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, touching, sentimental, suspense and emotional films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, friendship, family relations, death, runaway, love, catastrophe, idealism, violence and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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year 1961 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1961: Call the Midwife (2012), Hidden Figures (2016), 61* (2001), Twenty Plus Two (1961), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Radioactive (2019), The Brainiac (1962), Superman: Red Son (2020), The Baldheaded Gang (1963), West Side Story (2021).

List of year 1961 movies

Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, friends, family relations, family life, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.8
 206K
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, factual, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, racial segregation, african american woman, strong female character, scientist, genius, prejudice, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good
Plot: baseball, friendship, rivalry, fan, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, fame, success, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1998
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, florida, kansas city ...
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Twenty Plus Two (1961)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Julia Joliet handles fan mail for movie stars. Now someone has a message for her, delivered at point-blank range. David Janssen (TV’s The Fugitive) brings his laconic cool to Twenty Plus Two as Tom Alder, a Los Angeles private eye who ties ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: private detective, blonde, missing person, brother, rape, disappearance, movie star, heiress, bellhop, stewardess, secretary, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, tokyo
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, underwater, nuclear, catastrophe, nuclear submarine, ocean, patriotism, danger, race against time, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, year 1989 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, moscow russia
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 6.2
 13K
Radioactive (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries — through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre — and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.
Style: emotional, realistic, harsh, serious, based on true events
Plot: nobel prize, chemistry, scientific research, nuclear, radioactivity, radiation, science, scientific discovery, backfire, blueprint, nuclear power, nuclear threat ...
Time: year 1986, year 1961, year 1945, year 1957, year 1934
Place: stockholm sweden, paris france, sweden, hiroshima japan, cleveland ohio ...
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 5.1
 1K
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: shapeshifting, meteor, vampire, transformation, undead, catholic church, resurrection, back from the dead, baron, inquisition, telescope, comet ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: spain, mexico
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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: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: violence, monster, super villain, alien, superhuman powers, revenge, superhero, destruction, symbolism, humanoid alien, fictional city, journalist ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1946 ...
Place: russia, washington d.c., moscow russia, berlin germany, nevada ...
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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, worker, hospital, wrestling, pipe smoking, listening to music, male objectification, dog, whistling, vandalism ...
Time: year 1961, 1960s, 60s
Place: central europe, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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West Side Story (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
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.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: rivals, gang, love, tragic event, death, rival, kiss
Time: year 1961
Place: new york
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 7.5
 78K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: communism, hollywood, movie business, mccarthyism, communist, justice, politics, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, release from prison, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa
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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: touching, gloomy, clever, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, baseball bat, teenage boy, gang, teenage love, teenage life, human nature, human spirit, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 6.3
 164
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: wall, separation, danger, berlin wall, barbed wire, sweat, thief, smuggling, family relations, military, escape, fear ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, 60s
Place: east germany
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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: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, 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, neo noir
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, firearm, hotel, cuckold, deserter, gunfight, gunshot wound, train ride, driving in the rain, death of title character, female lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1959
Place: algeria
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 7K
Vegas (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, power struggle, corruption, greed, crimes, rivalry, police investigation, father son relationship, cowboy, district attorney, mob boss ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
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, sincere, light, sentimental
Plot: wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, one day, african american, politics, civil rights movement, social issues, lawyer, african american protagonist, first date, supervisor ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1961
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, hawaii, usa, africa ...
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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: mind bending, contemplative, offbeat, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: hypnosis, social worker, interracial relations, alien abduction, interracial marriage, society, life is a bitch, space and aliens, evil alien, abduction, alien encounter, kidnapping ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
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 6.6
 18K
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, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, scientist ...
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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, school, immigrants, prostitute, human nature, siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, small town life, idealism, family life ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, year 1958, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy, turin italy
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 7.3
 3K
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, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, teenage boy, estrangement, friends, society, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, misfit, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: denmark, europe, sweden, scandinavia
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 6.7
 3K
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: bowling, coming of age, self discovery, high school, pregnancy, father, teenage girl, teen angst, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new york
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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 escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, partners, confined, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.3
 130K
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, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, 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: slasher, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, mystery killer, creep, investigation, mystery, crimes, mind game, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 847
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, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: military, space travel, moral dilemma, infidelity, crumbling marriage, power relations, space and aliens, soldier, love affair, couple relations, 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, nazi, concentration camp, 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, 30s ...
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, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, birmingham alabama, united states, nashville tennessee ...
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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, disney, writer's life, writers, hollywood, showbiz, family relations, filmmaking, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964, year 1961 ...
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: realistic, serious, emotional, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, love affair, woman in danger, couple relations, life is a bitch, danger, romance, rescue, crimes, family problems ...
Time: future, year 1961, year 2006
Place: puerto rico, miami
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