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Modern Times

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

Release On: 5th - February - 1936

Vote Count: 2977
Vote Average: 8.3/10


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

Release On: 23rd - September - 1936

Vote Count: 93
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Things to Come

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Release On: 31st - March - 1936

Vote Count: 139
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Thru the Mirror

Mickey has been reading Alice in Wonderland, and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is alive. He eats a walnut, which makes him briefly larger, then small. He dances around a lot, ultimately doing a major number with a deck of cards. He dances with the queen, making the king jealous. He comes after Mickey with swords, and Mickey defends himself with a sewing needle. Mickey gets the upper hand, and the king calls for reinforcements. Mickey finds himself chased by several decks, which throw their spots at him. He turns on a fan and blows them away, back through the mirror, where his alarm is ringing.

Release On: 30th - May - 1936

Vote Count: 106
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Dracula's Daughter

A countess from Transylvania seeks a psychiatrist’s help to cure her vampiric cravings.

Release On: 11th - May - 1936

Vote Count: 111
Vote Average: 6.2/10

My Man Godfrey

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Release On: 2nd - September - 1936

Vote Count: 250
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Libeled Lady

When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, Warren Haggerty, must find a way to turn the tables on her. Soon Haggerty's harried fiancée, Gladys Benton, and his dashing friend Bill Chandler are in on a scheme that aims to discredit Connie, with amusing and unexpected results.

Release On: 9th - October - 1936

Vote Count: 81
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

Release On: 9th - April - 1936

Vote Count: 249
Vote Average: 7.5/10

The Walking Dead

Down-on-his-luck John Ellman is framed for a judge's murder. After he's convicted and sentenced to death, witnesses come forth and prove his innocence. But it was too late for a stay to be granted and Ellman is executed. A doctor uses an experimental procedure to restore him to life, though the full outcome is other than expected.

Release On: 1st - March - 1936

Vote Count: 56
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Secret Agent

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Release On: 31st - May - 1936

Vote Count: 105
Vote Average: 6/10

The Great Ziegfeld

Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.

Release On: 8th - April - 1936

Vote Count: 82
Vote Average: 6.2/10

The Last of the Mohicans

The story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns—in part—a Huron massacre (with passive French acquiescence) of between 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American troops, who had honorably surrendered at Fort William Henry, plus some women and servants; the kidnapping of two sisters, daughters of the British commander; and their rescue by the last Mohicans.

Release On: 2nd - July - 1936

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Swing Time

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Romero.

Release On: 27th - August - 1936

Vote Count: 171
Vote Average: 6.9/10

After the Thin Man

Nick and Nora Charles investigate when Nora's cousin reports her disreputable husband is missing, and find themselves in a mystery involving the shady owners of a popular nightclub, a singer and her dark brother, the cousin's forsaken true love, and Nora's bombastic and controlling aunt.

Release On: 25th - December - 1936

Vote Count: 114
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Tarzan Escapes

White hunter Captain Fry tries to take Tarzan back to civilization, caged for public display. He arrives in the jungle with Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita, who want Jane's help in claiming a fortune left her.

Release On: 6th - November - 1936

Vote Count: 67
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

Two sailors Sindbad and Popeye decide to test themselves in order to prove their supremacy. Popeye is then presented with a series of daunting tasks by Sindbad.

Release On: 27th - November - 1936

Vote Count: 78
Vote Average: 6.4/10

The Petrified Forest

Gabby, the waitress in an isolated Arizona diner, dreams of a bigger and better life. One day penniless intellectual Alan drifts into the joint and the two strike up a rapport. Soon enough, notorious killer Duke Mantee takes the diner's inhabitants hostage. Surrounded by miles of desert, the patrons and staff are forced to sit tight with Mantee and his gang overnight.

Release On: 8th - February - 1936

Vote Count: 146
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Our Relations

Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins. Laurel and Hardy play themselves and their twins.

Release On: 15th - September - 1936

Vote Count: 73
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Mickey's Rival

Minnie's old friend, Mortimer Mouse, drops in on Mickey and Minnie's picnic. His practical jokes and coming on to Minnie soon have Mickey stewing, and their car isn't happy either. When Mortimer gets a nearby bull enraged and takes off, the car comes to the rescue after Mickey gets tangled up in a red blanket.

Release On: 20th - June - 1936

Vote Count: 50
Vote Average: 6.2/10


Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.

Release On: 26th - December - 1936

Vote Count: 90
Vote Average: 7.2/10