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
    1
    Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Judith Allen
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: David Butler
  • 'Neath the Arizona Skies
    2
    John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Yakima Canutt
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Edward Weston
  • Imitation of Life
    3
    Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Douglas Sirk
  • The Star Packer
    4
    John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George "Gabby" Hayes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
  • Little Miss Marker
    5
    Adolphe Menjou, Shirley Temple, Dorothy Dell
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Alexander Hall
  • Randy Rides Alone
    6
    John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George "Gabby" Hayes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Edward Weston
  • The Thin Man
    7
    William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke
  • The Lawless Frontier
    8
    John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George "Gabby" Hayes
    • Released: 1935
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
  • The Trail Beyond
    9
    John Wayne, Noah Beery, Noah Beery
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
  • Stand Up and Cheer!
    10
    Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, Shirley Temple
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
  • Baby Take a Bow
    11
    Shirley Temple, Claire Trevor, James Dunn
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Harry Lachman
  • It Happened One Night
    12
    Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Walter Connolly
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • West of the Divide
    13
    John Wayne, Virginia Brown Faire, Lloyd Whitlock
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
  • Tarzan and His Mate
    14
    Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Cedric Gibbons, Jack Conway
  • The Man from Utah
    15
    John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes, Polly Ann Young
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
  • The Big Idea
    16
    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: William Beaudine
  • Punch Drunks
    17
    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Lou Breslow
  • The Lucky Texan
    18
    John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, George "Gabby" Hayes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
    19
    Peter Lorre, Edna Best, Pierre Fresnay
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Twentieth Century
    20
    John Barrymore, Carol Lombard, Walter Connolly
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Evelyn Prentice
    21
    Myrna Loy, William Powell, Una Merkel
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: William K. Howard
  • It's a Gift
    22
    W.C. Fields, Baby LeRoy, Kathleen Howard
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
  • Cleopatra
    23
    Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
  • Pardon My Pups
    24
    Shirley Temple, Junior Coghlan, Harry Myers
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Charles Lamont
  • Washee Ironee
    25
    Scotty Beckett, George McFarland, Wally Albright
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: James Parrott