Most Popular Feature Films Released 1929-01-01 to 1929-12-31


1. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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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: 5,124 | Gross: $2.81M

2. Blackmail (1929)

Not Rated | 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: 7,872

3. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 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: 6,016

4. 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: 8,170 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Woman in the Moon (1929)

Not Rated | 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: 2,239

6. 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: 834

7. 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: 1,264

8. 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

9. 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: 487

10. 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: 392

11. 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: 655

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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: 1,589

15. 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, Georgi Khorkov, Amvrosi Buchma, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 1,379

16. Coquette (1929)

Unrated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A flirtatious Southern belle is compromised with one of her suitors.

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

Votes: 1,765

17. The Wild Party (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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: 325

18. The Manxman (1929)

Not Rated | 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: 2,078

19. 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: 409 | Gross: $1.10M

20. 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

21. 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: 436 | Gross: $0.06M

22. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

8.0
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After falling pregnant to a pharmacist and refusing to marry, a young woman is thrown from her home and sent to a scrict girls' reform school.

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

Votes: 3,332

23. 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: 717

24. 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: 979

25. The Black Watch (1929)

Passed | 93 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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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: 200

26. The Four Feathers (1929)

81 min | 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: 220

27. 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

28. The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)

Drama

6.5
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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: 27

29. 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: 374

30. The Great Gabbo (1929)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist.

Directors: James Cruze, Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson, Marjorie Kane

Votes: 565

31. 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: 172

32. 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: 416

33. The Godless Girl (1929)

Passed | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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Two teenagers, one an atheist and the other a Christian, fall in love at a brutal reform school.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Lina Basquette, Marie Prevost, Tom Keene, Noah Beery

Votes: 573

34. 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

35. The Letter (1929)

Passed | 65 min | Drama

6.9
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Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). ... See full summary »

Director: Jean de Limur | Stars: Jeanne Eagels, Reginald Owen, Herbert Marshall, Irene Browne

Votes: 473

36. The Show of Shows (1929)

128 min | Musical

6.1
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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: 292

37. 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

38. 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: 761 | Gross: $0.52M

39. Old and New (1929)

Not Rated | 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: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Vasili Buzenkov

Votes: 969

40. The Greene Murder Case (1929)

69 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, Florence Eldridge, Ullrich Haupt, Jean Arthur

Votes: 201

41. 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: 362 | Gross: $0.71M

42. Madame X (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Drama

5.9
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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: 310

43. Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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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: 546

44. 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

45. The Informer (1929)

83 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 115

46. 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: 1,113

47. 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

48. Condemned! (1929)

86 min | Drama

6.4
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Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim

Votes: 268

49. Behind That Curtain (1929)

Unrated | 91 min | Mystery

4.9
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Eve Mannering realizes too late that her abusive husband is a philanderer and murderer and seeks protection with her true love, explorer John Beetham.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Moran, Gilbert Emery, Claude King

Votes: 318

50. 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: 275