Best Movies of 1959

1.

Some Like It Hot

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1959-03-19
2.

North by Northwest

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll, Adam Williams, Jessie Royce Landis, Doreen Lang, Josephine Hutchinson, Philip Ober ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1959-07-08
3.

Ben-Hur

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

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 on his former friend. All the while, the form and work of Jesus move in the background of his life...

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Frank Thring, Sam Jaffe, Ady Berber ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1959-11-18
4.

Sleeping Beauty

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson, Billy Bletcher, Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman, Les Clark, Eric Larson
Release date: 1959-02-17
5.

Rio Bravo

5.8
8.0/10 IMDB

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 last stagecoach.

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson, Ward Bond, John Russell, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Estelita Rodriguez, Claude Akins ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1959-03-17
6.

Anatomy of a Murder

5.8
8.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Murray Hamilton ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1959-07-01
7.

Imitation of Life

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Susie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore, Karin Dicker, Terry Burnham, John Vivyan ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1959-10-02
8.

Suddenly, Last Summer

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker, Mercedes McCambridge, Gary Raymond, Mavis Villiers, Patricia Marmont, Joan Young, Maria Britneva ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1959-12-22
9.

The Nun's Story

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger, Mildred Dunnock, Beatrice Straight, Patricia Collinge, Rosalie Crutchley, Ruth White ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1959-06-18
10.

Pillow Talk

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams, Marcel Dalio, Julia Meade, Allen Jenkins, Marcel Dalio, Lee Patrick ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1959-10-07
11.

Operation Petticoat

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

Starring: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg, Robert F. Simon, Robert Gist, Gavin MacLeod ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1959-12-05
12.

The Diary of Anne Frank

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

The true, 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.

Starring: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Richard Beymer, Gusti Huber, Lou Jacobi, Diane Baker, Douglas Spencer, Dodie Heath, Ed Wynn ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1959-03-18
13.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Starring: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker, Thayer David, Peter Ronson, Robert Adler, Alan Napier, Alex Finlayson, Alan Caillou ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1959-12-15
14.

The Horse Soldiers

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence.

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt, Hoot Gibson, Ken Curtis, Willis Bouchey, Bing Russell, O. Z. Whitehead, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1959-06-11
15.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley, Francis de Wolff, Miles Malleson, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, Helen Goss ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1959-05-04
16.

On the Beach

4.9
7.1/10 IMDB

In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss of his wife and children in the holocaust, American Captain Towers meets careworn but gorgeous Moira Davidson, who begins to fall for him. The sub returns after reconnaissance a month (or less) before the end; will Towers and Moira find comfort with each other?

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson, John Tate, Guy Doleman, John Meillon, Harp McGuire, Lola Brooks ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1959-12-16
17.

House on Haunted Hill

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

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!

Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr., Julie Mitchum, Leona Anderson, Howard Hoffman ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1959-02-17
18.

Last Train from Gun Hill

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Earl Holliman, Carolyn Jones, Brad Dexter, Brian G. Hutton, Ziva Rodann, Bing Russell, Val Avery, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1959-07-29
19.

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

A wily old codger matches wits with the King of the Leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Starring: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea, Kieron Moore, Estelle Winwood, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea, J.G. Devlin, Jack MacGowran ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1959-06-24
20.

Warlock

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

A band of murderous cowboys have imposed a reign of terror on the town of Warlock. When the sheriff humiliatingly run out of town the residents hire the services of Clay Blaisedell as facto town marshal. He arrives along with his friend Tom Morgan and sets about restoring law and order on his own terms whilst also overseeing the establishment of a gambling house and saloon.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, Dolores Michaels, Wallace Ford, Tom Drake, Richard Arlen, DeForest Kelley, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1959-05-15
21.

Ride Lonesome

4.2
7.1/10 IMDB

A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best, Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn, Bennie E. Dobbins, Roy Jenson, Dyke Johnson, Boyd 'Red' Morgan ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1959-02-15
22.

The Mummy

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel, wife of one of the explorers, resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, George Pastell, Michael Ripper, George Woodbridge, Harold Goodwin ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1959-08-01
23.

A Bucket of Blood

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Nerdy Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), a maladroit busboy at a beatnik café who doesn't fit in with the cool scene around him, attempts to woo his beautiful co-worker, Carla (Barboura Morris), by making a bust of her. When his klutziness results in the death of his landlady's cat, he panics and hides its body under a layer of plaster. But when Carla and her friends enthuse over the resulting artwork, Walter decides to create some bigger and more elaborate pieces using the same artistic process.

Starring: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton, Ed Nelson, John Brinkley, John Herman Shaner, Judy Bamber, Myrtle Vail, Bert Convy ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1959-10-21
24.

The Tingler

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

After much hard work, a pathologist discovers and captures a creature that lives in every vertebrate and grows when fear grips its host. "Scream for your lives!"

Starring: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts, Philip Coolidge, Pamela Lincoln, William Castle, Bob Gunderson, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1959-07-29
Best Movies of 1959 : Donald in Mathmagic Land
25.

Donald in Mathmagic Land

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Disney used animation here to explain through this wonderful adventure of Donald how mathmatics can be usuful in our real life. Through this journey Donald shows us how mathmatics are not just numbers and charts, but magical living things.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1959-06-26
Best Movies of 1959 : The Chaplin Revue
26.

The Chaplin Revue

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small amount of new connecting material. "Shoulder Arms" is now described as taking place in a time before "the atom bomb".

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman, Syd Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain, Loyal Underwood ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1959-09-01
Best Movies of 1959 : Where is Everybody?
27.

Where is Everybody?

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown.

Starring: Earl Holliman, James Gregory, Paul Langton, Rod Serling ..
Directed by: Robert Stevens
Release date: 1959-10-02
28.

The Young Philadelphians

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Up and coming young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are tested as he tries to balance the needs of his fiance Joan, the expectations of his colleagues and his own obligation to defend his friend Chester on a murder count.

Starring: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Diane Brewster, Billie Burke, John Williams, Robert Vaughn, Otto Kruger, Paul Picerni ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1959-05-21
Best Movies of 1959 : Window Water Baby Moving
29.

Window Water Baby Moving

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

On a winter's day, a woman stretches near a window then sits in a bathtub of water. She's happy. Her lover is nearby; there are close ups of her face, her pregnant belly, and his hands caressing her. She gives birth: we see the crowning of the baby's head, then the birth itself; we watch a pair of hands tie off and cut the umbilical cord. With the help of the attending hands, the mother expels the placenta. The infant, a baby girl, nurses. We return from time to time to the bath scene. By the end, dad's excited; mother and daughter rest.

Starring: Stan Brakhage, Myrrena Brakhage, Jane Brakhage ..
Directed by: Stan Brakhage
Release date: 1959-08-02
30.

Tiger Bay

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

In Tiger Bay, the docklands of Cardiff, rough-and-tumble street urchin Gillie witnesses the brutal killing of a young woman at the hands of visiting Polish sailor Korchinsky. Instead of reporting the crime to the authorities, Gillie merely pockets a prize for herself — Korchinsky's shiny black revolver — and flees the scene. When Detective Graham discovers that Gillie has the murder weapon, the fiery young girl weaves a web of lies to throw him off course.

Starring: John Mills, Horst Buchholz, Hayley Mills, Yvonne Mitchell, Megs Jenkins, Anthony Dawson, Marne Maitland, Kenneth Griffith, Meredith Edwards, Marianne Stone ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1959-03-01
31.

Room at the Top

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Starring: Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston, Hermione Baddeley, Beatrice Varley, Allan Cuthbertson, Raymond Huntley, John Westbrook ..
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Release date: 1959-01-22
Best Movies of 1959 : Libel
32.

Libel

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A California commercial pilot sees a telecast in London of an interview with Sir Mark Lodden at his home. The Canadian is convinced that the baronet is a fraud, and he is actually a look-alike actor named Frank Welney.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Richard Wattis, Anthony Dawson, Millicent Martin, Robert Shaw, Kenneth Griffith ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1959-10-23
33.

Compulsion

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Two close friends kidnap and murder a young boy and are defended in court by a renowned attorney who makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment.

Starring: Orson Welles, Diane Varsi, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner, Richard Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Robert Burton, Wilton Graff ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1959-04-01
Best Movies of 1959 : Middle of the Night
34.

Middle of the Night

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Jerry Kingsley is a wealthy garment manufacturer left lonely in his 60s when his wife dies. Despite the difference in their ages, he strikes up a romance with divorced 24-year-old receptionist Betty. The relationship is dismissed by his daughter, Lillian, discouraged by his sister, Evelyn, and denounced by Betty's mother. But when Jerry begins to mention marriage, even Betty is forced to confront her ambivalence.

Starring: Fredric March, Kim Novak, Glenda Farrell, Albert Dekker, Martin Balsam, Lee Grant, Lee Phillips, Edith Meiser, Joan Copeland, Jan Norris ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1959-05-20
35.

Yesterday's Enemy

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Set during the Burma Campaign of World War 2, this is the story of courage and endurance of the soldiers struggling at close quarters against the enemy. The film examines the moral dilemmas ordinary men face during war, when the definitions of acceptable military action and insupportable brutality become blurred and distorted

Starring: Stanley Baker, Leo McKern, Guy Rolfe, Gordon Jackson, David Oxley, Richard Pasco, Bryan Forbes, Wolfe Morris, Philip Ahn, David Lodge ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1959-09-10
Best Movies of 1959 : Day of the Outlaw
36.

Day of the Outlaw

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal, Venetia Stevenson, David Nelson, Nehemiah Persoff, Jack Lambert, Frank De Kova, Lance Fuller ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1959-07-01
Best Movies of 1959 : Too Many Crooks
37.

Too Many Crooks

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the boys off. So they decide to kidnap his daughter, only to end up with his wife Lucy. Gordon makes out he couldn't be more pleased, spuring Lucy to take charge of the hopeless bunch of villains.

Starring: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Bernard Bresslaw, Sid James, John Le Mesurier, Terry Scott, Brenda De Banzie, Vera Day, Joe Melia, Delphi Lawrence ..
Directed by: Mario Zampi
Release date: 1959-03-08
38.

Odds Against Tomorrow

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Will Kuluva, Kim Hamilton, Mae Barnes, Richard Bright, Carmen De Lavallade ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1959-10-15
39.

The Five Pennies

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Dixieland cornetist Red Nichols runs into opposition to his sound, but breaks through to success. He marries a warm, patient woman and even finds time to raise a family. Then tragedy strikes when their daughter contracts polio.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino, Bob Crosby, Bobby Troup, Susan Gordon, Tuesday Weld, Ray Anthony, Shelly Manne ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Movies of 1959 : Sapphire
40.

Sapphire

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Two Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry.

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles, Olga Lindo, Earl Cameron, Gordon Heath, Barbara Steele, Peter Vaughan ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1959-11-02
Best Movies of 1959 : I'm All Right Jack
41.

I'm All Right Jack

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Margaret Rutherford, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser, Miles Malleson, Marne Maitland ..
Directed by: John Boulting
Release date: 1959-08-18
42.

No Name on the Bullet

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, R. G. Armstrong, Willis Bouchey, Edgar Stehli, Simon Scott, Karl Swenson ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1959-02-01
43.

North West Frontier

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In the rebellious northern frontier province of colonial India, British Army Captain Scott, a young prince and the boy's governess escape by an obsolete train as they are relentlessly pursued by Muslim rebels intent on assassinating the prince.

Starring: Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White, I.S. Johar, Ursula Jeans, Eugene Deckers, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim, Govind Raja Ross ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1959-10-13
44.

Al Capone

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

In this unusually accurate biography, small-time hood Al Capone comes to Chicago at the dawn of Prohibition to be the bodyguard of racketeer Johnny Torrio. Capone's rise in Chicago gangdom is followed through murder, extortion, and political fraud. He becomes head of Chicago's biggest "business," but moves inexorably toward his downfall and ignominious end.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, James Gregory, Martin Balsam, Nehemiah Persoff, Murvyn Vye, Robert Gist, Lewis Charles, Joe De Santis, Sandy Kenyon ..
Directed by: Richard Wilson
Release date: 1959-03-25
45.

Shake Hands with the Devil

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1921 Dublin, the IRA battles the "Black & Tans," special British forces given to harsh measures. Irish-American medical student Kerry O'Shea hopes to stay aloof, but saving a wounded friend gets him outlawed, and inexorably drawn into the rebel organization...under his former professor Sean Lenihan, who has "shaken hands with the devil" and begun to think of fighting as an end in itself. Complications arise when Kerry falls for a beautiful English hostage, and the British offer a peace treaty that is not enough to satisfy Lenihan.

Starring: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns, Michael Redgrave, Sybil Thorndike, Cyril Cusack, Marianne Benet, John Breslin, Harry Brogan ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1959-06-24
46.

The Hanging Tree

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realising that he can exploit his secret.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, George C. Scott, Karl Swenson, Virginia Gregg, John Dierkes, King Donovan, Ben Piazza, Emile Avery ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1959-02-19
Best Movies of 1959 : A Doll's House
47.

A Doll's House

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded.

Starring: Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Hume Cronyn, Eileen Heckart, Jason Robards, Katharine Raht, Mildred Trares, Richard Thomas, Maggie King, Randy Gaynes ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1959-11-15
48.

The Scapegoat

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An Englishman in France unwittingly is placed into the identity, and steps into the vacated life, of a look-alike French nobleman.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey, Irene Worth, Pamela Brown, Annabel Bartlett, Geoffrey Keen, Noel Howlett, Peter Bull, Leslie French ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1959-08-06
49.

The Crimson Kimono

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A Los Angeles detective and his Japanese partner woo an artist while solving a stripper's murder.

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee, Paul Dubov, Jaclynne Greene, Neyle Morrow, Gloria Pall, Pat Silver, George Yoshinaga ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1959-10-21
50.

The Journey

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A Communist officer falls hard for a married woman trying to escape from Hungary.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley, Anne Jackson, Ron Howard, Flip Mark, Kurt Kasznar, David Kossoff, Gérard Oury ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1959-02-11

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