Released between 1933-01-01 and 1933-12-31, United States (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. King Kong (1933)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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90 Metascore

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 74,464 | Gross: $10.00M

2. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,215

3. Female (1933)

Unrated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Dieterle, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 1,423

4. Lilly Turner (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama

6.5
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A carnival magician deserts his wife when he finds out she's pregnant. She then marries the carnival's barker, but finds herself attracted to a young engineer.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 332

5. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 26,588

6. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.8
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93 Metascore

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 52,732

7. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 9,834 | Gross: $2.30M

8. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 5,650

9. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,057 | Gross: $7.63M

10. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 5,621

11. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,288

12. Dinner at Eight (1933)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow

Votes: 7,044

13. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh

Votes: 4,204

14. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 1,736

15. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.6
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 7,184

16. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 6,680 | Gross: $4.80M

17. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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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.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,673 | Gross: $0.77M

18. Roman Scandals (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.7
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A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, The Goldwyn Girls, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 499

19. She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 5,012 | Gross: $2.00M

20. Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman.

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 3,096

21. Riders of Destiny (1933)

Passed | 53 min | Music, Romance, Western

5.5
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Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Cecilia Parker, Forrest Taylor, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 837

22. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,666

23. Design for Living (1933)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 5,153

24. Morning Glory (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan

Votes: 2,390

25. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,853

26. The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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50 Metascore

The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

Votes: 3,553 | Gross: $1.34M

27. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 2,707 | Gross: $2.85M

28. The Vampire Bat (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne

Votes: 1,975

29. The Little Giant (1933)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson, Russell Hopton

Votes: 949

30. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

70 min | Drama

7.1
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A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge

Votes: 924

31. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 2,094

32. The Rustler's Roundup (1933)

56 min | Western

6.4
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Winters is after the Brand ranch and his man Brett who is foreman there is rustling the Brand stock. But Tom is on to their game and breaks up their attempt to buy the ranch. When they plan... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Tom Mix, Diane Sinclair, Noah Beery Jr., Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 8

33. Elysia (Valley of the Nude) (1933)

46 min | Drama

6.1
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A reporter is assigned to write a article on a nudist camp.

Director: Carl Harbaugh | Stars: Constance Allen, Betty De Salle, Bryan Foy, Hobart Glassey

Votes: 80

34. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 4,477 | Gross: $0.25M

35. Popeye the Sailor (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Musical

7.7
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Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 1,454

36. Lady Killer (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,463

37. Christopher Strong (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A famous female flier and a member of Parliament drift into a potentially disastrous affair.

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Colin Clive, Billie Burke, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,197

38. Man's Castle (1933)

75 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,222

39. Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Horror

6.5
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A monomaniacal zoologist is pathologically jealous of his beautiful but unfaithful wife Evelyn and will not stop short of murder to keep her.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott

Votes: 845

40. Lady for a Day (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,470

41. The Devil's Brother (1933)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw.

Directors: Hal Roach, Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd

Votes: 1,636

42. His Double Life (1933)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hopkins | Stars: Roland Young, Lillian Gish, Montagu Love, Lumsden Hare

Votes: 275

43. Busy Bodies (1933)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dick Gilbert, Charlie Hall

Votes: 2,153

44. Snow-White (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,602

45. Night of Terror (1933)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Sally Blane, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 367

46. Kid 'in' Africa (1933)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.0
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Missionary Cradlebait goes to the jungle to "civilize" the cannibals, but ends up in a cooking pot.

Director: Jack Hays | Stars: Shirley Temple, Danny Boone Jr.

Votes: 177

47. Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Frankie Darro, Rochelle Hudson, Edwin Phillips, Dorothy Coonan Wellman

Votes: 1,653

48. Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that '... See full summary »

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 958

49. Polly Tix in Washington (1933)

11 min | Comedy, Short

4.7
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A child runs for the Senate, in a short film where toddlers play adults.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Eugene Butler, Gloria Ann Mack, Georgie Smith

Votes: 130

50. Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Passed | 200 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Julie Bishop, Edward Woods, Philo McCullough

Votes: 558


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