Best Drama Movies of 1937

1.

The Awful Truth

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Robert Warwick ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1937-10-20
Best Drama Movies of 1937 : Sabotage
2.

Sabotage

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Karl Anton Verloc and his wife own a small cinema in a quiet London suburb where they live seemingly happily. But Mrs. Verloc does not know that her husband has a secret that will affect their relationship and threaten her teenage brother's life…

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder, Joyce Barbour, Matthew Boulton, S. J. Warmington, William Dewhurst, Clare Greet, Aubrey Mather ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1937-01-08
3.

Lost Horizon

4.6
7.7/10 IMDB

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside, where the clouds of World War II are gathering, Shangri-la provides a seductive escape for the world-weary Conway.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Thomas Mitchell, Margo, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner, Sam Jaffe, John Burton ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1937-03-03
4.

Make Way for Tomorrow

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

At a family reunion, the Cooper clan find that their parents' home is being foreclosed. "Temporarily," Ma moves in with son George's family, Pa with daughter Cora. But the parents are like sand in the gears of their middle-aged children's well regulated households. Can the old folks take matters into their own hands?

Starring: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell, Porter Hall, Barbara Read, Maurice Moscovitch, Elisabeth Risdon, Minna Gombell, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1937-05-09
Best Drama Movies of 1937 : The Prisoner of Zenda
5.

The Prisoner of Zenda

4.1
7.7/10 IMDB

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Montagu Love, Philip Sleeman, Eleanor Wesselhoeft ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1937-09-03
6.

Night Must Fall

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Wealthy widow Mrs. Bramson notices that her maid is distracted, and when she learns the girl's fiancé is the reason summons him in. When Danny arrives, he ingratiates himself with Mrs. Bramson, playing on her sympathies to earn himself a job as her assistant. Mrs. Bramson's niece Olivia takes a liking to Danny, however comes to believe that he may have been involved in the disappearance of a local woman.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, May Whitty, Alan Marshal, Merle Tottenham, Kathleen Harrison, Matthew Boulton, Beryl Mercer, E. E. Clive, Eily Malyon ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1937-04-30
7.

Captains Courageous

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. Harvey fails to persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince the crew of his wealth. The captain offers him a low-paid job, until they return to port, as part of the crew that turns him into a mature, considerate young man.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin, Mickey Rooney, John Carradine, Oscar O'Shea, Jack La Rue, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1937-06-25
8.

Stage Door

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The ups and downs in the lives and careers of a group of ambitious young actresses and show girls from disparate backgrounds brought together in a theatrical hostel. Centres particularly on the conflict and growing friendship between Terry Randall, a rich girl confident in her talent and ability to make it to the top on the stage, and Jean Maitland, a world weary and cynical trouper who has taken the hard knocks of the ruthless and over-populated world of the Broadway apprentice.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Andrea Leeds ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1937-10-07
9.

You Only Live Once

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, Eddie Taylor is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison. When he is framed for murder, Taylor is forced to flee with his wife Joan Graham and baby. While escaping prison after being sentenced to death, Taylor becomes a real murderer, condemning himself and Joan to a life of crime and death on the road.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon, William Gargan, Jerome Cowan, Charles 'Chic' Sale, Margaret Hamilton, Warren Hymer, Guinn Williams ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1937-01-23
Best Drama Movies of 1937 : The Edge of the World
10.

The Edge of the World

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

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

Starring: John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry, Kitty Kirwan, Finlay Currie, Niall MacGinnis, Grant Sutherland, Campbell Robson, George Summers, Michael Powell ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1937-09-10

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