The Noimanations and Winners of the Acadmy Awards' Best Picture Part 1: 1927-1939 films

Before the 84th Academy Awards began, I just want to make a list of the best films of the year that were nominated for Best Picture. Part 1 will be films noimantied for Best Picture of 1927-1939, Part 2 will be 1940's, Part 3 will be 1950's, Part 4 will be 1960's, Part 5 will be 1970's, Part 6 will be 1980's, Part 7 will be 1990's, and finally Part 8 will be 2000-my Predications for the 84th Academy Awards' Best Picture catagory. Enjoy.
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1.
The Racket (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges. (84 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
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2.
7th Heaven (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 1st Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
3.
Wings (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. (144 mins.)
“ Winner of the 1st Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
4.
Alibi (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery... (91 mins.)
“ 2nd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
5.
The Broadway Melody (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. (100 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
“ Winner of the 2nd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
6.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players. (130 mins.)
“ 2nd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
7.
In Old Arizona (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ 2nd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
8.
The Patriot (1928)
In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen... (113 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 2nd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
9.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ Winner of the 3rd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
10.
The Big House (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: George Hill
“ 3rd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
11.
Disraeli (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal. (90 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ 3rd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
12.
The Divorcee (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. (84 mins.)
“ 3rd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
13.
The Love Parade (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 3rd Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
14.
Cimarron (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. (123 mins.)
“ Winner of the 4th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
15.
East Lynne (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The refined Lady Isabel Carlisle, after leaving her family and enduring nearly a decade of hardships, learns that her son has fallen ill. Despite being nearly blinded as the result of an explosion, she returns home to see her son again. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ 4th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
16.
The Front Page (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job... (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
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17.
Skippy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher. (85 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ 4th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
18.
Trader Horn (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two white traders in the darkest Africa of the 1870s find a missionary's daughter, who was captured as a child by a savage tribe and now worshiped as a goddess. (122 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ 4th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
19.
Arrowsmith (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine. (108 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 5th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
20.
Bad Girl (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
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21.
The Champ (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son. (86 mins.)
“ 5th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
22.
Five Star Final (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results. (89 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
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23.
Grand Hotel (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. (112 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ Winner of the 5th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
24.
One Hour with You (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one. (80 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 5th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
25.
Shanghai Express (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A loose woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai. (82 mins.)
“ 5th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
26.
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An amorous lieutenant is forced to marry a socially awkward princess, though he tries to keep his violin-playing girlfriend on the side. (93 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 5th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
27.
Cavalcade (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot... (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ Winner of the 6th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
28.
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I. (80 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 6th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
29.
42nd Street (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a chorus girl has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
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30.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him. (92 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
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31.
Lady for a Day (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ 6th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
32.
Little Women (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War... (115 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
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33.
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife. (97 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
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34.
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member. (66 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
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35.
Smilin' Through (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John has led a solitary life for thirty years since the death of Moonyeen Clare. But now Owens, a close friend... (98 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
“ 6th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
36.
State Fair (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ 6th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
37.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
38.
Cleopatra (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor. (100 mins.)
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
39.
Flirtation Walk (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler... (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
40.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity... (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
41.
Here Comes the Navy (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism. (87 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
42.
The House of Rothschild (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within. (88 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
43.
Imitation of Life (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson... (111 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
44.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Winner of the 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
45.
One Night of Love (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi... (84 mins.)
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
46.
The Thin Man (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
47.
Viva Villa! (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death... (115 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
48.
The White Parade (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily... (80 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ 7th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
49.
Alice Adams (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America. (99 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
50.
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian... (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
51.
Captain Blood (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
52.
David Copperfield (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child... (130 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
53.
The Informer (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in. (91 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
54.
Les Misérables (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman. (108 mins.)
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
55.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
56.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia... (133 mins.)
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
57.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard the HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ Winner of the 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
58.
Naughty Marietta (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love. (105 mins.)
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
59.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
60.
Top Hat (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 8th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
61.
Anthony Adverse (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves. (141 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ 9th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
62.
Dodsworth (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life. (101 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
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63.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues. (176 mins.)
“ Winner of the 9th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
64.
Libeled Lady (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A newspaper man, his jilted fiance, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel. (98 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
“ 9th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
65.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers. (115 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
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66.
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families. (125 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 9th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
67.
San Francisco (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco. (115 mins.)
“ 9th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
68.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
“ 9th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
69.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
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70.
Three Smart Girls (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ 9th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
71.
The Awful Truth (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
72.
Captains Courageous (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns... (117 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
73.
Dead End (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night. (93 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
74.
The Good Earth (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery. His father gives Wang Lung a freed slave as wife... (138 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
75.
In Old Chicago (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire. (95 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
76.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
“ Winner of the 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
77.
Lost Horizon (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be? (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
78.
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence... (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
79.
Stage Door (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments. (92 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
80.
A Star Is Born (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. (111 mins.)
“ 10th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
81.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
“ 11th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
82.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry King
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83.
Boys Town (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there... (96 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ 11th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
84.
The Citadel (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to... (110 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
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85.
Four Daughters (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
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86.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
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87.
Jezebel (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
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88.
Pygmalion (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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.)
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89.
Test Pilot (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe. (119 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
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90.
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ Winner of the 11th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
91.
Dark Victory (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
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92.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Winner of the 11th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
 
93.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades. (114 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
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94.
Love Affair (1939)
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French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later... (88 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
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95.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
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96.
Ninotchka (1939)
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A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. (110 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
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97.
Of Mice and Men (1939)
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch. (106 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
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98.
Stagecoach (1939)
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A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
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99.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
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100.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
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