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City Lights

In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.

Release On: 1st - February - 1931

Vote Count: 1360
Vote Average: 8.4/10


Dr. Henry Frankenstein attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster, but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.

Release On: 21st - November - 1931

Vote Count: 934
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Little Caesar

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Release On: 25th - January - 1931

Vote Count: 143
Vote Average: 7/10

The Public Enemy

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Release On: 23rd - April - 1931

Vote Count: 178
Vote Average: 7.3/10


A powerful and ruthless vampire named Count Dracula arrives in London to prey on young, socialite women. Standing in the vampire's way, is a group of concerned men and the enigmatic Dr. Abraham Van Helsing.

Release On: 12th - February - 1931

Vote Count: 706
Vote Average: 7.1/10

M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

Release On: 11th - May - 1931

Vote Count: 1310
Vote Average: 8.1/10


The youngsters Matahi and Reri are in love with each other. The old warrior Hitu announces that Reri is to be the new chosen virgin for the gods. This means she must stay untouched, otherwise she and her lover will be killed. But Matahi abducts and escapes with her to an island ruled by the white man, where their gods would be harmless and powerless.

Release On: 1st - August - 1931

Vote Count: 90
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug, it is already too late.

Release On: 24th - December - 1931

Vote Count: 162
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Monkey Business

Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.

Release On: 19th - September - 1931

Vote Count: 103
Vote Average: 7.1/10


When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everything else, Cravat soon becomes a leading citizen of the boom town of Osage. Once the town is established, however, he begins to feel confined once again, and heads for the Cherokee Strip, leaving his family behind. During this and other absences, his wife Sabra must learn to take care of herself and soon becomes prominent in her own right.

Release On: 9th - February - 1931

Vote Count: 69
Vote Average: 5.5/10

On purge bébé

A little boy won't go to the bathroom, which leads to all sorts of complications for his parents and their friends.

Release On: 21st - June - 1931

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.7/10

The Skin Game

An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village.

Release On: 26th - February - 1931

Vote Count: 39
Vote Average: 5.3/10


The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Release On: 4th - April - 1931

Vote Count: 38
Vote Average: 7.1/10

À nous la liberté

In this classic French satire, Louis, a convict, escapes from prison and takes on legitimate work, making his way up in the business world. Eventually becoming the head of a successful factory, Louis opts to modernize his company with mechanical innovations. But when his friend Émile finally leaves jail years later and reunites with Louis, the past catches up with them. The two, worried about being apprehended by police, long to flee the confines of industry.

Release On: 18th - December - 1931

Vote Count: 50
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Le million

Debt-ridden painter Michel is overcome with joy at discovering that he has just won 1 million florins in the Dutch lottery, but almost immediately, he discovers that his softhearted girlfriend, Béatrice, has given away his jacket containing the winning ticket to an elderly petty thief. Soon Michel, Beatrice and Michel's artistic rival, Prosper, are hurtling through the streets of Paris on the trail of the missing jacket.

Release On: 3rd - April - 1931

Vote Count: 47
Vote Average: 7/10

The Sin of Madelon Claudet

Out of jail for a crime she did not commit, Madelon turns to prostitution and thievery to send her illegitimate son to medical school.

Release On: 23rd - October - 1931

Vote Count: 12
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Rich and Strange

An unexpected inheritance proves less than a boon to a young married couple.

Release On: 10th - December - 1931

Vote Count: 47
Vote Average: 5.5/10

A Free Soul

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

Release On: 2nd - June - 1931

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 6.9/10


Marian is a factory worker determined to leave the assembly line behind and move up in the world.

Release On: 21st - November - 1931

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Platinum Blonde

Anne Schuyler is an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a creative outlet. He decides to write a play and collaborates with a fellow reporter.

Release On: 31st - October - 1931

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 7/10