30s The Best Movies of 1935  

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List of the best movies of 1935, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1935 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 1935. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1935 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1935 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Movies on this list include Mutiny on the Bounty and Bride of Frankenstein.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1935?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1935?"

1935 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1935. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1935 aren't just one persons opinion.
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The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John ...more

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Triumph of the Will Triumph of the Will is a 1935 propaganda film directed, produced, edited and co-written by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, which was attended by more ...more

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Captain Blood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone Captain Blood is a 1935 American swashbuckling film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Ross Alexander. The film was made by First ...more

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Mickey Rooney, Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1935 American romance fantasy film of William Shakespeare's play, directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle, and starring Ian Hunter, James Cagney, Mickey ...more

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Top Hat Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire Top Hat is a 1935 screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer named Jerry Travers, who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick. He meets ...more

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Bride of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to Frankenstein. Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester ...more

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Mark of the Vampire Bela Lugosi, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill Mark of the Vampire is a 1935 horror film, starring Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, and Jean Hersholt, and directed by Tod Browning. It is a talkie remake of ...more

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Mutiny on the Bounty Clark Gable, David Niven, James Cagney Mutiny on the Bounty is an American 1935 drama film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the ...more

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Anna Karenina Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone, Maureen O'Sullivan Anna Karenina is a 1935 film adaptation of the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and directed by Clarence Brown. The film stars Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone and Maureen ...more

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Alice Adams Katharine Hepburn, Hattie McDaniel, Fred MacMurray Alice Adams is a 1935 romantic film made by RKO. It was directed by George Stevens and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner, and Jane Murfin. The ...more

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The Informer Heather Angel, Victor McLaglen, Jack Mulhall The Informer is a 1935 dramatic film, released by RKO. The plot concerns the underside of the Irish War of Independence, set in 1920. It stars Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, ...more

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A Tale of Two Cities Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Edna May Oliver A Tale of Two Cities is a 1935 film based upon Charles Dickens' 1859 historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities. The film stars Ronald Colman as Sydney Carton, Donald Woods and Elizabeth Allan. The ...more

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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Gary Cooper, J. Carrol Naish, Monte Blue The Lives of a Bengal Lancer is a 1935 American adventure-romantic-comedy film loosely adapted from the 1930 book of the same name by British-Indian author Francis Yeats-Brown. The film is a ...more

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A Night at the Opera Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Leonard Marx A Night at the Opera is a 1935 American comedy film starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, and Harpo Marx, and featuring Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, and Walter Woolf ...more

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Barbary Coast Edward G. Robinson, Walter Brennan, Joel McCrea Barbary Coast is a 1935 American historical drama film directed by Howard Hawks. Shot in black-and-white and set in San Francisco during the Gold Rush era, the film combines elements of crime, ...more

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Naughty Marietta Elsa Lanchester, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Naughty Marietta is a 1935 film based on the operetta Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert. Jeanette MacDonald stars as a princess who flees an arranged marriage. She sails for New Orleans and is ...more

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Curly Top Shirley Temple, Rochelle Hudson, John Boles Curly Top is an American musical film directed by Irving Cummings. The screenplay by Patterson McNutt and Arthur J. Beckhard focuses on the adoption of a young orphan by a wealthy bachelor and ...more

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Dangerous Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Franchot Tone Dangerous is a 1935 American drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Bette Davis in her first Oscar-winning role. The screenplay by Laird Doyle is based on his story Hard Luck Dame.

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G Men James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Barton MacLane G Men is a 1935 Warner Bros. crime film starring James Cagney, Ann Dvorak, and Margaret Lindsay, and presenting Lloyd Nolan's film debut. According to Variety Magazine, the movie was one of the ...more

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Les Misérables Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Cedric Hardwicke Les Misérables is a 1935 American drama film starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton based upon the famous Victor Hugo novel of the same name. The movie was adapted by W. P. Lipscomb ...more

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The Crusades Loretta Young, Joseph Schildkraut, C. Aubrey Smith The Crusades is a 1935 American historical adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and originally released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Loretta Young as Berengaria of ...more

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China Seas Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The ...more

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Ruggles of Red Gap Charles Laughton, Sam Lufkin, Roland Young Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1935 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles and ZaSu Pitts, and featuring Roland Young and Leila Hyams. It was ...more

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Murder on a Honeymoon Edna May Oliver, Leo G. Carroll, James Gleason Murder on a Honeymoon is an American 1935 mystery film starring Edna May Oliver and James Gleason. This was the third and last time Oliver portrayed astute schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers and ...more

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The Call of the Wild Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Reginald Owen The Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Jack Oakie. Based on Jack London's novel of the same name, the ...more

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The Glass Key Veronica Lake, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd The Glass Key is the first of two film adaptations of the classic suspense novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett. The film was released in 1935 starring George Raft, featuring Edward Arnold ...more

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The Dark Angel Merle Oberon, Fredric March, Herbert Marshall The Dark Angel is a 1935 film which tells the story of three childhood friends, two male, one female. When the woman chooses one of the men to marry, the other, jealous, sends his rival off into ...more

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Sylvia Scarlett Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Edmund Gwenn Sylvia Scarlett is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, based on The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett, a novel by Compton MacKenzie. Directed by ...more

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Uncivil Warriors Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard Uncivil Warriors is the eighth short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

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Crime and Punishment Peter Lorre, Robert (Tex) Allen, Edward Arnold Crime and Punishment is a 1935 film directed by Josef von Sternberg for Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Joseph Anthony and S.K. Lauren from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel of the same ...more

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Tit for Tat Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch Tit for Tat is a 1935 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. It was the only direct sequel they made, following the story of the previous year's Them Thar Hills. Tit for Tat was also ...more

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Roberta Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. It was an adaptation of a 1933 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was ...more

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The Roaring West Buck Jones, Frank McGlynn, Sr. The Roaring West is a Universal film serial.

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Star of Midnight Ginger Rogers, William Powell, Gene Lockhart Star of Midnight is an American mystery-comedy film released by RKO Pictures in 1935. William Powell was loaned out in this movie from MGM to star with Ginger Rogers.

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David Copperfield Basil Rathbone, W. C. Fields, Maureen O'Sullivan David Copperfield is a 1935 American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based upon the Charles Dickens novel The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David ...more

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The Littlest Rebel Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt The Littlest Rebel is a 1935 American dramatic film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by Edwin J. Burke was adapted from a play of the same name by Edward Peple and focuses on the ...more

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Werewolf of London Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington, J. M. Kerrigan Werewolf of London is a 1935 Horror film starring Henry Hull and produced by Universal Pictures. Jack Pierce's eerie werewolf make-up was simpler than his version six years later for Lon Chaney, ...more

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Broadway Melody of 1936 Jack Benny, Robert Taylor, Buddy Ebsen Broadway Melody of 1936 is a musical film released by MGM in 1935. In New York, the film opened at the Capitol Theatre, the site of many prestigious MGM premieres. It was a follow-up of sorts to ...more

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Bonnie Scotland Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anne Grey Bonnie Scotland is a 1935 American film starring Laurel and Hardy, produced by Hal Roach for Hal Roach Studios and directed by James W. Horne. Although the film begins in Scotland, a large part ...more

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The Last Days of Pompeii Basil Rathbone, nm0129894, John Wood The Last Days of Pompeii is a 1935 drama film directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack.

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The Ghost Goes West Robert Donat, Eugene Pallette, Jean Parker The Ghost Goes West is a British romantic comedy/fantasy film starring Robert Donat, Jean Parker, and Eugene Pallette, and directed by René Clair, his first English-language film. The ...more

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The Raven Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Ian Wolfe The Raven is a 1935 American horror film directed by Lew Landers and starring Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi. The picture revolves around Edgar Allan Poe's famous homonymous poem, ...more

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Texas Terror John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes, LeRoy Mason Texas Terror is a 1935 American romantic Western film starring John Wayne and Lucile Brown, and directed by Robert N. Bradbury.

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Thanks a Million Dick Powell, Fred Allen, Ann Dvorak Thanks a Million is a 1935 musical film produced and released by 20th Century Fox and directed by Roy Del Ruth. It stars Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak and Fred Allen, and features Patsy Kelly, David ...more

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She Couldn't Take It Joan Bennett, George Raft, Billie Burke She Couldn't Take It is a 1935 comedy film made at Columbia Pictures, directed by Tay Garnett, written by C. Graham Baker, Gene Towne and Oliver H.P. Garrett, and starring George Raft and Joan ...more

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She Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce She is a 1935 American film produced by Merian C. Cooper. Based on H. Rider Haggard's novel of the same name, the screenplay combines elements from all the books in the series: She, She and ...more

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Reckless Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone Reckless is a 1935 American musical film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, William Powell and Franchot Tone. David O. Selznick wrote the story, using the pseudonym Oliver ...more

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Private Worlds Claudette Colbert, Joan Bennett, Charles Boyer Private Worlds is a drama film which tells the story of the staff and patients at a mental hospital, and the chief of the hospital who has problems dealing with a female psychiatrist. The film ...more

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Paradise Canyon John Wayne, Yakima Canutt, Earle Hodgins Paradise Canyon is a 1935 Western film starring John Wayne, directed by Carl L. Pierson. The film was Wayne's final Monogram Pictures/Lone Star Production Western. John Wyatt is a government ...more

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Ah, Wilderness! Mickey Rooney, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery Ah, Wilderness! is a 1935 American film adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play of the same name starring Wallace Beery. The picture was shot in Grafton, Massachusetts, at the common in the center ...more