Feature Film, Released between 1941-01-01 and 1941-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 394,715 | Gross: $1.59M

2. Ball of Fire (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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78 Metascore

A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 10,771

3. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 147,767 | Gross: $2.11M

4. Lady Be Good (1941)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.5
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A composer and his songwriter wife clash as they succeed in working together, writing hit Broadway shows, but fail in their marriage to the point of getting divorced twice.

Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 821

5. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.2
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96 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 118,350 | Gross: $1.60M

6. Sergeant York (1941)

Passed | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Votes: 15,249 | Gross: $16.40M

7. Suspicion (1941)

Not Rated | 99 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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83 Metascore

A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 32,277 | Gross: $4.50M

8. 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Allan Jeayes, Peter Gawthorne

Votes: 1,373

9. High Sierra (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 14,931

10. The Smiling Ghost (1941)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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An heiress seems to be cursed as each of her intended grooms meets with a horrible end.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith, Alan Hale

Votes: 573

11. The Wolf Man (1941)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

7.3
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72 Metascore

Larry Talbot returns to his father's castle in Wales and meets a beautiful woman. One fateful night, Talbot escorts her to a local carnival where they meet a mysterious gypsy fortune teller.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 23,730

12. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 21,105

13. Sundown (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

5.7
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In 1941, a mysterious Somaliland native woman helps the British against the Nazis.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders, Harry Carey

Votes: 761

14. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to experience life as a poor, homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 23,774

15. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 10,266

16. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A couple who have been married for three years are shocked to learn that their marriage is not legally valid.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond, Jack Carson

Votes: 9,250

17. The Lady Eve (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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96 Metascore

A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 18,888

18. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 6,220

19. Meet John Doe (1941)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 11,933

20. Western Union (1941)

Passed | 95 min | History, Western

6.7
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When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger, Virginia Gilmore

Votes: 2,380

21. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 5,719

22. Blood and Sand (1941)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 2,325

23. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook

Votes: 5,857

24. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley | Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner

Votes: 2,475

25. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $0.87M

26. Tobacco Road (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Gene Tierney, Marjorie Rambeau, William Tracy

Votes: 1,983

27. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp

Votes: 8,212

28. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

5.5
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall

Votes: 1,527

29. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood

Votes: 3,973

30. Topper Returns (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke

Votes: 2,603

31. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

Passed | 216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict, Louise Currie

Votes: 1,097

32. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a pact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

Votes: 4,562

33. The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A mysterious stranger arrives in the Missouri hills and befriends a young backwoods girl. Much to the dislike of her moonshiner fiancé who has vowed to find and kill his own father.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 1,930

34. A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen

Votes: 2,767

35. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

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

7.2
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Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar

Votes: 3,961

36. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.3
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Quick-tempered yet likable Biff Grimes falls for the beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale

Votes: 3,201

37. The 47 Ronin (1941)

241 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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The legendary Forty-seven ronin plot to avenge the death of their lord, Asano Naganori, by killing Kira Yoshinaka, a shogunate official responsible for Asano being forced to commit seppuku.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Kan'emon Nakamura

Votes: 1,973

38. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle

Votes: 1,392

39. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.5
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After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 3,409

40. The Black Cat (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,508

41. Man Hunt (1941)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine

Votes: 4,732

42. The Sea Wolf (1941)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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After being fished out of the sea by a sealer, three fugitives find themselves prisoners of the ship's brutal skipper who refuses to put them ashore and they hatch an escape plan during a crew mutiny.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Alexander Knox

Votes: 3,236

43. Hellzapoppin' (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 2,723

44. You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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In order to cover up his philandering ways, a married Broadway producer sets one of his dancers up on a date with a chorus girl for whom he had bought a gift, but the two dancers fall in love for real.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, John Hubbard

Votes: 2,199

45. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

Votes: 5,784

46. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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79 Metascore

Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen

Votes: 1,919

47. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 5,278

48. I Wanted Wings (1941)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 341

49. South of Panama (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Jan Martin, sister of government chemist Paul Martin, realizes she is being followed by enemy agents after her brother. She ignores him at the Panama airport and embraces a stranger, Mike ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Roger Pryor, Virginia Vale, Lionel Royce, Lucien Prival

Votes: 60

50. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 3,629


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