The Best Movies of 1949 Films

The Best Movies of 1949

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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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    White Heat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo

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    The Third Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    The Heiress is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

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    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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    Gun Crazy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Russ Tamblyn, Peggy Cummins, Trevor Bardette

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    Little Women is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson

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    Mighty Joe Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Ben Johnson, Terry Moore, Regis Toomey

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    Madame Bovary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Harry Morgan

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    Adam's Rib is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday

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    Beyond the Forest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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    House of Strangers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

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    The Adventures of Ichabod and ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, J. Pat O'Malley

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    Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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    Holiday Affair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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    Kind Hearts and Coronets is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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    On the Town is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller

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    Samson and Delilah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders

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    Under Capricorn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten

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    A Letter to Three Wives is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter

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    A Dangerous Profession is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien

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    Abbott and Costello Meet the K... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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    That Forsyte Woman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn, Greer Garson

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    Colorado Territory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Dorothy Malone, Virginia Mayo, Joel McCrea

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    Without Honor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Agnes Moorehead, Laraine Day, Franchot Tone

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    The Window is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Bobby Driscoll

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    The Accused is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Loretta Young, Sara Allgood, Robert Cummings

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    Late Spring is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Sugimara Haruko

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    In the Good Old Summertime is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton

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    Pinky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

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    Whirlpool is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

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    My Foolish Heart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Jessie Royce Landis

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    Black Magic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Silvana Mangano

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    Twelve O'Clock High is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson

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    She Shoulda Said No! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Jack Elam, Don Harvey, Lyle Talbot

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    The Hasty Heart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd, Patricia Neal

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    East Side, West Side is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Cyd Charisse

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    The Big Wheel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Mickey Rooney, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell

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    Too Late for Tears is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Arthur Kennedy, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea

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    The Fighting Kentuckian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    John Wayne, Oliver Hardy, Vera Ralston

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    Red Light is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Harry Morgan, George Raft, Virginia Mayo

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    Flamingo Road is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Joan Crawford, Alice White, Sydney Greenstreet

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    The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Shelley Winters, Alan Ladd, Ed Begley

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    Neptune's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Mel Blanc, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams

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    A Connecticut Yankee in King A... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

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    Slattery's Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Veronica Lake, Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell

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    The Passionate Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Claude Rains, Trevor Howard, Ann Todd

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    The Small Back Room is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Sid James, Michael Gough, Jack Hawkins

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    Knock on Any Door is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready

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    The Set-Up is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    Robert Ryan, Wallace Ford, Darryl Hickman

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    Sands of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1949

    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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