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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Bucket of Blood (1959)

A Bucket of Blood (1959)

A Bucket of Blood (1959)
IMDb: 6.7
66 min

Nerdy Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), a maladroit busboy at a beatnik café who doesn’t fit in with the cool scene around him, attempts to woo his beautiful co-worker, Carla (Barboura...

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
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Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)
IMDb: 8.1
222 min

In 25 AD,Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is...

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
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The Giant Behemoth (1959)

The Giant Behemoth (1959)

The Giant Behemoth (1959)
IMDb: 5.7
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.

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Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
IMDb: 8.2
89 min

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...

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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

The Angry Red Planet (1959)

The Angry Red Planet (1959)
IMDb: 5.3
83 min

The first manned flight to Mars returns after having been out of communications since it had arrived on Mars. What would it reveal?

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The Alligator People (1959)

The Alligator People (1959)

The Alligator People (1959)
IMDb: 5.6
74 min

Under therapeutic hypnosis, a seemingly well-adjusted young woman tells a fantastic story, verified by lie detector, of her forgotten marriage to a man who disappeared on the day of their...

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No Name on the Bullet (1959)

No Name on the Bullet (1959)

No Name on the Bullet (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
77 min

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...

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House on Haunted Hill (1959)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)
IMDb: 6.8
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...

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Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
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The Chaplin Revue (1959)

The Chaplin Revue (1959)

The Chaplin Revue (1959)
IMDb: 7.7
119 min

Three Chaplin silent comedies “A Dog’s Life”, “Shoulder Arms”, and “The Pilgrim” are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small...

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Genre: Comedy
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Shadows (1959)

Shadows (1959)

Shadows (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
87 min

John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia, a light- skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
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...

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Rawhide (1959)

Rawhide (1959)

Rawhide (1959)
IMDb: 8.0
60 min

Rawhide is an American Western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September...

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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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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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