Most Popular Feature Films Released 1942-01-01 to 1942-12-31


1. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 447,122 | Gross: $1.02M

2. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 109,147 | Gross: $102.80M

3. Journey Into Fear (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 3,186

4. Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.7
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College-bound Andy (Mickey Rooney) blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly (Ann Rutherford) and her pert swimmer friend Sheila (Esther Williams). (Source: Turner Classic Movies + DirecTV guide)

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 403

5. Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie is called in to investigate when a young man suffering from mental problems disappears on a killing spree.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Philip Dorn, Phil Brown

Votes: 251

6. The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy

6.7
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While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 389

7. Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Ann Ayars, Robert Sterling

Votes: 211

8. Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Susan Peters, Richard Quine

Votes: 122

9. Nazi Agent (1942)

83 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A story of German-born identical twins (both played by Veidt), one a loyal American and the other, a Nazi official. The American is forced to help a group of German spies, but eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Ann Ayars, Frank Reicher, Dorothy Tree

Votes: 396

10. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 18,694

11. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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86 Metascore

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 21,773

12. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 13,258 | Gross: $13.50M

13. Kings Row (1942)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,430

14. The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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After a long absense from the island, Chester Tuttle returns to Tahiti to find that little has changed. His large family, particularly his scheming Uncle Jonas, would rather dance and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Charles Laughton, Jon Hall, Peggy Drake, Victor Francen

Votes: 283

15. Secret Enemies (1942)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A lawyer becomes a government secret agent after an agent-friend of his is murdered, and discovers a nest of Nazi spies operating out of a former client's hotel.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Craig Stevens, Faye Emerson, John Ridgely, Charles Lang

Votes: 128

16. Now, Voyager (1942)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 12,758

17. Saboteur (1942)

PG | 109 min | Thriller, War

7.2
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Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter

Votes: 19,877

18. Cat People (1942)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 15,827 | Gross: $4.00M

19. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 5,913 | Gross: $10.14M

20. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Not Rated | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 12,242 | Gross: $11.80M

21. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 8,642

22. Jungle Book (1942)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.8
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A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia

Votes: 3,230

23. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey

Votes: 2,809

25. White Cargo (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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The story takes place at a British plantation in Africa where Tondelayo entices all the Brits, especially Harry Witzel.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson

Votes: 545

26. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 5,523

27. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 10,457

28. This Gun for Hire (1942)

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

7.5
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 6,811

29. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 7,775

30. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 9,369

31. The Glass Key (1942)

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

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 4,485

32. The Spoilers (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 1,900

33. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 1,592

34. Roxie Hart (1942)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman

Votes: 1,399

35. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Votes: 5,669

36. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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When Ygor brings the Monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the Monster's current criminal brain with a normal one.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 4,505

37. Across the Pacific (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.

Directors: John Huston, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton

Votes: 3,619

38. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.3
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 4,312

39. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 4,471

40. All Through the Night (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

Votes: 3,048

41. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 5,131 | Gross: $6.38M

42. For Me and My Gal (1942)

Not Rated | 104 min | Musical, Romance, War

7.2
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Mártha Eggerth

Votes: 2,500 | Gross: $4.37M

43. You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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In Buenos Aires, a man who has decreed that his daughters must marry in order of age allows an American dancer to perform at his club under the condition that he play suitor to his second-oldest daughter.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 2,636

44. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,987

45. The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 3,308

46. Road to Morocco (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 4,468

47. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

7.5
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The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 3,438

48. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

Votes: 1,554

49. Moontide (1942)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang | Stars: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,096

50. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 3,401