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Best Pre-Code Movies List

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite 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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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond

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    Thelma Todd, Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez

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    Elly Annie Schneider, Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy

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    Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Merian C. Cooper

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    Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell

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    Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster

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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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    James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour

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    John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, John Elliott

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    Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Maggie Cheung

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

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    Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Sr., Frank Fay

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    Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Otto Kruger

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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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    Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore

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    Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff, Paul Muni

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    Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

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    Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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    Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore

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    Fay Wray, Frank McHugh, Glenda Farrell

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    Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Bebe Daniels

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    Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Roland Varno

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    Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Billy Gilbert

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    Cary Grant, Mae West, Gilbert Roland

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    Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper

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    Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier

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    Fay Wray, Joel McCrea, Buster Crabbe

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    Boris Karloff, Noble Johnson, David Manners

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    Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

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    Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Ruggles

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    Barbara Stanwyck, Lillian Roth, Preston Foster

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    Claudette Colbert, Joseph Schildkraut, C. Aubrey Smith

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    Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Hattie McDaniel

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    Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy

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    Irving Berlin, Johnny Weissmuller, Eddie Cantor

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    Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, ZaSu Pitts

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    Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire

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    James Burrows, William Demarest, Bessie Love

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    Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Walter Huston

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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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    Lucille Ball, Paulette Goddard, Gloria Stuart

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    Myrna Loy, John Boles, Louise Fazenda

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    Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Ethel Barrymore

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    Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Adolphe Menjou

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