Feature Film, Released between 1933-01-01 and 1933-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 27,082

2. King Kong (1933)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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90 Metascore

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 74,998 | Gross: $10.00M

3. The Mayor of Hell (1933)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the state reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,270

4. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 9,905 | Gross: $2.30M

5. Parachute Jumper (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.7
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To share expenses, unemployed Alabama moves in with also unemployed Bill and Toodles. Bill is hired by a gangster's mistress and ultimately becomes the gangster's bodyguard. Alabama ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd

Votes: 753

6. Picture Snatcher (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White

Votes: 1,270

7. Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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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: 977

8. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.8
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93 Metascore

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 53,074

9. Ex-Lady (1933)

Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 1,074

10. The Working Man (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The vacationing head of a successful shoe company is placed as his rival's trustee, unbeknown to them.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, Hardie Albright

Votes: 841

11. Hard to Handle (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 601

12. Ecstasy (1933)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, Leopold Kramer

Votes: 1,955

13. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 5,694

14. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 6,739 | Gross: $4.80M

15. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh

Votes: 4,253

16. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 1,753

17. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,708

18. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.6
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 7,267

19. Dinner at Eight (1933)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow

Votes: 7,065

20. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 5,721

21. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

7.1
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A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge

Votes: 935

22. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,330

23. Lucky Devils (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A stuntman makes a bad husband and a husband makes a bad stuntman." It rings true when ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: William Boyd, Dorothy Wilson, William Gargan, Bob Rose

Votes: 124

24. She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 5,036 | Gross: $2.00M

25. Roman Scandals (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.7
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A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, The Goldwyn Girls, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 506

26. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime

8.0
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A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 10,540

27. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,719 | Gross: $0.77M

28. Morning Glory (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan

Votes: 2,426

29. Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman.

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 3,120

30. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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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: 4,106 | Gross: $7.63M

31. The Thrill Hunter (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Cowboy Buck Crosby is a big blowhard and a liar. His supposedly great race car driving and flying feats gets him invited to co-star with Marjorie Lane in a Western. He survives the auto ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Buck Jones, Dorothy Revier, Arthur Rankin, Edward LeSaint

Votes: 73

32. Design for Living (1933)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 5,202

33. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 2,110

34. Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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50 Metascore

The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

Votes: 3,595 | Gross: $1.34M

35. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 2,727 | Gross: $2.85M

36. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 3,395

37. The Vampire Bat (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne

Votes: 2,004

38. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,873

39. Lady for a Day (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,517

40. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 2,073

41. Lady Killer (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,472

42. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,085

43. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard

Votes: 947

44. A Study in Scarlet (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 737

45. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,263

46. His Private Secretary (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Dick Wallace secretly marries a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who thinks she is a gold digger, is opposed. She takes a job with the company under her maiden name to prove she's okay.

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 552

47. Female (1933)

Unrated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Dieterle, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 1,441

48. A Shriek in the Night (1933)

Unrated | 66 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, Harvey Clark, Purnell Pratt

Votes: 761

49. Heroes for Sale (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Gordon Westcott

Votes: 1,937

50. Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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The Duke is wrongly convicted for a killing, but he escapes from prison and heads out west to find the real killer.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 968


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