Best Romance Movies of 1958

1.

Vertigo

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

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, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Konstantin Shayne, Lee Patrick, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1958-05-09
2.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away hving failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for his football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident. His wife is crucified by her desperation to make him desire her: but he resists the affections of his wife. His reunion with his father—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, Madeleine Sherwood, Vaughn Taylor, Larry Gates, Zelda Cleaver, Brian Corcoran ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1958-02-17
3.

The Big Country

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Retired wealthy sea captain Jim 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, Charles Bickford, Alfonso Bedoya, Chuck Connors, Chuck Hayward, Buff Brady ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1958-09-30
4.

The Vikings

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald, Orson Welles, Alexander Knox, Maxine Audley, Frank Thring, Eileen Way ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1958-06-28
5.

Gigi

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. 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, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott, Corinne Marchand, Pat Sheehan ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-04-15
6.

A Time to Love and a Time to Die

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A German soldier home on leave falls in love with a girl, then returns to World War II.

Starring: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore, Keenan Wynn, Erich Maria Remarque, Dieter Borsche, Thayer David, Dorothea Wieck, Klaus Kinski ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1958-07-09
7.

The Long, Hot Summer

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

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, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Richard Anderson, Sarah Marshall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Franciosa, Bill Walker, Mabel Albertson ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1958-04-03
8.

Some Came Running

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkman, Indiana, his hometown. His prosperous brother introduces him to Gwen French...

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates, Leora Dana, Betty Lou Keim, Larry Gates, Steve Peck ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-12-18
9.

Separate Tables

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Burt Lancaster, Gladys Cooper, Cathleen Nesbitt, Felix Aylmer, Rod Taylor, Audrey Dalton ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1958-12-18
10.

South Pacific

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Jack Mullaney, Ken Clark, Floyd Simmons ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1958-03-18

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