Hitlist: 1940s

I will be doing a series of checklists showing films I want to see from the given decade. I will of course be removing and adding titles as I watch them and as I find more I want to see. Lists in the series will be "pre-20s", 30s, 40s, and 50s. The lists would be too large if I were to go up in time any higher, though I might consider it in the future.
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1.
Dead of Night (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales. (103 mins.)
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
2.
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams. (99 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
3.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
“ Netflix: In queue ” - rivethead808
 
4.
Between Two Worlds (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward A. Blatt
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
5.
Murderers Among Us (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII. (85 mins.)
“ The Murderers Are Among Us

Netflix: In queue-instant ” - rivethead808
 
6.
Dr. Crippen (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(87 mins.)
Director: Erich Engels
“ Dr. Crippen

Story of the Dr. Harvey Hawley Crippen murder

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
7.
The Raven (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion. (92 mins.)
“ The Raven

Netflix: In queue-instant ” - rivethead808
 
8.
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ Ladies Of The Park

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
9.
Stormy Waters (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him... (91 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
“ Stormy Waters

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
10.
Sárga kaszinó (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(66 mins.)
“ Yellow House (Hungarian slang for insane asylum)

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
11.
Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a lovely wife and her new husband, settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers he may want to kill her. (99 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
12.
The Devil Commands (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Scientist becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dead wife. (65 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Netflix: in queue ” - rivethead808
 
13.
The Fallen Idol (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Netflix: in queue ” - rivethead808
 
14.
The Queen of Spades (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards... (95 mins.)
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
15.
The Reckless Moment (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal. (82 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
16.
The Seventh Victim (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance. (71 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ Netflix: yes ” - rivethead808
 
17.
The Snake Pit (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution. (108 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
“ Netflix: in queue-instant ” - rivethead808
 
18.
Thieves' Highway (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw. (94 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
“ Netflix: in queue ” - rivethead808
 
19.
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal. (93 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
“ Ray Milland is in it.

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
20.
Brighton Rock (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
21.
The Great Madcap (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Buñuel's first "comeback" film since "L'Age d'Or" in 1930 (he made only a few musicals in the interim)... (92 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ The Great Madcap

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
22.
The Murder in Thornton Square (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden. (84 mins.)
“ I cant remember why, but I recall wanting to see this version moreso than the '44.

Netflix: yes ” - rivethead808
 
23.
Gaslight (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Netflix: save ” - rivethead808
 
24.
Golden Earrings (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof... (95 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
25.
Jour de Fete (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois... (70 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ Holiday

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
26.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ Netflix: yes ” - rivethead808
 
27.
Kiss of Death (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ Netflix: yes ” - rivethead808
 
28.
Le tempestaire (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a village in Brittany, a young maid and an old woman are spinning while the wind blows threateningly outdoors... (22 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
29.
Ministry of Fear (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it. (86 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Ray Milland...

Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
30.
Pursued (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s, an orphan grows up haunted by nightmares of a childhood trauma in which his own family was killed. (101 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Netflix: yes ” - rivethead808
 
31.
The Big Clock (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janoth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly... (95 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
“ Ray Milland...

Netflix: yes ” - rivethead808
 
32.
The Body Snatcher (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers. (77 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
33.
The Spiral Staircase (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced. (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
“ Netflix: in queue ” - rivethead808
 
34.
The Woman in the Window (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Netflix: in queue-instant ” - rivethead808
 
35.
The Vampire's Ghost (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon. Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years. (59 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
“ Netflix: no ” - rivethead808
 
36.
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood... (91 mins.)
“ Netflix: in queue-instant ” - rivethead808
 
37.
Prison (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A movie director is approached by his old math teacher with a great movie idea: the Devil declares that the Earth is hell... (79 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman