Best Movies of 1939

RTITLELL%Lists By Year
1Goodbye, Mr. Chips47287%1939 (472)
2Gone With the Wind45282%1941 (452)
3Mr. Smith Goes to Washington43380%1939 (433)
4Wuthering Heights28352%1939 (283)
5Dark Victory28052%1939 (280)
6Ninotchka26949%1940 (269)
7The Women25447%1939 (254)
8The Wizard of Oz24445%1939 (244)
9Juarez21640%1939 (216)
10Stanley and Livingstone21339%1939 (213)
11The Old Maid16631%1939 (166)
12Of Mice and Men (1940)16330%1940 (163)
13Stagecoach15328%1939 (153)
14Young Mr. Lincoln15228%1939 (152)
15Babes in Arms13525%1939 (135)
16Love Affair12824%1939 (128)
17Union Pacific11221%1939 (112)
18On Borrowed Time11120%1939 (111)
19Bachelor Mother9317%1939 (93)
20Nurse Edith Cavell8215%1939 (82)
20Gunga Din8215%1939 (82)
22The Rains Came7714%1939 (77)
23Jesse James6913%1939 (69)
24The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle6813%1939 (68)
25Destry Rides Again6211%1940 (62)
26We Are Not Alone6111%1940 (61)
26The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)6111%1940 (61)
28Idiot's Delight6011%1939 (60)
29The Story of Alexander Graham Bell5911%1939 (59)
30Four Feathers (1939)5210%1939 (52)
31Only Angels Have Wings468%1939 (46)
32The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex448%1940 (44)
32Drums Along the Mohawk448%1940 (44)
34Beau Geste (1939)407%1939 (40)
35Golden Boy387%1939 (38)
36Dodge City367%1939 (36)
37Hollywood Cavalcade326%1939 (32)
38Daughters Courageous316%1939 (31)
39Confessions of a Nazi Spy306%1939 (30)
40Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever285%1939 (28)
41The Mikado255%1939 (25)
41Intermezzo255%1939 (25)
43They Shall Have Music244%1939 (24)
44Disputed Passage214%1939 (21)
45The Light That Failed204%1940 (20)
46Jamaica Inn173%1939 (17)
47The Great Victor Herbert173%1940 (17)
48Honeymoon in Bali163%1939 (16)
48The Great Man Votes163%1939 (16)
50The Smart Girls Grow Up153%1939 (15)
50Sweethearts153%1939 (15)

Lists Included 542

L Total number of lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
Percentage of total lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
Lists By Year
Number of votes in annual Film Daily poll

The Results of this poll are directly from The Film Daily annual poll that asked newspapers around the nation to submit a top 10 list.  Films have been recategorized to U.S. release dates, as the poll often took place prior to year-end.