities. He helps damsel in distress Dominique, who has been taken hostage by a group of ...
Style: french noir
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, hotel, french foreign legion, deserter, female lawyer, cuckold, roadblock, heat, treason, held captive, wound ...
Time: 1960s, year 1959, year 1961
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 7.3
 7K
Vegas (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb's command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cowboy, tough law enforcer, fist fighting, honest law enforcer, unconventional method, bring down, who done it, widow widower, bodies, crimes, crime ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: las vegas, usa
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 6.4
 29
Thornwell (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in Europe when some military documents went missing.
Plot: african american protagonist, lsd, forced confession, truth serum, drugged, lawsuit, military, cover up, interrogation, false accusation, torture, soldier
Time: year 1961, 1960s
Place: france
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The Sorrow of Mrs. Schneider (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Albania, Czech Republic, Greece
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1961 and an Albanian student (Nik Xhelilaj) of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, together with a group of Czech students, is shooting his graduate movie on a motorcycle factory, in the small market-town of Český Šternberk, in then ...
Plot: movie making, shower, female nudity, love, sauna, albanian, male nudity
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: czechoslovakia
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The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Plot: investigation, gay, passport, alcoholic, police, single mother, homosexuality, grandmother granddaughter relationship, homosexual, dysfunctional family, born again christian, lgbt ...
Time: year 1963, year 1955, year 1961, year 1995, year 1964 ...
Place: new zealand, baltimore, texas
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Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: romantic
Plot: attorney, breakfast, love, politics, african american, corporation, lawyer, mayor, office, chapel, navy, sailor ...
Time: year 1961, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., africa, usa, america, illinois ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 167K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: factual, touching, inspirational, light, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, racism, nasa, scientist, space program, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, single mother, job promotion, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: virginia, langley virginia
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: cat, music, hitchhiker, musician's life, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, jewish, professor, singer, audition, snow, loneliness ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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 7.0
 285
Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, friendship, russian spy, manipulations, secret agents, best friends, friends, state affairs, politics, couples, government agency ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard, britain
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The UFO Incident (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, an interracial couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, mind bending, offbeat
Plot: social worker, hypnosis, alien encounter, abduction, kidnapping, interracial relations, space and aliens, life is a bitch, society, evil alien, handball, riding in a car ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1961
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 15K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: experiment, psychology, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, school, prostitute, siblings relations, immigrants, family in crisis, idealism, social differences, society, human nature, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 50s, year 1961, year 1958, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 2K
Zappa (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is Mulle, a cheerful and more childish working-class boy. ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: coming of age, friendship, estrangement, juvenile delinquency, society, social differences, misfit, youth, suburbs, teenage life, social misfits, friends ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: denmark, europe, sweden, scandinavia
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 20K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, survival, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, storm at sea, ship captain, diary ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, south america, florida, jamaica, west indies ...
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, ridiculous, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: killer robot, evil alien, betrayal, good versus evil, chaos, mexican standoff, destruction, nasa, astronaut, russian, deception, sabotage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 2010s, 1960s ...
Place: pentagon, middle east, new mexico, africa, washington d.c. ...
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 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, self discovery, high school, pregnancy, coming of age, girl, teenage girl, father, teen angst, teenage life, love affair, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 4K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, macabre ...
Plot: ambition, country music, fame, love and romance, performer's life, air disaster, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, couple relations, desire for fame, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1961 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 126K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, pianist, overdose, rags to riches, disability, addiction, cocaine, businessman, civil rights, mistress ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, houston texas, rome italy ...
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The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: twins, summer camp, family, mischievous children, parents and children, family relations, youth, family life, single parent, prank, lookalikes, siblings relations ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, london, boston
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One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, biting, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, communist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, nothing goes right, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, soviet union, russia, east berlin ...
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If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, feminism, marijuana, feminist, love and romance, romance, suburban life, couple relations, injustice, college life, golden years, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 70s ...
Is relevant ?
 4.3
 30K
Grease 2 (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, motorcycle, opposites attract, rivalry, talent show, cinderella story, coming of age, romance, friends, love and romance, rock, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1950s, 1960s ...
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