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
    John Wayne, Frank Albertson, Kenneth MacKenna
    25 votes
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: John Ford
    Men Without Women is an American 1930 drama film directed and written by John Ford, from the script by James Kevin McGuinness. The film also starred Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson, and J. Farrell ...more

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  • The Big Trail
    John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel
    40 votes
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Raoul Walsh
    Upstart fur trapper Breck Coleman (John Wayne) agrees to lead and protect a group of pioneers trying to make their way on the treacherous Oregon Trail. Amid a harrowing series of trials, including an ...more

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  • Tom Sawyer
    Jackie Coogan, Jane Darwell, Tully Marshall
    37 votes
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: John Cromwell
    Tom Sawyer is a 1930 American drama film directed by John Cromwell and starring Jackie Coogan. The screenplay by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt, and Sam Mintz is based on the 1876 novel The ...more
  • Charlie Chan Carries On is the fifth novel in the Charlie Chan series by Earl Derr Biggers.
  • Mickey's Champs

    Mickey's Champs

    Mickey Rooney, Billy Barty, Delia Bogard
    18 votes
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Albert Herman
    Mickey's Champs is a 1930 short film in Larry Darmour's Mickey McGuire series starring a young Mickey Rooney. Directed by Albert Herman, the two-reel short was released to theaters on February 2, ...more
  • The Little Rascals: Collector's Edition III

    The Little Rascals: Collector's Edition III

    Jackie Cooper, George McFarland, Matthew Beard
    26 votes
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Nate Watt, James Parrott