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Best Pre-Code Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Pre-code films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all pre-code movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This pre-code movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of pre-code films also contains pre-code movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This pre-code films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best pre-code movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This pre-code movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Help out your favorites on this list by upvoting them to the top of the list.

List of pre-code films includes pre-code movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Make this list even more social by re-ranking it to fit your opinions, making it votable then sharing it with your friends on social networks.

These are the top films in the pre-code genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the pre-code genre in it. Be it the motifs of the pre-code genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Be sure to thums up items like The Gay Divorcee or Hold Your Man if you like them. If we missed any pre-code movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous pre-code movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about pre-code movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the pre-code movies. List includes photos and pre-code movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

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Whether you're at home and want to watch these pre-code movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good pre-code movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest pre-code movies, here is the full pre-code movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    Jean Harlow, James Cagney, Joan Blondell

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    Thelma Todd, Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez

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    Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Maggie Cheung

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    James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour

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    Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sidney Blackmer

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    Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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    Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell

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    John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, John Elliott

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    Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster

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    Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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    Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore

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    Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Bebe Daniels

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    Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Ethel Barrymore

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    Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff, Paul Muni

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    Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, ZaSu Pitts

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

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    Fay Wray, Joel McCrea, Buster Crabbe

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    Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier

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    Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, Eugene Pallette

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    Cary Grant, Mae West, Gilbert Roland

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    Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell

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    Jean Harlow, Charles Boyer, Lewis Stone

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    Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Reginald Owen

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    Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Otto Kruger

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    Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Billy Gilbert

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    Boris Karloff, Noble Johnson, David Manners

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    Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Sr., Frank Fay

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    Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy

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    Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Ruggles

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    Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Hattie McDaniel

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    Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Leon Ames

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    Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire

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    Claudette Colbert, Joseph Schildkraut, C. Aubrey Smith

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    Fay Wray, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo

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    Fay Wray, Frank McHugh, Glenda Farrell

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    Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall

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    Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper

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    Herbert Marshall, Edward Everett Horton, Charlie Ruggles

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    Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

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