1961 War Movies

Public list by WPS with 13 movies or TV shows/series

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The Guns of Navarone(1961)

| 2h 38min | War, Action
3.7/5 (with 323 votes)

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.

Judgment at Nuremberg(1961)

| 2h 59min | Drama, History, War
4.0/5 (with 322 votes)

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.

The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer(1961)

3h 10min | War, Drama, History
4.2/5 (with 73 votes)

After the Japanese defeat to the Russians, Kaji leads the last remaining men through Manchuria. Intent on returning to his dear wife and his old life, Kaji faces great odds in a variety of different harrowing circumstances as he and his fellow men sneak behind enemy lines.

The Catch(1961)

1h 45min | War, Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Towards the end of the Second World War, a downed U.S. pilot is captured and imprisoned by rural Japanese villagers, who await official instructions as to how to proceed with their “catch.”.

Directed by Nagisa Ōshima - With Rentarō Mikuni

The Outsider(1961)

| 1h 48min | Drama, War
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Ira Hayes, a young Pima Indian, enlists in the Marine Corps. At boot camp, he is shunned and mocked by everyone, aside from a Marine named Sorenson, who he befriends. They happen to be two of the six marines captured in the famous photograph of Marines raising the U.S. flag on Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima, but Sorenson is killed soon after. Although he is hailed as a hero, Ira's life begins to spiral out of control after the war.

The Last War(1961)

3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.

Clear Skies(1961)

1h 50min | War, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

For many years, Sasha Lvova has been waiting for the return of her lover, pilot Aleksei Astakhov, refusing to believe in his death at the front. And he really returns to her and his son after captivity, but this is a completely different person, rejected by society, expelled from the profession. It is difficult to say how Aleksei’s fate would have been if it hadn’t for Sasha’s love, her ability to survive in the most difficult circumstances.

Directed by Grigori Chukhrai - With Yevgeni Urbansky, Nina Drobysheva, Oleg Tabakov, Vitali Konyayev

The Long and the Short and the Tall(1961)

| 1h 50min | War, Drama
3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

Based on a play by Willis Hall. A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they progress to what they think is closer to the base camp they find themselves farther and farther from radio range until the only channel they can get clearly is that of a Japanese broadcast. They now realize they are probably only 10 to 15 miles from a Japanese camp! The tension is added to by rowdy and openly admitted "non-hero" Private Bamforth who has nothing good to say about anyone and especially Corporal Johnstone (who holds an equal dislike for Bamforth). When a Japanese soldier is taken as their prisoner, the true colours of each man comes to the surface.

Peace to Him Who Enters(1961)

1h 30min | Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

The time is World War II. Lidiya Shaporenko plays a pregnant German woman, trapped behind Russian lines. When the woman goes into labor, three loyal Soviets deliver her to a field hospital: a newly graduated officer, an affable truck driver, and a soldier shell-shocked into muteness. The dangerous trip to the hospital ends up a rite of passage for all concerned. The winner of a special gold medal at the Venice Film Festival, Peace to Him Who Enters was originally released in the USSR in 1961 under the title Mir Vkhodyashchemu.

The Gleiwitz Case(1961)

1h 10min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland.

Operation Bottleneck(1961)

1h 17min | War, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

WWII Burma...Six paratroopers undertake an extremely dangerous mission against the Japanese. It will ultimately cost them their lives, except for one "lucky" survivor.

War Is Hell(1961)

| 1h 21min | War
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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. Trouble arises when some members of platoon begin to suspect that something is fishy.

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Red Guards on Honghu Lake(1961)

1h 52min | Music, War
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Revolutionary Chinese opera in six acts depicting the struggle between Communist guerrillas and a KMT landlord for control of a village.

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