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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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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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Suddenly, Last Summer Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

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Anatomy of a Murder James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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Imitation of Life John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee

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Journey to the Center of the Earth Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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Compulsion Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod

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Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

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The Shaggy Dog [1959] Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson

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Solomon and Sheba Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner, George Sanders

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A Summer Place Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue, Arthur Kennedy

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The Magician Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Estelle Winwood

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The Nun's Story Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dean Jagger

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Look Back in Anger Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence, Claire Bloom

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The Big Fisherman Herbert Lom, Martha Hyer, Howard Keel

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The Diary of Anne Frank Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Millie Perkins

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House on Haunted Hill Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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The Five Pennies Louis Armstrong, Tuesday Weld, Danny Kaye

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Gidget Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson

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Plan 9 from Outer Space Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge, Joanna Lee

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The 400 Blows Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy

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Pillow Talk Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Le Mesurier

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The Horse Soldiers John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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The 39 Steps Sid James, Kenneth More, Joan Hickson

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The FBI Story James Stewart, Adam West, Vera Miles

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It Happened to Jane Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Steve Forrest

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Alias Jesse James Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

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Porgy and Bess Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Operation Petticoat Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross

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Third Man on the Mountain Helen Hayes, Herbert Lom, Michael Rennie

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Day of the Outlaw Tina Louise, Burl Ives, Robert Ryan

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The Mummy Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Felix Aylmer

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The Trap Tina Louise, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb

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Warlock Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark

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Honeymoon Anthony Steel, Léonide Massine, María Gámez

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A Bucket of Blood Dick Miller, Paul Horn, Bert Convy

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I'm All Right Jack Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price

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Thunder in the Sun Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Felix Locher

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The Hanging Tree Gary Cooper, George C. Scott, Karl Malden

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The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery Steve McQueen, Bob Holt, David Clarke

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Carry On Nurse Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Shirley Eaton

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Girls Town Paul Anka, Mel Tormé, Mamie Van Doren

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Tarzan's Greatest Adventure Sean Connery, Anthony Quayle, Gordon Scott

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Attack of the Giant Leeches Yvette Vickers, Ken Clark, Susan Cabot

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The Young Philadelphians Paul Newman, Robert Vaughn, Adam West