Best Picture 1958

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1.
Vertigo (1958)
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
 
2.
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
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Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest... (94 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
3.
Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958)
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Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919... (108 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
4.
It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)
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Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own. (100 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
5.
Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
6.
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce. (106 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
7.
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
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A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
8.
La venganza (1958)
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In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch. (122 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
9.
Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2... (119 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
10.
Some Came Running (1958)
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Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life. (137 mins.)
 
11.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
12.
The Vikings (1958)
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A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess. (116 mins.)
 
13.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
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Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
14.
Man of the West (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band. (100 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
15.
Party Girl (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Lawyer Thomas Farrell is a defender of crooks. Vicki Gayle encourages him improve his reputation, but mob king Rico Angelo insists otherwise. (99 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
16.
Home Before Dark (1958)
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Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution. (136 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
17.
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
We watch Baron Frankenstein escaping from the guillotine and going to Germany. There, he names himself Dr... (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
18.
Anna Lucasta (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Young woman struggling with a sordid past finds her biggest enemy had larger Demons than her. (97 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
19.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
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On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind. (132 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
20.
Lake of the Dead (1958)
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A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin. (76 mins.)
 
21.
Separate Tables (1958)
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The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables." (100 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
22.
The Defiant Ones (1958)
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
23.
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners. (115 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
24.
I Want to Live! (1958)
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
25.
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary... (158 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
26.
Gigi (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
 
27.
The Matchmaker (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Thornton Wilder's tale of a matchmaker who desires the man she's supposed to be pairing with another woman. (103 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
 
28.
Bell Book and Candle (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
29.
Mogli pericolose (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Federico, Bruno, Pirro and Benny are married. The first three have beautiful wifes, Benny instead is married to a ugly woman... (97 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
30.
Hot Spell (1958)
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A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event. (86 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
31.
The Left Handed Gun (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After his employer is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy vows revenge on the murderers, (102 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
32.
A Night to Remember (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912. (123 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
33.
Auntie Mame (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle. (143 mins.)
Director: Morton DaCosta
 
34.
Lonelyhearts (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist... (100 mins.)
 
35.
A Certain Smile (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Dominique, a law student at the Sorbonne, is engaged to a fellow classmate. Unfortunately, she's more attracted to his philandering Uncle Luc, who's married to the charming Francoise. Dominique and Luc begin a tawdry affair. (104 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
36.
Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman... (128 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
37.
The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In the 1930s, amoral blonde tommy-gun girl Bonnie Parker cut a swath of bodies across the South-West... (79 mins.)
Director: William Witney