1959 Directorial Debut Movies

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Sleeping Beauty(1959)

3.5/5 (with 2,332 votes)

A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.

The 400 Blows(1959)

| 1h 39min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 978 votes)

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

Room at the Top(1959)

| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Look Back in Anger(1959)

| 1h 38min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 29 votes)

A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.

The Killer Shrews(1959)

| 1h 9min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.2/5 (with 34 votes)

Trapped on a remote island by a hurricane, a group discover a doctor has been experimenting on creating half sized humans. Unfortunately, his experiments have also created giant shrews, who when they have run out of small animals to eat, turn on the humans....

Directed by Ray Kellogg - With James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Baruch Lumet

Beast from Haunted Cave(1959)

1h 6min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 22 votes)

A gold thief and his gang use a skier's lodge and meet a monster covered with cobwebs.

Directed by Monte Hellman - With Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Chris Robinson, list of The Adventures of Tintin characters

Fate of a Man(1959)

1h 43min | Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 26 votes)

The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a prisoner, and his only son was killed in action only a few days before the victory...

The Giant Gila Monster(1959)

1.9/5 (with 20 votes)

A small town in Texas finds itself under attack from a hungry, fifty-foot-long gila monster. No longer content to forage in the desert, the giant lizard begins chopming on motorists and train passengers before descending upon the town itself. Only Chase Winstead, a quick-thinking mechanic, can save the town from being wiped out.

Directed by Ray Kellogg

Teenagers from Outer Space(1959)

2.1/5 (with 20 votes)

A young alien falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

Directed by Tom Graeff - With Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn, King Moody

A Town of Love and Hope(1959)

1h 2min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. He falls under the wing of Kyoko, an older student whose heart is touched after Masuo sells his pigeons to her. However, after his scam is revealed, can these feelings truly remain the same?

Kalyana Parisu(1959)

3h 14min | Drama
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Baskar and Vasanthi are college-mates. A naughty girl creates misunderstanding between them, and an enraged Vasanthi complains to the college dean, who immediately dismisses Baskar. Now left homeless, Baskar however manages to get employed at a tea company, and gets to stay with his close friend Sampath. Vasanthi approaches Baskar and apologises for her cruel act. Baskar forgives her, and they both fall in love. Vasanthi lives with her mother and her elder sister Geetha who is unmarried. Baskar rents the vacant portion of their house. Over time, Vasanthi passes her exams and gets employed.

Directed by C. V. Sridhar - With Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, K. A. Thangavelu, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, M. N. Nambiar

Follow a Star(1959)

1h 42min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer whose star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.

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Brother Wang And Brother Liu Tour Taiwan-Part 1(1959)

2h 35min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Overweight shoeshiner Brother Wang (Wang Ge) and skinny rickshaw driver Brother Liu (Liu Ge) are best friends and roommates. One day, they come across a fortune teller who offers a peculiar forecast: that Wang will become very wealthy in three days but that Liu will die in 44 days. When Wang strikes gold by winning the lottery, just as predicted, the celebratory mood is soon eclipsed by the reminder that Liu’s death also has been forecast. With his newfound wealth, Wang decides to reward his dying buddy with the trip of a lifetime. Carrying around a suitcase full of cash, the working-class twosome embark on a road trip around the beautiful island of Taiwan. Enjoying a lavish lifestyle as inexperienced big spenders, they find themselves in unexpected situations and amusing predicaments, one after another.

Directed by Li Hsing

Dhool Ka Phool(1959)

2h 33min | Kids & Family
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Dhool Ka Phool is a 1959 Indian Bollywood film. Produced by B. R. Chopra it was directed by BR's brother Yash Chopra, this being Yash's first movie as a director, having been an assistant director in BR's earlier film Naya Daur. The film stars Mala Sinha, Rajendra Kumar, Nanda, Leela Chitnis, Jeevan and Ashok Kumar.

The Unamenables(1959)

3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Two foolish and frivolous guys cause suffering for the whole youth union at the factory. It was already decided to dismiss Anatoly Grachkin and his friend Victor Gromoboev but they are taken under the wing by Nadia Berestova, a diminutive funny woman, known as the popular one at the plant. At first, Nadia took it with reluctance and apprehension, but gradually this commission became the most important thing in her life.

High School Big Shot(1959)

| 1h 10min | Crime, Drama
1.5/5 (with 6 votes)

Marv needs money. His unemployed dad is so poor that he makes Marv give up half his last six bucks so they can both go on three-dollar dates; he's just lost his scholarship after getting caught writing a term paper for Betty, the prettiest (and only) girl in his class; and Betty herself has told him he doesn't stand a chance with her unless he can give her what she wants most: money, money, money. But Marv has mob ties and Marv knows where to find a million dollars cash.

Directed by Joel Rapp


A romance between a wealthy businessman and a poor coal collector turns sour. Lots of good songs and two great dances featuring Neelo and Nighat Sultana.

Directed by Hassan Tariq - With Noor Jehan, Neelo, Aslam Pervaiz, Nighat Sultana, Agha Talish, Allauddin, ...

Young Cain(1959)

2h 2min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Juana moves with her son Juan from the country to Caracas in search of better work and educational opportunities. When they get there they have to live in a poor home in one of the slums located in the city's outskirts, where they encounter a horrible world full of promiscuity and misery, that is quite different from what they expected and that eventually will lead Juana to self-destruction and Juan to reconsider his life in the city.

Directed by Román Chalbaud


1h 58min | Music
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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Violent Moment(1959)

1h 1min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Douglas Baines, a wartime army deserter, is lying low in a shabby flat with his girlfriend Daisy and the couple's small son, Jiffy. Returning home with a toy for Jiffy's second birthday, he learns that Daisy has had the boy adopted. When she refuses to tell him where the boy is, he strangles Daisy and goes on the run.

Directed by Sidney Hayers - With Lyndon Brook


1h 50min | Drama

Hoda lives with her uncle Dr. Ibrahim, who takes care of her as his daughter after the death of her parents. Hoda leads a life of fun with her friends, including Adel who wants to marry her. One day Hoda suffers from a severe headache. And it appears from the tests that she has a brain tumor that must be removed, she starts to think that the love she receives is from pity for her.

Directed by Ramses Naguib - With Lobna Abdelaziz, Emad Hamdy, Hussein Riad, Hasan Yusef, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Omar El-Hariri, ...
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