Best Picture 1945

Films I've seen from best to worst
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1.
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
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A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
2.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
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A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (110 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
3.
Brief Encounter (1945)
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
4.
Scarlet Street (1945)
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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. (103 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
5.
Hangover Square (1945)
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A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory. (77 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
6.
Detour (1945)
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. (67 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
7.
The Spiral Staircase (1946)
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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
 
8.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
 
9.
Mildred Pierce (1945)
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
10.
Dead of Night (1945)
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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.)
 
11.
The Body Snatcher (1945)
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers. (77 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
12.
Fallen Angel (1945)
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for. (98 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
13.
Blithe Spirit (1945)
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Adapted from a play by Noel Coward, Charles and his second wife Ruth, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost. (96 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
14.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s. (129 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
15.
Conflict (1945)
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister. (86 mins.)
 
16.
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. (59 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
17.
The Lost Weekend (1945)
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. (101 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
18.
The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
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A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident... (91 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
19.
Spellbound (1945)
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. (111 mins.)
 
20.
Confidential Agent (1945)
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During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility... (118 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
21.
Lady on a Train (1945)
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While waiting at a train station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder from a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime... (94 mins.)
Director: Charles David
 
22.
Isle of the Dead (1945)
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry... (71 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
23.
The House of Fear (1945)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims. (69 mins.)
 
24.
Love Letters (1945)
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Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen... (101 mins.)
 
25.
A Study in Choreography for Camera (1946 Short Film)
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A man dances in several locations, edited to have a fluent effect. (4 mins.)
Director: Maya Deren
 
26.
The Affairs of Susan (1945)
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Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus... (110 mins.)
 
27.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes... (65 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
28.
Carnival Sunday (1945)
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The story of a crime is unwound during carnival days in 1910s Madrid in this atmospheric Spanish film. (77 mins.)
Director: Edgar Neville
 
29.
The Corn Is Green (1945)
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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
30.
And Then There Were None (1945)
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
31.
Strange Confession (1945)
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A scientist who is working on a cure for influenza is victimized by his unscrupulous boss, who releases the vaccine before it's ready, resulting in the death of the scientist's young son. (62 mins.)
Director: John Hoffman
 
32.
The Great Flamarion (1945)
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Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al... (78 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
33.
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. (143 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
34.
El destino se disculpa (1945)
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Two friends discuss whether life is chosen on a free will basis or is ruled by Destiny. They agree the one who dies first will return to warn the other about his Fate, allowing him to change it for better -as long as he wants to listen. (110 mins.)
 
35.
The Woman in Green (1945)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot. (90 mins.)
 
36.
The Valley of Decision (1945)
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Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family... (119 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
37.
A Place of One's Own (1945)
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An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife... (92 mins.)
Director: Bernard Knowles
 
38.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
39.
Saratoga Trunk (1945)
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood