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1.
North by Northwest (1959)
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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. (136 mins.)
 
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Night Train (1959)
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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... (99 mins.)
 
3.
Good Morning (1959)
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Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set. (94 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
4.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
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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. (88 mins.)
 
5.
Letter Never Sent (1960)
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Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia. (97 mins.)
 
6.
Ride Lonesome (1959)
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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. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
7.
The Wonderful Country (1959)
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A honorable drifter constantly on the run finds his enemies closing in around him. (98 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
8.
Il vedovo (1959)
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Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities... (87 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
9.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
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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. (121 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
10.
Rio Bravo (1959)
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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. (141 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
11.
...and the Wild Wild Women (1959)
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A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story... (106 mins.)
 
12.
Pillow Talk (1959)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
13.
Imitation of Life (1959)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
14.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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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? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
15.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
16.
Les Cousins (1959)
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A pair of cousins share a flat, but animosity begins to build between the two when a woman gets involved. (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
17.
Room at the Top (1959)
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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. (117 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
18.
The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
19.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
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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. (148 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
20.
Violent Summer (1959)
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli... (98 mins.)
Director: Valerio Zurlini
 
21.
General Della Rovere (1959)
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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. (132 mins.)
 
22.
Gidget (1959)
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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
23.
Invisible Invaders (1959)
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Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years... (67 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
24.
Fires on the Plain (1959)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
25.
Expresso Bongo (1959)
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Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite... (111 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
26.
Fiasco in Milan (1959)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
27.
Our Man in Havana (1959)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
28.
A Touch of Larceny (1960)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
29.
Warlock (1959)
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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. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
30.
Samurai Saga (1959)
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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... (111 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
31.
North West Frontier (1959)
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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. (129 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
32.
Retiro Park (1959)
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(92 mins.)
 
33.
The Hanging Tree (1959)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
34.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959)
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The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare... (76 mins.)
Director: Jirí Trnka
 
35.
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story... (93 mins.)
Director: Arthur Crabtree
 
36.
On the Beach (1959)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
37.
The Journey (1959)
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A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover finds herself the obsession of a Communist officer. (126 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
38.
The 400 Blows (1959)
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
 
39.
Shadows (1959)
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Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City. (81 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
40.
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
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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. (83 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
41.
The Bridge (1959)
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
42.
The Tingler (1959)
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An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host. (82 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
43.
The Mummy (1959)
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In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences. (86 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
44.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
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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. (87 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
45.
Compulsion (1959)
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case. (103 mins.)
 
46.
Yajû shisubeshi (1959)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Eizo Sugawa
 
47.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
48.
125 rue Montmartre (1959)
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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 ... (85 mins.)
Director: Gilles Grangier
 
49.
The Tiger Attacks (1959)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Maurice Labro
 
50.
Tiger Bay (1959)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
51.
Look Back in Anger (1959)
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A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
52.
I'm All Right Jack (1959)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
 
53.
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
54.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
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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. (208 mins.)
 
55.
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals. (181 mins.)
 
56.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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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. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
 
57.
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
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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. (77 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
58.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
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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. (114 mins.)
 
59.
Leda (1959)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
60.
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
61.
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War. (83 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
62.
Le Bossu (1959)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
63.
Day of the Outlaw (1959)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Andre De Toth
 
64.
The Alligator People (1959)
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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. (74 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
65.
Dom (1959 Short Film)
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A short film in which a woman living alone in an apartment has a series of bizarre hallucinations. (12 mins.)
 
66.
Startime (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Turn of the Screw (1959)
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor. (60 mins.)
 
67.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Specialty of the House (1959)
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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... (25 mins.)
 
68.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Human Interest Story (1959)
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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... (25 mins.)
 
69.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Special Delivery (1959)
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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. (25 mins.)
 
70.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
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In the Civil War, Union soldiers are about to hang a defiant Confederate planter from a bridge, for sabotage... (25 mins.)
 
71.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Time Enough at Last (1959)
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A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war. (51 mins.)
 
72.
Les astronautes (1959 Short Film)
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Concerns a scientist's flight into outer space. (14 mins.)
 
73.
The Sound of Miles Davis (1959 TV Movie)
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Director: Jack Smight
 
74.
Wild About Hurry (1959 Short Film)
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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! (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
75.
People Are Bunny (1959 Short Film)
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Daffy Duck manages to get Bugs into a TV studio in order to win the thousand dollar bounty. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
 
76.
Wild and Woolly Hare (1959 Short Film)
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In an old west shootout Bugs and Yosemite Sam duel with trains. (7 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
77.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
 
78.
The Cry of Jazz (1959 Documentary)
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Discussion of jazz and the role of African-Americans in the United States. (34 mins.)
Director: Edward Bland
 
79.
When Angels Fall (1959 Short Film)
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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... (21 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
80.
The Bridal Path (1959)
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate... (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
81.
Witness in the Dark (1959)
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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. (62 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
 
82.
Too Many Crooks (1959)
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Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon... (87 mins.)
Director: Mario Zampi
 
83.
Serious Charge (1959)
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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... (87 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
84.
Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)
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Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both... (106 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim