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List of the best movies of 1949, with movie trailers when available. Bob Hope was the highest paid actor in 1949, earning more money than actors like John Wayne and Bing Crosby. These top movies of 1949 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 1949. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1949 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1949 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List features movies like The Third Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and more!

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1949?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1949?"

1949 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1949. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1949 aren't just one persons opinion.
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The Heiress Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

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The Third Man Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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White Heat James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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Gun Crazy Russ Tamblyn, Peggy Cummins, Trevor Bardette

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Little Women Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson

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Adam's Rib Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday

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Mighty Joe Young Ben Johnson, Terry Moore, Regis Toomey

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, J. Pat O'Malley

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Madame Bovary Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Harry Morgan

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Kind Hearts and Coronets Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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A Letter to Three Wives Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter

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House of Strangers Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

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That Forsyte Woman Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn, Greer Garson

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Orpheus Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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Beyond the Forest Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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Under Capricorn Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten

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Samson and Delilah Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders

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On the Town Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller

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Holiday Affair Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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Twelve O'Clock High Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson

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A Dangerous Profession George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien

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The Window Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Bobby Driscoll

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Late Spring Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Sugimara Haruko

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Colorado Territory Dorothy Malone, Virginia Mayo, Joel McCrea

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The Accused Loretta Young, Sara Allgood, Robert Cummings

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Without Honor Agnes Moorehead, Laraine Day, Franchot Tone

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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My Foolish Heart Susan Hayward, Dana Andrews, Jessie Royce Landis

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In the Good Old Summertime Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton

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Whirlpool Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

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Black Magic Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Silvana Mangano

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Pinky Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

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The Set-Up Robert Ryan, Wallace Ford, Darryl Hickman

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Knock on Any Door Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

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Neptune's Daughter Mel Blanc, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams

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Red Light Harry Morgan, George Raft, Virginia Mayo

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East Side, West Side Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Cyd Charisse

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Slattery's Hurricane Veronica Lake, Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell

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She Shoulda Said No! Jack Elam, Don Harvey, Lyle Talbot

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The Big Wheel Mickey Rooney, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell

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The Small Back Room Sid James, Michael Gough, Jack Hawkins

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Flamingo Road Joan Crawford, Alice White, Sydney Greenstreet

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The Passionate Friends Claude Rains, Trevor Howard, Ann Todd

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The Hasty Heart Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd, Patricia Neal

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The Great Gatsby Shelley Winters, Alan Ladd, Ed Begley

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The Fighting Kentuckian John Wayne, Oliver Hardy, Vera Ralston

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Too Late for Tears Arthur Kennedy, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea

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Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel