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, friendship, storytelling, death, catastrophe, kiss, cigarette smoking, runaway, dancing and society 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: The Unvanquished (1964), Hidden Figures (2016), That Night (1992), One, Two, Three (1961), First Man (2018), Call the Midwife (2012), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Cold Summer (2006), LBJ (2016), Hannah Arendt (2012).

List of year 1961 movies

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, french foreign legion, gunshot wound, female lawyer, deserter, driving in the rain, breast fondling, train ride, french soldier, siren, held captive ...
Time: year 1961, 1960s, year 1959
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 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, sincere ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, nasa, racism, scientist, space program, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, friendship between women, strong female character, single mother ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
Is relevant ?
 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, high school, self discovery, teenage girl, father, girl, coming of age, teen angst, pregnancy, single parent, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
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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: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, communist, forbidden love, secretary, couple relations, politics, culture clash, love affair, capitalist, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, soviet union, russia ...
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 7.4
 105K
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: astronaut, moon landing, moon, nasa, space travel, space mission, death of daughter, test pilot, sacrifice, cancer, engineer, historical event ...
Time: 1960s, year 1966, year 1969, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: houston texas, florida
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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, serious, touching, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, midwife, nurse, convent, death, best friends, nursing, friendship, family life, society, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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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: serious, realistic, touching, clever, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, teenage love, baseball bat, youth, teenage life, youth gang, gang, high school, first love, crimes, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 6.3
 158
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: danger, barbed wire, escape, border, separation, smuggling, berlin wall, thief, sweat, wall, 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: speech, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, falling to the ground, assassination of president, attorney general, airplane, lie, 13 year old, drinking, kiss on the cheek, bathtub ...
Time: 1960s, year 1960, year 1965, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: wyoming, texas, west virginia, georgia, washington d.c. ...
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: holocaust, trial, philosopher, magazine, journalism, media, writer's life, legal action, legal, society, power of media, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, usa, jerusalem, new york
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 8.0
 134
Dukla 61 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
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, miner, death, czech history, catastrophe, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, prostitute, small town, murder, neo noir, pedophilia, police, legislation, pimp, sexual abuse, redemption, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, year 1961
Place: switzerland, usa, united states
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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: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cowboy, crime, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, tough law enforcer, who done it, police investigation, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1960
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: forced confession, truth serum, soldier, military, torture, false accusation, cover up, african american protagonist, lsd, drugged, lawsuit, interrogation
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, albanian, male nudity, shower, love, female nudity, sauna
Time: year 1961, 1960s
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: grandmother granddaughter relationship, passport, dysfunctional family, religion, single mother, hostage, activist, atheist, dog, mother daughter relationship, investigation, homosexuality ...
Time: year 1963, year 1995, year 1969, year 1960, year 1964 ...
Place: baltimore, new zealand, 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: summer, career, community, first kiss, art exhibition, ice cream, senator, law student, victory, pastor, civil rights movement, senate ...
Time: year 1989, year 1961
Place: washington d.c., kenya, indonesia, hawaii, campus ...
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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, serious, stylized ...
Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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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, talky, tense, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, russian spy, friendship, secret agents, manipulations, suburbs, dishonesty, best friends, government agency, investigation, politics ...
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: serious, atmospheric, bleak, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: hypnosis, social worker, alien encounter, space and aliens, society, evil alien, interracial relations, kidnapping, life is a bitch, abduction, ufo, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
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, captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: controversy, experiment, psychology, human nature, couple relations, inventions and discoveries, workplace, science, psychologist, electric shock, scientist, elephant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: school, working class, prostitute, immigrants, single parent, human nature, idealism, parents and children, small town, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 50s, year 1961, year 1958, year 1962, year 1963 ...
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, suburbs, life is a bitch, youth, social differences, teenage life, estrangement, friends, misfit ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, sweden
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 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, survival, friendship, sailing, danger, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, male bonding ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies, cuba, connecticut ...
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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, androids and robots, good versus evil, benign alien, betrayal, commando, sabotage, traitor, giant robot, alien planet, bodyguard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: chicago illinois, pentagon, washington d.c., new mexico, africa ...
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, macabre ...
Plot: country music, fame, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, historical figure, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, year 1961 ...
Place: virginia, west 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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, country music, recording studio, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, seattle washington, 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, family, summer camp, mischievous children, parents and children, youth, family relations, family life, single parent, siblings relations, prank, holiday ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, london, boston
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: feminism, lesbian, feminist, marijuana, gays and lesbians, suburbs, romance, lesbian relationship, lgbt, sex, multiple storylines, sexuality ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s ...
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 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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, motorcycle, talent show, opposites attract, rivalry, cinderella story, buddies, gang, romance, rock, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1950s, 1960s ...
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