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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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  • 1
    Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred... more on Wikipedia

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    Kings Go Forth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Kings Go Forth

    Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood

    Released1958

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    Kings Go Forth is a 1958 black-and-white World War II film starring Frank Sinatra, Tony... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Thumb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Tom Thumb

    Peter Sellers, Stan Freberg

    Released1958

    Directed byGeorge Pal

    Tom Thumb is a 1958 fantasy-musical film directed by George Pal and released by MGM. The film,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

    Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat

    Released1958

    Directed byMark Robson

    The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a 1958 20th Century Fox film based on the true story of... more on Wikipedia
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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on... more on Wikipedia

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    It! The Terror from Beyond Spa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    It! The Terror from Beyond Space

    Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer

    Released1958

    Directed byEdward L. Cahn

    It! The Terror from Beyond Space is an independently made 1958 American black and white... more on Wikipedia

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    The Brothers Karamazov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Brothers Karamazov

    William Shatner, Yul Brynner

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The... more on Wikipedia
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    A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    A Tale of Two Cities

    Dirk Bogarde, Cecil Parker

    Released1958

    Directed byRalph Thomas

    A Tale of Two Cities is a 1958 British period drama based on parts of Charles Dickens' novel A... more on Wikipedia
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    The Music Room is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Music Room

    Chhabi Biswas, Ustad Bismillah Khan

    Released1958

    Directed bySatyajit Ray

    Jalsaghar is a 1958 Indian Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray and starring Chhabi... more on Wikipedia
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    Auntie Mame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Auntie Mame

    Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker

    Released1958

    Directed byMorton DaCosta

    Auntie Mame is a 1958 Technicolor comedy film based on the 1955 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Quiet American is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Quiet American

    Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave

    Released1958

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    The Quiet American is a 1958 American film and the first film adaptation of Graham Greene's... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lovers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Lovers

    Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny

    Released1958

    Directed byLouis Malle

    The Lovers is a 1958 French drama film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeanne Moreau,... more on Wikipedia
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    No Time for Sergeants is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    No Time for Sergeants

    Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

    Released1958

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    No Time for Sergeants is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy starring Andy... more on Wikipedia

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    The Big Country is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Big Country

    Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck

    Released1958

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    The Big Country is a 1958 American epic Western film directed by William Wyler and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    The Matchmaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Matchmaker

    Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Perkins

    Released1958

    Directed byJoseph Anthony

    The Matchmaker is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Joseph Anthony. The screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
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    Gigi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Gigi

    Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron

    Released1958

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Gigi is a 1958 American Metrocolor musical romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli.... more on Wikipedia

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    Touch of Evil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Touch of Evil

    Charlton Heston, Orson Welles

    Released1958

    Directed byOrson Welles

    Touch of Evil is a 1958 American thriller film, written, directed by, and co-starring Orson... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hunters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Hunters

    Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner

    Released1958

    Directed byDick Powell

    The Hunters is a 1958 feature film adapted from the novel The Hunters by James Salter.... more on Wikipedia
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    King Creole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    King Creole

    Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau

    Released1958

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    King Creole is a 1958 American musical drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Lonelyhearts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Lonelyhearts

    Myrna Loy, Montgomery Clift

    Released1958

    Directed byVincent J. Donehue

    Lonelyhearts is a 1958 drama film directed by Vincent J. Donehue. It is based on the 1957 play... more on Wikipedia
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    Run Silent, Run Deep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Run Silent, Run Deep

    Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster

    Released1956

    Directed byRobert Wise

    Run Silent, Run Deep is a 1958 film starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    God's Little Acre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    God's Little Acre

    Tina Louise, Michael Landon

    Released1958

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    God's Little Acre is a 1958 American film of Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel of the same name.... more on Wikipedia
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    Stage Struck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    Stage Struck

    Christopher Plummer, Henry Fonda

    Released1958

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Stage Struck is a 1958 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Henry Fonda,... more on Wikipedia
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    I Want to Live! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    I Want to Live!

    Susan Hayward, Theodore Bikel

    Released1958

    Directed byRobert Wise

    I Want to Live! is a 1958 film noir written by Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz, produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Blob is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1958
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    The Blob

    Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut

    Released1958

    Directed byIrvin Yeaworth

    The Blob is an independently made 1958 American horror/science fiction film directed by Irvin... more on Wikipedia

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