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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    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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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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    Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Journey to the Center of the E... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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    Suddenly, Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

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    Imitation of Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee

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    Rio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

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    Anatomy of a Murder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    The Big Fisherman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Herbert Lom, Martha Hyer, Howard Keel

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    A Summer Place is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue, Arthur Kennedy

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    Darby O'Gill and the Little Pe... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Estelle Winwood

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    House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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    Look Back in Anger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence, Claire Bloom

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

    Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod

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    Plan 9 from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Louis Armstrong, Tuesday Weld, Danny Kaye

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    The Shaggy Dog [1959] is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson

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    Pillow Talk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall

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    On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1959
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    Gidget is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson

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    The Diary of Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Millie Perkins

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    The 400 Blows is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy

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    The Horse Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    The Hound of the Baskervilles is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    James Stewart, Adam West, Vera Miles

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    The Nun's Story is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dean Jagger

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    It Happened to Jane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Steve Forrest

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    The 39 Steps is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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    Alias Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

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

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Felix Aylmer

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    Porgy and Bess is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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    Third Man on the Mountain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Helen Hayes, Herbert Lom, Michael Rennie

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

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson

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    A Hole in the Head is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker

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    Solomon and Sheba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner, George Sanders

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    Day of the Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Tina Louise, Burl Ives, Robert Ryan

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

    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross

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    I'm All Right Jack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price

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    Tarzan's Greatest Adventure is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Sean Connery, Anthony Quayle, Gordon Scott

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    Girls Town is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Paul Anka, Mel Tormé, Mamie Van Doren

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    Attack of the Giant Leeches is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Yvette Vickers, Ken Clark, Susan Cabot

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    Thunder in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Dick Miller, Paul Horn, Bert Convy

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

    Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark

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    The Young Philadelphians is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Paul Newman, Robert Vaughn, Adam West

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    The Trap is listed (or ranked) 47 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) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Charles Hawtrey

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

    Anthony Steel, Léonide Massine, María Gámez

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    Carry On Nurse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1959

    Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Shirley Eaton

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