Best award winning movies with evocative cinematography from 1961

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

1 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 #98 for
    sassy
  3. Ranked #99 for
    memorable tune

Trailer

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2 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 7.31
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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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3 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 7.3
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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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4 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.

Info

1961-09-25 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason

Rating

rating icon 7.679
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    cocksure
  2. Ranked #44 for
    tremendously talented
  3. Ranked #65 for
    devil-may-care

Trailer

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5 Barabbas (1961)

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was pardoned for his crimes and spared crucifixion when Pilate offered the Israelites a choice to pardon Barabbas or 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.

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1961-12-23 | History / Drama

Cast

Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano

Rating

rating icon 6.845
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    bloated
  2. Ranked #76 for
    evocative music
  3. Ranked #80 for
    heavy-handed

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6 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 8.042
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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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7 Fanny (1961)

Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want.

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1961-06-28 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #79 for
    good girl
  2. Ranked #181 for
    afterschool special
  3. Ranked #205 for
    quaint

Trailer

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8 A Taste of Honey (1961)

While out to avoid spending time with her narcissistic and promiscuous mother, sixteen-year-old Jo has a brief affair that leaves her pregnant and abandoned. When her mother remarries, Jo's only support becomes her friend Geoffrey, a homosexual.

Info

1961-10-01 | Drama

Cast

Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #64 for
    blue-collar
  2. Ranked #81 for
    social realism
  3. Ranked #96 for
    sluttish character

Trailer

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9 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.

Info

1961-10-06 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard

Rating

rating icon 7.669
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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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10 The Innocents (1961)

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

Info

1961-12-15 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    lovecraftian
  2. Ranked #75 for
    Cosmic Horror
  3. Ranked #119 for
    minx

Trailer

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