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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.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $12.20M

Gina Lollobrigida

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.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Votes: 6,611

Janet Munroe

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.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Votes: 14,743 | Gross: $10.00M

Arlene Dahl

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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 53,140 | Gross: $12.54M

Angie Dickinson

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.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm

Votes: 2,225

Debra Paget

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.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm

Votes: 2,031

Debra Paget

7. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

90 Metascore

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 209,327 | Gross: $74.70M

Cathy O Donnell

8. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

98 Metascore

A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

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.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 14,700 | Gross: $18.75M

Doris Day

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".

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest

Votes: 2,243

Doris Day

11. 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: 56,267 | Gross: $11.90M

Lee Remick

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.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal

Votes: 21,553

Vincent Price

13. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 13,064 | Gross: $13.90M

Katharine Hepburn

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.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 14,026 | Gross: $13.99M

Sandra Dee

15. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,384 | Gross: $11.00M

Gregory Peck

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.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey

Votes: 1,936

Audie Murphy

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.

Directors: Delmer Daves, Karl Malden, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, George C. Scott

Votes: 3,394

Gary Cooper

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.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill

Votes: 11,828 | Gross: $23.30M

Madlyn Rhue

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.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

Votes: 4,250

Karen Steele

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.

Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Donald Sinden, Barbara Murray, Carole Lesley, Ronald Shiner

Votes: 94

Joan Rice

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.

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

Votes: 1,158

Gloria Talbott

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.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton

Votes: 899

Andra Martin

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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 8,815

Constance Towers

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.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 8,879 | Gross: $12.80M

Audrey Hepburn

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.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 5,117 | Gross: $3.71M

Dorothy Malone

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 »

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Leslie Caron, Henry Fonda, Cesare Danova, Myron McCormick

Votes: 134

Leslie Caron

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.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,758

Sandra Dee

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.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,113

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 »

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

Votes: 336

Nadia Gray

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.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert, Philip Ober

Votes: 892

Deborah Kerr

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 »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Paul Meurisse, Charles Blavette, André Brunot, Régine Blaess

Votes: 916

Catherine Rouvel

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.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow, Shirley Anne Field

Votes: 1,106

Dorinda Stevens

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.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Nancy Gates

Votes: 692

Julie Adams

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.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 324

Susan Hayward

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.

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

Votes: 821

Elisabeth Müller

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.

Directors: Rudolf Jugert, Hugo Grimaldi | Stars: Belinda Lee, Walter Rilla, Karl Lieffen, Claus Wilcke

Votes: 35

Belinda Lee

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 »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Madeleine Lambert

Votes: 1,168

Annette Stroyberg

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?

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Dean Martin, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley MacLaine, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 515

Shirley MacLaine

39. The Beat Generation (1959)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Fay Spain

Votes: 289

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.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal

Votes: 2,785

Tina Louise

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.

Director: Luis Saslavsky | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Dany Carrel, Maurice Ronet, Belinda Lee

Votes: 45

Belinda Lee

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.

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

Votes: 674

Shirley MacLaine

43. The Wonderful Country (1959)

Approved | 98 min | Romance, Western

A honorable drifter constantly on the run finds his enemies closing in around him.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill, Albert Dekker

Votes: 1,404

Julie London

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.

Director: Georg Marischka | Stars: O.W. Fischer, Linda Christian, Walter Giller, Peter Vogel

Votes: 37

Helga Sommerfeld

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.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: George Montgomery, Taina Elg, David Farrar, Rex Ingram

Votes: 270

Taina Elg

46. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance