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1. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History, Romance
After becoming king of ancient Israel, Solomon faces threats coming from his jealous dispossessed brother Adonijah, the Egyptian Pharaoh and the scheming Queen of Sheba.
Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $12.20M
2. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A wily old codger matches wits with the King of the Leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
G | 129 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
Votes: 14,743 | Gross: $10.00M
4. Rio Bravo (1959)
Passed | 141 min | Action, Drama, Western
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Votes: 53,140 | Gross: $12.54M
5. Tiger of Bengal (1959)
101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Eschnapur, a local Maharajah and a German architect fall in-love with the same temple dancer.
6. The Indian Tomb (1959)
102 min | Adventure, Romance
A German architect runs away with the maharajah of Eschnapur's fiancee but is caught and thrown in the dungeon, while his relatives arrive from Europe looking for him and the maharajah's brother is scheming to usurp the throne.
7. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 209,327 | Gross: $74.70M
Cathy O Donnell
8. North by Northwest (1959)
Approved | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.
Votes: 283,766 | Gross: $13.28M
Eva Marie Saint
9. Pillow Talk (1959)
Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.
Votes: 14,700 | Gross: $18.75M
10. It Happened to Jane (1959)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy
Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
11. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Not Rated | 161 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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?
Votes: 56,267 | Gross: $11.90M
12. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery
A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.
13. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Approved | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Votes: 13,064 | Gross: $13.90M
14. Imitation of Life (1959)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Votes: 14,026 | Gross: $13.99M
15. On the Beach (1959)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
Votes: 11,384 | Gross: $11.00M
16. No Name on the Bullet (1959)
Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama, Romance
When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.
17. The Hanging Tree (1959)
Not Rated | 107 min | Western
Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realizing that he can exploit his secret.
18. Operation Petticoat (1959)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War
During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.
Votes: 11,828 | Gross: $23.30M
19. Ride Lonesome (1959)
Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Western
A bounty hunter escorts a killer to be tried for murder, but allows the man's outlaw brother to catch up with them to have a showdown over a previous shocking murder.
20. Operation Bullshine (1959)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Romance, War
The fun starts when a group of A.T.S. girls are posted to a light ack-ack command post on a remote part of the English coast.
21. 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.
22. Yellowstone Kelly (1959)
Approved | 91 min | Western
In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.
23. The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War
In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.
24. The Nun's Story (1959)
Not Rated | 149 min | Drama
After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.
Votes: 8,879 | Gross: $12.80M
25. Warlock (1959)
Passed | 121 min | Drama, Western
A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang's rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods.
Votes: 5,117 | Gross: $3.71M
26. The Man Who Understood Women (1959)
105 min | Comedy
Willie Bauche, a Hollywood producer, becomes so obsessed with turning his wife, Ann Garantier, into the sexiest star in Hollywood that he neglects her real needs. Feeling lonely and tired ... See full summary »
27. A Summer Place (1959)
Approved | 130 min | Drama, Romance
A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.
28. North West Frontier (1959)
Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama
In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.
29. 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 »
30. Beloved Infidel (1959)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
31. Picnic on the Grass (1959)
91 min | Comedy, Romance
Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (... See full summary »
32. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
Unrated | 93 min | Horror
A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes.
33. The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)
Approved | 81 min | Western
After his brother the sheriff is murdered, Bat Masterson is elected to the job and is determined to find the killer and make Dodge City safe.
34. Thunder in the Sun (1959)
Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, History
1850 adventure story of the Basque immigrants on their way to California, their struggle with the Indians, and the development of a complicated love triangle.
35. 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.
36. She Walks by Night (1959)
101 min | Biography, Drama
Inspired by the life and death of Rosemarie Nitribitt, a famous German call girl whose death caused a large scandal in the press.
37. Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)
106 min | Drama, Romance
Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »
38. Career (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?
39. The Beat Generation (1959)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.
Mamie Van Doren
40. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
Not Rated | 92 min | Western
Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.
41. Way of the Wicked (1959)
98 min | Drama
A man falls in love with Lina , a hot girl with a racy past who creates a sensation among the workers.
42. 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.
43. The Wonderful Country (1959)
Approved | 98 min | Romance, Western
A honorable drifter constantly on the run finds his enemies closing in around him.
44. Meet Peter Voss (1959)
105 min | Comedy, Crime
Peter Voss is once again on a mission to help a good friend. He is to find eight stolen Ming figures of inestimable value.
45. Watusi (1959)
Approved | 85 min | Adventure
Alan Quartermain's son comes to Africa to find the treasure his father was unable to bring home.
46. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)
98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance