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1. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 878

2. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 2,639

3. Conflagration (1958)

99 min | Drama

Goichi Mizoguchi, an aspiring Buddhist monk who became involved in the temple that was owned by his father, through a series of flashbacks, framed as a police interrogation, Mizoguchi ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Ganjirô Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôichi Funaki

Votes: 635

4. Édes Anna (1958)

84 min | Drama

The young maid, Anna starts to work for the noble Vizy family. Mrs Vizy is proud of the hard-working servant but doesn't treat her well. Her nephew seduces Anna with sweet words, but leaves... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Mária Mezei, Károly Kovács, Zsigmond Fülöp

Votes: 514

5. Summer Clouds (1958)

128 min | Drama

A war widow with a young boy manages a farm with her bossy mother-in-law. When a reporter comes to interview her, the two begin an affair. He turns out to be married and won't leave his ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 260

6. The Reluctant Debutante (1958)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A teenage American girl while visiting her father, is thrown into London society during the "Debutante Season".

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, John Saxon, Sandra Dee

Votes: 1,174

7. Youthful Sinners (1958)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

Bob Letellier, a good looking rich kid who studies science, makes the acquaintance of Alain, a cynical and immoral young man. The latter introduces him to the existentialist circles of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Bob is invited to a party and becomes Clo's lover, a rich heiress.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Pascale Petit, Andréa Parisy, Jacques Charrier, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 488

8. Some Came Running (1958)

Approved | 137 min | Drama, Romance

Dave Hirsch, a writer and an 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.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer

Votes: 5,157

9. Gigi (1958)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 17,801

10. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

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.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore

Votes: 2,548

11. The Lovers (1958)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Saddled with a dull husband and a foolish lover, a woman has an affair with a stranger.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory, Judith Magre

Votes: 4,265

12. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

94 Metascore

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Votes: 18,318 | Gross: $0.11M

13. The Ballad of Narayama (1958)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A kabuki theatre-inflected story about a poor village whose people have to be carried to a nearby mountain to die once they get old.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yûko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa

Votes: 2,377

14. Stolen Desire (1958)

92 min | Comedy

A rumbunctious and ribald tale of a troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Shin'ichi Yanagisawa, Hiroyuki Nagato, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 477

15. Giants and Toys (1958)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

In the middle of a fierce commercial competition between three caramel companies, an executive builds up a ditsy teenage girl as a mascot while simultaneously trying to uncover the rival companies' plans.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Osamu Abe, Kôichi Fujiyama

Votes: 691

16. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

Votes: 8,178

17. The Big Country (1958)

Passed | 166 min | Romance, Western

A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 14,000

18. The Rickshaw Man (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

A poor rickshaw driver finds himself helping a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 655

19. The Music Room (1958)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Music

Depicts the end days of a decadent zamindar (landlord) in Bengal, and his efforts to uphold his family prestige even when faced with economic adversity.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Chhabi Biswas, Sardar Akhtar, Gangapada Basu, Bismillah Khan

Votes: 4,485 | Gross: $0.09M

20. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 16,779

21. Le Beau Serge (1958)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

After long absence, a man returns to his hometown only to find his best friend has become an alcoholic.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michèle Méritz, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 2,619

22. Endless Desire (1958)

101 min | Comedy, Crime

A real gem from Imamura. A very dark crime comedy.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Misako Watanabe, Kô Nishimura, Sanae Nakahara

Votes: 312

23. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Votes: 9,271

24. Cairo Station (1958)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rustum, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi

Votes: 2,601

26. Party Girl (1958)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Lawyer Tommy Farrell is a defender of crooks. Vicki Gaye encourages him to go straight, but mob king Rico Angelo insists otherwise.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland

Votes: 2,487

27. Paras-Pathar (1958)

111 min | Comedy

An underpaid middle-aged clerk finds a 'parash pathar', a stone that changes iron to gold on touch.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Tulsi Chakraborty, Kali Bannerjee, Ranibala, Gangapada Basu

Votes: 853

28. The Naked and the Dead (1958)

Approved | 131 min | Drama, War

Set during the Pacific War against the Japanese, this WW2 drama discerns between achieving one's mission at any cost versus preserving the lives under one's command and enforcing discipline through fear as opposed to mutual respect.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr

Votes: 1,088

29. Montparnasse 19 (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama

Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Lilli Palmer, Lea Padovani, Gérard Séty

Votes: 967

30. The Key (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, successive tugboat British Captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment, where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 1,148



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