Most Popular Feature Films Released 1941-01-01 to 1941-12-31


1. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

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

Votes: 343,508 | Gross: $1.59M

2. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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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: 133,220

3. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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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, James Baskett, Herman Bing

Votes: 99,281 | Gross: $1.60M

4. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

Passed | 216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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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: 807

5. The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 1,532

6. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Hoping his son will attend his alma mater, Judge Hardy agrees to let Andy look for work in New York for the summer before committing to start college. In the big city, Andy is confronted with the harsh realities of life and love.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Holden

Votes: 606

7. Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 373

8. Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Passed | 83 min | Drama

6.3
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It is a week before Dr. Kildare's wedding to pretty Nurse Mary Lamont. The hospital is a-buzz with preparation for the big day. Good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to help a... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Red Skelton

Votes: 243

9. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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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: 17,943

10. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

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

Votes: 20,529

11. The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

6.3
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Kildare saves the life of an ice skater who was in an auto accident. But even though her broken leg has knit, she can't walk, and she tries to sue Kildare for malpractice, and Kildare's ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Bonita Granville

Votes: 240

12. Sergeant York (1941)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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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: 13,470 | Gross: $16.40M

13. Suspicion (1941)

Not Rated | 99 min | 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: 27,153 | Gross: $4.50M

14. The Wolf Man (1941)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

7.4
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A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

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

Votes: 19,314

15. 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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: 1,104

16. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 5,237

17. Ball of Fire (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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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: 9,107

18. The Lady Eve (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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: 16,449

19. Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

Unrated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Reginald Owen

Votes: 2,494

20. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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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: 2,114

21. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A tale of greed, one-upmanship, family distrust, abuse, apathy and lost love. It's set in the Deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

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

Votes: 8,628

22. Meet John Doe (1941)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent 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: 10,340

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

Passed | 113 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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: 7,223

24. High Sierra (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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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: 12,737

25. Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 511

26. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A couple who have been married for three years are horrified to learn that their marriage is not legally valid.

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

Votes: 8,084

27. Texas (1941)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.8
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Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft

Votes: 963

28. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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. He has little ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,005

29. The Sea Wolf (1941)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Adventure

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: 2,603

30. 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: 4,517

31. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

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

7.3
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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: 3,061

32. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.4
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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 USA.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

Votes: 4,832

33. Riders of the Badlands (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.9
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When Collins and his men attack the stage they kill Lucky's bride. When Lucky spots Steve Langdon, a dead ringer for Collins, he arrests him. With Steve scheduled to be hung, Lucky ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Charles Starrett, Russell Hayden, Cliff Edwards, Ilene Brewer

Votes: 34

34. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.6
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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: 2,873

35. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.3
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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: 1,145

36. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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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: 4,978

37. Man Hunt (1941)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.4
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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: 4,163

38. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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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: 2,620

39. Topper Returns (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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A fun-loving young woman finds herself murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from a banker to find out why and by whom.

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

Votes: 2,043

40. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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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: 3,852

41. The Great Lie (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.3
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After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,856

42. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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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: 3,320

43. Out of the Fog (1941)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Thomas Mitchell, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,115

44. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

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

6.8
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A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson

Votes: 2,191

45. Tobacco Road (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.

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

Votes: 1,684

46. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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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: 1,910 | Gross: $0.87M

47. Western Union (1941)

Approved | 95 min | History, Western

6.8
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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: 1,930

48. Buck Privates (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.3
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Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid jail, only to find that their drill instructor is the police officer who tried having them imprisoned.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee

Votes: 3,548 | Gross: $4.00M

49. Sundown (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

5.8
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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: 584

50. Johnny Eager (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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The daughter of a district attorney falls in love with a gangster who her father is trying to have imprisoned.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin

Votes: 2,031