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1. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 243,513 | Gross: $13.28M

2. Pociag (1959)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the strange woman with whom he must share a sleeping compartment.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Lucyna Winnicka, Leon Niemczyk, Teresa Szmigielówna, Zbigniew Cybulski

Votes: 1,921

3. Good Morning (1959)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishû Ryû, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 5,380

4. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 7,931

5. Letter Never Sent (1960)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Samoylova, Vasiliy Livanov, Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Votes: 2,191

6. Ride Lonesome (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

Votes: 3,338

7. The Wonderful Country (1959)

Approved | 98 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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A honorable drifter constantly on the run finds his enemies closing in around him.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill, Albert Dekker

Votes: 1,082

8. Il vedovo (1959)

87 min | Comedy

7.2
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Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franca Valeri, Livio Lorenzon, Nando Bruno

Votes: 732

9. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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97 Metascore

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 195,951 | Gross: $25.00M

10. Rio Bravo (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama, Western

8.0
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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 46,837 | Gross: $12.54M

11. ...and the Wild Wild Women (1959)

106 min | Drama

7.3
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A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Anna Magnani, Giulietta Masina, Cristina Gaioni, Anita Durante

Votes: 311

12. Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 12,444 | Gross: $18.75M

13. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 12,103 | Gross: $13.99M

14. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 50,231 | Gross: $11.90M

15. Les yeux sans visage (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

7.8
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90 Metascore

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Votes: 19,593 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Les Cousins (1959)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

7.4
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A pair of cousins share a flat, but animosity begins to build between the two when a woman gets involved.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Juliette Mayniel, Guy Decomble

Votes: 1,954

17. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 4,068

18. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)

80 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.4
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In the 1830s, a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson, Andrew Cruickshank, George Pastell

Votes: 592

19. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

148 min | Musical, Romance

8.2
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Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz, Johnny Walker

Votes: 1,527

20. Violent Summer (1959)

98 min | Drama, War

7.7
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Lilla Brignone, Raf Mattioli

Votes: 968

21. General Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,206

22. Gidget (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.7
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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 2,545

23. Invisible Invaders (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.0
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Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton

Votes: 1,246

24. Nobi (1959)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, War

8.0
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In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Osamu Takizawa

Votes: 3,590

25. Expresso Bongo (1959)

111 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite Bert's protestation that he really is only interested in playing bongos, Johnny ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan, Cliff Richard

Votes: 306

26. Fiasco in Milan (1959)

105 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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The usual gang of robbers in engaged by a thief from Milan to steal a suitcase full of money, but troubles will menace the success of the operation.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Claudia Cardinale, Vicky Ludovici

Votes: 654

27. Our Man in Havana (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 3,836

28. A Touch of Larceny (1960)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

6.9
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British Commander Max Easton fakes his defection to the Soviets in order to sue the slandering newspapers for the money he needs to woo a fancy American woman.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: James Mason, George Sanders, Vera Miles, Oliver Johnston

Votes: 415

29. Warlock (1959)

Approved | 122 min | Western

7.3
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A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang's rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 4,125 | Gross: $3.71M

30. Samurai Saga (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akira Takarada, Keiko Awaji

Votes: 251

31. North West Frontier (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 1,738

32. Parque de Madrid (1959)

92 min | Comedy

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Director: Enrique Cahen Salaberry | Stars: Luisa Della Noce, Fernando Rey, Vicky Lagos, José Luis Ozores

Votes: 5

33. The Hanging Tree (1959)

Not Rated | 107 min | Western

7.2
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Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realizing that he can exploit his secret.

Directors: Delmer Daves, Karl Malden, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, George C. Scott

Votes: 2,777

34. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959)

76 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Stars: Joss Ackland, Ann Bell, Richard Burton, Tom Criddle

Votes: 240

35. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

6.1
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow, Shirley Anne Field

Votes: 854

36. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.3
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 10,188 | Gross: $11.00M

37. The Journey (1959)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover finds herself the obsession of a Communist officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,166

38. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 79,693

39. Shadows (1959)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 8,020

40. The Mouse That Roared (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff

Votes: 7,174

41. The Bridge (1959)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

7.8
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 5,858

42. The Tingler (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.7
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An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 5,743

43. The Mummy (1959)

Unrated | 88 min | Adventure, Horror

6.8
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In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 6,243

44. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Approved | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi

Votes: 7,506

45. Compulsion (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 4,738

46. Yajû shisubeshi (1959)

96 min | Crime

7.2
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Director: Eizô Sugawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Reiko Dan, Makoto Satô

Votes: 12

47. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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90 Metascore

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 180,672 | Gross: $74.70M

48. 125 rue Montmartre (1959)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Pascal (Lino Ventura) sells newspapers . He is a simple man who one day resting on the banks of the Seine sees a drowning stranger . Pascal saves his life and begins his adventure next to a... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Lino Ventura, Andréa Parisy, Robert Hirsch, Dora Doll

Votes: 238

49. The Tiger Attacks (1959)

98 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Director: Maurice Labro | Stars: Lino Ventura, Estella Blain, Paul Frankeur, François Chaumette

Votes: 117

50. Tiger Bay (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell

Votes: 1,821

51. Look Back in Anger (1959)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Edith Evans

Votes: 2,538

52. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy

7.3
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A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 2,929

53. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 7,537

54. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.6
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 4,419

55. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 3,426

56. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 111,543 | Gross: $51.60M

57. No Name on the Bullet (1959)

Passed | 77 min | Western

7.3
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When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey

Votes: 1,506

58. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 11,416 | Gross: $13.90M

59. Leda (1959)

110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A wealthy wine grower has trouble with his wife, his children, his best friend, and his mistress across the way, who is murdered.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Madeleine Robinson, Antonella Lualdi, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacques Dacqmine

Votes: 923

60. Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Approved | 97 min | War, Drama, Action

7.1
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard

Votes: 3,556 | Gross: $4.02M

61. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.3
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

Votes: 1,682

62. Le Bossu (1959)

105 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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Prince Philippe de Gonzague decides to get rid of his cousin Duke de Nevers, having wished for long his properties and wealth.

Director: André Hunebelle | Stars: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Sabine Sesselmann, Jean Le Poulain

Votes: 911

63. Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Western

7.3
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Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal

Votes: 2,143

64. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,416

65. Dom (1959)

12 min | Animation, Short

5.6
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A short film in which a woman living alone in an apartment has a series of bizarre hallucinations.

Directors: Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica | Star: Ligia Branice

Votes: 353

66. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: The Turn of the Screw (I) (1959)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Isobel Elsom, Laurinda Barrett, Hayward Morse

Votes: 68

67. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Specialty of the House (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Mr. Laffler invites Mr. Costain to join him for dinner at a private club that he describes as a very special experience. To his disappointment, Laffler is informed that the house specialty,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Morley, Kenneth Haigh, George Keymas

Votes: 200

68. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Human Interest Story (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Newspaperman Bill Everett is told by his editor to go to the bar across the street and interview a man who claims to be a Martian. There, Everett meets Howard Wilcox who spins a long tale ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Arthur Hill, Tyler McVey

Votes: 152

69. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Special Delivery (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Mental suggestions and odd behavior have some people believing a special delivery of quick-growing mushroom spores may be an invading life form.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Dunne, Beatrice Straight, Peter Lazer

Votes: 140

70. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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In the Civil War, Union soldiers are about to hang a defiant Confederate planter from a bridge, for sabotage. The noose is placed around his neck, but the rope breaks and he plummets from ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Ronald Howard, Juano Hernandez, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 152

71. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Time Enough at Last (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.1
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A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Vaughn Taylor, Jacqueline deWit, Lela Bliss

Votes: 3,454

72. Les astronautes (1959)

14 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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Concerns a scientist's flight into outer space.

Directors: Walerian Borowczyk, Chris Marker | Stars: Michel Boschet, Ligia Branice, Anatole Dauman, Philippe Lifchitz

Votes: 573

73. The Sound of Miles Davis (1959 TV Movie)

8.3
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Add a Plot

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Miles Davis, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane

Votes: 61

74. Wild About Hurry (1959)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.5
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Wile E. Coyote tries to catch the Road Runner by enclosing himself inside an "Indestructo Steel Ball", over which he has no directional control!

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 200

75. People Are Bunny (1959)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Daffy Duck manages to get Bugs into a TV studio in order to win the thousand dollar bounty.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, June Foray

Votes: 235

76. Wild and Woolly Hare (1959)

7 min | Animation, Western, Family

7.4
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In an old west shootout Bugs and Yosemite Sam duel with trains.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 172

77. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 6,223

78. The Cry of Jazz (1959)

Not Rated | 34 min | Documentary, Short, Music

6.3
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Discussion of jazz and the role of African-Americans in the United States.

Director: Edward Bland | Stars: George Waller, Dorothea Horton, Linda Dillon, Andrew Duncan

Votes: 144

79. When Angels Fall (1959)

21 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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A church bell chimes. An old woman stops to feed pidgins on her way to work in the men's lavatory in the basement of a public building. She sits all day by the lavatory door as little ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Barbara Lass, Roman Polanski, Henryk Kluba, Andrzej Kondratiuk

Votes: 991

80. The Bridal Path (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.9
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 190

81. Witness in the Dark (1959)

62 min | Thriller

6.8
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An elderly woman is murdered by a thief, with the only witness a blind girl whom the killer returns to silence permanently.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Patricia Dainton, Conrad Phillips, Madge Ryan, Nigel Green

Votes: 89

82. Too Many Crooks (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 712

83. Serious Charge (1959)

99 min | Drama

6.4
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Howard Phillips, a vicar who's new in the town of Bellington, wants to reach out to youth. The previous vicar's daughter, Hester Peters, who fears being a spinster, wants to be his wife. He... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Sarah Churchill, Andrew Ray, Irene Browne

Votes: 117

84. Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)

106 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Madeleine Lambert

Votes: 989