1958 Movies

Interests \ Movies \ Year \ 1958

The Films of 1958

Navigation Links

< Back to 1957 | Forward to 1959 >

This Decade | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 |

All Decades | 1900 | 1910 | 1920 | 1930 | 1940 | 1950 | 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000 |


The Year in Review

1958 was actually a pretty good year for films and I know that a lot of people would have expected me to select Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, the popular choice, as the number one film. I've selected Sinbad because the work of Harry Harryhausen can't be underestimated. It spawned a generation of imitators who more or less built the special effects industry of today. 1958 also marks the start of the incredibly long running Carry on series -- and then there's the fly which, apart from the ending is not a patch on the Cronenberg remake.


My Top Picks

  1. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
  2. Vertigo
  3. Carry on Sergeant
  4. The Fly

Notable Mentions ("Surprise" Films)

  1. The Blob

The Biggest Disappointments

  • None

All the films I've seen from 1958

  1. The Blob
  2. Carry on Nurse
  3. Carry on Sergeant
  4. The Fly
  5. The Horror of Dracula
  6. The Revenge of Frankenstein
  7. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
  8. Vertigo

What's Left to See from 1958?

  1. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
  2. Attack of the Puppet People
  3. Carve Her Name with Pride
  4. The Castle of the Monsters (El Castillo de los Monstruos)
  5. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  6. Damn Yankees
  7. Darby O'Gill and the Little People
  8. The Defiant Ones
  9. From the Earth to the Moon
  10. Gigi
  11. Ivan the Terrible, Part Two
  12. The Magician (Ansiktet)
  13. Les miserables
  14. A Night to Remember
  15. The Old Man and the Sea
  16. The Quiet American
  17. Run Silent, Run Deep
  18. South Pacific
  19. A Tale of Two Cities
  20. The Thing That Couldn't Die
  21. Touch of Evil
  22. Twilight for the Gods
  23. The Vikings
  24. The Young Lions