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The Best Movies of 1958 

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Updated October 9, 2019 4.5k votes 179 voters 10k views 211 items

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

Released: 1958

Directed by: 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

Released: 1958

Directed by: Richard Brooks

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

Released: 1958

Directed by: Orson Welles

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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Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan

Released: 1958

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

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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Susan Hayward, Theodore Bikel, Simon Oakland

Released: 1958

Directed by: Robert Wise

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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Vincent Price, David Hedison, Herbert Marshall

Released: 1958

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

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

Released: 1956

Directed by: Robert Wise

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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Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons

Released: 1958

Directed by: William Wyler

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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Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Nick Adams

Released: 1958

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

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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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough

Released: 1958

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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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Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1958

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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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Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

Released: 1958

Directed by: Irvin Yeaworth

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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Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Lee Van Cleef

Released: 1958

Directed by: Henry King

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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Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Vic Morrow

Released: 1958

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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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Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney

Released: 1958

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

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

Released: 1958

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

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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Spencer Tracy, Tony Rosato, Mauritz Hugo

Released: 1958

Directed by: Henry King, Fred Zinnemann, John Sturges

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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Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, James Mitchum

Released: 1958

Directed by: Arthur Ripley

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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James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

Released: 1958

Directed by: Richard Quine

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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France Nuyen, Doug McClure, Mitzi Gaynor

Released: 1958

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

Released: 1958

Directed by: Martin Ritt

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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Kerwin Mathews, Torin Thatcher, Kathryn Crosby

Released: 1958

Directed by: Nathan H. Juran

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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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Makatari Fujiwara

Released: 1958

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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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Jack Lemmon, Glenn Ford, Strother Martin

Released: 1958

Directed by: Delmer Daves

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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Gary Cooper, Lee J. Cobb, Julie London

Released: 1958

Directed by: Anthony Mann

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.