Best Movies of 1932 by Rank

Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
5 Stars
115
1
Ernst Lubitsch
Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles
Comedy / Romance / Crime
USA
English
5 Stars
351
2
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon
Crime / Drama / Gangster
USA
English
5 Stars
433
3
Jean Renoir
Michel Simon, Charles Granval, Marcelle Hainia
Comedy
France
French
5 Stars
438
4
Mervyn LeRoy
Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell
Crime / Pre-Noir / Drama
USA
English
4.5 Stars
507
5
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko
Horror
France / Germany
German
4.5 Stars
648
6
Tod Browning
Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams
Drama / Horror / Thriller / Cult
USA
English
4.5 Stars
649
7
Rouben Mamoulian
Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Charles Butterworth
Musical / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
777
8
Josef von Sternberg
Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland
Adventure / Drama
USA
English
4.5 Stars
985
9
Edmund Goulding
Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore
Drama / Romance
USA
English
4 Stars
1023
10
George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch
Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin
Comedy / Musical
USA
English
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
4 Stars
1085
11
James Parrott
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Comedy / Short / Family
USA
English
4 Stars
1207
12
Norman Z. McLeod
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx
Comedy / Sports / Family
USA
English
4 Stars
1442
13
James Whale
Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond
Horror / Drama / Comedy
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1571
14
Victor Fleming
Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp, Tully Marshall
Drama / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1600
15
Frank Borzage
Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper
Romance / War / Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1720
16
Yasujiro Ozu
Tatsuo Saito, Tomio Aoki, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Hideo Sugawara
Comedy / Drama
Japan
Japanese (Silent)
3.5 Stars
1731
17
Cecil B. DeMille
Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton, Ian Keith
Drama / History / Epic / Religion
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1763
18
Walter Forde
Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Hugh Williams, Donald Calthrop
Thriller / Mystery / Drama / Detective
UK
English
3.5 Stars
1816
19
Marc Allégret
Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin, Auguste Mouriès
Comedy / Drama / Romance
France
French
3.5 Stars
1826
20
Karl Freund
Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan
Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1856
21
Erle C. Kenton
Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Kathleen Burke, Arthur Hohl
Adventure / Horror / Sci-Fi / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1879
22
George Cukor
John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke, David Manners
Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1897
23
James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog, Lothar Mendes
Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, George Raft, Jack Oakie, Richard Bennett
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1935
24
Raoul Walsh
Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns, George Walsh
Drama / Comedy / Romance / Crime
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1959
25
Jean Cocteau
Enrique Rivero, Elizabeth Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Odette Talaza
Drama / Fantasy / Experimental
France
French
3 Stars
2017
26
Julien Duvivier
Harry Baur, Robert Lynen, Louis Gauthier
Drama
France
French
3 Stars
2024
27
James Parrott
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Short / Comedy / Family
USA
English
3 Stars
2024
27
George Marshall
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert
Comedy / Short / Family
USA
English
3 Stars
2031
28
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov
Sergei Bondarchuk, Grigori Aleksandrov
Documentary / Experimental / Romance
Soviet Union / USA / Mexico
Russian (Silent)
3 Stars
2036
29
W.S. Van Dyke
Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, Maureen O'Sullivan
Action / Adventure / Romance / Family / Comic
USA
English
3 Stars
2122
30
James Flood, Elliott Nugent
Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, John Wray
Drama / Crime
USA
English
3 Stars
2133
31
Josef von Sternberg
Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant, Dickie Moore, Gene Morgan
Drama / Romance
USA
English
3 Stars
2144
32
Sidney Franklin
Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Leslie Howard, O.P. Heggie
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2320
33
Leo McCarey
Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young, Ruth Hall, John Miljan, Noah Beery
Musical / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2337
34
Slatan Dudow
Hertha Thiele, Ernst Busch, Martha Wolter, Adolf Fischer, Lili Schoenborn-Anspach
Drama
Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2359
35
Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson
Adventure / Thriller / Horror / Mystery / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2363
36
Jack Conway
Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams, Una Merkel, Henry Stephenson
Comedy / Romance / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2398
37
Edward F. Cline
Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2489
38
Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor
Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett
Adventure / Horror / Sci-Fi / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2511
39
Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill
Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings, Gavin Gordon
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2530
40
Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin
John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan, Diana Wynyard
Drama / History / Epic
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2553
41
George Cukor
Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff, Brooks Benedict
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2561
42
Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Pyotr Masokha, Stepan Shagaida, Stepan Shkurat
Drama
Soviet Union
Ukrainian
2.5 Stars
2605
43
Monta Bell
John Gilbert, Paul Lukas, Virginia Bruce, Hedda Hopper, Reginald Owen
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
43
William Dieterle
William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Hardie Albright, Alan Mowbray
Comedy / Crime / Romance / Caper
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
43
Edward L. Cahn
Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Russell Hopton, Raymond Hatton, Ralph Ince
Western / Action
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
43
Tay Garnett
William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon, Frank McHugh, Warren Hymer
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
44
Anthony Asquith
Ann Casson, Carl Harbord, Michael Hogan, Moore Marriott, Flora Robson
Drama / Romance
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2689
44
Clarence Brown
Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Nils Asther, Lewis Stone, May Robson
Drama / Mystery / Romance / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
44
Wesley Ruggles
Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Dorothy Mackaill, Grant Mitchell, George Barbier
Drama / Romance / Comedy / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
44
Lewis Milestone
Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr., William Gargan
Drama / Religion / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
44
Vsevolod Pudovkin
A. Baturin, Mariya Belousova, A. Chekulayeva, Aleksandr Chistyakov
Romance
Soviet Union
Russian (Silent)
2.5 Stars
2691
45
Michael Curtiz
Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, John Wray, Harry Beresford
Horror / Thriller / Mystery
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2691
45
Michael Curtiz
Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Sheila Terry, Lyle Talbot
Crime / Drama / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
46
George Fitzmaurice
Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Erich von Stroheim, Owen Moore
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
46
Leni Riefenstahl, Béla Balázs
Leni Riefenstahl, Mathias Wieman, Beni Führer
Drama / Fantasy / Mystery / Adventure
Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2740
46
Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Alexander Hall
Alison Skipworth, Richard Bennett, George Raft, John Breeden
Comedy / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
46
Lothar Mendes
Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Dorothy Peterson
Drama / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
46
Alexander Korda
Leslie Howard, George Grossmith, Benita Hume, Elizabeth Allan
Comedy / Romance
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2740
46
Mervyn LeRoy
Edward G. Robinson, Vivienne Osborne, Guy Kibbee, Preston Foster
Crime / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
47
Burt Gillett
Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Esther Campbell, Marion Darlington
Animation / Short / Comedy / Family / Musical / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
47
Miriam Bennett
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2789
48
Jean Renoir
Pierre Renoir, Georges Térof, Winna Winifried
Crime / Mystery / Detective / Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2792
49
Ernst Lubitsch
Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, Louise Carter
Drama / Romance / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
49
Pál Fejös
Annabella, Ilona Dajbukát, Germaine Aussey
Drama
France / Germany
French
2.5 Stars
2807
50
John Ford
Ralph Bellamy, Gloria Stuart, Pat O'Brien, Slim Summerville, Lilian Bond
Adventure / Drama / Action / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
William Cameron Menzies
Violet Heming, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander Kirkland, Alan Dinehart, Mary Gordon
Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Frank Tuttle
Bing Crosby, Stuart Erwin, Leila Hyams, Sharon Lynn, George Burns
Comedy / Musical / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Stuart Walker
Herbert Marshall, Sari Maritza, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, George Barbier
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Lambert Hillyer
Buck Jones, Barbara Weeks, Mary Carr, George Cooper, Ed Brady, Frank Rice
Action / Adventure / Romance / Western / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Louis J. Gasnier, William Schorr
Gene Raymond, Sari Maritza, Marguerite Churchill, Irving Pichel, Harry Beresford
Drama / Romance / Religion
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
William A. Seiter
Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods, Lilian Bond
Drama / Romance / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Jerome Hill
Short / Experimental
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Thornton Freeland
Dorothy Mackaill, Humphrey Bogart, Hale Hamilton, Halliwell Hobbes, Astrid Allwyn
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Berthold Viertel
Claudette Colbert, Clive Brook, Charles Boyer, Andy Devine, Alan Mowbray
Drama / Romance / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Archie Mayo
George Raft, Constance Cummings, Wynne Gibson, Mae West, Alison Skipworth
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
John G. Blystone
Spencer Tracy, Peggy Shannon, William 'Stage' Boyd, Irving Pichel, Raul Roulien
Drama / Crime / Romance / Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Roy Mack
Eubie Blake, Nina Mae McKinney, The Nicholas Brothers
Short / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
Robert Z. Leonard
Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Alexander Kirkland, Ralph Morgan, Robert Young
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
50
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Patsy Kelly, Roy Fant, Judy Garland, Marjorie Beebe, Janet Reade
Short / Musical / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2809
51
Clarence Brown
Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt, Myrna Loy, John Miljan
Comedy / Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2817
52
John M. Stahl
Irene Dunne, John Boles, June Clyde, George Meeker, Zasu Pitts
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2860
53
Oscar Micheaux
Grace Smith, Carl Mahon, Juano Hernandez, Bud Harris
Crime / Drama / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2860
53
Aleksandr Medvedkin
Petr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova, L. Nenasheva
Comedy
Soviet Union
Russian (Silent)
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language