Best Movies of 1958 by Rank

Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
5 Stars, Top 100
2
1
Alfred Hitchcock
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Romance / Film-Noir
USA
English
5 Stars, Top 100
91
2
Andrzej Wajda
Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski
Drama / War
Poland
Polish
5 Stars, Top 100
93
3
Orson Welles
Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff
Crime / Film-Noir / Thriller / Mystery / Detective / Cult
USA
English
5 Stars
284
4
Vincente Minnelli
Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor
Comedy / Musical / Romance
USA
English
5 Stars
400
5
Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie
Comedy
Italy / France
French
5 Stars
440
6
Stanley Kramer
Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier
Drama / Action / Crime
USA
English
4.5 Stars
670
7
Richard Brooks
Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives
Drama
USA
English
4.5 Stars
694
8
Roy Ward Baker
Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman
Action / Drama
UK
English
4.5 Stars
965
9
Sergei M. Eisenstein, M. Filimonova
Nikolai Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov
Drama / Epic / History / Biography
Soviet Union
Russian
4 Stars
1071
10
Terence Fisher
Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh
Horror
UK
English
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Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
4 Stars
1141
11
Delbert Mann
Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven
Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1148
12
Ingmar Bergman
Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand
Drama
Sweden
Swedish
4 Stars
1159
13
Robert Wise
Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel
Crime / Drama / Biography
USA
English
4 Stars
1182
14
Louis Malle
Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory, Judith Magre
Drama / Romance
France
French
4 Stars
1265
15
Vincente Minnelli
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy
Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1308
16
Satyajit Ray
Chhabi Biswas, Padmadevi, Pinaki Sengupta, Gangapada Basu
Drama
India
Bengali
4 Stars
1323
17
Douglas Sirk
Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Jack Carson
Drama / Action / Adventure
USA
English
4 Stars
1328
18
Morton DaCosta
Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1358
19
Anthony Mann
Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord
Romance / Western / Cult
USA
English
4 Stars
1381
20
Louis Malle
Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall
Crime / Drama / Thriller / Romance / Post-Noir
France
French
4 Stars
1386
21
Tony Richardson
Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Edith Evans
Drama
UK
English
4 Stars
1411
22
Edward Dmytryk
Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, Barbara Rush, May Britt
Drama / War
USA
English
4 Stars
1462
23
William Wyler
Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives
Drama / Romance / Western / Epic
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1538
24
Mario Monicelli
Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Memmo Carotenuto
Comedy / Crime / Caper
Italy
Italian
3.5 Stars
1557
25
George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown
Comedy / Musical / Fantasy / Sports
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1654
26
Akira Kurosawa
Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara
Action / Adventure / Comedy / Epic
Japan
Japanese
3.5 Stars
1674
27
Ronald Neame
Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan
Comedy
UK
English
3.5 Stars
1720
28
Martin Ritt
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles
Drama
USA
English
3 Stars
2109
29
Youssef Chahine
Farid Shawqi, Hind Rostom, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi
Drama / Thriller
Egypt
Arabic
2.5 Stars
2176
30
Stanley Donen
Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert
Comedy / Romance
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2180
31
Richard Brooks
Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2199
32
Kurt Neumann
David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall
Horror / Sci-Fi
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2227
33
Mervyn LeRoy
Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton, Howard Smith
Comedy / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2305
34
John Ford
Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2327
35
J. Lee Thompson
John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Diane Clare
Adventure / War / Drama
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2330
36
Nathan Juran
Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher, Alec Mango
Family / Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2343
37
John Sturges, Henry King, Fred Zinnemann
Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond
Adventure / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2345
38
Douglas Sirk
John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore
Drama / Romance / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2369
39
Joshua Logan
Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston
Musical / Romance / War / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2391
40
George Pal
Russ Tamblyn, Peter Sellers, June Thorburn, Alan Young, Terry-Thomas
Animation / Musical / Fantasy / Family
UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2496
41
Richard Fleischer
Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald
Action / Adventure / History
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2511
42
Giuseppe De Santis
Silvana Pampanini, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Massimo Girotti
Drama / Romance
Italy / Yugoslavia
Italian
2.5 Stars
2553
43
Otto Preminger
Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2553
43
Alexandre Astruc
Maria Schell, Christian Marquand, Pascale Petit, Louis Arbessier
Drama
Italy / France
French
2.5 Stars
2556
44
Peter Glenville
Danny Kaye, Curd Jürgens, Nicole Maurey
Comedy / War / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2578
45
Bill Colleran, Louis De Rochemont III
Yngvar Kjelstrup, Niels Arntsen, Nils Hermansen
Documentary
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
46
Keisuke Kinoshita
Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yûko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa
Drama / Period Film
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2605
46
Kon Ichikawa
Raizô Ichikawa, Tatsuya Nakadai, Ganjiro Nakamura, Yoichi Funaki
Drama / Religion
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2605
46
Melville Shavelson
Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino, Eduardo Ciannelli
Family / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
46
John Guillermin
M.E. Clifton-James, John Mills, Cecil Parker, Patrick Allen, Patrick Holt
Drama / War / Comedy / Adventure / Biography
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2637
47
Rolf Thiele
Nadja Tiller, Peter van Eyck, Carl Raddatz, Gert Fröbe
Drama / Music
West Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2666
48
Frank Tashlin
Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Salvatore Baccaloni
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howland, Alden 'Stephen' Chase
Horror / Sci-Fi / Comedy / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Henry King
Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi, Henry Silva
Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Gerald Thomas
William Hartnell, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Dora Bryan, Bill Owen
Comedy / War
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Kurt Maetzig, Günter Reisch
Günther Simon, Raimund Schelcher, Ulrich Thein, Manfred Müller
Drama / War
East Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Pietro Francisci
Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani, Gianna Maria Canale
Adventure / Fantasy / Romance
Italy / Spain
Italian
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Claude Chabrol
Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michèle Méritz
Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Arthur Penn
Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner, Hurd Hatfield, James Congdon
Biography / Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
William Castle
William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott, Susan Morrow
Horror / Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Irving Rapper
Gene Kelly, Natalie Wood, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane, Martin Milner
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2709
50
Franz Peter Wirth
O.W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Ellen Schwiers, Jan Hendriks
Comedy / Romance / War
West Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2709
50
Fons Rademakers
Max Croiset, Bernard Droog, Mary Dresselhuys, Jan Retèl
Drama
Netherlands
Dutch
2.5 Stars
2740
51
John Cromwell
Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill, Betty Lou Holland
Drama / Biography
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2741
52
Jean Delannoy
Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot, Olivier Hussenot, Jeanne Boitel, Lucienne Bogaert
Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Detective
France / Italy
French
2.5 Stars
2741
52
Anthony Asquith
Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish, James Robertson Justice, Irene Worth
War / Drama / Spy / Action
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2741
52
Guy Green
Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig, Vincent Ball, Percy Herbert
Drama / War / Adventure
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2741
52
George Marshall
Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Shaughnessy
Comedy / Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
53
Scott Nixon
Documentary / Short
USA
English (Silent)
2.5 Stars
2756
53
Bruce Conner
Short / Experimental
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2771
54
Hiroshi Inagaki
Toshirô Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Hiroshi Akutagawa
Comedy / Drama
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2775
55
Howard W. Koch
Boris Karloff, Don 'Red' Barry, Jana Lund, Tom Duggan, Charlotte Austin
Horror / Sci-Fi
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Martin Ritt
Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman, Virginia Vincent
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Anthony Mann
Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett, Jack Lord
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2788
56
Francesco Rosi
José Suárez, Rosanna Schiaffino, Nino Vingelli
Drama / Gangster
Italy / Spain
Italian
2.5 Stars
2789
57
Kurt Hoffmann
Hansjörg Felmy, Robert Graf, Johanna von Koczian
Comedy / Drama
West Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2789
57
Richard Quine
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs
Comedy / Romance / Fantasy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2789
57
Mervyn LeRoy
Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2789
57
Blake Edwards
Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Linda Cristal
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Ritwik Ghatak
Kali Bannerjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Ganga Pada Basu
Drama
India
Bengali
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Orson Welles
Orson Welles, Dan Tobin, Joi Lansing, Rick Jason
Short / Experimental
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Alain Resnais
Pierre Dux, Sacha Vierny
Documentary / Short
France
French
2.5 Stars
2792
58
François Truffaut
Michel François, Gérard Blain, Bernadette Lafont
Family / Comedy / Short / Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Irving Lerner
Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel
Crime / Film-Noir / Thriller / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Nicholas Ray
Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland
Film-Noir / Drama / Crime / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Leo McCarey
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson
Comedy / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Marcel Hanoun
Micheline Bezançon, Elisabeth Huart, Gilette Barbier
Drama / Comedy
France
French
2.5 Stars
2792
58
Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg
Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2797
59
Delmer Daves
Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy, Dick York
Western / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2797
59
Mark Robson
Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Robert Donat, Michael David, Athene Seyler
Biography / Drama / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2797
59
George Seaton
Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren, Nick Adams
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
Thomas Carr, George Blair, Harry W. Gerstad, Lee Sholem, Philip Ford, George Reeves, Lew Landers, Howard Bretherton
George Reeves, Bill Kennedy, Jack Larson, Noel Neill, John Hamilton
Action / Family / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Comic
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
Nathan Juran
Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon, George Douglas
Sci-Fi / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
Budd Boetticher
Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Tol Avery, Peter Whitney, Manuel Rojas
Western / Action
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
John Ford
Jack Hawkins, Anna Lee, Anna Massey, Andrew Ray, Howard Marion-Crawford
Action / Comedy / Drama / Crime / Detective
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
unknown
Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young
Animation / Family / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
Hamilton Luske
Heinz Haber
Family / Animation / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
Edward Bernds
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Laurie Mitchell, Lisa Davis
Adventure / Sci-Fi / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
Charles Lamont
Annette Funicello, Don Grady, Tommy Cole, Eileen Diamond, Jimmie Dodd
Comedy / Family / Documentary / Serial
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
various
Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis, Don Diamond
Adventure / Family / Western / Serial / Comic / Action
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
60
James Algar
Winston Hibler
Documentary / Family
USA
English
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
2.5 Stars
2837
61
Robert Wise
Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter
War / Action / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2845
62
Jean Rouch
Oumarou Ganda, Gambi, Petit Touré, Alassane Maiga, Amadou Demba
Drama / Documentary
France
French
2.5 Stars
2857
63
Yasujirô Ozu
Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga, Keiji Sada, Teiji Takahashi
Comedy / Drama
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2860
64
Ingmar Bergman
Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson
Drama
Sweden
Swedish
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language