Best Picture 1938

Films I've seen from best to worst
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1.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
2.
Pygmalion (1938)
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A Victorian dialect expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society. (96 mins.)
 
3.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
 
4.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
 
5.
Three Comrades (1938)
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
6.
La Bête Humaine (1938)
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In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder. (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
7.
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
8.
Jezebel (1938)
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fianc due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
10.
A Yank at Oxford (1938)
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Lee Sheridan's ego has always been stoked by his newspaper publisher father, Dan Sheridan, who is willing... (102 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
11.
Merrily We Live (1938)
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest... (95 mins.)
 
12.
The Toy Wife (1938)
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The beautiful and frivolous wife of a plantation owner in antebellum Louisiana, proves unsatisfactory at running the household, leading her serious-minded husband to enlist the help of her unmarried sister. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
13.
Holiday (1938)
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiance's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
14.
Marie Antoinette (1938)
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens. (149 mins.)
 
15.
Dramatic School (1938)
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Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works... (80 mins.)
 
16.
The Great Waltz (1938)
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In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else... (104 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
17.
White Banners (1938)
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A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919... (92 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
18.
Of Human Hearts (1938)
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This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War... (103 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
19.
Algiers (1938)
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
20.
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
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When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong. (80 mins.)
Director: Leigh Jason
 
21.
Maid's Night Out (1938)
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A millionaire's son works as a milkman for a month to win a bet with his father. While delivering milk... (64 mins.)
Director: Ben Holmes
 
22.
Sidewalks of London (1938)
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On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room... (85 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan