Oscar Nominated Movies from 1938by mtatzgern | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Feature films nominated for the 11th Academy Awards
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1. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Votes: 21,958 | Gross: $4.66M
2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
Votes: 45,102 | Gross: $3.98M
3. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Approved | 106 min | Drama, Music, Musical
This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.
4. Boys Town (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
5. The Citadel (1938)
Passed | 110 min | Drama
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 »
6. Four Daughters (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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 »
7. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Votes: 32,030 | Gross: $0.17M
9. Pygmalion (1938)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 7,390 | Gross: $3.05M
10. Test Pilot (1938)
Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe.
13. White Banners (1938)
Approved | 92 min | Drama
A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the ... See full summary »
16. Kentucky (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.
18. Of Human Hearts (1938)
Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western
Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm.
19. Merrily We Live (1938)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
20. The Great Waltz (1938)
Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »
21. Blockade (1938)
Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War
A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.
22. Mad About Music (1938)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she... See full summary »
25. Suez (1938)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.
27. The Young in Heart (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.
28. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
29. Carefree (1938)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
30. The Goldwyn Follies (1938)
Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In."
31. Holiday (1938)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
32. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.
34. That Certain Age (1938)
95 min | Comedy, Musical
A teenage girl clashes with her newspaper publisher father's star reporter while he stays in their country guest house, but soon finds herself falling in love with him.
35. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
Passed | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical
The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.
36. Mannequin (1937)
Passed | 95 min | Drama
Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »
39. The Lady Objects (1938)
Approved | 66 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Ann Adams and William Hayward get married and she has a secretary's job in a law office, while finishing her schooling, and she soon makes junior partner and is just a brilliant lawyer. ... See full summary »
40. Block-Heads (1938)
Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War
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.
41. Breaking the Ice (1938)
Approved | 81 min | Drama
Tommy Martin lives with mother Martha in a conservative religious community but dreams of a singing career. He leaves to join a traveling show where he befriends skating sensation Irene and performs lively tunes to make a living.
42. Pacific Liner (1939)
Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, and Dr. Jim Craig takes the post of ship's physician in order to be near Ann Grayson, the ship's nurse. Chief Engineer 'Crusher" ... See full summary »
44. Storm Over Bengal (1938)
Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
In British India a local rajah, a British ally, is dying and his subordinates plan to drive out the British once he's gone. A newly married British officer is dispatched to ensure that doesn't happen.
45. There Goes My Heart (1938)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
A young heiress runs away from her overprotective grandfather. Penniless on the streets of New York, she manages to find employment, but a reporter knows her true identity.
46. Tropic Holiday (1938)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music