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1. Fue no shiratama (1929)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Jun Arai, Satoko Date, Yôko Fujita, Shôichi Kofujita

Votes: 41

2. Weary River (1929)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A gangster is put in prison, but finds salvation through music while serving his time. Again on the outside, he finds success elusive and temptations abound.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, William Holden, Louis Natheaux

Votes: 308

3. Queen Kelly (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.

Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton

Votes: 2,838

4. The Flying Fleet (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy pilots and three of them are eliminated at the San Diego Naval Base. The remaining ... See full summary »

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Ralph Graves, Anita Page, Alfred Allen

Votes: 214

5. Spies (1928)

Unrated | 90 min | Romance, Thriller

7.7
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lien Deyers

Votes: 2,509

6. Tide of Empire (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Western

6.4
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California's gold dicovery in 1848 draws a "tide of empire" to the area, which becomes ripe for bandits.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Renée Adorée, Tom Keene, George Fawcett, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 130

7. Spite Marriage (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

7.1
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An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle, Leila Hyams

Votes: 1,470

8. Aelita (1924)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolay Batalov

Votes: 1,920

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 31,698 | Gross: $0.02M

10. The Divine Lady (1929)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner, Ian Keith

Votes: 513

11. Alibi (1929)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime

6.0
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Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith

Votes: 508

12. The Pagan (1929)

Passed | 83 min | Drama

7.0
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A carefree South Seas native falls for the half-caste ward of a religious white man who desires her for himself.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Renée Adorée, Donald Crisp, Dorothy Janis

Votes: 258

13. Where East Is East (1929)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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When an animal trapper in Indo-China finds that his daughter's fiancé is being successfully seduced by her estranged mother, he takes appropriate action.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lupe Velez, Estelle Taylor, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 367

14. Eternal Love (1929)

71 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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In the Swiss Alps of the early 19th century, a couple forced into loveless marriages struggle to find happiness with one another.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 363

15. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 17,818

16. The Valiant (1929)

66 min | Drama

6.4
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After accidentally killing the key witness to a crime, a mysterious drifter turns himself to the law, under a false name intending to protect his own family. But when the news of his ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Paul Muni, Marguerite Churchill, Johnny Mack Brown, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 187

17. Tôkyô kôshinkyoku (1929)

101 min | Drama

6.7
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A classic melodramatic love tragedy addressing social inequality in feudal Japan, depicted in Kenji Mizoguchi's typical style. The nostalgic scenes of 1920s Tokyo provides a valuable visual... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Shizue Natsukawa, Takako Irie, Isamu Kosugi, Kôji Shima

Votes: 215

18. Piccadilly (1929)

TV-PG | 92 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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89 Metascore

A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, Jameson Thomas, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 1,021

19. The Single Standard (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party; after refusing the wedding proposal of Tommy Hewlett, she drives her car with her driver to a lonely place. She has one night stand with him ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 394 | Gross: $0.66M

20. Evangeline (1929)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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In Acadia, now part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Roland Drew, Alec B. Francis, Donald Reed

Votes: 116

21. Street Girl (1929)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A homeless and destitute violinist joins a combo to bring it success, but has problems with her love life.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Betty Compson, John Harron, Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks

Votes: 294

22. Lucky Star (1929)

100 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

Votes: 906

23. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,266

24. Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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A flapper charms a diplomat to procure her fiancé a career opportunity, while the fiancé starts a relationship with her best friend.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page

Votes: 510

25. Daigaku wa detakeredo (1929)

70 min | Comedy

6.5
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Feeling the position to be beneath him, a college graduate turns down a receptionist job, but soon finds it necessary to fool his mother and fiancé into thinking that he is employed.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Minoru Takada, Kinuyo Tanaka, Utako Suzuki, Kenji Ôyama

Votes: 282

26. Rio Rita (1929)

Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

7.8
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Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 552

27. Her Private Affair (1929)

70 min | Drama

5.4
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Her Private Affair is a 1929 drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Ann Harding. It was produced and distributed by the Pathé Exchange company. It is a sound film using the RCA Photophone sound-on-film sound system.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Ann Harding, Harry Bannister, John Loder, Kay Hammond

Votes: 93

28. Mocny czlowiek (1929)

77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Journalist Henryk Bielecki is not very talented but he desperately wants to become a famous writer. Nothing will stop him from making his dreams come true.

Director: Henryk Szaro | Stars: Gregori Chmara, Agnes Kuck, Julian Krzewinski, Maria Majdrowicz

Votes: 148

29. Laila (1929)

165 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A spirited Norwegian Lass is torn between two suitors and two cultures.

Director: George Schnéevoigt | Stars: Mona Mårtenson, Tryggve Larssen, Harald Schwenzen, Peter Malberg

Votes: 184

30. Applause (1929)

80 min | Drama, Musical

7.3
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A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron

Votes: 1,116

31. Night Parade (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Drama

6.0
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Bobby Martin, a young middleweight champion boxer, is an honest and decent fighter. However, on the eve of his biggest fight, he becomes entangled in the snare of a dishonest woman and ends... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Hugh Trevor, Dorothy Gulliver, Robert Ellis

Votes: 64

32. The Racketeer (1929)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A dapper gangster sponsors an alcoholic violinist in order to win the love of a glamorous divorced socialite.

Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew, Paul Hurst

Votes: 299

33. The Trespasser (1929)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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The trial and tribulations of a strong-willed woman who elopes and gives birth out of wedlock without telling her ex-husband.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 1,114

34. The Kiss (1929)

Passed | 89 min | Romance, Drama

7.0
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An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 763 | Gross: $0.52M

35. The Love Parade (1929)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth

Votes: 1,583

36. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 8,171 | Gross: $0.01M

37. The Marriage Playground (1929)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Mary Brian, Fredric March, Lilyan Tashman, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 45

38. Sunnyside Up (1929)

121 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White, El Brendel

Votes: 309

39. Their Own Desire (1929)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on ... See full summary »

Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Norma Shearer, Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 415

40. Les nouveaux messieurs (1929)

135 min

6.9
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A theater electrician's love to a ballet dancer is tested when he is elected minister.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Albert Préjean, Gaby Morlay, Charles Barrois, Léon Arvel

Votes: 125