1930's US Top Grossingby kevinjackowski | created - 4 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 273,305 | Gross: $198.68M
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 171,440 | Gross: $184.93M
3. Tom Sawyer (1930)
86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The classic Mark Twain tale of a young boy and his friends on the Mississippi River. Tom and his pals Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper have numerous adventures, including running away to be ... See full summary »
Votes: 150 | Gross: $11.00M
4. King Kong (1933)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Votes: 75,733 | Gross: $10.00M
5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 101,356 | Gross: $9.60M
6. Cavalcade (1933)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War
The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.
Votes: 4,186 | Gross: $7.63M
7. Gulliver's Travels (1939)
Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.
Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky, Orestes Calpini, Roland Crandall, William Henning, Winfield Hoskins, Thomas Johnson, Frank Kelling, Seymour Kneitel, Robert G. Leffingwell, Grim Natwick, Tom Palmer | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig, Cal Howard
Votes: 3,613 | Gross: $7.13M
8. Saratoga (1937)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.
Votes: 1,405 | Gross: $5.30M
10. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Votes: 21,958 | Gross: $4.66M
11. A Star Is Born (1937)
Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
Votes: 8,114 | Gross: $4.36M
12. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.
Votes: 40,857 | Gross: $4.36M
13. It Happened One Night (1934)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Votes: 87,938 | Gross: $4.36M
14. Ingagi (1930)
75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An expedition enters an area of the Congo jungle to investigate reports of a gorilla-worshipping tribe. After many dangerous adventures, they come upon the tribe they sought, only to watch ... See full summary »
Votes: 42 | Gross: $4.00M
15. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
Votes: 45,102 | Gross: $3.98M
16. Top Hat (1935)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.
Votes: 16,302 | Gross: $3.88M
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
Votes: 9,790 | Gross: $3.27M
20. Three Smart Girls (1936)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger.
Votes: 1,147 | Gross: $3.00M
21. I'm No Angel (1933)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.
Votes: 2,758 | Gross: $2.85M
22. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
Votes: 16,289 | Gross: $2.69M
23. Treasure Island (1934)
Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family
Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.
Votes: 2,275 | Gross: $2.54M
24. 42nd Street (1933)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.
Votes: 10,073 | Gross: $2.30M
25. One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold ... See full summary »
Votes: 865 | Gross: $2.27M
27. Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Tarzan finds a boy from a crashed plane and raises him with Jane in the jungle. A search party comes looking for the plane.
Votes: 3,050 | Gross: $2.27M
28. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 360,232 | Gross: $2.08M
30. One in a Million (1936)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.
Votes: 239 | Gross: $2.00M
31. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.
Votes: 5,085 | Gross: $2.00M
33. Feet First (1930)
Passed | 93 min | Comedy
An ambitious shoe salesman unknowingly meets his boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon, then has to try to hide his true circumstances.
Votes: 911 | Gross: $1.59M
34. Parnell (1937)
Passed | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the ... See full summary »
Votes: 441 | Gross: $1.58M
36. Movie Crazy (1932)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
After a mix-up with application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a test screening and goes off to Hollywood.
Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $1.44M
37. Son of Kong (1933)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy
The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.
Votes: 3,716 | Gross: $1.34M
38. Ninotchka (1939)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
Votes: 17,851 | Gross: $1.19M
40. The Milky Way (1936)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy
Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,434 | Gross: $1.17M
41. Camille (1936)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
Votes: 6,915 | Gross: $1.15M
42. Love on the Run (1936)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.
Votes: 878 | Gross: $1.14M
43. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Approved | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Musical