Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1959

1. Ben-Hur (1959) 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. Dir: William Wyler With: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd Adventure | Drama | History 212 mins.
2. Some Like It Hot (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959)
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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 | Music | Romance 120 mins.
3. 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 Action | Adventure | Crime | Mystery | Thriller 136 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)
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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. Dir: Howard Hawks With: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson Action | Drama | Western 141 mins.
6. Imitation of Life (1959) Imitation of Life (1959)
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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. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. Dir: Henry Levin With: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi 132 mins.
8. The 400 Blows (1959) 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. Dir: François Truffaut With: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier Crime | Drama 99 mins.
9. But Not for Me (1959) But Not for Me (1959)
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Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown... Dir: Walter Lang With: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer Comedy | Romance 111 mins.
10. Operation Petticoat (1959) Operation Petticoat (1959)
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World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses. Dir: Blake Edwards With: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien Comedy | Romance | War 124 mins.