Year 1959

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1. First Man Into Space (1959)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Marla Landi, Bill Edwards, Robert Ayres

Votes: 1,036

2. The Sky Calls (1959)

77 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

Directors: Mikhail Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr, Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Aleksandr Shvorin, Linda Barrett, Konstantin Bartashevich

Votes: 640

Battle Beyond the Sun

3. Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

55 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Aliens release a furry critter in the wilds of Lapland where it takes a woman captive and threatens a group of scientists.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Barbara Wilson, Sten Gester, Robert Burton, Bengt Blomgren

Votes: 779

4. The Scarface Mob (1959 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama, Crime

Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s' Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Robert Stack, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Nichols, Pat Crowley

Votes: 205

5. The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

Unrated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The monster, which looks like a snarling "Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy seaside town. The lighthouse keeper, newly widowed and estranged from the town folk, has been ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Berwick | Stars: Les Tremayne, Forrest Lewis, John Harmon, Frank Arvidson

Votes: 557

6. Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Anne Heywood, Mylène Demongeot, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 360

7. The White Warrior (1959)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giorgia Moll, Scilla Gabel, Renato Baldini

Votes: 229

the white warrior

8. As the Sea Rages (1959)

74 min | Drama

After five years of war, Clements, a professional seaman, has no ambitions other than to live in peace and carry out his activity. Having settled down in the archipelago of the Aegean Sea, ... See full summary »

Director: Horst Hächler | Stars: Maria Schell, Cliff Robertson, Cameron Mitchell, Peter Carsten

Votes: 17

9. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A group of gold thieves pull of a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible, spider-like monster.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo

Votes: 1,350

10. Bobbikins (1959)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

Parents Shirley Jones and Max Bygraves portray parents of the title character, an infant who talks like an adult.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Shirley Jones, Max Bygraves, Billie Whitelaw, Barbara Shelley

Votes: 122

11. The Bridge (1959)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 6,369

12. The Captain's Table (1959)

90 min | Comedy

A ship's captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although he is a thoroughly competent sailor ready to take charge of such a ship, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, Donald Sinden, Nadia Gray

Votes: 318

13. Four Desperate Men (1959)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Aldo Ray, Heather Sears, Neil McCallum, Victor Maddern

Votes: 145

14. Goliath and the Barbarians (1959)

86 min | Adventure

When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them.

Director: Carlo Campogalliani | Stars: Steve Reeves, Chelo Alonso, Bruce Cabot, Giulia Rubini

Votes: 233

15. Hannibal (1959)

103 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

During the Second Punic War in 218 BC, Carthaginian general Hannibal attacks the Roman Republic by crossing the Pyrenees and the Alps with his vast army.

Directors: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Gam, Milly Vitale

Votes: 610

16. Hercules Unchained (1959)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Directors: Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini, Patrizia Della Rovere

Votes: 1,762 | Gross: $5.45M

Hercules Unchained

17. Herod the Great (1959)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

Herod, King of Judea, is made a prisoner by the Romans. Convinced the King is dead, his faithful lieutenant, Aaron, is nevertheless unable to keep his promise to kill the Queen if something untoward happened to the King. He leads the young woman out into the desert. Herod's pleas to Augustus are successful and he returns to his palace. His son, Antipater, informs Herod that Aaron has betrayed him.

Director: Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Sylvia Lopez, Massimo Girotti, Sandra Milo

Votes: 157

18. Jack the Ripper (1959)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A serial killer is murdering women in the Whitechapel district of London. An American policeman is brought in to help Scotland Yard solve the case.

Directors: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman | Stars: Lee Patterson, Eddie Byrne, Betty McDowall, Ewen Solon

Votes: 566

19. Jet Over the Atlantic (1959)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assorted people board a plane with a fire bomb in its luggage hold.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey

Votes: 122

20. The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

A demobilized centurion returns home to Pompeii to find his father murdered by a gang of black-hooded Christian robbers that terrorizes the city and he decides to investigate the matter while the nearby volcano threatens to erupt.

Director: Mario Bonnard | Stars: Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey, Barbara Carroll

Votes: 931

21. Our Man in Havana (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an Agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 4,319

22. Please Turn Over (1959)

87 min | Comedy

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 169

24. The Purple Gang (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

The story of the infamous Purple Gang, a ring of bootleggers, hijackers and killers in 1920s' Detroit.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Robert Blake, Elaine Edwards, Marc Cavell

Votes: 133

25. Shadows (1958)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 9,086

26. SOS Pacific (1959)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot, the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, John Gregson, Eva Bartok

Votes: 240

27. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)

80 min | Action, Adventure, History

In the 1830s, a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson, Andrew Cruickshank, George Pastell

Votes: 717

28. Three Murderesses (1959)

95 min | Comedy

Julien turns up at one of his former girlfriends' wedding ;she marries an "old man" (32).But the newly wed Agathe does not want to give the hunk up .

Director: Michel Boisrond | Stars: Alain Delon, Mylène Demongeot, Pascale Petit, Jacqueline Sassard

Votes: 167

29. Vice Raid (1959)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama

The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She does as she is told but then the gangsters make a mistake.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan, Brad Dexter, Barry Atwater

Votes: 230

30. The Wasp Woman (1959)

Not Rated | 63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist develops a youth formula for a cosmetics queen from jelly taken from queen wasps, failing to anticipate the typical horrible side effects.

Directors: Roger Corman, Jack Hill | Stars: Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, William Roerick

Votes: 3,418

31. The Accomplices (1959)

93 min | Thriller, Crime

Marco, an impoverished engineering student, hides his wealthy friend Andre at his apartment in a fake kidnaping plot to obtain money from Andre's father, a furniture manufacturer. While the... See full synopsis »

Director: Gianni Vernuccio | Stars: Sandro Pizzochero, Annabella Incontrera, Jeanine Falconi

Votes: 5

the accomplices

32. Al Capone (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chicago crime boss Al Capone during the Prohibition era.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

Votes: 1,290

33. Alias Jesse James (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Outlaw T.J. "Jesse" James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth, who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott

Votes: 1,094

34. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,570

35. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Not Rated | 161 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

95 Metascore

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 54,252 | Gross: $11.90M

36. The Angry Hills (1959)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Thriller

In 1941, Greek resistance entrusts an American journalist with a Greek double-agent secret list that must reach London and must not fall into Nazi hands.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Stanley Baker, Elisabeth Müller, Gia Scala

Votes: 803

37. The Angry Red Planet (1959)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip.

Director: Ib Melchior | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Nora Hayden, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 2,583

38. Ask Any Girl (1959)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

Sales girl falls for the younger of a company run by two brothers. The elder falls for her but plans to help her get his brother because he doesn't know he's in love.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Gig Young, Rod Taylor

Votes: 644

39. The Atomic Submarine (1959)

Not Rated | 72 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway

Votes: 1,162

40. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

Votes: 3,546

41. Babette Goes to War (1959)

106 min | Comedy, War

Comedy about a naive French country girl in London who helps the war effort by parachuting into German-occupied France to help kidnap an important German general. She bungles through to a heroic finish of plot and counter-plot.

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Charrier, Ronald Howard, Michael Cramer

Votes: 299

42. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 8,678

43. The Bandit of Zhobe (1959)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure

In India, the 19th century, the rebellious Mature fought the English.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Victor Mature, Anne Aubrey, Anthony Newley, Norman Wooland

Votes: 101

44. The Bat (1959)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A crazed killer known as "The Bat" is on the loose in a mansion full of people.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton

Votes: 3,662

46. Battle in Outer Space (1959)

90 min | Sci-Fi

The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda

Votes: 918

47. Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 325

48. The Beat Generation (1959)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller