Best award winning movies with building suspense from 1959

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

1 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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2 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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3 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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4 Rio Bravo (1959)

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a disabled man, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

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1959-03-18 | Western

Cast

John Wayne, Dean Martin

Rating

rating icon 7.818
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #12 for
    cantankerous
  2. Ranked #21 for
    gun-for-hire
  3. Ranked #50 for
    horse opera

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5 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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6 Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

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1959-12-22 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn

Rating

rating icon 7.327
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    Grand-Guignol
  2. Ranked #116 for
    sabbatical
  3. Ranked #136 for
    with biblical reference

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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 The Bridge (1959)

A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the "blood and honor" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge. The film is based on a West German anti-war novel of the same name, written by Gregor Dorfmeister.

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1959-10-21 | Drama / History

Cast

Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper

Rating

rating icon 7.494
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #159 for
    jingoistic
  2. Ranked #162 for
    Aerial Combat
  3. Ranked #173 for
    history buff

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