Best Movies of 1961 by Director

Rating
Director
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
2.5 Stars
2709
52
Luis Alcoriza
Andrés Soler, Júlio Aldama, Jorge Martínez
Comedy / Drama / Crime / Religion
Mexico
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov
Viktor Avdyushko, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Stanislav Khitrov
Drama
Soviet Union
Russian
4.5 Stars
597
8
Michelangelo Antonioni
Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki
Drama
Italy / France
Italian
2.5 Stars
2555
46
Claude Autant-Lara
Laurent Terzieff, Suzanne Flon, Horst Frank, Mica Orlovic
Drama
France / Italy / Yugoslavia
French
2.5 Stars
2807
61
Gerard Baldwin, Frank Braxton
William Conrad, Hans Conried, June Foray, Paul Frees, Bill Scott
Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
54
Jordan Belson
Experimental / Short
USA
English
5 Stars
417
6
Ingmar Bergman
Gunnar Björnstrand, Harriet Andersson
Drama
Sweden
Swedish
2.5 Stars
2641
49
Luis García Berlanga
Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez
Comedy / Drama
Spain
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Fernando Birri
Pirucho Gómez, Julio Omar González, Hector Palavecino
Drama
Argentina
Spanish
4.5 Stars
779
13
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Pina Pellicer, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens
Western
USA
English
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Rating
Director
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
5 Stars
141
2
Luis Buñuel
Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo, Margarita Lozano
Drama / Religion / Comedy
Mexico / Spain
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2274
34
Frank Capra
Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
John Cassavetes
Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis
Drama / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Renato Castellani
Francesco Seminario, Adelmo Di Fraia, Serena Vergano
Drama
Italy
Italian
2.5 Stars
2511
43
Bent Christensen
Osvald Helmuth, Ebbe Rode, Gunnar Lauring
Comedy / Family
Denmark
Danish
4.5 Stars
735
11
Jack Clayton
Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave
Horror / Thriller
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2501
42
Henri Colpi
Alida Valli, Georges Wilson, Charles Blavette
Drama / Romance
France / Italy
French
2.5 Stars
2227
33
Roger Corman
Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele, Luana Anders, Antony Carbone
Horror / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
50
Michael Curtiz, John Wayne
John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin
Action / Western / Adventure / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
830
14
Basil Dearden
Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls
Crime / Drama
UK
English
4.5 Stars
552
7
Jacques Demy
Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden, Alan Scott, Elina Labourdette
Drama / Romance
Italy / France
French
2.5 Stars
2789
57
Robert Dhéry
Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset, Catherine Sola
Comedy
France
French
2.5 Stars
2482
40
Jack Donohue
Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn
Family / Musical / Fantasy / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
608
9
Blake Edwards
Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen
Romance / Comedy / Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1713
24
Bryan Forbes
Bernard Lee, Alan Bates, Hayley Mills, Norman Bird
Drama / Religion / Family
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2689
50
John Ford
James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal, Andy Devine
Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2553
45
Samuel Fuller
Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov, Robert Emhardt
Crime / Drama / Thriller / Film-Noir / Gangster
USA
English
4.5 Stars
978
16
Pietro Germi
Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca
Comedy
Italy
Italian
3.5 Stars
1845
26
Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, Cate Bauer, Lisa Daniels, Ben Wright
Family / Animation / Comedy / Thriller / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2860
63
Ritwik Ghatak
Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya, Anil Chatterjee
Drama / Romance
India
Bengali
3.5 Stars
1628
23
Peter Glenville
Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2320
36
Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Claude Brialy, Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Karyn Balm, Henri Attal
Comedy / Drama / Musical / Romance
Italy / France
French
2.5 Stars
2176
32
Guy Green
Maria Schell, Stuart Whitman, Rod Steiger, Brenda De Banzie
Drama / Crime
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2807
61
Arthur Hiller, Douglas Heyes, Gerald Mayer
Boris Karloff, William Shatner, Leslie Nielson, Rip Torn, Richard Chamberlain
Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller
USA
English
4 Stars
1357
19
John Huston
Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter
Drama / Romance / Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2789
57
Yorgos Javellas
Irene Papas, Manos Katrakis, Maro Kodou, Nikos Kazis
Drama / Fantasy
Greece
Greek
2.5 Stars
2807
61
Chuck Jones
Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett
Family / Animation / Short / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
53
Phil Karlson
Fredric March, Ben Gazzara, Dick Clark, Ina Balin, Eddie Albert
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2795
59
Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska
Drama / Religion / Period Film
Poland
Polish
4.5 Stars
833
15
Elia Kazan
Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2393
38
Irvin Kershner
Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea
Drama / Religion / Biography
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2709
52
Keisuke Kinoshita
Hideko Takamine, Keiji Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Nobuko Otowa
Drama / Romance
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2689
50
Masaki Kobayashi
Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yusuke Kawazu, Tamao Nakamura, Chishu Ryu
Drama / History / War
Japan
Japanese
3 Stars
2016
30
Henry Koster, Jack Soo
Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo
Comedy / Musical / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
744
12
Stanley Kramer
Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster
Drama
USA
English
5 Stars
384
5
Akira Kurosawa
Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tono, Tatsuya Nakadai
Drama / Action / Crime / Thriller / Adventure
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2775
55
Walter Lang
Carol Heiss, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Moe Howard, Edson Stroll, Patricia Medina
Comedy / Musical / Fantasy / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Roger Leenhardt
Lilli Palmer, Michel Auclair, Robert Lombard, Lucienne Le Marchand
Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2615
48
Mervyn LeRoy
Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue
Comedy / Family / Drama / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1860
27
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis, Helen Traubel, Kathleen Freeman, Hope Holiday
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
50
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson, Robert Ivers, Pat Dahl
Comedy / Family / Spy
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1562
22
Joshua Logan
Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2386
37
Kent MacKenzie
Homer Nish, Tom Reynolds, Yvonne Williams
Documentary / Drama
USA
English
3 Stars
2011
29
Anthony Mann
Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page
Romance / War / Adventure / Drama / Epic / History
Italy / USA
English
4 Stars
1319
18
Delbert Mann
Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Yasuzo Masumura
Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Eitarô Ozawa, Haruko Mabuchi
Drama / Mystery
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2605
47
Jean-Pierre Melville
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel
Drama / Romance / Religion
France / Italy
French
2.5 Stars
2797
60
Robert Mulligan
Tony Curtis, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell, Gary Merrill, Joan Blackman
Biography / Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
61
Joseph M. Newman
David Janssen, Dianne Foster, Mickey Rooney, Jack Carson, Diana Dors, Dan O'Herlihy
Crime / Drama / Biography / Gangster
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1814
25
Ermanno Olmi
Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich, Sandro Panseri, Mara Revel
Drama
Italy
Italian
2.5 Stars
2858
62
Yasujiro Ozu
Ganjiro Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Michiyo Aratama
Drama
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2807
61
Joe Parker
Buster Keaton
Short / Comedy / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2452
39
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi
Drama
Italy
Italian
3.5 Stars
1532
21
Daniel Petrie
Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2227
33
Nicholas Ray
Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell, Viveca Lindfors
Drama / Epic / Religion
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
47
Satyajit Ray
Chandana Banerjee, Nripati Chatterjee, Anil Chatterjee, Khagen Pathak
Comedy / Drama
India
Bengali
5 Stars
159
3
Alain Resnais
Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff
Drama / Mystery / Romance / Experimental
France / Italy
French
4.5 Stars
651
10
Tony Richardson
Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin, Paul Danquah
Drama
UK
English
5 Stars
101
1
Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
Musical / Romance / Drama / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2789
57
Ismael Rodríguez
Antonio Aguilar, Jr., Julio Aleman, Colomba Dominguez
Adventure / Drama / Western
Mexico
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2708
51
Stuart Rosenberg
Michael Gwynn, Margaret Jahnen, Christian De Bresson, Almut Eggert
Drama
USA / West Germany
English
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Roberto Rossellini
Sandra Milo, Laurent Terzieff, Martine Carol, Paolo Stoppa
Drama / Romance / Period Film
Italy / France
Italian
5 Stars
187
4
Robert Rossen
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason
Drama / Sports
USA
English
3 Stars
2006
28
Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin
Jean Rouch, Marceline Loridan Ivens, Marilù Parolini
Documentary
France
French
2.5 Stars
2605
47
George Seaton
Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds, Lilli Palmer, Tab Hunter, Gary Merrill
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2496
41
Robert Stevenson
Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames
Comedy / Family / Fantasy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2288
35
David Swift
Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Cathleen Nesbitt
Family / Comedy / Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
50
Norman Taurog
Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Jenny Maxwell
Comedy / Musical / Romance
USA
English
4 Stars
1191
17
J. Lee Thompson
Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle
Action / Drama / War / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
61
unknown
Walt Disney, Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn, Ray Bolger
Documentary / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
61
unknown
Leslie Nielsen, Barbara Eiler, Smoki Whitfield, Myron Healey, J. Pat O'Malley
Adventure / War / Family / Serial
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2797
60
Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Akim Tamiroff, Alix Talton
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Andrzej Wajda
Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski
Drama / Romance / War
Poland
Polish
4 Stars
1395
20
Billy Wilder
James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2496
41
William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2546
44
Robert Youngson
Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Houdini
Adventure / Comedy / Documentary / Family
USA
English
3 Stars
2122
31
Valerio Zurlini
Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin, Luciana Angiolillo
Comedy / Drama / Romance
Italy / France
French
Rating
Director
Starring
Genre
Country
Language