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Fantastic Films of the '30s

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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu



A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son.
Directed by: Lewis Milestone



A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Borderline (1930)
Directed by: Kenneth MacPherson



A negro woman having an adulterous affair with a white man causes his wife to go mad and re-enforces the towns-folk's prejudice against Negroes.
People who added this item 756 Average listal rating (444 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: James Whale



Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.
People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian



Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
People who added this item 1051 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Frankenstein (1931)
Directed by: James Whale



An obsessed scientist creates a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Directed by: Yonggang Wu



Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China.
People who added this item 497 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Directed by: Jean Renoir



During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Sadao Yamanaka



The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters.
People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: William Dieterle



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.
People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8
Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu



Two young brothers throw a tantrum when they discover that their father isn't the most important man in his workplace.
People who added this item 1211 Average listal rating (767 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
King Kong (1933)
Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack



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.
Directed by: Nick Grinde



When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.
People who added this item 1822 Average listal rating (1172 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
Modern Times (1936)
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin



The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Directed by: Hiroshi Shimizu



Shimizu’s endearing road movie follows the long and winding route of a sweet-natured bus driver—nicknamed Mr. Thank You for his constant exclamation to pedestrians who kindly step out of his path—traveling from rural Izu to Tokyo.
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Directed by: Mikio Naruse



An actress returns to Tokyo after a successful stint in Hollywood to reclaim—with the help of her gangster brother—the daughter she abandoned years before.
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Passing Fancy (1933)
Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu



Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live.
Directed by: Sadao Yamanaka



A man gets rid of a cheap pot without knowing it contains a map to a treasure. As word spreads, many join in hunting it.

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