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Fantastic Films of the '40s

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People who added this item 2710 Average listal rating (1573 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Directed by: Orson Welles



Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
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People who added this item 221 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Delmer Daves



A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.
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Directed by: John Ford



A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
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Directed by: Jacques Tourneur



A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.
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Directed by: Frank Capra



An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
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People who added this item 263 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu



Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Directed by: William Wyler



The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.
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Directed by: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid



A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
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Directed by: John Ford



The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
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Directed by: Wim Wenders



Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's optimism and belief in dreams is able to lift Yuzo from his realistic despair.
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People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger



A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
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Directed by: Roberto Rossellini



During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.
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Directed by: Mu Fei



A lonely housewife finds her monotonous life altered when her childhood sweetheart returns to town.
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Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu



Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects.
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People who added this item 456 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Directed by: George Waggner



A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.
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