The Top 250 Movies of 1939

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4

Stagecoach 1939, 96 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneClaire TrevorThomas Mitchell

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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Ninotchka 1939, 110 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Greta GarboMelvyn DouglasIna Claire

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Roaring Twenties 1939, 104 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyJeffrey LynnPriscilla Lane

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Gunga Din 1939, 117 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Cary GrantSam JaffeDouglas Fairbanks Jr.

Adventure    War    War Adventure

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Dark Victory 1939, 104 min.

Edmund Goulding     Starring: Bette DavisGeorge BrentHumphrey Bogart

Drama    Medical Drama    Romance

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17

Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939, 114 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: Robert DonatGreer GarsonLyn Harding

Costume Romance    Drama    Marriage Drama

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At the Circus 1939, 87 min.

Edward Buzzell     Starring: Harpo MarxFlorence RiceWillie Best

Comedy    Satire    Slapstick

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Daybreak 1939, 93 min.

Marcel Carné     Starring: Jean GabinJules BerryArletty

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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26

Midnight 1939, 94 min.

Mitchell Leisen     Starring: Claudette ColbertDon AmecheJohn Barrymore

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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28

Beau Geste 1939, 112 min.

William A. Wellman     Starring: Gary CooperRay MillandRobert Preston

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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32

Love Affair 1939, 88 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Irene DunneCharles BoyerMaria Ouspenskaya

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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33

Bachelor Mother 1939, 82 min.

Garson Kanin     Starring: Ginger RogersDavid NivenCharles Coburn

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Spy in Black 1939, 82 min.

Michael Powell     Starring: Conrad VeidtSebastian ShawValerie Hobson

Action    Drama    Melodrama

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41

Each Dawn I Die 1939, 92 min.

William Keighley     Starring: James CagneyGeorge RaftJane Bryan

Crime    Prison Film    Thriller

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46

Ugly Duckling 1939, 9 min.

Jack Cutting

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Intermezzo: A Love Story 1939, 70 min.

Gregory Ratoff     Starring: Ingrid BergmanLeslie HowardEdna Best

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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49

Jesse James 1939, 106 min.

Henry King     Starring: Tyrone PowerHenry FondaNancy Kelly

Biopic    Drama    Outlaw

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50

The Old Maid 1939, 95 min.

Edmund Goulding     Starring: Bette DavisMiriam HopkinsGeorge Brent

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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51

Peace on Earth 1939, 9 min.

Hugh Harman     Starring: Mel Blanc

Animation    Anti-War Film    Drama

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52

In Name Only 1939, 94 min.

John Cromwell     Starring: Carole LombardCary GrantKay Francis

Drama    Marriage Drama    Romance

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53

The Hockey Champ 1939, 7 min.

Jack King

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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54

Five Came Back 1939, 75 min.

John Farrow     Starring: Chester MorrisLucille BallWendy Barrie

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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Frontier Horizon 1939, 57 min.

George Sherman     Starring: John WayneRaymond HattonEddy Waller

Drama    Western

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66

Donald's Cousin Gus 1939, 7 min.

Jack King

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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70

The Autograph Hound 1939, 8 min.

Jack King

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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71

Goofy and Wilbur 1939, 8 min.

Dick Huemer

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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72

Allegheny Uprising 1939, 81 min.

William A. Seiter     Starring: Claire TrevorJohn WayneGeorge Sanders

Action    Adventure    History

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73

Officer Duck 1939, 7 min.

Clyde Geronimi

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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74

Beach Picnic 1939, 8 min.

Clyde Geronimi

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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75

Sea Scouts 1939, 8 min.

Dick Lundy

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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77

Donald's Lucky Day 1939, 8 min.

Jack King

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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The Mikado 1939, 90 min.

Victor Schertzinger     Starring: Kenny BakerMartyn GreenSydney Granville

Comedy    Musical    Romance

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81

Old Glory 1939, 9 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Drama

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84

Three Little Sew and Sews 1939, 20 min.

Del Lord     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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86

Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise 1939, 18 min.

Jules White     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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89

Customers Wanted 1939, 7 min.

Dave Fleischer

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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90

Saved by the Belle 1939, 18 min.

Charley Chase     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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91

The Rains Came 1939, 103 min.

Clarence Brown     Starring: Myrna LoyTyrone PowerGeorge Brent

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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95

Donald's Penguin 1939, 7 min.

Jack King

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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96

Society Dog Show 1939, 8 min.

Bill Roberts

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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97

The Pointer 1939, 9 min.

Clyde Geronimi

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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102

Ghosks Is the Bunk 1939, 6 min.

Dave Fleischer

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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106

Maisie 1939, 75 min.

Edwin L. Marin     Starring: Robert YoungAnn SothernRuth Hussey

Comedy

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107

First Love 1939, 84 min.

Henry Koster     Starring: Deanna DurbinRobert StackEugene Pallette

Musical    Musical Romance    Romance

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110

Wotta Nitemare 1939, 7 min.

Dave Fleischer

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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112

Hare-um Scare-um 1939, 8 min.

Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway     Starring: Mel Blanc

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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113

The Practical Pig 1939, 8 min.

Dick Rickard

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Yes, We Have No Bonanza 1939, 16 min.

Del Lord     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Comedy Western    Short Film

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118

Four Wives 1939, 100 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Priscilla LaneRosemary LaneLola Lane

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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119

Three Sappy People 1939, 18 min.

Jules White     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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121

Sniffles and the Bookworm 1939, 8 min.

Chuck Jones     Starring: Margaret Hill-Talbot

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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122

The Girl From Mexico 1939, 71 min.

Leslie Goodwins     Starring: Lupe VelezDonald WoodsLeon Errol

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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123

The Human Monster 1939, 76 min.

Walter Summers     Starring: Bela LugosiHugh WilliamsGreta Gynt

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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A Ducking They Did Go 1939, 17 min.

Del Lord     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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129

Wise Quacks 1939, 7 min.

Robert Clampett     Starring: Mel BlancRobert Clampett

Animation    Cartoon    Short Film

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131

Second Fiddle 1939, 85 min.

Sidney Lanfield     Starring: Sonja HenieTyrone PowerRudy Vallee

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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133

Juarez 1939, 125 min.

William Dieterle     Starring: Paul MuniBette DavisBrian Aherne

Based-on-a-True-Story    Based-on-Theatre    Biopic

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136

Lucky Night 1939, 82 min.

Norman Taurog     Starring: Myrna LoyRobert TaylorJoseph Allen

Comedy Drama    Comedy    Romance

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140

Thugs with Dirty Mugs 1939, 8 min.

Tex Avery     Starring: Tex AveryMel BlancJohn Deering

Animation    Cartoon    Crime

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144

Raffles 1939, 72 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: David NivenOlivia de HavillandDame May Whitty

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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145

Detouring America 1939, 7 min.

Tex Avery

Animation    Cartoon    Short Film

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147

We Want Our Mummy 1939, 18 min.

Del Lord     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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149

Mickey's Surprise Party 1939, 5 min.

Unknown     Starring: Walt DisneyMarcellite Garner

Animation    Cartoon    Short Film

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150

Over the Moon 1939, 85 min.

Thornton Freeland     Starring: Merle OberonRex HarrisonUrsula Jeans

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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153

Invisible Stripes 1939, 81 min.

Lloyd Bacon     Starring: George RaftJane RyanWilliam Holden

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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157

Fast and Furious 1939, 73 min.

Busby Berkeley     Starring: Franchot ToneAnn SothernRuth Hussey

Comedy    Mystery    Whodunit

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159

Let Us Live 1939, 68 min.

John Brahm     Starring: Maureen O'SullivanHenry FondaRalph Bellamy

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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165

Small Fry 1939, 7 min.

Dave Fleischer

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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166

Inspector Hornleigh 1939, 76 min.

Eugene Forde     Starring: Gordon HarkerAlastair SimMiki Hood

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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171

Ask a Policeman 1939, 83 min.

Marcel Varnel     Starring: Will HayGraham MoffattMoore Marriott

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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172

Sergeant Madden 1939, 80 min.

Josef von Sternberg     Starring: Wallace BeeryTom BrownAlan Curtis

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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173

Fric-Frac 1939, 105 min.

Maurice Lehmann     Starring: FernandelMichel SimonArletty

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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174

Dancing Co-Ed 1939, 84 min.

S. Sylvan Simon     Starring: Lana TurnerRichard CarlsonArtie Shaw

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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176

The Film Fan 1939, 7 min.

Robert Clampett     Starring: Mel BlancBilly BletcherRobert C. Bruce

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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177

Calling All Curs 1939, 18 min.

Jules White     Starring: Moe HowardLarry FineCurly Howard

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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182

Honolulu 1939, 83 min.

Edward Buzzell     Starring: Eleanor PowellRobert YoungGeorge Burns

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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184

Idiot's Delight 1939, 107 min.

Clarence Brown     Starring: Norma ShearerClark GableEdward Arnold

Comedy    Drama    Musical

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185

Full Confession 1939, 78 min.

John Farrow     Starring: Victor McLaglenSally EilersJoseph Calleia

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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187

How to Eat 1939, 9 min.

Roy Rowland     Starring: Robert BenchleyRuth LeeGeorge Lessey

Comedy    Short Film

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188

I Stole a Million 1939, 80 min.

Frank Tuttle     Starring: George RaftClaire TrevorDick Foran

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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191

Blackmail 1939, 81 min.

H.C. Potter     Starring: Edward G. RobinsonRuth HusseyGene Lockhart

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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193

Balalaika 1939, 102 min.

Reinhold Schünzel     Starring: Nelson EddyIlona MasseyCharles Ruggles

Musical    Musical Romance    Romance

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195

Always Kickin' 1939, 7 min.

Dave Fleischer

Animation    Cartoon    Short Film

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198

Captain Fury 1939, 92 min.

Hal Roach     Starring: Brian AherneVictor McLaglenPaul Lukas

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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200

Law of the Pampas 1939, 72 min.

Nate Watt     Starring: William BoydRussell HaydenSidney Toler

Action    Adventure    Western

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201

Forest Fever 1939, 81 min.

Paul May     Starring: Paul RichterHansi KnoteckErika Dannhoff

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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204

They All Come Out 1939, 70 min.

Jacques Tourneur     Starring: Rita JohnsonTom NealBernard Nedell

Crime Drama    Crime    Docudrama

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206

Tell No Tales 1939, 69 min.

Leslie Fenton     Starring: Melvyn DouglasLouise PlattGene Lockhart

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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211

The Under-Pup 1939, 88 min.

Richard Wallace     Starring: Gloria JeanRobert CummingsNan Grey

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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