Feature Film, Released between 1933-01-01 and 1933-12-31 (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: 80,231 | Gross: $10.00M

2. The Invisible Man (1933)

TV-PG | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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87 Metascore

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: 31,207

3. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 69 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: 56,005

4. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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83 Metascore

When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.

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

Votes: 10,930 | Gross: $2.30M

5. Ecstasy (1933)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman. She leaves him and one day, she meets a young man and they fall in love. Fate brings the husband together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, Leopold Kramer

Votes: 2,200

6. Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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50 Metascore

The showman who brought Kong to New York returns to Skull Island and finds Kong's son, a spunky 12-footer with a winning personality and his dad's awesome strength.

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

Votes: 4,163 | Gross: $1.34M

7. Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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72 Metascore

A bandleader woos a Latin flame who is already engaged to his employer.

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

Votes: 3,402

8. 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: 4,997

9. Little Women (1933)

Passed | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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92 Metascore

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: 6,519 | Gross: $4.58M

10. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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54 Metascore

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

Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 1,949

11. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.7
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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: 7,432 | Gross: $4.80M

12. She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.3
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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: 5,617 | Gross: $2.00M

13. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A criminal mastermind uses hypnosis to rule the rackets after death.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Thomy Bourdelle, Gustav Diessl

Votes: 11,627

14. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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80 Metascore

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: 4,980

15. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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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: 2,127

16. 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: 6,362

17. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

Passed | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 3,847

18. 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: 1,158

19. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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A portrayal of the triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridgeses, from 1899 to 1933.

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

Votes: 4,693 | Gross: $7.63M

20. Dinner at Eight (1933)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 7,641

21. 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: 5,950

22. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.

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

Votes: 2,455

23. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Music, 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: 3,134 | Gross: $2.85M

24. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

Not Rated | 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: 1,300

25. Roman Scandals (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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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, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, Edward Arnold

Votes: 578

26. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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: 7,248 | Gross: $0.77M

27. Le tunnel (1933)

72 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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An engineer is hired to plan the construction of a undersea tunnel between Europe and the US. However, certain interests don't want to see the tunnel built and use every means at their ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Madeleine Renaud, Jean Gabin, Edmond Van Daële, André Nox

Votes: 117

28. 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: 8,016

29. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

6.9
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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: 3,181

30. Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas, Edward Arnold

Votes: 682

31. Morning Glory (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 2,709

32. Eskimo (1933)

Passed | 117 min | Drama

7.0
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The happy life of an Eskimo is disastrously changed when he mingles with an unscrupulous white trader.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Edgar Dearing, Peter Freuchen, Edward Hearn, Lotus Long

Votes: 411

33. Today We Live (1933)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, Franchot Tone

Votes: 1,046

34. The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Goldstone | Stars: Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 561

35. 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: 2,267

36. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Approved | 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: 1,432

37. The Emperor Jones (1933)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island.

Directors: Dudley Murphy, William C. de Mille | Stars: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank H. Wilson, Fredi Washington

Votes: 885

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

46 min | Drama

5.7
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A reporter is assigned to write an article on a nudist camp.

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

Votes: 115

39. Bogus Bandits (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: 1,813

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: 3,811

41. State Fair (1933)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers

Votes: 761

42. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Directors: Stuart Walker, Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard

Votes: 1,089

43. Ex-Lady (1933)

Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 1,239

44. Hoopla (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A hula dancer at a carnival sets out to seduce the son of the show's manager.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Clara Bow, Preston Foster, Richard Cromwell, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 240

45. International House (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.0
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Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention, television.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 1,186

46. Deluge (1933)

70 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer, Matt Moore

Votes: 416

47. Broadway to Hollywood (1933)

Approved | 85 min | History, Musical

5.9
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Ted and Lulu Hackett are vaudeville's The Hacketts, a fairly successful song-and-dance team. They bring their son Ted Jr. up in the business and he soon eclipses them. When the son is ... See full summary »

Directors: Willard Mack, Jules White | Stars: Alice Brady, Frank Morgan, Jackie Cooper, Russell Hardie

Votes: 259

48. 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: 1,314

49. The Woman Accused (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

6.5
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During a three-day pleasure cruise, a murder victim's friend (John Halliday) tries to trick a new bride (Nancy Carroll) into admitting her guilt.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, John Halliday, Irving Pichel

Votes: 208

50. Torch Singer (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 550


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