31 titles.

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1. 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.
2. Bicycle Thieves (1948) Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.
3. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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.
4. The Third Man (1949) The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.
5. The Red Shoes (1948) The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.
6. The Heiress (1949) The Heiress (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. Dir: William Wyler With: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson Drama | Romance United States-PASSED 115 mins.
7. White Heat (1949) White Heat (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn Dir: Raoul Walsh With: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 114 mins.
8. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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.
9. 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.
10. Stairway to Heaven (1946) Stairway to Heaven (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote Drama | Fantasy | Romance | War 104 mins.
11. Notorious (1946) Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.
12. The Big Sleep (1946) The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.
13. Out of the Past (1947) Out of the Past (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. Dir: Jacques Tourneur With: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 97 mins.
14. Rope (1948) Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.
15. Black Narcissus (1947) Black Narcissus (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson Drama 100 mins.
16. Beauty and the Beast (1946) Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. Dir: Jean Cocteau With: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély Fantasy | Romance 96 mins.
17. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. Dir: Charles Chaplin With: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan Comedy | Crime | Drama 124 mins.
18. 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.
19. Key Largo (1948) Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 100 mins.
20. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz With: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance | Thriller 104 mins.
21. 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.
22. The Killers (1946) The Killers (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins. Dir: Robert Siodmak With: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 97 mins.
23. Hamlet (1948) Hamlet (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. Dir: Laurence Olivier With: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie Drama 155 mins.
24. Oliver Twist (1948) Oliver Twist (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London... Dir: David Lean With: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh Adventure | Crime | Drama 116 mins.
25. Stray Dog (1949) Stray Dog (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 122 mins.
26. Red River (1948) Red River (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.
27. Gilda (1946) Gilda (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Johnny Farrell is a gambling cheat who turns straight to work for an unsettling casino owner Ballin Mundson. But things take a turn for Johnny as his alluring ex-lover appears as Mundson's wife, and Mundson's machinations begin to unravel. Dir: Charles Vidor With: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 110 mins.
28. My Darling Clementine (1946) My Darling Clementine (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. Dir: John Ford With: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature Drama | Western 97 mins.
29. 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.
30. Adam's Rib (1949) Adam's Rib (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. Dir: George Cukor With: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday Comedy | Drama | Romance United States-PASSED 101 mins.
31. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband... but even once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions. Dir: Tay Garnett With: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller United States-PASSED 113 mins.
31 titles.