Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1929-01-01 to 1929-12-31


1. 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: 7,787 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Blackmail (1929)

85 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 7,433

3. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

Votes: 4,796 | Gross: $2.81M

4. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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During the Florida land boom, the Marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 5,757

5. Woman in the Moon (1929)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wangenheim, Gerda Maurus

Votes: 2,074

6. 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: 1,195

7. 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, Charles Laughton

Votes: 969

8. The Manxman (1929)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Randle Ayrton

Votes: 1,903

9. The Canary Murder Case (1929)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were ... See full summary »

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall, Louise Brooks

Votes: 363

10. The Shame of Mary Boyle (1929)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill

Votes: 1,622

11. 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, Edmund Goulding, Irving Thalberg, Sam Wood | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton

Votes: 2,749

12. Bulldog Drummond (1929)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.

Director: F. Richard Jones | Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant, Montagu Love

Votes: 545

13. Coquette (1929)

Unrated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A flirtatious southern belle is compromised with one of her beaus.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown, Matt Moore, John St. Polis

Votes: 1,729

14. The Four Feathers (1929)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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When British officer Harry resigns from his regiment, he is labeled a coward by his family and friends. Harry receives four white feathers as a mark of a coward. In order to redeem himself ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Clive Brook, William Powell

Votes: 192

15. The Virginian (1929)

Passed | 91 min | Western

7.0
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A good-natured cowboy who is romancing the new schoolmarm has a crisis of conscience when he discovers his best friend is engaged in cattle rustling.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Mary Brian, Richard Arlen

Votes: 438

16. The Iron Mask (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis

Votes: 949

17. The Taming of the Shrew (1929)

63 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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In sixteenth century Padua, Hortensio loves Bianca, the youngest daughter of Baptista. But Baptista will not allow the two to get married until his eldest daughter, the extremely headstrong... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Edwin Maxwell, Joseph Cawthorn

Votes: 385

18. Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Amvrosi Buchma, Georgi Khorkov, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 1,229

19. 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: 1,497

20. Why Be Good? (1929)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A flapper with a dubious reputation enjoys a vivacious night of dancing and finds herself romantically linked to her boss.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing, John St. Polis

Votes: 238

21. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

8.0
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant, only to be later found drowned. That same ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp, André Roanne

Votes: 3,151

22. Asphalt (1929)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Albert Steinrück, Else Heller, Gustav Fröhlich, Betty Amann

Votes: 995

23. 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: 1,081

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: 495

25. White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A man climbs a 12,000-foot mountain to search for his wife, who was lost on their honeymoon. Another couple makes the dangerous climb with him.

Directors: Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Ernst Petersen, Ernst Udet

Votes: 684

26. Untamed (1929)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

4.6
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When her rich oilman father is killed, Bingo, raised in the wilds of South America, inherits the company. Her guardians Ben and Howard send her to New York for civilizing but on the way she... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Ernest Torrence, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 357

27. The Wild Party (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O'Hara

Votes: 299

28. 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: 1,374

29. The Show of Shows (1929)

128 min | Musical

6.0
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It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 268

30. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

130 min | Musical

7.4
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An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Christy Cabanne | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

Votes: 1,557

31. The Squall (1929)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

4.7
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In Hungary, a prosperous and happy family of farmers take in a Gypsy girl, Nubi, when she runs away from her "cruel" master. Her fickle and seductive nature soon causes discord among the ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Richard Tucker, Alice Joyce, Loretta Young, Carroll Nye

Votes: 246

32. Disraeli (1929)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett

Votes: 759

33. The Black Watch (1929)

Passed | 93 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence, David Rollins

Votes: 189

34. The Locked Door (1929)

74 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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On her first anniversary Ann Reagan finds that her sister-in-law is involved with a shady character from her own past, and determines to intervene.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Barbara Stanwyck, William 'Stage' Boyd, Betty Bronson

Votes: 358

35. 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: 489

36. Words and Music (1929)

81 min | Comedy, Musical

5.1
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Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Lois Moran, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees, William Orlamond

Votes: 45

37. The Informer (1929)

83 min | Drama

7.3
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In Ireland, an IRA man betrays a killer to the police, thinking he is his mistress's lover.

Director: Arthur Robison | Stars: Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward, Carl Harbord

Votes: 69

38. Old and New (1929)

121 min | Drama

7.4
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100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.

Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Vasili Buzenkov

Votes: 863

39. Erotikon (1929)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a man who was invited to stay at his home by her father in a stormy night. Noticing that she is pregnant, the girl decides to leave home and start a new life.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Karel Schleichert, Ita Rina, Olaf Fjord, Theodor Pistek

Votes: 365

40. 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: 728

41. The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)

Drama

7.0
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A ruthless stockbroker sells short in the copper business and ruins the life of his friends by ruining their finances.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: George Bancroft, Olga Baclanova, Nancy Carroll, Paul Lukas

Votes: 25

42. Alibi (1929)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime

6.1
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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: 482

43. Escape from Dartmoor (1929)

88 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A jealous barber's assistant is enraged by the attentions that his manicurist girlfriend pays to a customer. He ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Uno Henning, Norah Baring, Anthony Asquith

Votes: 740

44. Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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The rise of a showgirl, Gloria Hughes, culminating in a Ziegfeld extravaganza "Glorifying the American Girl".

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 522

45. The Mysterious Island (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love

Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.06M

46. Madame X (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Drama

5.8
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A young lawyer unknowingly defends his mother who abandoned him when he was three.

Director: Lionel Barrymore | Stars: Lewis Stone, Ruth Chatterton, Raymond Hackett, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 279

47. 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: 844

48. Thunderbolt (1929)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall

Votes: 384

49. Show Boat (1929)

TV-G | 147 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.4
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A mostly silent version of Edna Ferber's original novel, with some songs from the musical as a last-minute addition

Directors: Harry A. Pollard, Arch Heath | Stars: Laura La Plante, Joseph Schildkraut, Emily Fitzroy, Otis Harlan

Votes: 166

50. Weary River (1929)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 299