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One Hundred and One Dalmatians

When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita's owner, Anita. The owners fall in love and marry, keeping Pongo and Perdita together too. After Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies, Anita's old school friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal them -- so she can have a fur coat.

Release On: 25th - January - 1961

Vote Count: 4656
Vote Average: 7.1/10


King of Kings

Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.

Release On: 11th - October - 1961

Vote Count: 110
Vote Average: 6.9/10


Breakfast at Tiffany's

The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote’s best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her next-door neighbour, a writer who is “sponsored” by a wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who’s the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this gem-like treat set to Henry Mancini’s Oscar®-winning score and the Oscar®-winning Mancini-Johnny Mercer song “Moon River.”

Release On: 6th - October - 1961

Vote Count: 3116
Vote Average: 7.7/10


West Side Story

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Release On: 13th - December - 1961

Vote Count: 1211
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Barabbas

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.

Release On: 23rd - December - 1961

Vote Count: 96
Vote Average: 7/10


The Hustler

Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

Release On: 25th - September - 1961

Vote Count: 615
Vote Average: 7.8/10


用心棒

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

Release On: 25th - April - 1961

Vote Count: 856
Vote Average: 8.2/10


The Guns of Navarone

A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.

Release On: 27th - April - 1961

Vote Count: 463
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Pirates of Tortuga

After a lengthy voyage, Capt. Bart (Ken Scott) docks his ship in a London harbor and is given a new mission by British Admiralty: capture the notorious Henry Morgan (Robert Stephens), a pirate who has been wreaking havoc throughout the Caribbean. After recruiting some former shipmates for his crew, Capt. Bart sets sail in search of the infamous buccaneer, and is joined by a beautiful female stowaway in the process.

Release On: 25th - August - 1961

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 7.3/10


The Innocents

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Release On: 15th - December - 1961

Vote Count: 344
Vote Average: 7.5/10


The Misfits

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Release On: 1st - February - 1961

Vote Count: 210
Vote Average: 6.9/10


L'Année dernière à Marienbad

In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.

Release On: 25th - May - 1961

Vote Count: 297
Vote Average: 7.6/10


Judgment at Nuremberg

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.

Release On: 1st - December - 1961

Vote Count: 452
Vote Average: 8/10


One-Eyed Jacks

Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return.

Release On: 30th - March - 1961

Vote Count: 118
Vote Average: 6.6/10


The Curse of the Werewolf

A child conceived after a demented beggar rapes a mute servant girl is raised by a wealthy but kindly bachelor gentleman and his woman servant who learn, years later, that he is a werewolf. His only chance for normalcy is to find a woman who will love him for himself, which will release him from the curse.

Release On: 1st - May - 1961

Vote Count: 94
Vote Average: 6.5/10


The Parent Trap

Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents' divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, switch places after camp and go to work on their plan, the first objective being to scare off a gold-digger pursuing their father.

Release On: 13th - May - 1961

Vote Count: 236
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.

Release On: 12th - July - 1961

Vote Count: 78
Vote Average: 5.7/10


Paris Blues

Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to America with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them. Ram, who wants to be a serious composer, finds Paris more exciting than America and is reluctant to give up his music for a relationship, and Eddie wants to stay for the city's more tolerant racial atmosphere.

Release On: 27th - September - 1961

Vote Count: 35
Vote Average: 6.5/10


El Cid

Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.

Release On: 24th - October - 1961

Vote Count: 171
Vote Average: 6.8/10


Une Femme est une femme

Longing for a baby, a stripper pursues another man in order to make her boyfriend jealous.

Release On: 6th - September - 1961

Vote Count: 213
Vote Average: 7.5/10