Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1949

1. The Third Man (1949) The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. Dir: Carol Reed With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 104 mins.
2. Whisky Galore (1949) Whisky Galore (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick With: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey Comedy | Crime 80 mins.
3. Samson and Delilah (1949) Samson and Delilah (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille With: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders Adventure | Drama | History | Romance 131 mins.
4. White Heat (1949) White Heat (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn. Dir: Raoul Walsh With: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien Action | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 114 mins.
5. Twelve O'Clock High (1949) Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. Dir: Henry King With: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill Drama | War 132 mins.
6. The Heiress (1949) The Heiress (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. Dir: William Wyler With: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson Drama | Romance 115 mins.
7. A Letter to Three Wives (1949) A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands: but she does not say which one. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz With: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern Drama | Romance 103 mins.
8. Mighty Joe Young (1949) Mighty Joe Young (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch. Dir: Ernest B. Schoedsack With: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi 94 mins.
9. Little Women (1949) Little Women (1949)
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The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household... Dir: Mervyn LeRoy With: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien Drama | Family | Romance United States-PASSED 122 mins.
10. The Fountainhead (1949) The Fountainhead (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards. Dir: King Vidor With: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey Drama | Romance 114 mins.