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1. Storm Over Jamaica (1958)

103 min | Romance

The erotic goings-on among the staff at Mr. Pawley's school in Jamaica are of great interest to young Sylvia, but her curiosity results in tragedy.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Yvonne Mitchell, Alexander Knox

Votes: 67

3. End of Desire (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

Normandy, second half of the nineteenth century. Jeanne Dandieu lives in a manor house with her parents and their servant Rosalie. She gets to know Julien, a handsome man, whom she soon ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Astruc | Stars: Maria Schell, Christian Marquand, Pascale Petit, Louis Arbessier

Votes: 235

4. Brink of Life (1958)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

Votes: 2,230

5. Weddings and Babies (1958)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Romance

Photographer struggles to make enough money to marry his fiancee, who is starting to believe he's delaying their marriage deliberately.

Director: Morris Engel | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, John Myhers, Chiarina Barile, Leonard Elliott

Votes: 184

6. Venice, the Moon and You (1958)

107 min | Comedy

The "casanova" gondolier Bepi struggles to accept his future monogamous life, being Venice a hub of attracting tourists.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Marisa Allasio, Ingeborg Schöner, Niki Dantine

Votes: 248

7. Screaming Mimi (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr. Greenwood a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Townes

Votes: 475

8. Love on the Riviera (1958)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

It is Summer. It is the right time for love, especially in a most romantic place as Golfo del Tigullio. Different stories: Dorina looking for a rich lover; Clara who takes a fancy to the ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Franciolini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Michèle Morgan, Marcello Mastroianni, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 115

9. The Matchmaker (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Romance, Comedy

Thornton Wilder's tale of a matchmaker who desires the man she's supposed to be pairing with another woman.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Shirley Booth, Anthony Perkins, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Ford

Votes: 936

10. Rosemary (1958)

105 min | Drama

West Germany in '50s is becoming an economic superpower. In such climate, Rosemarie is just one of many enterpreneurs who wants her piece of new fortune. She uses her charms to bring ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf Thiele | Stars: Nadja Tiller, Peter van Eyck, Carl Raddatz, Gert Fröbe

Votes: 299

11. Teacher's Pet (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

A hard-nosed newspaper editor poses as a night school student in order to woo a journalism teacher who cannot stand him.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 3,878

12. The Night Affair (1958)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A vice inspector for the Paris police takes special interest in the plight of drug-addicted Lucky whom he considers to be more victim than criminal.

Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller, Paul Frankeur

Votes: 532

13. Thunder Road (1958)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith

Votes: 2,896

14. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 17,344

15. The Geisha Boy (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Sessue Hayakawa, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,695

16. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,640

17. I Married a Woman (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

Advertising executive Marshall Briggs finds his work in conflict with his love-life with fashion model Janice Blake.

Director: Hal Kanter | Stars: George Gobel, Diana Dors, Adolphe Menjou, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 301

18. Underworld Beauty (1958)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Released from prison, a gangster (Michitaro Mizushima) retrieves diamonds sought by fellow yakuza.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michitarô Mizushima, Mari Shiraki, Shinsuke Ashida, Tôru Abe

Votes: 427

19. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.

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

Votes: 6,898 | Gross: $9.96M

20. King Creole (1958)

PG | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

A rebellious young man takes a job as a nightclub singer to make ends meet, attracting the attention of a local crime boss.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart

Votes: 4,136

21. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

94 Metascore

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Votes: 19,181 | Gross: $0.11M

22. The Snorkel (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 1,003

23. Kathy O' (1958)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

A publicity man tries to hide a child film star's brattiness from a magazine writer, who happens to be his ex-wife.

Director: Jack Sher | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jan Sterling, Patty McCormack, Mary Fickett

Votes: 121

24. The Restless Years (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

High-school life and the prejudices and moral values of small town USA during the 1950s.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: John Saxon, Sandra Dee, Teresa Wright, James Whitmore

Votes: 165

25. Life Begins at 17 (1958)

74 min | Drama

Rich college fraternity boy tries to get small-town beauty contest winner to fall for him by making a play for her 16-year-old sister.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Mark Damon, Dorothy Johnson, Edd Byrnes, Ann Doran

Votes: 58

27. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, War

During World War II, a recently widowed young woman is recruited to work as a spy in France.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,484

28. The Snob (1958)

14 min | Drama, Short

Sarah, a pretty young high school student, doesn't want to associate with the other students at school, preferring to spend her time at home by herself, doing homework, etc. The other kids ... See full summary »

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Brady Rubin, Harper Barnes, Henry Effertz, Bret Waller

Votes: 47

29. The Party Crashers (1958)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

An unruly teenage gang, led by Mark Damon, gets their kicks by crashing square teen parties around town. At an innocent teen gathering, Damon charms rich spoiled brat Connie Stevens into ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Mark Damon, Bobby Driscoll, Connie Stevens, Frances Farmer

Votes: 98

30. Edge of Fury (1958)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama

A psychopathic young beachcomber pretends to befriend a mother and two daughters living at their summer home.

Directors: Robert J. Gurney Jr., Irving Lerner | Stars: Michael Higgins, Lois Holmes, Jean Allison, Doris Fesette

Votes: 71

31. A Cry from the Streets (1958)

99 min | Drama, Romance

A welfare worker becomes emotionally involved with her charges, a group of adorable, homeless orphans. Music by Larry Adler. (1959; B&W)

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Max Bygraves, Barbara Murray, Colin Petersen, Dana Wilson

Votes: 128

32. The Light in the Forest (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur

Votes: 476

33. High School Hellcats (1958)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama

A good girl is forced to join a dangerous all-girl high school gang, and only her waiter boyfriend and a caring female teacher can possibly help her before it may become too late.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Yvonne Lime, Brett Halsey, Jana Lund, Susanne Sidney

Votes: 367

34. Innocent Sinners (1958)

95 min | Drama

A young girl in a bombed out part of London wants to make something beautiful so she plants a garden in a ruined church with the help of her friend. All the adults in her life don't ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: June Archer, Christopher Hey, Brian Hammond, Flora Robson

Votes: 216

36. Let's Rock (1958)

79 min | Music

Singer's girlfriend helps him adjust to the new rock'n'roll music.

Director: Harry Foster | Stars: Julius LaRosa, Phyllis Newman, Conrad Janis, Joy Harmon

Votes: 131

37. It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)

97 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz, Michel Simon

Votes: 4,111

38. Ten North Frederick (1958)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 555

39. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

Accused barn burner and conman Ben Quick (Paul Newman) 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: 9,250

40. The Girl Most Likely (1957)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Musical

Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 315

42. Trees Are Blooming in Vienna (1958)

95 min | Drama, Romance

While visiting Vienna's famed Prater, Archduke Peter Ferdinand meets Lixie, the daughter of a government official. He falls in love with her--creating a complicated situation for Lixie, who... See full summary »

Director: Hans Wolff | Stars: Johanna Matz, Gerhard Riedmann, Nina Sandt, Theo Lingen

Votes: 31

43. Maracaibo (1958)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In Venezuela during the 1950s, a vacationing Texas oilman is asked to help extinguish an oil derrick fire and he succumbs to the charms of a visiting New York novelist.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Abbe Lane, Francis Lederer

Votes: 79

44. Raw Wind in Eden (1958)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

On a small Mediterranean island live Costanza, her father Urbano, and beachcomber Moore, whom she plans to marry. Into this Eden come two plane crash survivors, supermodel Laura and her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Esther Williams, Jeff Chandler, Rossana Podestà, Carlos Thompson

Votes: 86