The Best Movies of 1930

List of the best movies of 1930, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1930 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 1930. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1930 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1930 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list features All Quiet on the Western Front, Woman Hungry and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1930?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1930?"

1930 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1930. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1930 aren't just one persons opinion.
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  • Men Without Women
    1
    John Wayne, Frank Albertson, Kenneth MacKenna
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • Tom Sawyer
    2
    Jackie Coogan, Jane Darwell, Tully Marshall
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: John Cromwell
  • The Big Trail
    3
    John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Raoul Walsh
  • 5
    Jackie Cooper, George McFarland, Matthew Beard
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Nate Watt, James Parrott
  • The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
    6
    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Lewis R. Foster, James Parrott
  • Hog Wild
    7
    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Granger
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: James Parrott
  • Blotto
    8
    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Baldwin Cooke
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: James Parrott
  • School's Out
    9
    Jackie Cooper, Norman Chaney, Creighton Hale
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
  • Shivering Shakespeare
    10
    Jackie Cooper, Edgar Kennedy, Norman Chaney
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Robert A. McGowan
  • Mickey's Champs
    11
    Mickey Rooney, Billy Barty, Delia Bogard
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Albert Herman
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
    12
    Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Lewis Milestone
  • Danger Lights
    13
    Jean Arthur, Robert Edeson, Robert Armstrong
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: George B. Seitz
  • Captain Thunder
    14
    Victor Varconi, Fay Wray, Charles Judels
    • Released: 1931
    • Directed by: Alan Crosland
  • Hook, Line and Sinker
    15
    Hugh Herbert, Bert Wheeler, Stanley Fields
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Edward F. Cline
  • Soup to Nuts
    16
    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
  • Below Zero
    17
    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: James Parrott
  • Follow Thru
    18
    Thelma Todd, Eugene Pallette, Buddy Rogers
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Lloyd Corrigan
  • Animal Crackers
    19
    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Victor Heerman
  • Anna Christie
    20
    Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Clarence Brown
  • The Blue Angel
    21
    Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Roland Varno
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
  • Morocco
    22
    Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
  • The Big House
    23
    Wallace Beery, Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: George W. Hill
  • Billy the Kid
    24
    Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: King Vidor
  • Night Owls
    25
    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: James Parrott