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The Best Movies of 1929

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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  • 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.
  • 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
  • The Hoose-Gow is a 1929 short film starring Laurel and Hardy, directed by James Parrott and produced by Hal Roach.
  • 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 released.
  • 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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September ...more
  • A blizzard forces a busload of passengers to seek refuge in an abandoned church. The group includes Billie (Carole Lombard), a young woman being taken to prison, and her police escort, Detective Dan ...more
  • 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 be ...more
  • 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 to ...more
  • Perfect Day is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy.
  • Jerry (Sam Hardy) is at the end of his rope. His Broadway-bound musical is suffering from numerous setbacks during trial performances in New Jersey. Jerry must deal with temperamental leading lady ...more
  • Mickey owns and performs at his own theatre, going in drag as a harem girl, in a derby as a Hasidic Jew, and finally in a wig as a fancy pianist.
  • The Lost Zeppelin is a 1929 adventure film written by Frances Hyland, Charles Kenyon and Jack Natteford and directed by Edward Sloman.
  • Bacon Grabbers is a 1929 silent comedy short starring Laurel and Hardy.
  • 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 Harlow. ...more
  • Alibi
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    Shortly after mobster Chick Williams (Chester Morris) rejoins his gang once released from jail, a policeman is murdered during a warehouse robbery. Chick becomes a main suspect in the case. ...more
  • 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 King of ...more
  • The Shakedown is a 1929 action/comedy/sports drama film, directed by William Wyler. The film starred James Murray, Barbara Kent and Jack Hanlon. Considered a part-talkie, this film was released in ...more
  • The Million Dollar Collar is a 1929 crime film written by Robert Lord and James A. Starr and directed by D. Ross Lederman.
  • Untamed is a 1929 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama/comedy/romance motion picture starring Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery. Others in the cast include Ernest Torrence, Holmes Herbert, Gwen Lee, and Lloyd ...more
  • Irene (Greta Garbo) is stuck in a passionless marriage with her husband, Charles Guarry (Anders Randolf). She strays and falls for lawyer André Dubail (Conrad Nagel), but their secret relationship ...more
  • The Hole in the Wall is a 1929 film directed by Robert Florey, and starring Claudette Colbert and Edward G. Robinson. This film marks the first appearance of Edward G. Robinson as a gangster.
  • 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
  • Mickey wants to take Minnie to a dance, but Pete's flashy car beats Mickey's horse-drawn wagon as her transportation of choice. At the dance, Mickey uses some balloons to make himself light on his ...more
  • Salute
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    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, and of ...more
  • 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