Classic Movies I want to watch S-Z

by mmcarlso | created - 17 Dec 2011 | updated - 02 Jan 2013 | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords


IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. So Ends Our Night (1941)

117 min | Drama, War

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan, Frances Dee, Glenn Ford

Votes: 300

This is thematically a very important movie in Cinema History, but I can't sit through it. It will stay on this list so that others might find and enjoy.

2. The Paradine Case (1947)

Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

Votes: 8,370

I have begun watching this film. However, it is slow moving and I might not get back to it. I am not a huge Hitchcock fan

3. The Impatient Years (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

To rekindle their love, a divorce judge orders a couple whose marriage is on the rocks to re-enact their four-day breakneck courtship.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Jean Arthur, Lee Bowman, Charles Coburn, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 215

4. Too Many Husbands (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas, Harry Davenport

Votes: 1,014

5. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore

Votes: 1,216

6. Whirlpool (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight, but after a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter. When a pregnant Helen vows to wait for ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 184

7. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

Votes: 2,853

8. The Easiest Way (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Growing up in a poor working-class family, Laura decides not to marry the boy-next-door and instead accepts wealthy, older Will Brockton's invitation to move in with him. After falling in ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page

Votes: 349

9. Strangers May Kiss (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Against her friends wishes, Lisbeth moves to Mexico to live with her lover.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Neil Hamilton, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 346

10. Shipmates (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The handsome young seaman John Paul Jones falls in love with Kit Corbin. Kit is the daughter of admiral Ben Corbin. But John is unable to act upon his love because of social class ... See full summary »

Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Ernest Torrence, Dorothy Jordan, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 81

11. When Ladies Meet (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Beaumont, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy, Alice Brady

Votes: 665

12. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell, Frank Morgan

Votes: 882

13. This Thing Called Love (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Binnie Barnes, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 81

14. The Feminine Touch (1941)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Don Ameche, Kay Francis, Van Heflin

Votes: 598

15. What a Woman (1943)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A literary agent is pursued by the charming writer of a popular magazine while she attempts to sway one of her clients, a handsome but innocent college professor, to star in an upcoming movie based on his best-selling novel The Whirlwind.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 189

16. The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An obsessively bitter war widow and one of the men her husband saved in WW2 meet. He tries to convince her the sacrifice was necessary, but her problem isn't that simple. And can she help ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Sid Caesar, Betsy Blair

Votes: 250

17. Thirteen Women (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ursula plots to murder 12 women with her supernatural powers.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Jill Esmond, Myrna Loy

Votes: 879

18. Topaze (I) (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Comedy

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a rich Baron and his mistress use the teacher's name and outstanding reputation in a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: John Barrymore, Myrna Loy, Reginald Mason, Jobyna Howland

Votes: 608

19. Wings in the Dark (1935)

75 min | Adventure, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In his dedicated pursuit of technology that will aid pilots to safely "fly blind" during adverse conditions, aerial innovator Ken Gordon is literally blinded in an accident, but this setback doesn't deter him from his goal.

Director: James Flood | Stars: Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Roscoe Karns, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 417

20. Whipsaw (1935)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hoping to nab a gang of jewel thieves, a government agent poses as a crook and travels across the country with a female thief.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Harvey Stephens, William Harrigan

Votes: 536

21. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, May Robson

Votes: 2,555

22. To Mary - with Love (1936)

87 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Ian Hunter, Claire Trevor

Votes: 25

23. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 601

24. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,318

25. The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 3,983

26. So Goes My Love (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jane Budden, a country girl goes to the big city, determined to find and marry a wealthy man. Instead, she meets and marries Hiram Maxim, a struggling inventor. After their marriage, his ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Myrna Loy, Don Ameche, Rhys Williams, Bobby Driscoll

Votes: 253

27. Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 3,594

28. This Is the Night (1932)

80 min | Comedy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An affair is almost exposed when Claire's husband unexpectedly returns early from Summer Olympics.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Roland Young, Thelma Todd, Cary Grant, Lili Damita

Votes: 444

29. Thirty Day Princess (1934)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 537

30. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 11,029

31. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 5,571

32. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd

Votes: 828

33. The Other Love (1947)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she ... See full summary »

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, Richard Conte, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 495

34. The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An artist forms an attachment with a woman on holiday in the country. As the relationship develops, his behavior and information about his past cause her increasing concern.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 2,778

35. The Gay Sisters (1942)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp

Votes: 563

36. You Belong to Me (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A jealous and insecure newlywed man interferes with his wife's medical work in order to prevent her from seeing attractive male patients.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Edgar Buchanan, Roger Clark

Votes: 493

37. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer

Votes: 1,550

38. The Bride Walks Out (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Extremely proud, Michael Martin made fashion model Carolyn quit her job, after their marriage. Carolyn quickly, quietly and secretly did get another job, when she realizes Michael cannot successfully make their financial ends meet, alone.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Robert Young, Ned Sparks

Votes: 463

39. The Secret Bride (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Warren William, Glenda Farrell, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 337

40. The Purchase Price (1932)

TV-PG | 68 min | Drama, Comedy

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A torch singer becomes a mail-order bride for a farmer.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lyle Talbot, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,006

41. She Wanted a Millionaire (1932)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Joan Bennett, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, James Kirkwood

Votes: 26

42. Woman of the Year (1942)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 7,559

43. The Bride Wore Red (1937)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 667

44. The Shining Hour (1938)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 664

45. Susan and God (1940)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Comedy

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Fredric March, Ruth Hussey, John Carroll

Votes: 861 | Gross: $0.82M

46. When Ladies Meet (1941)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Greer Garson, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 809

47. Sailor's Lady (1940)

67 min | Comedy

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Jon Hall, Joan Davis, Dana Andrews

Votes: 18

48. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,004

49. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    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.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

Votes: 4,159

50. Saratoga (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,205 | Gross: $5.30M

51. Wife Wanted (1946)

73 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh, Robert Shayne, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 61

52. The Man Who Lost Himself (1941)

72 min | Comedy

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Brian Aherne, Kay Francis, Henry Stephenson, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 28

53. Women in the Wind (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A pilot enters an aviation race in order to win enough money to pay for her brother's medical treatment, and encounters difficulty with a rival pilot.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, William Gargan, Victor Jory, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 174

54. Secrets of an Actress (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Ian Hunter, Gloria Dickson

Votes: 278

55. Women Are Like That (1938)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: Kay Francis, Pat O'Brien, Ralph Forbes, Melville Cooper

Votes: 127

56. Stolen Holiday (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kay Francis, Claude Rains, Ian Hunter, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 351

57. The Goose and the Gander (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Wife #1 wants ex-husband to catch second wife being unfaithful.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Genevieve Tobin, John Eldredge

Votes: 233

58. The Keyhole (1933)

TV-G | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Glenda Farrell, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 279

59. Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 10,591

60. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 6,411

61. Waterloo Bridge (1931)

81 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 2,067

62. The Man Who Played God (1932)

TV-G | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Violet Heming, André Luguet

Votes: 718

63. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

TV-G | 78 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,122

64. The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 798

65. Special Agent (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Alexander Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez, Jack La Rue

Votes: 568

66. That Certain Woman (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,002

67. The Old Maid (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,524

68. The Great Lie (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,711

69. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Votes: 5,493

70. So This Is London (1930)

92 min | Comedy

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Hiram Draper is an all-American self-made man who profoundly distastes everything British. Yet he must travel to London with his family. When Junior falls in love with an aristocratic girl,... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Will Rogers, Irene Rich, Frank Albertson, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 7

71. Stage Mother (1933)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A vaudeville star has to leave her daughter with her dead husband's stuffy Boston parents while she makes a living. But when the daughter shows some talent, the mother become a stage mother... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Alice Brady, Maureen O'Sullivan, Franchot Tone, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 195

72. Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Unrated | 104 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well.

Directors: Cedric Gibbons, James C. McKay, Jack Conway | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 4,101

73. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)

Passed | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 1,218

74. The Flame Within (1935)

72 min | Drama

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Psychiatrist finds herself falling for her patient.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ann Harding, Herbert Marshall, Maureen O'Sullivan, Louis Hayward

Votes: 151

75. Woman Wanted (1935)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Joel McCrea, Lewis Stone, Louis Calhern

Votes: 249

76. Spring Madness (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In their last semester at Harvard, Sam Thatcher and his roommate, who is nicknamed "The Lippencott", have grand ideas of seeing the remote corners of the world, they having booked passage ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 172

77. Sporting Blood (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Drama

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Myles Vanders feuds with hardnosed stable owner Davis Lockwood. Myles takes revenge by romancing and marrying Lockwood's daughter Linda. But as the big race looms nearer, Myles is ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lewis Stone, William Gargan

Votes: 76

78. Safety in Numbers (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A songwriter hires three chorus girls to show him the "underside" of big-city life.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Kathryn Crawford, Josephine Dunn, Carole Lombard

Votes: 70

79. Up Pops the Devil (1931)

74 min | Comedy

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The marriage of an advertising man is jeopardized when he gets a chance to sell a novel he's been working on and quits his job to concentrate on writing. In order to support the family, the... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Stuart Erwin, Carole Lombard, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 36

80. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 22,089

81. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne,... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, James Stewart, Eddie Albert, Roland Young

Votes: 525

82. The Stratton Story (1949)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,162

83. The Jackpot (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason, Fred Clark

Votes: 719

84. Small Town Girl (1936)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »

Directors: William A. Wellman, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine

Votes: 624

85. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,583

86. The Shopworn Angel (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel

Votes: 1,101

87. State's Attorney (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 217

88. True Confession (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,091

89. The Great Man Votes (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: John Barrymore, Peter Holden, Virginia Weidler, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 416

90. The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 1,460

91. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 333

92. We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 605

93. The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 709

94. Vigil in the Night (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nurse Anne Lee blames herself for a fatal mistake of her sister Lucy, who also is a nurse. Anne loses her job, and gets a new one at a poorly equipped country hospital. There she falls in ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Carole Lombard, Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne, Julien Mitchell

Votes: 597

95. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 21,123

96. The Crusades (1935)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

King Richard and the Third Crusade (1190-1192) are given the DeMille treatment with more spectacle than history.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 808

97. The White Parade (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily a story of the stern discipline and laborious physical and mental toil they endure in ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Loretta Young, John Boles, Dorothy Wilson, Muriel Kirkland

Votes: 45

98. The Devil's in Love (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Unjustly convicted of murdering the major who transferred him to another outpost, a doctor makes good his escape then sets out to prove his innocence using another identity.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Victor Jory, Loretta Young, Vivienne Osborne, David Manners

Votes: 76

99. She Had to Say Yes (1933)

Unrated | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the ... See full summary »

Directors: George Amy, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Loretta Young, Winnie Lightner, Lyle Talbot, Regis Toomey

Votes: 246

100. The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

TV-G | 88 min | Romance, Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 394