“Vertigo” is a captivating 1958 movie that follows a retired detective from San Francisco who suffers from a fear of heights. When he starts investigating the peculiar behavior of his friend’s wife, things take a thrilling turn as he becomes dangerously infatuated with her. Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Big Deal on Madonna Street
“Big Deal on Madonna Street” is a hilarious heist comedy from 1958 that follows best friends Peppe and Mario, who are not exactly skilled thieves. Peppe comes up with a brilliant plan to dig a tunnel from a rented apartment to a pawnshop next door, with the help of some fellow criminals, in order to rob the safe. However, their lack of experience and a series of unexpected obstacles make this heist far from foolproof. Starring a talented cast including Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, and Claudia Cardinale, this movie is a delightful and entertaining watch.
The Hidden Fortress
“The Hidden Fortress” is a captivating Japanese movie released on December 28, 1958. Set in a tribal war, two clever peasants stumble upon a hidden fortress where they encounter a mysterious man and woman. Unbeknownst to them, the man is actually a skilled general and the woman is a princess in disguise. In exchange for gold, the peasants agree to help them reach safety, leading to a thrilling journey filled with battles and the general’s struggle to conceal his true identity. Starring Toshirō Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Misa Uehara, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Eiko Miyoshi, Toshiko Higuchi, Yū Fujiki, and Yoshio Tsuchiya, this movie is a must-watch for fans of historical adventures.
Touch of Evil
“Touch of Evil” is a gripping crime thriller set in 1958. When a car bomb goes off at the U.S./Mexico border, a Mexican drug enforcement agent and an American police captain team up to investigate. As they dig deeper, suspicions of corruption arise, putting their lives and the safety of a newlywed couple at risk. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles, this intense film will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is a captivating drama released in 1958, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives. Set in the backdrop of a dysfunctional family, the movie explores the struggles of an alcoholic ex-football player who grapples with his sexuality and the loss of his football buddy. As his wife desperately tries to win his affection, their reunion with the father, who is battling cancer, unravels a series of memories and revelations. It’s a thought-provoking film that delves into complex emotions and relationships.
The Big Country
“The Big Country” is a captivating 1958 Western film starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, and Charlton Heston. Set in the vast expanse of the West, it follows retired sea captain Jim McKay as he navigates a treacherous civil war over cattle watering rights. With a mysterious protagonist, a spoiled fiancée, and a ruthless battle for land ownership, this movie promises an intriguing blend of romance, action, and suspense.
A Night to Remember
“A Night to Remember” is a gripping British drama that vividly depicts the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Released in 1958, the movie follows the perspective of Charles Lightoller, the ship’s second officer, as he navigates through the disaster. With a stellar cast including Kenneth More and Honor Blackman, this highly realistic portrayal showcases the harrowing events that unfold when the ill-fated vessel collides with an iceberg, revealing the devastating lack of lifeboats.
The Music Room
“The Music Room” is a captivating movie released in 1958 that tells the story of a wealthy landlord who is deeply passionate about music. He spends a significant portion of his fortune organizing concerts in his magnificent music room for the locals. However, his obsession with music and desire for social respect ultimately lead to his downfall, as he sacrifices his family and wealth in a futile attempt to maintain his status. Starring Chhabi Biswas, Padmadevi, and Kali Sarkar, this film offers a compelling exploration of the consequences of unchecked ambition and the power of art.
Ashes and Diamonds
“Ashes and Diamonds” is a gripping 1958 movie that tells the story of Maciek Chelmicki, a young soldier who is ordered to assassinate a secretary but ends up killing someone else by mistake. When he comes face to face with his unintended victim, he is deeply affected and questions the senselessness of killing after the war. Starring Zbigniew Cybulski and Ewa Krzyżewska, this thought-provoking film explores loyalty, duty, and the complexities of post-war Poland. It was released on October 3, 1958, and is considered one of the best movies of that year.
“The Magician” is a captivating movie released on December 26, 1958. It tells the story of Vogler’s Magnetic Health Theater, a troupe known for their supernatural performances. When the skeptical townspeople demand a preview of their act, Vogler and his crew cleverly outwit their attempts to expose them as frauds. With a talented cast including Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, and Gunnar Björnstrand, this film promises to be a thrilling spectacle of mystery and deception.
“Dracula” is a classic horror film released in 1958 and voted as one of the best movies of that year. Starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, the movie follows the story of Dracula, who after being attacked by Jonathan Harker, moves to a nearby city to prey on the family of Harker’s fiancée. With the help of Dr. van Helsing, Harker’s friend and vampire expert, they embark on a mission to destroy Dracula and protect the innocent, no matter the cost.
The Defiant Ones
“The Defiant Ones” is a powerful and thought-provoking movie released in 1958. Starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier, it tells the gripping story of two escaped convicts, one white and racist, the other black and angry, who are forced to overcome their differences as they navigate their escape while chained together. With a stellar cast and a release date of August 14, 1958, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.
“The Vikings” is an epic adventure film released in 1958, starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, and Ernest Borgnine. Set in the Viking era, the movie follows Einar, the fierce son of Ragnar, as he competes with a cunning slave named Eric for the love of a beautiful English maiden. With a stellar cast and a thrilling storyline, this action-packed film is a must-watch for fans of historical dramas.
The Long, Hot Summer
“The Long, Hot Summer” is a captivating 1958 movie that tells the story of Ben Quick, a charismatic conman who finds himself in a small Mississippi town. With an impressive cast including Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Orson Welles, the film follows Quick as he charms his way into the lives of the town’s wealthiest family, the Varners. Released on May 17, 1958, this movie is a must-watch for its intriguing plot and stellar performances.
“The Fly” is a thrilling sci-fi movie from 1958 that tells the story of an industrialist’s wife, Helene Delambre, who confesses to killing her husband after a tragic experiment gone wrong. Her husband, André, had invented a matter transportation device, but during one of his experiments, a fly accidentally gets mixed up in the process. Starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, and Vincent Price, this suspenseful film takes you on a journey of mystery and scientific discovery.
Run Silent, Run Deep
“Run Silent, Run Deep” is a thrilling war movie released in 1958, starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. Set during World War II, it follows the story of a determined submarine captain who seeks revenge against the Japanese destroyer that sunk his previous vessel. As he finally gets the chance to command another submarine, his relentless pursuit of vengeance puts his new crew in unnecessary danger. With a stellar cast and a gripping plot, this movie is a must-watch for fans of wartime dramas.
“Indiscreet” is a delightful romantic comedy from 1958 that stars the iconic duo of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. The story revolves around Anna Kalman, a talented actress who has given up on finding her perfect match. However, everything changes when she meets the charming and handsome Philip Adams. With a mix of humor and romance, this film takes us on a journey as Anna navigates her feelings and discovers if true love is finally within her reach.
Man of the West
“Man of the West” is a thrilling Western film released in 1958, starring the legendary Gary Cooper, Julie London, and Lee J. Cobb. Set in the frontier town, the story follows Link Jones as he embarks on a journey to hire a schoolteacher but gets caught up in a train robbery. Seeking refuge in his former outlaw home, Jones must confront his past and pretend to join a gang still residing there. With a stellar cast and an intriguing plot, this movie is a must-watch for Western enthusiasts.
Bell, Book and Candle
“Bell, Book and Candle” is a captivating movie from 1958 that tells the story of a modern-day witch who casts a spell on her neighbor to make him fall in love with her, but ends up falling for him herself. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon, this enchanting film will keep you spellbound with its magical romance and charming performances. Released on December 25, 1958, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year!
The Old Man and the Sea
“The Old Man and the Sea” is a captivating movie released in 1958, starring Spencer Tracy and Felipe Pazos. Set in Cuba, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging and unlucky fisherman who finally catches a massive Marlin after months of disappointment. The film follows his gripping struggle to reel in the fish, taking place in the vast Gulf Stream.
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