Feature Film, Released between 1945-01-01 and 1945-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,995

2. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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88 Metascore

A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 22,230

3. Brief Encounter (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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92 Metascore

Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Votes: 34,830

4. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 33,021 | Gross: $9.46M

5. Scarlet Street (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 14,209

6. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 10,711

7. Spellbound (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 42,726 | Gross: $7.00M

8. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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A Norwegian farmer lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II-era Benson Junction, Wisconsin.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Frances Gifford

Votes: 1,693

9. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Votes: 10,704

10. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 11,570

11. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 7,803

12. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.5
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A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 2,735

13. The Corn Is Green (1945)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce, Rhys Williams

Votes: 2,405

14. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Seven guests, a newly hired secretary and two staff are gathered at a manor house on an isolated island by an unknown absentee host and are killed off one-by-one. They work together to determine who the killer is before it's too late.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

Votes: 12,599

15. The Valley of Decision (1945)

Passed | 119 min | Drama

7.4
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An Irish maid falls for the son of her wealthy boss, though their disapproving fathers and a bitter strike at the steel mill complicates matters.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 1,813

16. Hangover Square (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.4
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A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan

Votes: 2,458

17. Detour (1945)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

Votes: 14,705 | Gross: $0.02M

18. The Clock (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In 1945, during a 48-hour leave, a soldier accidentally meets a girl at Pennsylvania Station and spends his leave with her, eventually falling in love with the lovely New Yorker.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 2,955 | Gross: $2.78M

19. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 7,523

20. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose (Sir John Mills).

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 1,315

21. Pride of the Marines (1945)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, John Ridgely

Votes: 1,243

22. Objective, Burma! (1945)

Approved | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Votes: 4,288

23. The House of Fear (1945)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.3
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 4,366

24. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

Votes: 8,129

25. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

7.3
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan

Votes: 6,955 | Gross: $21.30M

26. They Were Expendable (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

7.2
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86 Metascore

A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.

Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

Votes: 7,472

27. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell

Votes: 2,925

28. Road to Utopia (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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72 Metascore

Two vaudeville flops pose as bad guys and join the Klondike gold rush with a saloon singer.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 3,154

29. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.2
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When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,785

30. Conflict (1945)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, Rose Hobart

Votes: 3,218

31. Blithe Spirit (1945)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A man and his second wife are haunted by the ghost of his first wife.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 5,507

32. The Southerner (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

7.1
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,926

33. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno

Votes: 2,596

34. Murder, He Says (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather

Votes: 1,646

35. Kitty (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, History

7.1
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An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen

Votes: 614

36. Fallen Angel (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.1
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford

Votes: 4,836

37. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.1
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, a musical set in Los Angeles.

Directors: George Sidney, Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 7,742

38. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.0
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After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,920

39. A Walk in the Sun (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, War

7.0
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During WWII, a platoon of American soldiers trudge through the Italian countryside in search of a bridge they have been ordered to blow up, encountering danger and destruction along the way.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland

Votes: 3,284

40. State Fair (1945)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,549

41. Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.0
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55 Metascore

George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,208

42. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd

Votes: 1,065

43. Love Letters (1945)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 1,401

44. Roughly Speaking (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 611

45. Pursuit to Algiers (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosalind Ivan

Votes: 3,251

46. Molly and Me (1945)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Gracie Fields, Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 395

47. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

6.9
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The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 434

48. The Cheaters (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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An eccentric wealthy family facing bankruptcy schemes to steal an inheritance, but an alcoholic ex-actor they take in for Christmas charity complicates their plan.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette, Ona Munson

Votes: 520

49. The Wicked Lady (1945)

Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A noblewoman begins to lead a dangerous double life in order to alleviate her boredom.

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones

Votes: 1,262

50. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sara Allgood

Votes: 1,273


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