Best Picture 1946

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1.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
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A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
2.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
 
3.
Notorious (1946)
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A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
 
4.
Duel in the Sun (1946)
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Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad. (129 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
5.
My Darling Clementine (1946)
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A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. (97 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
6.
The Big Sleep (1946)
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
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.
Cluny Brown (1946)
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A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways. (100 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
9.
The Killers (1946)
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
10.
Great Expectations (1946)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
11.
Gilda (1946)
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
12.
The Yearling (1946)
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A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves? (128 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
13.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
14.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband. Once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions. (113 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
15.
I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
16.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
17.
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million. (110 mins.)
 
18.
Cloak and Dagger (1946)
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In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Germans to switch sides. (106 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
19.
The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
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In a turn-of-the-century Renaissance Italian mansion, its tyrannical owner, a one-handed, wheelchair-bound pianist, with a strong belief in the occult, is murdered. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
20.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King. (128 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
21.
The Razor's Edge (1946)
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married. (145 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
22.
The Other One (1946)
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(98 mins.)
 
23.
Child of Divorce (1946)
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An eight-year-old girl is an unwilling and disturbed witness of parental quarrels in her home, and when the parents finally secure a divorce... (62 mins.)
 
24.
The Jolson Story (1946)
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This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz... (128 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
25.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
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A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion and the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier. (116 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
26.
Three Strangers (1946)
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Three strangers, each with a serious problem in their lives, share a sweepstakes ticket which they wished upon together before a Chinese idol. (92 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
27.
Black Angel (1946)
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When Kirk Bennett is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband. (81 mins.)
 
28.
The Dark Mirror (1946)
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A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible. (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
29.
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
 
30.
Undercurrent (1946)
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her. (116 mins.)
 
31.
Till the End of Time (1946)
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Drama about former WW2 soldiers readjusting to civilian life and dealing with their mental and physical traumas. (105 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
32.
The Stranger (1946)
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An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
33.
Deception (1946)
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
34.
Dragonwyck (1946)
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion. (103 mins.)
 
35.
From This Day Forward (1946)
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Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback. (95 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
36.
To Each His Own (1946)
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business. (122 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
37.
Sister Kenny (1946)
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An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims. (116 mins.)
Director: Dudley Nichols
 
38.
Dressed to Kill (1946)
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Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes. (76 mins.)
 
39.
Bedlam (1946)
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Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St... (79 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
40.
She-Wolf of London (1946)
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A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park. (61 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
41.
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
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Phil and Ellen Gayley have been divorced for a year, and their 8-year old daughter, Flip, is very unhappy that her parents are not together... (97 mins.)
Director: James V. Kern
 
42.
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
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When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon to be drafted sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl. (83 mins.)
Director: Harold Clurman
 
43.
Night in Paradise (1946)
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Story-teller Aesop tries to help loony King Croesus and manages to fall in love on the way. (84 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin