Ten Best Films of the 1940's

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Postby criddic3 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:06 pm

1. Laura (1944)
2. Citizen Kane (1941)
3. Casablanca (1943)
4. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
5. Rebecca (1940)
6. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
7. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
8. On the Town (1949)
9. Notorious (1946)
10. The Thief of Baghdad (1940)
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Top Ten of 1940

1. Pride and Prejudice (Robert Z Leonard)
2. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. Waterloo Bridge (Mervyn LeRoy)
4. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin)
5. My Little Chickadee (Edward Cline)
6. The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
7. Abe Lincoln in Illinios (John Cromwell)
8. Dance Girl Dance (Dorothy Arzner)
9. Sredni Vashtar by Saki (David Bradley)
10. Fantasia (Disney)

Top Ten 1941

1. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturgess)
2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
3. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturgess)
4. How Green Way My Valley (John Ford)
5. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
6. A Woman’s Face (George Cukor)
7. Penny Serenade (George Stevens)
8. Tobacco Road (John Ford)
9. That Hamilton Woman (Alexander Korda)
10.The Sea Wolfe (Michael Curtiz)

Top Ten 1942

1. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
2. The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood)
3. Random Harvest (Mervyn LeRoy)
4. Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper)
5. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturgess)
6. Son of Fury (John Cromwell)
7. Mrs. Minivear (William Wyler)
8. Gentlemen Jim (Raoul Walsh)
9. The Man Who Came to Dinner (William Keighley)
10.To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch)

Top Ten 1943

1. Day of Wrath (Carl Dreyer)
2. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. The Ox Bow Incident (William Wellman)
4. On Approval (Clive Brook)
5. There Was a Father (Yasujiro Ozu)
6. The Song of Bernadette (Henry King)
7. Holy Matrimony (John M Stahl)
8. La Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
9. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
10.The Eternal Return (Jean Delannoy)

Top Ten 1944

1. Double Indemity (Billy Wilder)
2. Laura (Otto Preminger)
3. Hail, The Conquering Hero (Preston Sturgess)
4. Going My Way (Leo McCarey)
5. Torment (Alf Sjoberg)
6. Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak)
7. Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra)
8. Between Two Worlds (Edward A Blatt)
9. The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang)
10.Mademoiselle Fifi (Robert Wise)

Top Ten 1945

1. Leave Her to Heaven (John M Stahl)
2. The Valley of Decision (Tay Garnett)
3. The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise)
4. The Picture of Dorian Grey (Albert Lewin)
5. The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder)
6. The Bells of St. Marys (Leo McCarey)
7. The Enchanted Cottage (John Cromwell)
8. Blithe Spirit (David Lean)
9. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
10.Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)

Top Ten 1946

1. Brief Encounter (David Lean)
2. My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
3. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett)
4. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Coceatu)
5. Scandal in Paris (Douglas Sirk)
6. Detour (Edgar G Ulmer)
7. Gilda (Charles Vidor)
8. Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica)
9. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
10.Stairway to Heaven (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

Top Ten 1947

1. Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding)
2. The Ghost and Mrs Muir (Joseph L Mankiewicz)
3. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
4. Germany Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini)
5. Gentleman’s Agreement (Elia Kazan)
6. Nicholas Nickelby (Albert Cavalcanti)
7. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
8. Good News (Charles Walters)
9. La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti)
10.Miracle on 34th Street (George Seaton)

Top Ten 1948

1. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls)
2. The Search (Fred Zinnemann)
3. Johnny Belinda (Jean Negulesco)
4. Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty)
5. The Boy with Green Hair (Joseph Losey)
6. Red River (Howard Hawks)
7. Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
8. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (John Huston)
9. Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky)
10.The Last Stop (Wandaa Jakubowska)

Top Ten 1949

1. The Heiress (William Wyler)
2. Les Parents Terribles (Jean Cocteau)
3. The Fountainhead (King Vidor)
4. The Red Pony (Lewis Milestone)
5. Kind Hearts and Cornets (Robert Harmer)
6. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
7. The Third Man (Carol Reed0
8. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)
9. Les Enfants Terribles (Jean-Pierre Melville)
10. Quartet (Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French & Ralph Smart)
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Postby rudeboy » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:42 am

1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Frank Capra
2. Black Narcissus (1947) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
3. The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Ernest Lubitsch
4. Day of Wrath (1943) Carl Theodor Dreyer
5. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
6. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Robert Hamer
7. Casablanca (1942) Michael Curtiz
8. The Third Man (1949) Carol Reed
9. Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
10. Les enfants du paradis (1945) Marcel Carne
11. Notorious (1946) Alfred Hitchcock
12. Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles
13. I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
14. The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell & Tim Whelan
15. Sullivan’s Travels (1941) Preston Sturges
16. The Red Shoes (1948) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
17. Rebecca (1940) Alfred Hitchcock
18. Dumbo (1941) Ben Sharpsteen
19. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) John Huston
20. Out of the Past (1947) Jacques Tourneur
21. The Philadelphia Story (1940) George Cukor
22. How Green Was My Valley (1941) John Ford
23. Oliver Twist (1948) David Lean
24. Key Largo (1948) John Huston
25. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Albert Lewin

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Postby Penelope » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:57 pm

1. Casablanca (1942; Michael Curtiz)
2. Black Narcissus (1947; Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
3. Brief Encounter (1945; David Lean)
4. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942; Orson Welles)
5. Laura (1944; Otto Preminger)
6. The More the Merrier (1943; George Stevens)
7. The Bicycle Thief (1948; Vittorio De Sica)
8. Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; John Huston)
9. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949; John Ford)
10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946; William Wyler)
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Postby Svengali » Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:45 pm

1. Casablanca
2. Citizen Kane
3. Notorious
4. Rebecca
5. Double Indemnity
6. The Third Man
7. The Maltese Falcon
8. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
9. The Ox-Bow Incident
10.The Yearling
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Ten Best Films of the 1940s

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:37 am

Ten Best Films of 1940

The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage)
Waterloo Bridge (Mervyn LeRoy)
The Letter (William Wyler)
The Thief of Bagdad (Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan)
Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen)

Ten Best Films of 1941

How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks)
The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
Meet John Doe (Frank Capra)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Alexander Hall)
The Little Foxes (William Wyler)
The Devil and Daniel Webster (William Dieterle)
Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen)

Ten Best Films of 1942

Mrs. Miniver (William Wyler)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz)
The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood)
Random Harvest (Mervyn LeRoy)
Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges)
To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper)
Woman of the Year (George Stevens)
Bambi (David Hand)

Ten Best Films of 1943

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
The More the Merrier (George Stevens)
The Song of Bernadette (Henry King)
Watch on the Rhine (Herman Shumlin)
The Human Comedy (Clarence Brown)
Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch)
Holy Matrimony (John M. Stahl)
Lassie Come Home (Fred M. Wilcox)

Ten Best Films of 1944

Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
Laura (Otto Preminger)
Going My Way (Leo McCarey)
Gaslight (George Cukor)
Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Preston Sturges)
Since You Went Away (John Cromwell)
The White Cliffs of Dover (Clarence Brown)
Wilson (Henry King)

Ten Best Films of 1945

The Bells of St. Mary's (Leo McCarey)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder)
The Keys of the Kingdom (John M. Stahl)
Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin)
Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl)
The Corn Is Green (Irving Rapper)
The Valley of Decision (Tay Garnett)
The Southerner (Jean Renoir)

Ten Best Films of 1946

The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
Brief Encounter (David Lean)
Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
Henry V (Laurence Olivier)
The Razor's Edge (Edmund Goulding)
Anna and the King of Siam (John Cromwell)
The Green Years (Victor Saville)
The Yearling (Clarence Brown)

Ten Best Films of 1947

Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
Great Expectations (David Lean)
Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
Miracle on 34th Street (George Seaton)
The Bishop's Wife (Henry Koster)
Odd Man Out (Carol Reed)
Body and Soul (Robert Rossen)
Crossfire (Edward Dmytryk)
Gentleman's Agreement (Elia Kazan)

Ten Best Films of 1948

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)
Red River (Howard Hawks)
Fort Apache (John Ford)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
Hamlet (Laurence Olivier)
Johnny Belinda (Jean Negulesco)
The Snake Pit (Anatole Litvak)
I Remember Mama (George Stevens)
A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder)
The Search (Fred Zinnemann)

Ten Best Films of 1949
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
Intruder in the Dust (Clarence Brown)
The Heiress (William Wyler)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)
A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Germany, Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini)
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed)
All the King's Men (Robert Rossen)
Twelve O'Clock High (Henry King)
Battleground (William A. Wellman)

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Postby Okri » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:27 am

1. Casablanca
2. Children of Paradise
3. Black Narcissus
4. The Bicycle Thief
5. The Grapes of Wrath
6. Double Indemnity
7. Brief Encounter
8. Fantasia
9. Citizen Kane
10. Shoeshine

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:15 am

1. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls)
2. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturgess)
3. Louisana Story (Robert Flaherty)
4. Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper)
5. The Heiress (William Wyler)
6. The Search (Fred Zinnemann)
7. Random Harvest (Mervyn LeRoy)
8. Pride and Prejudice (Robert Z Leonard)
9. Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding)
10. The Ghost and Mrs Muir (Joseph L Mankiewicz)
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Postby Eric » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:18 am

Eek! Don't know why I made that mistake.

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Postby Larry79 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:23 pm

1. The Third Man (d: Carol Reed)
2. Children of Paradise (d: Marcel Carne)
3. Citizen Kane (d: Orson Welles)
4. Notorious (d: Alfred Hitchcock)
5. The Lady Eve (d: Preston Sturges)
6. The Philadelphia Story (d: George Cukor)
7. The Bicycle Thief (d: Vittorio de Sica)
8. Double Indemnity (d: Billy Wilder)
9. How Green was My Valley (d: John Ford)
10. Brief Encounter (d: David Lean)
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Postby Penelope3 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:16 pm

Eric, The Seventh Victim was directed by Mark Robson, not Robert Wise.
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Postby Eric » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:12 pm

LOL, Damien... "Ahoy, St. Maty's! Arrr!"

1. Ivan the Terrible (Sergei Eisenstein, 44-46)
2. Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 49)
3. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 42)
4. Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 40)
5. Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 48)
6. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur, 43)
7. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 46)
8. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 47)
9. Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 43)
10. The Seventh Victim (Robert Wise, 43)

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Postby Damien » Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:20 pm

1. The Bells Of St. Maty's (Leo McCarey)
2. The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson/Val Lewton)
3. Portrait Of Jennie (William Dieterle)
4. The Shop Around The Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
5. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)
6. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
7. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
8. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
9. To Be Or Not To Be (Ernie Lubitsch)
10. Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges)
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Ten Best Films of the 1940's

Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:31 pm

01. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
02. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
03. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
04. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
05. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
06. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
07. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
08. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
09. Red River (Howard Hawks)
10. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne)


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