Best Movies of 1938

1.

You Can't Take It with You

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby, but his wealthy banker father and snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things don't turn out the way Alice had hoped.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1938-09-01
2.

Angels with Dirty Faces

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in prison, Rocky is released and demands the return of $100,000 deposited with his solicitor - prior to his jail term.

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft, The 'Dead End' Kids, Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Gabriel Dell ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1938-11-26
3.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Release date: 1938-05-13
4.

Bringing Up Baby

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Tala Birell ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1938-02-18
5.

The Lady Vanishes

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

On a train headed for England a group of travelers is delayed by an avalanche. Holed up in a hotel in a fictional European country, young Iris befriends elderly Miss Froy. When the train resumes, Iris suffers a bout of unconsciousness and wakes to find the old woman has disappeared. The other passengers ominously deny Miss Froy ever existed, so Iris begins to investigate with another traveler and, as the pair sleuth, romantic sparks fly.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, May Whitty, Paul Lukas, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Mary Clare, Emile Boreo ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1938-10-07
Best Movies of 1938 : Holiday
6.

Holiday

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Henry Kolker, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton, Jean Dixon, Henry Daniell, Binnie Barnes ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1938-05-26
7.

Jezebel

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.

Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Fay Bainter, Richard Cromwell, Henry O'Neill, Spring Byington, John Litel ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1938-03-19
Best Movies of 1938 : Ferdinand the Bull
8.

Ferdinand the Bull

4.2
7.2/10 IMDB

This Oscar-winning short tells of a bull who preferred to sit under trees and smell flowers to clashing horns with his fellow animals. As luck would have it, an untimely bee reveals Ferdinand's ferocious side via pained howls and wild stomping. This lands him in the bull-fighting arena amidst characters based on Walt's animators with a matador reportedly modeled after Walt himself.

Starring: Milt Kahl, Don Wilson, Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Dick Rickard
Release date: 1938-11-23
Best Movies of 1938 : Mickey's Trailer
9.

Mickey's Trailer

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer. When Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, it takes them onto a dangerous closed mountain road. When Goofy realizes this, he accidentally unhooks the trailer, sending it on a perilous route. They come very close to disaster several times, while the oblivious Goofy drives on and hooks back up to them.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1938-05-06
Best Movies of 1938 : Block-Heads
10.

Block-Heads

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

It's 1938, but Stan doesn't know the war is over; he's still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Oliver sees his old chum's picture in the paper and goes to visit Stan who has now been returned to the States and invites him back to his home.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell, Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson, Tommy Bond ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1938-08-19

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