The Best Movies of 1945 

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Updated September 23, 2019 2.9k votes 114 voters 3.1k views 205 items

List of the best movies of 1945, with movie trailers when available. 1945 was a historic year in film, as Son of Lassie became the first movie to ever be filmed in Technicolor. These top movies of 1945 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 1945. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1945 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1945 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

The list you're viewing is made up of movies like Mildred Pierce and Spellbound.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1945?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1945?"

1945 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1945. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1945 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Butterfly McQueen

Released: 1945

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Mildred Pierce is a 1945 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson and Zachary Scott and featuring Eve Arden, Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett, in a film ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Bing Crosby, Una O'Connor

Released: 1945

Directed by: Leo McCarey

The Bells of St. Mary's is a 1945 American drama film produced and directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Written by Dudley Nichols based on a story by Leo McCarey, ...more

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Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Howard Da Silva

Released: 1945

Directed by: Billy Wilder

The Lost Weekend is a 1945 American drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four: Best Picture, Best ...more

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John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

Released: 1945

Directed by: Robert Montgomery, John Ford

They Were Expendable is a 1945 American film directed by John Ford and starring Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and featuring Donna Reed. The film is based on the book by William L. White, ...more

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Joan Blondell, Dorothy McGuire, James Dunn

Released: 1945

Directed by: Elia Kazan

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1945 film, the first film directed by Greek-American director Elia Kazan, starring James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner. The film is ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1945

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Spellbound is a 1945 American psychological mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of the new head of a mental asylum who turns out not to be what he claims. The ...more

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Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Barry Fitzgerald

Released: 1945

Directed by: René Clair

And Then There Were None is a 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name and is directed by René Clair. In the UK it had the title "Ten ...more

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Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Jeanne Crain

Released: 1945

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 American Technicolor film noir starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, with Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Ray Collins, and Chill Wills. The story was ...more
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Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Released: 1945

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Roy Del Ruth, Lemuel Ayers, Merrill Pye, + more

Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Merrill Pye, George Sidney ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea

Released: 1945

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Scarlet Street is a 1945 American film noir directed by Fritz Lang about a middle-aged painter who is seduced by a woman and paints her a portrait, only to come across that she's using him for ...more
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Sterling Holloway, Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Released: 1944

Directed by: Harold Young, Norm Ferguson

The Three Caballeros is a 1944 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film premiered in Mexico City on December 21, 1944. It was released in the United States on ...more

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Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, Frances Gifford

Released: 1945

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes is an American drama film released in 1945, which was directed by Roy Rowland, starring Edward G. Robinson and Margaret O'Brien.
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Linda Darnell, John Carradine, Alice Faye

Released: 1945

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, who had also worked with Preminger on Laura a year before. The film features ...more
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Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince

Released: 1945

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Objective, Burma! is a 1945 war film which was loosely based on the six-month raid by Merrill's Marauders in the Burma Campaign during the Second World War. The film, made by Warner Brothers ...more
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Released: 1945

Glamour Gal is a 1945 propaganda film documentary film about the eponymous large artillery gun and the ten Marines who work her, "a team of eleven".
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Otto Kruger, Rondo Hatton, Amelita Ward

Released: 1945

Directed by: Harold Young

The Jungle Captive is a 1945 sequel to Jungle Woman, which had been preceded by Captive Wild Woman. The Jungle Captive features Otto Kruger, Amelita Ward, and Rondo Hatton. Vicky Lane plays ...more
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Bombalera Frank Faylen, Olga San Juan, Mikhail Rasumny

Released: 1945

Directed by: Noel Madison

Bombalera is a 1945 musical short film directed by Noel Madison.
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Bewitched Edmund Gwenn, Phyllis Thaxter

Released: 1945

Directed by: Arch Oboler

Bewitched is a 1945 film directed by Arch Oboler.
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Wake Up to Life Tilda Thamar, Francisco de Paula

Released: 1945

Directed by: Mario Soffici

Wake Up to Life is a 1945 Argentine drama film directed by Mario Soffici and starring Elisa Christian Galvé, Roberto Airaldi and Francisco de Paula. de Paula won a Silver Condor award for ...more
Boston Blackie Booked on... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1945
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion Steve Cochran, George E. Stone, Chester Morris

Released: 1945

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion is a film directed by Arthur Dreifuss released on May 10, 1945.
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Leave It to Blondie Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake

Released: 1945

Directed by: Abby Berlin

Leave It to Blondie is a film directed by Abby Berlin released by February 22, 1945.
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Lone Texas Ranger

Released: 1945

Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet

Lone Texas Ranger is a film directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet released on May 20, 1945.
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Men in Her Diary

Released: 1945

Directed by: Charles Barton

Men in Her Diary is a 1945 film directed by Charles Barton.
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The Phantom Speaks

Released: 1945

Directed by: John English

The Phantom Speaks is a film directed by John W English released on May 10, 1945.
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The Turning Point Yuri Tolubeyev, Mark Bernes, Aleksandr Zrazhevsky

Released: 1945

Directed by: Fridrikh Ermler

The Turning Point is a Soviet 1945 film directed by Fridrikh Ermler based on a screenplay by Boris Chirskov. The film was one of the earlier Palme d'Or winners of 1946. Runtime - 108 min. It was ...more