The Top 20 Movies of 1959

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1

North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Rio Bravo 1959, 141 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: John WayneAngie DickinsonDean Martin

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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Pickpocket 1959, 75 min.

Robert Bresson     Starring: Martin LasalleMarika GreenJean Pélégri

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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12

Black Orpheus 1959, 100 min.

Marcel Camus     Starring: Breno MelloMarpessa DawnMarcel Camus

Drama    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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Imitation of Life 1959, 125 min.

Douglas Sirk     Starring: Lana TurnerJohn GavinJuanita Moore

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Good Morning 1959, 94 min.

Yasujirô Ozu     Starring: Kuniko MiyakEiko MiyoshiChishu Ryu

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Drama

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Shadows 1959, 87 min.

John Cassavetes     Starring: Ben CarruthersLelia GoldoniHugh Hurd

Drama    Ensemble Film    Psychological Drama

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