The Top 100 Movies of the 1930s

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1

City Lights 1931, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinVirginia CherrillFlorence Lee

Comedy Drama    Comedy    Drama

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Modern Times 1936, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinHenry BergmanChester Conklin

Comedy    Satire    Silent Film

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Grand Illusion 1937, 114 min.

Jean Renoir     Starring: Jean GabinDita ParloPierre Fresnay

Anti-War Film    Drama    Escape Film

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Duck Soup 1933, 68 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Harpo MarxGroucho MarxChico Marx

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Stagecoach 1939, 96 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneClaire TrevorThomas Mitchell

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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A Night at the Opera 1935, 91 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: Groucho MarxChico MarxHarpo Marx

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Freaks 1932, 64 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Wallace FordLeila HyamsOlga Baclanova

Drama    Horror    Melodrama

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Ninotchka 1939, 110 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Greta GarboMelvyn DouglasIna Claire

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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L'atalante 1934, 89 min.

Jean Vigo     Starring: Michel SimonDita ParloJean Dasté

Adventure Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Holiday 1938, 95 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Katharine HepburnCary GrantDoris Nolan

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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The Public Enemy 1931, 83 min.

William A. Wellman     Starring: James CagneyJean HarlowEdward Woods

Action    Crime Drama    Crime

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King Kong 1933, 100 min.

Merian C. Cooper     Starring: Fay WrayRobert ArmstrongBruce Cabot

Adventure    Jungle Film    Monster Film

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Swing Time 1936, 103 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Fred AstaireGinger RogersVictor Moore

Comedy    Musical Comedy    Musical Romance

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Scarface 1932, 93 min.

Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson     Starring: Paul MuniAnn DvorakGeorge Raft

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Monkey Business 1931, 77 min.

Norman Z. McLeod     Starring: Zeppo MarxChico MarxHarpo Marx

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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A Day at the Races 1937, 111 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: Chico MarxHarpo MarxGroucho Marx

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Slapstick

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The Roaring Twenties 1939, 104 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyJeffrey LynnPriscilla Lane

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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42nd Street 1933, 89 min.

Lloyd Bacon     Starring: Bebe DanielsGeorge BrentUna Merkel

Comedy    Musical Comedy    Musical

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Fury 1936, 90 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Sylvia SidneySpencer TracyWalter Abel

Courtroom Drama    Crime Drama    Crime

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The Mummy 1932, 73 min.

Karl Freund     Starring: Boris KarloffZita JohannDavid Manners

Horror    Monster Film    Pre-Code Hollywood

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Dodsworth 1936, 101 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Mary AstorWalter HustonMaria Ouspenskaya

Drama    Marriage Drama    Romance

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L'Age d'Or 1930, 60 min.

Luis Buñuel     Starring: Gaston ModotLya Lys

Avant-garde / Experimental    Comedy    Drama

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Gunga Din 1939, 117 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Cary GrantSam JaffeDouglas Fairbanks Jr.

Adventure    War    War Adventure

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Topper 1937, 97 min.

Norman Z. McLeod     Starring: Cary GrantConstance BennettRoland Young

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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The Black Cat 1934, 65 min.

Edgar G. Ulmer     Starring: Boris KarloffBela LugosiDavid Manners

Adventure    Crime Thriller    Crime

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88

Dark Victory 1939, 104 min.

Edmund Goulding     Starring: Bette DavisGeorge BrentHumphrey Bogart

Drama    Medical Drama    Romance

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939, 114 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: Robert DonatGreer GarsonLyn Harding

Costume Romance    Drama    Marriage Drama

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Port of Shadows 1938, 91 min.

Marcel Carné     Starring: Jean GabinMichel SimonMichèle Morgan

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Jezebel 1938, 104 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Bette DavisHenry FondaGeorge Brent

Costume Romance    Drama    Period Film

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The Human Beast 1938, 96 min.

Jean Renoir     Starring: Jean GabinSimone SimonFernand Ledoux

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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