Follow us on

Most Popular Movies 1961

This chart shows the 1961 movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all 1961 releases.

See also: Domestic Release Schedule for 1961 - Top 1961 Worldwide

Most Popular Overall 1962 →
  1
King of Kings
Initial Theatrical Release: October 30th, 1961 (Wide) by MGM
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Factual

Full Information...

  2
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Director: Blake Edwards
Initial Theatrical Release: October 5th, 1961 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Romance, Sugar Daddy, Whitewashed Casting, Yellowface
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action,

Full Information...

  3
Babes in Toyland
Initial Theatrical Release: December 14th, 1961 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: Living Toys
Classification: Based on Musical or Opera, Musical, Live Action,

Full Information...

  4
Lover Come Back
Initial Theatrical Release: December 20th, 1961 (Wide) by Universal
Keywords: Romance
Classification: Romantic Comedy,

Full Information...

  5
Pocketful of Miracles
Director: Frank Capra
Initial Theatrical Release: 1961 (Wide)
Classification:

Full Information...

  6
Return to Peyton Place
Initial Theatrical Release: May 5th, 1961 (Wide)
Classification:

Full Information...

  7
West Side Story poster
West Side Story
Director: Robert Wise
Initial Theatrical Release: October 18th, 1961 (Wide)
Keywords: Gangs
Classification: Based on Play, Musical, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Full Information...

  8
The Exiles
Initial Theatrical Release: July 13th, 1961 (Limited) by Pathe Contemporary Films
Classification: Live Action,

Full Information...

  9
Come September
Initial Theatrical Release: August 9th, 1961 (Wide) by Universal
Classification:

Full Information...

10
The Misfits
Director: John Huston
Initial Theatrical Release: 1961 (Wide)
Keywords: Romance, Divorcée Romance, May / December Romance, Directing Yourself, Posthumous Release
Classification:

Full Information...

11
The Hustler
Lead Roles: Paul Newman as Eddie Felson
Initial Theatrical Release: September 25th, 1961 (Wide)
Keywords: Gambling, Confidence Men
Classification:

Full Information...

12
The Absent Minded Professor
Initial Theatrical Release: March 16th, 1961 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action,

Full Information...

13
Judgment at Nuremberg
Director: Stanley Kramer
Initial Theatrical Release: 1961 (Wide)
Classification: Drama,

Full Information...

14
Blue Hawaii
Initial Theatrical Release: November 22nd, 1961 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Classification: Original Screenplay, Musical, Live Action,

Full Information...

15
Flower Drum Song
Initial Theatrical Release: November 9th, 1961 (Wide) by Universal
Classification:

Full Information...

16

Full Information...

17
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Director: Louis Malle
Lead Roles: Jeanne Moreau as Florence Canala, Maurice Ronet as Julien Tavernier
Initial Theatrical Release: June 10th, 1961 (Limited) by Rialto Pictures, released as Elevator to the Gallows
Keywords: Paris, France, Film Noir, Relationships Gone Wrong, Faked Suicide, 1950s, French New Wave
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Scheming lovers Julien and Florence engineer the “perfect murder” of her husband. But when Julien becomes trapped in the elevator mere floors away from his recent victim, the perfect murder quickly becomes imperfect.

Full Information...

18
Il ratto delle sabine
Director: Richard Pottier
Lead Roles: Roger Moore as Romulus
Classification:

Full Information...

ProductionNext