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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Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady. (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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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get 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