0014: Top Ten Films of the 1930's

  1. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
  2. King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
  3. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
  4. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz)
  5. Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)
  6. Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
  7. The Wizard of OZ (1939, Victor Flemming)
  8. Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
  9. The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)
  10. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, Lewis Milestone)

I really like the diversity of your picks! Picking King Kong & Bride Of Frankenstein were
especially brave (but accurate).

Ever try "L'Atalante"?

Truly among the greatest films ever made (watch it on DVD as a decent VHS copy is impossible to find)

The film has few "bells and whistles" but is so realistic in its depiction of human nature that you could forget you're watching a film and may think it's a reel to reel navigation of the simple, honest tale of a couple. It's because of this that its few breathtaking moments spring to life magically and grant the film a special sort of elementary sadness not before or since duplicated by any director. Jean Vigo was certainly in his own league, if only for a short time.

Thanks for the comments.

I'll seek out L'Atalante as soon as I can.