Best Romance Movies of 1933

1.

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
2.

Design for Living

3.9
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
3.

Footlight Parade

3.9
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. This film has been inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

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
4.

The Little Giant

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Prohibition is ending so bootlegger Bugs Ahearn decides to crack California society. He leases a house from down-on-her-luck Ruth and hires her as social secretary. He rescues Polly Cass from a horsefall and goes home to meet her dad who sells him some phony stock certificates. When he learns about this he sends to Chicago for mob help.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson, Russell Hopton, Kenneth Thomson, Shirley Grey, Berton Churchill, Don Dillaway, Louise Mackintosh, Lester Dorr ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1933-05-20
Best Romance Movies of 1933 : Man's Castle
5.

Man's Castle

3.7
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
6.

Employees' Entrance

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Kurt Anderson is the tyrannical manager of a New York department store in financial straits. He thinks nothing of firing an employee of more than 20 years or of toying with the affections of every woman he meets. One such victim is Madeline, a beautiful young woman in need of a job. Anderson hires her as a salesgirl, but not before the two spend the night together. Madeline is ashamed, especially after she falls for Martin West, a rising young star at the store. Her biggest fear is that Martin finds out the truth about her "career move."

Starring: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford, Alice White, Hale Hamilton, Allen Jenkins, Charles Sellon, Albert Gran, Ruth Donnelly, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1933-02-11
Best Romance Movies of 1933 : Bombshell
7.

Bombshell

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone, Pat O’Brien, Una Merkel, Ted Healy, Ivan Lebedeff, Isabel Jewell, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1933-10-13
Best Romance Movies of 1933 : Midnight Mary
8.

Midnight Mary

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment lead to involvement with gangsters. In a brothel, she meets a young lawyer, scion of a wealthy and prestigious family, who falls for her and helps her turn around her life. But her past catches up with her, and she must face the music rather than cause him scandal.

Starring: Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez, Franchot Tone, Andy Devine, Una Merkel, Frank Conroy, Warren Hymer, Ivan F. Simpson, Harold Huber, Sandy Roth ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1933-06-30
Best Romance Movies of 1933 : The Private Life of Henry VIII
9.

The Private Life of Henry VIII

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn, his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour, but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted, and King Henry continues his string of spouses.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander, Laurence Hanray, William Austin, John Loder, Claud Allister, Gibb McLaughlin, Sam Livesey ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1933-08-17
Best Romance Movies of 1933 : Female
10.

Female

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson, Johnny Mack Brown, Ruth Donnelly, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Phillip Reed, Gavin Gordon, Kenneth Thomson, Huey White ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-11-11

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