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, suspense, sentimental and gloomy films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, runaway, catastrophe, family relations, dancing, friendship, mother daughter relationship, dialogue, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance 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), Superman: Red Son (2020), West Side Story (2020), The White Crow (2018), Never Look Away (2018), First Man (2018), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Hannah Arendt (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, touching, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, midwife, nurse, childbirth, child birth, friends, family relations, family life, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.8
 194K
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, sincere, exciting, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, sexism, stereotypes, strong female character, genius, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: virginia, langley virginia, usa
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 7.8
 14K
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: serious, sentimental, feel good, sincere, realistic
Plot: baseball, friendship, rivalry, fan, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, fame, success, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1998, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, north dakota, new york yankees, bronx new york city ...
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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, psychotronic, adult animation, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: monster, super villain, flying man, alien, superhero, revenge, superhuman powers, reporter, symbolism, destruction, artificial intelligence, human alien ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1955 ...
Place: russia, washington d.c., berlin germany, ussr, moscow russia ...
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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: rivals, rival, gang, love, kiss
Time: year 1961
Place: new york
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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, disturbing, captivating, tense, non-linear
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: kgb, ballet, defection, desertion, politics, painting, friendship, dancing, friend, journalist, cold war, homosexuality ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1961, year 1938
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, pregnant woman, childhood memory, portrait painting, pregnant, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, 60s, year 1951, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, german democratic republic ...
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 7.3
 160K
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, disturbing, factual, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: california, houston texas, florida, usa, mojave desert
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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, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, baseball bat, teenage boy, teenage love, romance, society, crimes, juvenile delinquency, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1961 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 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: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, society, journalism, legal, legal action, post war, nazi, strong female lead, strong female character, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, usa, new york, jerusalem
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 7.9
 204
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: family relations, miner, catastrophe, father son relationship, mine, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, death, czech history
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961
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, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, neo noir, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, usa, united states
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 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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, greed, organized crime, corruption, power struggle, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, father son relationship, cowboy, mayor, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: las vegas, usa
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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, african american, one day, politics, social issues, civil rights movement, african american protagonist, lawyer, intimacy, dating ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, year 1989
Place: harvard university, united states, chicago illinois, washington d.c., illinois ...
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 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, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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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: sexy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, self discovery, high school, pregnancy, coming of age, girl, teenage girl, father, teen angst, romance, youth, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
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 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: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, family problems, love and romance, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: virginia, nashville tennessee, west virginia
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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, touching, sweet, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, parents and children, family relations, mischievous children, single parent, family life, summer camp, family, summer, prank, love and romance, lookalikes ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, boston, massachusetts, london
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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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, forbidden love, politics, satire, german, culture clash, communism, communist, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
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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: sexy, sentimental, sexual, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, feminism, lesbian relationship, lgbt, marijuana, feminist, suburbs, suburban life, college life, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 21st century ...
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 4.4
 32K
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, motorcycle, opposites attract, rivalry, talent show, cinderella story, misfit, friends, couples, rock, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1950s ...
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, idealism, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.3
 127K
An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, stylized, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: age difference, love affair, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, france ...
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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, crimes, mind game, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 831
Paper Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1961, a Soviet medical officer is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts.
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, space travel, moral dilemma, infidelity, crumbling marriage, space and aliens, soldier, power relations, couple relations, love affair, cosmonaut, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: russia, kazakhstan
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: blacks and whites, civil rights, butler, white house, u.s. president, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, united states, south africa ...
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writers, disney, writer's life, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1900s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
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The Kiss You Gave Me (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A TV reporter from Puerto Rico loses her son after her ex-husband Armando kidnaps him and takes him to the States. Angela must team up with a lawyer to find and rescue the child.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, parents and children, couple relations, danger, life is a bitch, rescue, crimes, romance, family problems, woman in danger ...
Time: future, year 2006, year 1961
Place: puerto rico, miami
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