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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 movies 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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The Third Man Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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The Heiress Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

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White Heat James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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Gun Crazy Russ Tamblyn, Peggy Cummins, Trevor Bardette

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Little Women Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson

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Mighty Joe Young Ben Johnson, Terry Moore, Regis Toomey

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Madame Bovary Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Harry Morgan

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Kind Hearts and Coronets Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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Adam's Rib Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday

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House of Strangers Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

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That Forsyte Woman Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn, Greer Garson

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, J. Pat O'Malley

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Orpheus Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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Beyond the Forest Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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Holiday Affair Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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On the Town Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller

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Samson and Delilah Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders

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Under Capricorn Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten

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A Letter to Three Wives Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter

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A Dangerous Profession George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien

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Late Spring Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Sugimara Haruko

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The Window Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Bobby Driscoll

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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Without Honor Agnes Moorehead, Laraine Day, Franchot Tone

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The Accused Loretta Young, Sara Allgood, Robert Cummings

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Colorado Territory Dorothy Malone, Virginia Mayo, Joel McCrea

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Pinky Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

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My Foolish Heart Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Jessie Royce Landis

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Black Magic Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Silvana Mangano

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In the Good Old Summertime Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton

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Whirlpool Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

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Twelve O'Clock High Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson

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East Side, West Side Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Cyd Charisse

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The Hasty Heart Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd, Patricia Neal

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She Shoulda Said No! Jack Elam, Don Harvey, Lyle Talbot

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The Big Wheel Mickey Rooney, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell

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The Great Gatsby Shelley Winters, Alan Ladd, Ed Begley

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Flamingo Road Joan Crawford, Alice White, Sydney Greenstreet

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Red Light Harry Morgan, George Raft, Virginia Mayo

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The Fighting Kentuckian John Wayne, Oliver Hardy, Vera Ralston

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Too Late for Tears Arthur Kennedy, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea

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Slattery's Hurricane Veronica Lake, Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

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Neptune's Daughter Mel Blanc, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams

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The Passionate Friends Claude Rains, Trevor Howard, Ann Todd

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The Small Back Room Sid James, Michael Gough, Jack Hawkins

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Knock on Any Door Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready

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The Set-Up Robert Ryan, Wallace Ford, Darryl Hickman

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Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel