Movies: Popular Movies of 1933

Movies in chronological context: 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1933rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 933rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 33rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1930s decade. ()

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King Kong(1933)

| 1h 44min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
3.8/5 (with 618 votes)

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to displayed on Broadway as Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

The Invisible Man(1933)

| 1h 11min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 338 votes)

Working in Dr. Cranley's laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley's daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion's Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He's prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Duck Soup(1933)

1h 9min | Comedy, War
3.7/5 (with 331 votes)

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Three Little Pigs(1933)

3.4/5 (with 161 votes)

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".

Directed by Burt Gillett

Sons of the Desert(1933)

| 1h 8min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 103 votes)

Ollie and Stan deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medically necessary cruise when they are really going to a lodge convention.

Zero for Conduct(1933)

42min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 95 votes)

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the director on a celebration day.

Directed by Jean Vigo - With Pierre Blanchar, Jean Dasté, Delphin, Albert Riéra, Félix Labisse, Henri Storck, ...

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse(1933)

| 2h 2min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 93 votes)

After a detective is assaulted by thugs and placed in an asylum run by Professor Baum, he observes the professor's preoccupation with another patient, the criminal genius Dr. Mabuse the hypnotist. When Mabuse's notes are found to be connected with a rash of recent crimes, Commissioner Lohmann must determine how Mabuse is communicating with the criminals, despite conflicting reports on the doctor's whereabouts, and capture him for good.

Design for Living(1933)

3.7/5 (with 75 votes)

An independent woman can't choose between the two men she loves.

42nd Street(1933)

| 1h 29min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 71 votes)

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Land Without Bread(1933)

29min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 62 votes)

An exploration —manipulated and staged— of life in Las Hurdes, in the province of Cáceres, in Extremadura, Spain, as it was in 1932. Insalubrity, misery and lack of opportunities provoke the emigration of young people and the solitude of those who remain in the desolation of one of the poorest and least developed Spanish regions at that time. (Silent short, voiced in 1937 and 1996.)

Gold Diggers of 1933(1933)

| 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 52 votes)

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.

Little Women(1933)

1h 55min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

Little Women is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.

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Queen Christina(1933)

| 1h 39min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 50 votes)

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Mystery of the Wax Museum(1933)

| 1h 17min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 50 votes)

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

The Son of Kong(1933)

1h 10min | Adventure, Action, Horror
2.7/5 (with 49 votes)

Beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham returns to the island where he found King Kong.


| 1h 50min | Drama, War
2.8/5 (with 49 votes)

A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the Titanic and the Great War. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation in 2002.

Baby Face(1933)

1h 16min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 46 votes)

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

She Done Him Wrong(1933)

| 1h 6min | Comedy, Crime
2.9/5 (with 44 votes)

New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine. One of them is a vicious criminal who’s escaped and is on the way to see “his” girl, not realising she hasn’t exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings, a local temperance league leader.


3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest.

Directed by Dave Fleischer

Dinner at Eight(1933)

1h 51min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

An ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver, contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension between the couple. Meanwhile, their high-society friends and associates, including the gruff Dan Packard and his sultry spouse, Kitty, contend with their own entanglements, leading to revelations at the much-anticipated dinner.

Busy Bodies(1933)

| 19min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 35 votes)

In this short film, Laurel and Hardy wage battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at a sawmill.

The Bitter Tea of General Yen(1933)

1h 28min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 35 votes)

An American missionary is gradually seduced by a courtly warlord holding her in Shanghai.

Footlight Parade(1933)

3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

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.

Ye Olden Days(1933)

| 8min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 32 votes)

The princess is to wed the Prince against her wishes. When she refuses, the king locks her in the tower. Minstrel Mickey sees her and rescues her, making a rope from the clothes of lady-in-waiting Clarabell. The king spots them and prepares to chop off Mickey's head until Minnie intercedes. The king calls for a joust. Mickey wins and they live happily ever after.

Directed by Burt Gillett

The Mad Doctor(1933)

3.6/5 (with 32 votes)

A dark and stormy night. Pluto is spirited away to the spooky mansion of an evil genius for a mad transplant scheme to put his head on the body of a chicken. Mickey gives chase, but find himself threatened severely by the house and its denizens.

Directed by David Hand

Lady for a Day(1933)

1h 36min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

Never-wed, poor, rough around the edges Apple Annie has always written to her daughter, Louise, in Spain that she is married and a member of New York's high society. Upon receiving unexpected word from Louise (who hasn't seen Annie since infancy) that she is en route to America with her new fiancé and his father, a count, so the three of them can meet her, Annie panics, despairing that her beloved daughter will be destroyed by the deception.


1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake, she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

The Private Life of Henry VIII(1933)

| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 28 votes)

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.

The Devil's Brother(1933)

| 1h 30min | Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw.

Flying Down to Rio(1933)

3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

A dance band leader finds love and success in Brazil.

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