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, clever, serious, suspense, captivating and unusual plot structure films and TV shows about / with death, murder, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, violence, flashback, dialogue, vengeance and justice plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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year 1959 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1959: Ford v. Ferrari (2019), Enid Is Sleeping (1990), Watchmen (2009), The Producers (2005), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Closer to the Moon (2014), On the Basis of Sex (2018), Francofonia (2015), Cold War (2018), A Brighter Summer Day (1991).

List of year 1959 movies

 8.1
 240K
Ford v. Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, inspirational, realistic, based on true events
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, racing, rise to the top, race, talented, car, cars, automobile racing, male friendship, male bonding, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1959, year 1966
Place: france, italy
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Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, exploding car, police officer, gunfight, best friends, injustice, deadly, couples, dishonesty, human nature, investigation, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s, 50s, year 1959
Place: new mexico
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 7.6
 489K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, superhero, parallel world, conspiracy, anti heroes, save the world, neo noir, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, moral dilemma, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1985, year 1940 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, russia, vietnam, new york ...
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 6.3
 40K
The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, light ...
Plot: transvestism, showbiz, audition, theater, farce, cons and scams, broadway, sex maniac, dishonesty, accountant, odd couple, secretary ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, buenos aires argentina, sweden, poland ...
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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, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: surveillance, hotel, danger, criminal, disorder, ruse, motel, violence, hippie, neo noir, society, dark secret ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1959, 50s ...
Place: washington d.c., california, nevada
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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: realistic, sincere, stylized, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: bank robbery, heist, crime gone awry, deadly, money, secret, deception, military, distopia, society, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959, year 1964 ...
Place: romania, ussr, soviet union
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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, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953, year 1959, year 1954 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
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On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
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: clever, surprise ending, inspirational, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, equality, human rights, husband wife relationship, marriage, female protagonist, courtroom, u.s. constitution, teacher, lecture ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: usa, denver colorado, new york
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 6.7
 3K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, art, museum, painting, art museum, war, world, nazi occupied france, evacuation, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1944, year 1940, year 1978 ...
Place: paris france, russia, vichy, germany, france ...
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 7.6
 45K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, 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.
Style: sad, romantic, melancholic, tragic ending
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, communism, folk music, suicide, song, folklore, prison, defector ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1954 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin east germany, yugoslavia, east berlin, 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: realistic, serious, touching, clever, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage boy, baseball bat, teenage love, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, 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, disobeying orders, car damage, siren, gunshot wound, french soldier, firearm, train ride, driving in the rain, straw, french foreign legion ...
Time: year 1959, 1960s, year 1961, 60s
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 6.5
 5K
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.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: political, politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, assassination, civil rights, vice president, u.s. congress, president, society, debate, baby boy ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, wyoming, west virginia, georgia ...
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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: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, womanizer, coming of age, obsession, youth, romance, destructive relationship, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1963, year 1951, 50s, 60s ...
Place: hungary, canada, montreal quebec canada, budapest, montreal ...
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 6.5
 11K
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.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: shopkeeper, small town, storekeeper, literature, narrow mindedness, widow, bookstore, society, rivalry, school, little girl, red dress ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: germany
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 6.3
 12K
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.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, ironic, captivating, feminist film
Plot: lesbian interest, female lawyer, loneliness, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, school, teacher, old man ...
Time: year 1918, year 1975, year 1959, year 1966, 2010s
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, writers
Time: year 2005, year 1968, year 1959, year 1976
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 7.3
 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: feel good, captivating, sentimental, light, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, romance, high school life, teenage love, friends, coming of age, youth, singing, dance contest, opposites attract, teen romance, live broadcast ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: usa
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 8.1
 354K
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, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, youth, loyalty, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
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 4.3
 98K
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: dark humor, funny, not serious, toilet humor, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, hollywood, internet, escapades, teenage life, nothing goes right, buddies, lifestyle, social satire, stupidity, dishonesty, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
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 6.7
 197
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 sentence, bloody hand, narration from the grave, bible quote, male masturbation, locked in a room, guillotine, sex with a priest, lock of hair, braille, motorcycle accident, confession booth ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 1950s
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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: prostitute, school, working class, immigrants, family life, small town life, single parent, small town, politics, bittersweet, idealism, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1963, year 1961, year 1958 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
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 6.8
 71K
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: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship, hollywood ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, who done it, uncover truth, betrayal, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, 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: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, family problems, love and romance, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: nashville tennessee, virginia, west virginia
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 7.7
 136K
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, rags to riches ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, los angeles, san francisco, harlem ...
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 6.7
 9K
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, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, year 1975, 50s ...
Place: usa, italy, florence, europe, 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: suspenseful, not serious, macabre, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: parasite, alien, axe, zombie, survival, monster, violence, teenager, undead, police, college, experiment ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1986, 1950s ...
Place: california
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 7.9
 23K
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, gloomy, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, confession, hanging, execution, friendship, death sentence, drifter, on the run, death row, interrogation, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959, 60s ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, las vegas, iowa ...
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The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, odd couple, age difference, french, art, frustration, stage, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, london ...
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