List Photo: Freebase/Public domain

film The Best Movies of 1959

3.3k votes 2.4k views 206 items Embed
List of the best movies of 1959, with movie trailers when available. Fans of The Three Stooges remember 1959 as the year that the trio made their last short film, Sappy Bull Fighters. These top movies of 1959 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1959. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1959 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1959 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

With movies ranging from Some Like It Hot to North by Northwest, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1959?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1959?"

1959 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1959. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1959 aren't just one persons opinion.

1
+ - 18 4
Ranker Video v
Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa Verna Felton

The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1950s The Best '60s Kung Fu Movies

2
+ - 19 7
Ranker Video v
Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon Tony Curtis

3
+ - 21 9
Ranker Video v
Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins Hugh Griffith

4
+ - 18 8
Ranker Video v
North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock Eva Marie Saint

5
+ - 15 6
Ranker Video v
Journey to the Center of the Earth Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann Arlene Dahl

6
+ - 14 6
Ranker Video v
Suddenly, Last Summer Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn Montgomery Clift

7
+ - 13 6
Ranker Video v
Imitation of Life John Wayne, Lana Turner Sandra Dee

8
+ - 15 8
Ranker Video v
Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin Angie Dickinson

9
+ - 12 6
Ranker Video v
Anatomy of a Murder James Stewart, George C. Scott Lee Remick

10
+ - 8 3
Ranker Video v
The Big Fisherman Herbert Lom, Martha Hyer Howard Keel

11
+ - 9 4
Ranker Video v
A Summer Place Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue Arthur Kennedy

12
+ - 10 5
Ranker Video v
Darby O'Gill and the Little People Sean Connery, Janet Munro Estelle Winwood

13
+ - 12 7
Ranker Video v
House on Haunted Hill Vincent Price, Richard Long Elisha Cook

14
+ - 8 3
Ranker Video v
Look Back in Anger Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence Claire Bloom

15
+ - 9 4
Ranker Video v
Compulsion Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell Gavin MacLeod

The Best Jessica Biel Movies The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

16
+ - 13 8
Ranker Video v
Plan 9 from Outer Space Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge Joanna Lee

17
+ - 10 5
Ranker Video v
The Five Pennies Louis Armstrong, Tuesday Weld Danny Kaye

18
+ - 11 6
Ranker Video v
The Shaggy Dog [1959] Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray Jack Albertson

19
+ - 11 6
Ranker Video v
Pillow Talk Doris Day, Rock Hudson Tony Randall

20
+ - 10 5
Ranker Video v

21
+ - 9 4
Ranker Video v
Gidget Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee Cliff Robertson

22
+ - 9 4
Ranker Video v
The Diary of Anne Frank Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn Millie Perkins

23
+ - 12 8
Ranker Video v
The 400 Blows Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud Jean-Claude Brialy

24
+ - 10 6
Ranker Video v
The Horse Soldiers John Wayne, William Holden Althea Gibson

25
+ - 10 6
Ranker Video v
The Hound of the Baskervilles Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing John Le Mesurier

26
+ - 9 5
Ranker Video v
The FBI Story James Stewart, Adam West Vera Miles

27
+ - 9 5
Ranker Video v
The Nun's Story Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch Dean Jagger

28
+ - 9 5
Ranker Video v
It Happened to Jane Doris Day, Jack Lemmon Steve Forrest

29
+ - 9 5
Ranker Video v
The 39 Steps Sid James, Kenneth More Joan Hickson

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 2016 Types of Alcohol That Give You the Best Buzz

30
+ - 9 5
Ranker Video v
Alias Jesse James Bob Hope, Bing Crosby Gary Cooper

31
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
The Mummy Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing Felix Aylmer

32
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
Porgy and Bess Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis Jr.

33
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
Third Man on the Mountain Helen Hayes, Herbert Lom Michael Rennie

34
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
The Magician Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson Erland Josephson

35
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
A Hole in the Head Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson Eleanor Parker

36
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
Solomon and Sheba Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner George Sanders

37
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
Day of the Outlaw Tina Louise, Burl Ives Robert Ryan

38
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
Operation Petticoat Cary Grant, Tony Curtis Marion Ross

39
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
I'm All Right Jack Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough Dennis Price

40
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure Sean Connery, Anthony Quayle Gordon Scott

41
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Girls Town Paul Anka, Mel Tormé Mamie Van Doren

42
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Attack of the Giant Leeches Yvette Vickers, Ken Clark Susan Cabot

43
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Thunder in the Sun Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler Felix Locher

The Best 1950s Alien Movies The Greatest Female Villains

44
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
A Bucket of Blood Dick Miller, Paul Horn Bert Convy

45
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Warlock Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn Richard Widmark

46
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
The Young Philadelphians Paul Newman, Robert Vaughn Adam West

47
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
The Trap Tina Louise, Richard Widmark Lee J. Cobb

48
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Carry On Teacher Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips Charles Hawtrey

49
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Honeymoon Anthony Steel, Léonide Massine María Gámez

50
+ - 7 3
Ranker Video v
Carry On Nurse Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips Shirley Eaton