The Best Movies of 1934

List of the best movies of 1934, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1934 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 1934. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1934 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1934 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List ranges from It Happened One Night to Hollywood Party and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1934?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1934?"

1934 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1934. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1934 aren't just one persons opinion.
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  • Bright Eyes
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    Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Judith Allen
    20 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: David Butler
    Having lost her father to a plane crash, 5-year-old Shirley (Shirley Temple) and her mother, Mary (Lois Wilson), live with the Smythe family, for whom Mary serves as a domestic. With the exception of ...more

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  • 'Neath the Arizona Skies
    2
    John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Yakima Canutt
    20 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Edward Weston
    Nina (Shirley Jean Rickert), a young half-Native American girl whose mother has recently died, must find her white father in order to claim her hefty inheritance. Of course, a defenseless heiress ...more

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  • Randy Rides Alone
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    John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George "Gabby" Hayes
    19 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Edward Weston
    Undercover government agent Randy Bowers (John Wayne) rides into a small town, happening upon a saloon that's just been shot up. Wary of the newcomer, the sheriff (Earle Dwire) arrests Randy for the ...more

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  • West of the Divide
    4
    John Wayne, Virginia Brown Faire, Lloyd Whitlock
    13 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
    Cowpoke Ted Hayden (John Wayne) infiltrates a band of outlaws in order to get close to their ringleader, Mr. Gentry (Lloyd Whitlock) -- the man who murdered his father. Joining Hayden on his mission ...more

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  • The Star Packer
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    John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George "Gabby" Hayes
    18 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
    Loner U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne) foils the hold-up of a stagecoach, rescuing young woman Anita Matlock (Verna Hillie) from the clutches of the crooks and helping her back to town. But ...more

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  • Little Miss Marker
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    Adolphe Menjou, Shirley Temple, Dorothy Dell
    18 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Alexander Hall
    Young Marthy "Marky" Jane (Shirley Temple) is left by her father as a makeshift marker for his $20 bet, but when he commits suicide, the little girl finds herself in the custody of his bookie, ...more