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 | War 212 mins.
2. The Nun's Story (1959) The Nun's Story (1959)
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After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II. Dir: Fred Zinnemann With: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans Drama 149 mins.
3. 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 | Romance 120 mins.
4. 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.
5. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) 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. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz With: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift Drama | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
6. 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 Comedy | Drama | Western 141 mins.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.