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 serious, realistic, suspense, psychological, disturbing and tense films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, friendship, flashback, society, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, death, family relations, hospital and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1961: Call the Midwife (2012), Hidden Figures (2016), 61* (2001), The Brainiac (1962), The Pale Horse (2020), Superman: Red Son (2020), The Baldheaded Gang (1963), West Side Story (2020), Trumbo (2015), The White Crow (2018).

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: touching, sincere, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, midwife, nurse, childbirth, child birth, family relations, friends, family life, nursing, pregnancy, doctor ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 192K
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: inspirational, exciting, sincere, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, genius, scientist, prejudice, black woman, strong female character ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: langley virginia, usa, virginia
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 13K
61* (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good
Plot: baseball, rivalry, friendship, fan, contests and competitions, sport, against the odds, fame, rising to stardom, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1998
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, st. louis missouri, new york yankees ...
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 5.1
 955
The Brainiac (1962)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 years ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: brain, shapeshifting, murder, back from the dead, inquisition, astronomer, lighting a cigarette for a woman, baron, observatory, scroll, comet, telescope ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 17th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: spain, mexico
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The Pale Horse (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Story: After a list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of the named people begins investigating and is drawn to the The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumored witches living in a small village. Word has it that the witches can do away ...
Plot: murder mystery, witchcraft, hair loss, poisoning, witches, hospital, corpse, death, murder, guilt, black magic, antique dealer ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: england
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Superman: Red Son (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism.
Style: suspense, serious, adult animation, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: monster, super villain, flying man, danger, alien, superhuman powers, revenge, superhero, human alien, humanoid alien, destruction, fictional city ...
Time: year 1983, 50s, year 1961, 80s, year 1955 ...
Place: russia, soviet union, nevada, berlin germany, moscow russia ...
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The Baldheaded Gang (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: August 1961. The former Foreign Legionnaire, King, has collected a gang of hooligans, with whom he creates mischief in the GDR. After some careless work on a construction site, an event during which two people lose their lives, they move to a ...
Plot: biker, skinhead, motorcycle gang, gang, woman with glasses, gang leader, barn, vandalism, male objectification, coming of age, talking to a dog, old woman ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: german democratic republic, gdr, central europe, east germany
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West Side Story (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A remake of the 1961 film about two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Plot: rival, rivals, gang, love, kiss
Time: year 1961
Place: new york
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 7.5
 74K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, communism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison, release from prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1954 ...
Place: usa
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The White Crow (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Serbia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, disturbing, non-linear
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: ballet, desertion, kgb, defection, politics, friendship, painting, cold war, friend, dancing, journalist, homosexuality ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1938, year 1961
Place: paris france
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, childhood memory, pregnant, pregnant woman, portrait painting, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, year 1963, year 1961, 50s, year 1940 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, east germany ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 157K
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: based on true events, suspense, factual, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, space mission, test pilot, astronaut, space travel, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, loss of child ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1961 ...
Place: houston texas, usa, florida, california
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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: realistic, serious, touching, clever, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage boy, baseball bat, teenage love, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 160
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: smuggling, border, separation, escape, danger, barbed wire, thief, fear, berlin wall, family relations, sweat, wall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: east germany
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 5K
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.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: political, politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, assassination, civil rights, vice president, u.s. congress, president, society, debate, baby boy ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, wyoming, west virginia, georgia ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 10K
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, thought provoking, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, journalism, society, legal action, legal, post war, strong female lead, strong female character, nazi, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, new york, usa, jerusalem
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 200
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, death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, czech history, catastrophe, mine, miner
Time: year 1961, 60s, 1960s
Place: central europe
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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, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, prostitute, hospital, murder, pedophilia, legislation, neo noir, pimp, police, sexual abuse, redemption, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
Place: venice, usa, switzerland, united states
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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, disobeying orders, car damage, siren, gunshot wound, french soldier, firearm, train ride, driving in the rain, straw, french foreign legion ...
Time: year 1959, 1960s, year 1961, 60s
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 7K
Vegas (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, power struggle, police investigation, crimes, greed, rivalry, organized crime, corruption, father son relationship, cowboy, who done it, fist fighting ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: las vegas, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 36
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, soldier, military, forced confession, truth serum, cover up, drugged, lawsuit, torture, interrogation, false accusation
Time: year 1961, 1960s, 60s
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: albanian, male nudity, female nudity, filmmaking, sauna, love, shower, movie making
Time: 60s, 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.
Style: suspense, captivating, sincere, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: woman, activist, atheist, religion, single mother, investigation, dysfunctional family, reporter, mother son relationship, society, life philosophy, lifestyle ...
Time: year 1963, year 1955, year 1961, year 1969, year 1995 ...
Place: texas, new zealand, baltimore
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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, light, sincere, sentimental
Plot: wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, civil rights movement, social issues, one day, african american, politics, lawyer, african american protagonist, art exhibition, driving ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, year 1961
Place: harvard university, usa, america, united states, kenya ...
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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, meditative, clever, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician's life, cat, music, musician, loneliness, singer, guitar, homeless, introspection, ambition, life is a bitch, struggle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 302
Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, talky, tense, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, friendship, russian spy, state affairs, kgb, friends, suburbs, manipulations, manipulation, politics ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, 60s, 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: serious, mind bending, bleak, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: social worker, interracial relations, hypnosis, abduction, space and aliens, life is a bitch, alien encounter, evil alien, kidnapping, society, barbecue, amnesia ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1961
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 17K
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: psychology, experiment, human nature, couple relations, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, breaking the fourth wall, insanity, elephant ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: prostitute, school, working class, immigrants, family life, small town life, single parent, small town, politics, bittersweet, idealism, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1963, year 1961, year 1958 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, teenage boy, youth, friends, estrangement, juvenile delinquency, society, misfit, social differences, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, sweden
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