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 weird, serious, captivating, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, storytelling, mentor, death, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, suspense, love and cigarette smoking 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: Grease (1978), Mad Love (2015), Hitchcock (2012), Obsession (1976), Elvis (2022), Heart and Souls (1993), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Cold War (2018), The Bookshop (2017), The Illusionist (2010).

List of year 1959 movies

Grease (1978)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, light ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage love, coming of age, makeover, dancing, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, teenager, cheerleader, love story ...
Time: year 1959, 50s, 80s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: california, australia, los angeles, usa
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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. ...
Style: psychological, touching, suspenseful, rough, unusual plot structure
Plot: pregnant teenager, priest, unwanted pregnancy, murder, fall in love, death, little girl, execution, decapitation, rape, snow, confession ...
Time: year 1959, 50s
Place: france
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, 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: tricky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suspense, showbiz, obsession, hollywood, manipulation, secrets, investigation, twists and turns, couple relations, love and romance, talented, artists and showbiz ...
Time: year 1959, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1944 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, incestuous relationship, twists and turns, chase, ransom, suspense, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, disorder, doppelganger, missing person ...
Time: year 1959, year 1975, 20th century, 70s, 50s
Place: usa, new orleans, italy, europe, los angeles ...
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Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: bad ending, serious, harsh, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, student, uncover truth, death, missing person, investigation, natural disaster, hiking, escapades, ancient mystery, found footage, group of friends ...
Time: year 1959, 50s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
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Elvis (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: rock music, career, singer, fame, rise and fall, music, legend, male protagonist, manager, christmas, death of mother, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, year 1977, 60s, 50s, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, memphis, germany
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Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, light ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, angel, ghost, supernatural, fear of commitment, friendship, love, happy ending, life philosophy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imaginary friend, death ...
Time: 80s, 50s, year 1959, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: san francisco
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. A young ...
Style: exciting, neo noir, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: suspense, hotel, psychopath, survival, motel, surveillance, dishonesty, criminal, kidnapping, dark secret, ruse, death ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, year 1959, 50s
Place: california, nevada, washington d.c.
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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, light, exciting, serious, anime ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, justice league, heroes, monster, batman, superman character, heroic mission, master villain, cold war, cartoon violence, journalist, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, tokyo, washington d.c.
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Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: romantic, sad, thought provoking, art film, tragic ending ...
Plot: cold war, musician, audition, love, female singer, loveless marriage, communism, love story, suicide, tragic love, jazz, folklore ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1964, year 1949, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, poland, east berlin, former yugoslavia, eastern europe ...
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The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
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.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, tense, art house ...
Plot: small town, literature, bookstore, narrow mindedness, widow, independent woman, storekeeper, platonic relationship, death, society, writers, women ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: germany
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The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
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: emotional, stylized, touching, unusual plot structure, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, art, magic, friendship, magician, coming of age, mentor, imagination, transformation, character study, life philosophy, theater ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: england, scotland, paris france, france, scottish highlands ...
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Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: neo noir, intense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, murder, showbiz, hollywood, fame, uncover truth, starlet, cover up, actor's life, dishonesty, death, gangsters ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, food, christmas, diner, gambling debt, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, couples, twentysomething life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 20th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, new jersey
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: intellectual, captivating, dark, dramatic, talky ...
Plot: writers, prison, loneliness, literature, journalism, murder, murderer, manipulation, eccentricity, investigation, friendship, lgbt ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1959
Place: kansas, usa, new york, spain, brooklyn new york city ...
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Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: sexy, melancholic, scenic, dramatic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: writers, suspense, sex, female writer, police investigation, poetry, sexualized violence, ethnic conflict, corruption, murder, fantasy world, guilty pleasure ...
Time: 80s, year 1959, year 1981, 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, malibu california, connecticut
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, enigmatic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suspense, obsession, serial killer, manipulation, psychopath, murder, sociopath, gay, murder mystery, envy, homosexuality, lgbt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1958
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, mediterranean sea, france ...
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Lord of the Ants (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on true events of the late 60s in Italy, poet, playwright and myrmecologist Aldo Braibanti is prosecuted and sentenced to prison for the love he shares with his barely-of-age pupil and friend, Ettore. Amidst a chorus of voices of accusers, ...
Style: gay cinema
Plot: gay, poet, playwright, lgbt, gay subtext, carabinieri, ant, gay hustler, male prostitute, older man younger man relationship, legal, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1968, year 1959, year 1965
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A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, human spirit, hopes, youth, orphan, medical, psychiatry, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1959
Place: usa, new jersey
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Luca (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, two young boys experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another ...
Style: funny, captivating, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, water, coming of age, ocean, sea voyage, disguise, seaside town, friends, disney, monster, sea adventure, sea ...
Time: future, year 1959, 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, europe, riviera, mediterranean sea
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Three Christs (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dr. Alan Stone breaks new ground for treatment of the mentally ill through an experiment on three paranoid schizophrenic patients who believe they are Jesus Christ.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, escapades, tragedy, society, mentally unstable, doctor, religious, religion, psychotherapist, mental patient, nightclub ...
Time: year 1959
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Respect (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Style: captivating, uplifting, factual, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: blues, showbiz, celebrity, african american, musician's life, fame, rising to stardom, racial issues, fight for justice, black history, cult figure, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1966, year 1963, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, paris france, detroit, atlanta georgia, amsterdam ...
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Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, divorce, lesbian love, self discovery, gender, gay, coming out, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, lgbtq, desert ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: nevada, san francisco, usa
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, disaster, catastrophe, supernatural, suspense, prophecy, foreknowledge, code, alien, professor, scientist ...
Time: future, september 11 2001, year 2009, 20th century, year 1959 ...
Place: massachusetts, new york, usa, boston
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The Secrets We Keep (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In post-World War II America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, suspense, concentration camp, husband wife relationship, captive, gypsy, war crime, vengeance, rape, revenge, murder, tragic past ...
Time: post world war two, year 1959, year 1946
Place: romania, bucharest, virginia, colorado, europe ...
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Ladies in Black (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, light, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, department store, career, rise to the top, happy ending, women, woman, workplace, love, post war, opportunity, female nudity ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: sydney australia, australia
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Det mest f?rbjudna (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Freely adapted from the novel by Swedish writer Kerstin Thorvall.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, family life, marital problem, mental patient, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, relationship problems, family relations, relationship vs career, lifestyle, mental illness ...
Time: year 1976, year 2005, year 1959, year 1968
Place: sweden
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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: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, musician, african american, addiction, music, musician's life, blindness, pianist, heroin, blind character, disability, drugs ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, california, georgia, usa, los angeles ...
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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: slasher, scary, atmospheric, not serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, zombie, monster, college, supernatural, macabre, parasite, teenager, cult, survival, alien invasion, creature feature ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1959
Place: california
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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, bleak, neo noir, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, killer, death sentence, death row, suspense, lawyer, justice, investigation, murder of family, court, violent ...
Time: 50s, year 1965, 20th century, 60s, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, las vegas, midwest, texas ...
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