12. It Happened One Night (1934)
Frank Capra’s film was the first to win the Top 5 Oscars with Capra capturing Best Director, Clark Gable winning Best Actor, Claudette Colbert winning Best Actress, and Robert Riskin winning Best Adapted Screenplay to go along with Best Picture. It Happened One Night created the Romantic Comedy genre and has yet to be matched by any of its predecessors.
It Happened One Night is a feel good movie that captures the magic of cinema. It pushed the boundaries for acceptable images and themes for the time period and makes for a great story that will cause you to appreciate film of old!