Best Movies of 1958

1.

Vertigo

6.7

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1958-05-09
2.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

5.8

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1958-02-17
3.

Touch of Evil

5.7

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1958-04-23
4.

The Big Country

5.6

Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1958-09-30
5.

Dracula

5.3

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1958-05-08
6.

The Fly

5.2

In Montreal, the industrial François Delambre is called late night by his sister-in-law Helene Delambre. She tells him that she has just killed her beloved husband Andre Delambre, using the press of their plant to press his head and left hand. François calls his acquaintance, Inspector Charas, and later the reluctant Helene is convinced to tell them what happened. She explains that Andre had invented a matter transportation apparatus, and while experimenting with himself, a fly entered the chamber, exchanging one hand and the head with him after the transference.

Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1958-07-16
7.

A Night to Remember

4.8

The sinking of the Titanic is presented in a highly realistic fashion in this tense British drama. The disaster is portrayed largely from the perspective of the ocean liner's second officer, Charles Lightoller. Despite numerous warnings about ice, the ship sails on, with Capt. Edward John Smith keeping it going at a steady clip. When the doomed vessel finally hits an iceberg, the crew and passengers discover that they lack enough lifeboats, and tragedy follows.

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1958-12-16
8.

Gigi

4.7

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor (Louis Jourdan) in Paris offers them all to Gigi (Leslie Caron). But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-04-15
9.

The Defiant Ones

4.6

Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Cara Williams
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1958-08-14
10.

The Blob

4.5

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man and grow to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, John Benson, Robert Fields
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1958-09-12
11.

The Vikings

4.4

Viking half-brothers fight over a throne and a beautiful captive.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1958-06-28
12.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

4.3

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher, Richard Eyer, Alec Mango
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1958-12-05
13.

Ice Cold in Alex

4.0

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria.

Starring: John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Diane Clare
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1958-06-24
14.

Auntie Mame

4.0

Ten-year-old orphan Patrick Dennis has come to live with his nearest relative and in the high times ahead, he's not going to believe his luck. Nor will you, because Patrick's relation is played by one of Hollywood's grandest dames. Reprising her Broadway triumph, Rosalind Russell won her fourth Oscar nomination and third Golden Globe Award as the marvelous madcap who lives life to the hilt. Auntie Mame brings to bubbly life the mayhem Mame and her cronies create while guiding Patrick's fortunes. "Life is a banquet," Mame says, "and most poor suckers are starving to death!" With wit, style and a seasoned cast to dish humor and heart with gusto, Auntie Mame is a full-course meal of entertainment magic.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith
Directed by: Morton DaCosta
Release date: 1958-12-27
15.

Robin Hood Daffy

4.0
{$movie_title}
Daffy play Robin Hood who is so intent that he is the real Mccoy to Friar Tuck (Porky) that he ends up convincing everyone, including himself, that he is not.
Starring: Mel Blanc
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1958-03-08
16.

A Time to Love and a Time to Die

4.0

A German soldier (John Gavin) home on leave falls in love with a girl (Lilo Pulver), then returns to World War II.

Starring: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore, Keenan Wynn
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1958-07-09
17.

No Time for Sergeants

3.9

Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale is about to bust with pride. He’s been drafted. Will’s ready. But is Uncle Sam ready for Will? In No Time for Sergeants, Andy Griffith is certifiably funny in the role that clinched his stardom. Wearing a friendly, wide grin, he ambles into the U.S. Air Force – and lots of folks’ll never be the same.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Nick Adams, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Howard Smith
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1958-07-05
18.

Hare-Way to the Stars

3.9
{$movie_title}
Bugs Bunny, groggy from a rabbit hangover, climbs out of his hole and into a rocket ship parked directly above. He thinks that he's still in his rabbit hole. Reaching the top, he unwittingly stows away aboard the rocket to Mars and is carried off by a satellite onto a futuristic landscape of panels suspended in outer space.
Starring: Mel Blanc
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1958-03-29
19.

Run Silent, Run Deep

3.9

The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger.

Starring: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1958-03-27
20.

The Long, Hot Summer

3.9

Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1958-04-03

Also check Best movies of 1957.

Check out our top containing the Best Movies of 1958. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb