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1. Casablanca (1942) Casablanca (1942)
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Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid Drama | Romance | War 102 mins.
2. Citizen Kane (1941) Citizen Kane (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. Dir: Orson Welles With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore Drama | Mystery 119 mins.
3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Dir: Frank Capra With: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore Drama | Family | Fantasy 130 mins.
4. National Velvet (1944) National Velvet (1944)
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes. Dir: Clarence Brown With: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp Drama | Family | Sport 123 mins.
5. The Naked City (1948) The Naked City (1948)
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Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model... Dir: Jules Dassin With: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 96 mins.
6. The Great Dictator (1940) The Great Dictator (1940)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. Dir: Charles Chaplin With: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie Comedy | Drama | War 125 mins.
7. High Sierra (1941) High Sierra (1941)
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort. Dir: Raoul Walsh With: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis Adventure | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 100 mins.
8. The Third Man (1949) The Third Man (1949)
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. Dir: Carol Reed With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 104 mins.
9. Bicycle Thieves (1948) Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job. Dir: Vittorio De Sica With: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell Drama 93 mins.
10. Double Indemnity (1944) Double Indemnity (1944)
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An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. Dir: Billy Wilder With: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller United States-PASSED 107 mins.
11. Pinocchio (1940) Pinocchio (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. Dir: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee With: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical 88 mins.
12. Dumbo (1941) Dumbo (1941)
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Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. Dir: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson With: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett Animation | Family | Musical 64 mins.
13. Rebecca (1940) Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders Drama | Mystery | Thriller 130 mins.
14. Bambi (1942) Bambi (1942)
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest after his mother is shot by hunters. Dir: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong With: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey Animation | Drama | Family 70 mins.
15. The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 100 mins.
16. Fantasia (1940) Fantasia (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. Dir: Norman Ferguson With: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton Animation | Family | Fantasy | Music 125 mins.
17. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. Dir: John Ford With: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine Drama 129 mins.
18. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. Dir: Albert Lewin With: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Romance | Thriller 110 mins.
19. Rope (1948) Rope (1948)
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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. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger Crime | Drama | Thriller 80 mins.
20. Notorious (1946) Notorious (1946)
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A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 101 mins.
21. Red River (1948) Red River (1948)
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Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him. Dir: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson With: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru Action | Adventure | Romance | Western 133 mins.
22. Great Expectations (1946) Great Expectations (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. Dir: David Lean With: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager Drama | Romance 118 mins.
23. They Drive by Night (1940) They Drive by Night (1940)
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Two brothers struggle as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder. Dir: Raoul Walsh With: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 95 mins.
24. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt Action | Adventure | Drama | Western 126 mins.
25. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod With: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance 110 mins.
26. The Big Sleep (1946) The Big Sleep (1946)
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Dir: Howard Hawks With: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
27. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. Dir: Robert Hamer With: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson Comedy | Crime 106 mins.
28. The Philadelphia Story (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Dir: George Cukor With: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart Comedy | Romance 112 mins.
29. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. Dir: William Wyler With: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy Drama | Romance | War 172 mins.
30. It Happens Every Spring (1949) It Happens Every Spring (1949)
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A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery. Dir: Lloyd Bacon With: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas Comedy | Sci-Fi | Sport 87 mins.
31. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Dir: Vincente Minnelli With: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor Family | Musical | Romance 113 mins.
32. The 47 Ronin (1941) The 47 Ronin (1941)
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Lord Asano resists a bribery attempt by a member of the Shogun's court. His honesty, however, is useless against the corruption of the administration... Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi With: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa Action | Drama | History 241 mins.
33. Spellbound (1945) Spellbound (1945)
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller 111 mins.
34. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. Dir: Frank Capra With: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey Comedy | Crime 118 mins.
35. Song of the South (1946) Song of the South (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The kindhearted storyteller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear. Dir: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson With: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett Animation | Family | Music 94 mins.
36. Samson and Delilah (1949) Samson and Delilah (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille With: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders Adventure | Drama | History | Romance 131 mins.
37. His Girl Friday (1940) His Girl Friday (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. Dir: Howard Hawks With: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy Comedy | Drama | Romance 92 mins.
38. Little Women (1949) Little Women (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s... Dir: Mervyn LeRoy With: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien Drama | Family | Romance 122 mins.
39. Laura (1944) Laura (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating. Dir: Otto Preminger With: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 88 mins.
40. To Have and Have Not (1944) To Have and Have Not (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Expatriate American Harry Morgan helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. Dir: Howard Hawks With: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan Adventure | Comedy | Romance | Thriller | War 100 mins.
41. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. Dir: Allan Dwan With: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara Action | Drama | War | Romance United States-PASSED 100 mins.
42. The Human Comedy (1943) The Human Comedy (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war. Dir: Clarence Brown With: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig Comedy | Drama | Family 117 mins.
43. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. Dir: Sam Wood With: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn Comedy | Romance 92 mins.
44. The Lady from Shanghai (1947) The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. With: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 87 mins.
45. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Dir: George Seaton With: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy 96 mins.
46. Mildred Pierce (1945) Mildred Pierce (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but can't win the approval of her spoiled daughter. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 111 mins.
47. The Outlaw (1943) The Outlaw (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald. Dir: Howard Hughes With: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell Comedy | Drama | Romance | Western 116 mins.
48. Gilda (1946) Gilda (1946)
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The sinister boss of a South American casino finds that his right-hand man Johnny and his sensuous new wife Gilda already know each other. Dir: Charles Vidor With: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 110 mins.
49. Lifeboat (1944) Lifeboat (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak Thriller | War 97 mins.
50. The Red Shoes (1948) The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer Drama | Music | Romance 133 mins.
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