Pre-Code Films

A list of American Pre-Code films. Additional suggestions welcomed, as the list is by no means complete. The top 90 are personal favourites / recommendations and are in approximate order of preference.

Seen: 1 - 210 (listed alphabetically after 90)
Unseen: 211 - 925

This year was the first official "Pre-Code April". See #PreCodeApril hashtag on Twitter to see how it all went, and let me know if you want to join in next year.

EDIT: It appears the Pre-Code Movies YouTube channel has been terminated. That is a terrible shame. There is a replacement, but it might be safer not to link to it. Either way, everything from about 600 onwards is on YouTube.

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  • The Beast of the City

    101

  • Belle of the Nineties

    102

  • The Big Trail

    103

  • A Bill of Divorcement

    104

  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    105

  • Blood Money

    106

  • The Cat's-Paw

    107

  • Cavalcade

    108

  • The Champ

    109

  • Christopher Strong

    110

  • Cimarron

    111

  • City Girl

    112

  • City Lights

    113

  • City Streets

    114

  • Cleopatra

    115

  • The Cocoanuts

    116

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    117

  • Crime without Passion

    118

  • The Crowd Roars

    119

  • Dames

    120

  • Dancing Lady

    121

  • The Dawn Patrol

    122

  • Death Takes a Holiday

    123

  • Dinner at Eight

    124

  • Dishonored

    125

  • Doctor Bull

    126

  • Doctor X

    127

  • Dracula

    128

  • The Emperor Jones

    129

  • A Farewell to Arms

    130

  • Flying Down to Rio

    131

  • 42nd Street

    132

  • Frankenstein

    133

  • The Gay Divorcee

    134

  • The Girl from Chicago

    135

  • Grand Hotel

    136

  • The Great Gabbo

    137

  • The Guardsman

    138

  • Hallelujah

    139

  • Hallelujah I'm a Bum

    140

  • Horse Feathers

    141

  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    142

  • If I Had a Million

    143

  • Iron Man

    144

  • It's a Gift

    145

  • Just Imagine

    146

  • The Kennel Murder Case

    147

  • The Kid from Spain

    148

  • Kid Millions

    149

  • King of Jazz

    150

  • The Kiss Before the Mirror

    151

  • Judge Priest

    152

  • Lady Killer

    153

  • Law and Order

    154

  • Little Man, What Now?

    155

  • Little Women

    156

  • The Lost Patrol

    157

  • Madame Bovary

    158

  • The Mad Genius

    159

  • Manhattan Melodrama

    160

  • Maniac

    161

  • The Mask of Fu Manchu

    162

  • The Merry Widow

    163

  • Million Dollar Legs

    164

  • The Miracle Woman

    165

  • Monkey Business

    166

  • Morning Glory

    167

  • Morocco

    168

  • Movie Crazy

    169

  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

    170

  • The Mummy

    171

  • Murders in the Rue Morgue

    172

  • Mystery of the Wax Museum

    173

  • Nana

    174

  • Of Human Bondage

    175

  • The Old Dark House

    176

  • The Old Fashioned Way

    177

  • One Hour with You

    178

  • One Night of Love

    179

  • Our Daily Bread

    180

  • Penthouse

    181

  • The Power and the Glory

    182

  • The Prizefighter and the Lady

    183

  • Queen Christina

    184

  • Quick Millions

    185

  • Rain

    186

  • Rasputin and the Empress

    187

  • Roman Scandals

    188

  • The Scarlet Empress

    189

  • The Secret Six

    190

  • Sherlock Holmes

    191

  • Six of a Kind

    192

  • The Song of Songs

    193

  • The Son of Kong

    194

  • Sons of the Desert

    195

  • Street Scene

    196

  • Tabu

    197

  • Tarzan the Ape Man

    198

  • The 3 Penny Opera

    199

  • Tiger Shark

    200