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, suspense, touching, suspenseful and stylized films and TV shows about / with dancing, runaway, death, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, murder, chase, family relations and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1961: Call the Midwife (2012), Hidden Figures (2016), 61* (2001), Line of Separation (2015), My Father's Stories (2020), Arde Madrid (2018), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), The Purity of Vengeance (2018), The Pale Horse (2020), Superman: Red Son (2020).

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, sincere, touching, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, childbirth, nun, doctor, family life, family relations, friends, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.8
 222K
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, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, genius, strong female character, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, stereotypes, sexism, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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 7.7
 16K
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, sincere, feel good, realistic
Plot: baseball, rivalry, friendship, fan, fame, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, success, obsessive quest, lifestyle, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1998
Place: usa, new york, north dakota, chicago illinois, baltimore ...
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Line of Separation (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
TV show
Story: Spring 1945, just before Germany's zero hour. In Tannbach, a fanatical band of Nazi soldiers stages one last murderous attack on their fellow citizens before the arrival of the Americans, who finally end the war. It is an uneasy peace, however, ...
Style: harsh, psychological, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Plot: cold war, post war germany, post war, iron curtain, village, military, social differences, wartime, murder, social problems, wartime life, separation ...
Time: year 1961
Place: east germany, bavaria, germany
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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, non-linear, humorous ...
Plot: double agent, double life, hitman, intrigue, cia, love and romance, artists and showbiz, tv show, secret agents, dark humor, success, recruit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s ...
Place: mexico, new york, latin america, usa, west berlin west germany ...
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My Father's Stories (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyon, 1960s. Emile is twelve years old. His father is a hero. He says he is a judo champ, a parachutist, a soccer player and even a personal advisor to General de Gaulle. Now he wants to save French Algeria! Fascinated and proud, Emile willingly ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, light, humorous ...
Plot: father son relationship, lie, kids and family, family relations, father and son, family life, parents and children, lifestyle, con trick, life, deception, heroes ...
Time: year 1961
Place: lyon
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 7.6
 1K
Arde Madrid (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Madrid, 1961. Ana Mari is single, lame, Francoist and instructor of the Sección Femenina. By order of the dictator Franco, she must go to work as a maid to Ava Gardner's house and spy on her, pretending to be married to Manolo, a hustler who ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: spy mission, pretense, female spy, spy, posing as husband and wife, espionage, chambermaid, housekeeper, relationship problems, glamour, movie business, franco regime (francoism) ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: madrid, spain
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, bruce lee, hollywood, filmmaking, american dream, kung fu, training, rising to stardom, prodigy, follow your dream, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, usa, asia ...
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, head of state, immortality, good versus evil, undead, secret identity, slavery, tough heroes, brutality, supernatural, warrior ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 60s, 1810s ...
Place: usa, new orleans, indiana
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The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, melancholic, bleak
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: investigation, partners, murder, medical experiment, undercover, mockery, cold case, abused woman, autopsy, island, wounded, hidden room ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 2010s, year 1961
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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The Pale Horse (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: intense, dark, stylized, suspenseful, clever
Plot: murder mystery, black magic, occult, witch, corpse, curse, witchcraft, murder, police detective, death, uncover truth, legends and myths ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
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, heroic, adult animation, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: violence, monster, alien, superhuman powers, super villain, revenge, superhero, journalist, reporter, artificial intelligence, escalation, human alien ...
Time: year 1961, 1940s, year 1983, year 1946, 80s ...
Place: russia, ussr, 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: skinhead, biker, motorcycle gang, group of friends, old woman, hospital, accident, death, camping, beach, train, violence ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: central europe, east germany, german democratic republic
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West Side Story (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
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, surprise ending, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forbidden love, love at first sight, rivals, gang, love, street gang, latin, interracial relations, racism, dancing, gang war, tragic event ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, year 1961
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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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, prostitute, hospital, murder, pedophilia, legislation, pimp, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, year 1964
Place: usa, switzerland, venice
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 6.6
 54
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, forced confession, lsd, torture, truth serum, false accusation, drugged, cover up, interrogation, lawsuit, soldier, military
Time: 60s, year 1961
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: love, albanian, male nudity, sauna, female nudity, filmmaking, shower
Time: year 1961, 60s
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: psychological, tense, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: woman, religion, investigation, activist, single mother, atheist, reporter, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, lifestyle, society, life philosophy ...
Time: year 1963, year 1960, year 1969, year 1995, year 1991 ...
Place: new zealand, texas, baltimore
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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, family, summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, parents and children, family life, single parent, summer, love and romance, lookalikes, teenage girl ...
Time: year 1961, 60s
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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, satire, secretary, capitalist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, ussr, germany ...
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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: captivating, disturbing, psychological, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian couple, lgbt, lesbianism, feminism, lesbian bar, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1961 ...
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 4.4
 35K
Grease 2 (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Music, 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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: motorcycle, high school, cinderella story, opposites attract, rivalry, high school life, talent show, cheerleader, buddies, romance, misfit, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1961, 80s
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, double agent, idealism, intrigue, espionage, betrayal, invasion, politics, suspicion, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s ...
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: suspense, atmospheric, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, confined, partners, escape ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.3
 133K
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, virginity, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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, mystery killer, investigation, mystery, dealing with death, mentally unstable, witnessing a crime, rivalry, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, survival, concentration camp, world war two, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, mental institution, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1961 ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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 7.2
 114K
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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama, south africa ...
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
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, writer's life, writers, hollywood, family relations, filmmaking, showbiz, disney, disneyland, parents and children, haunted by the past, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, edwardian era, 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: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, family problems, romance, crimes, life is a bitch, rescue, woman in danger, love affair, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: future, year 2006, year 1961
Place: puerto rico, miami
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