The Top 20 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

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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3

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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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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Pickpocket

1959    Robert Bresson    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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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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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

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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14

Black Orpheus

1959    Marcel Camus    Rated PG

Drama    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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15

Pillow Talk

1959    Michael Gordon    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Comedy of Errors

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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16

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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Suddenly, Last Summer

1959    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Drama    Medical Drama    Melodrama

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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