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
    Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Judith Allen
    22 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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  • Little Miss Marker
    Adolphe Menjou, Shirley Temple, Dorothy Dell
    19 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
  • Stand Up and Cheer!
    Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, Shirley Temple
    18 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
    At the height of the Depression, a government Department of Amusement is created, and Broadway producer Lawrence Cromwell (Warner Baxter) is appointed as its head. Taxed with raising the spirits of ...more
  • 'Neath the Arizona Skies
    John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Yakima Canutt
    22 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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  • Imitation of Life
    Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee
    28 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Douglas Sirk
    Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's ...more

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  • Baby Take a Bow
    Shirley Temple, Claire Trevor, James Dunn
    16 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Harry Lachman
    Baby Take a Bow is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed by Harry Lachman. The screenplay by Philip Klein and Edward E. Paramore Jr. is based on the play Square Crooks by James P. Judge. Shirley ...more