r/Criterion's Best Films of the 1930s

Initially, this was intended to be a Top 100 List, but we did not receive enough votes, so I just included every film which received 2 or more votes from users. If you want to see every film that people voted for, as well as the number of votes each film received, here is a spreadsheet with that info.

If you want to submit to the best films of the 1940's list, click here.

Thank you everyone who submitted to this list, and I hope everyone who sees this submits to the 40's list. The more votes, the better!

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    1

  • City Lights

    2

  • Modern Times

    3

  • The Wizard of Oz

    4

  • Stagecoach

    5

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    6

  • Gone with the Wind

    7

  • It Happened One Night

    8

  • Freaks

    9

  • King Kong

    10

  • Grand Illusion

    11

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    12

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    13

  • The 39 Steps

    14

  • Bringing Up Baby

    15

  • Duck Soup

    16

  • Vampyr

    17

  • The Invisible Man

    18

  • Frankenstein

    19

  • A Night at the Opera

    20

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    21

  • The Rules of the Game

    22

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    23

  • L'Âge d'Or

    24

  • Dracula

    25

  • The Lady Vanishes

    26

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    27

  • Scarface

    28

  • L'Atalante

    29

  • Humanity and Paper Balloons

    30

  • My Man Godfrey

    31

  • Angel

    32

  • Grand Hotel

    33

  • Ninotchka

    34

  • The Only Son

    35

  • Secret of the Blue Room

    36

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    37

  • Swing Time

    38

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    39

  • The Thin Man

    40

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    41

  • An Inn in Tokyo

    42

  • Animal Crackers

    43

  • Design for Living

    44

  • Earth

    45

  • Holiday

    46

  • I Was Born, But...

    47

  • Island of Lost Souls

    48

  • The Merry Widow

    49

  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    50

  • Mr. Thank You

    51

  • À propos de Nice

    52

  • Pygmalion

    53

  • Sisters of the Gion

    54

  • Trouble in Paradise

    55

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    56

  • 42nd Street

    57