50s Movies The Best Movies of 1958  

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List of the best movies of 1958, with movie trailers when available. Many remember 1958 as the year Jack Nicholson made his film debut in The Cry Baby Killer. These top movies of 1958 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 1958. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1958 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1958 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List contains movies like Vertigo and Touch of Evil.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1958?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1958?"

1958 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1958. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1958 aren't just one persons opinion.
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James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was ...more

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Susan Hayward, Theodore Bikel, Simon Oakland I Want to Live! is a 1958 film noir written by Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz, produced by Walter Wanger, and directed by Robert Wise, which tells the heavily fictionalized story of a woman, ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams adapted by Richard Brooks ...more

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Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich Touch of Evil is a 1958 American crime thriller film, written, directed by, and co-starring Orson Welles. The screenplay was loosely based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. Along ...more

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Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Nick Adams No Time for Sergeants is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy starring Andy Griffith and featuring Myron McCormick, Don Knotts and most of the original Broadway cast. Warner ...more

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Vincent Price, David Hedison, Herbert Marshall The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction-horror film produced and directed by Kurt Neumann. The screenplay was written by James Clavell, from the short story of the same name by George ...more

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Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Don Rickles Run Silent, Run Deep is a 1958 film starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, based on the novel of the same name by Commander Edward L. Beach, Jr.. The title refers to "silent ...more

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Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton The Blob is an independently made 1958 American horror/science fiction film directed by Irvin Yeaworth. In the style of American International Pictures, Paramount Pictures released the film as a ...more

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Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan Gigi is a 1958 American Metrocolor musical romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette. The ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough Dracula is a 1958 British horror film. It is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films inspired by the Bram Stoker novel Dracula. It was directed by Terence Fisher, and stars Christopher ...more

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Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Lee Van Cleef The Bravados is a 1958 western film, directed by Henry King starring Gregory Peck and Joan Collins. The CinemaScope film was based on a novel of the same name written by Frank O'Rourke.

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Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons The Big Country is a 1958 American epic Western film directed by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston and Burl Ives. The supporting cast features ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor. It was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas. It is based on the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall, ...more

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Jack Lemmon, Glenn Ford, Strother Martin Cowboy is a 1958 western film directed by Delmer Daves and starring Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon. This film is an adaptation of the Frank Harris semi-autobiographical novel My Reminiscences as a ...more

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Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney The Defiant Ones is a 1958 black and white film which tells the story of two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, who are shackled together and who must co-operate in order to survive. It ...more

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Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury, Orson Welles The Long, Hot Summer is a 1958 film directed by Martin Ritt. The screenplay was written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., based in part on three works by William Faulkner: the 1931 ...more

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Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, David McCallum A Night to Remember is a 1958 British drama film adaptation of Walter Lord's book A Night to Remember, recounting the final night of the RMS Titanic. It was adapted by Eric Ambler, directed by ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, James Mitchum Thunder Road is a black and white 1958 drama–crime film about running moonshine in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee in the late 1950s. It was directed by Arthur Ripley and starred Robert ...more

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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Makatari Fujiwara The Hidden Fortress is a 1958 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune as General Makabe Rokurōta and Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki.

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Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis Kings Go Forth is a 1958 black-and-white World War II film starring Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood. The screenplay was written by Merle Miller from the novel of the same name by ...more

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Gary Cooper, Lee J. Cobb, Julie London Man of the West is a 1958 western film starring Gary Cooper and directed by Anthony Mann. The screenplay, written by Reginald Rose, is based on the novel The Border Jumpers by Will C. Brown.

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James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon Bell, Book and Candle is a 1958 American romantic comedy Technicolor film directed by Richard Quine, based on the successful Broadway play by John Van Druten, which stars James Stewart and Kim ...more

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Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Vic Morrow King Creole is a 1958 American musical drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, and Walter Matthau. Produced by Hal B. Wallis and based on the 1952 novel ...more

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Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Barbara Steele Houseboat is a 1958 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul Petersen, Charles Herbert and Mimi Gibson. The movie was directed by Melville Shavelson, who also ...more

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Richard Attenborough, John Mills, Bernard Cribbins Dunkirk is a 1958 British war film directed by Leslie Norman and starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee. It was based on two novels: Elleston Trevor's The Big Pick-Up and Lt. ...more

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Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, José Luis de Vilallonga The Lovers is a 1958 French drama film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, and Jean-Marc Bory. Based on the novel Point de Lendemain by Dominique Vivant, the film is ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Burt Kwouk The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a 1958 20th Century Fox film based on the true story of Gladys Aylward, a tenacious British maid, who became a missionary in China during the tumultuous years ...more

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Paul Newman, Denver Pyle, James Best The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett. The screenplay was ...more

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Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Glenn Ford The Sheepman is a tongue-in-cheek 1958 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine and Leslie Nielsen.

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France Nuyen, Doug McClure, Mitzi Gaynor South Pacific is a 1958 American romantic musical film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, and based on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. The film, ...more

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Kerwin Mathews, Torin Thatcher, Kathryn Crosby The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is a 1958 Technicolor fantasy film from Columbia Pictures, produced by Charles H. Schneer and directed by Nathan H. Juran. This was the first of three Sinbad feature ...more

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Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Bruce Cabot The Quiet American is a 1958 American film and the first film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name, and the first major American attempt to deal with the geo-politics ...more

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Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young Teacher's Pet is a 1958 American romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Doris Day. It was directed by George Seaton and co-starred Gig Young and Mamie Van Doren.

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Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Robert Reed The Hunters is a 1958 feature film adapted from the novel The Hunters by James Salter. Produced by Dick Powell, it stars Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner as two very different United States Air ...more

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James Garner, Jack Warden, Stuart Whitman Darby's Rangers is a 1958 war film starring James Garner as William Orlando Darby, who organized and led the first units of United States Army Rangers during World War II. The movie was shot by ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Tony Rosato, Mauritz Hugo The Old Man and the Sea is a Warnercolor 1958 film starring Spencer Tracy, in a portrayal for which he was nominated for a best actor Oscar. The screenplay was adapted by Peter Viertel from the ...more

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Peter Cushing, Lionel Jeffries, Arnold Diamond The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 British horror film made by Hammer Film Productions. Directed by Terence Fisher, the film stars Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn and Eunice ...more

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Dirk Bogarde, Cecil Parker, Ian Bannen A Tale of Two Cities is a 1958 British period drama based on parts of Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities, directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin.

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Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Cecil Parker Indiscreet is a 1958 British romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. An actress falls in love with a man she believes to be married, who is ...more

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Peter Sellers, Stan Freberg, Alan Young Tom Thumb is a 1958 fantasy-musical film directed by George Pal and released by MGM. The film, based on the fairy tale of the same name, is about a tiny man who manages to outwit two thieves ...more

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William Shatner, Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay ...more

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Chhabi Biswas, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Begum Akhtar Jalsaghar is a 1958 Indian Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray and starring Chhabi Biswas. It was the fourth feature film directed by Satyajit Ray. The shooting was done at Nimtita ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Jessica Tandy, Fess Parker, Joanne Dru The Light in the Forest is a 1958 film based on a novel of the same name first published in 1953 by U.S. author Conrad Richter. The film was produced by Walt Disney Productions and starred Fess ...more

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Anouk Aimée, Lino Ventura, Gérard Philipe The Lovers of Montparnasse, also known as Montparnasse 19, is a 1958 French-Italian drama film chronicling the last year of the life of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani who worked and died ...more

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Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Majel Barrett The Black Orchid is a 1958 film starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn.

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Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, DeForest Kelley The Law and Jake Wade is a 1958 Metrocolor western released by MGM in CinemaScope, based on the 1956 novel by Marvin H. Albert and directed by John Sturges. The titular character, Jake Wade is a ...more

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Tina Louise, Michael Landon, Buddy Hackett God's Little Acre is a 1958 American film of Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel of the same name. It was directed by Anthony Mann and shot in black and white by master cinematographer Ernest Haller. ...more

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Dirk Bogarde, Marne Maitland, Anthony Bushell The Wind Cannot Read is a 1958 British drama film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Dirk Bogarde, Yoko Tani, Ronald Lewis and John Fraser. It was based on a novel by Richard Mason. ...more

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George Sanders, Joseph Cotten, Debra Paget From the Earth to the Moon is a Technicolor science fiction film adaptation of the Jules Verne novel From the Earth to the Moon. It stars Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, and Don ...more

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Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Richard Benedict It! The Terror from Beyond Space is an independently made 1958 American black and white science fiction film produced by Robert Kent, directed by Edward L. Cahn, and starring Marshall Thompson, ...more