• Beauty and the Beast
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Brief Encounter
  • Casablanca
  • Citizen Kane

Best of the 1940s

Listed alphabetically.

  • The Snake Pit
  • Rope
  • Unfaithfully Yours
  • Key Largo
  • Johnny Belinda
  • Passage of Venus
  • Sallie Gardner at a Gallop
  • Buffalo Running
  • Descending Stairs and Turning Around
  • Man Walking Around a Corner

The Year Challenge

Philbob

Philbob 50 films

I'm going to watch a movie of every year, starting with "Passage de Venus" (1874) because it's the oldest movie…

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  • Metropolis
  • The Big Heat
  • The General
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Eraserhead
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Rebecca

1940

All the films released this year that I've seen, ranked from most- to least-enjoyed.

  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Red Shoes

100 Favorite Films of the 1940s

Sam Sanchez

Sam Sanchez 100 films

A loosely ranked list of my 100 favorite movies of the 1940s. Should be updated periodically.

Honorable Mentions: Went the…

  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Brighton Rock
  • It Happened on Fifth Avenue
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Out of the Past
  • Casablanca
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • The Palm Beach Story
  • The Murderer Lives at Number 21
  • Scarlet Street
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Ziegfeld Follies

1945 - Top Three

Five I Want To See:

Brief Encounter Spellbound Mildred Pierce And Then There Were None Anchors Aweigh

  • The Third Man
  • Citizen Kane
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • The Red Shoes
  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Grapes of Wrath