National Film Registry

As of 12/14/2016

There are 94 films in this list released in the 1940s.

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Adam's Rib
  • All the King's Men
  • Bambi
  • Casablanca
  • Cat People
  • Citizen Kane
  • Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940
  • Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Detour
  • Double Indemnity
  • Down Argentine Way
  • Fantasia
  • Force of Evil
  • George Stevens World War II Footage
  • Gilda
  • Going My Way
  • Hail the Conquering Hero
  • His Girl Friday
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Jam Session
  • Jammin' the Blues
  • John Henry and the Inky-Poo
  • Kannapolis, N.C.
  • Knute Rockne All American
  • The Pearl
  • Lassie Come Home
  • Laura
  • Let There Be Light
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • Louisiana Story
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Melody Ranch
  • Men and Dust
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Mom and Dad
  • Motion Painting No. 1
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • My Darling Clementine
  • National Velvet
  • Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies
  • Notorious
  • Now, Voyager
  • Out of the Past
  • Pinocchio
  • Red River
  • Road to Morocco
  • San Pietro
  • Sergeant York
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Siege
  • Stormy Weather
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
  • Tarantella
  • The Bank Dick
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Blood of Jesus
  • The Gang's All Here
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Great Dictator
  • The Heiress
  • The House I Live In
  • The Killers
  • The Lady Eve
  • The Lead Shoes
  • The Lost Weekend
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Mark of Zorro
  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
  • The Naked City
  • The Negro Soldier
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • The Story of G.I. Joe
  • The Story of Menstruation
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • The Way of Peace
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Tulips Shall Grow
  • Twelve O'Clock High
  • V-E +1
  • White Heat
  • Woman of the Year
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Ball of Fire
  • A Walk in the Sun