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1. 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.
2. Pinocchio (1940) Pinocchio (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 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.
3. Fantasia (1940) Fantasia (1940)
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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.
4. Rebecca (1940) Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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 Mystery | Thriller 130 mins.
5. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.
6. The Philadelphia Story (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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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.
7. Primrose Path (1940) Primrose Path (1940)
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Girl from the "wrong" side of the tracks falls in love with an ambitious young man from the "right" side of the tracks. Dir: Gregory La Cava With: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Rambeau Drama 93 mins.
8. 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.
9. Pride and Prejudice (1940) Pride and Prejudice (1940)
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them... Dir: Robert Z. Leonard With: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley Drama | Romance 118 mins.
10. The Return of Frank James (1940) The Return of Frank James (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper Crime | History | Western 92 mins.
11. The Shop Around the Corner (1940) The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch With: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan Comedy | Drama | Romance United States-PASSED 99 mins.
12. Dulcy (1940) Dulcy (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens. Dir: S. Sylvan Simon With: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young Comedy United States-PASSED 73 mins.
13. Foreign Correspondent (1940) Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall Romance | Thriller | War 120 mins.
14. The Letter (1940) The Letter (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. Dir: William Wyler With: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 95 mins.
15. The Mark of Zorro (1940) The Mark of Zorro (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California. Dir: Rouben Mamoulian With: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone Action | Adventure | Romance | Western 94 mins.
16. Northwest Passage (1940) Northwest Passage (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected. Dir: King Vidor With: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan Adventure | Drama | History | Romance | War | Western United States-PASSED 126 mins.
17. Waterloo Bridge (1940) Waterloo Bridge (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During WWI, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy With: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson Drama | War | Romance United States-PASSED 108 mins.
18. The Sea Hawk (1940) The Sea Hawk (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains Action | Adventure | Romance 127 mins.
19. My Favorite Wife (1940) My Favorite Wife (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage. Dir: Garson Kanin With: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott Comedy | Romance 88 mins.
20. The Thief of Bagdad (1940) The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves. Dir: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell With: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez Adventure | Family | Fantasy 106 mins.
21. Boom Town (1940) Boom Town (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman. Dir: Jack Conway With: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert Adventure | Drama | Romance | Western United States-PASSED 119 mins.
22. Arizona (1940) Arizona (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie... Dir: Wesley Ruggles With: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William Western 125 mins.
23. Kitty Foyle (1940) Kitty Foyle (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her. Dir: Sam Wood With: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig Drama | Romance 108 mins.
24. Gaslight (1940) Gaslight (1940)
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Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden. Dir: Thorold Dickinson With: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell Mystery | Thriller 84 mins.
25. Santa Fe Trail (1940) Santa Fe Trail (1940)
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The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles... Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War | Western 110 mins.
26. All This, and Heaven Too (1940) All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... Dir: Anatole Litvak With: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn Drama | Romance 141 mins.
27. Night Train to Munich (1940) Night Train to Munich (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him... Dir: Carol Reed With: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid Comedy | Thriller | War 95 mins.
28. The Long Voyage Home (1940) The Long Voyage Home (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie... Dir: John Ford With: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter Drama | War 105 mins.
29. 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.
30. Irene (1940) Irene (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob... Dir: Herbert Wilcox With: Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young Comedy | Musical | Romance 101 mins.
31. Go West (1940) Go West (1940)
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The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks. Dir: Edward Buzzell With: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx Comedy | Musical | Western United States-PASSED 80 mins.
32. The Blue Bird (1940) The Blue Bird (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness. Dir: Walter Lang With: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce Drama | Family | Fantasy 88 mins.
33. The Bank Dick (1940) The Bank Dick (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard. Dir: Edward F. Cline With: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel Comedy 72 mins.
34. Knute Rockne All American (1940) Knute Rockne All American (1940)
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The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne. Dir: Lloyd Bacon With: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan Biography | Drama | Sport 98 mins.
35. One Million B.C. (1940) One Million B.C. (1940)
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Tumak, member of the prehistoric Rock tribe, is exiled and makes his way to the more peaceful Shell tribe... Dir: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach With: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr. Adventure | Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi 80 mins.
36. The Mortal Storm (1940) The Mortal Storm (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930's. When the Nazi's come to power... Dir: Frank Borzage With: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young Drama United States-PASSED 100 mins.
37. Brigham Young (1940) Brigham Young (1940)
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In 1844,after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah. Dir: Henry Hathaway With: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger Biography | History | Romance | Western 114 mins.
38. Kit Carson (1940) Kit Carson (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Trapper Kit Carson and his band of men join John C. Fremont on his way to California. Enroute they are... Dir: George B. Seitz With: Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews Biography | Romance | Western 97 mins.
39. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner. Dir: Norman Taurog With: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy Musical 102 mins.
40. Music in My Heart (1940) Music in My Heart (1940)
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Dir: Joseph Santley With: Tony Martin, Rita Hayworth, Edith Fellows Musical | Romance 70 mins.
41. My Little Chickadee (1940) My Little Chickadee (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend... Dir: Edward F. Cline With: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia Comedy | Western 83 mins.
42. Remember the Night (1940) Remember the Night (1940)
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Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent... Dir: Mitchell Leisen With: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi Comedy | Drama | Romance United States-PASSED 94 mins.
43. Jud Süß (1940) Jud Süß (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
In this notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama, a conniving, ambitious Jewish businessman... Dir: Veit Harlan With: Ferdinand Marian, Kristina Söderbaum, Heinrich George Drama 98 mins.
44. Santa Fe Marshal (1940) Santa Fe Marshal (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
U.S. Marshal Hopalong Cassidy is called when a town becomes overrun with bad guys. Disguised as a member of a medicine show, Hoppy discovers that the ringleader is none other than sweet li'l ol' Ma Burton. Dir: Lesley Selander With: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Marjorie Rambeau Western 68 mins.
45. The Ghost Breakers (1940) The Ghost Breakers (1940)
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A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba. Dir: George Marshall With: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson Comedy | Horror | Mystery United States-PASSED 85 mins.
46. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Flash and his friends return to planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death. But Ming the Merciless has other plans for them... Dir: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor With: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton Action | Sci-Fi | Adventure 220 mins.
47. De Mayerling à Sarajevo (1940) De Mayerling à Sarajevo (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In the late 1800's, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, falls for Sophie Chotek, a Czech countess... Dir: Max Ophüls With: Edwige Feuillère, John Lodge, Aimé Clariond Drama 95 mins.
48. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap... Dir: Dorothy Arzner With: Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball Comedy | Drama | Musical 90 mins.
49. Dark Command (1940) Dark Command (1940)
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When transplanted Texan Bob Seton arrives in Lawrence, Kansas he finds much to like about the place... Dir: Raoul Walsh With: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon Romance | Western United States-PASSED 94 mins.
50. Second Chorus (1940) Second Chorus (1940)
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When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller. Dir: H.C. Potter With: Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw Comedy | Romance | Musical United States-PASSED 84 mins.
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