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Best Movies of 1949

List of the best movies of 1949, with movie trailers when available. Bob Hope was the highest paid actor in 1949, earning more money than actors like John Wayne and Bing Crosby. These top movies of 1949 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 1949. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1949 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1949 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List features items like The Third Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and more!

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1949?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1949?"

1949 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1949. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1949 aren't just one persons opinion.

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    Edmond O'Brien, James Cagney, Margaret Wycherly

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    Ralph Richardson, Olivia de Havilland, Selena Royle

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    Trevor Howard, Paul Hörbiger, Orson Welles

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    Ben Johnson, John Wayne, Victor McLaglen

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    Dean Jagger, Gregory Peck, Paul Stewart

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    Ben Johnson, Terry Moore, Douglas Fowley

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    Russ Tamblyn, Peggy Cummins, John Dall

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    June Allyson, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

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    Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Bennett, Laraine Day

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    Dorothy Malone, Virginia Mayo, Joel McCrea

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    Edward G. Robinson, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

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    Wallace Ford, Darryl Hickman, Alan Baxter

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    Kirk Douglas, Florence Bates, Jeanne Crain

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    Angela Lansbury, George Sanders, Russ Tamblyn

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    François Périer, Jean Marais, Marie Déa

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    Arthur Kennedy, Bobby Driscoll, Paul Stewart

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    Pierre Watkin, Zachary Scott, Dale Robertson

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    Jeanne Crain, Kenny Washington, Evelyn Varden

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    Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan, Henry Morgan

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    Michael Gough, Sid James, Cyril Cusack

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    Judy Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin

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    Veronica Lake, John Russell, Richard Widmark

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    Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, Mickey Knox

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    Hugh Griffith, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood

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    Oscar Levant, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

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    Edward G. Robinson, Ramon Novarro, William Bendix

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    Bing Crosby, William Bendix, Rhonda Fleming

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    Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Gregory Gaye

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    Gordon Jackson, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice

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    José Ferrer, Barbara O'Neil, Gene Tierney

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    Vincent Price, Charles Laughton, Samuel S. Hinds

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    Trevor Howard, Claude Rains, Ann Todd

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    Gary Cooper, Dorothy Christy, Henry Hull

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    Judy Holliday, David Wayne, Katharine Hepburn

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    Macdonald Carey, William Bendix, Mona Freeman

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    Moe Howard, Frank Lackteen, Larry Fine

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    Ella Raines, George Raft, Pat O'Brien

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    Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Colin Campbell

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    Jessie Royce Landis, Gigi Perreau, Kent Smith

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    Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Sam Jaffe

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    Alan Hale, Sr., Walter Catlett

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    Harry Morgan, George Raft, Virginia Mayo

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    Keiko Awaji, Kawamura Ryokichi, Eijirō Tōno

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    Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn, Halliwell Hobbes

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    Arthur Kennedy, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea

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    John Wayne, John Agar, Arthur Franz

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    Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Jules Munshin

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    Claude Jarman, Jr., Lloyd Nolan

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    Chishū Ryū, Sugimara Haruko, Setsuko Hara

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    Arthur Kennedy, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart

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