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The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)
IMDb: 7.0
76 min

The ghost of a samurai’s wife takes revenge on her husband.

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Genre: Horror
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General Della Rovere (1959)

General Della Rovere (1959)

General Della Rovere (1959)
IMDb: 7.8
132 min

The Gestapo forces con man Victorio Bardone (Vittorio De Sica) to impersonate a dead partisan general in order to extract information from his fellow inmates.

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Genre: Drama, War
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The Wonderful Country (1959)

The Wonderful Country (1959)

The Wonderful Country (1959)
IMDb: 6.2
98 min

Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father’s murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman...

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Genre: Western
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Warlock (1959)

Warlock (1959)

Warlock (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

A band of murderous cowboys have imposed a reign of terror on the town of Warlock. When the sheriff humiliatingly run out of town the residents hire the services of...

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Genre: Western
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Floating Weeds (1959)

Floating Weeds (1959)

Floating Weeds (1959)
IMDb: 8.0
115 min

A troupe of travelling players arrive at a small seaport in the south of Japan. Komajuro Arashi, the aging master of the troupe, goes to visit his old flame Oyoshi...

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Genre: Drama
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Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot (1959)
IMDb: 8.2
122 min

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an...

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Solomon and Sheba (1959)

Solomon and Sheba (1959)

Solomon and Sheba (1959)
IMDb: 6.2
139 min

Under the rule of King David, Israel is united and prosperous although surrounded by enemies including Egypt and its allies. The aging King David favors his younger son, Solomon, as...

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Genre: History, Romance
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Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
75 min

A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep...

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Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo (1959)
IMDb: 8.0
141 min

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is...

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Genre: Western
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Ride Lonesome (1959)

Ride Lonesome (1959)

Ride Lonesome (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
73 min

A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post,...

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Genre: Action, Western
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Return of the Fly (1959)

Return of the Fly (1959)

Return of the Fly (1959)
IMDb: 5.8
80 min

Fifteen years after his father’s experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have...

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The 400 Blows (1959)

The 400 Blows (1959)

The 400 Blows (1959)
IMDb: 8.1
99 min

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene,...

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Genre: Drama
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Pillow Talk (1959)

Pillow Talk (1959)

Pillow Talk (1959)
IMDb: 7.4
102 min

A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
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Pickpocket (1959)

Pickpocket (1959)

Pickpocket (1959)
IMDb: 7.7
75 min

Michel takes up pickpocketing on a lark and is arrested soon after. His mother dies shortly after his release, and despite the objections of his only friend, Jacques, and his...

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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Black Orpheus (1959)

Black Orpheus (1959)

Black Orpheus (1959)
IMDb: 7.5
100 min

Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu’s vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between...

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Operation Petticoat (1959)

Operation Petticoat (1959)

Operation Petticoat (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

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On the Beach (1959)

On the Beach (1959)

On the Beach (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss...

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Good Morning (1959)

Good Morning (1959)

Good Morning (1959)
IMDb: 7.9
94 min

A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
IMDb: 7.4
96 min

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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The Nun’s Story (1959)

The Nun’s Story (1959)

The Nun’s Story (1959)
IMDb: 7.6
149 min

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.

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Genre: Drama
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North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest (1959)
IMDb: 8.3
136 min

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

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Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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Fires on the Plain (1959)

Fires on the Plain (1959)

Fires on the Plain (1959)
IMDb: 8.0
108 min

In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.

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Genre: Drama, War
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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
IMDb: 8.5
178 min

Kaji is sent to the Japanese army labeled Red and is mistreated by the vets. Along his assignment, Kaji witnesses cruelties in the army and revolts against the abusive treatment...

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Genre: Drama, History, War
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The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
IMDb: 8.5
206 min

During the Second World War, Japanese conscientious objector Kaji works as a supervisor in a Manchurian prison camp. He hopes to avoid duty as a soldier, but he also hopes...

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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Never So Few (1959)

Never So Few (1959)

Never So Few (1959)
IMDb: 5.9
125 min

A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.

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Genre: War
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The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)
IMDb: 6.7
86 min

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by...

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Genre: Horror
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Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
98 min

A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

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Genre: Western
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
IMDb: 7.0
132 min

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer’s trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth’s center.

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Invisible Invaders (1959)

Invisible Invaders (1959)

Invisible Invaders (1959)
IMDb: 5.0
67 min

Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate humanity...

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The Indian Tomb (1959)

The Indian Tomb (1959)

The Indian Tomb (1959)
IMDb: 6.7
97 min

Seetha and Harold Berger are rescued from the desert by a caravan and brought to a small village. However, the greedy owner of the house where they are lodged betrays...

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Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)
IMDb: 7.8
125 min

Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Susie,...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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I’m All Right Jack (1959)

I’m All Right Jack (1959)

I’m All Right Jack (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
105 min

Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the...

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Genre: Comedy
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
IMDb: 7.0
87 min

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

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The Horse Soldiers (1959)

The Horse Soldiers (1959)

The Horse Soldiers (1959)
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him...

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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
IMDb: 7.9
92 min

The deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave....

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First Man into Space (1959)

First Man into Space (1959)

First Man into Space (1959)
IMDb: 5.5
77 min

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

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The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
IMDb: 7.4
180 min

The true, harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

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Genre: Drama, History
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Two Men in Manhattan (1959)

Two Men in Manhattan (1959)

Two Men in Manhattan (1959)
IMDb: 6.7
84 min

Two French journalists become embroiled in a criminal plot in New York City involving a disappeared United Nations diplomat.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Day of the Outlaw (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
92 min

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...

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Genre: Thriller, Western
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Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)

Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)

Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
93 min

Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) — and you’ve got one of the most enchanting fantasies...

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