Best award winning movies with a societal issue from 1958

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a societal issue from 1958! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a societal issue from 1958, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Defiant Ones (1958)

Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other.

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1958-08-14 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier

Rating

rating icon 7.146
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #69 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #84 for
    capturing the zeitgeist
  3. Ranked #100 for
    cat-and-mouse

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2 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

All her life, Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin, and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.

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1958-12-11 | War / Drama

Cast

Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #180 for
    perilous journey
  2. Ranked #264 for
    ennobled characters
  3. Ranked #282 for
    Biography

Trailer

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3 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away, having failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for his football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident. His wife is crucified by her desperation to make him desire her: but he resists the affections of his wife. His reunion with his father—who is dying of cancer—jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

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1958-08-29 | Drama

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman

Rating

rating icon 7.642
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    dialed down acting
  2. Ranked #97 for
    with marital problems
  3. Ranked #135 for
    with epiphany moments

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4 Some Came Running (1958)

A former novelist returns to his small Midwest town after serving in the Army during WWII, to the chagrin of his social-climbing brother, and becomes close with an easy-going professional gambler and torn between two very different women.

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1958-12-25 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #23 for
    gold digger
  2. Ranked #78 for
    bloated
  3. Ranked #135 for
    afterschool special

Trailer

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5 Houseboat (1958)

An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.

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1958-11-19 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Cary Grant, Sophia Loren

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #26 for
    tetchy
  2. Ranked #33 for
    matte shot
  3. Ranked #121 for
    wholesome family

Trailer

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6 The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Accused barn burner and conman Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

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1958-05-17 | Drama

Cast

Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward

Rating

rating icon 7.076
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    barn-burner
  2. Ranked #14 for
    cocksure
  3. Ranked #34 for
    flirtatious

Trailer

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7 Separate Tables (1958)

Boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.

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1958-12-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    prissy
  2. Ranked #72 for
    wallflower
  3. Ranked #85 for
    antiquated

Trailer

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8 I Want to Live! (1958)

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.

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1958-11-18 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #82 for
    innocent man
  2. Ranked #84 for
    miscarriage of justice
  3. Ranked #89 for
    gruesome killing

Trailer

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9 Gigi (1958)

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

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1958-05-15 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier

Rating

rating icon 6.247
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #19 for
    great soundtrack
  3. Ranked #33 for
    devil-may-care

Trailer

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10 South Pacific (1958)

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.

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1958-03-18 | Music / Romance

Cast

Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #37 for
    sepia tone
  2. Ranked #47 for
    resonant vocal
  3. Ranked #72 for
    memorable tune

Trailer

South Pacific trailer
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