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. 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.
4. 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.
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 Mystery | Thriller 130 mins.
6. 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.
7. Our Town (1940) Our Town (1940)
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married... Dir: Sam Wood With: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter Drama 90 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. 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.
10. 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.