The Top 100 Movies of 1959

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1

North by Northwest

1959    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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The 400 Blows

1959    François Truffaut    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Rio Bravo

1959    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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4

Anatomy of a Murder

1959    Otto Preminger    Not Rated

Courtroom Drama    Drama

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5

Some Like It Hot

1959    Billy Wilder    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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6

Hiroshima mon amour

1959    Alain Resnais    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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7

Ben-Hur

1959    William Wyler    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Drama    Epic

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8

Pickpocket

1959    Robert Bresson    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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9

Sleeping Beauty

1959    Clyde Geronimi    Rated G

Animation    Fairy Tales and Legends    Family

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10

House on Haunted Hill

1959    William Castle    Not Rated

Drama    Ghost Film    Haunted House Film

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11

Floating Weeds

1959    Yasujirô Ozu    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Drama

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12

On the Beach

1959    Stanley Kramer    Not Rated

Disaster Film    Dystopian Film    Message Movie

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13

Imitation of Life

1959    Douglas Sirk    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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14

Black Orpheus

1959    Marcel Camus    Rated PG

Drama    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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15

Pillow Talk

1959    Michael Gordon    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Comedy of Errors

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17

Good Morning

1959    Yasujirô Ozu    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Drama

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18

The Hound of the Baskervilles

1959    Terence Fisher    Not Rated

Crime    Detective Film    Gothic Film

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19

Shadows

1959    John Cassavetes    Not Rated

Drama    Ensemble Film    Psychological Drama

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20

Human Condition 1

1959    Masaki Kobayashi    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    War

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21

Suddenly, Last Summer

1959    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Drama    Medical Drama    Melodrama

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22

Operation Petticoat

1959    Blake Edwards    Not Rated

Comedy    Military Comedy    Romance

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25

The World of Apu

1959    Satyajit Ray    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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26

The Mummy

1959    Terence Fisher    Not Rated

Costume Horror    Horror    Monster Film

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27

Fires on the Plain

1959    Kon Ichikawa    Not Rated

Anti-War Film    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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28

Ballad of a Soldier

1959    Grigoriy Chukhray    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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29

The Diary of Anne Frank

1959    George Stevens    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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30

The Tingler

1959    William Castle    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Thriller

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31

The Mouse That Roared

1959    Jack Arnold    Not Rated

Comedy    Satire

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32

Room at the Top

1959    Jack Clayton    Not Rated

British New Wave    Drama    Melodrama

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34

A Bucket of Blood

1959    Roger Corman    Not Rated

Horror Comedy    Satire

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35

Compulsion

1959    Richard Fleischer    Not Rated

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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36

The Nun's Story

1959    Fred Zinnemann    Not Rated

Drama    Religious Drama

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37

Ride Lonesome

1959    Budd Boetticher    Not Rated

Traditional Western    Western

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38

The Horse Soldiers

1959    John Ford    Not Rated

Adventure    War    Western

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39

The Fugitive Kind

1959    Sidney Lumet    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Melodrama

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40

Warlock

1959    Edward Dmytryk    Not Rated

Drama    Revisionist Western    Romance

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41

The Shaggy Dog

1959    Charles Barton    Rated G

Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy    Slapstick

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42

The 39 Steps

1959    Ralph Thomas    Not Rated

Chase Movie    Drama    Spy Film

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43

A Hole in the Head

1959    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romantic Comedy

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44

Nazarin

1959    Luis Buñuel    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Drama

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45

Gidget

1959    Paul Wendkos    Not Rated

Beach Party Film    Comedy

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46

The Letter That Was Never Sent

1959    Mikhail Kalatozov    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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47

Return of the Fly

1959    Edward Bernds    Not Rated

Body Horror    Horror    Monster Film

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48

The Bridge

1959    Bernhard Wicki    Not Rated

Anti-War Film    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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49

Day of the Outlaw

1959    André De Toth    Not Rated

Western

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50

Look Back in Anger

1959    Tony Richardson    Rated PG

British New Wave    Drama    Marriage Drama

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51

Baton Bunny

1959    Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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52

The Hanging Tree

1959    Delmer Daves    Not Rated

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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53

Odds Against Tomorrow

1959    Robert Wise    Not Rated

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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54

The FBI Story

1959    Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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55

I'm All Right Jack

1959    John Boulting    Not Rated

Comedy    Satire    Workplace Comedy

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56

The Crimson Kimono

1959    Samuel Fuller    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Melodrama

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58

Never So Few

1959    John Sturges    Not Rated

Action    Drama    Romance

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59

Brink of Life

1959    Ingmar Bergman    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film

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60

The Tiger of Eschnapur

1959    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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61

A Summer Place

1959    Delmer Daves    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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62

Horrors of the Black Museum

1959    Arthur Crabtree    Not Rated

Horror    Psychological Thriller    Thriller

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63

Black Pit of Dr. M

1959    Fernando Méndez    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Gothic Film    Horror

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64

Mexicali Shmoes

1959    Friz Freleng    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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65

General della Rovere

1959    Roberto Rossellini    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    War

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66

Porgy and Bess

1959    Otto Preminger    Not Rated

Drama    Musical    Musical Romance

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67

A Broken Leghorn

1959    Robert McKimson    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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68

The Great War

1959    Mario Monicelli    Not Rated

Comedy    Commedia all’italiana    Foreign Language Film

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69

Pork Chop Hill

1959    Lewis Milestone    Not Rated

Action    Combat Films    War

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70

Last Train from Gun Hill

1959    John Sturges    Not Rated

Adventure    Thriller

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71

The Bat

1959    Crane Wilbur    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Crime    Crime Thriller

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74

Battle in Outer Space

1959    Ishirô Honda    Not Rated

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Science Fiction

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75

Alias Jesse James

1959    Norman Z. McLeod, John Farrow    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Western    Western

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76

The Angry Red Planet

1959    Ib Melchior    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Monster Film

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77

People Are Bunny

1959    Robert McKimson    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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78

The Oregon Trail

1959    Gene Fowler Jr.    Not Rated

Action    Traditional Western    Western

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79

Here Today, Gone Tamale

1959    Friz Freleng    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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80

Les cousins

1959    Claude Chabrol    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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81

Apes of Wrath

1959    Friz Freleng    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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82

Carlton-Browne of the F.O.

1959    Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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83

Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow

1959    William J. Hole Jr.    Not Rated

Beach Party Film    Carsploitation    Comedy

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84

No Name On The Bullet

1959    Jack Arnold    Not Rated

Western

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85

They Came to Cordura

1959    Robert Rossen    Not Rated

Action    Drama    War

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86

Flame Over India

1959    J. Lee Thompson    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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87

Solomon and Sheba

1959    King Vidor    Not Rated

Drama    Epic    Historical Film

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88

Tiger Bay

1959    J. Lee Thompson    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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89

Head Against the Wall

1959    Georges Franju    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Drama

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90

The Young Philadelphians

1959    Vincent Sherman    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama

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91

The Mating Game

1959    George Marshall    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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92

Gunmen from Laredo

1959    Wallace MacDonald    Not Rated

Action    Western

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93

Carry On Teacher

1959    Gerald Thomas    Not Rated

Comedy    Farce    Parody/Spoof

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94

4D Man

1959    Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.    Not Rated

Horror    Romance    Science Fiction

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95

Shake Hands with the Devil

1959    Michael Anderson    Not Rated

Drama    Political Drama

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96

Sapphire

1959    Basil Dearden    Not Rated

Detective Film    Mystery    Thriller

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97

Araya

1959    Margot Benacerraf    Not Rated

Culture and Society    Documentary    Politics and Government

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98

Al Capone

1959    Richard Wilson    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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99

À double tour

1959    Claude Chabrol    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Up Periscope

1959    Gordon Douglas    Not Rated

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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