The Best Movies of 1939

List of the best movies of 1939, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1939 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 1939. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1939 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1939 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List movies include Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz and many additional movies as well.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1939?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1939?"

1939 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1939. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1939 aren't just one persons opinion.
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  • The Wizard of Oz
    1
    Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • Gone with the Wind
    2
    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    3
    James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Stagecoach
    4
    John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • Wuthering Heights
    5
    Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: William Wyler
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    6
    Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: William Dieterle
  • Dark Victory
    7
    Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Edmund Goulding
  • Ninotchka
    8
    Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
  • Of Mice and Men
    9
    Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Betty Field
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Lewis Milestone
  • Son of Frankenstein
    10
    Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
  • Destry Rides Again
    11
    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Mischa Auer
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: George Marshall
  • Gunga Din
    12
    Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Victor McLaglen
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: George Stevens
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    13
    Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Sam Wood
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    14
    Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Richard Thorpe
  • Drums Along the Mohawk
    15
    Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, John Carradine
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • The Little Princess
    16
    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Anita Louise
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: William A. Seiter, Walter Lang
  • Young Mr. Lincoln
    17
    Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • Only Angels Have Wings
    18
    Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Babes in Arms
    19
    Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Busby Berkeley
  • The Roaring Twenties
    20
    James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Raoul Walsh
  • Jesse James
    21
    Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Henry King
  • Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
    22
    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Jules White
  • It's a Wonderful World
    23
    Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke
  • Another Thin Man
    24
    William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    25
    Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Alfred L. Werker