Best War Movies of 1930


All Quiet on the Western Front

8.1/10 IMDB

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.

Starring: Lew Ayres, Arnold Lucy, John Wray, Louis Wolheim, Ben Alexander, Scott Kolk, Owen Davis Jr., Walter Rogers, William Bakewell, Russell Gleason ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1930-04-29

Hell's Angels

7.3/10 IMDB

When World War I breaks out, brothers Roy and Monte Rutledge, each attending Oxford university, enlist with the Royal Flying Corps.

Starring: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival, Frank Clarke, Roy Wilson, Douglas Gilmore, Jane Winton, Marian Marsh ..
Directed by: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale
Release date: 1930-11-15
Best War Movies of 1930 : The Dawn Patrol

The Dawn Patrol

7.1/10 IMDB

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but he soon is promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh, Clyde Cook, James Finlayson, Gardner James, William Janney, Edmund Breon, Howard Hawks ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1930-07-10
Best War Movies of 1930 : A Man from Wyoming

A Man from Wyoming

6.4/10 IMDB

A story about a man from Wyoming who enlists in the Army and is sent to the front during World War I. There he saves the life of an American society girl working in the Ambulance Corps. Afterwards at a rest camp, they meet again, fall in love, and are secretly married.

Starring: Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey, Morgan Farley, E.H. Calvert, Mary Foy, Frances Dee, Émile Chautard, Edgar Dearing, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1930-07-12
Best War Movies of 1930 : Journey's End

Journey's End

7.0/10 IMDB

In France, 1917, an alcoholic captain is afraid that his new replacement, his sweetheart's brother, will betray his downfall.

Starring: Colin Clive, David Manners, Billy Bevan, Charles K. Gerrard, Anthony Bushell, Ian Maclaren, Tom Whiteley ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1930-04-09
Best War Movies of 1930 : War Nurse

War Nurse

6.1/10 IMDB

Untrained, volunteer Nurses from America treat Allied soldiers behind and on the lines in France. They face the horrors of war, fight off the attentions of soldiers and face their own loneliness.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, June Walker, Robert Ames, Zasu Pitts, Marie Prevost, Helen Jerome Eddy, Hedda Hopper, Edward Nugent, Martha Sleeper ..
Directed by: Edgar Selwyn
Release date: 1930-11-22
Best War Movies of 1930 : The Virtuous Sin

The Virtuous Sin

5.5/10 IMDB

Marya gets friendly with General Platoff in order to save her husband Victor from being executed.

Starring: Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna, Paul Cavanagh, Eric Kalkhurst, Oscar Apfel, Gordon McLeod, Youcca Troubetzkov, Victor Potel ..
Directed by: George Cukor, Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1930-10-24
Best War Movies of 1930 : Doughboys


5.8/10 IMDB

Elmer, rich society loafer, falls for Mary, but she'll have nothing to do with him until (mistakenly thinking that he's hiring a new chauffeur) he accidentally volunteers for the army. Luckily, Mary's signed up to entertain the troops. Unluckily, Elmer's sergeant likes Mary, too. And worst of all, they're all about to ship out for France.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally Eilers, Cliff Edwards, Edward Brophy, Victor Potel, Arnold Korff, Frank Mayo, John Carroll, Ann Dvorak, Ann Sothern ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1930-08-30
Best War Movies of 1930 : Born Reckless

Born Reckless

5.4/10 IMDB

In order to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, Frank Albertson, Marguerite Churchill, William Harrigan, Lee Tracy, Warren Hymer, Ilka Chase, Ferike Boros, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: John Ford, Andrew Bennison
Release date: 1930-05-11
Best War Movies of 1930 : Captain of the Guard

Captain of the Guard

7.0/10 IMDB

A captain of the king's guards secretly works for the rebels.

Starring: Laura La Plante, John Boles, Sam De Grasse, James A. Marcus, Lionel Belmore, Stuart Holmes, Evelyn Hall, Claude Fleming, Murdock MacQuarrie, Richard Cramer ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1930-03-28

All Riot on the Western Front

6.7/10 IMDB

A comedy short Directed by Castleton Knight,

Starring: Donald Calthrop, Gordon Harker, Ambrose Thorne, Alexander Field, Melville Cooper, Winifred Shine ..
Directed by: Castleton Knight
Release date: 1930-02-01

Only the Brave

6.5/10 IMDB

Cooper is a Union Army officer who after being jilted by girlfriend, Virginia Bruce, volunteers on what could be a suicide mission. He volunteers to go behind enemy lines disguised in Confederate gray as a staff officer to Robert E. Lee. He's to ride to a certain plantation which is a local brigade headquarters and deliberately let himself by caught with maps showing false Union troop dispositions. Of course the penalty then as now is execution.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mary Brian, Phillips Holmes, James Neill ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1930-03-07
Best War Movies of 1930 : High C's

High C's

6.4/10 IMDB

The comic and musical adventures of Charley Chase as he fights in the great war.

Starring: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Carlton Griffin, Oscar Smith, Harry Schultz, Lucien Prival ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1930-12-27
Best War Movies of 1930 : Not So Quiet

Not So Quiet

6.1/10 IMDB

Oswald the Rabbit is a WWI private charged with delivering a letter to the western front.

Directed by: Walter Lantz
Release date: 1930-06-29
Best War Movies of 1930 : This Mad World

This Mad World

6.1/10 IMDB

Parisot, a French spy in World War 1, returns home on a secret mission to visit his mother, and finds that Victoria, the wife of a German general, is billeted in the Parisot home while waiting to see her husband. Victoria discovers that Paul is a spy and, although fascinated by him, plans to reveal his identity to her husband. When the latter is unable to visit her, she attempts to go to the German army headquarters.

Starring: Kay Johnson, Basil Rathbone, Louise Dresser, Louis Natheaux, Veda Buckland, Wilhelm von Brincken ..
Directed by: William C. de Mille
Release date: 1930-04-11
Best War Movies of 1930 : The W Plan

The W Plan

5.4/10 IMDB

A tense WWI spy thriller in which Colonel Duncan Grant (British star Brian Aherne, in his first talking role), parachutes into Germany to gather intelligence on the enemy’s secret ‘W Plan’ and to assist Allied POWs in digging escape tunnels.

Starring: Brian Aherne, George Merritt, C.M. Hallard, Frederick Lloyd, B. Gregory, Mary Jerrold, Madeleine Carroll, Clifford Heatherley, Austin Trevor, Norah Howard ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1930-02-25
Best War Movies of 1930 : Two Worlds

Two Worlds

0.0/10 IMDB

An old Jew is forced to hide the Austrian lieutenant who killed his son and loves his daughter.

Starring: Norah Baring, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, Randle Ayrton, Constance Carpenter, Constance Carpenter, C.M. Hallard, Jack Trevor, Andrews Engelmann, Gus Sharland ..
Directed by: E.A. Dupont
Release date: 1930-07-28
Best War Movies of 1930 : Suspense


0.0/10 IMDB

During the First World War a British unit take up a new position in a trench unaware that the Germans are laying a mine underneath it.

Starring: Mickey Brantford, Cyril McLaglen, Jack Raine, Hay Petrie, Fred Groves, Percy Parsons, Syd Crossley, Hamilton Keene ..
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1930-07-04

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