The 1930s were the golden age of a genre that came to be known as "screwball comedies." For a nation trudging through the Great Depression, these films provided a much-needed escape from grim reality. Combining zany plots, biting wit and a touch of romance, screwball comedies are as entertaining today as they were some 75 years ago. Here are the top ten best screwball comedies of the 1930s.
My Man Godfrey
Not Yet Rated1936
In Theaters on September 17th, 1936

Socialite (Carole Lombard) finds "forgotten man" (William Powell) for scavenger hunt. Read More

Nothing Sacred
Not Yet Rated1937
In Theaters on January 1st, 1937

A New York newsman (Fredric March) exploits a supposedly dying Vermont blonde (Carole Lombard). Read More

Topper
Not Yet Rated1937
In Theaters on July 16th, 1937

Socialite couple's ghosts (Cary Grant, Constance Bennett) help banker friend (Roland Young). Read More

Midnight
Not Yet Rated1939
In Theaters on January 1st, 1939

Paris cabby (Don Ameche) chases chorus girl (Claudette Colbert) posing as baroness. Read More

The Thin Man
Not Yet Rated1934
In Theaters on April 24th, 1934

Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) solve a mystery with their dog, Asta. Read More

Ninotchka
Not Yet Rated1939
In Theaters on November 3rd, 1939

A playboy (Melvyn Douglas) charms a Russian envoy (Greta Garbo) on business in Paris. Read More

It Happened One Night
Not Yet Rated1934
In Theaters on February 23rd, 1934

A newsman (Clark Gable) rides a bus and shares a cabin with a tycoon's runaway daughter. Read More

December 29, 2016
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Theodora Goes Wild
Not Yet Rated1936
In Theaters on August 10th, 2001

Writer (Irene Dunne) meets her racy novel's illustrator (Melvyn Douglas). Read More

Bringing Up Baby
Not Yet Rated1938
In Theaters on February 18th, 1938

A paleontologist (Cary Grant) meets an heiress (Katharine Hepburn) with a pet leopard. Read More

December 28, 2016
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