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Best Pre-Code Movies List

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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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Jean Harlow, James Cagney, Joan Blondell

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    Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell

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    Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster

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    Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Merian C. Cooper

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    John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, John Elliott

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    Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond

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

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    Elly Annie Schneider, Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

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    Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Otto Kruger

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    James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour

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    Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore

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    Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff, Paul Muni

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    Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Sr., Frank Fay

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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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    Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Maggie Cheung

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    Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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    Barbara Stanwyck, Lillian Roth, Preston Foster

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    Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Bebe Daniels

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    Fay Wray, Frank McHugh, Glenda Farrell

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    Thelma Todd, Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez

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    Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper

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    Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier

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    Cary Grant, Mae West, Gilbert Roland

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    Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

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    Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Ruggles

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    Claudette Colbert, Joseph Schildkraut, C. Aubrey Smith

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    Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore

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    Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, ZaSu Pitts

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    Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire

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    Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Hattie McDaniel

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    Irving Berlin, Johnny Weissmuller, Eddie Cantor

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    Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Billy Gilbert

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    Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy

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    Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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    Richard Barthelmess, Constance Bennett, Frank Albertson

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    Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, Eugene Pallette

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    Fay Wray, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo

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    Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Walter Huston

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    Lucille Ball, Paulette Goddard, Gloria Stuart

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    Herbert Marshall, Edward Everett Horton, Charlie Ruggles

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    James Burrows, William Demarest, Bessie Love

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    Boris Karloff, Noble Johnson, David Manners

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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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    Charles Butterworth, Charles Judels, Winnie Lightner

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    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable

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    Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Adolphe Menjou

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