film The Best '30s Romantic Comedies  

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Love stories are some of the oldest stories told. For proof, look no further than Hollywood in the 1930s. This was truly the golden age of cinema in the United States, and many beloved romantic comedies were produced in this era. Some of the best '30s romantic comedies were inspired by plays, while others featured lavish musical numbers. A number of the greatest '30s romantic comedies made their stars household names.

What film should top this list of the greatest '30s romantic comedies? Maybe the honors should go to City Lights, starring Charlie Chaplin. Cinema was transitioning into talkies, but Chaplin preferred to remain silent for this classic movie. Lucille Ball may be best known for starring in I Love Lucy, but she also captivated moviegoers with a small part in the 1935 film Top Hat. Frank Capra's You Can't Take It with You has charmed audiences for decades with its screwball take on love and family. Other great movies that are featured on this top '30s romantic comedies list include My Man Godfrey and Trouble in Paradise.

Which 1930s romantic comedy is the best? Share your opinion by giving your favorite films a thumbs up and add any great movies that are missing.

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It Happened One Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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City Lights is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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My Man Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Ninotchka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Trouble in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Bringing Up Baby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies
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You Can't Take It With You is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Shall We Dance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Pygmalion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Top Hat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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The Lady Vanishes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Holiday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Platinum Blonde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Design for Living is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Love Me Tonight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Nothing Sacred is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Jewel Robbery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Movie Crazy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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A Damsel in Distress is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Sylvia Scarlett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Twentieth Century is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Vivacious Lady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Theodora Goes Wild is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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The Merry Widow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Midnight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Easy Living is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Blonde Crazy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Bachelor Mother is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Made for Each Other is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies

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Love Finds Andy Hardy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '30s Romantic Comedies