Best Movies of 1961

RTITLELL%Lists By Year
1The Guns of Navarone18762%1961 (187)
2The Hustler16755%1961 (167)
3Breakfast at Tiffany’s16153%1961 (161)
4Fanny15953%1961 (159)
5West Side Story15551%1961 (155)
6Judgement of Nuremberg15050%1961 (150)
7The Parent Trap12843%1961 (128)
8Exodus12642%1961 (126)
9Splendor in the Grass12241%1961 (122)
10The Mark11739%1961 (117)
11The World of Suzie Wong7726%1961 (77)
12A Raisin in the Sun6020%1961 (60)
13The Alamo5819%1961 (58)
14Summer and Smoke6319%1961 (20) | 1962 (43)
15King of Kings (1961)5217%1961 (52)
16Flower Drum Song6217%1962 (62)
17Lover Come Back5816%1962 (58)
18Pocketful of Miracles4816%1961 (48)
19Saturday Night and Sunday Morning4214%1961 (42)
20The Absent Minded Professor4013%1961 (40)
21One-Eyed Jacks3512%1961 (35)
22The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone289%1961 (28)
23Come September279%1961 (27)
24Swiss Family Robinson258%1961 (25)
25Bachelor in Paradise248%1961 (24)
26101 Dalmatians238%1961 (23)
27Where the Boys Are217%1961 (21)
27Devil at 4 O'Clock217%1961 (21)
29Pepe207%1961 (20)
30The Pleasure of His Company196%1961 (19)
31Cimarron (1961)186%1961 (18)
32Francis of Assisi176%1961 (17)
33Romanoff and Juliet155%1961 (15)
34Parrish145%1961 (14)
34The Great Imposter145%1961 (14)
36The Grass is Greener134%1961 (13)
36La Dolce Vita134%1961 (13)
38The Village of the Damned124%1961 (12)
39Return to Peyton Place114%1961 (11)

Lists Included 301 (estimated)

L Total number of lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
Percentage of total lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
Lists By Year
Number of votes in annual Film Daily poll

The Results of this poll are directly from The Film Daily annual poll that asked newspapers around the nation to submit a top 10 list.  Films have been recategorized to U.S. release dates, as the poll often took place prior to year-end.