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, talky, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, dialogue, death, catastrophe, adaptation, runaway, husband wife relationship, drinking and murder plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
year 1959
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year 1959 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1959: Grease (1978), Hitchcock (2012), Cold War (2018), The Bookshop (2017), Stand by Me (1986), Mad Love (2015), Obsession (1976), The Illusionist (2010), Hollywoodland (2006), Diner (1982).

List of year 1959 movies

 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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, graduation, makeover, teenage love, school dance, car race, wolf whistle, running, street gang, gossip, school principal, mooning ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: california, usa, australia
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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, showbiz, filmmaking, couple relations, director, wife husband relationship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, talented, censorship, dreams, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.7
 28K
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: cold war, love, tragic love, older man younger woman, border crossing, audition, suicide pact, sex scene, musician, defector, jazz, suicide ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, year 1949, year 1957, year 1955 ...
Place: east berlin east germany, poland, paris france, warsaw poland, yugoslavia
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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, literature, narrow mindedness, little girl, school, widow, beach, death, postcard, red dress, classroom ...
Time: 1950s, year 1959
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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, buddies, campfire story, railroad track, innocence lost, adventure, youth, friends, young heroes, small town ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, 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: church, execution, decapitation, children, severed head, bloody hand, guillotine, narration from the grave, motorcycle accident, snow, flashback, little girl ...
Time: 1950s, year 1959
Place: france
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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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, mistaken identity, incest, chase, missing person, false identity, crimes, rescue, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, year 1975, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, usa, florence, los angeles ...
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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: touching, semi serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, french, magician, stage, friendship, odd couple, performer's life, coming of age, loneliness, friends, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, france, scotland, paris france, glasgow scotland ...
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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: talky, serious, gloomy, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, neo noir, hollywood, murder, jealousy, suicide, lesbian, mystery, loss of son, loss of loved one, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.2
 17K
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: clever, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, bet, buddies, introspection, couple relations, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, americana, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
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 7.4
 116K
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: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, literature, murder, gay, writer's life, magazine, death, death row, hanging, warden, diary, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, europe, alabama ...
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, surprise ending, comic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, cold war, monster, secret identity, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, master villain, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1960, year 1954 ...
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, street life, women's rights, equality, law student, cancer, u.s. constitution, demonstration, protest, human rights, caretaker, taxi ...
Time: year 1970, year 1959, 1950s
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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: nazism, nazi occupation, art museum, art, museum, louvre, painting, war, world, blockade, eiffel tower paris, sculpture ...
Time: 12th century, 1940s, year 1967, year 1959, year 1939 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, vichy, germany, paris france, russia ...
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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, touching, clever, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, teenage love, baseball bat, youth, teenage life, youth gang, gang, high school, first love, crimes, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1959, year 1960 ...
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, french foreign legion, gunshot wound, female lawyer, deserter, driving in the rain, breast fondling, train ride, french soldier, siren, held captive ...
Time: year 1961, 1960s, year 1959
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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: speech, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, falling to the ground, assassination of president, attorney general, airplane, lie, 13 year old, drinking, kiss on the cheek, bathtub ...
Time: 1960s, year 1960, year 1965, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: wyoming, texas, west virginia, georgia, washington d.c. ...
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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: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, strong sexual content, sexual relations, romance, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, love and romance, youth, womanizer, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1963, year 1959, year 1945
Place: hungary, canada, budapest, montreal quebec canada
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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, loneliness, flirting, affair, dysfunctional relationship, man crying, driving, mirror, brother sister relationship, mountain, garden, classroom ...
Time: year 1959, 2010s, year 1966, year 1918, year 1975
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 2005, year 1959, year 1968, 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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: romance, opposites attract, high school life, dancing, oldies, teenage love, singing, live performance, rock, wooing, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: 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, toilet humor, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, hollywood, nothing goes right, parody, buddies, stupidity, superhero, teenage life, obsessive quest, dishonesty, escapades, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: school, working class, prostitute, immigrants, single parent, human nature, idealism, parents and children, small town, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 50s, year 1961, year 1958, year 1962, year 1963 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
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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: serious, suspenseful, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, adultery, hotel room, divorce, murder, femme fatale, crime, protagonist as suspect, hotel, mystery, serial killer ...
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, macabre ...
Plot: country music, fame, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, historical figure, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, year 1961 ...
Place: virginia, west 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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, country music, recording studio, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, seattle washington, rome italy ...
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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, zombie, monster, serial killer, violence, college, fraternity, corpse, teenager, undead, experiment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, year 1986, year 1959 ...
Place: california
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 8.0
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, true crime, crime, farmer, on the run, friendship, death row, police investigation, hanging, gas station, confession, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1965, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, missouri, alaska ...
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, rock, star, musician, vietnam war, poet, african american, musician's life, ambition, success, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, england, new jersey, minnesota, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: suicide, corruption, toy, industry, fighting the system, screwball, journalism, secretary, suicide attempt, newspaper, letter, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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