Movie Releases by Score

Some Like It Hot 1.

Some Like It Hot

March 29, 1959 | Approved
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.4
North by Northwest 2.

North by Northwest

August 6, 1959 | TV-G
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.2
Anatomy of a Murder 3.

Anatomy of a Murder

July 1, 1959 | TV-PG
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.0
Rio Bravo 4.

Rio Bravo

April 4, 1959 | Passed
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.4
Wild Strawberries 5.

Wild Strawberries

June 22, 1959 | Not Rated
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.2
Imitation of Life 6.

Imitation of Life

March 18, 1959 | TV-PG
An aspiring white actress befriends an African American widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
The Magician 7.

The Magician

August 27, 1959 | TV-PG
A traveling magician and his assistants are persecuted by authorities in Sweden of the 19th century. Their captures, however, didn't bring victory to those in power.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Shadows 8.

Shadows

November 11, 1959 | PG
Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.3
Sleeping Beauty 9.

Sleeping Beauty

January 29, 1959 | Approved
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Pillow Talk 10.

Pillow Talk

October 7, 1959 | Passed
An interior decorator and a playboy songwriter share a telephone party line and size each other up.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Look Back in Anger 11.

Look Back in Anger

September 15, 1959 | Approved
A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
The Diary of Anne Frank 12.

The Diary of Anne Frank

March 18, 1959 | TV-PG
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
On the Beach 13.

On the Beach

December 17, 1959 | TV-PG
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
tbd

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.