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The Best Movies From The 1940s

“What are the best 1940s Movies?” We looked at 192 of the top 1940s films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 36 films, all appearing on 3 or more “Best 1940s” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 150+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 36 Best 1940s Movies Ever Made



36 .) Fantasia (1940) directed by Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, James Algar

Fantasia (1940)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Walt Disney’s timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.



35 .) Late Spring (1949) directed by Yasujirō Ozu

Late Spring (1949)

Lists It Appears On:

  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

Noriko is perfectly happy living at home with her widowed father, Shukichi, and has no plans to marry – that is, until her aunt Masa convinces Shukichi that unless he marries off his 27-year-old daughter soon, she will likely remain alone for the rest of her life. When Noriko resists Masa’s matchmaking, Shukichi is forced to deceive his daughter and sacrifice his own happiness to do what he believes is right.



34 .) Miracle on 34th Street (1947) directed by George Seaton

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Stuff Nobody Cares About

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.



33 .) My Darling Clementine (1946) directed by John Ford

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times

Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James’ killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James’ dead body and the stage is set for the Earps’ long-awaited revenge. ×



32 .) Rope (1948) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Rope (1948)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • Paste Magazine

Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.



31 .) The Lost Weekend (1945) directed by Billy Wilder

The Lost Weekend (1945)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • NWI Times
  • Stuff Nobody Cares About

Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst… but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last – one way or another.



30 .) The Ox-Bow Incident (1942) directed by William A. Wellman

The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times

Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.



29 .) To Have and Have Not (1944) directed by Howard Hawks

To Have and Have Not (1944)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.



28 .) Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Stuff Nobody Cares About

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.



27 .) Key Largo (1948) directed by John Huston

Key Largo (1948)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

A hurricane swells outside, but it’s nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up – and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.



26 .) Red River (1948) directed by Howard Hawks

Red River (1948)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.



25 .) Shadow of a Doubt (1943) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times

A bored teen living in Santa Rosa, California, Charlotte “Charlie” Newton, is frustrated because nothing seems to be happening in her life and that of her family. Then, she receives wonderful news: her uncle (for whom she was named), Charlie Oakley, is arriving for a visit. But Uncle Charlie may not be the man he seems to be.



24 .) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) directed by John Ford

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life… Hopefully.



23 .) The Great Dictator (1940) directed by Charlie Chaplin

The Great Dictator (1940)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.



22 .) The Killers (1946) directed by Robert Siodmak

The Killers (1946)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called “the Swede”. When the killers find the Swede, he’s expecting them and doesn’t put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede’s past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.



21 .) The Lady Eve (1941) directed by Preston Sturges

The Lady Eve (1941)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times

It’s no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles’ fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles’ life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.



20 .) The Red Shoes (1948) directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

The Red Shoes (1948)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • White City Cinema

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.



19 .) His Girl Friday (1940) directed by Howard Hawks

His Girl Friday (1940)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she’s engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can’t let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.



18 .) Rebecca (1940) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Rebecca (1940)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.



17 .) Sullivan’s Travels (1941) directed by Preston Sturges

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Successful movie director John L. Sullivan, convinced he won’t be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to “know trouble” first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion, he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.



16 .) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) directed by William Wyler

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • White City Cinema

It’s the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that’s grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past? ×



15 .) The Big Sleep (1946) directed by Howard Hawks

The Big Sleep (1946)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.



14 .) White Heat (1949) directed by Raoul Walsh

White Heat (1949)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events take a crazy turn.



13 .) Double Indemnity (1944) directed by Billy Wilder

Double Indemnity (1944)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.



12 .) Laura (1944) directed by Otto Preminger

Laura (1944)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating.



11 .) Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) directed by Vincente Minnelli

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

In the year before the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.



10 .) Out of the Past (1947) directed by Jacques Tourneur

Out of the Past (1947)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.



9 .) The Bicycle Thief (1949) directed by Vittorio De Sica

The Bicycle Thief (1949)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Flick Chart
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

Antonio, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, at last finds a good job hanging up posters, the only requirement for which is that he must have his own bicycle. When Antonio’s bicycle is stolen, he and his son are forced to walk the streets of Rome in search of it, or else face ruin.



8 .) The Maltese Falcon (1941) directed by John Huston

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.



7 .) The Philadelphia Story (1940) directed by George Cukor

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.



6 .) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) directed by John Huston

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.



5 .) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) directed by Frank Capra

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine

A holiday favourite for generations… George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George’s modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business’s $8,000 is lost and George’s troubles begin.



4 .) The Third Man (1949) directed by Carol Reed

The Third Man (1949)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Den Of Geek
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a “third man” present at the time of Harry’s death, running into interference from British officer Major Calloway, and falling head-over-heels for Harry’s grief-stricken lover, Anna.



3 .) Notorious (1946) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Notorious (1946)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.



2 .) Citizen Kane (1941) directed by Orson Welles

Citizen Kane (1941)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.



1 .) Casablanca (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz

Casablanca (1942)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • NWI Times
  • Paste Magazine
  • White City Cinema

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.



 


The 150+ Additional Best 1940s Films



 

# Movies Directors Lists
37 A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)   NWI Times
Stuff Nobody Cares About
38 Adam’s Rib (1949)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
39 All the King’s Men (1949) Robert Rossen IMDB 2
Paste Magazine
40 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Frank Capra IMDB 2
Paste Magazine
41 Ball of Fire (1941) Howard Hawks IMDB
IMDB 2
42
Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et Le Bête) (1946)
  List Challenges
Paste Magazine
43 Children of Paradise   NWI Times
White City Cinema
44 Day of Wrath (1943)   Paste Magazine
White City Cinema
45 Gaslight (1946)   Den Of Geek
Paste Magazine
46 Gilda (1946) Charles Vidor IMDB
Paste Magazine
47 Going My Way (1944) Leo McCarey IMDB 2
White City Cinema
48 How Green Was My Valley (1941)   Compass Classroom
White City Cinema
49 Kiss of Death (1947) Henry Hathaway IMDB 2
Stuff Nobody Cares About
50
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
  Paste Magazine
White City Cinema
51 Meet John Doe (1941) Frank Capra IMDB
IMDB 2
52 Mildred Pierce (1945) Michael Curtiz IMDB 2
Paste Magazine
53 Odd Man Out (1947)   Den Of Geek
NWI Times
54 On the Town (1949) Stanley Donen IMDB 2
Stuff Nobody Cares About
55 Rome, Open City (1945)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
56 Saboteur (1942) Alfred Hitchcock IMDB
Stuff Nobody Cares About
57 Stray Dog   NWI Times
Paste Magazine
58 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) Irving Reis IMDB
IMDB 2
59 The Little Foxes (1941)   NWI Times
Paste Magazine
60 The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
61 The Shop Around the Corner (1940)   Compass Classroom
NWI Times
62 The Wolf Man (1941) George Waggner IMDB 2
Paste Magazine
63 To Be or Not to Be (1942)   List Challenges
NWI Times
64 3 Godfathers (1948) John Ford IMDB 2
65 A Date with Judy (1948) Richard Thorpe IMDB 2
66 A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz IMDB 2
67 A Matter of Life and Death   Flick Chart
68 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Charles Barton IMDB 2
69 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) Charles Barton IMDB 2
70 All Through the Night (1942) Vincent Sherman IMDB 2
71 Along Came Jones (1945) Stuart Heisler IMDB 2
72 Anchors Aweigh (1945) George Sidney IMDB 2
73 Black Angel (1946) Roy William Neill IMDB 2
74 Black Narcissus (1947)   Paste Magazine
75 Brief Encounter   White City Cinema
76 Brighton Rock (1947)   Den Of Geek
77 Buck Privates (1941) Arthur Lubin IMDB 2
78 Call Northside 777 (1948) Henry Hathaway IMDB 2
79 Cat People (1942)   Paste Magazine
80 Colorado Territory   White City Cinema
81 Courage of Lassie (1946) Fred M. Wilcox IMDB 2
82 Criss Cross (1949) Robert Siodmak IMDB 2
83 Dark Passage (1947) Delmer Daves IMDB 2
84 Dead Reckoning (1947) John Cromwell IMDB 2
85 Detour   White City Cinema
86 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde   Futurism
87 Drunken Angel (1948)   Paste Magazine
88 Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) Roy Del Ruth IMDB 2
89 Duel in the Sun (1946) King Vidor IMDB 2
90 Fallen Angel (1945) Otto Preminger IMDB 2
91
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
  Futurism
92 Foreign Correspondent (1940) Alfred Hitchcock IMDB
93 Fort Apache (1948) John Ford IMDB 2
94 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) Roy William Neill IMDB 2
95 Gentleman Jim (1942) Raoul Walsh IMDB 2
96 Germany Year Zero   White City Cinema
97 Great Expectations   NWI Times
98 Great Expectations (1946)   List Challenges
99 Hail, the Conquering Hero (1944)   Compass Classroom
100 Hamlet (1948)   List Challenges
101 Heaven Can Wait   White City Cinema
102 Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Alexander Hall IMDB 2
103 High Sierra (1941) Raoul Walsh IMDB 2
104 Hit the Ice (1943) Charles Lamont IMDB 2
105 Hold That Ghost (1941) Arthur Lubin IMDB 2
106 Holiday Inn   NWI Times
107 House of Dracula (1945) Erle C. Kenton IMDB 2
108 House of Frankenstein (1944) Erle C. Kenton IMDB 2
109 I Remember Mama   NWI Times
110 I See A Dark Stranger (1946)   Den Of Geek
111 I Wake Up Screaming (1941) H. Bruce Humberstone IMDB 2
112 In the Navy (1941) Arthur Lubin IMDB 2
113 Invisible Agent   Futurism
114 Kind Hearts and Coronets   NWI Times
115 King of the Rocket Men   Futurism
116 Krakatit   Futurism
117 Lassie Come Home (1943) Fred M. Wilcox IMDB 2
118 Le Corbeau (1943)   Paste Magazine
119 Leave Her to Heaven (1945) John M. Stahl IMDB 2
120
Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) (1945)
  Paste Magazine
121 Lifeboat (1944) Alfred Hitchcock IMDB 2
122 Little Giant (1946) William A. Seiter IMDB 2
123 Lost in a Harem (1944) Charles Reisner IMDB 2
124 Lured (1947) Douglas Sirk IMDB 2
125 Mighty Joe Young (1949) Ernest B. Schoedsack IMDB 2
126 Mr. Skeffington (1944) Vincent Sherman IMDB 2
127 My Favorite Wife (1940) Garson Kanin IMDB 2
128 My Friend Irma (1949) George Marshall IMDB 2
129 Mysterious Island   Futurism
130 Naked City (1948   Stuff Nobody Cares About
131 Night Train to Munich (1940)   Den Of Geek
132 Nightmare Alley   NWI Times
133 One Million B.C.   Futurism
134 Pimpernel Smith (1941)   Den Of Geek
135 Pinocchio (1940)   List Challenges
136 Portrait Of Jennie (1948   Stuff Nobody Cares About
137 Road to Morocco (1942) David Butler IMDB 2
138 Road to Singapore (1940) Victor Schertzinger IMDB 2
139 Road to Zanzibar (1941) Victor Schertzinger IMDB 2
140 Romance on the High Seas (1948) Michael Curtiz IMDB 2
141 Sergeant York (1941) Howard Hawks IMDB 2
142 Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) W.S. Van Dyke IMDB 2
143 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) John Ford IMDB
144 Shoeshine   NWI Times
145 Side Street (1949   Stuff Nobody Cares About
146 Son of Lassie (1945) S. Sylvan Simon IMDB 2
147 Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Anatole Litvak IMDB 2
148 Spellbound (1945)   Paste Magazine
149 Spring in a Small Town   White City Cinema
150 Stairway to Heaven   NWI Times
151 Strange Holiday   Futurism
152 Suspicion (1941) Alfred Hitchcock IMDB 2
153 The Bank Dick (1940)   List Challenges
154 The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) Leo McCarey IMDB 2
155 The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) Lew Landers IMDB 2
156
The Case of the Frightened Lady (1940)
  Den Of Geek
157 The Children of Paradise (1945)   List Challenges
158 The Clock (1945   Stuff Nobody Cares About
159 The Dark Corner (1946) Henry Hathaway IMDB 2
160 The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) Sam Wood IMDB
161 The Echo Murders (1945)   Den Of Geek
162 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir   NWI Times
163 The Heiress   NWI Times
164 The House on 92nd Street (1945   Stuff Nobody Cares About
165 The Invisible Man Returns   Futurism
166 The Invisible Woman   Futurism
167 The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Orson Welles IMDB 2
168 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp   NWI Times
169 The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) William Keighley IMDB 2
170 The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek   White City Cinema
171 The More the Merrier (1943) George Stevens IMDB
172 The Mortal Storm   NWI Times
173 The Naked City (1948) Jules Dassin IMDB 2
174 The Naughty Nineties (1945) Jean Yarbrough IMDB 2
175 The Ornamental Hairpin   White City Cinema
176 The Pearl   NWI Times
177 The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Sam Wood IMDB 2
178 The Sea Hawk   NWI Times
179 The Search   NWI Times
180 The Stranger (1946)   Paste Magazine
181 The Stratton Story (1949) Sam Wood IMDB 2
182 The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) Richard Thorpe IMDB 2
183 The Three Musketeers (1948) George Sidney IMDB 2
184 The Time of Their Lives (1946) Charles Barton IMDB 2
185 The Uninvited (1944)   Paste Magazine
186 The Upturned Glass (1947)   Den Of Geek
187 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) Charles Barton IMDB 2
188 They Drive by Night (1940) Raoul Walsh IMDB 2
189 They Were Expendable (1945)   Compass Classroom
190 This Gun for Hire (1942) Frank Tuttle IMDB 2
191 Who Done It? (1942) Erle C. Kenton IMDB 2
192 Yellow Sky (1948) William A. Wellman IMDB 2

 


 


11 Best 1940s Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
Compass Classroom Great Films From The 1940s
Den Of Geek 10 gripping British thrillers of the 1940s
Flick Chart The Best Movies of the 1940s
Futurism Classic 1940s Sci-Fi Movies
IMDB BEST 1940s MOVIES
IMDB 2 Top 100 Films Of The 1940’s
List Challenges 100 Greatest Movies of the 1940s
NWI Times The 53 best movies of the 1940s
Paste Magazine The 50 Best Movies of the 1940s
Stuff Nobody Cares About Ten Great Films From The 1940s
White City Cinema Best Films of the 1940s

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