Top 100 Pre-Code Films - SCFZ Poll

The sixth in our series of genre polls at the SCFZ film forum covered Pre-Code films. As in our other polls, voters were free to decide for themselves which films qualified as Pre-Code.

Top Ten:
1. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)
2. Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)
3. Morocco  (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)
4. Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch, 1933)
5. Gold Diggers of 1933  (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933)
6. Dishonored  (Josef von Sternberg, 1931)
7. Scarface (Howard Hawks, 1932)
8. I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy, 1932)
9. City Girl (FW Murnau, 1930)
10. One Way Passage (Tay Garnett, 1932)

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Our previous Genre Polls:

Film Noir: letterboxd.com/fliptrotsky/list/top-100-film-noir-scfz-poll/

Westerns: letterboxd.com/fliptrotsky/list/top-100-westerns-scfz-poll/

Experimental Film: letterboxd.com/fliptrotsky/list/top-100-experimental-films-scfz-poll/

Horror Films: letterboxd.com/fliptrotsky/list/top-100-horror-films-scfz-poll/

Comedy Films: letterboxd.com/fliptrotsky/list/top-150-comedy-films-scfz-poll/

  • Trouble in Paradise

    1

  • Shanghai Express

    2

  • Morocco

    3

  • Design for Living

    4

  • Gold Diggers of 1933

    5

  • Dishonored

    6

  • Scarface

    7

  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    8

  • City Girl

    9

  • One Way Passage

    10

  • The Public Enemy

    11

  • Freaks

    12

  • Frankenstein

    13

  • Blonde Venus

    14

  • Love Me Tonight

    15

  • King Kong

    16

  • The Smiling Lieutenant

    17

  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    18

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    19

  • Duck Soup

    20

  • Baby Face

    21

  • Wild Boys of the Road

    22

  • The Big Trail

    23

  • Red Dust

    24

  • The Invisible Man

    25

  • City Lights

    26

  • Bombshell

    27

  • Tabu

    28

  • Street Scene

    29

  • Twentieth Century

    30

  • It Happened One Night

    31

  • Thunderbolt

    32

  • One Hour with You

    33

  • The Last Flight

    34

  • The Scarlet Empress

    35

  • Counsellor at Law

    36

  • Employees' Entrance

    37

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    38

  • Island of Lost Souls

    39

  • The Most Dangerous Game

    40

  • Heat Lightning

    41

  • Heroes for Sale

    42

  • Footlight Parade

    43

  • Man's Castle

    44

  • Night Nurse

    45

  • Grand Hotel

    46

  • The Thin Man

    47

  • Monte Carlo

    48

  • Applause

    49

  • Monkey Business

    50

  • Three on a Match

    51

  • The Love Parade

    52

  • The Bat Whispers

    53

  • Blonde Crazy

    54

  • Hell's Highway

    55

  • Pilgrimage

    56

  • Safe in Hell

    57

  • The Mask of Fu Manchu

    58

  • Queen Christina

    59

  • The Old Dark House

    60

  • Skyscraper Souls

    61

  • Her Man

    62

  • Waterloo Bridge

    63

  • Me and My Gal

    64

  • Taxi!

    65

  • Bad Girl

    66

  • White Zombie

    67

  • Hallelujah I'm a Bum

    68

  • Merrily We Go to Hell

    69

  • She Done Him Wrong

    70

  • 42nd Street

    71

  • Mystery of the Wax Museum

    72

  • The Mummy

    73

  • Laughter

    74

  • An American Tragedy

    75

  • Tarzan and His Mate

    76

  • Red-Headed Woman

    77

  • Bimbo's Initiation

    78

  • Cleopatra

    79

  • Horse Feathers

    80

  • The Black Cat

    81

  • Little Caesar

    82

  • While Paris Sleeps

    83

  • Little Man, What Now?

    84

  • The Hatchet Man

    85

  • Dracula

    86

  • Union Depot

    87

  • Rain

    88

  • Crime without Passion

    89

  • Tiger Shark

    90

  • Madam Satan

    91

  • The Merry Widow

    92

  • The Lost Patrol

    93

  • Dinner at Eight

    94

  • Animal Crackers

    95

  • Thirty Day Princess

    96

  • Private Lives

    97

  • The Dawn Patrol

    98

  • The Broken Lullaby

    99

  • Five Star Final

    100