Best Movies of 1929

1.

The Skeleton Dance

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-08-29
2.

Blackmail

4.2
7.0/10 IMDB

London, 1929. Frank Webber, a very busy Scotland Yard detective, seems to be more interested in his work than in Alice White, his girlfriend. Feeling herself ignored, Alice agrees to go out with an elegant and well-mannered artist who invites her to visit his fancy apartment.

Starring: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones, Harvey Braban, Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop, Alfred Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1929-07-28
Best Movies of 1929 : Lucky Star
3.

Lucky Star

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary, and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin, Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn Williams, Paul Fix, Hedwiga Reicher, Gloria Grey, Hector V. Sarno, Jack Pennick, Delmar Watson ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1929-08-18
Best Movies of 1929 : Men o'War
4.

Men o'War

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Sailors Stan and Ollie offer to buy sodas for two women they meet in a park, even though they are short on cash. Luckily Stan wins the jackpot on a slot machine and the boys have enough money to rent a boat to cruise on a lake. They soon tangle with other boaters and everyone ends up in the water.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall, Charlie Hall, Harry Bernard, Baldwin Cooke, Pete Gordon, Gloria Greer ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1929-06-29
5.

The Cocoanuts

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

During the Florida land boom, the Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land and thwart a jewel robbery.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, Cyril Ring, Kay Francis, Margaret Dumont, Basil Ruysdael ..
Directed by: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley
Release date: 1929-05-23
Best Movies of 1929 : Perfect Day
6.

Perfect Day

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Two families embark on a pleasant Sunday picnic but manage to run into a variety of issues with their temperamental automobile. Each incident requires repeated exits and reboardings by Laurel, Hardy, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys, Isabelle Keith ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1929-08-10
Best Movies of 1929 : They Go Boom!
7.

They Go Boom!

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie try to sleep in a room-for-rent. Ollie, suffering from a cold, coughs frequently, while Stan snores. Both of them have trouble falling asleep because of this. They try to solve their problems, but this results in total chaos.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1929-09-21
Best Movies of 1929 : Liberty
8.

Liberty

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

While changing clothes in a getaway car, escaped convicts Stan and Ollie mistakenly put on each other's pants. They spend the rest of the film trying to exchange pants in various unlikely settings.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin, James Finlayson, Harry Bernard, Jean Harlow, Ed Brandenburg, Jack Hill ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1929-01-26
Best Movies of 1929 : The Hoose-Gow
9.

The Hoose-Gow

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie arrive as new inmates at a prison after apparently taking part in a hold-up raid, a raid they tell a prison officer they were only watching. The usual mayhem ensues.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tiny Sandford, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1929-11-16
Best Movies of 1929 : Unaccustomed as We Are
10.

Unaccustomed as We Are

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Laurel and Hardy try to entertain a female neighbor, unbeknown to Hardy’s wife.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Mae Busch, Thelma Todd ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster, Hal Roach
Release date: 1929-05-04

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