1933 in film

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The following is an overview of 1933 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

In 1933, the top three grossing films in the United States were Queen Christina with $2,887,000; I'm No Angel with $2,850,000 and King Kong with $2,847,000.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Queen Christina MGM Greta Garbo $2,887,285
2. I'm No Angel Paramount Mae West $2,850,000
3. King Kong RKO Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, and Robert Armstrong $2,847,000
4. 42nd Street Warner Bros. Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, and Dick Powell $2,250,000
5. She Done Him Wrong Paramount Mae West $2,200,000
6. State Fair Fox Janet Gaynor $1,800,000
7. Dinner at Eight MGM Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore and Billie Burke $1,207,068
8. Hold Your Man MGM Jean Harlow and Clark Gable $1,100,000
9. (tie) Little Women RKO Katharine Hepburn unknown
9. (tie) Design for Living Paramount Fredric March, Gary Cooper, and Miriam Hopkins unknown

Academy Awards[edit]

Notable films released in 1933[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

Serials[edit]

Comedy film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film debuts[edit]