Feature Film, Released between 1936-01-01 and 1936-12-31 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 201,823 | Gross: $0.16M

2. To Live (1936)

88 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Tito Schipa, Caterina Boratto, Nino Besozzi, Armando Migliari

Votes: 5

3. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler - but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 19,544

4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 18,700

5. Libeled Lady (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 6,639

6. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the mob for his supposed murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 10,629

7. Onkel Bräsig (1936)

7.8
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The clever Zacharias Bräsig is a good friend to all and tries to help out, where he can. Bräsig also meddles in the relationships of young people, so that by the end of the film, there's a double marriage.

Director: Erich Waschneck | Stars: Otto Wernicke, Heinrich Schroth, Harry Hardt, Suse Graf

Votes: 5

8. The Only Son (1936)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.8
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A widow sends her only son away to receive a better education. Years later, she visits him, finding him a poor school teacher with a wife and son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama, Yoshiko Tsubouchi

Votes: 2,872

9. Dodsworth (1936)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor

Votes: 7,536

10. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 8,909

11. Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Antonio R. Frausto, Domingo Soler, Manuel Tamés, Ramón Vallarino

Votes: 558

12. Swing Time (1936)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick

Votes: 11,532

13. The Story of a Cheat (1936)

81 min | Comedy

7.6
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Adolphe Borchard, Marcel Lucien, Raymond Clunie

Votes: 1,757

14. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

Votes: 11,785

15. My Life Is at Stake (1936)

86 min

7.6
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Director: Richard Eichberg | Stars: Karl Ludwig Diehl, Kitty Jantzen, Theo Lingen, Eva Tinschmann

Votes: 5

16. César (1936)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama

7.6
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Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 1,219

17. They Were Five (1936)

101 min | Drama

7.6
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Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos, Viviane Romance

Votes: 969

18. The Lower Depths (1936)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Suzy Prim, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt

Votes: 2,788

19. These Three (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 2,158

20. Sisters of the Gion (1936)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Yôko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 2,256

21. Tired Theodore (1936)

83 min | Comedy

7.4
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Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Weiß-Ferdl, Erika Glässner, Gertrud Boll, Gretl Theimer

Votes: 7

22. Camille (1936)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 6,920 | Gross: $1.15M

23. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,702

24. Radio Bar (1936)

83 min | Drama, Musical

7.4
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Director: Manuel Romero | Stars: Gloria Guzmán, Olinda Bozán, Carmen Lamas, Alicia Barrié

Votes: 5

25. Our Relations (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy

7.4
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Two pairs of long-lost twin brothers experience high jinks involving a valuable ring, cases of mistaken identity, and gangsters.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler

Votes: 2,630

26. Mr. Thank You (1936)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Japanese film about a friendly bus driver and his passengers over the duration of one journey through the mountains to the nearest train station.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Ken Uehara, Ryuji Ishiyama, Einosuke Naka, Michiko Kuwano

Votes: 837

27. College is a Nice Place (1936)

114 min | Comedy

7.4
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A group of students and recent graduates struggle to complete their studies and find jobs.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Toshiaki Konoe, Chishû Ryû, Sanae Takasugi, Tatsuo Saitô

Votes: 39

28. Minx (1936)

103 min | Comedy

7.3
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Director: Vladimír Slavínský | Stars: Vera Ferbasová, Frantisek Sasek, Frantisek Kristof-Veselý, Jindrich Plachta

Votes: 37

29. The Bureaucrats (1936)

95 min | Comedy

7.3
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A comedy about the petty bureaucrats who need special leather props under their posteriors because of the long hours they spend sitting at their desks.

Director: Yves Mirande | Stars: Lucien Baroux, Pierre Larquey, Gabriel Signoret, Saturnin Fabre

Votes: 23

30. Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.3
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Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 588

31. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Passed | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

Votes: 2,122

32. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,859

33. Légy jó mindhalálig (1936)

82 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: László Dévényi, Kálmán Rózsahegyi, Gyula Csortos, Ferenc Kiss

Votes: 83

34. Hélène (1936)

Drama, Romance

7.3
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Helene Wilfur is a brilliant student at a medical school devoted to research, and the outstanding student of Professor Amboise. Pierre Rguier, another student, is in love with Helene but, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Benoît-Lévy | Stars: Madeleine Renaud, Jean-Louis Barrault, Constant Rémy, Héléna Manson

Votes: 7

35. Havi 200 fix (1936)

91 min | Comedy

7.3
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Director: Béla Balogh | Stars: Pál Jávor, Erzsi Bársony, Tivadar Uray, Antal Páger

Votes: 22

36. The Gay Adventure (1936)

74 min | Comedy

7.3
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Director: Sinclair Hill | Stars: Yvonne Arnaud, Barry Jones, Nora Swinburne, Betty Worth

Votes: 7

37. Easy to Take (1936)

67 min | Comedy

7.3
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In this comedy, Uncle Rodney, the host of a kiddie show, finds himself assuming guardianship of a bratty lad at the behest of his radio station, which thinks it would boost ratings. The ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Howard, Eugene Pallette, Richard Carle

Votes: 13

38. Dunaparti randevú (1936)

65 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Zita Perczel, Imre Ráday, Lici Balla, Gyula Csortos

Votes: 43

39. Donner, Blitz und Sonnenschein (1936)

92 min | Comedy

7.3
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Relations between Huckebein, a humble tailor, and Greizinger, a wealthy farmer, become strained after Greizinger breaks off the romance between his son, Franzl, and Huckenbein's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Erich Engels | Stars: Karl Valentin, Liesl Karlstadt, Ilse Petri, Reinhold Bernt

Votes: 52

40. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The boss of a publishing company is a womanizer and a jerk, but what would happen if he suddenly disappeared?

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Marcel Lévesque

Votes: 2,779 | Gross: $0.04M

41. Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)

Passed | 68 min | Mystery

7.3
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A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 1,867

42. Jizdni hlidka (1936)

90 min

7.2
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Director: Václav Binovec | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Jaroslav Vojta, Julius Batha, Achmed Bekuh

Votes: 12

43. Die Liebe des Maharadscha (1936)

7.2
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Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt | Stars: Gustav Diessl, Attila Hörbiger, Hilde von Stolz, Isa Miranda

Votes: 6

44. Topaze (1936)

Comedy

7.2
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Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Alexandre Arnaudy, Délia Col, Jean Arbuleau, Pierre Asso

Votes: 36

45. Let's Make a Dream (1936)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A husband who has just cheated on his wife returns home in the early morning, puzzled. He finds there, without knowing it, the lover of his wife, to whom he confesses his infidelity.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Raimu, Jacqueline Delubac, Arletty

Votes: 292

46. Wenn wir alle Engel wären (1936)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Respectable married couple in small town get compromised and struggle to extricate themselves

Director: Carl Froelich | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Leny Marenbach, Elsa Dalands, Lotte Rausch

Votes: 39

47. The Show Goes On (1936)

70 min | Drama, Musical

7.2
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Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Tullio Carminati, Leslie Banks, Arthur Finn

Votes: 12

48. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The author of a controversially racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity status from her provincial small-town neighbors, who'd be scandalized if they knew.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall

Votes: 2,012

49. Son of Mongolia (1936)

Drama

7.2
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Director: Ilya Trauberg | Stars: Tse-Ven Rabdan, Igin-Khorlo, Susor-Barma, Bato-Ochir

Votes: 21

50. Strange Cargo (1936)

68 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Crooks in South America smuggle arms on an English cargo vessel to revolutionaries, but are exposed by a young girl, who later marries the captain's son.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Kathleen Kelly, George Mozart, Moore Marriott, George Sanders

Votes: 6


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