1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

There are 91 films in this list released in the 1940s.

  • His Girl Friday
  • Rebecca
  • Fantasia
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Pinocchio
  • The Mortal Storm
  • The Bank Dick
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Lady Eve
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Sergeant York
  • Dumbo
  • High Sierra
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • The Palm Beach Story
  • Now, Voyager
  • Casablanca
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Cat People
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Fires Were Started
  • The Man in Grey
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Seventh Victim
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Ossessione
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Laura
  • Gaslight
  • Henry V
  • Adam's Rib
  • The Battle of San Pietro
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • The Big Sleep
  • Black Narcissus
  • Brief Encounter
  • Children of Paradise
  • Detour
  • Double Indemnity
  • Force of Evil
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Gilda
  • The Heiress
  • I Know Where I'm Going!
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • The Killers
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Louisiana Story
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Notorious
  • Odd Man Out
  • On the Town
  • Out of the Past
  • Paisan
  • The Paleface
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Reckless Moment
  • Red River
  • The Red Shoes
  • Rope
  • Secret Beyond the Door
  • The Snake Pit
  • Spellbound
  • Spring in a Small Town
  • The Stranger
  • The Third Man
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • White Heat
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Great Expectations
  • Rome, Open City
  • Whisky Galore!
  • Mrs. Miniver