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List of 1961 Movies and TV Shows

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1. Yojimbo

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8.2/10
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91/100
Released: 1961
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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2. Through a Glass Darkly

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85/100
Released: 1961
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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3. Divorce Italian Style

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Ferdinando Cefalù is desperate to marry his cousin, Angela, but he is married to Rosalia and divorce is illegal in Italy. To get around the law, he tries to trick his wife into having an affair so he can catch her and murder her, as he knows he would be given a light sentence for killing an adulterous woman. He persuades a painter to lure his wife into an affair, but Rosalia proves to be more faithful than he expected.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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4. La Notte

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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5. Victim

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7.7/10
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79/100
Released: 1961
Crime, LGBTQ

What it's about: In early 1960s London, barrister Melville Farr is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife, Farr's career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link Farr to a young gay man, everything Farr has worked for is threatened. As it turns out, Farr is a closeted homosexual -- which is problematic, due to Britain's anti-sodomy laws. But instead of giving in, Farr decides to fight.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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6. A Taste of Honey

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7.5/10
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76/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A working class girl struggles to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Breakfast at Tiffany's

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1961Rated: G
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote’s best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her next-door neighbour, a writer who is “sponsored” by a wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who’s the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this gem-like treat set to Henry Mancini’s Oscar®-winning score and the Oscar®-winning Mancini-Johnny Mercer song “Moon River.”

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. A Woman Is a Woman

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7.5/10
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75/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Longing for a baby, a stripper pursues another man in order to make her boyfriend jealous.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Il Posto

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8.0/10
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75/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: With his family mired in financial troubles, Domenico moves to Milan, Italy, from his small town to get a job in lieu of furthering his education. A lack of options forces him to take a position as a messenger at a big company, where he hopes to receive a promotion soon. There, Domenico meets Antonietta, a young woman in a similar situation as himself. The two form a tentative relationship, but the soulless nature of their jobs threatens to keep them apart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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10. Placido

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7.9/10
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75/100
Released: 1961
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: In a small Spanish town, during the Christmas holidays, a group of rich old ladies organize a peculiar event that consists of inviting a homeless person to sit down to dinner at their wealthy table. Plácido, a humble worker, is hired by the organizers to participate in a parade with his three-wheeled vehicle, a seemingly simple mission that will not be easy for him to accomplish.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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11. Lola

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7.6/10
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74/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A bored young man meets with his former girlfriend, now a cabaret dancer and single mother, and soon finds himself falling back in love with her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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12. The End of Summer

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7.8/10
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74/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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13. One Hundred and One Dalmatians

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7.3/10
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74/100
Released: 1961Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita's owner, Anita. The owners fall in love and marry, keeping Pongo and Perdita together too. After Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies, Anita's old school friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal them -- so she can have a fur coat.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Léon Morin, Priest

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7.6/10
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74/100
Released: 1961
Drama

What it's about: In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans arrive, Barny sends her half-Jewish daughter to live in a farm in the countryside and finds that Sabine's brother has been arrested and sent to a concentration camp. The atheist Barny decides to baptize her daughter to protect her and chooses priest Léon Morin to discuss with him themes related to religion and Catholicism and Léon lends books to her. Barny converts to the Catholicism and becomes closer to Léon, feeling an unrequited desire for him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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15. West Side Story

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7.5/10
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73/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG
Musical, Romance

What it's about: 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 kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. The Steamroller and the Violin

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72/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally meets and befriends worker Sergei, who works on a steamroller in their upscale Moscow neighborhood.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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17. Teen Kanya

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8.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1961
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: 'Teen Kanya' is an anthology film based upon short stories by Rabindranath Tagore, as a tribute on the author's centenary. The title means "Three Daughters", and the film's original Indian release contained three stories, with three central female characters linking the stories together. 'The Postmaster' concerns an orphan girl who grows attached to the postmaster she is caring for after he teaches her to read and write. 'Monihara' is a supernatural tale about a woman obsessed with the jewels her husband buys for her. 'Samapti' follows a young man who falls for an unconventional girl from his new village instead of his arranged bride, the daughter of a respectable family. The international release did not include 'Monihara', and was released as 'Dui Kanya', or "Two Daughters".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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18. The Hustler

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71/100
Released: 1961
Sport, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. The Day the Earth Caught Fire

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7.2/10
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70/100
Released: 1961
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. The Avengers

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8.3/10
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69/100
Year: 1961-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The Avengers is a British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed. Hendry left after the first series and Steed became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants. Steed's most famous assistants were intelligent, stylish and assertive women: Cathy Gale, Emma Peel, and later Tara King. Later episodes increasingly incorporated elements of science fiction and fantasy, parody and British eccentricity.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu). 137 episodes (66%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

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8.8/10
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67/100
Released: 1961
Drama

What it's about: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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22. The Connection

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67/100
Released: 1961
Independent, Drama

What it's about: Eight drug addicts are waiting for their connection in a New York apartment belonging to Leach. Jim Dunn, a budding filmmaker, has agreed to pay for the fix if the addicts will allow him to film the connection.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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23. The Guns of Navarone

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66/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Last Year at Marienbad

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7.8/10
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66/100
Released: 1961
Mystery, Romance

What it's about: In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. The Children's Hour

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7.8/10
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65/100
Released: 1961
LGBTQ, Drama

What it's about: A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford, accuses the two young women who run the school of having a lesbian relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Viridiana

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8.1/10
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65/100
Released: 1961
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Viridiana is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit her aging uncle, Don Jaime. He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridiana resembles his dead wife. Viridiana has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridiana becomes undone as her uncle upends the plans she had made to join the convent.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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27. Splendor in the Grass

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7.8/10
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64/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. The Dick Van Dyke Show

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8.3/10
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64/100
Year: 1961-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 5
Family, Comedy

What it's about: The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered around the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie. The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen. The series won 15 Emmy Awards. In 1997, the episodes "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" and "It May Look Like a Walnut" were ranked at 8 and 15 respectively on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2002, it was ranked at 13 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

Where to Watch: 159 episodes (99%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV). 160 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Paramount+, Hoopla & 1 other). 160 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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29. The Parent Trap

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7.1/10
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64/100
Released: 1961Rated: G
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Paris Belongs to Us

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6.8/10
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63/100
Released: 1961
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A young woman joins a theatrical troupe where she slowly believes that the director is involved with a secret group and that he is in grave danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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31. The Misfits

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7.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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32. Homicidal

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6.8/10
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61/100
Released: 1961
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A woman named Emily checks into a hotel and offers the bellboy $2000 to temporarily marry her. We soon find out Emily is the caretaker of a wheelchair-bound mute named Helga, who was the childhood guardian of a pair of siblings: Miriam Webster and her half-brother, Warren, who is about to inherit the estate of their late father. Who is the mysterious Emily and what are her intentions?

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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33. A Raisin in the Sun

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61/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. The Devil at 4 O'Clock

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61/100
Released: 1961
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.

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35. The Pit and the Pendulum

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7.1/10
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61/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG-13
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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36. One-Eyed Jacks

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7.1/10
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61/100
Released: 1961
Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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37. Mister Ed

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61/100
Year: 1961-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 6
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Wilbur Post and his wife Carol move into a beautiful new home. When Wilbur takes a look in his new barn, he finds that the former owner left his horse behind. This horse is no ordinary horse . . . he can talk, but only to Wilbur, which leads to all sorts of misadventures for Wilbur and his trouble-making sidekick Mister Ed.

Where to Watch: 52 episodes (36%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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38. King of Kings

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59/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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39. Babes in Toyland

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59/100
Released: 1961Rated: G
Fantasy, Musical

What it's about: All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden Soldiers" helps put Barnaby in his place, and ensures a "happily ever after" for Tom and Mary!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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40. Murder She Said

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7.4/10
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59/100
Released: 1961
Mystery, Comedy

What it's about: Miss Marple believes she's seen a murder in a passing-by train, yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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41. Accattone

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59/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Hoopla).

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42. The Absent-Minded Professor

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6.8/10
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58/100
Released: 1961Rated: G
Family, Comedy

What it's about: Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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43. Barabbas

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6.9/10
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57/100
Released: 1961
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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44. Lover Come Back

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7.2/10
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57/100
Released: 1961
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton are rival Madison Avenue advertising executives who each dislike each other’s methods. After he steals a client out from under her cute little nose, revenge prompts her to infiltrate his secret "VIP" campaign in order to persuade the mystery product’s scientist to switch to her firm.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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45. Pigs and Battleships

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7.5/10
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57/100
Released: 1961
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: In the city of Yokosuka, Kinta and his lover Haruko, both involved with yakuza, brave the post-occupation period with a goal to be together.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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46. Blue Hawaii

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6.2/10
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57/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG
Musical, Comedy

What it's about: Chad Gates has just been discharged from the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies and his girlfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. The Comancheros

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6.9/10
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56/100
Released: 1961
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Mothra

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6.6/10
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55/100
Released: 1961
Fantasy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Shipwreck survivors found on a presumed uninhabited and irradiated island leads to an expedition by Roliscan and Japanese scientists. Named Infant Island, a native population is discovered along with the Shobijin, tiny twin priestesses of the island's mythical deity, Mothra. Businessman Clark Nelson kidnaps the fairies to exploit them for profit, causing Mothra to set out on a rampage to rescue them.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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49. Pocketful of Miracles

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7.2/10
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55/100
Released: 1961
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much a part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples -- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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50. Wild in the Country

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6.5/10
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55/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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