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Dive into the history of film with this unique look at the best 1930s films of all time. Need something to watch this weekend?

What’s on this Best 1930s Films Timeline?

This timeline assembles all of the best films of the 1930s, based on a few criteria. Namely, we include films that have had a lasting impact, were critically acclaimed, or hugely popular at the time. This includes all the films that won Best Picture at the Oscars.

The 1930s brought us some major classics, including big ones like Gone with the Wind, the Wizard of Oz, the Universal Monster movies, King Kong, and the first full-length animated movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Needless to say, it’s a decade that cemented film in our culture forever.

We hope you enjoy this dive into film history. Film historians should enjoy this compilation of influencial, popular, and critically acclaimed films. Enjoy! As always, if you see something you think we should add or change, give us a shout out in the comment section below. And if you liked this timeline, you might like want to continue with our best 1940s films timeline.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

60

1930s

Film

Arthur Sheekman
Bert Kalmar
Harry Ruby
Nat Perrin

1933-11-17

61

1930s

Film

Robert Riskin

1934-02-22

62

1930s

Film

Ben Hecht

1934-04-10

63

1930s

Film

Béla Balázs
Carl Mayer

1934-05-08

64

1930s

Film

Albert Hackett
Frances Goodrich

1934-05-25

64.001

1930s

Film

Charles Bennett
D. B. Wyndham-Lewis
Edwin Greenwood

1934-12-01

64.002

1930s

Film

David Butler
Edwin Burke

1934-12-28

64.003

1930s

Film

William M. Conselman

1935-02-22

65

1930s

Film

Eberhard Taubert
Leni Riefenstahl
Walter Ruttmann

1935-03-28

66

1930s

Film

William Hurlbut

1935-04-20

67

1930s

Film

Dudley Nichols

1935-05-09

68

1930s

Film

Aben Kandel
Edmund Pearson
Harvey Gates
James Mulhauser
John Colton

1935-05-13

68.001

1930s

Film

Arthur J. Beckhard
Patterson McNutt

1935-07-26

69

1930s

Film

Charles Bennett
Ian Hay

1935-08-02

70

1930s

Film

Clemence Dane
S. N. Behrman
Salka Viertel

1935-08-30

71

1930s

Film

Carey Wilson
Jules Furthman
Talbot Jennings

1935-11-08

72

1930s

Film

George S. Kaufman
Morrie Ryskind

1935-11-15

72.001

1930s

Film

Edwin J. Burke
Harry Tugend

1935-11-22

73

1930s

Film

Casey Robinson

1935-12-28

74

1930s

Film

Charlie Chaplin

1936-02-05

74.001

1930s

Film

Ella O’Neill
Frederick Stephani
George H. Plympton

1936-04-06

75

1930s

Film

Edwin Justus Mayer
Samuel Hoffenstein
Waldemar Young

1936-04-11

76

1930s

Film

Robert Riskin

1936-04-16

76.001

1930s

Film

Gladys Lehman
Harry Tugend
Sam Hellman

1936-04-24

77

1930s

Film

Bartlett Cormack
Fritz Lang

1936-06-05

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