The Top 250 Movies of the 1930s

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The Top 250 Movies of the 1930s
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16 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin G -
28 M 1931 Fritz Lang NR -
80 It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra NR -
87 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin G -
91 Grand Illusion 1937 Jean Renoir NR -
107 The Rules of the Game 1939 Jean Renoir NR -
128 The Thin Man 1934 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
152 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming NR -
155 Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks NR -
163 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Frank Capra NR -
165 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey NR -
206 The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
207 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale NR -
223 My Man Godfrey 1936 Gregory La Cava NR -
234 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford NR -
271 A Night at the Opera 1935 Sam Wood NR -
283 The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
299 Frankenstein 1931 James Whale NR -
340 The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 Michael Curtiz, William Keighley NR -
343 Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
357 Top Hat 1935 Mark Sandrich NR -
408 The Awful Truth 1937 Leo McCarey NR -
434 The Invisible Man 1933 James Whale NR -
450 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 Lewis Milestone NR -
457 Freaks 1932 Tod Browning NR -
468 Animal Crackers 1930 Victor Heerman NR -
486 Holiday 1938 George Cukor NR -
513 Ninotchka 1939 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
539 L'atalante 1934 Jean Vigo NR -
582 Dracula 1931 Tod Browning NR -
606 You Can't Take It With You 1938 Frank Capra NR -
623 Mr. Deeds Goes To Town 1936 Frank Capra NR -
630 Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 Michael Curtiz NR -
632 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming G -
641 Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 Leo McCarey G -
676 Only Angels Have Wings 1939 Howard Hawks NR -
679 Horse Feathers 1932 Norman Z. McLeod NR -
721 Vampyr 1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer NR -
761 The Public Enemy 1931 William A. Wellman NR -
776 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper NR -
814 Captain Blood 1935 Michael Curtiz NR -
845 Swing Time 1936 George Stevens NR -
876 Scarface 1932 Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson PG -
914 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse 1933 Fritz Lang NR -
924 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 David Hand NR -
934 Monkey Business 1931 Norman Z. McLeod NR -
977 Young Mr. Lincoln 1939 John Ford NR -
978 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932 Mervyn LeRoy NR -
986 Island of Lost Souls 1932 Erle C. Kenton NR -
1025 A Day at the Races 1937 Sam Wood NR -
1028 Destry Rides Again 1939 George Marshall NR -
1029 Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 Frank Lloyd NR -
1060 The Blue Angel 1930 Josef von Sternberg NR -
1111 After the Thin Man 1936 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
1174 The Maltese Falcon 1931 Roy Del Ruth NR -
1201 Fury 1936 Fritz Lang NR -
1298 The Roaring Twenties 1939 Raoul Walsh NR -
1349 42nd Street 1933 Lloyd Bacon NR -
1382 Grand Hotel 1932 Edmund Goulding NR -
1412 The Old Dark House 1932 James Whale NR -
1416 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
1460 Libeled Lady 1936 Jack Conway NR -
1466 Gold Diggers of 1933 1933 Mervyn LeRoy NR -
1469 The Women 1939 George Cukor NR -
1503 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 Rouben Mamoulian NR -
1580 Stage Door 1937 Gregory La Cava NR -
1585 Dodsworth 1936 William Wyler NR -
1592 Drácula 1931 George Melford NR -
1598 The Mummy 1932 Karl Freund NR -
1602 Lost Horizon 1937 Frank Capra NR -
1622 Design For Living 1933 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
1628 Little Caesar 1931 Mervyn LeRoy NR -
1639 The Petrified Forest 1936 Archie Mayo NR -
1693 Wuthering Heights 1939 William Wyler NR -
1703 Pygmalion 1938 Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard NR -
1738 The Most Dangerous Game 1932 Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack NR -
1746 Son of Frankenstein 1939 Rowland V. Lee NR -
1782 The Black Cat 1934 Edgar G. Ulmer NR -
1784 Captains Courageous 1937 Victor Fleming G -
1795 I Was Born, But... 1932 Yasujirô Ozu NR -
1829 Port of Shadows 1938 Marcel Carné NR -
1832 The Scarlet Empress 1934 Josef von Sternberg NR -
1857 Gunga Din 1939 George Stevens NR -
1867 Shall We Dance 1937 Mark Sandrich NR -
1869 Alexander Nevsky 1938 Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitri Vasilyev NR -
1906 L'Age d'Or 1930 Luis Buñuel NR -
1916 Pépé le Moko 1937 Julien Duvivier NR -
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 William Dieterle NR -
1962 Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939 Sam Wood NR -
1972 Dark Victory 1939 Edmund Goulding NR -
2000 Topper 1937 Norman Z. McLeod NR -
2003 A Day in the Country 1936 Jean Renoir NR -
2021 The Human Beast 1938 Jean Renoir NR -
2041 The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939 Sidney Lanfield NR -
2069 Jezebel 1938 William Wyler NR -
2099 Shanghai Express 1932 Josef von Sternberg NR -
2111 Sabotage 1936 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
2135 The Blood of a Poet 1932 Jean Cocteau NR -
2145 Another Thin Man 1939 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
2166 Baby Face 1933 Alfred E. Green NR -
2252 Zero For Conduct 1933 Jean Vigo NR -
2270 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 Alfred L. Werker NR -
2297 A Star Is Born 1937 William A. Wellman NR -
2385 The Gay Divorcee 1934 Mark Sandrich NR -
2403 Tabu: A Story of the South Seas 1931 F.W. Murnau NR -
2507 Mad Love 1935 Karl Freund R -
2509 Boudu Saved from Drowning 1932 Jean Renoir NR -
2535 Footlight Parade 1933 Lloyd Bacon NR -
2567 Of Mice and Men 1939 Lewis Milestone NR -
2652 The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum 1939 Kenji Mizoguchi NR -
2666 Dinner at Eight 1933 George Cukor NR -
2714 Daybreak 1939 Marcel Carné NR -
2846 The Wizard of Oz 1933 Ted Eshbaugh NR -
2912 Little Women 1933 George Cukor NR -
2915 Liberty for Us 1931 René Clair NR -
2918 At the Circus 1939 Edward Buzzell NR -
2966 Love Me Tonight 1932 Rouben Mamoulian NR -
2988 Midnight 1939 Mitchell Leisen NR -
3023 The Informer 1935 John Ford NR -
3065 The Music Box 1932 James Parrott NR -
3151 Things to Come 1936 William Cameron Menzies NR -
3196 Twentieth Century 1934 Howard Hawks G -
3229 Morocco 1930 Josef von Sternberg G -
3245 Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 Leo McCarey NR -
3277 The Four Feathers 1939 Zoltan Korda PG13 -
3297 The Million 1931 René Clair NR -
3326 It's a Gift 1934 Norman Z. McLeod NR -
3331 It's a Wonderful World 1939 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
3408 A Tale of Two Cities 1935 Jack Conway NR -
3457 Sons of the Desert 1933 William A. Seiter NR -
3485 You Only Live Once 1937 Fritz Lang NR -
3517 A Farewell to Arms 1932 Frank Borzage NR -
3544 La Chienne 1931 Jean Renoir NR -
3558 Secret Agent 1936 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
3655 Nothing Sacred 1937 William A. Wellman NR -
3656 The Life of Emile Zola 1937 William Dieterle NR -
3668 Boys Town 1938 Norman Taurog NR -
3685 Follow the Fleet 1936 Mark Sandrich NR -
3723 White Zombie 1932 Victor Halperin NR -
3740 Young and Innocent 1937 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
3750 The Champ 1931 King Vidor NR -
3752 The Raven 1935 Lew Landers NR -
3764 The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934 Harold Young NR -
3767 Stella Dallas 1937 King Vidor NR -
3835 Queen Christina 1933 Rouben Mamoulian NR -
3889 Way Out West 1937 James W. Horne NR -
3969 A Story of Floating Weeds 1934 Yasujirô Ozu NR -
3995 The Prisoner of Zenda 1937 John Cromwell NR -
4008 The Smiling Lieutenant 1931 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
4031 Room Service 1938 William A. Seiter NR -
4058 Les Misérables 1934 Raymond Bernard NR -
4060 Babes in Toyland 1934 Gus Meins, Charley Rogers NR -
4096 San Francisco 1936 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
4100 Beau Geste 1939 William A. Wellman NR -
4117 Earth 1930 Aleksandr Dovzhenko NR -
4135 David Copperfield 1935 George Cukor NR -
4143 Camille 1936 George Cukor NR -
4144 Dracula's Daughter 1936 Lambert Hillyer NR -
4146 City Girl 1930 F.W. Murnau NR -
4186 Dead End 1937 William Wyler NR -
4225 The Only Son 1936 Yasujirô Ozu NR -
4227 Show Boat 1936 James Whale NR -
4248 Carefree 1938 Mark Sandrich NR -
4263 Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 John Ford NR -
4384 Love Affair 1939 Leo McCarey NR -
4422 Triumph of the Will 1935 Leni Riefenstahl NR -
4434 A Christmas Carol 1938 Edwin L. Marin NR -
4460 One Hour with You 1932 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
4470 The Private Life of Henry VIII 1933 Alexander Korda NR -
4476 Anna Karenina 1935 Clarence Brown NR -
4502 Tarzan and His Mate 1934 Cedric Gibbons NR -
4550 Night Nurse 1931 William A. Wellman NR -
4576 Bachelor Mother 1939 Garson Kanin NR -
4607 Les Misérables 1935 Richard Boleslawski NR -
4621 Werewolf of London 1935 Stuart Walker NR -
4650 Blonde Venus 1932 Josef von Sternberg NR -
4653 The Crime of Monsieur Lange 1936 Jean Renoir NR -
4709 The Lost Patrol 1934 John Ford NR -
4727 The Little Princess 1939 Walter Lang G -
4734 Vivacious Lady 1938 George Stevens NR -
4747 The Old Mill 1937 Wilfred Jackson NR -
4794 The Great Ziegfeld 1936 Robert Z. Leonard NR -
4800 Cleopatra 1934 Cecil B. DeMille NR -
4832 Hell's Angels 1930 Howard Hughes NR -
4837 Imitation of Life 1934 John M. Stahl NR -
4839 Mystery of the Wax Museum 1933 Michael Curtiz NR -
4977 Dodge City 1939 Michael Curtiz NR -
4997 The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex 1939 Michael Curtiz NR -
5023 The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1933 Frank Capra NR -
5051 Tarzan the Ape Man 1932 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
5061 Heidi 1937 Allan Dwan NR -
5152 The Man in the Iron Mask 1939 James Whale NR -
5164 One Way Passage 1932 Tay Garnett NR -
5175 Of Human Bondage 1934 John Cromwell NR -
5185 Thru the Mirror 1936 David Hand NR -
5273 Brave Little Tailor 1938 Bill Roberts NR -
5294 Alice Adams 1935 George Stevens NR -
5442 Three Little Pigs 1933 Burt Gillett NR -
5453 Lady for a Day 1933 Frank Capra NR -
5463 The Devil Doll 1936 Tod Browning NR -
5475 She Done Him Wrong 1933 Lowell Sherman NR -
5482 The Count of Monte Cristo 1934 Rowland V. Lee NR -
5489 Roberta 1935 William A. Seiter NR -
5531 The Lower Depths 1936 Jean Renoir NR -
5574 The Front Page 1931 Lewis Milestone NR -
5576 The Dawn Patrol 1938 Edmund Goulding NR -
5577 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1938 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
5612 Easy Living 1937 Mitchell Leisen NR -
5619 The Big Trail 1930 Raoul Walsh NR -
5668 Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932 Robert Florey NR -
5701 Red Dust 1932 Victor Fleming NR -
5769 I Love to Singa 1936 Tex Avery NR -
5778 Manhattan Melodrama 1934 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
5780 Mädchen in Uniform 1931 Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich NR -
5850 The Merry Widow 1934 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
5869 Black Legion 1937 Archie Mayo NR -
5876 Confessions of a Cheat 1936 Sacha Guitry NR -
5937 The Spy in Black 1939 Michael Powell NR -
5990 À propos de Nice 1930 Jean Vigo NR -
6003 Flowers and Trees 1932 Burt Gillett NR -
6090 History is Made at Night 1937 Frank Borzage NR -
6119 The Band Concert 1935 Wilfred Jackson NR -
6176 Doctor X 1932 Michael Curtiz PG -
6249 A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935 Max Reinhardt G -
6265 Alice in Wonderland 1933 Norman Z. McLeod NR -
6292 Flash Gordon 1936 Frederick Stephani NR -
6313 Under the Roofs of Paris 1930 René Clair NR -
6314 Platinum Blonde 1931 Frank Capra NR -
6342 Ferdinand the Bull 1938 Dick Rickard NR -
6359 The Threepenny Opera 1931 Georg Wilhelm Pabst NR -
6365 Each Dawn I Die 1939 William Keighley NR -
6389 Babes in Arms 1939 Busby Berkeley NR -
6432 Romeo and Juliet 1936 George Cukor NR -
6446 Land Without Bread 1933 Luis Buñuel NR -
6449 Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor 1936 Dave Fleischer NR -
6453 Porky in Wackyland 1938 Robert Clampett NR -
6457 Flying Down to Rio 1933 Thornton Freeland NR -
6461 Lonesome Ghosts 1937 Burt Gillett NR -
6479 Three on a Match 1932 Mervyn LeRoy NR -
6515 The Prince and the Pauper 1937 William Keighley NR -
6519 Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations 1938 Leni Riefenstahl NR -
6520 Clock Cleaners 1937 Ben Sharpsteen NR -
6523 People on Sunday 1930 Robert Siodmank, Curt Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann, Edgar G. Ulmer NR -
6524 Snow-White 1933 Dave Fleischer NR -
6601 Gulliver's Travels 1939 Dave Fleischer NR -
6624 Dames 1934 Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley NR -
6689 Westfront 1918 1930 Georg Wilhelm Pabst NR -
6692 Wife vs. Secretary 1936 Clarence Brown NR -
6695 Wooden Crosses 1932 Raymond Bernard NR -
6698 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939 H.C. Potter NR -

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