Most Popular "1940s" Titles
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1. Trumbo (2015)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
2. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
4. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
5. Pan (2015)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
6. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
7. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
8. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
9. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
10. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
11. The Longest Ride (2015)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.
12. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
13. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Action, Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
14. Child 44 (2015)
R | 137 min | Crime, Thriller
A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.
15. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
16. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
17. The Great Escape (1963)
Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
18. Son of Saul (2015)
R | 107 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
19. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
21. X-Men: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.
22. Lawless (2012)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.
23. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician, John Nash, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
24. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
25. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, War
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
27. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.
28. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
29. Mr. Holmes (2015)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Mystery
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.
30. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.
31. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
32. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.
33. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.
35. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War
Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
36. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
37. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set in Casablanca, Morocco during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
38. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, War
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
39. J. Edgar (2011)
R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.
40. The Way We Were (1973)
PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
41. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
44. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
45. Kung Fury (2015)
31 min | Short, Action, Comedy
In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler.
46. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
47. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, War
Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to a hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
48. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
49. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
50. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.