Favorite Films of 1948

by bertramsharp | created - 11 Jul 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Updated: 9/27/2017

I have watched 17 films with a 1948 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).

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1. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 12,005

2. Rope (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 105,576

3. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.5
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An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 3,597

4. Fort Apache (1948)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.6
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 13,681

5. Key Largo (1948)

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 31,231

6. So Dear to My Heart (1948)

Passed | 79 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.1
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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

Directors: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten

Votes: 1,007

7. Seal Island (1948)

Approved | 27 min | Documentary, Short, Family

8.0
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Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 80

8. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 1,077

9. Red River (1948)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 23,346

10. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 6,728

11. A Date with Judy (1948)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Developed from a radio program which began in 1941, hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pest of a brother Randolph and boyfriend Oogie.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 874

12. Smugglers' Cove (1948)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Slip mistakenly believes that he has inherited an old Long Island estate, and he and the gang go to see what their new "home" looks like. Unbeknownst to them, the real owners of the estate ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Martin Kosleck

Votes: 196

13. Sitting Pretty (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

7.6
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

Votes: 1,567

14. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 108,651 | Gross: $0.33M

15. Loaded Pistols (1948)

Passed | 78 min | Western

6.6
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Gene protects young Larry Evans, wrongly accused of murder, while trying to find the real badguys.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills, Jack Holt

Votes: 90

16. The Dude Goes West (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Western

6.8
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Eastern gunsmith Daniel Bone goes out west to ply his trade, encounters a girl searching for the murderer of her father.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Eddie Albert, Gale Storm, James Gleason, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 169

17. Under California Stars (1948)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Western

5.8
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Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

Votes: 222