Best films, 1935

All worthwhile films of 1935 ranked
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1.
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
2.
The 39 Steps (1935)
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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. (86 mins.)
 
3.
A Night at the Opera (1935)
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
4.
Top Hat (1935)
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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
 
5.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. (75 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
6.
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935)
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A man gets rid of a cheap pot without knowing it contains a map to a treasure. As word spreads, many join in hunting it. (92 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
 
7.
The Good Fairy (1935)
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A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated. (98 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
8.
Happiness (1935)
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A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse... (95 mins.)
 
9.
The Highway (1935)
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Six young men from the city take jobs on a road crew, building a highway of strategic importance to the Chinese Army... (104 mins.)
Director: Yu Sun
 
10.
Captain Blood (1935)
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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
 
11.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
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An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
12.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
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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
 
13.
Toni (1935)
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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture... (81 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
14.
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
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Hard-working, henpecked Ambrose Wolfinger takes off from work to go to a wrestling match with catastrophic consequences. (66 mins.)
Director: Clyde Bruckman
 
15.
The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
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A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her. (79 mins.)
 
16.
David Copperfield (1935)
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world. (130 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
17.
The Informer (1935)
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In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in. (91 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
18.
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
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Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who... (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
19.
Les Misérables (1935)
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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.)
 
20.
'G' Men (1935)
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It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers... (85 mins.)
 
21.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
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Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer. (95 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
22.
Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
23.
Music Land (1935 Short Film)
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The princess violin from the sleepy Land of Symphony is chased by a more lively alto saxophone from the Isle of Jazz. Soon the queen (a viola) discovers them and locks the sax in the metronome. (10 mins.)
 
24.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
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Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
25.
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
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Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers... (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
26.
Bordertown (1935)
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Johnny Ramirez rises from bouncer to partner in Charlie Roark's border town casino. Charlie's wife Marie loves Johnny... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
27.
The Band Concert (1935 Short Film)
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Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm. (9 mins.)
 
28.
The Clairvoyant (1935)
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ... (81 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
29.
Dante's Inferno (1935)
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern... (89 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
30.
Remember Last Night? (1935)
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After a night of wild partying at a friend's house, a couple wake up to discover the party's host has been murdered in his bed... (81 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
31.
The Crusades (1935)
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King Richard and the Third Crusade (1190-1192) are given the DeMille treatment with more spectacle than history. (125 mins.)
 
32.
Black Fury (1935)
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An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
33.
China Seas (1935)
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When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship. (87 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
34.
The Black Room (1935)
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Ignoring an ancient prophecy, evil brother Gregor seeks to maintain his feudal power on his his Tyrolean estate by murdering and impersonating his benevolent younger twin. (70 mins.)
 
35.
Crime and Punishment (1935)
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Man is haunted by a murder he's committed. (88 mins.)
 
36.
Diamond Jim (1935)
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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell. (88 mins.)
 
37.
Call of the Wild (1935)
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Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields... (89 mins.)
Director: William Wellman
 
38.
Barbary Coast (1935)
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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna... (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
39.
Roberta (1935)
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In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt's dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame. (106 mins.)
 
40.
The Ghost Goes West (1935)
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An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick... (95 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
41.
Komposition in Blau (1935 Short Film)
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This is an abstract film in which every motion is in strict synchronization with music, so the description... (4 mins.)
 
42.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
43.
Anna Karenina (1935)
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The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions. (95 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
44.
Dangerous (1935)
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An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
45.
The Fixer Uppers (1935 Short Film)
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Door-to-door greeting card salesmen Stanley and Oliver call upon Mrs. Pierre Gustave, a woman distraught over her husband's neglect... (21 mins.)
Director: Charles Rogers
 
46.
Werewolf of London (1935)
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The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon. (75 mins.)
Director: Stuart Walker
 
47.
The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)
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When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger... (69 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
48.
Alice Adams (1935)
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The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America. (99 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
49.
Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)
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A team of international scientists and engineers attempts to build a tunnel under the ocean. (94 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
50.
She Married Her Boss (1935)
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A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different from taking care of him at work. (85 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
51.
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
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When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems. (60 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
52.
Hands Across the Table (1935)
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A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (80 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
53.
Annie Oakley (1935)
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A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter. (90 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
54.
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
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A Louisiana con man enters his steamboat into a winner-take-all race with a rival while trying to find a witness to free his nephew, about to be hung for murder. (82 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
55.
Romance in Manhattan (1935)
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Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver. (77 mins.)
Director: Stephen Roberts
 
56.
Mississippi (1935)
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Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel... (73 mins.)
 
57.
Whipsaw (1935)
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Hoping to nab a gang of jewel thieves, a government agent poses as a crook and travels across the country with a female thief. (82 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
58.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
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In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity. (96 mins.)
 
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60.
Rendezvous (1935)
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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst... (94 mins.)
 
61.
Mad Love (1935)
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An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives. (68 mins.)
Director: Karl Freund
 
62.
The Wedding Night (1935)
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Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his... (83 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
63.
Black Sheep (1935)
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On a cruise ship a professional gambler comes to the aid of a young man victimized by a jewel thief. The young man turns out to be his son. (76 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
64.
Tit for Tat (1935 Short Film)
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Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store... (19 mins.)
Director: Charles Rogers
 
65.
Curly Top (1935)
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Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary. (75 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
66.
Thicker Than Water (1935 Short Film)
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Oliver's in trouble with his wife after missing a payment on their furniture, having given the money to Stanley... (21 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne