The Top 20 Dramas of the 1930s

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1

City Lights

1931    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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The Rules of the Game

1939    Jean Renoir    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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3

Grand Illusion

1937    Jean Renoir    Not Rated

Drama    Escape Film    Foreign Language Film

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4

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1939    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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5

Stagecoach

1939    John Ford    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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6

Freaks

1932    Tod Browning    Not Rated

Drama    Horror    Melodrama

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7

All Quiet on the Western Front

1930    Lewis Milestone    Not Rated

Action    Anti-War Film    Drama

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8

Angels with Dirty Faces

1938    Michael Curtiz    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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9

The Public Enemy

1931    William A. Wellman    Not Rated

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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10

Scarface

1932    Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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11

L'atalante

1934    Jean Vigo    Not Rated

Adventure Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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12

Make Way for Tomorrow

1937    Leo McCarey    Rated G

Drama    Marriage Drama

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13

Mutiny on the Bounty

1935    Frank Lloyd    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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14

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

1932    Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Drama    Message Movie    Pre-Code Hollywood

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15

The Roaring Twenties

1939    Raoul Walsh    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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16

The Blue Angel

1930    Josef von Sternberg    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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17

Young Mr. Lincoln

1939    John Ford    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Courtroom Drama

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18

Grand Hotel

1932    Edmund Goulding    Not Rated

Drama    Ensemble Film    Melodrama

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19

Little Caesar

1931    Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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