Least popular Best Picture nominees (1940-49)

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1. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, War, Drama

7.5
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A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 5,697 | Gross: $10.29M

2. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 3,579

3. Crossfire (1947)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 6,110 | Gross: $1.30M

4. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 4,899

I wasn't sure between this one and The Razors Edge.

5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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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.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 6,633

6. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $2.00M

7. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main

Votes: 8,077

8. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,507

9. One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 854

10. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 15,195 | Gross: $3.48M