Feature Film, Released between 1938-01-01 and 1938-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer

Votes: 1,894

2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.9
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97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 44,448 | Gross: $3.98M

3. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Not Rated | 96 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 43,324

4. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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91 Metascore

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Votes: 51,631

5. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Votes: 21,461 | Gross: $4.66M

6. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 10,865

7. Algiers (1938)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,248

8. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 18,543

9. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 9,765

10. Holiday (1938)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres

Votes: 13,054

11. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,475

12. Swiss Miss (1938)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their hotel debt, Oliver falls... See full summary »

Directors: John G. Blystone, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Grete Natzler, Walter Woolf King

Votes: 1,711

13. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 5,529

14. Blondie (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 535

15. Pygmalion (1938)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr

Votes: 7,240 | Gross: $3.05M

16. Port of Shadows (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 7,487 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 4,802

18. The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Not Rated | 103 min | War, Drama

7.5
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British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,538

19. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis, May Robson

Votes: 1,593

20. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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After learning her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married seven times, the daughter of a penniless marquis decides to tame him.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

Votes: 2,914

21. Carefree (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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A psychiatrist agrees to hypnotize his friend's girlfriend in order to convince her to accept his proposals of marriage, but she ends up falling for the psychiatrist instead.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear

Votes: 3,016

22. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 1,328

23. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 3,159

24. The Baker's Wife (1938)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A small village rejoices at the arrival of a new baker. But when his young wife runs off with another man, he is unable to keep baking and the village is thrown into disarray.

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin, Robert Vattier

Votes: 1,507

25. Topper Takes a Trip (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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To gain entry to Heaven, a ghost attempts to reunite a divorcing couple as a good deed.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 976

26. Hotel du Nord (1938)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Annabella, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet, Arletty

Votes: 1,975

27. Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved | 299 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 804

28. Child Bride (1938)

62 min | Drama

4.5
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Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.

Director: Harry Revier | Stars: Shirley Mills, Bob Bollinger, Warner Richmond, Diana Durrell

Votes: 827

29. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,517

30. There's Always a Woman (1938)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.8
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An investigator for the district attorney and his amateur-sleuth wife compete to solve a murder mystery.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Joan Blondell, Melvyn Douglas, Mary Astor, Frances Drake

Votes: 590

31. Girls on Probation (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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This film proves the old adage "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you shouldn't pick friends who rob banks." Local bad girl Hilda convinces Connie to join her at a ... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Jane Bryan, Ronald Reagan, Anthony Averill, Sheila Bromley

Votes: 278

32. Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.9
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After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Bonita Granville, John Litel, James Stephenson, Frankie Thomas

Votes: 725

33. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,904

34. La Bête Humaine (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux

Votes: 6,159

35. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Andy has problems raising the last payment for a used car and juggling three pretty girls with an upcoming country club dance scheduled.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 1,500

36. Paradise for Three (1938)

Passed | 78 min | Romance, Comedy

7.0
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A wealthy business man, out of touch with real folks, decides to mingle and see what it is really all about.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Robert Young, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Florence Rice

Votes: 359

37. The Shining Hour (1938)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 752

38. The Lone Ranger (1938)

Approved | 264 min | Western

6.7
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CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take control of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Silver King the Horse, Chief Thundercloud, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 164

39. Room Service (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

6.7
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A penniless theatrical producer must outwit the hotel efficiency expert trying to evict him from his room, while securing a backer for his new play.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Lucille Ball

Votes: 4,438

40. In Old Chicago (1938)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Alice Brady

Votes: 1,940

41. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.

Directors: H.C. Potter, Stuart Heisler, William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,107

42. Four Daughters (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann - who live with him and his sister, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, John Garfield, Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh

Votes: 1,580

43. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

6.4
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The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Directors: Mitchell Leisen, James P. Hogan | Stars: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross

Votes: 808

44. The Frontiersmen (1938)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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The local school is causing Hoppy problems. First Bar 20 cattle are stolen when Hoppy investigates a problem there. Then the new teacher arrives and disrupts the routine of the Bar 20 hands... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 120

45. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,385

46. Sidewalks of London (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.0
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On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles (Charles Laughton), who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Larry Adler

Votes: 1,051

47. Prison Break (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Barton MacLane, Glenda Farrell, Paul Hurst, Constance Moore

Votes: 219

48. Too Much Johnson (1938)

Not Rated | 67 min | Comedy

5.9
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A woman has two lovers. When one man finds out about the other, he acts as a villain and chases after the protagonist.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Virginia Nicolson, Edgar Barrier, Arlene Francis

Votes: 471

49. The Citadel (1938)

Passed | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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Andrew Manson (Robert Donat), a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison

Votes: 1,696

50. A Woman's Face (1938)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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An embittered woman, leader of a criminal gang, has a change of heart.

Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Tore Svennberg, Anders Henrikson, Georg Rydeberg

Votes: 669


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