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1940s: Ranked

Combining both war-time and post-war filmmaking, certainly one of the best and most interesting decades for cinema.

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  • The Third Man

    1

  • Citizen Kane

    2

  • My Darling Clementine

    3

  • Jenny Lamour

    4

  • Out of the Past

    5

  • They Live by Night

    6

  • Children of Paradise

    7

  • Nightmare Alley

    8

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    9

  • The Big Sleep

    10

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    11

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    12

  • Bicycle Thieves

    13

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    14

  • Black Narcissus

    15

  • Double Indemnity

    16

  • I Walked with a Zombie

    17

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    18

  • The Bank Dick

    19

  • The Great Dictator

    20

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    21

  • Late Spring

    22

  • Force of Evil

    23

  • Sullivan's Travels

    24

  • Pinocchio

    25

  • White Heat

    26

  • The Palm Beach Story

    27

  • Le Corbeau

    28

  • The Killers

    29

  • Daisy Kenyon

    30

  • Laura

    31

  • Fort Apache

    32

  • The Lady Eve

    33

  • Odd Man Out

    34

  • Brief Encounter

    35

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    36

  • Rome, Open City

    37

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    38

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    39

  • The Maltese Falcon

    40

  • A Canterbury Tale

    41

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    42

  • High Sierra

    43

  • Key Largo

    44

  • Gaslight

    45

  • The Woman in the Window

    46

  • To Be or Not to Be

    47

  • Beauty and the Beast

    48

  • His Girl Friday

    49

  • Monsieur Verdoux

    50

  • Casablanca

    51

  • Cat People

    52

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    53

  • Rope

    54

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    55

  • The Set-Up

    56

  • Great Expectations

    57

  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

    58

  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

    59

  • Rebecca

    60

  • Dumbo

    61

  • Bambi

    62

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    63

  • The Lost Weekend

    64

  • Criss Cross

    65

  • The Red Shoes

    66

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets

    67

  • The Leopard Man

    68

  • Dark Passage

    69

  • Spellbound

    70

  • Scarlet Street

    71

  • Foreign Correspondent

    72