Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1940

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. Waterloo Bridge (1940) Waterloo Bridge (1940)
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During WWI, believing her fianc 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 108 mins.
3. Rebecca (1940) Rebecca (1940)
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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.
4. His Girl Friday (1940) His Girl Friday (1940)
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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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Pinocchio (1940) Pinocchio (1940)
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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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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 United States-PASSED 118 mins.