Feature Film, Released between 1946-01-01 and 1946-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 445,522

2. The Big Sleep (1946)

Passed | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.9
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86 Metascore

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 84,719 | Gross: $6.54M

3. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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93 Metascore

Three World War II veterans, two of them traumatized or disabled, return home to the American midwest to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 63,250 | Gross: $23.65M

4. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Nell Bowen, the protégé of Lord Mortimer, wants to help change the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Though she tries to reform Bedlam, but the cruel Master ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser

Votes: 4,000

5. Song of the South (1946)

G | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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54 Metascore

The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 13,780 | Gross: $63.72M

6. Notorious (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.9
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100 Metascore

The daughter of a convicted Nazi spy is asked by American agents to gather information on a ring of Nazi scientists in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Votes: 100,012 | Gross: $10.46M

7. Lady in the Lake (1946)

Passed | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.5
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Phillip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

Votes: 5,542

8. Gilda (1946)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino discovers his employer's new wife is his former lover.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 31,942

9. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.7
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After their cattle are stolen and their brother murdered, the Earp brothers have a score to settle with the Clanton family.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 23,478

10. Great Expectations (1946)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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90 Metascore

A humble orphan boy in 1810s Kent is given the opportunity to go to London and become a gentleman, with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 24,264

11. The Killers (1946)

Passed | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 21,105

12. The Stranger (1946)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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76 Metascore

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

Votes: 26,355

13. Stairway to Heaven (1946)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court, hoping to prolong his fledgling romance with an American girl.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 21,799

14. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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Beautiful, biracial, Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 8,691 | Gross: $20.41M

15. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Passed | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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84 Metascore

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 20,583 | Gross: $8.33M

16. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.4
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A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 9,801

17. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

Votes: 6,095 | Gross: $5.00M

18. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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92 Metascore

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément | Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon

Votes: 26,274 | Gross: $0.30M

19. The Spiral Staircase (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

Votes: 10,004

20. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Passed | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.1
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 8,505 | Gross: $2.70M

21. The Harvey Girls (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.0
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65 Metascore

On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley (Judy Garland) meets a cheery crew of young women travelling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 4,155

22. The Strange Woman (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.6
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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,069

23. The Green Years (1946)

Approved | 127 min | Drama

7.0
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An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 976

24. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,582 | Gross: $3.25M

25. Dragonwyck (1946)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan

Votes: 4,648

26. Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Film-Noir, Romance

6.6
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In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Germans to switch sides.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 2,972

27. Cinderella Jones (1946)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.3
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Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joan Leslie, Robert Alda, Julie Bishop, William Prince

Votes: 266

28. Green for Danger (1946)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Leo Genn

Votes: 4,962

29. Undercurrent (1946)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.5
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 3,053

30. Terror by Night (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 6,089

31. The Yearling (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Family, Western

7.2
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89 Metascore

A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills

Votes: 5,862 | Gross: $5.20M

32. Dressed to Kill (1946)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmund Breon

Votes: 6,069

33. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Passed | 132 min | Biography, Musical

6.3
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Biography of songwriter and Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern (Robert Walker). Unable to find immediate success in the U.S., Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva Leale (Dorothy Patrick).

Directors: Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney | Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, June Allyson

Votes: 2,411 | Gross: $6.72M

34. The Man I Love (1946)

96 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

6.7
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A homesick, no-nonsense, lounge singer decides to leave New York City to spend some time visiting her two sisters and brother on the West Coast, and eventually falling in love with down-and-out ex-jazz pianist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Alda, Andrea King, Martha Vickers

Votes: 1,013

35. Three Wise Fools (1946)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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40 years since Richard, James, and Theodore insulted 'The O'Monahan' and he put a vexing blessing on them, all three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in one house ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 384

36. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

8.0
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison; the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortensi

Votes: 7,328

37. Abilene Town (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Western

6.2
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A sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 1,007

38. The Dark Corner (1946)

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

7.1
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A secretary tries to help her boss who's been framed for murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens

Votes: 4,452

39. Black Angel (1946)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir

6.9
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When Kirk Bennett is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 3,136

40. Smoky (1946)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.6
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Drama about the strong bond between a cowpoke and a wild bronco set during the 1940s.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Burl Ives, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 405

41. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

7.6
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American military personnel interact warily with a variety of Italian locals over a year and a half in the push north during the Italian Campaign of WWII as German forces make their retreat.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 8,464

42. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A psychiatrist stays in a mansion haunted by prankish ghosts from the Revolutionary War.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 3,380

43. Make Mine Music (1946)

Passed | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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60 Metascore

Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Directors: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 4,337

44. The Dark Mirror (1946)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A man is found murdered, and witnesses are sure about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Long

Votes: 4,998

45. The Chase (1946)

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

6.5
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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 2,051

46. Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.7
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Both living in New York City, successful artist Phillip Gayley, most renowned for his series of Gayley Girls (swimsuit models in evocative poses), and Ellen Gayley, a one time Gayley Girl, ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Lucile Watson, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 1,097

47. To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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67 Metascore

An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver

Votes: 2,761

48. Blue Skies (1946)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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An ex-dancer and New York radio star narrates his love story for a band singer who loved a self-centered man who was unable to commit to his nightclub business or his family.

Directors: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe

Votes: 1,417

49. Wanted for Murder (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A woman becomes the target of a man who is gradually becoming insane, unable to resist his urge to strangle women to death, but who appears to be purposely leaving pieces of evidence behind.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr, Roland Culver

Votes: 581

50. O.S.S. (1946)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, War

6.7
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During WW2, the O.S.S. sends teams of spies and saboteurs in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, John Hoyt

Votes: 488


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