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1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

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

Votes: 55,709 | Gross: $3.27M

*[BEST PICTURE]* DIRECTING -- Lewis Milestone OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION -- Universal

2. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 1,764

[BEST PICTURE] SOUND RECORDING -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director WRITING -- Frances Marion

3. The Divorcee (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Romance, Drama

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: 2,634

[BEST PICTURE] ACTRESS -- Norma Shearer

4. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure

Account of Admiral Byrd's 1928 expedition to the South Pole. Academy award winning cinematography.

Stars: Richard E. Byrd, Clair D. Alexander, Bernt Balchen, George H. Black

Votes: 271

CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Joseph T. Rucker, Willard Van Der Veer

5. King of Jazz (1930)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

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: 1,000

ART DIRECTION -- Herman Rosse

6. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

Passed | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 1,574

WRITING (Original Story) -- John Monk Saunders

7. Min and Bill (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 1,474

ACTRESS -- Marie Dressler

8. Laughter (1930)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

A former chorus girl weds a millionaire after the composer she loves leaves. Meanwhile, she strings along an artist in love with her. When the composer returns, she struggles with her needs for security vs love. High jinks and drama ensue.

Director: Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Fredric March, Frank Morgan, Glenn Anders

Votes: 275

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

9. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

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: 5,322

Nominated for 4 Oscars.

10. Anna Christie (I) (1930)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

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: 2,700 | Gross: $1.01M

Nominated for 3 Oscars.

11. Romance (1930)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

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: 656 | Gross: $0.73M

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

12. Street of Chance (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis, Regis Toomey

Votes: 185

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

13. Holiday (1930)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 319

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

14. Whoopee! (1930)

TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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: 930

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

15. The Green Goddess (1930)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure

An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Ralph Forbes, H.B. Warner, Alice Joyce

Votes: 343

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

16. The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

Sergeant Gischa Patrotkin (Chester Morris), a simple-minded Russian soldier, escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp. He hides out for awhile with a peasant girl named Babka (Betty ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Chester Morris, Betty Compson, Alec B. Francis, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 25

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

17. Sarah and Son (1930)

86 min | Drama

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Fredric March, Fuller Mellish Jr., Gilbert Emery

Votes: 189

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

18. The Big Pond (1930)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A tour guide in Venice romances a visiting American tourist whose father owns a chewing-gum factory back in the U.S. She sets out to convince her skeptical father to bring the tour guide to America and give him a job in the plant.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier, Marion Ballou

Votes: 202

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

19. The Devil's Holiday (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

A savvy city girl is hired to sugar an earnest farm boy into a business deal, but loses her heart.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, James Kirkwood, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 139

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

20. The Rogue Song (1930)

104 min | Musical, Romance

In tsarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.

Directors: Lionel Barrymore, Hal Roach | Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Catherine Dale Owen, Nance O'Neil, Judith Vosselli

Votes: 113

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

21. The Song of the Flame (1930)

96 min | Musical, Romance

This was a screen version of the 1925 operetta by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Herbert Stohart, and George Gershwin. The story of the movie is about a peasant who is known as "The ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Alexander Gray, Bernice Claire, Noah Beery, Alice Gentle

Votes: 17

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

22. Raffles (1930)

72 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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: 750 | Gross: $1.00M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

23. Hell's Angels (1930)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, War

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: 4,666

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

24. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

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

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 927

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

25. Just Imagine (1930)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White

Votes: 619

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

26. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)

82 min | Comedy

Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her ... See full summary »

Directors: George Cukor, Cyril Gardner | Stars: Ina Claire, Fredric March, Mary Brian, Henrietta Crosman

Votes: 287

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

27. The Right to Love (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Drama

A woman becomes estranged from her daughter when the girl learns that she is illegitimate.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, David Manners, Irving Pichel

Votes: 20

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

28. The Vagabond King (1930)

104 min | Musical, Romance

The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth

Votes: 106

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

29. Earth (1930)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva, Yelena Maksimova

Votes: 4,852

30. Anna Christie (II) (1930)

TV-PG | 85 min | Drama

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: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Greta Garbo, Theo Shall, Hans Junkermann, Salka Viertel

Votes: 745

31. L'Age d'Or (1930)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Drama

A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque, Max Ernst

Votes: 12,238 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Chasing Rainbows (1930)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bessie Love, Charles King, Jack Benny, George K. Arthur

Votes: 203



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