The Best Movies of 1939 Films

The Best Movies of 1939

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List of the best movies of 1939, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1939 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1939. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1939 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1939 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List movies include Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz and many additional movies as well.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1939?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1939?"

1939 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1939. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1939 aren't just one persons opinion.


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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    + 16
    - 2
    Gunga Din

    Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks

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  3. 3
    + 19
    - 5
    The Wizard of Oz

    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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  4. 4
    + 16
    - 3
    Stagecoach

    John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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  5. 5
    + 11
    - 1
    Dodge City

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan

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  6. 6
    + 17
    - 5
    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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  7. 7
    + 14
    - 3
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

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  8. 8
    + 10
    - 1
    The Roaring Twenties

    Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Frank McHugh

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  9. 9
    + 11
    - 2
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Greer Garson, John Mills, Paul Henreid

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  10. 10
    + 11
    - 2
    The Four Feathers

    Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith

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    + 11
    - 2
    Ninotchka

    Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas

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  12. 12
    + 10
    - 2
    Young Mr. Lincoln

    Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek

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  13. 13
    + 11
    - 3
    Dark Victory

    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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  14. 14
    + 11
    - 3
    Destry Rides Again

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Gilbert

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    + 9
    - 2
    Intermezzo

    Ingrid Bergman, Hasse Ekman, Gösta Ekman

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    + 9
    - 2
    Wuthering Heights

    Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    + 9
    - 2
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Edmond O'Brien

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    + 10
    - 3
    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Wendy Barrie

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    - 3
    Only Angels Have Wings

    Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

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    + 8
    - 2
    Union Pacific

    Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea

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    + 8
    - 2
    The Rules of the Game

    Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette

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    + 8
    - 2
    The Real Glory

    David Niven, Gary Cooper, Broderick Crawford

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    + 10
    - 4
    Jesse James

    Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, John Carradine

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    + 7
    - 2
    Margarita, Armando y su padre

    Pedro Quartucci, Mecha Ortiz

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    + 9
    - 4
    Midnight

    Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

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    + 8
    - 3
    Jamaica Inn

    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Robert Newton

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    + 7
    - 2
    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

    W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Edward Brophy

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    + 8
    - 3
    I Stole a Million

    Claire Trevor, George Raft, Victor Jory

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    + 8
    - 3
    It's a Wonderful World

    James Stewart, Claudette Colbert, Edgar Kennedy

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    + 8
    - 3
    Zorro's Fighting Legion

    Guy D'Ennery, Sheila Darcy, Budd Buster

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    + 8
    - 3
    Love Affair

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

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    + 7
    - 2
    Susannah of the Mounties
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    + 7
    - 2
    The Oregon Trail

    Johnny Mack Brown, Charles King, Edward LeSaint

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    + 8
    - 3
    The Oklahoma Kid

    Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Stuart Holmes

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    + 7
    - 2
    The Gorilla

    Bela Lugosi, Anita Louise, Patsy Kelly

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    + 8
    - 3
    The Lion Has Wings

    Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez

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    + 7
    - 2
    The Flying Deuces

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker

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    + 6
    - 1
    The Spy in Black

    Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw

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    + 7
    - 2
    They Made Me a Criminal

    Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield

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    + 6
    - 1
    Tail Spin

    Jane Wyman, Alice Faye, Constance Bennett

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    + 7
    - 2
    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan

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  42. 42
    + 8
    - 3
    Son of Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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    + 7
    - 2
    Three Sappy People

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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  44. 44
    + 6
    - 1
    We Want Our Mummy

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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  45. 45
    + 7
    - 2
    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

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    + 7
    - 2
    Three Little Sew and Sews

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    + 6
    - 1
    Beau Geste

    Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland

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    + 6
    - 1
    Devil's Island

    Boris Karloff

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    + 6
    - 1
    Bachelor Mother

    Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn

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    + 8
    - 3
    The Little Princess

    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Anita Louise

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