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 212 mins.
2. 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 | Mystery | Thriller 136 mins.
3. Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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A snubbed malevolent fairy casts a curse on a princess that only a prince can break, with the help of three good fairies. Dir: Clyde Geronimi With: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance 75 mins.
4. 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 120 mins.
5. Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 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? Dir: Otto Preminger With: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 160 mins.
6. Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)
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Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won. Dir: Paul Landres With: Alan Freed, Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Stewart Musical 75 mins.
7. The 400 Blows (1959) The 400 Blows (1959)
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Intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent 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.
8. 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 Western 141 mins.
9. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Dir: George Stevens With: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut Biography | Drama | Family | History | War 180 mins.
10. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr. With: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon Action | Horror | Sci-Fi 79 mins.