Favorite Films of 1958

by bertramsharp | created - 10 Jul 2011 | updated - 05 Sep 2016 | Public

Updated: 9/5/16

I have watched 27 films with a 1958 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).

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1. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

100 Metascore

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

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

Votes: 339,733 | Gross: $3.20M

2. White Wilderness (1958)

Approved | 72 min | Documentary, Family

The wildlife of the arctic is explored in this true-life adventure.

Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Volmer Sørensen

Votes: 354

3. Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 9,130

4. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, War

Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 3,484

5. Grand Canyon (1958)

Approved | 29 min | Short, Documentary

Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."

Director: James Algar

Votes: 359

6. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form which stows away on the rescue ship.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding, Ann Doran

Votes: 4,263

7. I Bury the Living (1958)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror

Cemetery director Robert Kraft discovers that by arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots' owners.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer, Howard Smith

Votes: 2,337

8. Teenage Cave Man (1958)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young man defies tribal laws and searches for answers. The result of his quest yields knowledge of past generations.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Leslie Bradley, Frank DeKova

Votes: 1,255

9. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans. One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Robert Ivers

Votes: 2,296

10. The Fly (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 19,832 | Gross: $3.00M

11. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses, forcing his colleague Dr. Van Helsing to destroy the predatory villain when he targets Harker's loved ones.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling

Votes: 19,713

12. The Haunted Strangler (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anthony Dawson, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 1,123

13. Corridors of Blood (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig, but soon finds himself addicted.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Finlay Currie

Votes: 1,626

14. The Blob (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Directors: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr. | Stars: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howland

Votes: 21,575

15. 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: 4,181

16. Macabre (1958)

Passed | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.

Director: William Castle | Stars: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 950

17. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon

Votes: 4,544 | Gross: $0.48M

18. 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: 369

19. 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: 11,102 | Gross: $6.98M

20. The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)

Unrated | 69 min | Horror

A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan | Stars: William Reynolds, Andra Martin, Jeffrey Stone, Carolyn Kearney

Votes: 1,270

21. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon

Votes: 1,911

22. Step Down to Terror (1958)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town. Among the household: his dead brother's luscious widow Helen, who soon is attracted to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Colleen Miller, Charles Drake, Rod Taylor, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 63

23. The Screaming Skull (1958)

Unrated | 68 min | Horror, Thriller

A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

Director: Alex Nicol | Stars: John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway, Tony Johnson

Votes: 2,913

24. The Colossus of New York (1958)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A brilliant surgeon encases his dead son's brain in a large robot body, with unintended results...

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: John Baragrey, Mala Powers, Otto Kruger, Robert Hutton

Votes: 909

25. The Crawling Eye (1958)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne, Janet Munro

Votes: 3,285

26. Destination Nightmare (1958 TV Movie)

100 min | Horror

Pilot film for an anthology series called "The Veil."

Directors: Paul Landres, Herbert L. Strock, George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Denise Alexander, Whit Bissell, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 37

27. From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1868, American inventor Victor Barbicane develops a powerful military explosive that he also uses as fuel for a moon-bound rocket manned by himself and a motley crew.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins

Votes: 1,373



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