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, captivating, clever, weird and talky films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, death, storytelling, drinking alcohol, family relations, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, violence and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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year 1959 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1959: Luca (2021), Three Christs (2017), Respect (2021), Desert Hearts (1985), Indian Horse (2017), Enid Is Sleeping (1990), Cold War (2018), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), LBJ (2016), The Bookshop (2017).

List of year 1959 movies

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, harsh, unusual plot structure, tense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ancient mystery, student, uncover truth, investigation, death, natural disaster, mountain, survival, missing person, ex military, hiking, mystery ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia
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 7.4
 149K
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: entertaining, funny, captivating, light, 3d animation ...
Plot: friendship, monster, magical creature, disney, ocean, friends, sea voyage, sea monster, disguise, water, sea adventure, mythical creature ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: italy, europe, riviera
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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, mentally unstable, tragedy, doctor, escapades, society, husband wife relationship, male full rear nudity, tranquilizer, mother son estrangement, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: year 1959
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 12K
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, touching, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: showbiz, celebrity, blues, pop singer, african american, musician's life, rising to stardom, fame, fight for justice, cult figure, righting the wronged, black history ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1968, year 2019, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, new york, atlanta georgia, detroit, 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, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, lesbian romance, romance, divorce, coming out, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 2K
Indian Horse (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Saul is a great native hockey player who overcomes racism in the 1970s then ultimately becomes tempted by alcoholism.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: ice hockey, indigenous people, racism, racial prejudice, assimilation, social problems, athlete's life, family problems, sport, social relations, social misfits, society ...
Time: 70s, year 2008, year 1959, year 1968, year 1979
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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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: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, dark humor, murder, police officer, gunfight, love affair, sexual relations, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1959, 50s
Place: new mexico
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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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, journalist, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
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 7.5
 56K
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: romantic, sad, melancholic, tragic ending, sincere ...
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, jazz, defector, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, audition, suicide, prison, love story ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1951, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: paris france, former yugoslavia, east berlin, poland, german democratic republic ...
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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: serious, realistic, clever, touching, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, gang, teenage boy, teenage love, bittersweet, fall in love, human nature, teenage life, human spirit, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960, year 1959
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 7K
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, suspense, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, usa president, democratic party, cooking ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, year 1963, year 1968, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, west virginia, dallas texas, georgia ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 15K
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: sincere, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: bookstore, literature, small town, storekeeper, narrow mindedness, widow, society, rivalry, unmarried woman, platonic relationship, independent woman, fire ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: germany
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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: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, family relations, family life, relationship vs career, lifestyle, family, family problems, relationship problems, mental patient, dysfunctional family, marital problem, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1959, year 1968, year 1976, year 2005
Place: sweden
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 393K
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, teenager, youth, boy, young heroes, young kid, friends, courage, loyalty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
Is relevant ?
 4.3
 105K
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: parody, funny, not serious, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark humor, toilet humor, hollywood, youth, irreverence, teenage life, nothing goes right, gross out humor, stupidity, internet, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 222
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, rough, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, murder, fall in love, little girl, pregnant teenager, priest, death, accident, church, letter, decapitation, illness ...
Time: 50s, 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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, school, working class, bittersweet, family relations, power relations, single parent, politics, society, hopes, family life ...
Time: 50s, year 1962, 60s, year 1958, year 1960 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy, turin italy
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 76K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, hollywood, showbiz, director, filmmaking, couple relations, love and romance, talented, artists and showbiz, dreams, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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: private detective, adultery, murder, divorce, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, betrayal, vengeance, who done it, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, europe, brighton
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 7.0
 5K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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, touching ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1958 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia, nashville tennessee
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 146K
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, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, artists and showbiz, guilt, music ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, florida, tokyo ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 10K
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, captivating, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, new orleans ...
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 26K
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, confession, drifter, hanging, interrogation, death row, friendship, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, midwest, las vegas ...
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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: stylized, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, age difference, art, frustration, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, london ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 59K
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: serious, realistic, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: poet, actor, music, african american, vietnam war, musician, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, hopes, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, woodstock ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 132K
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: captivating, intellectual, talky, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, loneliness, murderer, murder, crimes, moral dilemma, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959
Place: kansas, usa, new orleans, alabama, turkey ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 9K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, prison gang, sexual abuse, juvenile delinquency, racism, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, prison life, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 50s, year 1959 ...
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, showbiz, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959, year 2010 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, vancouver, cuba ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 142
Alex (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 93 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, power relations, urban ghetto, teenage life, feminism, athlete and trainer, urban ghetto life, high school life, teachers and students, human spirit, school, high school ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1959, year 1960, 50s
Place: new zealand, europe, rome italy
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 13K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, tense, stylized, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, hotel, hotshot, maid, businessman, gangsters, lifestyle, power struggle, ambition, intrigue, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa, miami beach
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