The 1,000 Best Films of all Times

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The 1930's:

(In chronological order)


Lewis Milestone: All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Josef von Sternberg: Morocco (1930)
Josef von Sternberg: Das Blaue Engel/ The Blue Angel (1930)
Mervyn LeRoy: Little Caesar (1930)
Victor Heerman (Marx Brothers): Animal Crackers (1930)
Alexander Dovzhenko: Zemlja/ Earth (1930)
Luis Bunuel: L'Age d'Or (1930)
Alexander Korda (Marcel Pagnol): Marius(1931)
Carl Theodor Dreyer: Vampyr (1931)
Fritz Lang: M (1931)
Jean Renoir: La Chienne (1931)
Lewis Milestone: Front Page (1931)
Rene` Clair: Le Million (1931)
Charles Chaplin: City Lights (1931)
Mervyn LeRoy: Five Star Final (1931)
Tod Browning: Dracula (1931)
James Whale: Frankenstein (1931)
William Wellman: The Public Enemy (1931)
Norman McLeod (Marx Brothers): Monkey Business (1931)
John Stahl: Back Street (1932)
Ernest Schoedsack: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Mario Camerini: Gli Uomini che Mascalzoni (1932)
Norman McLeod (Marx Brothers): Horse Feathers (1932)
Josef von Sternberg: Shangai Express (1932)
Woodbridge Van Dyke: Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Slatan Dudow: Kuhle Wampe (1932)
Karl Freund: The Mummy (1932)
Mervyn LeRoy: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)
Howard Hawks: Scarface (1932)
Tod Browning: Freaks (1932)
Ernst Lubitsch: Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Fritz Lang: Das Testament des Dr Mabuse/ Crime of Dr Mabuse (1932)
Jean Renoir: Boudou Sauve` des Eaux/ Boudou Saved from the Waters (1932)
Marc Allegret (Marcel Pagnol): Fanny(1932)
Rene` Clair: A Nous La Liberte` (1932)
Yasujiro Ozu: Umarate Wa Mita Keredo/ I Was Born But (1932)
Alexander Korda: The Private Life of Henry VIII(1933)
Yasujiro Ozu: Dekigokoro/ Passing Fancy (1933)
Lewis Milestone: Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
Mervyn LeRoy: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Frank Capra: Lady for a Day (1933)
Frank Borzage: Man's Castle (1933)
James Whale: The Invisible Man (1933)
Leo McCarey (Marx Brothers): Duck Soup (1933)
Lloyd Bacon: 42nd Street (1933)
Ernest Schoedsack: King Kong (1933)
Jean Vigo: Zero For Conduct (1933)
William Seiter (Laurel & Hardy): Sons of the Desert (1933)
Busby Berkeley: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Frank Capra: It Happened One Night (1934)
Robert Flaherty: The Man Of Aran (1934)
Josef von Sternberg: Scarlet Empress (1934)
Jean Vigo: Atalante(1934)
Woodbridge Van Dyke: The Thin Man (1934)
Edgar Ulmer: Black Cat (1934)
Yasujiro Ozu: Ukigusa Monogatari/ Floating Weeds (1934)
Jean Renoir: Toni (1935)
Jacques Feyder: Kermesse Eroique (1935)
Henry Hathaway: Peter Ibbetson (1935)
George Cukor: Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
Leo McCarey: Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Frank Lloyd: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Alfred Hitchcock: The Thirty-Nine Steps/ Il Club dei Trentanove (1935)
Mark Sandrich: Top Hat (1935)
James Whale: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Sam Wood (Marx Brothers): A Night at the Opera (1935)

Mario Camerini: Daro` un Milione (1935)
Kenji Mizoguchi: Gion Na Shimai/ Sisters of Gion (1936)
Yasujiro Ozu: Hitori Musuko/ The Only Son (1936)
Sam Wood (Marx Brothers): A Day At The Races (1936) Harry Lachman (Laurel & Hardy): Our Relations (1936)

James Horne (Laurel & Hardy): The Bohemian Girl (1936)
Charles Chaplin: Modern Times (1936)
Gregory LaCava: My Man Godfrey (1936)
Fritz Lang: Fury (1936)
Julien Duvivier: La Belle Equipe (1936)
Marcel Pagnol: Cesar (1936)
Fritz Lang: You Only Live Once (1937)
James Horne (Laurel & Hardy): Way Out West(1937)
Jean Renoir: La Grande Illusion (1937)
Julien Duvivier: Pepe` le Moko (1937)
Mervyn LeRoy: They Won't Forget (1937)
Julien Duvivier: Un Carnet de Bal (1937)
William Wellman: Nothing Sacred (1937)
Leo McCarey: The Awful Truth (1937)
Mario Camerini: Il Signor Max (1937)
David Hand (Walt Disney): Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
John Blystone (Laurel & Hardy): Block-heads (1938)
Michael Curtiz: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Howard Hawks: Bringing Up Baby (1938)
William Wyler: Jezebel (1938)
Alfred Hitchcock: The Lady Vanishes/ La Signora Scompare(1938)
Marcel Carne`: Quai de Brume/ Harbor in the Fog (1938)
Michael Curtiz: Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Sergei Eisenstein: Aleksandr Nevskii (1938)
Howard Hawks: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Raoul Walsh: Roaring Twenties (1939)
George Marshall: Destry Rides Again (1939)
Victor Fleming: Gone With The Wind (1939)
Jean Renoir: La Regle du Jeu/ The Rules of the Game (1939)
Frank Capra: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Ernst Lubitsch: Ninotchka (1939)
John Ford: Stagecoach (1939)
Victor Fleming: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
William Wyler: Wuthering Heights (1939)
George Stevens: Gunga Din (1939)
Kenji Mizoguchi: Zangiku Monogatari/ Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)

The Best of the Decade
  1. Charles Chaplin: Modern Times
  2. Josef von Sternberg: Das Blaue Engel/ The Blue Angel
  3. Howard Hawks: Bringing Up Baby
  4. Fritz Lang: M
  5. Jean Renoir: La Grande Illusion
  6. John Ford: Stagecoach
  7. Sergei Eisenstein: Aleksandr Nevskii
  8. Leo McCarey (Marx Brothers): Duck Soup
  9. Frank Capra: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  10. Fritz Lang: Das Testament des Dr Mabuse/ Crime of Dr Mabuse (1932)
  11. Kenji Mizoguchi: Zangiku Monogatari/ Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  12. Alexander Dovzhenko: Zemlja/ Earth
  13. Fritz Lang: Fury
  14. Lewis Milestone: Front Page
  15. Charles Chaplin: City Lights
  16. Frank Capra: Lady for a Day
  17. Yasujiro Ozu: Ukigusa Monogatari/ Floating Weeds
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The Best of 1930
  1. Josef von Sternberg: Das Blaue Engel/ The Blue Angel
  2. Alexander Dovzhenko: Zemlja/ Earth
  3. Luis Bunuel: L'Age d'Or
  4. Lewis Milestone: All Quiet On The Western Front
  5. Mervyn LeRoy: Little Caesar
The Best of 1931
  1. Fritz Lang: M
  2. Lewis Milestone: Front Page
  3. Charles Chaplin: City Lights
  4. Carl Theodor Dreyer: Vampyr
  5. Jean Renoir: La Chienne
The Best of 1932
  1. Fritz Lang: Das Testament des Dr Mabuse/ Crime of Dr Mabuse
  2. Howard Hawks: Scarface
  3. Tod Browning: Freaks
  4. Mervyn LeRoy: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang
  5. Ernst Lubitsch: Trouble in Paradise
The Best of 1933
  1. Leo McCarey (Marx Brothers): Duck Soup
  2. Frank Capra: Lady for a Day
  3. Ernest Schoedsack: King Kong
  4. Jean Vigo: Zero For Conduct
  5. Lewis Milestone: Hallelujah I'm a Bum
  6. Mervyn LeRoy: Gold Diggers of 1933
The Best of 1934
  1. Yasujiro Ozu: Ukigusa Monogatari/ Floating Weeds
  2. Frank Capra: It Happened One Night
  3. Josef von Sternberg: Scarlet Empress
  4. Edgar Ulmer: Black Cat
  5. Woodbridge Van Dyke: The Thin Man
The Best of 1935
  1. Sam Wood (Marx Brothers): A Night at the Opera
  2. James Whale: Bride of Frankenstein
  3. George Cukor: Sylvia Scarlett
  4. Alfred Hitchcock: The Thirty-Nine Steps/ Il Club dei Trentanove
  5. Jean Renoir: Toni
The Best of 1936
  1. Charles Chaplin: Modern Times
  2. Fritz Lang: Fury
  3. Kenji Mizoguchi: Gion Na Shimai/ Sisters of Gion
  4. James Horne (Laurel & Hardy): The Bohemian Girl
  5. Sam Wood (Marx Brothers): A Day At The Races
The Best of 1937
  1. Jean Renoir: La Grande Illusion
  2. Fritz Lang: You Only Live Once
  3. Julien Duvivier: Pepe` le Moko
  4. Mario Camerini: Il Signor Max
  5. Leo McCarey: The Awful Truth
The Best of 1938
  1. Howard Hawks: Bringing Up Baby
  2. Sergei Eisenstein: Aleksandr Nevskii
  3. Marcel Carne`: Quai de Brume/ Harbor in the Fog
  4. Michael Curtiz: Angels with Dirty Faces
The Best of 1939
  1. John Ford: Stagecoach
  2. Frank Capra: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  3. Kenji Mizoguchi: Zangiku Monogatari/ Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  4. Ernst Lubitsch: Ninotchka
  5. Raoul Walsh: Roaring Twenties
  6. Jean Renoir: La Regle du Jeu/ The Rules of the Game
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