1961 Top Ten List

  • One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder)
  • Whistle Down the Wind (Bryan Forbes)
  • My Mother's Tenant (Shin Sang-ok)
  • The Innocents (Jack Clayton)
  • Too Late Blues (John Cassavetes)
  • A Woman Is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa)
  • West Side Story (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)
  • Splendor in the Grass (Elia Kazan)
  • El Cid (Anthony Mann)
  • Additional 1961 Films By Rating

  • Pigs and Battleships (Shohei Imamura)
  • Two Rode Together (John Ford)
  • La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • One-Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando)
  • The Hustler (Robert Rossen)
  • Chronicle of a Summer (Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin)
  • Underworld U.S.A. (Samuel Fuller)
  • A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson)
  • The Human Condition, Part III: A Soldier's Prayer (Masaki Kobayashi)
  • The Comancheros (Michael Curtiz)
  • The Misfits (John Huston)
  • Adventures on the New Frontier (no director credited)
  • Pit and the Pendulum (Roger Corman)
  • Babes in Toyland (Jack Donohue)
  • Something Wild (Jack Garfein)
  • The Assassin (Elio Petri)
  • Vanina Vanini (Roberto Rossellini)
  • Divorce — Italian Style (Pietro Germi)
  • The Children's Hour (William Wyler)