Feature Film, Released between 1930-01-01 and 1930-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Passed | 152 min | Drama, War

8.0
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91 Metascore

A German youth eagerly enters World War I, but his enthusiasm wanes as he gets a firsthand view of the horror.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 56,660 | Gross: $3.27M

2. City Girl (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A Chicago waitress falls in love with a Minnesota farmer, and decides to face a life in the country.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence, Edith Murgatroyd

Votes: 2,858

3. The Blue Angel (1930)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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88 Metascore

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

Votes: 13,424 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Animal Crackers (1930)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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77 Metascore

Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 13,405

5. Hell's Angels (1930)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, War

7.4
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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.

Directors: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale | Stars: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow

Votes: 4,779

6. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

Passed | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh

Votes: 1,612

7. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 125 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

7.2
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

Votes: 3,330

8. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 5,491

9. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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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.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 1,862

10. The Criminal Code (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 904

11. The Unholy Three (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles

Votes: 1,071

12. Monte Carlo (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A countess flees to Monte Carlo on the day of her wedding, where she is courted by a count posing as a hairdresser.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 1,115

13. Min and Bill (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,557

14. Liliom (1930)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl, and though under the influence of Madame Muskat, a sideshow entrepreneur, he marries... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Rose Hobart, Estelle Taylor, H.B. Warner

Votes: 401

15. Outward Bound (1930)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Later remade as "Between Two Worlds."

Directors: Robert Milton, Ray Enright | Stars: Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Beryl Mercer, Dudley Digges

Votes: 457

16. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost

Votes: 1,043

17. King of Jazz (1930)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

6.7
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American Pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and his Jazz orchestra.

Directors: John Murray Anderson, Walter Lantz | Stars: Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff

Votes: 1,052

18. Feet First (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An ambitious shoe salesman unknowingly meets his boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon, then has to try to hide his true circumstances.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Robert McWade, Lillian Leighton

Votes: 957 | Gross: $1.59M

19. The Divorcee (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Romance, Drama

6.7
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When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 2,732

20. Anna Christie (I) (1930)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler

Votes: 2,778 | Gross: $1.01M

21. The Widow from Chicago (1930)

Not Rated | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob.... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Alice White, Edward G. Robinson, Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh

Votes: 352

22. Raffles (1930)

72 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 772 | Gross: $1.00M

23. Madam Satan (1930)

Passed | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth, Roland Young

Votes: 852 | Gross: $0.50M

24. For the Defense (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson

Votes: 332

25. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Dorothy Mathews, Leon Janney

Votes: 951

26. The Devil to Pay! (1930)

TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none too pleased but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. At the same time he turns ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Frederick Kerr, David Torrence

Votes: 539

27. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

Votes: 5,697

28. Let Us Be Gay (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Dowdy housewife Kitty dotes on her self-centered husband but divorces him when his mistress shows up at their home one day to break up their marriage. Bob had become bored with her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Rod La Rocque, Marie Dressler, Gilbert Emery

Votes: 418

29. Holiday (1930)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Holiday is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Hallam Cooley

Votes: 356

30. The Bat Whispers (1930)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

6.4
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A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 840

31. Whoopee! (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt

Votes: 941

32. Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.3
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Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Grant Withers, Evalyn Knapp, James Cagney, Joan Blondell

Votes: 534

33. Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A plain secretary works for a womanizing divorce lawyer who only dates married women. To avoid having to deal with the matrimonial pursuits of any of his potential romances, he offers her financial support if she marries him in name only.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Constance Bennett, Kenneth MacKenna, Basil Rathbone, Rita La Roy

Votes: 486

34. Paid (1930)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Mary Turner goes up for three years on a crime she didn't commit. Once out she and former prison mates plan a scam in which old men can be sued for breach of promise - the "heart balm" ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, Marie Prevost, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 608

35. The Office Wife (1930)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Larry Fellowes of Fellowes Publishing wants Kate to write her next book about the 'Office Wife'. The personal secretary/stenographer spends more time with the busy executive and makes more ... See full summary »

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone, Natalie Moorhead, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 392

36. Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.1
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Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 594

37. Loose Ankles (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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In this light romantic comedy, 17-year old Loretta Young is cast as Ann Harper, a wealthy socialite who has inherited a fortune provided the family is involved in no scandals appearing in ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Louise Fazenda, Otis Harlan

Votes: 373

38. Hook Line and Sinker (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 303

39. Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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The stage stars Wheeler and Woolsey play two soldiers who go absent without leave in Paris, during World War I.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, George MacFarlane

Votes: 304

40. The Florodora Girl (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.1
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The married friends of a New York chorus girl encourage her to pursue a handsome but poor socialite.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Walter Catlett, Louis John Bartels

Votes: 1,250

41. Danger Lights (1930)

Passed | 74 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The tough boss of a railroad yard befriends a young hobo, and unwittingly places in jeopardy his relationship with the woman he loves.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur, Robert Armstrong, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 468

42. Billy the Kid (1930)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.1
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In this version of the Billy the Kid legend, Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson, Karl Dane

Votes: 349

43. Up the River (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 1,050

44. Soup to Nuts (1930)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions. The creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Ted Healy, Charles Winninger, Frances McCoy, George Bickel

Votes: 337

45. Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, Raymond Hackett, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 1,014

46. The Silver Horde (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Joel McCrea, Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur

Votes: 409

47. Romance (1930)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon, Elliott Nugent

Votes: 684 | Gross: $0.73M

48. Remote Control (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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A radio announcer suspects a cohort sends coded messages over the air to his bank-robber friends.

Directors: Nick Grinde, Malcolm St. Clair, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: William Haines, Charles King, Mary Doran, John Miljan

Votes: 592

49. One Romantic Night (1930)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A scheming mother wishes to make a succesful match between her daughter and a prince, yet another man, a commoner, may stand in the way.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Lillian Gish, Rod La Rocque, Conrad Nagel, Marie Dressler

Votes: 379

50. Doughboys (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Romance, War

5.8
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A naive and wealthy young man seeks to impress a girl and then unwittingly signs up for army service.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sally Eilers, Cliff Edwards, Edward Brophy

Votes: 396


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