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All Quiet on the Western Front

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.

Release On: 29th - April - 1930

Vote Count: 491
Vote Average: 7.8/10

Der blaue Engel

Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette -- whose job is to entice men -- proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

Release On: 1st - April - 1930

Vote Count: 208
Vote Average: 7.4/10

L'Âge d'Or

The film consists of a series of tightly interlinked vignettes, the most sustained of which details the story of a man and a woman who are passionately in love. Their attempts to consummate their passion are constantly thwarted, by their families, by the Church and bourgeois society in general.

Release On: 28th - October - 1930

Vote Count: 192
Vote Average: 6.9/10


When a woman is convicted of murder, one of the jurors selected to serve on the murder-trial jury believes the accused, an aspiring actress, is innocent of the crime and takes it upon himself to apprehend the real killer.

Release On: 31st - July - 1930

Vote Count: 88
Vote Average: 5.8/10


The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. But Tom must leave on a perilous mission: is it too late for them?

Release On: 14th - November - 1930

Vote Count: 89
Vote Average: 6.6/10

The Big Trail

Young scout Breck Coleman leads a wagon train along the dangerous trail to Oregon as he tries to get the affection of the beautiful pioneer Ruth Cameron and plans his revenge on the harsh scoundrels who murdered a friend of his in the past.

Release On: 1st - November - 1930

Vote Count: 69
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Animal Crackers

The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse when a valuable painting goes missing. The intrepid Captain Spaulding attempts to solve the crime with the help of his silly secretary Horatio Jamison, while sparring with the anarchic Signor Emanuel Ravelli and his nutty sidekick The Professor.

Release On: 28th - August - 1930

Vote Count: 152
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Menschen am Sonntag

A semi-documentary experimental 1930 German silent film created by amateurs with a small budget. With authentic scenes of the metropolis city of Berlin, it's the first film from the later famous screenwriters/directors Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnemann.

Release On: 4th - February - 1930

Vote Count: 64
Vote Average: 7.3/10

City Girl

A waitress from Chicago falls in love with a man from rural Minnesota and marries him, with the intent of living a better life - but life on the farm has its own challenges.

Release On: 16th - February - 1930

Vote Count: 57
Vote Average: 7.4/10


In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Release On: 8th - April - 1930

Vote Count: 82
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Hell's Angels

In this aerial spectacle, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps when World War I breaks out.

Release On: 15th - November - 1930

Vote Count: 53
Vote Average: 6.6/10

À propos de Nice

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Côte d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Release On: 28th - May - 1930

Vote Count: 95
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Juno and the Paycock

During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life, forgetting what the most important values of life really are. At the end, they discover they will not receive that inheritance; the family is destroyed and penniless. They must sell their home and start living like vagabonds.

Release On: 29th - June - 1930

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 4.5/10

Hog Wild

Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Release On: 31st - May - 1930

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 7.1/10

The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case

The boys think their days of fishing to feed themselves have come to an end, when Stan's rich uncle Ebenezer dies leaving a large estate. But they soon learn that Ebenezer was murdered and all the relatives, including Stan, are suspects.

Release On: 8th - August - 1930

Vote Count: 33
Vote Average: 6.9/10


Stanley and Oliver are trying to spend a relaxing night at home playing checkers, but the antics of their mischievous sons keep interrupting their recreation.

Release On: 22nd - March - 1930

Vote Count: 42
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Sous les toits de Paris

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola. Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred, grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis.

Release On: 2nd - January - 1930

Vote Count: 37
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Night Owls

Policeman Edgar Kennedy is told by his chief he better stop a string of burglaries that have been happening on his watch or else he will get the sack. He persuades vagrants Stan and Ollie to rob the chief's house so he can regain his reputation by catching them. The policeman promises to later get the boys off. Things do not go as planned.

Release On: 4th - January - 1930

Vote Count: 28
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie

A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills their lives as the attacks on and from the French army ebb and flow. One of the men, Karl, goes home on leave only to discover the degradation forced on his family by wartime poverty. He returns to the lines in time to face an enormous attack by French tanks.

Release On: 23rd - May - 1930

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 6.6/10

The Dawn Patrol

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but he soon is promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Release On: 10th - July - 1930

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 6.6/10