Best slightly flawed award winning movies from 1961

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1 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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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 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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4 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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5 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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6 One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

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.

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1961-03-30 | Western / Drama

Cast

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden

Rating

rating icon 6.694
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #36 for
    Spaghetti Western
  2. Ranked #82 for
    backstabbing
  3. Ranked #89 for
    horse opera

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7 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

Trailer

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8 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 #206 for
    quaint

Trailer

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9 Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

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1961-12-18 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Glenn Ford, Bette Davis

Rating

rating icon 7.306
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #159 for
    old-timey
  2. Ranked #163 for
    brash
  3. Ranked #182 for
    playgirl

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10 The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

Bumbling professor Ned Brainard accidentally invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself.

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1961-03-16 | Comedy / Family

Cast

Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson

Rating

rating icon 6.455
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #36 for
    kid-friendly
  2. Ranked #57 for
    moron
  3. Ranked #146 for
    antiquated

Trailer

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