Best increasingly difficult award winning movies from 1961

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1 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

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2 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

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3 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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4 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

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5 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

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6 Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

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

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1961-05-25 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    symmetry plots
  2. Ranked #35 for
    impressionistic
  3. Ranked #59 for
    opaque

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7 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.

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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 #95 for
    sluttish character

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8 Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger brother, Minus, is confused by Karin's vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father, David, cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.

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1961-10-16 | Drama

Cast

Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #68 for
    with biblical reference
  2. Ranked #91 for
    foster father
  3. Ranked #99 for
    tetchy

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9 La Notte (1961)

A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship in Milan.

Info

1961-01-24 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #29 for
    with marital problems
  2. Ranked #69 for
    ambling
  3. Ranked #144 for
    rhythmic continuity of character development

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10 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.

Info

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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