The Best Movies of 1933  

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List of the best movies of 1933, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1933 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 1933. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1933 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1933 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Movies include everything from Duck Soup to King Kong.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1933?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1933?"

1933 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1933. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1933 aren't just one persons opinion.
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James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour
Footlight Parade is a 1933 American musical film starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell and featuring Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert and Ruth Donnelly. The ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, Billy Barty
Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. It stars Warren ...more
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Jean Harlow, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone
Bombshell is a 1933 American Pre-Code romantic comedy-drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Forbes and Franchot Tone. The ...more
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Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres
State Fair is a movie directed by Henry King and starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, and Lew Ayres. The film was based on a novel by Phil Stong, was the first of three film versions of the ...more
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Helen Mack, Paul Fix, William Bailey
Fargo Express is a 1933 western film directed by Alan James based on the story by Jack Natteford and Earle Snell.
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Josef Swickard, Frank Lackteen, William Desmond
The Perils of Pauline is a 1933 American film serial, and sound film remake, of the Pathé original. The 12-chapter "cliffhanger" was produced by Universal Studios. Evalyn Knapp, ...more
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Will Rogers
Doctor Bull is a 1933 American comedy film directed by John Ford, based on the James Gould Cozzens novel The Last Adam. Will Rogers portrays a small town doctor who must deal with a typhoid ...more
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Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland
After Tonight is a 1933 World War I spy film starring Constance Bennett and Gilbert Roland, and directed by George Archainbaud. The studio considered firing Bennett after the film lost $100,000 ...more
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John Gielgud, Jessie Matthews
The Good Companions is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Victor Saville starring Jessie Matthews and John Gielgud. It is based on the novel of the same name by J.B. Priestley.
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Heinz Rühmann, Walter Janssen, Friedrich Ettel
The Merry Heirs is a 1933 German comedy film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Heinz Rühmann, Max Adalbert, Lien Deyers and Friedrich Ettel. The premiere was on 6 March 1933.
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Victor McLaglen, Regis Toomey, Tully Marshall
Laughing at Life is a 1933 American film directed by Ford Beebe.
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The Lark
La calandria is a 1933 Mexican film. It was directed by Fernando de Fuentes.
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La noche del pecado Carlos Orellana
La noche del pecado is a 1933 Mexican film. It stars Carlos Orellana.
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Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot
King Kong is a 1933 American fantasy monster/adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was from an ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
42nd Street is a 1933 American Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, and the script was ...more
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George "Gabby" Hayes, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Gail Patrick
The Phantom Broadcast is a 1933 Mystery Film written by Tristram Tupper and directed by Phil Rosen.
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5 raske piger
5 raske piger is a 1933 Danish comedy film directed by A. W. Sandberg and starring Karina Bell.
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George McFarland, Billy Bletcher, Lee Phelps
Bedtime Worries is a 1933 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 124th Our Gang short that was released.
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Knee Deep in Music Ruth Etting, Harry Akst, Edward Eliscu
Knee Deep in Music is a 1933 music and short film directed by Alfred J. Goulding.
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Tatsuo Saito, Tomio Aoki, Takeshi Sakamoto
Passing Fancy is a 1933 silent movie produced by Shochiku Company, directed by Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu and starring Takeshi Sakamoto, Nobuko Fushimi, Den Obinata and Chouko Iida. It won ...more
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Cross Fire Tom Keene
Cross Fire is a 1933 film directed by Otto Brower.
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Tamara Makarova, Boris Livanov
The Deserter is a 1933 Soviet film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin.
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Aleksandr Chistiakov, Vladimir Uralsky, Ivan Novoseltsev
A Simple Case is a 1932 Soviet film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Mikhail Doller.
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Excess Baggage Finlay Currie, Frank Pettingell, Claud Allister
Excess Baggage is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Redd Davis and starring Claud Allister, Frank Pettingell, Sydney Fairbrother, Rene Ray, Gerald Rawlinson and Viola Compton. Its plot ...more
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Faut réparer Sophie Pierre Palau, Odette Talazac, Pierre Darteuil
Faut réparer Sophie is a 1933 French film written by André Mouézy-Éon and directed by Alexandre Ryder released on 1933.