Top Ten 1961

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

A career full of charming, low-key performances should not fully overshadow the hilarity of a few caricatures; Marcello Mastroianni flicks his moustache and narrows his eyes, ogling his gorgeous young cousin while trying to murder his wife in Pietro Germi’s terrific Divorce Italian Style. It spawned a lot of terrible, bawdy imitations, but the original still looks terrific.

Honour Roll: James Cagney, One, Two, Three; Toshiro Mifune, Yojimbo; Anthony Perkins, Goodbye Again; Maximilian Schell, Judgment At Nuremberg

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

There’s no mystery as to why Holly Golightly has become one of the most beloved and influential characters in film history. Combine Truman Capote’s witty writing, the borderline perverse circumstance of a party girl/prostitute who needs to…

  • Viridiana

    1

  • Il Posto

    2

  • The Innocents

    3

  • Divorce Italian Style

    4

  • Lola

    5

  • Mother Joan of the Angels

    6

  • Léon Morin, Priest

    7

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    8

  • Victim

    9

  • The End of Summer

    10