100 Greatest 1928-1939 Moviesby jordanhores | created - 8 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
List of best films from 1928 to 1939 of USA. Excluding Disney films and films with mixed, negative or panned reception. Excluding silent films between 1928 to 1929 including those believed to be lost.
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1. Beggars of Life (1928)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama
After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »
3. Adoration (I) (1928)
Passed | 73 min | Drama, History, Romance
Billie Dove, as Elena, pulls out all stops as a Russian princess and a woman-of-the-streets in Paris in an exotic romance and hand-wringing drama set in two countries and the way-stations in between.
4. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy
Gum-chewing frizzy-haired gold-digger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound, to fleece a portly, middle-aged real estate tycoon, William Judson. Marie ... See full summary »
5. Caught in the Fog (1928)
70 min | Thriller
Wealthy Bob visits his mother's Florida houseboat in order to remove her jewelry and stumbles upon a bobbed-hair bandit and her male accomplice, who mistake him for another burglar. A fight... See full summary »
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
Passed | 95 min | Romance, Western
A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty.
7. Interference (1928)
Paramount's 1st ALL TALKIE Reported killed in action, Philip Voaze(William Powell) lives under an assumed name in London. Deborah Kane(Evelyn Brent) a former love, discovers him and tries ... See full summary »
8. Alibi (1929)
TV-PG | 91 min | Crime
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 »
12. The Broadway Melody (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 5,676 | Gross: $2.81M
14. The Canary Murder Case (1929)
82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A beautiful showgirl, nicknamed 'the Canary', is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and soon ends up dead. But who killed 'the Canary'. All the suspects who knew her had ... See full summary »
15. The Cocoanuts (1929)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical
During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.
17. Dangerous Curves (1929)
75 min | Drama
A young bareback rider in a circus is in love with a trapeze artist, but he has two problems: he drinks too much and he's fallen under the spell of a "vamp" who's nothing but trouble for him.
21. Disraeli (1929)
Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
22. Dynamite (1929)
Passed | 129 min | Drama
Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees ... See full summary »
24. The Flying Fleet (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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 »
27. The Great Gabbo (1929)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
28. Hallelujah (1929)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical
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 »
29. The Hole in the Wall (1929)
73 min | Drama, Mystery
Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To get even, Jean (disguised as Madame Mystera) plans to kidnap her daughter and turn her into a thief. Love entanglements with a ... See full summary »
31. The Lady Lies (1929)