Best Movies of 1949 Films
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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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    James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo

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    Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Regis Toomey

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    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Victor McLaglen

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    Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

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    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Robert Ryan, Wallace Ford, George Tobias

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    Virginia Mayo, Joel McCrea, Dorothy Malone

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    Russ Tamblyn, Trevor Bardette, Peggy Cummins

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    Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson

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    Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Debra Paget

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson

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    Arthur Kennedy, Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale

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    Agnes Moorehead, Franchot Tone, Dane Clark

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    Joan Crawford, Alice White, Sydney Greenstreet

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    Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

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    Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Silvana Mangano

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    Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready

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    Hedy Lamarr, Angela Lansbury, George Sanders

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    Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

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    Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell

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    John Ireland, Preston Foster, Gene Evans

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    James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson, Compton Mackenzie

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    Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, DeForest Kelley

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    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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    Veronica Lake, Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell

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    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Billie Burke

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    Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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    Claude Rains, Trevor Howard, Betty Ann Davies

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    Michael Gough, Sid James, Jack Hawkins

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    Danny Kaye, Elsa Lanchester, Gene Lockhart

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    Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

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    Harry Morgan, George Raft, Virginia Mayo

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    Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

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    Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Oliver Wallace

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    Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Gigi Perreau

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    Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

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    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller

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    Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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    Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Corey, Frank Lovejoy

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    Ava Gardner, Vincent Price, Charles Laughton

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    George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Ella Raines

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    Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Sara Allgood

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    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday

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    James Mason, Robert Ryan, Natalie Schafer

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    Ricardo Montalbán, James Arness, James Whitmore

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    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Esther Williams

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    Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Johnny Sheffield

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    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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    Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman

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