Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
Avatar
Added by the giraffe

on 9 Nov 2011 06:54

14
2848 Views 4 Comments

Pre-1950s favorite films

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 40 items

Prior to 1930

People who added this item 1597  Average listal rating (798 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
1. Metropolis (1927)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 922  Average listal rating (527 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 768  Average listal rating (491 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. The Gold Rush (1925)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 1396  Average listal rating (762 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
4. Nosferatu (1922)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 84  Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 948  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
the giraffe's rating:


1930s

People who added this item 654  Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. Duck Soup (1933)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 178  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
8. Animal Crackers (1930)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 372  Average listal rating (235 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. A Night at the Opera (1935)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 849  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
10. Frankenstein (1931)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 213  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
11. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 1000  Average listal rating (625 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
12. King Kong (1933)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 364  Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. The Invisible Man (1933)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 220  Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
14. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 598  Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
15. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 140  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. Monkey Business (1931)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 1224  Average listal rating (635 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
17. M (1931)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 154  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
18. Horse Feathers (1932)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 721  Average listal rating (425 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
19. Dracula (1931)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 3271  Average listal rating (2104 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 838  Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
21. Freaks (1932)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 161  Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
22. A Day at the Races (1937)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 666  Average listal rating (407 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
23. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 64  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
24. At the Circus (1939)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 67  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.7 
25. Room Service (1938)
the giraffe's rating:


1940s

People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
26. Le Corbeau (1943)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 361  Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
27. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 174  Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 1773  Average listal rating (1062 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. Fantasia (1940)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 618  Average listal rating (388 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
30. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
31. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 57  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 6.9 
32. Go West (1940)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 87  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. A Night in Casablanca (1946)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 1824  Average listal rating (1130 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
34. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 364  Average listal rating (244 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
35. The Wolf Man (1941)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 2516  Average listal rating (1492 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
36. Pinocchio (1940)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 2426  Average listal rating (1470 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
37. Dumbo (1941)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 2502  Average listal rating (1530 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
38. Bambi (1942)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.3 
39. King of the Zombies (1941)
the giraffe's rating:

People who added this item 89  Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.2 
40. House of Frankenstein (1944)
the giraffe's rating:


 

As you'll quickly notice here I haven't watched a lot of movies made prior to 1950. I've seen many from the 1930s (mostly due to Universal's horror movies & the Marx Bros.), but very few from the 1940s & even less from prior to 1930. So at this point in time splitting them up into separate lists seems like a waste. I'm currently working on catching up on films from these decades, so if/when I reach a point where I can justify this list being split up I'll do so.
Related lists:
My favorite Horror movies - 30s
My favorite Horror movies - 40s
Favorite films of the '50s
Swingin' films of the '60s
Super films of the '70s
My annual best movies of lists

Added to

22 votes
the giraffe's best of and favorites lists (movies) (50 lists)
list by the giraffe
Published 2 years, 6 months ago 3 comments



Related lists

Top Trumps -Judi Dench
30 item list by Onion Jack
10 votes
Top Trumps - Timothy Spall
30 item list by Onion Jack
8 votes
Top Trumps - British Olympic Gold
30 item list by Onion Jack
9 votes
Charlie's Angels
24 item list by Holy Godiva
11 votes 2 comments
The Changing Face of Count Dracula
100 item list by Holy Godiva
47 votes 3 comments
Best Beards (CLOSED)
52 item list by Holy Godiva
12 votes 9 comments
beautiful stills from beautiful films
51 item list by ∆N∆ELLE
15 votes 1 comment
Top Trumps - Christopher Lee
30 item list by Onion Jack
17 votes 1 comment
In the Footsteps of... Emily Mortimer
55 item list by Holy Godiva
10 votes
In the Footsteps of... Christopher Lloyd
170 item list by Onion Jack
15 votes

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

Dear Cinema Diary - Vol 3 E2 - February 2012
Phillydude's Movie Log - March, 2012
Movie journal - January 2012
Phillydude's Movie Log - January, 2012
The Count's daily recommendations!!!
Top Horror Movies of the 2000's
Phillydude's Movie Log - June, 2012
Phillydude's Movie Log - May, 2012
Movies Viewed In 2012
Watched in 2012
31 Days of Halloween
September Movie Journal - Xanadon't

More lists from the giraffe

Favorite films of the '50s
Movies the giraffe watched: September 2012
My favorite Horror movies by decade
Watched in 2011 pt. 2
DVDecember 2011
Movies the giraffe watched: July 2012


Comments

Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 27 23:01
Le Corbeau is one of those films that keeps getting lost in my queue. Ah... actually should check that it is really available. I *love* being able to add movies to my queue when there are in fact no disks to be sent :P

Any'who... love the list good work :)
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 11:32
Great job! I've actually only seen 15 of these, so I've got plenty of work to do!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 1 17:53
I still haven't seen a movie from before 1930 -
but after seeing Hugo there are a couple that I am interested in seeing and Nosferatu is in my horror classic collection.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 9 16:45
Glad you have Pinocchio on there. It's my favourite cartoon!
Also Mr Smith Goes To Washington, Wizard Of Oz, It's A Wonderful Life, Fantasia & Metropolis

Login or Signup to post a comment