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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gold Diggers of 1935 Gloria Stuart, Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell Gold Diggers of 1935 is a Warner Bros. musical film directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley and starring Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart and Alice Brady, and featuring Winifred ...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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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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Man on the Flying Trapeze Walter Brennan, W. C. Fields, Mary Brian Man on the Flying Trapeze is a 1935 comedy film starring W. C. Fields as a henpecked husband. As with his other roles of this nature, Fields is put-upon throughout the film, but triumphs in the

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Black Room Boris Karloff, Robert (Tex) Allen, Marian Marsh The Black Room is a 1935 mystery-horror film, directed by Roy William Neill. The movie stars Boris Karloff in a dual role as twin brothers. The film also features Marian Marsh and Robert Allen. ...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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Romance in Manhattan Ginger Rogers, Francis Lederer, Arthur Hohl Romance in Manhattan is an American comedy/romance film directed by Stephen Roberts, starring Francis Lederer and Ginger Rogers, and released by RKO Radio Pictures.

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Steamboat Round the Bend Will Rogers, Eugene Pallette, Anne Shirley Steamboat Round the Bend is a 1935 American comedy film directed by John Ford. The film stars Will Rogers and was released a few weeks after his death in an airplane crash.

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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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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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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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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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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 Case of the Curious Bride Margaret Lindsay, Warren William, Donald Woods The Case of the Curious Bride is a 1935 mystery film, the second in a series starring Warren William as Perry Mason, following The Case of the Howling Dog. The story is based on the novel of 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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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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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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Mad Love Peter Lorre, Colin Clive, Sara Haden Mad Love is a 1935 American horror film, an adaptation of Maurice Renard's story The Hands of Orlac. It was directed by German-émigré film maker Karl Freund, and stars Peter Lorre ...more

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Party Wire Jean Arthur, Robert (Tex) Allen, Victor Jory Party Wire is a 1935 drama film starring Jean Arthur and Victor Jory. It was based on the novel of the same name by Bruce Manning. In a small town, an overhead conversation on a telephone party ...more

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Life Begins at Forty Will Rogers, Rochelle Hudson, Sterling Holloway Life Begins at Forty is a 1935 black-and-white film starring Will Rogers and Richard Cromwell. It is based on the non-fiction self-help book Life Begins at 40 by Walter B. Pitkin.

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I Live My Life Joan Crawford, Frank Morgan, Brian Aherne I Live My Life is a 1935 American comedy-drama film, starring Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, and Frank Morgan, and is based on the story "Claustrophobia" by A. Carter Goodloe.

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The Gilded Lily Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Fred MacMurray The Gilded Lily is a 1935 American romantic comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, and C. Aubrey Smith. Written by Claude Binyon, the ...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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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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Shanghai Loretta Young, Charles Boyer Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast ...more