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List of the best movies of 1941, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1941 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1941. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1941 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1941 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List features movies like Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, and many more

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1941?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1941?"

1941 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1941. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1941 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1941
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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Dumbo Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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The Maltese Falcon Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy

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Sullivan's Travels Veronica Lake, Preston Sturges, Elsa Lanchester

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Suspicion Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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Hold Back the Dawn Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Charles Boyer

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Johnny Eager Lana Turner, Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold

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Penny Serenade Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan

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High Sierra Humphrey Bogart, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino

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How Green Was My Valley Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon

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Sergeant York Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

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The Strawberry Blonde Rita Hayworth, Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney

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49th Parallel Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1941
Here Comes Mr. Jordan Claude Rains, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Montgomery

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Shadow of the Thin Man Ava Gardner, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed

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They Died with Their Boots On Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Anthony Quinn

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That Hamilton Woman Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Sara Allgood

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The Wolf Man Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney

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Riders of Death Valley Lon Chaney, Jr., Charles Bickford

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The Bad Man Ronald Reagan, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery

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The Bride Came C.O.D. Bette Davis, James Cagney, William Frawley

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The Little Foxes Bette Davis, Teresa Wright, Dan Duryea

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The Black Cat Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Alan Ladd

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Lady Be Good Doris Day, Red Skelton, Robert Young

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Blood and Sand Rita Hayworth, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Power

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Keep 'Em Flying Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Martha Raye

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Ball of Fire Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews

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Onna Greta Garbo, Ruth Gordon, Melvyn Douglas

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Among the Living Susan Hayward, Albert Dekker, Harry Carey

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery

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The Big Store Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Leonard Marx

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Honky Tonk Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Claire Trevor

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The Devil and Daniel Webster Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell, Simone Simon

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Meet John Doe Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan

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Heimkehr Attila Hörbiger, Carl Raddatz, Otto Wernicke

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Man Hunt George Sanders, Roddy McDowall, Joan Bennett

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Hold That Ghost Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Shemp Howard

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Adventures of Captain Marvel Jack Mulhall, Reed Hadley, Kenne Duncan

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Cottage to Let John Mills, Alastair Sim, Michael Wilding

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I Wake Up Screaming Betty Grable, Carole Landis, Victor Mature

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Maisie Was a Lady Maureen O'Sullivan, Ann Sothern, Lew Ayres

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Frøken Kirkemus Marguerite Viby

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Far skal giftes Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt

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Ladies in Retirement Ida Lupino, Evelyn Keyes, Louis Hayward

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Blossoms in the Dust Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart

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Footsteps in the Dark Errol Flynn, Ralph Bellamy, William Frawley

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The Lady Eve Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Coburn