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Films of the 1940s

Entertainment
395 votersThe Best Cartoon Movies of the 1940sWhat’s up, doc? The Golden Age of Animation from the mid-1920s to the mid-1960s gave us some of the most iconic cartoon characters...
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596 votersThe Best Comedies Of The 1940sThe comedy films of the 1940s are a diverse group of films, running the gamut from social commentary, slapstick comedy, comedies o...
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110 votersThe Best Dance Movies of the 1940sFor those looking for some classic dance films, here's are ranked list of the top dance movies of the 1940s. Among the best 40s da...
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120 votersThe Best Fantasy Movies of the 1940sThe best '40s fantasy movies have all the elements to make a classic make-believe film: ghosts, angels, the real Santa Claus, and ...
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405 votersThe Best '40s Horror MoviesThe horror films of the 1940s are replete with classic horror characters; terrifying figures that have embedded themselves firmly ...
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315 votersThe Best Kids Movies of the 1940sThe best 1940s kids movies are iconic, and definitely family friendly. Classic characters, such as Bambi, Dumbo, and Pinocchio, we...
Monster Movies
111 votersThe Best '40s Monster MoviesCreature features have been popular since filmmaking began, but these 1940s monster movies are some of the best in the genre. In t...
Entertainment
313 votersThe Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1940sPicking the very best decade in Hollywood filmmaking is no easy task. But many film buffs will agree that the 1940s marked an era ...
40s Movies
373 votersThe Best Romance Movies Of The 1940sWith this list of 1940s romance movies ranked from best to worst, you can travel back to a bygone era of cinematic romance. Modern...
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259 votersThe Best Romantic Comedies of the 1940sIn the 1940s, Hollywood produced stirring dramas and glittering musicals, but some of the most beloved films of that era are roman...
Sci-Fi
175 votersThe Best '40s Sci-Fi MoviesThe best ‘40s sci-fi movies feature a whole host of monsters and heroes, villains and saviors. The world spent half of the 1940s l...
Spies
302 votersThe Best Spy Movies of the 1940sWhat are the best 1940s spy films? Much like our list of the best 1950s spy films, Alfred Hitchcock has several beloved films on t...
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388 votersThe Best Thriller Movies Of The 1940sThe best '40s thriller films have it all, detectives, femme fatales, dangerous men, and nail-biting plot twists. With roots in Ger...
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1.2k votersThe Best 1940s Western MoviesThe Western genre is truly what took movies to new heights, and in the '40s, Western movies took over cineplexes as a form of esca...
40s Movies
284 votersThe Best Movies of 1940List of the best movies of 1940, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1940 are listed by popularity, so the mov...
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174 votersThe Best Movies of 1941List of the best movies of 1941, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1941 are listed by popularity, so the mov...
Entertainment
170 votersThe Best Movies of 1942List of the best movies of 1942, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1942 are listed by popularity, so the mov...
Classic Movies
497 votersThe Best Movies of 1944List of the best movies of 1944, with movie trailers when available. 1944 was a great film year, with Bing Crosby's Going My Way g...
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137 votersThe Best Movies of 1945List of the best movies of 1945, with movie trailers when available. 1945 was a historic year in film, as Son of Lassie became the...
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181 votersThe Best Movies of 1946List of the best movies of 1946, with movie trailers when available. Many future stars were born in 1946, such as Sylvester Stallo...