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The Best Movies of 1936  

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List of the best movies of 1936, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1936 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 1936. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1936 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1936 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list includes Modern Times, The Bohemian Girl and more movies.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1936?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1936?"

1936 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1936. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1936 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Cary Grant, Joan Bennett
Big Brown Eyes is a 1936 crime/detective film. In the film, police officer Danny Barr is chasing jewel robbers. His girlfriend Eve Fallon is initially working as a manicurist, but quickly takes ...more
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Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Edward LeSaint
Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. The film is a ...more
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Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in her first featured role. Based on the 1935 short story Opera Hat ...more
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Carole Lombard, Jane Wyman, William Powell
My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory La Cava. The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on 1101 Park ...more
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Wendy Barrie, Charles Lane, Herbert Rawlinson
Ticket to Paradise is a 1936 fictional drama film written by Ray Harris, Jack Natteford, and Nathanael West and directed by Aubrey Scotto.
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Dancing at Lughnasa
Dancing at Lughnasa is a 1990 play by dramatist Brian Friel set in Ireland's County Donegal in August 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg. It is a Memory play told from the point of view of ...more
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Mummy's Boys Barbara Pepper, Robert Woolsey
Mummy's Boys is a 1936 film directed by Fred Guiol.
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Stanisław Sielański, Aleksander Żabczyński, Loda Niemirzanka
Będzie lepiej is a 1936 Polish comedy film directed by Michał Waszyński.
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Rainbow Dance
Rainbow Dance is a 1936 British animated film, created by New Zealand-born animation pioneer Len Lye and released by the GPO Film Unit. This is Lye's second film to be viewed by the public. It ...more
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Camel Through the Eye of a Needle Hugo Haas, Oldřich Nový
Camel Through the Eye of a Needle is a 1936 Czechoslovak comedy film directed by and starring Hugo Haas. The title is an allusion to the "eye of a needle" aphorism.
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Straight from the Shoulder
Straight from the Shoulder is a 1936 film directed by Stuart Heisler.
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Freshman Love Patricia Ellis
Freshman Love is a 1936 sound film based on George Ade's oft filmed play The College Widow. This version is directed by William McGann and is a comedy-musical starring Patricia Ellis. This is ...more
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Le vagabond bien-aimé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1936
Le vagabond bien-aimé
Le vagabond bien-aimé is a 1936 film directed by Curtis Bernhardt.
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Janghwa Hongryeon jeon
Story of Janghwa and Hongryeon is a 1936 Korean silent film. The film is based on a popular Korean fairy tale "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon" which had been adapted into film versions in ...more
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Gene Lockhart, Grant Mitchell, H.B. Warner
The Garden Murder Case is a 1936 mystery film written by Bertram Millhauser and directed by Edwin L. Marin.
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Vocalizing Edgar Kennedy
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Ring Around the Moon John Qualen, Douglas Fowley, Donald Cook
Ring Around the Moon is a drama film written by Paul Perez and directed by Charles Lamont.
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Pepper
Pepper is a 1936 comedy film directed by James Tinling.
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Jenny Margo Lion, Jean-Louis Barrault, Charles Vanel
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Jack of All Trades Jack Hulbert
Jack of All Trades is a 1936 comedy film directed by Jack Hulbert and Robert Stevenson.
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Missing Girls Sidney Blackmer, Ann Doran, Muriel Evans
Missing Girls is a 1936 American film directed by Phil Rosen.
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Club de femmes Danielle Darrieux, Josette Day, Junie Astor
Club de femmes is a 1936 French film directed and written by Jacques Deval, and starring Danielle Darrieux.
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Warren Hymer, George Beranger, Wini Shaw
King of the Islands is 1936 short romantic comedy film written by Joe Traub and directed by Ralph Staub.
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Reunion Rochelle Hudson, Slim Summerville, Sara Haden
Reunion is a film directed by Norman Taurog released on Nov 20, 1936.
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Sunset of Power
Sunset of Power is a 1936 film directed by Ray Taylor.