Best award winning movies with amazingly talented director from 1961

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with amazingly talented director from 1961! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with amazingly talented director from 1961, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Hustler (1961)

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.

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1961-09-25 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason

Rating

rating icon 7.685
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #20 for
    cocksure
  2. Ranked #44 for
    tremendously talented
  3. Ranked #64 for
    devil-may-care

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2 West Side Story (1961)

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 romantics, one from each gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

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1961-12-13 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer

Rating

rating icon 7.257
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #39 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #41 for
    great soundtrack
  3. Ranked #57 for
    critically acclaimed

Trailer

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3 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

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.

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1961-12-18 | Drama / War

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster

Rating

rating icon 8.039
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #39 for
    sad
  2. Ranked #64 for
    Courtroom Drama
  3. Ranked #104 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

Trailer

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4 Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way.

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1961-10-06 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard

Rating

rating icon 7.67
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #12 for
    gold digger
  2. Ranked #88 for
    blasphemous
  3. Ranked #135 for
    frivolous

Trailer

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5 A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.

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1961-05-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil

Rating

rating icon 7.63
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #86 for
    vivid depiction
  2. Ranked #325 for
    beautifully illustrated
  3. Ranked #336 for
    ramshackle house

Trailer

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6 Flower Drum Song (1961)

A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.

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1961-11-09 | Comedy / Music

Cast

Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    sensitive musical score
  2. Ranked #94 for
    jukebox musical
  3. Ranked #98 for
    sassy

Trailer

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7 The Parent Trap (1961)

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.

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1961-05-13 | Comedy / Family

Cast

Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara

Rating

rating icon 6.994
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #14 for
    gold digger
  2. Ranked #18 for
    flirtatious
  3. Ranked #27 for
    sassy

Trailer

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8 The Guns of Navarone (1961)

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.

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1961-04-27 | War / Adventure

Cast

Gregory Peck, David Niven

Rating

rating icon 7.309
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #35 for
    matte shot
  2. Ranked #37 for
    with mercenaries
  3. Ranked #83 for
    hard-nosed

Trailer

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9 Splendor in the Grass (1961)

A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Info

1961-10-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty

Rating

rating icon 7.479
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #92 for
    antiquated
  2. Ranked #121 for
    museum piece
  3. Ranked #125 for
    sluttish character

Trailer

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10 The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun.

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1961-11-01 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Janet Munro, Leo McKern

Rating

rating icon 6.805
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #34 for
    sepia tone
  2. Ranked #65 for
    matte shot
  3. Ranked #157 for
    overlapping dialogues

Trailer

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