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50 Best 1940s Movies You've Almost Certainly Seen

Fifty best movies from the 1940s, selected based on actual rating data from users, that you're almost certainly seen.
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Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
2
Late Spring (1949)
Late Spring (1949)
3
Children of Paradise (1945)
Children of Paradise (1945)
4
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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5
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
6
Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
7
Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
8
The Third Man (1949)
The Third Man (1949)
9
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
10
The Red Shoes (1948)
The Red Shoes (1948)
11
Day of Wrath (1943)
Day of Wrath (1943)
12
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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13
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
14
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
15
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
16
Rome, Open City (1945)
Rome, Open City (1945)
17
Rope (1948)
Rope (1948)
18
Rebecca (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
19
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
20
Out of the Past (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)
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21
White Heat (1949)
White Heat (1949)
22
Brief Encounter (1945)
Brief Encounter (1945)
23
Fantasia (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
24
Notorious (1946)
Notorious (1946)
25
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
26
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Big Sleep (1946)
27
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
28
My Darling Clementine (1946)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
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29
Germany Year Zero (1948)
Germany Year Zero (1948)
30
His Girl Friday (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)
31
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32
Scarlet Street (1945)
Scarlet Street (1945)
33
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
34
Black Narcissus (1947)
Black Narcissus (1947)
35
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
36
Laura (1944)
Laura (1944)
37
Red River (1948)
Red River (1948)
38
The Lost Weekend (1945)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
39
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
40
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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