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1. Shall We Dance (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore

Votes: 6,173

2. Young and Innocent (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

Votes: 8,078

3. Woman Chases Man (1937)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Charles Winninger, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 281

4. Trade Tattoo (1937)

5 min | Short, Animation, Drama

Abstract animation drawn directly on Technicolor film, some with underlying real life footage of unrelated subjects. Various colorful shapes and patterns move and interact, set to upbeat music.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 449

5. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 6,726

6. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 8,128 | Gross: $4.36M

7. The Awful Truth (1937)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 16,737

8. Stand-In (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 979

9. On the Avenue (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers

Votes: 500

10. Wise Girl (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

Snooty heiress decides to track down her dead sister's kids, who are living a Bohemian life with their uncle in Greenwich Village. Once she finds them, she discovers that the Bohemian life ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Ray Milland, Walter Abel, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 639

11. Dangerous Secrets (1937)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Before he leaves for a posting in India, young Jim Wyndham has a fling with pretty Helen Norwood. After he leaves, Helen marries Prof. Paul Bernardy, a much older man. Four years later Jim returns from India, ready to take up where he left off with Helen, only to find out that she's now married. Complications ensue.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Paul Lukas, Hugh Williams, Linden Travers, Marie Ney

Votes: 95

12. Wake Up and Live (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Musical

Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Alice Faye, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 102

13. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 1,664

14. The Edge of the World (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance

A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Eric Berry

Votes: 1,533

15. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 7,239

16. Easy Living (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

A wealthy banker throws his wife's expensive fur coat off the roof of a building; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni

Votes: 2,843

17. Murder on Diamond Row (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Sebastian Shaw, Ann Todd, Tamara Desni

Votes: 147

18. Dead End (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 5,852

19. Nothing Sacred (1937)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Votes: 5,625

20. Saratoga (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,405 | Gross: $5.30M

21. Seventh Heaven (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 658

22. Breakfast for Two (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Glenda Farrell, Eric Blore

Votes: 766

23. Stella Dallas (1937)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance

A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 4,257 | Gross: $2.00M

24. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 32,106 | Gross: $0.17M

25. Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

A small town electrician becomes a hit singer in New York and gets involved with a gold digger, a thief, an opera singer and the woman he loves.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Kenny Baker, Frank McHugh, Alice Brady, Gertrude Michael

Votes: 118

26. Saturday's Heroes (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A college football star struggles to return integrity to the game.

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Van Heflin, Marian Marsh, Richard Lane, Alan Bruce

Votes: 128

27. Marked Woman (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties".

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 3,245

28. Parnell (1937)

Passed | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 441 | Gross: $1.58M

29. Storm in a Teacup (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.

Directors: Ian Dalrymple, Victor Saville | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood

Votes: 741

30. Love Is News (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Slim Summerville

Votes: 518

31. Café Metropole (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Paris, a young American is in debt to a nightclub owner, who forces him to woo an heiress in hopes of reaping her fortune.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Loretta Young, Tyrone Power, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 502

32. Slim (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

A veteran lineman takes an awe-struck young farmer under his wing, but problems arise when he introduces him to his occasional girlfriend, a pretty nurse.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Henry Fonda, Stuart Erwin, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 325

33. The Great Garrick (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A Paris troupe puts on outlandish performances for a celebrated eighteenth-century British actor in order to convince him of their talents; the arrival of a countess complicates the plot.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Brian Aherne, Olivia de Havilland, Edward Everett Horton, Melville Cooper

Votes: 516

34. Dark Journey (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Joan Gardner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,053

35. The Woman I Love (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

In World War I France, a pilot falls in love with the wife of his friend and superior officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Paul Muni, Miriam Hopkins, Louis Hayward, Colin Clive

Votes: 99

36. Premiere (1937)

82 min | Comedy, Thriller

It's grand premiere at the Revue Theater in Vienna, not only for a new spectacular revue in the large scale, but also for a new star: Carmen Daviot. In his office the theatre manager Frank ... See full summary »

Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Zarah Leander, Attila Hörbiger, Karl Martell, Theo Lingen

Votes: 51

37. Keep Fit (1937)

82 min | Comedy, Musical

A weak, cowardly barber (George Formby)gets fit to win over a beautiful woman. However, she prefers his muscle-bound rival until George challenges him to a boxing match.

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: George Formby, Kay Walsh, Guy Middleton, Gus McNaughton

Votes: 77

38. Feather Your Nest (1937)

86 min | Comedy, Musical

An employee of a record manufacturing company comes up with a hit song.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: George Formby, Polly Ward, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Gilbert Russell

Votes: 61

39. Wings of the Morning (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

First Technicolor movie shot in the British Isles, features Gypsies, horse racing, singing and romance.

Directors: Harold D. Schuster, Glenn Tryon | Stars: Annabella, Henry Fonda, Leslie Banks, Stewart Rome

Votes: 219

40. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore, Allan Lane

Votes: 1,445

41. Exiled to Shanghai (1937)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy

Two rival newspaper men battle over a beautiful woman while covering an overseas civil war.

Directors: Nick Grinde, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Wallace Ford, June Travis, Dean Jagger, William Bakewell

Votes: 52

42. Love Is on the Air (1937)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Andy McCaine is the ace crime reporter for a radio station. However, his exposés of corruption in high places gets him in trouble with the sponsor of his show, E.E. Nichols, who is in ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Ronald Reagan, June Travis, Eddie Acuff, Ben Welden

Votes: 179

43. When Thief Meets Thief (1937)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Valerie Hobson, Alan Hale, Edward Rigby

Votes: 90

44. You Only Live Once (1937)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon

Votes: 5,232

45. History Is Made at Night (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

A wealthy divorcée falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo, Colin Clive

Votes: 1,354

46. They Won't Forget (1937)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy |