1958, My Favorite Movies of That Year

by Girgisbond | created - 18 Sep 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords




IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Apache Territory (1958)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Western

A no-nonsense drifter leads a ragtag collective surrounded by a deadly tribe of Apaches.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Barbara Bates, John Dehner, Carolyn Craig

Votes: 530

2. Fort Massacre (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, John Russell, Susan Cabot

Votes: 919

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.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig, Vincent Ball

Votes: 995

4. Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

99 Metascore

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 103,501 | Gross: $2.24M

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.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Votes: 5,737

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).

Directors: Robert Parrish, John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Julie London, John Cassavetes, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,556

7. Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot (1958)

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.

Director: Sergei Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Zharov

Votes: 7,351

8. The Sheepman (1958)

Passed | 85 min | Western

A brash stranger and his sheep arrive in a small town, but not soon after, the townspeople decide they've seen enough of him.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Shaughnessy

Votes: 2,681

9. Hercules (1958)

G | 107 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 2,066 | Gross: $10.90M

AKA - Hercules

10. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

100 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles

Votes: 10,874

12. Tonka (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The remarkable and ironical story of a wild colt that changes owners around the time of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Sal Mineo, Philip Carey, Jerome Courtland, H.M. Wynant

Votes: 456

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.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Bob Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg, Martha Hyer

Votes: 475

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.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 13,246 | Gross: $6.98M

15. The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance

Drama based on Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky's homonymous novel about the proud Karamazov family in 1870s Russia.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 2,790

16. Some Came Running (1958)

Approved | 137 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer

Votes: 6,522

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.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 3,122

18. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, History

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 15,250

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.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens, Michael David

Votes: 5,008

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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton

Votes: 2,402

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.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Votes: 11,383 | Gross: $23.30M

22. The Left Handed Gun (1958)

Approved | 102 min | Western

After his employer is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy vows revenge on the murderers.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner, Hurd Hatfield

Votes: 4,258

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.

Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

Votes: 2,512

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.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino

Votes: 8,672

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.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

Votes: 3,463

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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Errol Flynn, Juliette Gréco, Trevor Howard, Eddie Albert

Votes: 998

27. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

49 Metascore

An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea.

Directors: John Sturges, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Richard Alameda

Votes: 7,781

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.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt

Votes: 1,471

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.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston

Votes: 8,845

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.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 17,908

31. Fort Dobbs (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Western

Eluding a sheriff's posse, an escaped man saves a farming family from a Comanche attack and escorts it to the nearby Fort Dobbs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith, Richard Eyer

Votes: 753

32. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 15,530

33. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 48,915 | Gross: $17.57M

34. The Gun Runners (1958)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The Cuban misadventures of a Florida smuggler, at the time of the Cuban Revolution.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens, Everett Sloane

Votes: 727

35. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

The lives of three young men, a German and two Americans, during WWII.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

Votes: 8,084 | Gross: $9.96M

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..

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush, Anthony Steel, I.S. Johar

Votes: 303

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.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Jil Jarmyn

Votes: 497 | Gross: $1.57M

38. Gigi (1958)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

82 Metascore

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.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 22,701

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.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly

Votes: 1,444

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.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gia Scala, Walter Matthau, Henry Silva

Votes: 1,085

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.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 1,907

42. Darby's Rangers (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, War

The lives, loves, and battles of fictional characters in the Army's First Ranger Battalion during WWII.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 1,343

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.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Tol Avery

Votes: 2,713

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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 1,902

45. The Light in the Forest (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.4