Sort by Popularity - Most Popular Movies and TV Shows tagged with keyword "pre-code-film"

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year






































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
91 Metascore

Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 69,749

2. Dracula (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
71 Metascore

Transylvanian vampire Count Dracula bends a naive real estate agent to his will, then takes up residence at a London estate where he sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 50,391

3. King Kong (1933)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
90 Metascore

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 83,141 | Gross: $10.00M

4. The Invisible Man (1933)

TV-PG | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
87 Metascore

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 33,538

5. The Silver Cord (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Joel McCrea, Laura Hope Crews, Eric Linden

Votes: 485

6. The Mummy (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Egyptian mummy searches Cairo for the girl he thinks is his long-lost princess.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 25,682

7. Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well.

Directors: Cedric Gibbons, James C. McKay, Jack Conway | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 4,994

8. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
83 Metascore

When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 11,519 | Gross: $2.30M

9. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova

Votes: 6,612

10. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

Votes: 2,235 | Gross: $5.97M

11. Three on a Match (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Virginia Davis, Joan Blondell, Anne Shirley, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 3,770

12. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, Eddie Kane

Votes: 6,968 | Gross: $6.12M

13. The Circus (1928)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
90 Metascore

The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 32,584

14. It (1927)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 3,168 | Gross: $0.41M

15. Midnight (1934)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman to the electric chair for a murder committed in the heat of passion. On the night of the execution, his actions come back to haunt him.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull

Votes: 921

16. The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

Passed | 97 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 4,175

17. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 6,393

18. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
69 Metascore

During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 7,406 | Gross: $3.92M

19. Roman Scandals (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, Edward Arnold

Votes: 664

20. Night Nurse (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable

Votes: 3,681

21. The Cameraman (1928)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 11,384

22. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
81 Metascore

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 2,710

23. The Iron Horse (1924)

Passed | 150 min | History, Romance, Western

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

Votes: 2,134 | Gross: $2.06M

24. Red-Headed Woman (1932)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams

Votes: 3,028

25. The Wild Party (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O'Hara

Votes: 475

26. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 4,337

27. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 3,352 | Gross: $2.85M

28. Svengali (1931)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 1,980

29. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,391 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Bad Girl (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, Frank Darien

Votes: 1,280

31. Christopher Strong (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A famous female flier and a member of Parliament drift into a potentially disastrous affair.

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Colin Clive, Billie Burke, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,431

32. The Lost World (1925)

Passed | 110 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 5,039 | Gross: $1.19M

33. Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington

Votes: 180 | Gross: $5.54M

34. The Mind Reader (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Americans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Warren William, Constance Cummings, Allen Jenkins, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 475

35. Ten Cents a Dance (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and plans to quit dancing. Before she does, she meets a handsome and rich gentleman.

Directors: Lionel Barrymore, Edward Buzzell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez, Monroe Owsley, Sally Blane

Votes: 762

36. Peach O'Reno (1931)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Zelma O'Neal

Votes: 267

37. One Way Passage (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 3,663

38. Battling Butler (1926)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Sport

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A love-struck weakling must pretend to be boxer in order to gain respect from the family of the girl he loves.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Votes: 3,285 | Gross: $0.70M

39. Oliver Twist (I) (1922)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring, Lewis Sargent

Votes: 852 | Gross: $4.36M

40. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost

Votes: 1,191

41. Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

Votes: 310

42. The Thirteenth Guest (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Murder of a woman sparks a search for a killer.

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Hurst

Votes: 761

43. In Old Arizona (1928)

Passed | 95 min | Western

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Warner Baxter, Dorothy Burgess, Henry Armetta

Votes: 1,048

44. Brown of Harvard (1926)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 1,474

45. The Death Kiss (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Murder during film shoot sparks search for a killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, John Wray

Votes: 1,094

46. Chandu the Magician (1932)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 998

47. Whoopee! (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt

Votes: 1,022

48. A Daughter of the Gods (1916)

Passed | 180 min | Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A sultan agrees to help an wicked witch destroy a mysterious young lady, if the witch will bring his young son back from the dead with magic.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, Hal De Forest, Marcelle Hontabat

Votes: 60

49. Murder at Midnight (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Alice White, Hale Hamilton, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 391

50. Show People (1928)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 3,695 | Gross: $1.10M



Recently Viewed