Best Movies of 1933 by Director

Rating
Director
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
5 Stars
257
4
Lloyd Bacon
Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee
Musical / Romance / Drama / Comedy
USA
English
4 Stars
1157
14
Lloyd Bacon
James Cagney, Joan Blondell
Comedy / Romance / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2551
43
Boris Barnet
Aleksandr Chistyakov, Sergei Komarov, Yelena Kuzmina
Drama / War / Period Film
Soviet Union
Russian
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Robert Benchley
Robert Benchley
Comedy / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
Jean Benoît-Lévy, Marie Epstein
Madeleine Renaud, Alice Tissot, Paulette Elambert
Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2311
34
Frank Borzage
Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau
Drama / Romance / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Clarence Brown
John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Montgomery
Drama / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Rowland Brown
George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee, Chick Chandler, Blossom Seeley
Drama / Adventure / Crime
USA
English
3 Stars
2001
23
Luis Buñuel
Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill
Short / Documentary / Drama / Experimental
Spain
French
4 Stars
1161
15
Frank Capra
Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly
Drama / Romance
USA
English
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Rating
Director
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
4 Stars
1401
19
Frank Capra
Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Charley Chase
Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Billy Gilbert, James P. Burtis
Comedy / Short / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Bugao Cheng
Die Hu, Zhiyuan Tan, Jianong Gong, Xianzhai Wang
Drama
China
Mandarin
2.5 Stars
2393
38
René Clair
Annabella, Georges Rigaud, Raymond Cordy
Comedy / Romance
France
French
5 Stars, Top 100
73
1
Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson
Adventure / Fantasy / Thriller / Horror / Sci-Fi / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
47
John Cromwell
Lionel Barrymore, Eric Linden, William Gargan, Gloria Stuart, Alan Dinehart
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
John Cromwell
William Powell, Ann Harding, Lucile Browne, Henry Stephenson, Lilian Bond
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
4.5 Stars
563
6
George Cukor
Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett
Drama / Family
USA
English
4.5 Stars
724
8
George Cukor
Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore
Comedy / Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Jack Cummings
Ted Healy, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Henry Armetta, Bonnie Bonnell
Comedy / Short / Musical
USA
English
3 Stars
2010
24
Michael Curtiz
Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Allen Vincent
Horror / Thriller / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2180
30
Michael Curtiz
William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Robert McWade
Mystery / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2516
41
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
John Barrymore, Myrna Loy, Reginald Mason, Jobyna Howland
Drama / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
Basil Dean
Victoria Hopper, Brian Aherne, Leonora Corbett, Lyn Harding
Romance / Drama
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2348
37
Roy Del Ruth
James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton, Douglass Dumbrille
Comedy / Gangster / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2601
45
Roy Del Ruth
Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford, Alice White, Hale Hamilton
Drama / Romance / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Roy Del Ruth
Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson, Russell Hopton, Kenneth Thomson
Comedy / Crime / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
52
Dave Fleischer
Cab Calloway
Animation / Short / Comedy / Fantasy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
53
Dave Fleischer
Budd Hulick, F. Chase Taylor
Animation / Comedy / Short / Music
USA
English
4 Stars
1264
17
Victor Fleming
Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
John Ford
Will Rogers, Vera Allen, Marian Nixon, Howard Lally, Berton Churchill
Comedy / Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
John Ford
Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Norman Foster, Lucille La Verne, Maurice Murphy
Drama
USA
English
3 Stars
2133
27
Thornton Freeland
Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire
Comedy / Musical / Romance / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2193
31
Lloyd French, Tom Walls
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Ralph Lynn, Gordon Harker, Robertson Hare
Short / Comedy / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Karl Freund
Leo Carrillo, Mary Brian, Roger Pryor, Herbert Rawlinson, Lillian Miles
Musical / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Tay Garnett, Arnold Fanck
Rod La Rocque, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland, Max Holzboer
Adventure / Drama
Germany / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
52
Burt Gillett
Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Walt Disney, Mary Moder, Billy Bletcher
Animation / Musical / Family / Comedy / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2860
56
Phil Goldstone
Zita Johann, Paul Cavanagh, Alan Dinehart, Claire Du Brey
Crime / Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1955
21
Alfred E. Green
Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Nick Grinde
Pete Smith, Luis Alberni, Una Merkel, Franklin Pangborn
Comedy / Fantasy / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Alexander Hall, George Somnes
Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti, Baby LeRoy
Musical / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2549
42
William K. Howard
Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan, Helen Vinson, Phillip Trent
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
Wilfred Jackson
Family / Animation / Short / Musical
USA
English
4 Stars
1344
18
Henry King
Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Teinosuke Kinugasa
Period Film
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Edwin H. Knopf, Luis Trenker
Luis Trenker, Vilma Bánky, Victor Varconi, Olga Engl, Erika Dannhoff
Action
Germany
English
4.5 Stars
735
9
Alexander Korda
Charles Laughton, Robert Donat
Drama / History / Biography / Epic
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2489
40
Lev Kuleshov
Konstantin Khokhlov, Ivan Novoseltsev, Vasili Kovrigin, Andrei Fajt
Drama / Biography / Experimental
Soviet Union
Russian
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Harry Lachman
Spencer Tracy, Marian Nixon, Stuart Erwin, Sam Hardy, Sarah Padden
Comedy / Music / Romance / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
Gerhard Lamprecht
Hans Brausewetter, Ruth Hellberg, Erwin Kalser, Fritz Odemar
Drama
Germany
German
4 Stars
1212
16
Fritz Lang
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Wera Liessem
Crime / Horror / Mystery / Thriller / Detective
Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2305
33
Rowland V. Lee
Loretta Young, Gene Raymond, O.P. Heggie, Wally Albright
Romance / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2169
28
Robert Z. Leonard
Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson, Winnie Lightner
Musical / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
840
10
Mervyn LeRoy
Warren William, Joan Blondell
Musical / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
53
Mervyn LeRoy
James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
4 Stars
1100
13
Frank Lloyd
Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin, Beryl Mercer
Drama / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2594
44
Frank Lloyd
Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor, Irene Browne
Fantasy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Frank Lloyd
Clara Bow, Preston Foster, Richard Cromwell, Herbert Mundin, James Gleason
Drama / Romance / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2839
55
Ernst Lubitsch
Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Jane Darwell
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1982
22
Gustav Machatý
Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, Leopold Kramer, Emil Jerman
Drama / Romance / Experimental
Czechoslovakia / Austria
German
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Roy Mack
Ethel Waters, Sammy Davis Jr., Hamtree Harrington, Dusty Fletcher, Edgar Connor
Comedy / Musical / Short
USA
English
4.5 Stars
581
7
Rouben Mamoulian
Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith
Drama / Romance / History / Period Film / Biography
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
47
Francis Martin
W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Baby LeRoy, Julie Bishop, Phillip Trent
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Humberto Mauro
Durval Bellini, Dea Selva, Lu Marival, Décio Murilo, Andréa Duarte
Drama
Brazil
Portuguese
5 Stars
129
2
Leo McCarey
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont
Comedy / Musical / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
Norman Z. McLeod
Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Lilyan Tashman, George Barbier
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2311
34
Lewis Milestone
Al Jolson, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan
Musical / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2225
32
Dudley Murphy
Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank H. Wilson
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
Elliott Nugent
Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen, Mary Boland, Wallace Ford
Comedy
USA
English
3 Stars
2087
26
Max Ophüls
Paul Hörbiger, Magda Schneider, Luise Ullrich, Gustaf Gründgens
Drama / Romance / Period Film
Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2666
48
Yasujiro Ozu
Takeshi Sakamoto, Nobuko Fushimi, Den Obinata, Chouko Iida
Drama
Japan
Japanese (Silent)
2.5 Stars
2691
50
Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, René Donnio, Renée Valliers
Adventure / Musical / Comedy / Drama / Romance
France / UK
French
2.5 Stars
2602
46
Marcel Pagnol
Henri Poupon, Vincent Scotto, Charles Blavette, Henry Darbray, Edouard Delmont
Comedy / Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2398
39
Vsevolod Pudovkin
Boris Livanov, Vasili Kovrigin, Aleksandr Chistyakov
Drama
Soviet Union
Russian
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Hal Roach, Charley Rogers
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd, James Finlayson
Comedy / Musical / Crime / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
47
Stephen Roberts
Miriam Hopkins, Jack La Rue, William Gargan, William Collier Jr., Irving Pichel
Drama / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
John S. Robertson
Lionel Barrymore, Joel McCrea, May Robson, Dorothy Jordan, Frances Dee
Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1619
20
Wesley Ruggles
Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold, Ralf Harolde, Kent Taylor
Comedy / Musical / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2333
36
Victor Saville
Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Muriel Aked, Cyril Smith, Richard Hulton
Comedy / Drama
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Victor Saville
Madeleine Carroll, Herbert Marshall, Conrad Veidt, Edmund Gwenn, Gerald du Maurier
Biography / War / Spy
UK
English
4.5 Stars
906
11
William A. Seiter
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Comedy / Family / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
William A. Seiter
Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney, Robert Benchley, Laura Hope Crewes
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
Vernon Sewell, Gustav Ucicky
Rudolf Forster, Fritz Genschow, Paul Westermeier,
War / History
Germany
German
4.5 Stars
561
5
Lowell Sherman
Mae West, Cary Grant
Comedy / Western / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Lowell Sherman
Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Babe Stafford
Bing Crosby, Florine McKinney, Irving Bacon, Franklin Pangborn, Arthur Stone
Comedy / Musical / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Frank R. Strayer
Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne, George E. Stone, Dwight Frye
Drama / Horror / Mystery / Romance / Sci-Fi / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2860
56
Yu Sun
Zhanfei Gao, Li-li Li, Juanjuan Ye, Congmei Yuan
Drama
China
Mandarin (Silent)
2.5 Stars
2605
47
A. Edward Sutherland
Peggy Hopkins Joyce, W.C. Fields, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin, George Burns
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
49
Frank Tuttle
Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, David Manners, Verree Teasdale
Comedy / Musical / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
47
W.S. Van Dyke
Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Charles Butterworth, Mae Clarke, Phillips Holmes
Crime / Mystery / Comedy / Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
W.S. Van Dyke
Peter Freuchen, W.S. Van Dyke, Edgar Dearing, Edward Hearn
Drama / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
47
King Vidor
Lionel Barrymore, Miriam Hopkins, Franchot Tone, Stuart Erwin, Irene Hervey
Drama / Romance
USA
English
5 Stars
189
3
Jean Vigo
Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Du Verron, Delphin, Léon Larive
Comedy / Short / Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2605
47
Stuart Walker
Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard, Guy Standing
War / Action / Drama / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Stuart Walker
Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Byron, Paul Cavanagh
Drama / Romance / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2171
29
Raoul Walsh
Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, Pert Kelton, Herman Bing
Comedy / Drama / Action / Adventure / Romance / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Raoul Walsh
James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Victor Jory, Sammy Cohen, Frank Moran, Esther Muir
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
51
James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber
Friedrich Haak, Hildegarde Watson, Dorthea House, Lewis Whitbeck
Short / Drama / Experimental
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2326
35
William A. Wellman
Frankie Darro, Edwin Phillips, Rochelle Hudson, Dorothy Coonan Wellman
Drama / Adventure / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
William A. Wellman
Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Gordon Westcott
Drama
USA
English
Rating
Director
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
4.5 Stars
939
12
James Whale
Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers, Una O'Connor
Comedy / Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
54
Jack White
Milton Berle, Norma Taylor, Mary Cole, Gertrude Mudge, Henry King
Comedy / Musical / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
47
Sam Wood
Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Beulah Bondi, Russell Hardie
Comedy
USA
English
3 Stars
2080
25
William Wyler
John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Isabel Jewell, Melvyn Douglas
Drama / Romance
USA
English
Rating
Director
Starring
Genre
Country
Language