The Best Movies of 1942

List of the best movies of 1942, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1942 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 1942. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1942 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1942 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Movies on this list include Casablanca and Bambi.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1942?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1942?"

1942 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1942. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1942 aren't just one persons opinion.
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  • Casablanca
    1
    Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
    81 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
    Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, ...more

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  • Bambi
    2
    Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Peter Behn
    55 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: David Hand
    In a classic Disney animation, a fawn named Bambi joins his new friends, a young rabbit named Thumper and a skunk kit named Flower in happily exploring the woods. Bambi is captivated with a young doe ...more

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  • The Pride of the Yankees
    3
    Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan
    44 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Sam Wood
    This moving biographical drama follows the life of revered baseball player Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper). Championed by sportswriter Sam Blake (Walter Brennan), Gehrig eventually gets recruited by the New ...more

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  • Road to Morocco
    4
    Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
    37 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: David Butler
    Starving vagabond Jeff (Bing Crosby) sells best friend Orville (Bob Hope) into slavery in a Moroccan marketplace to buy food. Searching for his partner after an attack of conscience, Jeff discovers ...more

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  • To Be or Not to Be
    5
    Carol Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack
    50 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
    Acting couple Joseph (Jack Benny) and Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) are managing a theatrical troupe when the Nazis invade Poland. Maria is having an affair with Lieutenant Sobinski (Robert Stack), who ...more

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  • Mickey's Birthday Party
    6
    Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash
    14 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Riley Thomson
    Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar and Clara Cluck throw a big party for Mickey where the mouse's wild rhumba dancing rules the day. Goofy tries baking a cake, but ...more