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List of the best movies of 1947, with movie trailers when available. Many remember 1947 at the year that Marilyn Monroe made her film debut in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. These top movies of 1947 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 1947. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1947 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1947 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List features movies like Miracle on 34th Street, The Lady from Shanghai.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1947?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1947?"

1947 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1947. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1947 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Natalie Wood, Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a romantic fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. In 1945, ...more

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Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund ...more

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Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming Out of the Past is a 1947 film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas. The film was adapted by Daniel Mainwaring, with uncredited revisions by ...more

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Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray Nightmare Alley is a 1947 film noir starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell, and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name, written by William Lindsay ...more

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James Arness, Loretta Young, Ethel Barrymore The Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 movie that tells the story of a farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph ...more

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Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Laughton The Paradine Case is a 1947 American courtroom drama film, set in England, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick. The screenplay was written by Selznick and an ...more

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Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson Black Narcissus is a 1947 Technicolor film by the British writer-producer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden. It is a psychological ...more

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Gregory Peck, Dean Stockwell, Celeste Holm Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 drama film about a journalist who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on antisemitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young Crossfire is a 1947 film noir drama film which deals with the theme of anti-Semitism, as did that year's Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentleman's Agreement. The film was directed by ...more

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Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic comedy feature film from 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven in a story about an ...more

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Cesar Romero, Tyrone Power, Lee J. Cobb Captain from Castile is a historical adventure film released by 20th Century Fox in 1947. Directed by Henry King, the Technicolor film starred Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, and Cesar Romero. Shot ...more

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Shelley Winters, Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien A Double Life is a 1947 film noir which tells the story of an actor whose mind becomes affected by the character he portrays. The movie starred Ronald Colman and Signe Hasso. It was directed by ...more

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Claire Trevor, Elisha Cook, Jr. Born to Kill is a 1947 American film noir starring Lawrence Tierney and directed by Robert Wise. It was the first film noir to be directed by Wise, who later directed The Set-Up, The Captive ...more

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Veronica Lake, Joel McCrea Ramrod is a 1947 Western film directed by André De Toth. This cowboy drama from Hungarian director De Toth was the first of several films based on the stories of Western author Luke ...more

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John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey Angel and the Badman is a 1947 American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot. The film is about an injured ...more

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Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Coleen Gray Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir movie directed by Henry Hathaway and written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky. The story revolves around a former robber played ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Greer Garson, Stanley Andrews Desire Me is a 1947 American film. It had a troubled production and was issued without a director's credit.

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Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Agnes Moorehead Dark Passage is a Warner Bros. film noir directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film is based on the novel of the same name by David Goodis. It was the ...more

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William Hartnell, Cyril Cusack, Robert Newton Odd Man Out is a 1947 British film noir set in an unnamed Northern Irish city. Directed by Carol Reed, it is based on the novel by F. L. Green and stars James Mason.

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Alan Hale, Jr., Don DeFore It Happened on Fifth Avenue is a motion picture comedy, directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Victor Moore, Ann Harding, Don DeFore, Charles Ruggles and Gale Storm. The film received a ...more

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Jack Warner, Edward Chapman, Googie Withers It Always Rains on Sunday is a 1947 British film adaptation of Arthur La Bern's novel by the same name, directed by Robert Hamer. The film has been compared with the Poetic realism movement in ...more

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Lawrence Tierney, Nan Leslie, Ted North The Devil Thumbs a Ride is a 1947 film noir directed by Felix E. Feist and featuring Lawrence Tierney and Ted North.

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Hedy Lamarr, John Loder, Dennis O'Keefe In this star-studded mystery, Madeleine Damien (Hedy Lamarr) is the fashion editor of a major Manhattan magazine by day and a party girl at night. A string of failed relationships and years of ...more

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Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Herbert Marshall Ivy is a 1947 American crime film noir directed by Sam Wood and written by Charles Bennett, based on The Story of Ivy, the novel written by Marie Belloc Lowndes. The drama features Joan ...more