Best award winning movies with a reinvention from 1959

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a reinvention from 1959! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a reinvention from 1959, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Ben-Hur (1959)

In 25 AD, Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners.

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1959-11-18 | History / Drama

Cast

Charlton Heston, Haya Harareet

Rating

rating icon 7.889
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #46 for
    with biblical reference
  3. Ranked #91 for
    remarkable

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2 Some Like It Hot (1959)

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

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1959-03-19 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Rating

rating icon 8.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #16 for
    grease monkey
  2. Ranked #34 for
    madcap comedy
  3. Ranked #76 for
    bawdy

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3 Imitation of Life (1959)

In 1940s New York, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway has a chance encounter with a black single mother, who becomes her maid.

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1959-06-26 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Lana Turner, John Gavin

Rating

rating icon 7.433
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    glitzy
  2. Ranked #50 for
    afterschool special
  3. Ranked #56 for
    hoary

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4 The Nun's Story (1959)

After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.

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1959-06-18 | Drama

Cast

Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #163 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #170 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #194 for
    redoubtable

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5 The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

The true, harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

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1959-03-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #164 for
    definitely Oscar-deserving
  2. Ranked #213 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #220 for
    youthful exuberance

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6 Room at the Top (1959)

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

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1959-01-22 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #35 for
    blue-collar
  2. Ranked #58 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #62 for
    gold digger

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7 Pillow Talk (1959)

Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's succession of romances annoys his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow, who shares a telephone party line with him and hears all his breezy routines. After Jan unsuccessfully lodges a complaint against him, Brad sets about to seduce her in the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. When mutual friend Jonathan discovers that his best friend is moving in on the girl he desires, however, sparks fly.

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1959-10-07 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Doris Day, Rock Hudson

Rating

rating icon 7.119
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #35 for
    cross-cut editing
  2. Ranked #76 for
    flirtatious
  3. Ranked #107 for
    sassy

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8 The 400 Blows (1959)

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

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1959-06-03 | Drama

Cast

Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier

Rating

rating icon 8.046
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #42 for
    wayward
  2. Ranked #111 for
    vertiginous
  3. Ranked #119 for
    social realism

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9 North by Northwest (1959)

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

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1959-07-08 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint

Rating

rating icon 7.986
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #55 for
    cat-and-mouse
  2. Ranked #83 for
    most thrilling
  3. Ranked #117 for
    like The Da Vinci Code

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10 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner, who's hiding a dark secret.

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1959-01-07 | Crime / Drama

Cast

James Stewart, Lee Remick

Rating

rating icon 7.835
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #12 for
    flirtatious
  2. Ranked #32 for
    sassy
  3. Ranked #33 for
    Courtroom Drama

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