Feature Film, Released between 1936-01-01 and 1936-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 213,598 | Gross: $0.16M

2. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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82 Metascore

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler - but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 20,671

3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A simple small-town man inherits a massive fortune and is immediately hounded by those who wish to take advantage of him.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 19,431

4. Libeled Lady (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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When a socialite sues a big paper for libel, the editor responsible calls in the help of his ignored fiancée and a former employee to frame her and make the false story seem true.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 6,902

5. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the mob for his supposed murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 11,076

6. The Only Son (1936)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.8
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A widow sends her only son away to receive a better education. Years later, she visits him, finding him a poor school teacher with a wife and son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama, Yoshiko Tsubouchi

Votes: 3,078

7. Dodsworth (1936)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor

Votes: 8,051

8. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 9,278

9. Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Antonio R. Frausto, Domingo Soler, Manuel Tamés, Ramón Vallarino

Votes: 617

10. Swing Time (1936)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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91 Metascore

Roguish gambler/dancer "Lucky" Garnett is challenged by his fiance's father to come up with $25,000 to prove he's worthy of her hand. But after he falls in love with a dance instructor, Lucky'll do anything to keep from earning the bucks.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick

Votes: 12,100

11. The Story of a Cheat (1936)

81 min | Comedy

7.6
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Adolphe Borchard, Marcel Lucien, Raymond Clunie

Votes: 1,948

12. César (1936)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama

7.6
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Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 1,278

13. They Were Five (1936)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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Five unemployed penniless workers win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But difficulties come to split their friendly group apart.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos, Viviane Romance

Votes: 1,043

14. The Lower Depths (1936)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Suzy Prim, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt

Votes: 2,924

15. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

Votes: 12,278

16. Sisters of the Gion (1936)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Yôko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 2,382

17. Camille (1936)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 7,234 | Gross: $1.15M

18. These Three (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 2,282

19. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,869

20. Our Relations (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy

7.4
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Two pairs of long-lost twin brothers experience high jinks involving a valuable ring, cases of mistaken identity, and gangsters.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler

Votes: 2,752

21. Mr. Thank You (1936)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A friendly bus driver and his passengers over the duration of one journey through the mountains to the nearest train station.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Ken Uehara, Ryuji Ishiyama, Einosuke Naka, Michiko Kuwano

Votes: 906

22. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Passed | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

Votes: 2,263

23. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The boss of a publishing company is a womanizer and a jerk, but what would happen if he suddenly disappeared?

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Marcel Lévesque

Votes: 2,907 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)

Passed | 68 min | Mystery

7.3
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A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 1,932

25. Priest of Darkness (1936)

82 min | Drama

7.2
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This movie is about a young stall owner called Onami and her troublesome brother. It all starts when her brother takes a small knife from a samurai who carelessly left it at their stall; ... See full summary »

Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Shizue Yamagishi, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 347

26. Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.2
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Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 607

27. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The author of a controversially racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity status from her provincial small-town neighbors, who'd be scandalized if they knew.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall

Votes: 2,104

28. San Francisco (1936)

Passed | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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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: 4,807

29. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,954

30. Osaka Elegy (1936)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Seiichi Takegawa, Chiyoko Ôkura, Shinpachirô Asaka

Votes: 2,005

31. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,800

32. Follow the Fleet (1936)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 3,899

33. Craig's Wife (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.2
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A domineering woman marries a wealthy man for his money, and then uses her position to further her own ambitions for money and power.

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Rosalind Russell, John Boles, Billie Burke, Jane Darwell

Votes: 814

34. Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Mystery

7.2
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When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Helen Wood, Thomas Beck

Votes: 1,359

35. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 3,021

36. By the Bluest of Seas (1936)

71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Two best friends shipwreck on an island in the Caspian Sea and fall in love with the same woman while helping the villagers of their new home.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Samad Mardanov | Stars: Yelena Kuzmina, Lev Sverdlin, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Alexei Dolinin

Votes: 854

37. Stowaway (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

7.1
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A young girl lost in Shanghai is taken in by an American playboy and his girlfriend.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 1,195

38. Sabotage (1936)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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85 Metascore

A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder

Votes: 14,655

39. Rembrandt (1936)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The respected painter takes to drink and faces down scandal after his wife dies.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,530

40. Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart, Jack Haley

Votes: 1,295

41. Mayerling (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Marthe Régnier, Yolande Laffon

Votes: 671 | Gross: $0.24M

42. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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86 Metascore

An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

Votes: 2,108

43. Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The heir to a huge fortune is presumed drowned, then shows up, is then murdered.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Warner Oland, Rosina Lawrence, Charles Quigley, Henrietta Crosman

Votes: 1,387

44. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 4,468

45. Captain January (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 1,196

46. Let's Make a Dream (1936)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A husband who has just cheated on his wife returns home in the early morning, puzzled. He finds there, without knowing it, the lover of his wife, to whom he confesses his infidelity.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Raimu, Jacqueline Delubac, Arletty

Votes: 403

47. Redes (1936)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

7.0
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A story of burgeoning labor rights amongst poor fishermen in a small village in Mexico.

Directors: Emilio Gómez Muriel, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Silvio Hernández, David Valle González, Rafael Hinojosa, Antonio Lara

Votes: 562

48. Flash Gordon (1936)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 2,137

49. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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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: 1,538

50. The Devil-Doll (1936)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano

Votes: 3,842


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