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The Best Movies of 1929 

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Updated October 7, 2019 2.3k votes 84 voters 3.3k views

List of the best movies of 1929, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1929 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1929. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1929 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1929 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Movies on this list include The Cocoanuts and A Farewell to Arms.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1929?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1929?"

1929 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1929. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1929 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Jackie Cooper, Jean Darling, Harry Spear

Released: 1929

Directed by: Robert F. McGowan

Bouncing Babies is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was the 92nd Our Gang short to be ...more
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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Released: 1929

Directed by: James Parrott

The Hoose-Gow is a 1929 short film starring Laurel and Hardy, directed by James Parrott and produced by Hal Roach.
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Jackie Cooper, Jean Darling, Norman Chaney
Boxing Gloves is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert A. McGowan under the pseudonym "Anthony Mack". Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by ...more
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Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Released: 1929

Directed by: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks

Mickey's selling hot dogs at the fair and heckling rival barker Kat Nipp; later, he serenades "shimmy dancer" Minnie with the help of two rowdy cat pals.
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Jean Darling, Norman Chaney, Harry Spear
Lazy Days is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was the 89th Our Gang short to be
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Jean Harlow, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Released: 1929

Directed by: Lewis R. Foster

Bacon Grabbers is a 1929 silent comedy short starring Laurel and Hardy.
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Jackie Cooper, Edgar Kennedy, Norman Chaney

Released: 1929

Directed by: Robert F. McGowan

Moan and Groan, Inc. is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was the 94th Our Gang short to ...more
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Ethel Waters, Joe E. Brown, Arthur Lake

Released: 1929

Directed by: Alan Crosland

On with the Show! is a 1929 American musical film released by Warner Bros. The film is noted as the first ever all-talking, all-color feature length movie, and the second color movie released by ...more
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Jean Darling, Harry Spear, Allen Hoskins

Released: 1929

Directed by: Robert F. McGowan

Small Talk is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was the 86th entry in the Our Gang series ...more
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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy

Released: 1929

Directed by: James Parrott

Perfect Day is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy.
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Jean Harlow, Jean Arthur, Clara Bow

Released: 1929

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

The Saturday Night Kid is an early talking romantic comedy film about two sisters and the man they both want. It stars Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, James Hall, and in her first credited role, Jean ...more
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Janet Gaynor, Jackie Cooper, El Brendel

Released: 1929

Directed by: David Butler

Sunny Side Up is a Fox Movietone movie musical starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, with original songs, story, and dialogue by B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson. The romantic ...more
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Carole Lombard, Antonio Sabàto, Jr.

Released: 1929

Directed by: Howard Higgin

High Voltage is an American film, produced by Pathé Exchange and directed by Howard Higgin. The film stars William Boyd, Diane Ellis, Owen Moore, Phillips Smalley, Billy Bevan and Carole ...more
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Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Valli, Ervin Nyiregyházi

Released: 1929

Directed by: Edward Sloman

The Lost Zeppelin is a 1929 adventure film written by Frances Hyland, Charles Kenyon and Jack Natteford and directed by Edward Sloman.
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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd

Released: 1929

Directed by: Lewis R. Foster, Hal Roach

Unaccustomed As We Are is the first sound comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy released on May 4, 1929.
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Regis Toomey, Chester Morris, Mae Busch

Released: 1929

Directed by: Roland West

Alibi is a 1929 American crime film directed by Roland West. The screenplay was written by West and C. Gardner Sullivan, who adapted the 1927 Broadway stage play, Nightstick, written by Elaine ...more
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Jean Harlow, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Released: 1929

Directed by: Lewis R. Foster

Double Whoopee is a 1929 Hal Roach Studios silent short comedy starring Laurel and Hardy. It was shot during February 1929 and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on May 18 of that year.
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John Wayne, Helen Chandler, George O'Brien

Released: 1929

Directed by: John Ford, David Butler

Salute is a motion picture directed by John Ford, starring George O’Brien, Helen Chandler, William Janney, Stepin Fetchit, and Frank Albertson about the football rivalry of the Army–Navy Game, ...more
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Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall

Released: 1929

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg, William Wyler

Thunderbolt is a 1929 proto-noir film which tells the story of a criminal, facing execution, who wants to kill the man in the next cell for being in love with his girlfriend. It stars George ...more
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Joe Brown, Edmund Lowe, Warner Baxter

Released: 1928

Directed by: Raoul Walsh, Irving Cummings

In Old Arizona is a 1929 American Western film directed by Irving Cummings and Raoul Walsh, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film, which was based on the character ...more
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George Raft, Nick Lucas, Winnie Lightner

Released: 1929

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Gold Diggers of Broadway is a 1929 Warner Bros. comedy/musical film which is historically important as the second two-strip Technicolor all-talking feature length movie. Gold Diggers of Broadway ...more
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Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone

Released: 1929

Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Their Own Desire is a 1929 American romantic drama film starring Norma Shearer, Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery, and Helene Millard. The film was adapted by James Forbes and ...more
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Myrna Loy, John Boles, Louise Fazenda

Released: 1929

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

The Desert Song is a 1929 American operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Carlotta King and Myrna Loy. It was photographed partly in two-color Technicolor, the first ...more
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Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton, Jack Benny

Released: 1929

Directed by: Charles Reisner

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 is a 1929 American musical-comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was the studio's second feature-length musical, and one of the earliest ventures into the ...more
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John Wayne, Myrna Loy, Randolph Scott

Released: 1929

Directed by: John Ford

The Black Watch is a 1929 American adventure epic film directed by John Ford and starring Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, and David Torrence. Written by James Kevin McGuinness based on the novel ...more