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1. The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.9
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During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Votes: 4,328

2. Walk Don't Run (1966)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing

Votes: 3,049

3. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,441

4. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan

Votes: 871

5. Die Geschwister (2016)

89 min | Drama

5.8
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Neukölln, a trendy district in Berlin. Living space is scarce here. Without surety, proof of credit worthiness and salary there is no chance at all now. Thies knows this game; he works for ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Krüger | Stars: Vladimir Burlakov, Julius Nitschkoff, Irina Potapenko, Hilmi Sözer

Votes: 49

6. The Doughgirls (1944)

102 min | Comedy

6.4
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Arthur and Vivian are just married, but when the get to their honeymoon suite in Washington D.C., they find it occupied. Arthur goes to meet Slade, his new boss, and when he comes back, he ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman

Votes: 369

7. Government Girl (1943)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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The secretary of a newly appointed government official strives to make him a success in spite of his shortcomings.

Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Anne Shirley, Sonny Tufts, Jess Barker

Votes: 339

8. Meet the People (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr

Votes: 242

9. Rosie the Riveter (1944)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Jane Frazee, Frank Albertson, Barbara Jo Allen, Frank Jenks

Votes: 29

10. Standing Room Only (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.2
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During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 126

11. Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Romance, War

5.8
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A young girl rents an apartment from a man who has recently enlisted in the Marines. The trouble is that he's given out keys to a half-dozen of his friends, and they all keep dropping in.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Simone Simon, James Ellison, William Terry, Minna Gombell

Votes: 146

12. So This Is Washington (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

5.7
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Lum and Abner go to Washington to aid in the war effort by giving the government what they think is a good substitute for rubber--Abner's homemade licorice.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Alan Mowbray, Mildred Coles

Votes: 149

13. The Housing Problem (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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A topical post-WWII cartoon dealing with the shortage of housing for the returning military people and their families. In this one, though, the family having a housing problem is a family ... See full summary »

Director: Mannie Davis

Votes: 7

14. Hotel Copenhagen (2004 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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Documentary about housing shortage in Copenhagen.

Director: Poul Martinsen | Stars: Ellen Hansen, Laila Schmidt, Majbrit Thomassen, Anita Richard

15. House About It (1950)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

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Wally and his family and Eddie and his family all wind up living in the same house. Complications ensue.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Wally Vernon, Eddie Quillan, Margie Liszt, Jean Willes

16. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Cathy Come Home (1966)

75 min | Drama

8.0
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From the BBC's influential 'Wednesday Play' series. This tells the bleak tale of Cathy, who loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis, Wally Patch

Votes: 730