Year by year: 1937by cafg-0 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
The top 40 films of 1937
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1. The Awful Truth (1937)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.
3. Dead End (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.
4. A Star Is Born (1937)
Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
Votes: 7,855 | Gross: $4.36M
5. You Only Live Once (1937)
Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.
6. Camille (1936)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
Votes: 6,777 | Gross: $1.15M
7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 167,142 | Gross: $184.93M
8. The Good Earth (1937)
Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance
Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.
9. Nothing Sacred (1937)
Passed | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.
10. Bizarre, Bizarre (1937)
84 min | Comedy
In Victorian London, a Crime Novelist and his Wife fake their disappearance in order to hide from an uptight Anglican Bishop who is leading a campaign against the "evils" of crime fiction.
11. Marked Woman (1937)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties".
12. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
13. Easy Living (1937)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.
14. Shall We Dance (1937)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married.
15. Night Must Fall (1937)
Passed | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.
17. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.
18. Lost Horizon (1937)
Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?
20. Black Legion (1937)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.
21. Captains Courageous (1937)
Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.
22. Conquest (1937)
Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance
A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.
Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.73M
23. A Day at the Races (1937)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.
24. Seventh Heaven (1937)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »
26. Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)
85 min | Comedy
With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.
28. The Hurricane (1937)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
29. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.
34. Stand-In (1937)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.
35. Heidi (1937)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.
37. Fire Over England (1937)
92 min | Adventure, History, Romance
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »
38. A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »
39. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.
40. Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A singer stranded in Panama moves in with an ex-soldier and his hypochondriac roommate; she and the former fall in love, but their romance is threatened by work and the arrival of an old flame.