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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    The Roaring Twenties is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Frank McHugh

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    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Of Mice and Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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    Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    Bachelor Mother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn

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    Ninotchka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas

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    The Story of Vernon and Irene ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan

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    The Adventures of Sherlock Hol... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

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    Young Mr. Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek

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    Goodbye, Mr. Chips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Greer Garson, John Mills, Paul Henreid

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    Only Angels Have Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

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    Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    Destry Rides Again is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Gilbert

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    Midnight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

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    The Private Lives of Elizabeth... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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    Love Affair is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

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    It's a Wonderful World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    James Stewart, Claudette Colbert, Edgar Kennedy

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    Another Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Myrna Loy, William Powell, Ruth Hussey

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    The Four Feathers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith

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    Nancy Drew... Reporter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frankie Thomas

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    Dodge City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan

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    Gunga Din is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks

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    The Hound of the Baskervilles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Wendy Barrie

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    The Cat and the Canary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard

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    Invisible Stripes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, George Raft

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    Raffles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Olivia de Havilland, David Niven

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    The Great Man Votes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    John Barrymore, Katharine Alexander, Virginia Weidler

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    Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    Union Pacific is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea

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    The Rules of the Game is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette

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    The Real Glory is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    David Niven, Gary Cooper, Broderick Crawford

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    They Made Me a Criminal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield

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    I Stole a Million is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Claire Trevor, George Raft, Victor Jory

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    Jamaica Inn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Robert Newton

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    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Edward Brophy

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    Yes, We Have No Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    Beau Geste is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland

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    Three Sappy People is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    Wings of the Navy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, John Payne

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    The Flying Deuces is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker

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    Susannah of the Mounties is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1939
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    The Spy in Black is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw

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    Intermezzo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Cecil Kellaway

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    Boys' Reformatory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Frankie Darro, Grant Withers, Pat Flaherty

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    Juarez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Muni

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    Tail Spin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Jane Wyman, Alice Faye, Constance Bennett

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    We Want Our Mummy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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