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List of the best movies of 1937, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1937 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 1937. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1937 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1937 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list has everything from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Dead End.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1937?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1937?"

1937 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1937. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1937 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more

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The Grand Illusion Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio La Grande Illusion is a 1937 French war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak. The story concerns class relationships among a small group of French ...more

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A Star Is Born Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou A Star Is Born is a 1937 Technicolor romantic drama film produced by David O. Selznick and directed by William A. Wellman, with a script by Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker and Alan ...more

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Nothing Sacred Carole Lombard, Hattie McDaniel, Margaret Hamilton Nothing Sacred is a 1937 Technicolor screwball comedy film directed by William A. Wellman, produced by David O. Selznick, and starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March. with a supporting cast ...more

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Way Out West Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Rosina Lawrence Way Out West is a Laurel and Hardy comedy film released in 1937. It was directed by James W. Horne, produced by Stan Laurel and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This was the second picture ...more

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A Day at the Races Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Maureen O'Sullivan A Day at the Races is the seventh film starring the three Marx Brothers, with Margaret Dumont, Allan Jones, and Maureen O'Sullivan. Like their previous MGM feature A Night at the Opera, this ...more

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The Awful Truth Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot concerns the machinations of a soon-to-be-divorced couple, played by Dunne and Grant, who go to ...more

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The Prisoner of Zenda Ronald Colman, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Prisoner of Zenda is a play by Edward E. Rose and Anthony Hope.

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Heidi Shirley Temple, Sidney Blackmer, nm0871546 Heidi is a 1937 American musical drama film directed by Allan Dwan. The screenplay by Julien Josephson and Walter Ferris was based on the 1880 children's story of the same name by Swiss author ...more

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Kid Galahad Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson Kid Galahad is a 1937 boxing film starring Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and, in the title role, rising newcomer Wayne Morris. It was scripted by Seton I. Miller and directed ...more

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High, Wide, and Handsome Irene Dunne, Dorothy Lamour, Randolph Scott High, Wide, and Handsome is a 1937 American musical film starring Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Alan Hale, Sr., Charles Bickford, and Dorothy Lamour. The 110-minute movie was directed by Rouben ...more

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Knight Without Armour Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh Knight Without Armour is a 1937 British historical drama film made by London Films and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Jacques Feyder and produced by Alexander Korda from a ...more

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Dead End Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Claire Trevor Dead End is a 1937 crime drama film. It is an adaptation of the Sidney Kingsley 1935 Broadway play of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Joel McCrea, and Sylvia Sidney. It is notable as ...more

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Lost Horizon Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Thomas Mitchell Lost Horizon is a 1937 American drama-fantasy film directed by Frank Capra. The screenplay by Robert Riskin is based on the 1933 novel of the same title by James Hilton. The film exceeded its ...more

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Our Gang Follies of 1938 Carl Switzer, Darla Hood, George McFarland Our Gang Follies of 1938 is a 1937 American musical short subject, the 161st short subject entry in Hal Roach's Our Gang series. Directed by Gordon Douglas as a sequel to 1935's Our Gang Follies ...more

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Easy Living Ray Milland, Jean Arthur, William Demarest Easy Living is an American screwball comedy film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Preston Sturges from a story by Vera Caspary, and starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, and Ray Milland. ...more

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Oh, Mr Porter! Moore Marriott, Will Hay, Graham Moffatt Oh, Mr Porter! is a British comedy film starring Will Hay with Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt and directed by Marcel Varnel. While not Hay's most commercially successful, it is probably his ...more

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Shall We Dance Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Edward Everett Horton Shall We Dance is the seventh of the ten Astaire-Rogers musical comedy films. It was released in 1937. The idea for this film originated in the studio's desire to exploit the successful formula ...more

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Captains Courageous Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, it had its world premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie was ...more

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Fire Over England Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey Fire Over England is a 1937 London Film Productions film drama, notable for providing the first pairing of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. It was directed by William K. Howard and written by ...more

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The Toast of New York Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Billy Gilbert The Toast of New York is a 1937 American biopic starring Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, and Jack Oakie. The film is a fictionalized account of the lives of financiers James Fisk and ...more

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King Solomon's Mines Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young King Solomon's Mines is a 1937 British adventure film directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Anna Lee, John Loder and Roland Young. The first of five film ...more

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Stage Door Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New ...more

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One Hundred Men and a Girl Deanna Durbin, Adolphe Menjou, Eugene Pallette One Hundred Men and a Girl is a 1937 American musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Deanna Durbin. Written by Charles Kenyon, Bruce Manning, and James Mulhauser from a story ...more

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The Good Earth Luise Rainer, Paul Muni, Keye Luke The Good Earth is a 1937 American drama film about Chinese farmers who struggle to survive. It was adapted by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, and Claudine West from the play by Donald Davis and ...more

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Make Way for Tomorrow Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi Make Way for Tomorrow is a 1937 American drama film directed by Leo McCarey. The plot concerns an elderly couple who are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five ...more

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I Met Him in Paris Claudette Colbert, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas I Met Him in Paris is a 1937 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, and Robert Young.

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The Bad Man of Brimstone Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Virginia Bruce The Bad Man of Brimstone is a 1937 Western film starring Wallace Beery and directed by J. Walter Ruben. Beery's brother Noah Beery, Sr. appears in a supporting role as a bartender. The ...more

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Dark Journey Vivien Leigh, Conrad Veidt A beautiful, lonely American girl arrives in London ostensibly to join a band. But the band have disappeared leaving her stranded and alone in a strange city, with no-one to turn to.

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Elephant Boy Sabu Dastagir, Walter Hudd, W.E. Holloway Elephant Boy is a 1937 British adventure film starring Sabu in his film debut. Documentary filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty who produced some of the remarkable Indian footage and supervising ...more

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The Hurricane Dorothy Lamour, Mary Astor, John Carradine The Hurricane is a 1937 film set in the South Seas, directed by John Ford and produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions, about a Polynesian who is unjustly imprisoned. The climax features a special ...more

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Dizzy Doctors Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard Dizzy Doctors is the 21st 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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The Prisoner of Zenda David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1937 black-and-white adventure film based on the Anthony Hope 1894 novel of the same name and the 1896 play. Of the many film adaptations, this is considered by many ...more

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Maytime John Barrymore, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Maytime is a 1937 American musical romantic drama film distributed by MGM. It was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and stars Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The screenplay was rewritten from ...more

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Slave Ship Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Wallace Beery Slave Ship is a 1937 film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Warner Baxter and Wallace Beery. The supporting cast features Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Jane Darwell, and Joseph Schildkraut. ...more

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The Life of Emile Zola Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp The Life of Emile Zola is a 1937 American biographical film about French author Émile Zola, played by Paul Muni and directed by William Dieterle. It has the distinction of being the ...more

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Zorro Rides Again Noah Beery, Jr., Noah Beery Zorro Rides Again is a 12-chapter Republic Pictures film serial. It was the eighth of the sixty-six Republic serials, the third with a western theme and the last produced in 1937. The serial was ...more

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Conquest Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen Conquest is a 1937 film which tells the story of the Polish Countess Marie Walewska, who becomes the mistress of Napoleon in order to influence his actions towards her homeland. It stars Greta ...more

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Secret Agent X-9 Lon Chaney, Jr., Monte Blue Secret Agent X-9 is a Universal film serial based on the comic strip Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond.

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Wee Willie Winkie Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Victor McLaglen Wee Willie Winkie is a 1937 American adventure film directed by John Ford. The screenplay by Julien Josephson and Ernest Pascal was based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. The film stars Shirley ...more

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Storm in a Teacup Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Sara Allgood Storm in a Teacup is a 1937 British romantic comedy film starring Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison in his first starring role, Cecil Parker and Sara Allgood. It is based on the German play Sturm im ...more

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Marked Woman Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Ciannelli Marked Woman is a dramatic crime film released by Warner Bros. in 1937. It was directed by Lloyd Bacon, and stars Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, with featured performances by Lola Lane, Isabel ...more

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True Confession Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore True Confession is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, and John Barrymore. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles and based on the play Mon Crime, written by Georges ...more

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Souls at Sea Gary Cooper, George Raft, Robert Cummings Souls at Sea is a 1937 American adventure film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Gary Cooper, George Raft, and Frances Dee. Based on a story by Ted Lesser, the film is about a first mate ...more

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Broadway Melody of 1938 Judy Garland, Robert Taylor, Buddy Ebsen Broadway Melody of 1938 is a 1937 musical film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Roy Del Ruth. The film is essentially a backstage musical revue, featuring high-budget sets and ...more

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Saratoga Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Hattie McDaniel Saratoga is a 1937 American romantic comedy film written by Anita Loos and directed by Jack Conway. The movie stars Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in their sixth and final film collaboration, and ...more

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The Bride Wore Red Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Franchot Tone The Bride Wore Red is a 1937 film, directed by Dorothy Arzner, and starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young and Billie Burke. It was based on the unproduced play The Bride from ...more

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You Only Live Once Henry Fonda, Margaret Hamilton, Sylvia Sidney You Only Live Once is a 1937 crime drama film starring Sylvia Sidney and Henry Fonda. Considered an early film noir, the film was the second directed by Fritz Lang in America. At least 15 ...more

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First Lady Anita Louise, Kay Francis, Preston Foster First Lady is a 1937 film about behind-the-scenes political maneuverings in Washington, D.C. directed by Stanley Logan and starring Kay Francis, Preston Foster, Anita Louise, Walter Connolly and ...more

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Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves Mae Questel, Jack Mercer, Gus Wickie Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves is a two-reel animated cartoon short subject in the Popeye Color Feature series, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on November 26, ...more