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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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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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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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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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Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich
Touch of Evil is a 1958 American 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 with ...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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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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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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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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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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The Hideous Sun Demon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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Robert Clarke, Patrick Whyte, Nan Peterson
The Hideous Sun Demon is a 1959 science fiction horror film written, directed, and produced by Robert Clarke, who also starred in the film. The film focuses on a scientist who is exposed to a ...more
Bullwhip is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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