Film The Best Movies of 1937  

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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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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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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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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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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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Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young Topper is an American comedy film starring Constance Bennett and Cary Grant which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man, Cosmo Topper who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving ...more

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

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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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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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Lucy Hall added Rosalind Russell, Robert Montgomery, May Whitty Night Must Fall is a 1937 film adaptation of the Emlyn Williams play of the same name. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and adapted by John Van Druten. It stars Robert Montgomery, Rosalind ...more

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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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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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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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Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Lloyd Nolan Internes Can't Take Money is a 1937 American drama film directed by Alfred Santell and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Lloyd Nolan, and Stanley Ridges. McCrea portrays Dr. Kildare in the ...more

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Marlene Dietrich, Melvyn Douglas, Herbert Marshall Angel is a 1937 American comedy-drama film made by Paramount Pictures. It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a screenplay by Samson Raphaelson and Frederick Lonsdale, adapted by ...more

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Tyrone Power, Sonja Henie, Bobby Vitale Thin Ice is a United States comedy/romance film directed by Sidney Lanfield starring Tyrone Power and figure skater Sonja Henie.

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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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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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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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Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Barton MacLane The Prince and the Pauper is a 1937 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mark Twain. It starred Errol Flynn, twins Billy and Bobby Mauch in the title roles, and Claude Rains. The ...more

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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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Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery The Last of Mrs. Cheyney is a drama/comedy motion picture starring Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery and Frank Morgan. The film tells the story of a chic jewel thief in England, ...more

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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

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James Stewart, Gale Sondergaard, Simone Simon Seventh Heaven is an American romantic drama film released in 1937 by 20th Century Fox, directed by Henry King, and starring Simone Simon and James Stewart. The film is a remake of the 1927 ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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Robert Montgomery, Marion Davies Ever Since Eve is a 1937 romantic comedy film starring Marion Davies and Robert Montgomery.

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Alfred Hitchcock, Basil Radford, Edward Rigby Young and Innocent is a 1937 British crime thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Nova Pilbeam and Derrick De Marney. Based on the 1936 novel A Shilling for Candles by Josephine ...more

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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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Lucy Hall added Tyrone Power, Loretta Young Second Honeymoon is a 1937 screwball romantic comedy, starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young about a newly remarried woman who finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy ...more

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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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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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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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Errol Flynn Green Light is a 1937 American film directed by Frank Borzage. The film is adapted from a novel written by Lloyd C. Douglas. The novel is closely related to Douglas' previous book, Magnificent ...more

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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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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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Lana Turner, Claude Rains, Edward Norris They Won't Forget is a 1937 film directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It was based on a novel by Ward Greene called Death in The Deep South, which was in turn a fictionalized account of a real life case: ...more

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Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns A Damsel in Distress is a 1937 English-themed Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen. With a screenplay by P. G. Wodehouse, loosely ...more

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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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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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Myrna Loy, William Powell, Edgar Kennedy Double Wedding is a 1937 romantic comedy film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, and featuring Florence Rice, John Beal, Jessie Ralph and Edgar Kennedy. This was the seventh pairing of ...more

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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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Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Gaston Modot Pépé le Moko is a 1937 French film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin. The film depicts an infamous gangster, nicknamed Pépé le Moko. The film is ...more

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Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise That Certain Woman is a 1937 American drama film written and directed by Edmund Goulding. It is a remake of Goulding's 1929 film The Trespasser, Gloria Swanson's first sound film.

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Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Kay Francis Confession is a 1937 drama film starring Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Basil Rathbone and Jane Bryan. It was directed by Joe May and is a scene-for-scene remake of the 1935 German film Mazurka ...more

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Peter Lorre, John Carradine, Sidney Blackmer Thank You, Mr. Moto is the second in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto. It was based on the novel of the same name by the detective's creator, John P. Marquand. Mr. Moto ...more