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, stylized, melancholic, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, storytelling, death, redemption, cigarette smoking, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, drinking, life philosophy and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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year 1959 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1959: Hi-de-Hi! (1980), Populaire (2012), Ford v. Ferrari (2019), Enid Is Sleeping (1990), Watchmen (2009), The Producers (2005), On the Basis of Sex (2018), Francofonia (2015), Cold War (2018), LBJ (2016).

List of year 1959 movies

 6.5
 1K
Hi-de-Hi! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Hi-de-Hi! is a British sitcom set in Maplins, a fictional holiday camp, during 1959 and 1960, and was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who also wrote Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum amongst others. It aired on the BBC from 1980 ...
Style: sitcom, comic
Plot: workplace, staff, entertainment, flirting, fictional city, swimming pool, farce, seaside town, british humour, maid, unrequited love, dance hall ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1959, year 1960
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 6.9
 11K
Populaire (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in 1958, Populaire focuses on Rose Pamphyle, who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard. Louis ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, boss and employee, employer employee relationship, ambition, workplace, love and romance, typewriter, contests and competitions, mentor, receptionist, competition, workplace romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1958 ...
Place: france, paris france, new york
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 8.1
 253K
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: exciting, captivating, inspirational, realistic, based on true events
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, racing, car, race, rise to the top, automobile racing, talented, cars, fight, friendship between men, husband wife relationship ...
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, clever, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, exploding car, gunfight, police officer, dishonesty, deadly, best friends, crimes, couples, injustice, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1959
Place: new mexico
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 7.6
 491K
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, conspiracy, parallel world, human nature, anti heroes, save the world, superhuman powers, neo noir, good versus evil, moral dilemma, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, soviet union, afghanistan, antarctica, russia ...
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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, odd couple, accountant, secretary ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, sweden, buenos aires argentina, poland ...
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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, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1960 ...
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, husband wife relationship, human rights, female protagonist, courtroom, marriage, u.s. constitution, teacher, law student ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
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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, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, world, war, nazi occupied france, portrait painting, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1978, year 1939, year 1918 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, france, russia ...
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 7.6
 46K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: sad, romantic, tragic ending, melancholic
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, suicide, folklore, audition, folk music, defector, song, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin, former yugoslavia, east berlin east germany, yugoslavia ...
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 6.5
 6K
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: political, serious, emotional, realistic, suspense
Plot: politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, motorcycle, cook, magazine cover ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1959, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, dallas texas, west virginia, georgia ...
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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, ironic, disturbing, captivating, feminist film
Plot: lesbian interest, female lawyer, loneliness, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, teacher, small town, old man ...
Time: 2010s, year 1975, year 1918, year 1966, year 1959
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 full frontal nudity, writers, bare breasts, female sexuality, cheating wife, unhappy marriage, unfaithful husband, large breasts, sexually dissatisfied wife, sexually frustrated woman, hairy vagina, older woman younger man sex ...
Time: year 1976, year 1968, year 1959, year 2005
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 8.1
 356K
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, gross out humor, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, hollywood, internet, teenage life, nothing goes right, escapades, 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
 200
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, murder, rape, bicycle, female nudity, masturbation, rain, female full frontal nudity, snow, male nudity, flashback, confession ...
Time: year 1959, 1950s, 50s
Place: france
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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, age difference, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, art, frustration, stage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, scottish highlands ...
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 6.9
 56K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
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, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, musician, star, poet, african american, vietnam war, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, woodstock ...
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 6.5
 33K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, fame, mystery, uncover truth, starlet, cover up, dishonesty, actor's life, crimes, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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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, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: gambling, politics, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
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 7.2
 233K
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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, makeover, graduation, coming of age, first love, dating, jealousy, street gang, gossip, school dance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, politics, racism, anti war, basic training, political unrest, moral dilemma, military life, imperialism, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
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 7.1
 18K
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, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, twentysomething life, introspection, youth, buddies, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, sentimental, intellectual, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, poetry, boarding school life, teachers and students, literature, dedicated educator, philosophy, poet, student, suicide, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri.
Plot: homelessness, orphan, children, hardship, family, foster child, 19 year old, family home, blonde girl, determination, carnival, voting ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, year 1959, 50s, 60s
Place: missouri
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 5.6
 446
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, state affairs, escapades, hopes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, argentina, cuba ...
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 7.2
 8K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, prison gang, sexual abuse, violence, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, racism, murder, crime, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: movie star, womanizer, sexual abuse, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, teenage life, showbiz, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver ...
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 6.3
 127
Alex (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is New Zealand 1959. Teen swimmer Alex Archer has to battle set backs, intense rivalry and personal tragedy in her bid to win selection for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: against the odds, athlete's life, youth, young lovers, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, ambition, feminism, school, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 50s, year 1960, year 1959, 1950s
Place: new zealand, rome italy, europe
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 7.6
 12K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, hotel, lifestyle, ambition, intrigue, power struggle, maid, secret, cover up, rivals, businessman ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa
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