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 "I love that two people independent of one another gave Claire Trevor an extra star simply for being Claire Trevor." - Glenn

"Interesting to see the take of young people on these movies." - Les

"That was fascinating. I love the thoughts on Executive Suite, post-post-WWII and the "benevolent patriarch." " - B.D.

 

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FAVORITE FILMS BY YEAR
So much of what I've seen from this decade I watched when I was really young and falling in love with the movies. If it's under "have also seen" but not in the top tens (in progress) that means I barely remember it, must revisit, or I just don't love it. If it's in "queued" I'm intending to...

Full top ten lists will eventually follow, usually after we've focused on the year for some blog project or another.

 

 

1930
alphabetically
All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone)
The Blue Angel  (Josef Von Sterberg)
Min & Bill
(George W Hill)

1931
alphabetically
Dracula (Tod Browning)
M (Fritz Lang)
Le Million (Rene Clair)
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau) 

1932
alphabetically
Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding)
The Most Dangerous Game (Irving Pichel & Ernest B Schoedsack)
Rain (Lewis Milestone)
Red Dust (Victor Fleming)
Tarzan the Ape Man (W.S. Van Dyke)
Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)

1933
alphabetically
42nd Street  (Lloyd Bacon)
The Invisible Man (James Whale)
King Kong
(Merian Cooper & Ernest B Schoedsack)

1934
alphabetically
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo)
Imitation of Life (John M Stahl)
It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)
The Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke)
Tarzan and His Mate (Cedric Gibbons) 

1935
alphabetically
The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)
Alice Adams (George Stevens)
The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)
Mutiny on the Bounty (Frank Lloyd)
Naughty Marietta (Robert Z Leonard and W.S. Van Dyke)
She (Lansing C Holden & Irving Pichel) 

1936
alphabetically
Dodsworth (William Wyler)
My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava)

1937
alphabetically
The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)
Nothing Sacred (William Wellman)
Stage Door (Gregory La Cava) 

 

1938
alphabetically
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz & William Keighley)
Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
Jezebel (William Wyler)

1939
alphabetically
Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding)
Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, etc...)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (William Dieterle)
Mr Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra)
Ninotcha (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Wizard of Oz
(Victor Fleming)
The Women (George Cukor)

Have also seen: Wuthering Heights, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Little Princess, Goodbye Mr Chips, Susannah of the Mounties, Another Thin Man, Love Affair, Destry Rides Again, Tarzan Finds a Son, The Rains Came, Babes in Arms, 
Queued: Jesse James, Stagecoach, Dodge City, Only Angels Have Wings, The Four Feathers, Of Mice and Men, The Roaring Twenties, Beau Geste, Made For Each Other, Let Us Live, The Private Lives fo Elizabeth and Essex, The Old Maid, The Cat and the Canary, Bachelor Mother, Golden Boy, The Ice Follies of 1939,