1931 in Film
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1931 in Film

The following is an overview of 1931 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Top-grossing films

Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross
1. Frankenstein Universal Pictures $12,000,000
2. City Lights United Artists $5,019,181
3. Mata Hari MGM $2,227,000
4. Susan Lenox MGM $1,506,000
5. A Free Soul MGM $1,422,000
6. Cimarron RKO $1,383,000
7. Dracula Universal Pictures n/a
8. Private Lives MGM n/a
9. No Limit Paramount Pictures n/a
10. The Public Enemy Warner Bros. n/a

Academy Awards

Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years. And there were two awards given in 1932 for 'Best Actor'. That's how there are 3 'Best Actor', 2 'Best Actress' awards for 1931 films.

1931 film releases





Notable films released in 1931

U.S.A. unless stated


Short film series

Animated short film series



Film debuts

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