Entertainment 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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