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King Kong

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to displayed on Broadway as Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

Release On: 15th - March - 1933

Vote Count: 1113
Vote Average: 7.6/10

42nd Street

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Release On: 11th - March - 1933

Vote Count: 120
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Alice in Wonderland

In Victorian England, a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Release On: 18th - December - 1933

Vote Count: 36
Vote Average: 6.2/10

The Invisible Man

Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Release On: 3rd - November - 1933

Vote Count: 583
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Three Little Pigs

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".

Release On: 27th - May - 1933

Vote Count: 294
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Duck Soup

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Release On: 12th - November - 1933

Vote Count: 586
Vote Average: 7.4/10


A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the Titanic and the Great War.

Release On: 8th - February - 1933

Vote Count: 75
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

After a detective is assaulted by thugs and placed in an asylum run by Professor Baum, he observes the professor's preoccupation with another patient, the criminal genius Dr. Mabuse the hypnotist. When Mabuse's notes are found to be connected with a rash of recent crimes, Commissioner Lohmann must determine how Mabuse is communicating with the criminals, despite conflicting reports on the doctor's whereabouts, and capture him for good.

Release On: 21st - April - 1933

Vote Count: 164
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Design for Living

An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.

Release On: 29th - December - 1933

Vote Count: 138
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Sons of the Desert

Ollie and Stan deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medically necessary cruise when they are really going to a lodge convention.

Release On: 29th - December - 1933

Vote Count: 181
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Baby Face

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

Release On: 13th - July - 1933

Vote Count: 85
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Release On: 26th - December - 1933

Vote Count: 87
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Little Women

Little Women is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.

Release On: 24th - November - 1933

Vote Count: 94
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Gold Diggers of 1933

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.

Release On: 27th - May - 1933

Vote Count: 93
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake, she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

Release On: 20th - January - 1933

Vote Count: 55
Vote Average: 6.5/10

The Devil's Brother

Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw.

Release On: 5th - May - 1933

Vote Count: 52
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Las Hurdes

An exploration —manipulated and staged— of life in Las Hurdes, in the province of Cáceres, in Extremadura, Spain, as it was in 1932. Insalubrity, misery and lack of opportunities provoke the emigration of young people and the solitude of those who remain in the desolation of one of the poorest and least developed Spanish regions at that time. (Silent short, voiced in 1937 and 1996.)

Release On: 1st - December - 1933

Vote Count: 111
Vote Average: 7.1/10

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

An American missionary is gradually seduced by a courtly warlord holding her in Shanghai.

Release On: 6th - January - 1933

Vote Count: 55
Vote Average: 6.3/10

The Son of Kong

Beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham returns to the island where he found King Kong.

Release On: 22nd - December - 1933

Vote Count: 80
Vote Average: 5.5/10

Footlight Parade

A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences.

Release On: 21st - October - 1933

Vote Count: 57
Vote Average: 7.1/10