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…

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…

On the Beach

On the Beach

On the Beach
IMDb: 7.3
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…

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth
IMDb: 7.1
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…

Genre: Drama, Romance
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…

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.

Genre: Action, Western
The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything
IMDb: 6.4
121 min

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

Genre: Drama, Romance
Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk
IMDb: 7.5
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.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
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…

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Genre: Horror
Face of the Frog

Face of the Frog

Face of the Frog
IMDb: 6.3
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…

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Genre: Crime, Thriller
I’m All Right Jack

I’m All Right Jack

I’m All Right Jack
IMDb: 7.3
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
Blue Denim

Blue Denim

Blue Denim
IMDb: 6.7
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…

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…

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.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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.

Genre: Crime
Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder
IMDb: 8.1
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…

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…

Genre: Thriller, Western
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…

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…

Genre: Drama
The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Man Who Could Cheat Death
IMDb: 6.4
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…

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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…

Genre: War, Western
Warlock

Warlock

Warlock
IMDb: 7.3
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…

Genre: Western
Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour
IMDb: 8.0
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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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.

Genre: Action, Drama, War
Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger
IMDb: 7.2
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…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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,…

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Genre: Drama
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 World of Apu

The World of Apu

The World of Apu
IMDb: 8.3
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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Genre: Drama
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,…

Genre: Drama, Romance
Compulsion (2013)

Compulsion (2013)

Compulsion (2013)
IMDb: 7.5
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…

Genre: Crime, Drama
The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury
IMDb: 6.4
110 min

Passions divide a declining Southern family.

Genre: Drama
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…

Genre: Comedy, Family
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.

Genre: Drama, History
Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot
IMDb: 8.3
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…

Genre: Comedy, Romance
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…

Genre: Western
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…

Genre: Horror, Mystery
Ride Lonesome

Ride Lonesome

Ride Lonesome
IMDb: 7.3
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,…

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,…

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
IMDb: 7.3
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…

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…

Genre: Comedy