1931 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1931 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
M (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ 975 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
City Lights (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ 855 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
Frankenstein (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ 476 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
Dracula (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ 294 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
Monkey Business (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship. (77 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
“ 98,81 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
The Public Enemy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. (83 mins.)
“ 95,99 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. (98 mins.)
“ 88,80 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
Little Caesar (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob... (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ 72,42 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
Night Nurse (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children. (72 mins.)
“ 33,03 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
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.)
“ 32,74 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
La Chienne (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Cashier Maurice Legrand is married to Adele, a terror. By chance, he meets Lucienne, "Lulu", and makes her his mistress... (91 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ 30,57 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
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
“ 30,23 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin. (86 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ 23,65 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
A Free Soul (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him. (93 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ 22,45 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
Marius (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M... (130 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Korda
“ 20,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
Mata Hari (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I. (89 mins.)
“ 20,77 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
The Miracle Woman (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
“ 16,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
Tonight or Never (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer. (80 mins.)
Director: Mervyn Leroy
“ 14,21 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences. (88 mins.)
“ 12,73 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. (112 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
“ 12,47 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
City Streets (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison. (83 mins.)
“ 11,31 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
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
“ 11,13 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Tokyo Chorus (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A married Tokyo man faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague. (90 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ 10,92 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
Svengali (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves. (81 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ 10,64 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
Street Scene (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Twenty-four hours elapse on the stoop of a Hell's Kitchen tenement as a microcosm of the American melting pot interacts with each other during a summer heatwave. (80 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ 9,83 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
Indiscreet (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up. (92 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ 9,22 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
Blonde Crazy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Adventures of a cocky con man and his glamorous accomplice. (79 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ 9 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
The Criminal Code (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated. (97 mins.)
“ 8,86 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
The Bad Sister (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme... (68 mins.)
Director: Hobart Henley
“ 8,05 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
Comradeship (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion. (93 mins.)
“ 6,76 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
Guilty Hands (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover. (69 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ 6,05 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
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
“ 6,03 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and plans to quit dancing. Before she does, she meets a handsome and rich gentleman. (75 mins.)
“ 5,33 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
Dirigible (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jack Bradon is tasked to reach the South Pole with a dirigible. (100 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
“ 5,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful. (90 mins.)
Director: Phil Jutzi
“ 3,89 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
Emil und die Detektive (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandma with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money, it is up to him and a group of children to save the day. (75 mins.)
“ 3,24 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
Millie (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Millie's life begins to crumble when she finds out her husband is having an affair. (85 mins.)
“ 2,77 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
24 Hours (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime. (66 mins.)
Director: Marion Gering
“ 2,62 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
Congress Dances (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep... (85 mins.)
Director: Erik Charell
“ 2,08 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
The Guilty Generation (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Romeo and Juliet love story between the son of a brutal Italian bootlegger and the daughter of his bitter ex-partner, who is engaged in a blood feud with his one-time friend. (82 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
“ 1,94 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
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“ 1,39 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Suspicion surrounds a lieutenant for killing his father. (93 mins.)
“ 1,35 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
Quick Millions (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day. (72 mins.)
Director: Rowland Brown
“ 1,33 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
Iron Man (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis. (73 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ 1,10 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
A House Divided (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a small Pacific village, a widowed fisherman marries a girl young enough to be his daughter. Complications ensue when the new wife falls in love with her husband's son. (70 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 1,05 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
Stolen Heaven (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(76 mins.)
Director: George Abbott
“ 0,97 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
Expensive Women (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Expensive Women is a 1931 Pre-Code talking film drama. It was produced by First National Pictures and... (60 mins.)
Director: Hobart Henley
“ 0,90 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
48.
Chances (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two brothers on leave fall for the same girl in World War I London. (72 mins.)
Director: Alan Dwan
“ 0,81 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
49.
Morals for Women (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A desperate woman turns to prostitution but is saved by true love in this vintage cautionary tale. (65 mins.)
“ 0,64 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
50.
Secrets of a Secretary (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
WHen her father dies, a wealthy young women discovers that she's not wealthy at all--her father lost... (71 mins.)
Director: George Abbott
“ 0,30 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
51.
Danton (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(92 mins.)
Director: Hans Behrendt
“ 0,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat