1935 - 1939

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1. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 36,766

2. Top Hat (1935)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 14,855 | Gross: $1.78M

3. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 27,342

4. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 18,045

5. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

Votes: 4,381

6. Captain Blood (1935)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure

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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 11,091

7. Anna Karenina (1935)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 4,305 | Gross: $0.87M

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,688

9. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,191

10. The Dawn Rider (1935)

Approved | 53 min | Western

When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice. John later finds the killer of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Dennis Moore, Reed Howes

Votes: 844

11. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 603

12. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who, to avoid detection, "disguises" herself as a boy, "Sylvester." They are ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 2,985

13. Curly Top (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Family, Musical, Romance

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.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,388

14. Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,477

15. Roberta (1935)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt's dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott

Votes: 2,495

16. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing

Votes: 2,158

17. Alice Adams (1935)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 3,143

18. The Little Colonel (1935)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge

Votes: 1,158

19. Naughty Marietta (1935)

G | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 924

20. No More Ladies (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Charles Ruggles, Franchot Tone

Votes: 519 | Gross: $1.12M

21. Paradise Canyon (1935)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 621

22. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

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.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,891

23. Peter Ibbetson (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino

Votes: 1,523

24. The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley

Votes: 1,114

25. Annie Oakley (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Western

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 1,351

26. Bonnie Scotland (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy

Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Lang, William Janney

Votes: 1,511

27. Barbary Coast (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,217

28. Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady

Votes: 2,141

29. The Desert Trail (1935)

Passed | 54 min | Romance, Western

Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: John Wayne, Mary Kornman, Paul Fix, Eddy Chandler

Votes: 700

30. Hands Across the Table (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 1,291

31. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan

Votes: 1,715

32. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Passed | 101 min | Musical, Romance

Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lillian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a newspaper man, ... See full summary »

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,232

33. Reckless (1935)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 871

34. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Music

When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy

Votes: 365

35. Texas Terror (1935)

Approved | 51 min | Western

It was not his sister. It was his daughter.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, LeRoy Mason, Fern Emmett

Votes: 669

36. The Last Outpost (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level.

Directors: Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Cary Grant, Gertrude Michael, Claude Rains, Margaret Swope

Votes: 319

37. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy

Hard-working, henpecked Ambrose Wolfinger takes off from work to go to a wrestling match with catastrophic consequences.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, W.C. Fields | Stars: W.C. Fields, Mary Brian, Kathleen Howard, Grady Sutton

Votes: 953

38. The Wedding Night (1935)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Connecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Anna Sten, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Vinson

Votes: 635

39. Rainbow Valley (1935)

Approved | 52 min | Western

John Martin is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Galt who blows Martin's cover.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 455

40. The New Adventures of Tarzan (I) (1935)

Not Rated | 257 min | Action, Adventure

The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala. It contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker

Votes: 224

41. Lawless Range (1935)

Approved | 53 min | Western

John Middleton is investigating cattle rustling when he is captured and tossed into a cave with Emmett, a rancher who disappeared earlier. They help each other escape and learn that a local... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Frank McGlynn Jr., Jack Curtis

Votes: 335

42. Every Night at Eight (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singing, but they are caught and fired. When ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Alice Faye, Frances Langford, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 88

43. Wings in the Dark (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Romance

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: 437

44. I Live My Life (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, Frank Morgan, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 433

45. Westward Ho (1935)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, History, Western

As a youngster John Wyatt saw his parents killed and his brother kidnapped. On a wagon train heading West he meets his brother who is now a spy for the gang which originally did the dirty work. He and his brother both fall for Mary Gordon.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Frank McGlynn Jr., Jim Farley

Votes: 361 | Gross: $0.50M

46. Love Me Forever (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A man who loves an aspiring opera singer is prepared to sacrifice everything to help her with her career, even though he knows she doesn't love him.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Leo Carrillo, Robert Allen, Spring Byington

Votes: 69

47. After Office Hours (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Constance Bennett, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke

Votes: 528

48. Front Page Woman (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Roscoe Karns, Wini Shaw

Votes: 1,002