The New York Times’s Ten Best Films of 1939

1. Made for Each Other (1939, John Cromwell)
2. Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
3. Wuthering Heights (1939, William Wyler)
4. Dark Victory (1939, Edmund Goulding)
5. Juarez (1939, William Dieterle)
6. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939, Sam Wood)
7. The Women (1939, George Cukor)
8. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, Frank Capra)
9. Ninotchka (1939, Ernst Lubitsch)
10. Gone With the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)


Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times, 31 December 1939. Ring Out The Old Screen Year, Ring In The New: Tradition Dictates Another ‘Ten-Best’ and It Also Compels Its Compiler to Offer His Excuses in Advance