IMITATION OF LIFE (1959)

This over-the-top melodrama about mothers and daughters from director Douglas Sirk was considered populist trash at the time and is today seen as high art.

DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (1959)

A silly but more charming than you might expect live-action Disney movie involving leprechauns, banshees, and Sean Connery.

BEN-HUR (1959)

The biggest hit of its day has a supreme technical achievement slung over a story that feels to me like middling Bible fanfic.

LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS (1959)

Francois Truffaut’s debut about his own wayward childhood still feels fresh today.

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

B-Movie Horror may have reached its zenith with this collaboration of William Castle and Vincent Price.

ANNOUNCING OUR UPCOMING WATCH PARTY! – THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

You can watch this camp horror classic with us at our first ever “Watch Party” at 6:30 EDT/9:30 PDT on October 23.

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

I had, um, some issues with this comedy about cross-dressing and/or dudes that want to sleep with Marilyn Monroe.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant invented the James Bond movie three years before it was a thing.