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1. Liliom (1930)

94 min | Drama

6.7
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Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl, and though under the influence of Madame Muskat, a sideshow entrepreneur, he marries... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Rose Hobart, Estelle Taylor, H.B. Warner

Votes: 325

2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 50,676 | Gross: $3.27M

3. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other. WIth the success of his leadership, Louie prospers, marries ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 697

4. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 844

5. Salt for Svanetia (1930)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary

7.8
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Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people, focuses on the scarcity of salt in Svaneti region. Rich with documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov

Votes: 460

6. Skandal um Eva (1930)

96 min | Comedy

7.2
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An engaged woman discovers her fiancé has a four year old son. Pretending to take a cure she travels to the boy's foster-parents to make his acquaintance.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Henny Porten, Oskar Sima, Ludwig Stössel, Paul Henckels

Votes: 15

7. Tonka Sibenice (1930)

85 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Karl Anton | Stars: Ita Rina, Vera Baranovskaya, Josef Rovenský, Antonie Nedosinská

Votes: 71

8. À propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.5
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,078

9. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 4,240

10. Abschied (1930)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Peter Winkler's new job offer is about to take him away from his lover Hella, but he has been keeping it a secret from her. Mutual lack of trust and vicious gossip threatens their relationship as they plan to make their farewells.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Brigitte Horney, Aribert Mog, Emilia Unda, Konstantin Mic

Votes: 76

11. Holiday (1930)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Holiday is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Hallam Cooley

Votes: 220

12. The Divorcee (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 2,215

13. Anna Christie (I) (1930)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler

Votes: 2,296 | Gross: $1.01M

14. La petite Lise (1930)

84 min | Drama

7.3
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Victor Berthier, a good man but also a very jealous one, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang, he is released for good behavior. He feels very ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Pierre Alcover, Joe Alex, Alex Bernard, Julien Bertheau

Votes: 119

15. Paid (1930)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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Mary Turner goes up for three years on a crime she didn't commit. Once out she and former prison mates plan a scam in which old men can be sued for breach of promise - the "heart balm" ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, Marie Prevost, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 454

16. La aldea maldita (1930)

57 min | Drama

7.1
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In an impoverished Castilian village live Juan, his wife Acacia, their son and Juan's blind father. The harsh weather conditions force the peasants to emigrate to a better land. Acacia goes... See full summary »

Director: Florián Rey | Stars: Carmen Viance, Pedro Larrañaga, Amelia Muñoz, Pilar Torres

Votes: 158

17. Die Drei von der Tankstelle (1930)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey, Heinz Rühmann, Oskar Karlweis

Votes: 644

18. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 125 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

7.2
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

Votes: 2,758

19. Hell's Angels (1930)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms.

Directors: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale | Stars: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow

Votes: 4,098

20. Die singende Stadt (1930)

98 min | Musical, Romance

6.1
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Giovanni works as tourist guide in Naples, Capri and the near isles, where clear waters and fresh air inspire his singing. Claire, an idle traveler, hires him and eventually gets fancied ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Jan Kiepura, Brigitte Helm, Walter Janssen, Trude Berliner

Votes: 27

21. The Cuckoos (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Two phony fortune tellers get mixed up with gypsies.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Jobyna Howland

Votes: 155

22. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,123

23. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost

Votes: 789

24. Romance sentimentale (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Star: Mara Griy

Votes: 465

25. Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Drama

5.6
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Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 462

26. Animal Crackers (1930)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 11,591

27. Romance (1930)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon, Elliott Nugent

Votes: 535 | Gross: $0.73M

28. Liebling der Götter (1930)

112 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Hanns Schwarz | Stars: Emil Jannings, Renate Müller, Olga Tschechowa, Hans Moser

Votes: 22

29. Laughter (1930)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A former chorus girl weds a millionaire after the composer she loves leaves. Meanwhile, she strings along an artist in love with her. When the composer returns, she struggles with her needs for security vs love. High jinks and drama ensue.

Director: Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Fredric March, Frank Morgan, Glenn Anders

Votes: 227

30. Born Reckless (1930)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, War

5.4
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Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war.

Directors: Andrew Bennison, John Ford | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, William Harrigan, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 265

31. The Unholy Three (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles

Votes: 876

32. Hook Line and Sinker (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 222

33. Montana Moon (1930)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.0
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While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 315

34. A Notorious Affair (1930)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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A scheming musician seduces a wealthy woman for love and money.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Billie Dove, Basil Rathbone, Kay Francis, Kenneth Thomson

Votes: 164

35. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

Votes: 4,662

36. The Devil's Holiday (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A savvy city girl is hired to sugar an earnest farm boy into a business deal, but loses her heart.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, James Kirkwood, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 104

37. Min and Bill (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,314

38. Another Fine Mess (1930)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Bobby Burns

Votes: 1,546

39. The Virtuous Sin (1930)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Directors: George Cukor, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna, Jobyna Howland

Votes: 65

40. True to the Navy (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A countergirl at a San Diego soda shop has a lot of sailor "boyfriends," but her heart really belongs to a free-spirited gunner, who doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Harry Green, Rex Bell

Votes: 74

41. River's End (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.6
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Sgt. Conniston and his alcoholic guide O'Toole are on the trail of an escaped murderer named Keith. When they catch up with him in the farthest reaches of Northern Canada, Keith turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Charles Bickford, Evalyn Knapp, J. Farrell MacDonald, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 98

42. Just Imagine (1930)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.5
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New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White

Votes: 521

43. Men Without Women (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer

Votes: 176

44. Maybe It's Love (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.2
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A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown, James Hall, Laura Lee

Votes: 184

45. Sarah and Son (1930)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Fredric March, Fuller Mellish Jr., Gilbert Emery

Votes: 148

46. Ein Lichtspiel schwarz weiss grau (1930)

6 min | Short

6.6
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Director: László Moholy-Nagy

Votes: 114