1944

This is a list of some favorite movies from 1944. The numbers are not rankings; the list is in alphabetical order, although the displayed form of some titles may not reflect this.
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1.
The Children Are Watching Us (1944)
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A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives. (84 mins.)
 
2.
Bathing Beauty (1944)
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A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students. (101 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
3.
Christmas Holiday (1944)
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A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
4.
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
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The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress. (70 mins.)
 
5.
Double Indemnity (1944)
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
6.
Gaslight (1944)
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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
 
7.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
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Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home. (101 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
8.
Henry V (1944)
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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. (137 mins.)
 
9.
The Hitler Gang (1944)
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This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film... (101 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
10.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
 
11.
Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
12.
The Lodger (1944)
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper. (84 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
13.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
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After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity. (98 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
14.
Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
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Shinobu and her brother Genichiro plead with the famous swordsman Musashi Miyamoto to teach them swordsmanship to avenge their father's death... (53 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
15.
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
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After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
16.
None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
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When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet. (113 mins.)
Director: Clifford Odets
 
17.
On Approval (1944)
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Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin. (80 mins.)
Director: Clive Brook
 
18.
Les petites du quai aux fleurs (1944)
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A young girl learns how it is painful growing up. (92 mins.)
Director: Marc Allégret
 
19.
Phantom Lady (1944)
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A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
20.
Step Lively (1944)
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Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic... (88 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
 
21.
To Have and Have Not (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer. (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
22.
Torment (1944)
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An idealistic adolescent, suffering under the thumb of a sadistic schoolmaster, falls in love with a loose girl who is bullied and tormented by another lover. (101 mins.)
Director: Alf Sjöberg
 
23.
Uncertain Glory (1944)
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After a career criminal is recaptured and knows he faces the guillotine, he offers to exchange his life for 100 hostages slated for execution by the Nazis. (102 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
24.
The Uninvited (1944)
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past. (99 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen