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The Best Movies of 1944  

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List of the best movies of 1944, with movie trailers when available. 1944 was a great film year, with Bing Crosby's Going My Way grossing the most at the box office. These top movies of 1944 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 1944. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1944 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1944 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List movies include Double Indemnity, Arsenic and Old Lace and many additional movies as well.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1944?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1944?"

1944 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1944. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1944 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Dimos Dicoudis added Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Peter Lorre
Hollywood Canteen is a 1944 American musical romantic comedy film starring Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, and Dane Clark and distributed by Warner Bros. The film was written and directed by Delmer ...more
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Jane Frazee
Cowboy Canteen is a 1944 American film starring Jane Frazee.
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Dimos Dicoudis added Carole Landis, Phil Silvers, Carmen Miranda
Four Jills in a Jeep is a 1944 film starring Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, and Mitzi Mayfair as themselves, re-enacting their USO tour of Europe and North Africa during World War II.
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Carl Switzer, Maude Eburne, Lloyd Corrigan
Rosie the Riveter is a 1944 American film starring Jane Frazee.
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Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien
Jane Eyre is an American film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name, released by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by William Goetz, ...more
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Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, William Smith
Going My Way is a 1944 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald. Based on a story by Leo McCarey, the film is about a new young ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains
Passage to Marseille is a 1944 war film made by Warner Brothers, directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis with Jack L. Warner as executive producer. The screenplay was by Casey ...more
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Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Pat O'Brien
Marine Raiders is a 1944 RKO war film showing a fictional depiction of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and 1st Marine Parachute Battalion on Guadalcanal, R&R in Australia, retraining in Camp ...more
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Burgess Meredith, Bernard Miles, Leo Genn
Tunisian Victory is an Anglo-American propaganda film about the victories in the North Africa Campaign. The film follows both armies from the planning of Operation Torch / Operation Acrobat to ...more
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John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Frawley
The Fighting Seabees is a 1944 war film starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward. The picture portrays a heavily fictionalized account of the dilemma that led to the creation of the U.S. Navy's ...more
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Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Stage Door Cartoon is a 1944 Warner Bros. cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series, directed by Friz Freleng and featuring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and a predecessor to Yosemite Sam. The voices for ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is a 1944 American war film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid, America's first retaliatory air strike against Japan ...more
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Anne Baxter, Ward Bond, Thomas Mitchell
The Fighting Sullivans, originally released as The Sullivans, is a 1944 American biographical war film directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Edward Doherty, Mary C. McCall Jr., and Jules ...more
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Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty, Grant Taylor
The Fighting Rats of Tobruk is a 1944 Australian film directed by Charles Chauvel. The film follows three drover friends who enlist in the Australian Army together during World War II. Their ...more
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Red Buttons, Jeanne Crain, Karl Malden
An U.S. Army-requested film production of a popular wartime (World War II) Broadway play about a group of new Army pilot recruits as the learn, live and love.
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Babes on Swing Street Ann Blyth, Peggy Ryan
Babes on Swing Street is a 1944 musical film directed by Edward C. Lilley.
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Robert Lowery, Charles Arnt, Jack La Rue
Dangerous Passage is a 1944 American film directed by William Berke, starring Robert Lowery and Phyllis Brooks.
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Ada Cornaro
Apasionadamente is a 1944 Argentine romantic comedy film directed by Luis César Amadori and written by Enrique Vico Carré.
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Gracias Amigos
Gracias Amigos was a 1944 propaganda short produced by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to educate the American public about the contributions of Latin America during the ...more
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Walter Catlett, Lucien Littlefield, Emmett Vogan
Lady, Let's Dance is a 1944 black-and-white film directed by Frank Woodruff that was nominated for two Oscars. Produced by Monogram Studios, the film is unique as an ice skating musical. Lady, ...more
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Charles Vanel, Jean Debucourt, Albert Rémy
The Woman Who Dared is a 1944 French drama film directed by Jean Grémillon and starring Madeleine Renaud and Charles Vanel.
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Henry Aldrich's Little Secret
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret is a 1944 film directed by Hugh Bennett.
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Boss of Boomtown is a 1944 western film directed by Ray Taylor.
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Chip Off the Old Block Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth, nm0871546
Chip Off the Old Block is a film directed by Charles Lamont released on February 1, 1944.
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The Girl in the Case
The Girl in the Case is a film directed by William A. Berke released on Apr 20, 1944.