Feature Film, Released between 1947-01-01 and 1947-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Out of the Past (1947)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 32,133

2. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Votes: 15,593 | Gross: $0.33M

3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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88 Metascore

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 39,227 | Gross: $2.65M

4. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Votes: 15,434

5. Nightmare Alley (1947)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

Votes: 7,111

6. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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A group of nuns struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

Votes: 21,165

7. Odd Man Out (1947)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

Votes: 8,826

8. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore

Votes: 3,336

9. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 26,269 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Brute Force (1947)

Passed | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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80 Metascore

At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 8,829

11. Body and Soul (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.6
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A talented boxer's young career hits difficult terrain when an unethical promoter takes interest in him.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere

Votes: 4,259

12. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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72 Metascore

A debonair angel comes to Earth to help an Episcopalian bishop and his wife in their quest to raise money for the new church.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 13,707

13. Dark Passage (1947)

Passed | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 17,378

14. The Pearl (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, María Elena Marqués, Fernando Wagner, Gilberto González

Votes: 846

15. Kiss of Death (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Nick Bianco is caught during a botched jewellery heist. The prosecution offer him a more lenient sentence if he squeals on his accomplices but he doesn't roll over on them. Three years into the sentence an event changes his mind.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Votes: 7,115

16. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Passed | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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WW2 veteran Lucky Gagin arrives in a New Mexico border-town intent on revenging against mobster Frank Hugo but FBI agent Bill Retz, who also wants Hugo, tries to keep Gagin out of trouble.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Thomas Gomez, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King

Votes: 2,588

17. Crossfire (1947)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of demobilized soldiers he met in a bar. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 7,133 | Gross: $1.30M

18. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 7,630

19. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

92 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,449 | Gross: $0.01M

20. The Unsuspected (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett

Votes: 2,411

21. They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.2
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On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson

Votes: 2,013

22. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, Rene Ray

Votes: 1,297

23. Pursued (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger

Votes: 2,802

24. Possessed (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 4,475 | Gross: $1.99M

25. Nora Prentiss (1947)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A nightclub singer inspires a doctor to fake his own murder, leading to plenty of complications.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda

Votes: 1,451

26. Life with Father (1947)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy

7.2
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73 Metascore

A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 4,615

27. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Votes: 14,596

28. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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After leaving her family's farm to study nursing in the city, a young woman finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford

Votes: 2,307

29. Dear Ruth (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A family is befuddled when a World War II serviceman shows up to meet and marry his pen pal sweetheart. Everyone's in the dark about the romance by mail. Then they discover Ruth's younger sister was the culprit.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Joan Caulfield, William Holden, Mona Freeman, Edward Arnold

Votes: 444

30. Born to Kill (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak, Phillip Terry

Votes: 4,495

31. Boomerang! (1947)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 3,988

32. The Web (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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An attorney acting as a body guard, apparently kills a man in defense of his employer's life, and later believes the victim was set up to be murdered.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien, William Bendix, Vincent Price

Votes: 764

33. Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.1
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Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 4,375

34. The October Man (1947)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt after a young woman that he has just recently met is found dead on the local ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh

Votes: 1,046

35. Ivy (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ney

Votes: 747

36. The Egg and I (I) (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 2,356

37. Dead Reckoning (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane

Votes: 6,591

38. The Upturned Glass (1947)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: James Mason, Rosamund John, Pamela Mason, Ann Stephens

Votes: 703

39. Unconquered (1947)

Passed | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

Votes: 2,098

40. Take My Life (1947)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Philippa Shelley races against time to clear her husband Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to force a conviction.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Marius Goring, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 306

41. T-Men (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder, Mary Meade

Votes: 3,119

42. So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell (Sir John Mills) recalls events of the previous twenty-five years in his home town of Browdley. As Councilman and Newspaper... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard

Votes: 405

43. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

Votes: 5,613

44. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 3,065 | Gross: $4.50M

45. The Damned (1947)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In the last days of World War II, a group of Nazis and their sympathizers try to escape from reckoning using a submarine.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Henri Vidal, Florence Marly, Fosco Giachetti

Votes: 754

46. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.0
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British police are after a serial killer who lures his female victims through newspaper personal ads and sends cryptic-poem clues to the cops.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

Votes: 3,079

47. The Late George Apley (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.0
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George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vanessa Brown, Richard Haydn, Charles Russell

Votes: 735

48. I Walk Alone (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Votes: 2,373

49. High Wall (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 1,437

50. Framed (1947)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,293


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