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2. Night Tide (1961)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
3. War Is Hell (1961)
81 min | Drama, War
During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not telling them that a cease-fire has just been declared--so that he can win medals. ... See full summary »
4. Bachelor Flat (1961)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy
British college professor seeks peace in a California beach house but has nothing but trouble from an uninvited female 'juvenile delinquent', a neighbor with a mischievous dog, and a bevy of amorous American woman.
5. The Big Wave (1961)
73 min | Drama
Yukio, a farm boy, and Toru, a fisherboy, live in a small Japanese village that is periodically threatened by a volcano on one side and tidal waves on the other. Yukio's younger sister ... See full summary »
6. Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Biopic of Constantine the Great, set between 293-312 AD, from his days as Tribune to his accession as Roman Emperor of Gaul under the tetrarchy system and ending with his battle against the usurper Roman Emperor Maxentius in Rome.
7. The Devil's Messenger (1961)
Approved | 72 min | Horror
Satan enlists the help of a suicide victim in Hell to lure unsuspecting earthly victims to their eternal doom. Contains three somewhat unrelated Twilight Zone-esque stories.
8. The Happy Thieves (1961)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.
9. The Hellions (1961)
Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Luke Billings and his four reprobate sons ride into a small South African settlement in search of revenge on Police Sergeant Sam Hargis. Hargis knows he cannot outgun the five outlaws and ... See full summary »
10. The Story of Joseph and His Brethren (1961)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Family
A brother is cast out from his family, sold in to slavery and then returns years later as a man of power - but shows forgiveness and compassion to his family through the strength of character given to him by God.
Joseph and his Brethren
11. La viaccia (1961)
102 min | Drama
The original Italian is La Viaccia (the name of the family farm which motivates the plot). The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle. Son Ferdinando ... See full summary »
13. A Majority of One (1961)
Approved | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Drama
A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness, and forgiveness.
15. No Place Like Homicide! (1961)
87 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Ernie's uncle has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long, the guests begin to drop dead.
16. The Phony American (1961)
72 min | Comedy, Drama
Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the Berlin Airlift and faces a jail sentence of up to six years behind bars. The unfairness raises the anger of numerous people who decide to fight it.
18. Queen of the Nile (1961)
97 min | Drama, History
Chronicles the rise and fall of the woman who eventually became known as Queen Nefertiti.
Queen of the nile
19. Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)
88 min | Comedy
A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a ... See full summary »
21. Too Late Blues (1961)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
Ghost is an ideological musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds than compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer Jess ... See full summary »
23. White Slave Ship (1961)
92 min | Adventure
The Albatross travels from England to the New World in 1675, with a number of passengers, a couple of political prisoners along with a dozen other women convicts, these to be sold into ... See full summary »
25. Ada (1961)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Political drama about a honest but naive gubernatorial candidate who is manipulated by his corrupt campaign manager and is forced to temporarily cede power to his wife, a woman of integrity despite her shameful past.
26. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.
Votes: 6,824 | Gross: $25.38M
27. All Hands on Deck (1961)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
Story of a Navy ship with a captain obsessed with catching a fish, a singing executive officer wanting to get married, and an Indian with a turkey as a pet. With Pat Boone as the hopeful ... See full summary »
28. All in a Night's Work (1961)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy
Tony Ryder takes over his dead uncle's media empire while trying to keep quiet the mysterious circumstances of his death in a Palm Beach hotel room.
29. Angel Baby (1961)
Approved | 97 min | Drama
In his film debut, Burt Reynolds vies with George Hamilton for the love of one heavenly woman. In the American South, evangelist Paul Strand (Hamilton) meets a beautiful, young mute named ... See full summary »
30. Armored Command (1961)
Approved | 99 min | Drama, War
An American army unit is trapped in a small town during a German counterattack and discovers that a spy in the town is providing the Germans with information about them.
31. The Assassin (1961)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller
Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police at his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what the investigation is about as we discover details about his life.
32. Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »
33. Atlas (1961)
Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.
34. Babes in Toyland (1960)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 3,199 | Gross: $10.22M
35. Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance
A bachelor author of sleazy books moves to a family-oriented subdivision where he becomes an unofficial relationship advisor to unhappy local housewives, to the dismay of their respective husbands who suspect him of sexual misconduct.
36. Back Street (1961)
Passed | 107 min | Drama
In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with ... See full summary »
37. Barabbas (1961)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
38. Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)
Approved | 83 min | Drama, War
In 1941, after the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, American civilian Craig Benson helps organizing the Philippine guerrilla fighters, delivering supplies and evacuating stranded civilians.
40. The Best of Enemies (1961)
104 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.
41. The Big Gamble (1961)
100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Misadventures of an ambitious unlucky Irishman who goes on a long and arduous trip to Africa along with his wife and bumbling cousin in hopes of starting a trucking business there.
42. Blue Hawaii (1961)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical
After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates (Elvis Presley) defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.
Votes: 5,088 | Gross: $10.44M
43. Blueprint for Robbery (1961)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama
A gang plots the robbery of an armored-car company headquarters. Although the robbery itself goes off as planned, it's not long before the gang members are fighting among themselves over ... See full summary »
44. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
45. Bridge to the Sun (1961)
Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War