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 Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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    The Roaring Twenties is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    The Roaring Twenties Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Frank McHugh

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

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

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    Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Stagecoach John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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    Of Mice and Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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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

    Ninotchka Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas

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    The Adventures of Sherlock Hol... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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    The Story of Vernon and Irene ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan

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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

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

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    Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    Only Angels Have Wings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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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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    Destry Rides Again is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Gilbert

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    The Private Lives of Elizabeth... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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

    Love Affair Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

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    Dodge City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan

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    The Four Feathers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith

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    Gunga Din is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks

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    It's a Wonderful World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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    Another Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Myrna Loy, William Powell, Ruth Hussey

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    Invisible Stripes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, George Raft

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    Nancy Drew... Reporter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frankie Thomas

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    The Hound of the Baskervilles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Wendy Barrie

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    The Real Glory is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    David Niven, Gary Cooper, Broderick Crawford

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

    Wuthering Heights Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Edward Brophy

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    They Made Me a Criminal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield

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

    Olivia de Havilland, David Niven

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    The Cat and the Canary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard

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    The Great Man Votes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    John Barrymore, Katharine Alexander, Virginia Weidler

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    Union Pacific is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea

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    The Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Anita Louise

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    The Rules of the Game is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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    The Angels Wash Their Faces is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Eduardo Ciannelli

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    Jamaica Inn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

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

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    I Stole a Million is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Claire Trevor, George Raft, Victor Jory

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    Never Say Die is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Bob Hope, Andy Devine, Martha Raye

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    Golden Boy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

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    Each Dawn I Die is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    James Cagney, George Raft, Maxie Rosenbloom

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    Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ronald Reagan, William Forsythe, Margaret Lindsay

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    Three Little Sew and Sews is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    Susannah of the Mounties is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1939
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    Three Sappy People is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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

    Beau Geste Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland

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    Yes, We Have No Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    Intermezzo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1939

    Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Cecil Kellaway

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