King Kong (1933)

Lists: Adventure, AFI 100 (2007)

Brief Synopsis: "An adventure film about a film crew in search of a monster on a remote island. The crew finds King Kong and decides to take him back to New York as a money making spectacle. The film is a masterpiece of Stop-Motion in filmmaking history and inspired a line of King Kong films."

Overall Ranking: 246 (Rank from 1933: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Tom Barnes100
Andy Watches Movies97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes88(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - For it's time, it's nothing short of wonderous.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 4
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Fay Wray (Ann Darrow)
  • Robert Armstrong (Carl Denham)
  • Bruce Cabot (John Jack Driscoll)
  • Noble Johnson (Skull Island nation leader)
  • Steve Clemente (Witch King)
  • James Flavin (Briggs)
  • Sam Hardy (Charles Weston)
  • Victor Wong (Charlie - Ships Cook)
  • Merian C. Cooper (Director)