Top 1959 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] North by Northwest (1959)

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

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Cast: Adam Williams, Cary Grant, Edward Binns, Edward Platt,...

Country: US

Duration: 136 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Approved

IMDb: 8.3 (298,062 votes)

[#2] Some Like It Hot (1959)

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance

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Cast: Barbara Drew, Beverly Wills, Billy Gray, Dave Barry,...

Country: US

Duration: 122 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Passed

IMDb: 8.2 (243,132 votes)

[#3] Ben-Hur (1959)

In 25 AD,Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners. Three years later and freed by a grateful Roman galley commander whom he has rescued from drowning, he becomes an expert charioteer for Rome, all the while plotting to return to Judea, find and rescue his family, and avenge himself...

Genre: Action, Drama, History

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Cast: Ady Berber, André Morell, Cathy O'Donnell, Charlton Heston,...

Country: US

Duration: 222 min

Release: 1959

Rated: G

IMDb: 8.1 (218,492 votes)

[#4] The 400 Blows (1959)

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Daniel Couturier, François Nocher,...

Country: France

Duration: 99 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.1 (105,866 votes)

[#5] Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner, who's hiding a dark secret.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Alexander Campbell, Arthur O'Connell, Ben Gazzara, Brooks West,...

Country: US

Duration: 161 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.0 (59,977 votes)

[#6] Rio Bravo (1959)

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the ...

Genre: Western

Director:

Cast: Angie Dickinson, Claude Akins, Dean Martin, Estelita Rodriguez,...

Country: US

Duration: 141 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Passed

IMDb: 8.0 (56,258 votes)

[#7] Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

The deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple -- lovers turned friends -- recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.

Genre: Drama, History, Romance

Director:

Cast: Bernard Fresson, Eiji Okada, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Barbaud,...

Country: France, Japan

Duration: 92 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.9 (28,641 votes)

[#8] Pickpocket (1959)

Michel takes up pickpocketing on a lark and is arrested soon after. His mother dies shortly after his release, and despite the objections of his only friend, Jacques, and his mother's neighbor Jeanne, Michel teams up with a couple of petty thieves in order to improve his craft. With a police inspector keeping an eye on him, Michel also tries to get a straight job, but the temptation to steal is hard to resist.

Genre: Crime, Drama

Director:

Cast: César Gattegno, Dolly Scal, Jean Pélégri, Kassagi,...

Country: France

Duration: 75 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.7 (19,926 votes)

[#9] Sleeping Beauty (1959)

A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.

Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Cast: Barbara Jo Allen, Barbara Luddy, Bill Shirley, Bill Thompson,...

Country: US

Duration: 75 min

Release: 1959

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.2 (135,492 votes)

[#10] House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!

Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Cast: Alan Marshal, Carol Ohmart, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr.,...

Country: US

Duration: 75 min

Release: 1959

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 6.8 (23,642 votes)