1959

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
IMDb: 8.1
212 min

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and Sheba
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 his successor, but David\'s elder son Prince Adonijah, a warrior, declares himself King. When David learns of this, he publicly announces Solomon to be his successor. Adonijah and Joab, his general, withdraw in rage. Israel prospers under King Solomon\'s wise and benevolent rule and is seen as a threat to more tyrannical monarchs in the region. The Pharaoh of Egypt agrees to cede a Red Sea port to the Queen of Sheba in a plot to undermine Solomon\'s rule. Sheba is to seduce Solomon and introduce Sheban pagan worship into Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Prince Adonijah, now banished, also conspires with Pharaoh and is given an army to defeat Solomon. The film is a highly fictionalized dramatization of events depicted in The Bible -- First Kings chapter 10 and Second Chronicles chapter 9.

On the Beach

On the Beach

On the Beach
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 of his wife and children in the holocaust, American Captain Towers meets careworn but gorgeous Moira Davidson, who begins to fall for him. The sub returns after reconnaissance a month (or less) before the end; will Towers and Moira find comfort with each other?

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth
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.

Never So Few

Never So Few

Never So Few
IMDb: 5.9
125 min

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

Genre: Action, Drama, War
Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

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

Beloved Infidel

Beloved Infidel

Beloved Infidel
IMDb: 6.1
123 min

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.

Yellowstone Kelly

Yellowstone Kelly

Yellowstone Kelly
IMDb: 6.6
91 min

A fur-trapper named Kelly, who once saved the life of a Sioux chief, is allowed to set his traps in Sioux territory during the late 1870s. Reluctantly he takes on a tenderfoot assistant named Anse and together they give shelter to a runaway Arapaho woman. Tensions develop when Anse falls in love with this woman and when the Sioux chief arrives with his warriors to re-claim her.

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier
IMDb: 8.2
89

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely girl named Shura. In his tour of a country devastated by war, he struggles to keep hope alive.

The Wasp Woman

The Wasp Woman

The Wasp Woman
IMDb: 4.7
61 min

A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps. She fails to anticipate the typical hoary side effects.

The Bridge

The Bridge

The Bridge
IMDb: 8.0
103 min

A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the \"blood and honor\" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Jayhawkers!

The Jayhawkers!

The Jayhawkers!
IMDb: 6.4
100 min

Before the U.S. Civil War rebel leader Luke Darcy sees himself as leader of a new independent Republic of Kansas but the military governor sends an ex-raider to capture Darcy.

The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything
IMDb: 6.5
121 min

An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk
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.

Fires on the Plain

Fires on the Plain

Fires on the Plain
IMDb: 8.0
108

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

Genre: Best War, Drama, War
The Mummy

The Mummy

The Mummy
IMDb: 6.8
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 the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel, wife of one of the explorers, resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate.

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The Great War

The Great War

The Great War
IMDb: 8.2
137

Italy, 1916. Oreste Jacovacci and Giovanni Busacca are called, as all the Italian youths, to serve the army in the WWI. They both try in every way to avoid serving the army.

Face of the Frog

Face of the Frog

Face of the Frog
IMDb: 6.4
89 min

Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by the frog icons painfully tatooed onto the forearms of his henchmen. The trail leads to the country manor of an enigmatic, steely-eyed nabob, whose repressed son has eyes for the artistes at the Lolita cabaret, and whose lovely daughter captures the fancy of both the American playboy and the villain himself. Murder, kidnapping and seduction ensue.

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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus
IMDb: 7.5
100

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 moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

I’m All Right Jack

I’m All Right Jack

I’m All Right Jack
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 bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power.

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Blue Denim

Blue Denim

Blue Denim
IMDb: 6.6
89 min

Two naive high-school students must deal with the unexpected consequences after a night of passion. Director Philip Dunne\'s 1959 film about teenage pregnancy stars Brandon de Wilde, Carol Lynley, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt, Warren Berlinger, William Schallert and Roberta Shore.

Genre: Drama
Ed Wood

Ed Wood

Ed Wood
IMDb: 4.0
79 min

In California, an old man grieves the loss of his wife and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay that was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquest Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb “Solobonite” that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens.

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

North by Northwest
IMDb: 8.3
136 min

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

The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation
IMDb: 5.6
95 min

A group of beatniks unwittingly harbor a serial rapist. A cop goes after him after his wife is attacked.

Don’t Give Up the Ship

Don’t Give Up the Ship

Don’t Give Up the Ship
IMDb: 6.5
89 min

The Navy expects a veteran (Jerry Lewis) to pay for the ship he commanded, as they have no record of its return.

Genre: Comedy
Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder
IMDb: 8.0
160 min

The film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hard-headed big city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife.

Genre: Best Mystery
Day of the Outlaw

Day of the Outlaw

Day of the Outlaw
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 diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Darby O’Gill And The Little People

Darby O’Gill And The Little People

Darby O’Gill And The Little People
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 of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O\'Gill is desperately seeking the proverbial pot of gold. There\'s just one tiny thing standing in his way: a 21-inch leprechaun named King Brian. In order to get the gold, Darby must match his wits against the shrewd little trickster -- which proves no small task, indeed! Fall under the spell of DARBY O\'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE for a fun-filled evening of magic, mirth, and nonstop shenanigans!

The Nun’s Story

The Nun’s Story

The Nun’s Story
IMDb: 7.6
149 min

Gabrielle Van Der Mal gave up everything to become a nun. But her faith and her vows are forever being tested: first in the missionary Congo hospital where she assists the brilliant and handsome Dr. Fortunati and then at the mother house in France when World War II has broken out and the nuns are forbidden by the order to take sides.

Genre: Drama
The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Man Who Could Cheat Death
IMDb: 6.3
83 min

Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims. Bonner looks about 40; he\'s really 104 years old. But people are starting to get suspicious, and he may not make 200.

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The Horse Soldiers

The Horse Soldiers

The Horse Soldiers
IMDb: 7.2
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 and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence.

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour
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. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple -- lovers turned friends -- recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.

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Warlock

Warlock

Warlock
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 Clay Blaisedell as facto town marshal. He arrives along with his friend Tom Morgan and sets about restoring law and order on his own terms whilst also overseeing the establishment of a gambling house and saloon.

Genre: Western
Pork Chop Hill

Pork Chop Hill

Pork Chop Hill
IMDb: 7.1
97 min

American GI\'s must retake a barren hill in Korea that has been overrun by Red Chinese troops. The ensuing battle becomes a meat grinder for American and Chinese alike.

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger
IMDb: 7.0
98 min

A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.

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Genre: Drama
Good Morning

Good Morning

Good Morning
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 their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning color and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors’ new washing machine and unemployed husbands look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy refashions Ozu’s own silent classic I Was Born, But . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles
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 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows
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, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

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The Gunfight at Dodge City

The Gunfight at Dodge City

The Gunfight at Dodge City
IMDb: 6.2
81 min

Fleeing to Dodge City after killing a man in self defence Masterson finds his brother Ed (Harry Lauter) running for sheriff of the town. When Ed is killed by hired guns of the corrupt incumbent Bat is determined to settle the score with violence but he is convinced by the townspeople that the best way to avenge his brother\'s death is by taking Ed\'s place on the ballot. Bat agrees and wins the election but his new role on the right side of the law will lead him to unexpected confrontations as he finds himself torn between his loyalties to his friends and his duties as sheriff.

Genre: Action, Western
The World of Apu

The World of Apu

The World of Apu
IMDb: 8.5
117 min

Apu is a jobless ex-student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding....

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Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life
IMDb: 7.9
125 min

Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora\'s daughter, Suzie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora\'s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie\'s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.

Compulsion (2013)

Compulsion (2013)

Compulsion (2013)
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

Two close friends, arrogantly and without remorse, kidnap and murder a young boy. They are caught and put to trial where their larger-than-life defense lawyer blames the Establishment for their actions.

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury
IMDb: 6.3
110 min

Passions divide a declining Southern family.

The Shaggy Dog

The Shaggy Dog

The Shaggy Dog
IMDb: 6.5
104 min

Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery....

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot
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 all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Genre: Best Comedy
The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank
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.

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo
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 killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher\'s hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach.

Genre: Best Western
The Giant Behemoth

The Giant Behemoth

The Giant Behemoth
IMDb: 5.8
80 min

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean\'s ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur which threatens London.

House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill
IMDb: 6.9
75 min

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!

Ride Lonesome

Ride Lonesome

Ride Lonesome
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, where he saves the manager\'s wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely.

Genre: Action, Western
No Name on the Bullet

No Name on the Bullet

No Name on the Bullet
IMDb: 7.3
77 min

Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant is in town for them. While they wait for him to make his move, paranoia starts taking over... Written by Ken Yousten John Gant, hired assassin rides into town. No one is sure of the identity of his intended victim. Townsfolk have shady pasts that make each one believe that John Gant is there to kill them. While each townsperson is falling apart from guilt, Gant is waiting in the hotel but is still given the blame for the shootings and the suicide of the Banker. Written by Carol Johnson

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
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 sleep that can only be awakened by true love\'s first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess\'s fate.

Genre: Best Disney
The Immoral Mr. Teas

The Immoral Mr. Teas

The Immoral Mr. Teas
IMDb: 4.7
63 min

Mr. Teas is a door to door salesman for dentists\' appliances. Everywhere he goes he encounters beautiful \"well-developed\" nude women, which of course stir his interest. The only sound in the film is the voice of a narrator and a very monotonic musical theme played on the clarinet or some similar instrument.

Genre: Comedy
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
IMDb: 8.5
206

A Japanese pacifist and socialist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.