Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Avatar
Added by CD Smiles on 18 Sep 2017 12:31
199 Views 1 Comments
5
vote

Fantastic Films of the '40s

Sort by: Showing 17 items
Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 2761 Average listal rating (1689 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Citizen Kane (1941)
Directed by: Orson Welles



Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
People who added this item 229 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Dark Passage (1947)
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.
People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Drunken Angel (1948)
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.
People who added this item 692 Average listal rating (411 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
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.
People who added this item 289 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
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.
People who added this item 2213 Average listal rating (1429 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
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.
People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Late Spring (1949)
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.
People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Letter (1940)
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.
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.
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.
People who added this item 296 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: John Ford



The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Directed by: Wim Wenders



Yuzo and his fiancรฉe 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.
People who added this item 493 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Red Shoes (1948)
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.
People who added this item 446 Average listal rating (264 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
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.
People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Directed by: Mu Fei



A lonely housewife finds her monotonous life altered when her childhood sweetheart returns to town.
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu



Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects.
People who added this item 459 Average listal rating (311 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Wolf Man (1941)
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.

Added to




Related lists

Fantastic films of the '40s
25 item list by the giraffe
13 votes 6 comments
Movies of the Decade: 1940s
10 item list by Nick C.
1 votes 1 comment
Pre-1940s favorite films
31 item list by the giraffe
14 votes 5 comments
Fantastic Films of the '80s
56 item list by CD Smiles
7 votes 2 comments
Fantastic Films of the '30s
18 item list by CD Smiles
2 votes 2 comments
Fantastic Films of the '70s
50 item list by CD Smiles
6 votes 1 comment
Fantastic Films of the '90s
48 item list by CD Smiles
4 votes 1 comment
Fantastic Films of the '50s
29 item list by CD Smiles
5 votes 1 comment
Fantastic Films of the 2010's
62 item list by Ueno_Station54
16 votes 1 comment
Fantastic Films of the '90's
36 item list by Ueno_Station54
5 votes 2 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for