My Best Films of 1933

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1.
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
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A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade. (122 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
2.
The Invisible Man (1933)
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (71 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
3.
King Kong (1933)
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
4.
Queen Christina (1933)
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves. (99 mins.)
 
5.
Land Without Bread (1933 Documentary)
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. (30 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
6.
Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
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A New York tramp (Jolson) falls in love with the mayor's amnesiac girlfriend after rescuing her from a suicide attempt (82 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
7.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
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A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play. (97 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
8.
Baby Face (1933)
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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top. (71 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
9.
Ganga Bruta (1933)
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A man kills his wife on their wedding night, after discovering she had been unfaithful. After being acquitted, he moves to the country, where he falls in love with an innocent girl. (82 mins.)
Director: Humberto Mauro
 
10.
New Earth (1933 Documentary)
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The film is a documentary portraying a struggle as man tries to subdue nature. To prevent flooding and for purposes of land reclamation... (36 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
 
11.
Zero for Conduct (1933 Short Film)
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In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day. (44 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
12.
The Mad Doctor (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair. (7 mins.)
 
13.
Lady for a Day (1933)
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
14.
The Patriots (1933)
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
15.
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
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In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected. (68 mins.)
 
16.
Heroes for Sale (1933)
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The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break... (76 mins.)
 
17.
A Song of Lisbon (1933)
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After flunking in medical school, the young and bohemian Vasco need to trick his aunts, the main financers of his studies, preventing them to know that he is not a doctor. (85 mins.)
 
18.
The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933 Short Film)
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The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast." (18 mins.)
Director: Clyde Bruckman
 
19.
Liebelei (1933)
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Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end... (88 mins.)
 
20.
The Mascot (1933 Short Film)
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A toy stuffed dog has just been sewn together when it hears a young child ask for an orange. The child's mother explains that they have no money... (26 mins.)
 
21.
Misère au Borinage (1933 Documentary)
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Documentary about a miner's strike in Borinage. (36 mins.)