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Movies: Popular Movies of 1930

Movies in chronological context: 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1930th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 930th year of the 2nd millennium, the 30th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1930s decade. ()

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All Quiet on the Western Front(1930)

2h 13min | Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 168 votes)

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.

The Blue Angel(1930)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Drama, Music
3.8/5 (with 65 votes)

Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette -- whose job is to entice men -- proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

L'Âge d'Or(1930)

3.5/5 (with 65 votes)

The film consists of a series of tightly interlinked vignettes, the most sustained of which details the story of a man and a woman who are passionately in love. Their attempts to consummate their passion are constantly thwarted, by their families, by the Church and bourgeois society in general.

Directed by Luis Buñuel - With Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Max Ernst, Josep Llorens i Artigas, Lionel Salem, Bonaventura Ibáñez, ...

Animal Crackers(1930)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Music
3.7/5 (with 44 votes)

The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse when a valuable painting goes missing. The intrepid Captain Spaulding attempts to solve the crime with the help of his silly secretary Horatio Jamison, while sparring with the anarchic Signor Emanuel Ravelli and his nutty sidekick The Professor.

The Blood of a Poet(1930)

55min | Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 32 votes)

Told in four episodes, an unnamed artist is transported through a mirror into another dimension, where he travels through various bizarre scenarios. This film is the first part of Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy, which consists of The Blood of a Poet (1930), Orpheus (1950) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).

Directed by Jean Cocteau - With Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Enrique Riveros, Jean Desbordes, Odette Talazac

Morocco(1930)

1h 32min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. But Tom must leave on a perilous mission: is it too late for them?

À propos de Nice(1930)

22min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Côte d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directed by Jean Vigo

The Big Trail(1930)

3.5/5 (with 25 votes)

Young scout Breck Coleman leads a wagon train along the dangerous trail to Oregon as he tries to get the affection of the beautiful pioneer Ruth Cameron and plans his revenge on the harsh scoundrels who murdered a friend of his in the past.

Earth(1930)

1h 15min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

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

People on Sunday(1930)

1h 14min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

A semi-documentary experimental 1930 German silent film created by amateurs with a small budget. With authentic scenes of the metropolis city of Berlin, it's the first film from the later famous screenwriters/directors Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnemann.

Murder!(1930)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.1/5 (with 19 votes)

When a woman is convicted of murder, one of the jurors selected to serve on the murder-trial jury believes the accused, an aspiring actress, is innocent of the crime and takes it upon himself to apprehend the real killer.

City Girl(1930)

NR
| 1h 28min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 19 votes)

A waitress from Chicago falls in love with a man from rural Minnesota and marries him, with the intent of living a better life - but life on the farm has its own challenges.

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Hell's Angels(1930)

2h 11min | Action, Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

In this aerial spectacle, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps when World War I breaks out.

Another Fine Mess(1930)

29min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 14 votes)

Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

Hog Wild(1930)

19min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Brats(1930)

21min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

Stanley and Oliver are trying to spend a relaxing night at home playing checkers, but the antics of their mischievous sons keep interrupting their recreation.

The Divorcee(1930)

NR
| 1h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

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

Below Zero(1930)

20min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

Street musicians Stan and Ollie have no success earning money in the dead of winter in a bad neighborhood. Their instruments are destroyed in an argument with a woman, but their luck seems to turn when Stan finds a wallet. They are chased by a thief, but are protected by a police officer. They share a meal with the policeman, but discover the wallet belongs to him. When the policeman discovers this he tells the waiter who throws them out of the restaurant and throws Stan upside down in a barrel of water.

Anna Christie(1930)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of spirit has been extinguished. She falls in love with a young sailor rescued at sea by her father, but dreads to reveal to him the truth of her past. Both father and young man are deluded about her background, yet Anna cannot quite bring herself to allow them to remain deluded.

The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case(1930)

30min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

The boys think their days of fishing to feed themselves have come to an end, when Stan's rich uncle Ebenezer dies leaving a large estate. But they soon learn that Ebenezer was murdered and all the relatives, including Stan, are suspects. This is the first film where Oliver says "Here's Another 'Nice' Mess You've Gotten Me Into". The phrase is commonly misquoted as "Here's Another 'Fine' Mess You've Gotten Me Into" and has passed into everyday language usage.

Under the Roofs of Paris(1930)

3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola. Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred, grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis.

Blotto(1930)

26min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans.

The Fire Fighters(1930)

7min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Mickey and others are firemen; they slide down an ostrich's neck when the alarm sounds. A squealing cat whose tail Mickey pulls acts as the siren. The nearest hydrant isn't working too well, so Horace Horsecollar takes drinks from a pond and uses that water to put out the fire. Minnie is trapped on an upper floor; Mickey climbs the neighboring building fire escape and uses a clothesline to cross to Minnie's building.

Directed by Burt Gillett

The Barnyard Concert(1930)

6min | Animation
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Mickey leads an 8-piece orchestra (that's counting the bass played by three birds as one) through the most recognizable parts of the Poet and Peasant Overture. The setting, as the title implies, is a barnyard, and some of the instrumentation reflects that (including various animals used as instruments, like a tuned group of piglets whose tails Mickey pulls).

Directed by Walt Disney

Night Owls(1930)

21min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Policeman Edgar Kennedy is told by his chief he better stop a string of burglaries that have been happening on his watch or else he will get the sack. He persuades vagrants Stan and Ollie to rob the chief's house so he can regain his reputation by catching them. The policeman promises to later get the boys off. Things do not go as planned.

The Big House(1930)

1h 27min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

Convicted of manslaughter for a drunken driving accident, Kent Marlowe is sent to prison, where he meets vicious incarcerated figures who are planning an escape from the brutal conditions.

The Love Parade(1930)

3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Juno and the Paycock(1930)

1h 25min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 8 votes)

During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values of are. At the end, they discover they will not receive that inheritance; the family is destroyed and penniless. They must sell their home and start living like vagabonds.

The Shindig(1930)

7min | Animation
2.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Another barn dance. Minnie plays piano; Mickey plays fiddle, then percussion, then harmonica. Mickey dances with the huge Patricia Pig.

Directed by Walt Disney

Abraham Lincoln(1930)

1h 36min | History, Drama
2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

A detailed biographical sketch of the Abraham Lincoln, we see his birth in a log cabin, the tragic death of his first love, Ann Rutledge, his debates with Douglas, his accepting of the presidency, the terrible toll of the Civil War, and finally the tragic assassination at Ford's Theater.

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