1958, My Favorite Movies of That Yearby Girgisbond | created - 18 Sep 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
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3. Desert Patrol (1958)
Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War
Sent to destroy a Nazi petrol dump in the North African desert, a British commando team unexpectedly discovers a large Nazi tank unit, and must inform headquarters in time.
5. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War
During World War II in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.
6. Saddle the Wind (1958)
Passed | 84 min | Western
Steve Sinclair (Taylor) is a former gunslinger, now a peaceful rancher. Things go wrong when his wild brother Tony (Cassavetes) arrives with his new gun, fiancée and former saloon girl Joan Blake (London).
Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History
As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar.
9. Hercules (1958)
G | 107 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History
The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.
Votes: 2,066 | Gross: $10.90M
AKA - Hercules
10. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former San Francisco police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with the hauntingly beautiful woman he has been hired to trail, who may be deeply disturbed.
Votes: 394,473 | Gross: $3.20M
11. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
Accused barn burner and conman Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
13. Paris Holiday (1958)
Approved | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
American actor, Bob Hunter, travels to Paris to purchase the rights to a highly sought after script, and meets his French counterpart Fernydel along the way, but a sinister organization seems to be targeting Hunter for a mysterious reason.
14. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
G | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family
When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.
Votes: 13,246 | Gross: $6.98M
17. Cowboy (1958)
Approved | 92 min | Western
An idealistic tenderfoot Chicago hotel clerk is taken on a cattle-drive to Mexico by famous trail boss Tom Reece but discovers that cowboy life isn't what he expected.
19. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War
A tenacious British woman becomes a missionary and runs an inn for travelling merchants in China during the Japanese invasion and the tumultuous years leading up to the Second World War.
20. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.
21. Auntie Mame (1958)
Approved | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.
Votes: 11,383 | Gross: $23.30M
23. The Buccaneer (1958)
Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attacking British war fleet.
24. Houseboat (1958)
Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A widower, his three young children, and an Italian nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat.
25. The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy
An ill-behaved, lovably scruffy painter, Gulley Jimson, searches for a perfect canvas, determined to let nothing come between himself and the realization of his exalted vision.
26. The Roots of Heaven (1958)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama
In French Equatorial Africa, an idealist ecologist starts a campaign of public awareness to help save the African elephants from extinction.
28. The Hunters (1958)
Approved | 108 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In 1952, during the Korean War, two American pilots become bitter enemies over the same woman but must shelf their personal feud when confronted by deadly Chinese MIG fighter jets in battle.
29. South Pacific (1958)
Approved | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War
On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.
30. The Big Country (1958)
Passed | 166 min | Romance, Western
A New England sea captain in the 1880s arrives at his fiancée's sprawling Texas ranch, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.
33. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Brick is an alcoholic ex-football player who drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife. A reunion with his terminal father jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Votes: 48,915 | Gross: $17.57M
36. Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)
Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During a hunt for a ferocious tiger terrorizing an Indian village, ex-army Colonel Harry Black comes across the wife of his former army buddy and co-POW Desmond Tanner..
37. Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)
Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure
A doctor calls on Tarzan to topple the native witch doctor whose black-magic remedies are killing patients.
Votes: 497 | Gross: $1.57M
38. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship which may not stay platonic for long.
39. The Badlanders (1958)
Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western
Released from the Yuma Prison in 1898, ex-killer John McBain wants to go straight while ex-robber Peter Van Hoek seeks revenge but their destinies eventually converge in the mining town of Prescott.
40. Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
Approved | 88 min | Romance, Western
Fugitive bank robber Joe Maybe steals the identity of a marshal and rides into a town whose judge asks Joe to act as town marshal but an old flame almost betrays his real identity forcing Joe to claim she's his wife.
41. God's Little Acre (1958)
GP | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the 1950s, a poor Georgia cotton farmer and his sons search for the gold presumably buried on the farm by their grandfather but problems related to poverty, marital infidelity, unemployment and booze threaten to destroy their family.
43. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Approved | 80 min | Drama, Western
Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.
44. The Quiet American (1958)
TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.
45. The Light in the Forest (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family