Best Drama Movies of 1933

1.

King Kong

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Victor Wong, James Flavin, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, Bill Williams ..
Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-04-07
Best Drama Movies of 1933 : Gold Diggers of 1933
2.

Gold Diggers of 1933

4.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Billy Barty, Busby Berkeley ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1933-05-27
3.

Queen Christina

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone, Elizabeth Young, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Owen, David Torrence, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Georges Renavent ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1933-12-26
Best Drama Movies of 1933 : Heroes for Sale
4.

Heroes for Sale

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

The saga of honorable man Tom Holmes, whose Great War heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, while his wounds result in morphine addiction and a string of challenges and tragedies for himself.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Loretta Young, Gordon Westcott, Robert Barrat, Berton Churchill, Grant Mitchell, Charley Grapewin, Robert McWade, G. Pat Collins ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1933-06-17
5.

Dinner at Eight

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

An ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver, contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension between the couple. Meanwhile, their high-society friends and associates, including the gruff Dan Packard and his sultry spouse, Kitty, contend with their own entanglements, leading to revelations at the much-anticipated dinner.

Starring: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, Billie Burke, Madge Evans, Jean Hersholt ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1933-08-29
6.

Baby Face

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier, Henry Kolker, Margaret Lindsay, Arthur Hohl, John Wayne, Robert Barrat, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1933-07-13
Best Drama Movies of 1933 : Lady for a Day
7.

Lady for a Day

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Never-wed, poor, rough around the edges Apple Annie has always written to her daughter, Louise, in Spain that she is married and a member of New York's high society. Upon receiving unexpected word from Louise (who hasn't seen Annie since infancy) that she is en route to America with her new fiancé and his father, a count, so the three of them can meet her, Annie panics, despairing that her beloved daughter will be destroyed by the deception.

Starring: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly, Jean Parker, Nat Pendleton, Barry Norton, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1933-09-13
Best Drama Movies of 1933 : Man's Castle
8.

Man's Castle

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

An unemployed man turns to crime when he gets his girlfriend pregnant.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenda Farrell, Walter Connolly, Arthur Hohl, Dickie Moore, Helen Jerome Eddy ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1933-11-20
9.

The Mayor of Hell

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Members of a teenage gang are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the callous Thompson. Soon Patsy Gargan, a former gangster appointed Deputy Commissioner, arrives and takes over the administration to run the place on radical principles. Thompson needs a quick way to discredit him.

Starring: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Frankie Darro, Dudley Digges, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Sidney Miller, Sheila Terry, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-06-24
Best Drama Movies of 1933 : Wild Boys of the Road
10.

Wild Boys of the Road

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

At the height of the Great Depression, Tommy's mother has been out of work for months when Eddie's father loses his job. Eager not to burden their parents, the two high school Sophomores decide to hop the freight trains and look for work.

Starring: Frankie Darro, Edwin Phillips, Rochelle Hudson, Dorothy Coonan Wellman, Sterling Holloway, Arthur Hohl, Ann Hovey, Minna Gombell, Grant Mitchell, Claire McDowell ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1933-10-07

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