The Best Movies of 1959 Films

The Best Movies of 1959

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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.
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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    Rio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

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    Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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    Journey to the Center of the E... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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    Darby O'Gill and the Little Pe... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Estelle Winwood

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    The Shaggy Dog [1959] is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson

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    Imitation of Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee

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    Plan 9 from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge, Joanna Lee

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    The Five Pennies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Louis Armstrong, Tuesday Weld, Danny Kaye

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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    The Horse Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    Pillow Talk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall

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    The 400 Blows is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy

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    Suddenly, Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

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    The Hound of the Baskervilles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Le Mesurier

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    The FBI Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    James Stewart, Adam West, Vera Miles

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    On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1959
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    It Happened to Jane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Steve Forrest

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    A Summer Place is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue, Arthur Kennedy

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    Last Train from Gun Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

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    Third Man on the Mountain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Helen Hayes, Herbert Lom, Michael Rennie

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    Anatomy of a Murder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    Alias Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

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    The Devil's Disciple is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster

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    The Mouse That Roared is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell

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    The Diary of Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Millie Perkins

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    A Hole in the Head is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker

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    Porgy and Bess is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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    Operation Petticoat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross

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    The 39 Steps is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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    Day of the Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Tina Louise, Burl Ives, Robert Ryan

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    Compulsion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod

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    Gidget is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson

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    Tarzan's Greatest Adventure is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sean Connery, Anthony Quayle, Gordon Scott

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    I'm All Right Jack is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price

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    Sujata is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Lalita Pawar, Nutan, Sunil Dutt

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    The Big Fisherman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Herbert Lom, Martha Hyer, Howard Keel

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    Look Back in Anger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence, Claire Bloom

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    Carry On Nurse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Shirley Eaton

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    Thunder in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Felix Locher

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    A Bucket of Blood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Dick Miller, Paul Horn, Bert Convy

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    Attack of the Giant Leeches is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Yvette Vickers, Ken Clark, Susan Cabot

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    The Trap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Tina Louise, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb

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    Carry On Teacher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Charles Hawtrey

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    Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Anthony Steel, Léonide Massine, María Gámez

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    The Young Philadelphians is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Paul Newman, Robert Vaughn, Adam West

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    Warlock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark

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    The Hanging Tree is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Gary Cooper, George C. Scott, Karl Malden

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