The Best Movies of 1946 Films

The Best Movies of 1946

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List of the best movies of 1946, with movie trailers when available. Many future stars were born in 1946, such as Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee Jones. These top movies of 1946 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 1946. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1946 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1946 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List movies include It's a Wonderful Life, Duel in the Sun and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1946?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1946?"

1946 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1946. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1946 aren't just one persons opinion.


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    Great Expectations

    Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills

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    My Darling Clementine

    Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March

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    - 2
    Notorious

    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    - 1
    Beauty and the Beast

    Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Josette Day

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    - 3
    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Duel in the Sun

    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones

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    Gilda

    Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready

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    A Matter of Life and Death

    David Niven, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey

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    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield

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    The Razor's Edge

    Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter

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    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson

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    Till the Clouds Roll By

    Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury

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    The Spiral Staircase

    Rhonda Fleming, Ethel Barrymore, Elsa Lanchester

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    The Harvey Girls

    Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse

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    Tomorrow Is Forever

    Natalie Wood, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert

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    The Blue Dahlia

    Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, William Bendix

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    Road to Utopia

    Bob Hope, Jim Thorpe, Bing Crosby

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    Song of the South

    John Lee Hooker, Hattie McDaniel, Bobby Driscoll

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    Courage of Lassie

    Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Carl Switzer

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    Deception

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    The Phantom Rider

    George J. Lewis, Peggy Stewart, Chief Thundercloud

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    Cluny Brown

    Jennifer Jones, Charles Boyer, Peter Lawford

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    Humoresque

    Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Craig Stevens

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    Night and Day

    Cary Grant, Jane Wyman, Eve Arden

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    The Killers

    Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien

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    Make Mine Music

    Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, Nelson Eddy

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    The Big Sleep

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Malone

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    Shoeshine

    Franco Interlenghi, Emilio Cigoli, Maria Campi

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    Terror by Night

    Basil Rathbone, Billy Bevan, Nigel Bruce

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    Rhythm and Weep

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    The Dark Corner

    Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix

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    Paisan

    William Tubbs, Harriet White, Carlo Pisacane

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    The Green Years

    Jessica Tandy, Dean Stockwell, Hume Cronyn

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    Somewhere in the Night

    Harry Morgan, Sheldon Leonard, Lou Nova

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    Black Angel

    Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, Constance Dowling

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    Crack-Up

    Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins

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    The Yearling

    Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Forrest Tucker

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    The Chase

    Peter Lorre, Robert Cummings, Bess Flowers

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    To Each His Own

    Olivia de Havilland, Roland Culver, Mary Anderson

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    A Stolen Life

    Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan

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    Anna and the King of Siam

    Rex Harrison, Irene Dunne, Lee J. Cobb

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    My Pal Trigger

    Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, George "Gabby" Hayes

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    Bad Bascomb

    Margaret O'Brien, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main

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    The Scarlet Horseman

    Paul Guilfoyle, Virginia Christine, Peter Cookson

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    The Locket

    Robert Mitchum, Gene Raymond, Laraine Day

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    Angel on My Shoulder

    Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Paul Muni

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    The Crimson Ghost

    Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling, I. Stanford Jolley

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    The Time of Their Lives

    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Gale Sondergaard

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    Cloak and Dagger

    Gary Cooper, Marc Lawrence, Lilli Palmer

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