Best Movies of 1936

1.

Modern Times

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann, Stanley Blystone, Al Ernest Garcia, Richard Alexander, Cecil Reynolds ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1936-02-05
2.

My Man Godfrey

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1936-09-02
3.

Fury

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Joe, who owns a gas station along with his brothers and is about to marry Katherine, travels to the small town where she lives to visit her, but is wrongly mistaken for a wanted kidnapper and arrested.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis, Walter Brennan, Frank Albertson, George Walcott, Arthur Stone, Morgan Wallace ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1936-06-05
4.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Walter Catlett, John Wray ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1936-04-09
5.

After the Thin Man

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Nick and Nora Charles investigate when Nora's cousin reports her disreputable husband is missing, and find themselves in a mystery involving the shady owners of a popular nightclub, a singer and her dark brother, the cousin's forsaken true love, and Nora's bombastic and controlling aunt.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia, Jessie Ralph, Alan Marshal, Teddy Hart, Sam Levene, Penny Singleton ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-12-25
6.

Swing Time

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Romero.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa, Dennis O'Keefe, Landers Stevens, Jack Goode ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1936-08-27
7.

The Petrified Forest

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Gabby, the waitress in an isolated Arizona diner, dreams of a bigger and better life. One day penniless intellectual Alan drifts into the joint and the two strike up a rapport. Soon enough, notorious killer Duke Mantee takes the diner's inhabitants hostage. Surrounded by miles of desert, the patrons and staff are forced to sit tight with Mantee and his gang overnight.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran, Humphrey Bogart, Joe Sawyer, Porter Hall, Charley Grapewin, Paul Harvey, Eddie Acuff ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1936-02-08
Best Movies of 1936 : Thru the Mirror
8.

Thru the Mirror

4.6
7.5/10 IMDB

Mickey has been reading Alice in Wonderland, and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is alive. He eats a walnut, which makes him briefly larger, then small. He dances around a lot, ultimately doing a major number with a deck of cards. He dances with the queen, making the king jealous. He comes after Mickey with swords, and Mickey defends himself with a sewing needle. Mickey gets the upper hand, and the king calls for reinforcements. Mickey finds himself chased by several decks, which throw their spots at him. He turns on a fan and blows them away, back through the mirror, where his alarm is ringing.

Starring: Walt Disney, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1936-05-30
9.

Things to Come

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Starring: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Margaretta Scott, Maurice Braddell, Sophie Stewart, Derrick De Marney, Ann Todd, Pearl Argyle ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1936-03-31
10.

Libeled Lady

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, Warren Haggerty, must find a way to turn the tables on her. Soon Haggerty's harried fiancée, Gladys Benton, and his dashing friend Bill Chandler are in on a scheme that aims to discredit Connie, with amusing and unexpected results.

Starring: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Cora Witherspoon, E. E. Clive, Bunny Beatty, Otto Yamaoka ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1936-10-09
11.

Dodsworth

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Starring: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven, Gregory Gaye, Maria Ouspenskaya, Odette Myrtil, Spring Byington, Harlan Briggs ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1936-09-23
12.

San Francisco

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, Ted Healy, John "Skins" Miller, Nigel De Brulier, John George, Jessie Ralph, Edgar Kennedy ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-06-26
13.

Dracula's Daughter

3.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A countess from Transylvania seeks a psychiatrist’s help to cure her vampiric cravings.

Starring: Gloria Holden, Otto Kruger, Marguerite Churchill, Irving Pichel, Gilbert Emery, Hedda Hopper, Edward Van Sloan, Halliwell Hobbes, Billy Bevan, Edgar Norton ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1936-05-11
14.

Secret Agent

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Starring: John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Percy Marmont, Florence Kahn, Charles Carson, Lilli Palmer, Michael Rennie, Howard Marion-Crawford ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1936-05-31
Best Movies of 1936 : Disorder in the Court
15.

Disorder in the Court

3.9
8.0/10 IMDB

The Stooges are key witnesses at a murder trial. Their friend Gail Tempest, who dances at the Black Bottom cafe where the Stooges are musicians, is accused of killing Kirk Robin.

Starring: Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Suzanne Kaaren, Bud Jamison, Harry Semels, James C. Morton ..
Directed by: Jack White
Release date: 1936-05-30
Best Movies of 1936 : I Love to Singa
16.

I Love to Singa

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

I Love to Singa depicts the story of a young owl who wants to sing jazz, instead of the classical music that his German parents wish him to perform. The plot is a lighthearted tribute to Al Jolson's film The Jazz Singer.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Tommy Bond, Johnnie Davis, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen, Martha Wentworth ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1936-07-18
17.

These Three

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Martha and Karen graduate from college and turn an old Massachusetts farm into a school for girls. The friends are aided in their venture by local doctor Joe Cardin, who begins a relationship with Karen, and a prominent woman whose granddaughter, Mary, later enrolls in the new school. Mary soon reveals herself to be a spiteful child and tells a scandalous lie about Martha and Joe that threatens to destroy the lives of all involved.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet, Alma Kruger, Bonita Granville, Marcia Mae Jones, Margaret Hamilton, Walter Brennan, Carmencita Johnson ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1936-03-18
18.

Camille

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jessie Ralph, Henry Daniell, Lenore Ulric, Laura Hope Crews, Rex O'Malley, Lita Chevret ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1936-12-26
19.

Our Relations

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins. Laurel and Hardy play themselves and their twins.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler, Daphne Pollard, Betty Brown, James Finlayson, Iris Adrian, Lona Andre, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1936-09-15
Best Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan at the Race Track
20.

Charlie Chan at the Race Track

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Helen Wood, Thomas Beck, Alan Dinehart, Gavin Muir, Gloria Roy, Jonathan Hale, G.P. Huntley, George Irving ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1936-08-07
21.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon, G.P. Huntley, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1936-10-22
22.

The Prisoner of Shark Island

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

After healing the leg of the murderer John Wilkes Booth, responsible for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, perpetrated on April 14, 1865, during a performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington; Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, considered part of the atrocious conspiracy, is sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to the sinister Shark Island Prison.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron, O. P. Heggie, Harry Carey, Francis Ford, John McGuire, Francis McDonald, Douglas Wood ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1936-02-28
Best Movies of 1936 : Little Lord Fauntleroy
23.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

An American boy turns out to be the heir of a wealthy British earl. He is sent to live with the irritable and unsentimental aristocrat, his grandfather.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Mickey Rooney, Constance Collier, E. E. Clive, Una O'Connor, Jackie Searl ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1936-03-06
24.

Follow the Fleet

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake's buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry's sister, Connie. But it's not all smooth sailing—Bake has a habit of losing Sherry's jobs for her and, despite Connie's dreams, Bilge is not ready to settle down.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Nelson, Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable, Harry Beresford, Russell Hicks, Brooks Benedict, Ray Mayer ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1936-02-20
25.

The Story of Louis Pasteur

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A true story about Louis Pasteur, who revolutionized medicine by proving that much disease is caused by microbes, that sanitation is paramount and that at least some diseases can be cured by vaccinations.

Starring: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods, Fritz Leiber, Henry O'Neill, Porter Hall, Raymond Brown, Akim Tamiroff, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-02-22
Best Movies of 1936 : End of the Trail
26.

End of the Trail

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

In this western, a Spanish-American war veteran cannot find gainful employment. In desperation, he becomes a cattle rustler until he can get back on his feet. Just as he is ready to go straight, his girlfriend's younger brother is shot.

Starring: Jack Holt, Louise Henry, Douglass Dumbrille, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, George McKay, Gene Morgan, John McGuire, Edward LeSaint, Frank Shannon, Erle C. Kenton ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1936-10-10
27.

Show Boat

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley, Queenie Smith, Sammy White, Donald Cook, Hattie McDaniel ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1936-05-17
Best Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan's Secret
28.

Charlie Chan's Secret

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Allen Colby, heir to a huge fortune, is presumed drowned after an ocean liner sinks off the coast of Honolulu. Mysteriously, Colby reappears at his mansion only to be murdered soon after. When his body is discovered during a seance, everyone in attendance becomes a suspect, and it's up to Chan to find the murderer before he or she strikes again.

Starring: Warner Oland, Rosina Lawrence, Charles Quigley, Henrietta Crosman, Edward Trevor, Astrid Allwyn, Herbert Mundin, Egon Brecher, Gloria Roy, Ivan Miller ..
Directed by: Gordon Wiles
Release date: 1936-01-10
29.

Lloyd's of London

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Norfolk, England, 1770. The nephew of an innkeeper and the son of a reverend maintain a very close friendship until, after living a great adventure, they must separate their paths. The former will head his footsteps to London and bound his destiny to Lloyd's, a thriving insurance company; the latter will eventually become one of the greatest heroes in the history of the British Empire.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Guy Standing, Tyrone Power, C. Aubrey Smith, Virginia Field, Douglas Scott, George Sanders, J. M. Kerrigan, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1936-11-25
30.

Wife vs. Secretary

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Magazine publisher Van Stanhope is a hard-working, dynamic executive very happily married to his beautiful wife Linda. Although their relationship is built on unconditional trust, friends, and even Van's mother, caution Linda about the dangers of allowing Whitey, her husband's extremely sexy secretary, to continue to have access to him. Although Whitey has a faithful boyfriend, she secretly harbors unrequited feelings for her boss. When they take a business trip to Havana, circumstantial evidence convinces Linda that the rumors she's heard may have a basis in fact.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, May Robson, George Barbier, Gloria Holden, Hobart Cavanaugh, Tom Dugan, Gilbert Emery ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1936-02-28
31.

The Devil-Doll

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to Devil's Island. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was working on a method to reduce humans to a height of mere inches (all for the good of humanity, of course). Lavond however is consumed with hatred for the men who betrayed him, and takes the scientist's methods back to Paris to exact painful revenge.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano, Robert Greig, Lucy Beaumont, Henry B. Walthall, Grace Ford, Pedro de Cordoba, Arthur Hohl ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1936-07-10
Best Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan at the Opera
32.

Charlie Chan at the Opera

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago.

Starring: Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, William Demarest, Guy Usher, Margaret Irving, Gregory Gaye, Nedda Harrigan, Frank Conroy, Charlotte Henry ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1936-12-04
33.

Captain January

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville, Buddy Ebsen, Sara Haden, Jane Darwell, June Lang, Jerry Tucker, Nella Walker, George Irving ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1936-04-17
34.

Rembrandt

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Raymond Huntley, Edward Chapman, Walter Hudd, Roger Livesey, John Bryning, Sam Livesey, Herbert Lomas ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best Movies of 1936 : Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
35.

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Two sailors Sindbad and Popeye decide to test themselves in order to prove their supremacy. Popeye is then presented with a series of daunting tasks by Sindbad.

Starring: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1936-11-27
36.

Desire

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France. But getting the pearls back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley, Ernest Cossart, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Zeffie Tilbury, George MacQuarrie, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage, Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1936-04-11
Best Movies of 1936 : Stowaway
37.

Stowaway

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Chin-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ship, marries Randall to give Chin-Ching a family.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye, Eugene Pallette, Helen Westley, Arthur Treacher, Allan Lane, J. Edward Bromberg, Astrid Allwyn, Robert Greig ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1936-12-25
Best Movies of 1936 : Theodora Goes Wild
38.

Theodora Goes Wild

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town's leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora's incognito and sets out to 'free her' from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall, Elisabeth Risdon, Margaret McWade, Spring Byington, Nana Bryant, Henry Kolker, Leona Maricle ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1936-11-12
Best Movies of 1936 : Three Little Wolves
39.

Three Little Wolves

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Two little pigs cry wolf on their brother and then an actual wolf comes.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Alyce Ardell, Leone LeDoux, Mary Moder, Dorothy Compton ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1936-04-18
40.

Bullets or Ballots

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner, former detective Johnny Blake publicly punches him, convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Bugs" Fenner, meanwhile, is certain that Blake is a police agent.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Joe King, Dick Purcell, George E. Stone, Joseph Crehan, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1936-06-06
41.

Mary of Scotland

3.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton, John Carradine, Robert Barrat, Gavin Muir, Ian Keith, Moroni Olsen, William Stack ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1936-07-28
Best Movies of 1936 : Come and Get It
42.

Come and Get It

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan, Mady Christians, Mary Nash, Andrea Leeds, Frank Shields, Edwin Maxwell, Cecil Cunningham ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan at the Circus
43.

Charlie Chan at the Circus

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George Brasno, Olive Brasno, Francis Ford, Wade Boteler, Boothe Howard, Drue Leyton, Maxine Reiner, Shirley Deane ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1936-03-27
Best Movies of 1936 : Poor Little Rich Girl
44.

Poor Little Rich Girl

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Cossetted and bored, Barbara Barry is finally sent off to school by her busy if doting widowed soap manufacturer father. When her nurse is injured en route, Barbara finds herself alone in town, ending up as part of radio song-and-dance act Dolan and Dolan sponsored by a rival soap company.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Alice Faye, Michael Whalen, Sara Haden, Jane Darwell, Claude Gillingwater, Paul Stanton, Henry Armetta ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1936-07-18
Best Movies of 1936 : Flash Gordon
45.

Flash Gordon

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Three earthlings visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Frank Shannon, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson, Richard Alexander, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, James Pierce, Theodore Lorch, Earl Askam ..
Directed by: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1936-10-10
Best Movies of 1936 : The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
46.

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A doctor is driven into an investigation of sinister goings-on at a race track by his mystery writer ex-wife.

Starring: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore, Robert Armstrong, Lila Lee, Grant Mitchell, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ralph Morgan, Lucile Gleason ..
Directed by: Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1936-04-24
Best Movies of 1936 : The Plainsman
47.

The Plainsman

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper), Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) and Buffalo Bill (James Ellison) go up against Indians and a gunrunner.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford, Helen Burgess, Porter Hall, Paul Harvey, Victor Varconi, John Miljan, Frank McGlynn Sr. ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1936-11-16
48.

Three Smart Girls

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The three Craig sisters Penny, Kay, and Joan, go to New York to stop their divorced father from marrying gold digger Donna Lyons and re-unite him with their mother.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Barbara Read, Nan Grey, Charles Winninger, Binnie Barnes, Ray Milland, Nella Walker, Hobart Cavanaugh, John 'Dusty' King, Alice Brady ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1936-12-20
Best Movies of 1936 : The Country Cousin
49.

The Country Cousin

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Morty Citymouse invites his cousin Abner Countrymouse for a visit and shows him the ways of the big city, including traps, eating quietly, and busy traffic.

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, David Hand
Release date: 1936-10-31
50.

Anthony Adverse

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather, and falls for the beautiful Angela Giuseppe. When circumstances separate Anthony and Angela and he embarks on a long journey, he must find his way back to her, no matter what the cost.

Starring: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise, Edmund Gwenn, Claude Rains, Louis Hayward, Gale Sondergaard, Steffi Duna, Billy Mauch ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1936-08-29

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