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Top 100 Classic Movies of the 1930’s

Decade:
RankTitleCastScore
1 . Bringing up Baby (1938)Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett9.98
2 . It Happened One Night (1934)Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns9.08
3 . Top Hat (1935)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes8.71
4 . After the Thin Man (1936)William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi7.78
5 . The Gay Divorcee (1934)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton7.57
6 . Swing Time (1936)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick7.56
7 . The Awful Truth (1937)Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Molly Lamont7.48
8 . The Thin Man (1934)William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton7.45
9 . Gone with the Wind (1939)Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Evelyn Keyes7.42
10 . The Wizard of Oz (1939)Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr7.10
11 . The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains7.02
12 . Another Thin Man (1939)William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger6.75
13 . Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan6.47
14 . Libeled Lady (1936)Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy6.43
15 . Shall We Dance (1937)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore6.29
16 . Frankenstein (1931)Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff6.15
17 . All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Ben Alexander6.13
18 . Follow the Fleet (1936)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard6.10
19 . Bride of Frankenstein (1935)Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger5.88
20 . Grand Hotel (1932)Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery5.86
21 . Holiday (1938)Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton5.83
22 . You Can't Take It With You (1938)Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold5.83
23 . Flying Down to Rio (1933)Dolores del Río, Gene Raymond, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire5.76
24 . My Man Godfrey (1936)William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick5.42
25 . The Lady Vanishes (1938)Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty5.26
26 . Duck Soup (1933)Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx5.18
27 . Roberta (1935)Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott5.18
28 . Stella Dallas (1937)Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil5.15
29 . The Women (1939)Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland5.13
30 . Captain Blood (1935)Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone5.13
31 . Alice Adams (1935)Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable5.12
32 . I'm No Angel (1933)Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold5.09
33 . Stage Door (1937)Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick5.09
34 . She Done Him Wrong (1933)Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland5.06
35 . Gunga Din (1939)Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sam Jaffe5.03
36 . Bachelor Mother (1939)Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson4.97
37 . Animal Crackers (1930)Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx4.93
38 . Annie Oakley (1935)Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen4.93
39 . The Roaring Twenties (1939)James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George4.85
40 . Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander4.82
41 . Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert4.80
42 . Dracula (1931)Béla Lugosi, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Frances Dade4.80
43 . Boys Town (1938)Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton4.78
44 . Carefree (1938)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear4.74
45 . Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold4.74
46 . City Lights (1931)Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers4.71
47 . Golden Boy (1939)Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb4.67
48 . Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)Roy Atwell, Stuart Buchanan, Adriana Caselotti, Pinto Colvig4.60
49 . Stagecoach (1939)Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine4.58
50 . Topper (1937)Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, Billie Burke4.56
51 . Destry Rides Again (1939)Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger4.54
52 . King Kong (1933)Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher4.54
53 . The Petrified Forest (1936)Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Dick Foran, Humphrey Bogart4.54
54 . Babes in Arms (1939)Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee4.45
55 . The Good Earth (1937)Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch4.41
56 . Nothing Sacred (1937)Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly4.41
57 . Union Pacific (1939)Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston4.41
58 . Dinner at Eight (1933)Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow4.36
59 . The Black Cat (1934)Boris Karloff, Béla Lugosi, David Manners, Harry Cording4.34
60 . Baby Face (1933)Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Margaret Lindsay4.33
61 . Jezebel (1938)Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay4.31
62 . The Public Enemy (1931)James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell4.31
63 . Ninotchka (1939)Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Béla Lugosi, Sig Ruman4.29
64 . Camille (1936)Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan4.24
65 . 42nd Street (1933)Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler4.23
66 . A Night at the Opera (1935)Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle4.22
67 . The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan4.22
68 . Anna Karenina (1935)Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan4.20
69 . Captains Courageous (1937)Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas4.17
70 . The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Walter Connolly, Lucien Littlefield4.16
71 . Love Affair (1939)Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lee Bowman4.16
72 . Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin4.12
73 . Modern Times (1936)Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford4.07
74 . The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce4.06
75 . Wuthering Heights (1939)Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson4.04
76 . Night Nurse (1931)Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable4.03
77 . The Mad Miss Manton (1938)Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Stanley Ridges4.02
78 . Twentieth Century (1934)John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns4.01
79 . A Damsel in Distress (1937)Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine3.97
80 . Dark Victory (1939)Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald3.97
81 . A Day at the Races (1937)Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones3.97
82 . Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler3.97
83 . Born to Dance (1936)Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel3.95
84 . Alice in Wonderland (1933)Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper3.92
85 . Footlight Parade (1933)James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell3.92
86 . The 39 Steps (1935)Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle3.91
87 . Little Miss Marker (1934)Adolphe Menjou, Charles Bickford, Shirley Temple, Warren Hymer3.91
88 . The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal3.88
89 . Anna Christie (1930) (1930)Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler3.87
90 . Beau Geste (1939)Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy3.87
91 . Kid Galahad (1937)Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Jane Bryan3.87
92 . The Merry Widow (1934)Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel3.87
93 . Manhattan Melodrama (1934)Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo3.82
94 . Pygmalion (1938)Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr3.82
95 . The Little Princess (1939)Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter3.78
96 . The Mummy (1932)Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Noble Johnson3.77
97 . Wife vs. Secretary (1936)Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, May Robson3.77
98 . The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)Richard Greene, Basil Rathbone, Wendy Barrie, Nigel Bruce3.76
99 . Little Women (1933)Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver3.76
100 . Four Daughters (1938)Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, John Garfield, Frank McHugh3.75

This chart uses a weighted rating based on the average rating per film and the number of votes per film.