Best Drama Movies of 1931


City Lights

8.5/10 IMDB

In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann, Albert Austin, Eddie Baker, Henry Bergman, Buster Brodie ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1931-02-01


7.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Henry Frankenstein attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster, but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being and eventually must confront his tormented creation.

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Marilyn Harris, Michael Mark ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1931-11-19

The Public Enemy

7.6/10 IMDB

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell, Donald Cook, Leslie Fenton, Beryl Mercer, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Murray Kinnell, Clark Burroughs ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-04-23


7.4/10 IMDB

British estate agent Renfield travels to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula, who is interested in leasing a castle in London and is, unbeknownst to Renfield, a vampire. After Dracula enslaves Renfield and drives him to insanity, the pair sail to London together, and as Dracula begins preying on London socialites, the two become the subject of study for a supernaturalist professor, Abraham Van Helsing.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade, Joan Standing, Charles K. Gerrard, Nicholas Bela ..
Directed by: Tod Browning, Karl Freund
Release date: 1931-02-12

Little Caesar

7.2/10 IMDB

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr., Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Ince, Thomas E. Jackson, Stanley Fields, Maurice Black, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-01-25


7.4/10 IMDB

The youngsters Matahi and Reri are in love with each other. The old warrior Hitu announces that Reri is to be the new chosen virgin for the gods. This means she must stay untouched, otherwise she and her lover will be killed. But Matahi abducts and escapes with her to an island ruled by the white man, where their gods would be harmless and powerless.

Starring: Matahi, Anne Chevalier, Bill Bambridge, Hitu, Jules ..
Directed by: F. W. Murnau
Release date: 1931-08-01

The Champ

7.3/10 IMDB

A broken-down alcoholic prizefighter struggles to keep custody of his adoring son.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates, Edward Brophy, Hale Hamilton, Marcia Mae Jones, Dannie Mac Grant, Frank Hagney, Dell Henderson ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1931-11-21

Five Star Final

7.3/10 IMDB

Searching for headlines at any cost, an unscrupulous newspaper owner forces his editor to print a serial based on a past murder, tormenting a woman involved.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell, George E. Stone, Frances Starr, Ona Munson, Boris Karloff, Aline MacMahon, Oscar Apfel ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-09-26
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

7.4/10 IMDB

In World War I London, Myra is an American out-of-work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American who enlisted in the Canadian army. After they fall for each other, Roy tricks Myra into visiting his family, who live in a country estate outside London, his mother having remarried to a retired British Major. Myra is reluctant to continue the relationship with Roy, he not aware of her past.

Starring: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Ethel Griffies, Frederick Kerr, Enid Bennett, Bette Davis, Rita Carlyle, Ruth Handforth, Elspeth Dudgeon ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1931-09-01
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Possessed


6.9/10 IMDB

Marion is a factory worker who hopes to trade the assembly line, for a beautiful penthouse apartment. Mark Whitney, a wealthy and influential lawyer can make her dreams come true, but there is only one problem, he will give her everything but a marriage proposal. Will this affair ever lead to marriage?

Starring: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Frank Conroy, Marjorie White, John Miljan, Clara Blandick, Wade Boteler, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1931-11-21
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Street Scene

Street Scene

7.6/10 IMDB

The setting is a city block during a sweltering summer, where the residents serve as representatives of the not-very-idealized American melting pot. There is idle chitchat, gossip, jealousy, racism, adultery, and suddenly but not unexpectedly, a murder.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi, David Landau, Matt McHugh, Russell Hopton, Greta Granstedt, Eleanor Wesselhoeft, John Qualen ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1931-09-05


7.2/10 IMDB

The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland, Lew Cody, Barry Norton, F. Blinn, Max Barwyn, Allan Cavan, Davison Clark ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1931-04-04

Blonde Crazy

7.1/10 IMDB

Adventures of a cocky con man and his beautiful accomplice.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis, Ray Milland, Guy Kibbee, Polly Walters, William Burgess, Maude Eburne, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-09-16
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Miracle Woman

The Miracle Woman

7.2/10 IMDB

After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy, Beryl Mercer, Russell Hopton, Charles Middleton, Eddie Boland, Thelma Hill, Aileen Carlyle, Ivan Linow ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1931-07-17
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Safe in Hell

Safe in Hell

7.0/10 IMDB

To avoid the rigors of the law, Gilda flees New Orleans and hides on a Caribbean island where the worst criminals can ask for asylum. Besieged by the scum of the earth, Gilda will soon find out that she has found refuge in hell.

Starring: Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook, Ralf Harolde, John Wray, Ivan F. Simpson, Victor Varconi, Nina Mae McKinney, Charles Middleton, Morgan Wallace, Clarence Muse ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-12-12

The Last Flight

6.9/10 IMDB

Cary, Shep, Bill, and Francis are pilots during World War I. The four friends, haunted by the devastation of the war, head to Paris instead of home, where they meet Nikki, an eccentric and wealthy young woman. Nikki is drawn to Cary, and the five friends, tagged by the boorish reporter, Frink, drink their way from Paris to Lisbon.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Johnny Mack Brown, Helen Chandler, Elliott Nugent, Yola d'Avril, Walter Byron, Luis Alberni, Herbert Bunston, Jay Eaton ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1931-08-19
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Smart Money

Smart Money

6.8/10 IMDB

Two brothers' trip to the big city to do a little gambling results in a fateful turn of events.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Margaret Livingston, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde, Noel Francis, Maurice Black, Billy House, Paul Porcasi, Gladys Lloyd ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1931-06-11
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Night Nurse

Night Nurse

7.0/10 IMDB

Lora Hart manages to land a job in a hospital as a trainee nurse. Upon completion of her training she goes to work as a night nurse for two small children who seem to be very sick, though something much more sinister is going on.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Blanche Friderici, Charlotte Merriam, Charles Winninger, Edward Nugent, Vera Lewis, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-07-16
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Phantom of Paris

The Phantom of Paris

6.5/10 IMDB

Chéri-Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot escape the false murder charge that is placed on him.

Starring: John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, C. Aubrey Smith, Natalie Moorhead, Ian Keith, Douglas Scott, Alfred Hickman, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1931-09-12
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Private Lives

Private Lives

6.7/10 IMDB

Amanda and Elyot are one another's former spouse. Elyot remarries to Sibyl, Amanda weds Victor. Unexpectedly, both honeymooning couples arrive to a hotel on the same day and are put in rooms with adjoining terraces. Things go well until Amanda sees Elyot on the adjacent terrace.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel, Jean Hersholt, George Davis, Herman Bing, Ferike Boros, Alphonse Martell, Wilfrid North ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1931-12-12

Mata Hari

6.6/10 IMDB

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, C. Henry Gordon, Karen Morley, Alec B. Francis, Blanche Friderici, Edmund Breese, Helen Jerome Eddy ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1931-12-26
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Five and Ten

Five and Ten

6.4/10 IMDB

John owns the largest chain of five and ten cent stores in the country. He moves his family to New York from Kansas City and their life, though grand, is falling apart due to his constant working. Wife and mother Jenny is lonely. Son Avery hates his job. Daughter Jennifer is snubbed by classmate Muriel and her friends. At a charity bazaar, Jennifer meets Berry and sparks are evident. However, he is engaged to Muriel and Muriel will make sure that she, and only she, marries Berry. After the marriage, Berry still thinks of Jennifer as Jennifer thinks of Berry. Avery laments about the state of his family since they were happy in Kansas City.

Starring: Marion Davies, Leslie Howard, Richard Bennett, Irene Rich, Douglass Montgomery, Mary Duncan, George Irving ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1931-06-13
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : City Streets

City Streets

7.0/10 IMDB

A mobster's daughter leads her boyfriend from the circus into bootlegging.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd, Wynne Gibson, Guy Kibbee, Stanley Fields, Betty Sinclair, Robert Homans, Barbara Leonard ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1931-04-18
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

6.8/10 IMDB

A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Starring: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel, Robert Elliott, Thelma Todd, Otto Matieson, Walter Long, Dwight Frye, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-05-23
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Front Page

The Front Page

6.7/10 IMDB

Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor, Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : A Free Soul

A Free Soul

6.6/10 IMDB

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Clark Gable, George Irving, Bess Flowers, Lucy Beaumont, Roscoe Ates, Ann Brody ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1931-06-02
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Silence


6.2/10 IMDB

A gray-haired convict, within the shadows of the gallows, tells his story to the prison chaplain beginning twenty years earlier when he was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

Starring: Clive Brook, Peggy Shannon, Charles Starrett, Willard Robertson, John Wray ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin
Release date: 1931-08-29
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)

6.3/10 IMDB

A young woman runs away from an abusive home and pre-arranged marriage only to be frustrated in her attempts to find happiness with a handsome engineer.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan, Alan Hale, Bess Flowers, Hale Hamilton, Hilda Vaughn, Russell Simpson, Cecil Cunningham ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1931-10-10
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Svengali


6.8/10 IMDB

A music maestro uses hypnotism on a young model he meets in Paris to make her both his muse and wife.

Starring: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher, Carmel Myers, Luis Alberni, Lumsden Hare, Paul Porcasi, Yola d'Avril, Ferike Boros ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-05-20
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Arrowsmith


6.1/10 IMDB

A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, A.E. Anson, Clarence Brooks, Alec B. Francis, Bert Roach, Myrna Loy, Russell Hopton, Claude King, Richard Bennett ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1931-12-07
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Taxi!


6.6/10 IMDB

Amidst a backdrop of growing violence and intimidation, independent cab drivers struggling against a consolidated juggernaut rally around hot-tempered Matt Nolan. Nolan is determined to keep competition alive on the streets, even if it means losing the woman he loves.

Starring: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, Guy Kibbee, Leila Bennett, Dorothy Burgess, David Landau, Ray Cooke, Nat Pendleton, Joe Barton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-12-29
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Bachelor Father

The Bachelor Father

6.4/10 IMDB

Lonely in his English country estate, Sir Basil decides to gather his grown (albeit illegitimate) children around him in his declining years. He uses a ledger which keeps track of the payments he has been making to ex-lovers to locate 2 of them, and a third is found by a lawyer in New York, her mother was too proud to accept any money. Sir Basil is a curmudgeon, and his three adult children have a hard time with him at first. Toni, the American, is a free spirit who had a budding career in show business. Jeffery is English and a semi-gentleman, and Maria is Italian, with a Latin temperament. They begin to bond, especially Sir Basil and Toni, whose outgoing personality finally wins over the old man. But past lives begin to creep back into the picture and threaten the old man's plans for a life filled with his children.

Starring: Marion Davies, Ralph Forbes, C. Aubrey Smith, Ray Milland, Guinn Williams, David Torrence, Doris Lloyd, Edgar Norton, Nina Quartero, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1931-01-10
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Dance, Fools, Dance

Dance, Fools, Dance

6.3/10 IMDB

When misfortune hits hard on the Jordan family of Chicago's upper class, Bonnie Jordan, a dazzling and witty girl, finds a job as an aspiring reporter; however, his naive younger brother Rodney takes a twisted path and gets involved with the wrong people.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Lester Vail, Clark Gable, Cliff Edwards, William Bakewell, William Holden, Earle Foxe, Purnell Pratt, Hale Hamilton, Natalie Moorhead ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1931-02-07
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Black Camel

The Black Camel

6.7/10 IMDB

Movie star Shelah Fane is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Shelah is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.

Starring: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Revier, Victor Varconi, Murray Kinnell, William Post Jr., Robert Young, Violet Dunn, J. M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1931-06-21
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Europa


7.6/10 IMDB

Europa is a 12-minute anti-fascist film made in 1931 in Warsaw, Poland by surrealists Stefan and Franciszka Themerson. The film is based on Anatol Stern's 1925 futurist poem Europa. It uses collages and photograms, and articulates the sense of horror and moral decline its makers were witnessing. The film, while long thought to have been lost, is considered an avant-garde masterpiece.

Starring: Franciszka Themerson ..
Directed by: Stefan Themerson, Franciszka Themerson
Release date: 1931-12-31
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Other Men's Women

Other Men's Women

6.4/10 IMDB

The friendship of two working stiff railroad engineers is put to the test when one falls for the other’s wife.

Starring: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney, Fred Kohler, J. Farrell MacDonald, Joan Blondell, Lillian Worth, Walter Long, Lucille Ward ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-01-17
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Over the Hill

Over the Hill

6.8/10 IMDB

In their farm house in a New York village, Ma Shelby prepares breakfast for her four children, Isaac, Tommy, Johnny and Susan, and then awakens them. The racket the boys make as they play and fight awakens their father, who spanks the eldest, Isaac. When a visitor chides Pa for not working, Ma sticks up for her husband, saying that he has a weak back and that he is waiting for a promised government job.

Starring: Mae Marsh, James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Edward Crandall, Claire Maynard, Olin Howland, Joan Peers, Joe Hachey, Tommy Conlon, Julius Molnar ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1931-11-29
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Illicit


6.1/10 IMDB

Ann, a young woman with outrageously advanced ideas, has been living in sin with Dick, her lover, because of her conviction that marriage would destroy their love; but social pressure ends up paying off, so Ann and Dick get married.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez, Natalie Moorhead, Charles Butterworth, Joan Blondell, Claude Gillingwater, Hazel Howell, Lucille Ward, Barbara Weeks ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-02-14
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Indiscreet


6.2/10 IMDB

A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley, Barbara Kent, Arthur Lake, Maude Eburne, Henry Kolker, Nella Walker, Jack Byron, Jay Eaton ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1931-04-25
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Millionaire

The Millionaire

7.2/10 IMDB

A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly.

Starring: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners, Evalyn Knapp, James Cagney, Bramwell Fletcher, Noah Beery, Ivan F. Simpson, J. C. Nugent, Sam Hardy ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1931-05-01


5.8/10 IMDB

When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everything else, Cravat soon becomes a leading citizen of the boom town of Osage. Once the town is established, however, he begins to feel confined once again, and heads for the Cherokee Strip, leaving his family behind. During this and other absences, his wife Sabra must learn to take care of herself and soon becomes prominent in her own right.

Starring: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William Collier Jr., Roscoe Ates, George E. Stone, Stanley Fields, Robert McWade, Edna May Oliver ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1931-01-26
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Cape Forlorn

Cape Forlorn

7.0/10 IMDB

William Kell, the keeper of a lighthouse on a lonely stretch of coastline, marries cabaret dancer Eileen. His young wife, however, goes on to have an affair with Henry Cass, the handsome assistant later taken on by her husband; when she then begins to flirt with a stranger who is rescued from the wreck of a motor-launch, a chain of shocking events is set in motion...

Starring: Fay Compton, Frank Harvey, Ian Hunter, Edmund Willard, Donald Calthrop ..
Directed by: E.A. Dupont
Release date: 1931-01-08
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Bad Sister

The Bad Sister

6.2/10 IMDB

Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Sidney Fox, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Winninger, Emma Dunn, Zasu Pitts, Slim Summerville, Bert Roach, David Durand ..
Directed by: Hobart Henley
Release date: 1931-03-29
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Tell England

Tell England

6.3/10 IMDB

In England, two young friends, confronted with the outbreak of World War I, enlist together to serve in the same company on the battle-field.

Starring: Tony Bruce, Carl Harbord, Fay Compton, Dennis Hoey, Hubert Horben, Frederick Lloyd ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Barkas, Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1931-03-02


6.3/10 IMDB

Two brothers, Jack and Tom, are in love with the same woman, Molly. While the two brothers go off to war and Molly does her part in the effort, Tom believes that Rose is waiting for him, while in fact, she loves Jack and only turned to Tom on the rebound. Jack and Molly meet while he is on leave, and when he returns to battle, he doesn't know how to handle the situation with his brother.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rose Hobart, Anthony Bushell, Holmes Herbert, Mary Forbes, Edmund Breon, Harry Allen, May Beatty, Billy Bevan, Florence Britton ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1931-07-16

Rich and Strange

5.7/10 IMDB

Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point.

Starring: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann, Elsie Randolph, Aubrey Dexter, Hannah Jones ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1931-12-10
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : The Skin Game

The Skin Game

5.7/10 IMDB

An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village.

Starring: C. V. France, Helen Haye, Jill Esmond, Edmund Gwenn, John Longden, Phyllis Konstam, Frank Lawton, Herbert Ross, Dora Gregory, Edward Chapman ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1931-02-26
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Under Eighteen

Under Eighteen

6.6/10 IMDB

Working girl Margie Evans has decided there are two kinds of opportunities for a slum kid during the Depression: Those you make and those you take. Determined to help her family out of its financial bind, she is ready to do both after she shows up at the penthouse pool bash of a wealthy playboy.

Starring: Marian Marsh, Anita Page, Regis Toomey, Warren William, Norman Foster, Joyce Compton, J. Farrell MacDonald, Claire Dodd, Paul Porcasi, Maude Eburne ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-12-24

Quick Millions

6.4/10 IMDB

A truck driver "too lazy to work and too nervous to steal" gets mixed up in racketeering. Naturally his underhanded business practices make him a pillar of the community.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, John Wray, Warner Richmond, Sally Eilers, Bob Burns, George Raft, John Swor, Leon Ames, Oscar Apfel ..
Directed by: Rowland Brown
Release date: 1931-04-17
Best Drama Movies of 1931 : Inspiration


6.3/10 IMDB

The film features the leading actress Greta Garbo as Yvonne, an artist's model. Other stars include Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone, Marjorie Rambeau and Judith Vosselli. It is a romantic melodrama, portraying a Parisian belle with a past returning to haunt her. The film is the only one where Montgomery played opposite Garbo.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone, Marjorie Rambeau, Beryl Mercer, John Miljan, Judith Vosselli, Edwin Maxwell, Karen Morley, Clara Blandick ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1931-01-31

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