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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
7. I Love You Again (1940) I Love You Again (1940)
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke With: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh Comedy | Romance 99 mins.
8. 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.
9. My Favorite Wife (1940) My Favorite Wife (1940)
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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.
10. The Shop Around the Corner (1940) The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
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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 99 mins.