Best Movies of 1933

1.

King Kong

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to displayed on Broadway as Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

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: 1933-03-15
2.

The Invisible Man

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers, Una O'Connor, Forrester Harvey, Holmes Herbert, E. E. Clive, Dudley Digges, Harry Stubbs ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1933-11-03
3.

Duck Soup

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey, Charles Middleton ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1933-11-12
4.

42nd Street

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Starring: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Allen Jenkins ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1933-03-11
5.

Design for Living

4.6
7.5/10 IMDB

An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.

Starring: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, Isabel Jewell, Jane Darwell, Wyndham Standing, Adrienne D'Ambricourt, Cosmo Kyrle Bellew ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1933-12-29
6.

Sons of the Desert

4.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Ollie and Stan deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medically necessary cruise when they are really going to a lodge convention.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Christy, Mae Busch, Charley Chase, Lucien Littlefield, Ernie Alexander, Charlie Hall, Brooks Benedict, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1933-12-29
Best Movies of 1933 : Three Little Pigs
7.

Three Little Pigs

4.4
7.5/10 IMDB

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1933-05-27
Best Movies of 1933 : Gold Diggers of 1933
8.

Gold Diggers of 1933

4.1
7.7/10 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
Best Movies of 1933 : Busy Bodies
9.

Busy Bodies

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

In this short film, Laurel and Hardy wage battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at a sawmill.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tiny Sandford, Charlie Hall, Jack Hill, Charley Young, Dick Gilbert ..
Directed by: Lloyd French
Release date: 1933-10-07
10.

Footlight Parade

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert, Claire Dodd, Gordon Westcott ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1933-10-21

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