Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1940

1. 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 | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical 88 mins.
2. The Great Dictator (1940) The Great Dictator (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.
3. 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 Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller 130 mins.
4. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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 | History 129 mins.
5. 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. With: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Music 125 mins.
6. Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Now-widowed Tugboat Annie, tugboat queen of the Northwest, struggles to save her job against the competition of rival Captain Bullwinkle. Dir: Lewis Seiler With: Marjorie Rambeau, Alan Hale, Jane Wyman Comedy | Drama | Romance 77 mins.
7. The Philadelphia Story (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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.
8. His Girl Friday (1940) His Girl Friday (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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. Congo Maisie (1940) Congo Maisie (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In this reworking of "Red Dust," showgirl Maisie Ravier is left stranded in an African village. She's given refuge by Michael Shane... Dir: H.C. Potter With: Ann Sothern, John Carroll, Rita Johnson Comedy | Drama 71 mins.
10. 3 Cheers for the Irish (1940) 3 Cheers for the Irish (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Peter Casey has been with the New York City police department for 25 years. He's totally surprised when... Dir: Lloyd Bacon With: Priscilla Lane, Thomas Mitchell, Dennis Morgan Comedy | Romance 99 mins.