Year 1933

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1. Ace of Aces (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, War

A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Bellamy, Theodore Newton

Votes: 287

2. Advice to the Forlorn (1933)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Lee Tracy, Sally Blane, Paul Harvey, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 59

3. After Tonight (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

While romancing a beautiful Russian countess, a captain in the Austrian intelligence service is assigned to capture "K-14", a clever spy who has so far managed to remain undetected. What ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland, Edward Ellis, Sam Godfrey

Votes: 253

4. Air Hostess (1933)

67 min | Drama

In World War I, pilot Bob King is shot and killed in France. His friends Ted "Lucky" Hunter (James Murray) and Pa Kearns (J.M. Kerrigan) pledge to look after his daughter, Kitty (Evalyn ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, James Murray, Arthur Pierson, Thelma Todd

Votes: 100

5. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 1,788

6. Ann Carver's Profession (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama

After graduation from Hampden University, Bill "Lightning" Graham, a football star, and Ann Carver, who just passed her bar exam, marry. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Ann takes on ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Fay Wray, Gene Raymond, Claire Dodd, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 159

7. Ann Vickers (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

A prison reformer and a controversial judge fall in love and have a child out of wedlock.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 524

8. Another Language (1933)

Approved | 77 min | Drama

Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Louise Closser Hale, John Beal

Votes: 261

10. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 5,797

11. The Barbarian (1933)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An American tourist catches the eye of a disguised Arab prince who decides to kidnap her, then try to win her love.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Myrna Loy, Reginald Denny, Louise Closser Hale

Votes: 450

12. Beauty for Sale (1933)

87 min | Drama, Romance

A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Her contact with these men leads to a series of affairs.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Madge Evans, Alice Brady, Otto Kruger, Una Merkel

Votes: 313

13. Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A former prostitute, determined to reform upon leaving prison, falls in love with a cotton barge owner and must choose between him and her banker lover.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Pert Kelton

Votes: 665

14. A Bedtime Story (1933)

87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Parisian playboy plays father to an abandoned baby who interferes with his womanizing.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Helen Twelvetrees, Edward Everett Horton, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 76

15. Before Dawn (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

Sinister forces compete to find the million dollars in gold hidden by recently deceased gangster Joe Valerie in his family's old dark house 15 years earlier,

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland, Dudley Digges

Votes: 245

16. Berkeley Square (1933)

Passed | 88 min | Fantasy, Romance

A young American man comes to believe that he can will himself back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meet his ancestors, who lived in the house he has just inherited.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor, Irene Browne

Votes: 679

17. The Big Cage (1933)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A circus on the verge of bankruptcy decides to save itself by staging a animal act with lions and tigers for the first time.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Anita Page, Andy Devine, Vince Barnett

Votes: 36

18. Bitter Sweet (1933)

93 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A young girl falls in love with a young conductor in Vienna, and they marry. Their marriage, however, is threatened by a wealthy man who sets his sights on the wife.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Fernand Gravey, Miles Mander, Clifford Heatherley

Votes: 60

19. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

Votes: 3,290

20. Blind Adventure (1933)

Approved | 65 min | Mystery

An American in London stumbles on a criminal ring.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Roland Young, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 139

21. Blondie Johnson (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors: Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard | Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, Earle Foxe

Votes: 401

22. Blood Money (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

Bill Bailey (George Bancroft) is a Los Angeles, California bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee, Chick Chandler

Votes: 275

23. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 2,135

24. The Bowery (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray

Votes: 406

25. Brief Moment (1933)

71 min | Drama

A dissolute rich society boy marries a worldly nightclub singer, and she begins to have a wholly unexpected effect on him.

Director: David Burton | Stars: Carole Lombard, Gene Raymond, Donald Cook, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 218

26. Broadway Bad (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Music

Showgirl Joan Blondell, supported by her friend Ginger Rogers, fights for the custody of her son during a divorce hearing.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Joan Blondell, Ricardo Cortez, Ginger Rogers, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 131

27. Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)

90 min | Musical

Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Constance Cummings, Russ Columbo, Paul Kelly, Blossom Seeley

Votes: 188

28. Broadway to Hollywood (1933)

Approved | 85 min | History, Musical

Ted and Lulu Hackett are vaudeville's The Hacketts, a fairly successful song-and-dance team. They bring their son Ted Jr. up in the business and he soon eclipses them. When the son is ... See full summary »

Directors: Willard Mack, Jules White | Stars: Alice Brady, Frank Morgan, Jackie Cooper, Russell Hardie

Votes: 192

29. Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bette Davis, Lewis Stone, Pat O'Brien, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,024

30. By Candlelight (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Beautiful woman mistakes a prince's butler for the prince.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Elissa Landi, Paul Lukas, Nils Asther, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 88

31. Captured! (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British prisoner of war becomes imprisoned alongside his best friend from home, though he is unaware that while he was captured, the friend began an affair with his wife.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Paul Lukas, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 361

32. For Love or Money (1933)

73 min | Comedy

A schemer and his daughter have lived the high life, but they are out of cash. A last-ditch plan to lure investors goes awry when the electric company shows up to turn off the lights. But the new employee brings hope and something more.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie, Robert Donat, Morris Harvey

Votes: 70

33. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,189 | Gross: $7.63M

34. Central Airport (1933)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama

Aviator Jim Blaine and his brother Neil are rivals not only as daredevil flyers, but also for the love of parachutist Jill Collins.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Alfred E. Green | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Sally Eilers, Tom Brown, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 343

35. Chance at Heaven (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious mechanic is tempted to desert his wonderful girlfriend when a silly but rich debutante falls for him.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marian Nixon, Andy Devine

Votes: 397

36. The Chief (1933)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

A timid man (Ed Wynn) is thrust into the spotlight when his father is honored as a hero. He blunders into a series of adventures because of a woman (Dorothy Mackaill) and becomes a hero ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Ed Wynn, Charles 'Chic' Sale, Dorothy Mackaill, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 59

37. Child of Manhattan (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Buck Jones, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 188

38. Christopher Bean (1933)

75 min | Comedy

When the painter Christopher Bean dies, some unscrupulous art dealers try to get several of his paintings cheaply from a family who have no idea of their value.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 19

39. Christopher Strong (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A famous female flier and a member of Parliament drift into a potentially disastrous affair.

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Colin Clive, Billie Burke, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,226

40. The Circus Queen Murder (1933)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Suave, lip-reading DA Thatcher Colt plans to get away from the big city for a while. So he and his secretary, Miss Kelly hop on a train for an Upstate NY town called Gilead. They expect a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Donald Cook, Greta Nissen, Ruthelma Stevens

Votes: 256

41. Clear All Wires! (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Buckley is an unethical reporter who manipulates the news for his own benefit as much as he reports it. When he is in Paris to get a medal for being rescued from his alleged kidnappers, he ... See full summary »

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Lee Tracy, Benita Hume, Una Merkel, James Gleason

Votes: 104

42. Cocktail Hour (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Cynthia Warren, independently wealthy through her ability as an illustrator and poster artist, rebels against the premise that every woman is destined for matrimony and motherhood, and ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Randolph Scott, Sidney Blackmer, Muriel Kirkland

Votes: 58

43. College Coach (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Drama, Sport

Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Pat O'Brien, Arthur Byron

Votes: 370

44. College Humor (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Music

A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle

Votes: 167

45. Counsellor at Law (1933)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama