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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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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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Of Mice and Men Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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Stagecoach John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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Ninotchka Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas

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Dark Victory Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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The Roaring Twenties Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Frank McHugh

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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan

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Bachelor Mother Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips Greer Garson, John Mills, Paul Henreid

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Only Angels Have Wings Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

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Midnight Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

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Love Affair Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Edmond O'Brien

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It's a Wonderful World James Stewart, Claudette Colbert, Edgar Kennedy

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Another Thin Man Myrna Loy, William Powell, Ruth Hussey

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Young Mr. Lincoln Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek

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Destry Rides Again James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Gilbert

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Nancy Drew... Reporter Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frankie Thomas

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The Four Feathers Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith

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The Cat and the Canary Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard

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Drums Along the Mohawk Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine

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The Rules of the Game Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette

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Dodge City Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Wendy Barrie

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Gunga Din Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks

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The Old Maid Bette Davis, Donald Crisp, William Lundigan

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Invisible Stripes Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, George Raft

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Raffles Olivia de Havilland, David Niven

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The Flying Deuces Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker

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The Great Man Votes John Barrymore, Katharine Alexander, Virginia Weidler

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Daughters Courageous Claude Rains, John Garfield, Donald Crisp

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Wuthering Heights Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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Jesse James Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, John Carradine

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The Little Princess Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Anita Louise

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Union Pacific Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea

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In Name Only Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis

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Jamaica Inn Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Robert Newton

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The Real Glory David Niven, Gary Cooper, Broderick Crawford

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I Stole a Million Claire Trevor, George Raft, Victor Jory

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They Made Me a Criminal Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield

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The Spy in Black Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw

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Three Sappy People Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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Intermezzo Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Cecil Kellaway

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Yes, We Have No Bonanza Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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Daybreak Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, Arletty