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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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Beauty and the Beast Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Josette Day

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The Best Years of Our Lives Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March

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The Postman Always Rings Twice Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield

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Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson

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Gilda Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready

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Great Expectations Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills

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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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Duel in the Sun Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones

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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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The Razor's Edge Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter

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Humoresque Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Craig Stevens

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A Matter of Life and Death David Niven, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey

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The Yearling Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Forrest Tucker

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My Darling Clementine Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

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Till the Clouds Roll By Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury

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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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Night and Day Cary Grant, Jane Wyman, Eve Arden

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Courage of Lassie Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Carl Switzer

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The Killers Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien

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Deception Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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Cluny Brown Jennifer Jones, Charles Boyer, Peter Lawford

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The Phantom Rider George J. Lewis, Peggy Stewart, Chief Thundercloud

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A Stolen Life Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan

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To Each His Own Olivia de Havilland, Roland Culver, Mary Anderson

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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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Make Mine Music Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, Nelson Eddy

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Angel on My Shoulder Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Paul Muni

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Somewhere in the Night Harry Morgan, Sheldon Leonard, Lou Nova

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Terror by Night Basil Rathbone, Billy Bevan, Nigel Bruce

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The Dark Corner Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix

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The Dark Mirror Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Lew Ayres

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The Green Years Jessica Tandy, Dean Stockwell, Hume Cronyn

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Rhythm and Weep Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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Crack-Up Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins

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Anna and the King of Siam Rex Harrison, Irene Dunne, Lee J. Cobb

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Black Angel Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, Constance Dowling

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The Chase Peter Lorre, Robert Cummings, Bess Flowers

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Paisan William Tubbs, Harriet White, Carlo Pisacane

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The Crimson Ghost Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling, I. Stanford Jolley

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My Pal Trigger Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, George "Gabby" Hayes

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A Bird in the Head Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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Devotion Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Arthur Kennedy

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The Scarlet Horseman Paul Guilfoyle, Virginia Christine, Peter Cookson

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Shoeshine Franco Interlenghi, Emilio Cigoli, Maria Campi

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The Big Sleep Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Malone

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Nobody Lives Forever Walter Brennan, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Garfield