Released between 1949-01-01 and 1949-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport

7.9
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Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Votes: 7,033

2. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 148,137 | Gross: $0.45M

3. The Big Steal (1949)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles

Votes: 3,802

4. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.8
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 1,834

5. Samson and Delilah (1949)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 6,413 | Gross: $28.80M

6. White Heat (1949)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Votes: 25,403

7. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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74 Metascore

An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 11,133

8. Trapped (1949)

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

6.3
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd

Votes: 786

9. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 32,412

10. Tension (1949)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 2,317

11. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 5,786

12. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Approved | 34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Pinto Colvig, Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,643

13. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 12,184

14. The Threat (1949)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom State Prison and follows through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who convicted him.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Julie Bishop

Votes: 835

15. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Passed | 104 min | Western

7.3
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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 14,540

16. On the Town (1949)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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71 Metascore

Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

Votes: 14,834

17. Batman and Robin (1949)

Approved | 263 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,501

18. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, War

7.7
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 11,579

19. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 8,808

20. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 7,772

21. Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.2
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In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,133

22. The Fountainhead (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Votes: 8,680

23. Under Capricorn (1949)

Approved | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 5,764

24. The Glass Mountain (1949)

99 min | Drama

6.6
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An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Dulcie Gray, Michael Denison, Valentina Cortese, Sebastian Shaw

Votes: 178

25. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 12,186

26. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific and fall in love while growing up together.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones

Votes: 416

27. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 4,574

28. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.3
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Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 12,482

29. Adam's Rib (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 18,163

30. D.O.A. (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.3
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Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland

Votes: 9,894

31. Woman of Dolwyn (1949)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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A peaceful North Wales village is about to disappear once and for all under the waters of a dam that is about to be built by a powerful water company commanded by a city businessman, at one... See full summary »

Director: Emlyn Williams | Stars: Edith Evans, Emlyn Williams, Richard Burton, Anthony James

Votes: 141

32. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Germans in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 6,175 | Gross: $10.29M

33. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 13,543

34. The Secret Garden (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 2,395

35. My Foolish Heart (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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After being visited by an old friend, a woman recalls her true love, the man she met and lost years ago.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith, Lois Wheeler

Votes: 744

36. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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Successful, newly married Brad Collins once belonged to the Communist Party of the USA, and now the Party will stop at nothing to use him.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Ryan, Laraine Day, John Agar, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 849

37. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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In turn-of-the century America, Andrew and Veronica are co-workers in a music shop who dislike one another during working hours but unwillingly carry on an anonymous romance through the mail.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington

Votes: 3,089 | Gross: $6.30M

38. Forbidden (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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An ex-serviceman plans to escape his faithless wife.

Director: George King | Stars: Douglass Montgomery, Hazel Court, Patricia Burke, Garry Marsh

Votes: 130

39. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

Votes: 4,232

40. Bitter Rice (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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Two criminals on the run end up working in a rice field and decide to recruit other workers for their next robbery.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone

Votes: 3,251

41. Impact (1949)

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

7.1
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A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,715

42. House of Strangers (1949)

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

7.4
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After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 2,591

43. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

Votes: 1,141

44. I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.0
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After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart

Votes: 7,022

45. The Goldbergs (1949–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Comedy-drama about a Jewish-American family living in New York City.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 139

46. Too Late for Tears (1949)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even if it means murder.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 3,192

47. Whirlpool (1949)

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

6.8
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A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

Votes: 3,370

48. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned black woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,454 | Gross: $4.20M

49. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Votes: 3,537

50. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.5
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In 1818 Alabama, French settlers are pitted against greedy land-grabber Blake Randolph but Kentucky militiaman John Breen, who's smitten with French gal Fleurette De Marchand, comes to the settlers' aid.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 2,637


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