Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1959

1. North by Northwest (1959) 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. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason Adventure | Crime | Mystery | Thriller 136 mins.
2. Ben-Hur (1959) Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. Dir: William Wyler With: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd Adventure | Drama | History | War 212 mins.
3. Some Like It Hot (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Dir: Billy Wilder With: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon Comedy | Crime | Romance 120 mins.
4. Sleeping Beauty (1959) 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. Dir: Clyde Geronimi With: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance 75 mins.
5. Rio Bravo (1959) Rio Bravo (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. Dir: Howard Hawks With: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson Action | Drama | Western 141 mins.
6. Imitation of Life (1959) Imitation of Life (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white. Dir: Douglas Sirk With: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee Drama 125 mins.
7. The Indian Tomb (1959) The Indian Tomb (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A German architect runs away with the maharajah of Eschnapur's fiancee but is caught and thrown in the dungeon, while his relatives arrive from Europe looking for him and the maharajah's brother is scheming to usurp the throne. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer Adventure | Romance 102 mins.
8. Yellowstone Kelly (1959) Yellowstone Kelly (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux. Dir: Gordon Douglas With: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell Western 91 mins.
9. The 400 Blows (1959) The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. Dir: François Truffaut With: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier Crime | Drama 99 mins.
10. Warlock (1959) 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. Dir: Edward Dmytryk With: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn Romance | Western 122 mins.