Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1940

1. 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 | History 129 mins.
2. Foreign Correspondent (1940) Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall Action | Romance | Thriller | War 120 mins.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 | Romance | Thriller 130 mins.
6. Fantasia (1940) Fantasia (1940)
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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.
7. The Great McGinty (1940) The Great McGinty (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty... Dir: Preston Sturges With: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff Comedy 82 mins.
8. Flight Command (1940) Flight Command (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola... Dir: Frank Borzage With: Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon Drama | War 116 mins.
9. 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.
10. Boom Town (1940) Boom Town (1940)
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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 119 mins.