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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 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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    James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo

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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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    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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    Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson

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    Russ Tamblyn, Peggy Cummins, Trevor Bardette

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    Ben Johnson, Terry Moore, Regis Toomey

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson

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    Agnes Moorehead, Laraine Day, Franchot Tone

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    Dorothy Malone, Virginia Mayo, Joel McCrea

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    Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

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    Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders

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    Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter

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    Robert Ryan, Wallace Ford, Darryl Hickman

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    Joan Crawford, Alice White, Sydney Greenstreet

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    Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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    Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Bobby Driscoll

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    Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey, Patricia Neal

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    Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, DeForest Kelley

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    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Billie Burke

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    Veronica Lake, Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell

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    Danny Kaye, Elsa Lanchester, Gene Lockhart Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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    Claude Rains, Trevor Howard, Ann Todd

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    Sid James, Michael Gough, Jack Hawkins

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    Ava Gardner, Vincent Price, Charles Laughton

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    Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Silvana Mangano Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

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    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller

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    Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson

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    Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

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    Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready

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    Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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    Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

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    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday

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    Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Sugimara Haruko

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    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Harry Morgan, George Raft, Virginia Mayo

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji

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    Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Corey, Frank Lovejoy

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    William Holden, William Bendix, Macdonald Carey

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    George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien

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    Loretta Young, Sara Allgood, Robert Cummings

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    Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn, Greer Garson

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    Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Harry Morgan

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    Arthur Kennedy, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea

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    Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman

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    Ricardo Montalbán, James Arness, James Whitmore

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    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Esther Williams

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    Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman

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