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The Best Movies of 1929

Updated October 7, 2019 2.8k votes 88 voters 3.5k 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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    Bouncing Babies

    Jackie Cooper, Jean Darling

    Released1929

    Directed byRobert F. McGowan

    Bouncing Babies is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced...  more
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    12

    The Hoose-Gow

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

    Released1929

    Directed byJames Parrott

    The Hoose-Gow is a 1929 short film starring Laurel and Hardy, directed by James Parrott and...  more
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    21
    9

    The Karnival Kid

    Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

    Released1929

    Directed byWalt Disney, Ub Iwerks

    Mickey's selling hot dogs at the fair and heckling rival barker Kat Nipp; later, he serenades...  more
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    10

    Boxing Gloves

    Jackie Cooper, Jean Darling
    Boxing Gloves is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert A. McGowan under the...  more
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    Lazy Days

    Jean Darling, Norman Chaney
    Lazy Days is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal...  more
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    16

    Moan and Groan, Inc.

    Jackie Cooper, Edgar Kennedy

    Released1929

    Directed byRobert F. McGowan

    Moan and Groan, Inc. is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan....  more
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    On with the Show

    Ethel Waters, Joe E. Brown

    Released1929

    Directed byAlan Crosland

    On with the Show! is a 1929 American musical film released by Warner Bros. The film is noted...  more
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    16

    Our Modern Maidens

    Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks

    Released1929

    Directed byJack Conway

    Our Modern Maidens is a 1929 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway. Starring Joan...  more
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    Small Talk

    Jean Darling, Harry Spear

    Released1929

    Directed byRobert F. McGowan

    Small Talk is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal...  more
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    16

    Perfect Day

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

    Released1929

    Directed byJames Parrott

    Perfect Day is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy....  more
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    That's My Wife

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

    Released1929

    Directed byLloyd French

    That's My Wife is a 1929 short comedy silent film produced by the Hal Roach Studios and...  more
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    16
    11

    Side Street

    George Raft, Owen Moore

    Released1929

    Directed byMalcolm St. Clair

    Side Street is a 1929 black-and-white talking film featuring the only screen teaming of all...  more
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    Big Business

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

    Released1929

    Directed byLeo McCarey, James W. Horne

    Big Business is a 1929 silent Laurel and Hardy comedy short subject directed by James W. Horne...  more
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    15
    11

    High Voltage

    Carole Lombard, Antonio Sabàto

    Released1929

    Directed byHoward Higgin

    High Voltage is an American film, produced by Pathé Exchange and directed by Howard...  more
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    Bacon Grabbers

    Jean Harlow, Stan Laurel

    Released1929

    Directed byLewis R. Foster

    Bacon Grabbers is a 1929 silent comedy short starring Laurel and Hardy....  more
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    The Love Parade

    Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald

    Released1929

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch

    The Love Parade is a 1929 musical comedy film about the marital difficulties of Queen Louise...  more
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    14
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    The Show of Shows

    John Barrymore, Loretta Young

    Released1929

    Directed byJohn G. Adolfi

    The Show of Shows is a 1929 American musical revue film directed by John G. Adolfi and...  more
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    13

    The Saturday Night Kid

    Jean Harlow, Jean Arthur

    Released1929

    Directed byA. Edward Sutherland

    The Saturday Night Kid is an early talking romantic comedy film about two sisters and the man...  more
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    14
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    Bulldog Drummond

    Joan Bennett, Ronald Colman

    Released1929

    Directed byF. Richard Jones

    Bulldog Drummond is a crime film in which Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond helps a beautiful young...  more
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    The Last Performance

    Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin

    Released1929

    Directed byPaul Fejos

    The Last Performance was the last American silent film featuring Conrad Veidt before he...  more
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    Coquette

    Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown

    Released1929

    Directed bySam Taylor

    Coquette is an American drama film starring Mary Pickford....  more
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    13
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    The Lost Zeppelin

    Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Valli

    Released1929

    Directed byEdward Sloman

    The Lost Zeppelin is a 1929 adventure film written by Frances Hyland, Charles Kenyon and Jack...  more
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    14
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    Angora Love

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

    Released1929

    Directed byLewis R. Foster

    Angora Love is the final silent film made by Laurel and Hardy, released on December 14, 1929....  more
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    The Lady Lies

    Claudette Colbert, Walter Huston

    Released1929

    Directed byHobart Henley, Hobert Henley

    The Lady Lies is a 1929 film directed by Hobert Henley, and starring Walter Huston, Claudette...  more
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    Show Boat

    Joseph Schildkraut, Alma Rubens

    Released1929

    Directed byHarry A. Pollard

    Show Boat is a 1929 American romantic drama film based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber....  more