25 greatest films of 1930

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1.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
2.
The Blue Angel (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (106 mins.)
 
3.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
4.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ listed twice ” - stuff_1004
 
5.
Earth (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
6.
Animal Crackers (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding. (97 mins.)
Director: Victor Heerman
 
7.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ listed twice ” - stuff_1004
 
8.
The Big House (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
9.
Morocco (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
 
10.
People on Sunday (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang... (73 mins.)
 
11.
Hell's Angels (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (127 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
12.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France... (97 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
13.
Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Albert is smitten for Pola but ends up wrongly committed in jail, in the meantime her affections are sort after by his friend, and on his release both love and friendship must be tested. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
14.
City Girl (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Chicago waitress falls in love with a Minnesota farmer, and decides to face a life in the country. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
15.
Hog Wild (1930 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna. (19 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
16.
The Divorcee (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. (84 mins.)
 
17.
Anna Christie (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past. (89 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
18.
Murder! (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. (104 mins.)
 
19.
Romance (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks... (76 mins.)
 
20.
That Night's Wife (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision. (65 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
21.
Die Drei von der Tankstelle (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: Wilhelm Thiele
 
22.
The Big Trail (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
23.
Sinkin' in the Bathtub (1930 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The music-happy Bosko and Honey take a car ride, but bad luck briefly interrupts their fun. (8 mins.)
 
24.
The Doorway to Hell (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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... (78 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
25.
The Oklahoma Cyclone (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A cowboy looking for his missing father, poses as an outlaw and joins the gang he thinks is responsible. (66 mins.)