Year 1959 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1959 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, stylized, sentimental and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with death, storytelling, husband wife relationship, mentor, dialogue, drinking, catastrophe, adaptation, murder and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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year 1959 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1959: Closer to the Moon (2014), On the Basis of Sex (2018), Francofonia (2015), Cold War (2018), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), The Unvanquished (1964), LBJ (2016), In Praise of Older Women (1978), The Bookshop (2017), Certain Women (2016).

List of year 1959 movies

Closer to the Moon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, USA, Italy, Poland, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
Style: sincere, bleak, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: heist, crime and punishment, love triangle, impossible love, society, death row, confined, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1964, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: romania, soviet union, ussr
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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, surprise ending, comic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, cold war, monster, secret identity, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, pilot, danger, innocence lost, master villain ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, tokyo
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On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: supreme court, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, 15 year old, female lawyer, street life, charades, mother daughter relationship, teacher, doctor, lecture ...
Time: 1950s, year 1959, year 1970
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 6.6
 2K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, painting, art museum, art, louvre, museum, world, war, statue, tour, brotherhood ...
Time: 12th century, year 1940, year 1942, year 1944, year 1972 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, france, russia, paris france, germany ...
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 7.7
 31K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Plot: love, cold war, tragic love, iron curtain, choir, audition, cigarette smoking, song, kiss, marriage, dancing, piano ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, year 1959, year 1964, year 1949 ...
Place: poland, paris france, east berlin east germany, yugoslavia, warsaw poland
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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage love, baseball bat, romance, juvenile delinquency, crimes, love and romance, society, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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The Unvanquished (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this drama that alludes to the Algerian War with France of the 1960s, Thomas is a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who is on the run from authorities. He helps damsel in distress Dominique, who has been taken hostage by a group of ...
Style: french noir
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, hotel, french foreign legion, deserter, female lawyer, cuckold, roadblock, heat, treason, held captive, wound ...
Time: 1960s, year 1959, year 1961
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 6.5
 4K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Plot: racism, u.s. president, urination, memory, dream, oval office, tv news, black american, american south, ranch, letter, flash forward ...
Time: year 1965, year 1960, year 1959, year 1964, year 1968 ...
Place: wyoming, dallas texas, west virginia, georgia, texas ...
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In Praise of Older Women (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a married women in her thirties, who tutors him in the lessons ...
Style: sexual, serious, erotic, realistic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, obsession, strong sexual content, political unrest, couples, society, teaching the ways of the world, destructive relationship, womanizer, youth, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, year 1959, year 1963
Place: hungary, canada, budapest, montreal quebec canada
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 6.5
 7K
The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Plot: shopkeeper, small town, fire, dress, death, little girl, school, classroom, red dress, postcard, widow, beach ...
Time: 1950s, year 1959
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 6.3
 10K
Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Plot: lesbian interest, flirting, loneliness, affair, dysfunctional relationship, hay, seat belt, broken arm, police, undressing, employer employee relationship, american flag ...
Time: year 1975, year 1918, 2010s, year 1959, year 1966
Place: montana
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Det mest f?rbjudna (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Freely adapted from the novel by Swedish writer Kerstin Thorvall.
Plot: female sexuality
Time: year 1968, year 2005, year 1959, year 1976
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 7.4
 8K
Grease Live! (2016)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.
Style: sentimental, feel good, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: romance, opposites attract, high school life, dancing, oldies, fall in love, wooing, couples, teenage life, battle of the sexes, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: usa
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 8.1
 330K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, coming of age, child abuse, loyalty, grief, innocence lost, railroad track, campfire story, small town, friends, human relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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 4.3
 91K
Movie 43 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled "The Pitch", in which Charlie Wessler, a mad screenwriter, is attempting to pitch a script to film executive Griffin Schraeder. After revealing ...
Style: gross out humor, not serious, satirical, absurd, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, hollywood, stupidity, escapades, dishonesty, teenage life, buddies, superhero, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa
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 6.9
 183
Mad Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well! Admired priest, great lover - his earthly paradise seemed to have no end. ...
Plot: death, rape, female full frontal nudity, rain, motorcycle, unwanted pregnancy, illness, catholic priest, accident, bicycle, pubic hair, murder ...
Time: 1950s, year 1959
Place: france
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The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, school, prostitute, siblings relations, immigrants, family in crisis, idealism, social differences, society, human nature, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 50s, year 1961, year 1958, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
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 6.8
 68K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, showbiz, director, talented, couple relations, love and romance, wife husband relationship, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, california
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Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, sexual ...
Plot: private detective, murder, neo noir, adultery, divorce, hotel room, manipulations, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, femme fatale ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: brighton, england, europe
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 7.1
 4K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, macabre ...
Plot: ambition, country music, fame, love and romance, performer's life, air disaster, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, couple relations, desire for fame, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1961 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia
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 7.7
 126K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, pianist, overdose, rags to riches, disability, addiction, cocaine, businessman, civil rights, mistress ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, houston texas, rome italy ...
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 6.8
 8K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, mistaken identity, incest, chase, couples, disorder, dishonesty, couple relations, family relations, lookalikes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 1950s, year 1975
Place: italy, usa, los angeles, europe, florence ...
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Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: scary, not serious, humorous, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher killer, alien, monster, zombie, serial killer, violence, survival, axe, college, sorority, police, murder ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1986, 1950s ...
Place: california
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 22K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, confession, on the run, interrogation, gas station, execution, hanging, death row, friendship, farmer, true crime, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, missouri, alaska ...
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The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, french, stage, magician, loneliness, friendship, coming of age, odd couple, friends, artists and showbiz, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s
Place: england, france, scotland, paris france, scottish highlands ...
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 7.0
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, poet, vietnam war, african american, ambition, musician's life, fame, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, england, woodstock ...
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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Style: clever, surreal, witty, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: suicide, corruption, newspaper, success, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, journalism, letter, secretary, fighting the system, industry, toy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 31K
Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: stylized, talky, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: investigation, suicide, murder, private detective, hollywood, fame, loss of son, loss of loved one, neo noir, lesbian, jealousy, mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.1
 7K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: gambling, politics, love triangle, revolution, gambler, romance, gangsters, political unrest, dishonesty, fall in love, cons and scams, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, australia, caribbean
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 7.2
 207K
Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, makeover, graduation, coming of age, first love, jealousy, street gang, gossip, school dance, romance, car race ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: california, usa, australia
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