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Entertainment The Best Movies of 1929  

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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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Louise Brooks, Francis Lederer, Fritz Kortner
Pandora's Box is a 1929 German silent melodrama film based on Frank Wedekind's plays Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora. Directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst, the film stars ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall
Men O' War is the third sound film starring Laurel and Hardy, released on June 29, 1929.

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Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx
The Cocoanuts is the Marx Brothers' first feature-length film. Produced for Paramount Pictures by Walter Wanger, who is not credited, the musical comedy stars the four Marx Brothers, Oscar Shaw, ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin
That's My Wife is a 1929 short comedy silent film produced by the Hal Roach Studios and starring Laurel and Hardy. It was shot in December 1928 and released March 23, 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin
They Go Boom is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy.

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Bessie Love, William Demarest, James Burrows
The Broadway Melody, also known as The Broadway Melody of 1929, is a 1929 American musical film and the first sound film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It was one of the first ...more

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Jean Harlow, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Bacon Grabbers is a 1929 silent comedy short starring Laurel and Hardy.

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Jean Harlow, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Liberty is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy as escaped convicts who, while trying to change pants, wind up on a skyscraper in construction.

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Lyle Tayo
Big Business is a 1929 silent Laurel and Hardy comedy short subject directed by James W. Horne and supervised by Leo McCarey from a McCarey and H. M. Walker script. The film was deemed ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin
Wrong Again is a 1929 two-reel comedy silent film starring Laurel and Hardy. It was shot in October and November 1928, and released February 23, 1929, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Although it is a ...more

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Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton, Jack Benny
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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Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray
Sally is the third all talking all-color feature movie ever made. It was photographed in the Technicolor process. Sally was also the sixth feature movie to contain color that had been released ...more

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Ethel Waters, Joe E. Brown, Arthur Lake
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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George Raft, Nick Lucas, Winnie Lightner
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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Irving Berlin, Johnny Weissmuller, Eddie Cantor
Glorifying the American Girl is a 1929 musical comedy film produced by Florenz Ziegfeld that highlights Ziegfeld Follies performers. The last third of the film is basically a Follies production, ...more

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Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Luis Buñuel, Simone Mareuil
UN CHIEN ANDALOU consists of sixteen minutes of bizarre and surreal images that may or may not mean anything. In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open, juxtaposed with a cloud ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy
Perfect Day is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy.

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Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier
The Love Parade is a 1929 musical comedy film about the marital difficulties of Queen Louise of Sylvania and her consort, Count Alfred Renard. Despite his love for Louise and his promise to be ...more

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Joan Bennett, George Arliss, David Torrence
Disraeli is a 1929 American historical film directed by Alfred E. Green, released by Warner Brothers, and adapted by Julien Josephson and De Leon Anthony from the 1911 play Disraeli by Louis N. ...more

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Joseph Schildkraut, Alma Rubens, Laura La Plante
Show Boat is a 1929 American romantic drama film based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber. It is not, as has been often claimed, based on the Kern-Hammerstein stage musical, although the film ...more

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Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown, Louise Beavers
Coquette is an American drama film starring Mary Pickford.

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Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone
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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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy
Angora Love is the final silent film made by Laurel and Hardy, released on December 14, 1929.

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Claudette Colbert, Walter Huston, Charlie Ruggles
The Lady Lies is a 1929 film directed by Hobert Henley, and starring Walter Huston, Claudette Colbert and Charles Ruggles.

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Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler
Rio Rita is a 1929 RKO Pictures musical comedy starring Bebe Daniels and John Boles along with the comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey. The film is based on the 1927 stage musical produced by ...more