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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

95.001

1930s

Film

Carl Koch
Jean Renoir

1939-07-07

96

1930s

Film

Edgar Allan Woolf
Florence Ryerson
Noel Langley

1939-08-25

97

1930s

Film

Sidney Buchman

1939-10-17

98

1930s

Film

Jerry Wald
Richard Macaulay
Robert Rossen

1939-10-23

99

1930s

Film

Lynn Starling
Walter de Leon

1939-11-10

100

1930s

Film

Robert N. Lee

1939-11-17

101

1930s

Film

Sidney Howard

1939-12-15

102

1930s

Film

Cal Howard
Dan Gordon
Edmond Seward
Isadore Sparber
Tedd Pierce

1939-12-22

103

1930s

Film

Gertrude Purcell
Henry Myers

1939-12-29

104

1930s

Film

Bruno Frank
Sonya Levien

1939-12-29

105

1930s

Film

Eugene Solow

1939-12-30

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