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Added by Anautix on 9 Sep 2014 10:03
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Movies set in the 1940s

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People who added this item 875 Average listal rating (508 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Year: 1949
Location: L.A., USA
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People who added this item 6187 Average listal rating (4219 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
Years: 1945-55
Locations: New York (USA), Corleone, Sicily (Italy)
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People who added this item 5955 Average listal rating (4222 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
Years: 1947-1966 (the most happens in the 40s)
Location: Shawshank, Maine (USA)
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People who added this item 3520 Average listal rating (2256 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Notebook (2004)
Years: 1936-1946 (as flashbacks from the present)
Location: South Carolina (Seabrook Island, Charleston), USA
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People who added this item 878 Average listal rating (486 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Lolita (1997)
Years: 1947-1950
Locations: New Hampshire, Beardsley, Parkington, ... (USA)
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People who added this item 768 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Years: 1940-44
Location: Castelcutò (fictitious), Sicily (Italy)
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Year: 1940
Locations: New York (USA), Germany

It's more a drama/thriller than a war movie.
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People who added this item 773 Average listal rating (486 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Years: 1939-1945
Locations: an orphanage, an apple orchard (USA)
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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Two Jakes (1990)
Year: 1948
Location: L.A., USA
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People who added this item 1369 Average listal rating (821 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Australia (2008)
Years: 1939-1941
Locations: Australia
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Swing Shift (1984)
Years: 1941-45
Location: California (USA)
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Years: 1943-44
Location: Berlin (Germany)
People who added this item 409 Average listal rating (175 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Years: 1940s (during WW2)
Locations: London, England
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Years: 1929-1960s
Locations: France, USA

This movie spans a very long period of time and thus is difficult to assign to a single decade. The 1930s to 1950s are the main periods in this movie, so the 40s lie in between. :-)
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Years: 1928+, 1934, 1940-1946
Locations: Cambridge, MA; Rye, NY; New York City (USA)
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Date: 08./09.05.1945
Location: London, UK

Very nice (fictional) story about young princess Elizabeth and her sister Margaret who spent a night out more or less incognito during VE day.
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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Year: 1947
Locations: Peru, Pacific Ocean, Polynesia, Norway, USA
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People who added this item 613 Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Years: 1938-1945(?) / (2019)
Locations: Germany / (USA?)
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Year: 1946 (with flashbacks to wartime)
Locations: London, Guernsey Island
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People who added this item 1000 Average listal rating (612 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Master (2012)
Years: 1940s shortly after WW2
Locations: California, USA
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Years: 1918-2005
Locations (in the 1940s): Murmansk (Russia), New Orleans, New York

This movie has a very large time span. I could put it as well in many other of my historical movie lists. The 1940s are one of the most important periods here. It's the middle part of the movie lasting appr. 50 minutes.
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Year: 1942
Locations: Brazil
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People who added this item 3868 Average listal rating (2585 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Others (2001)
Year: 1945
Location: Jersey (England)
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Years: late 1940s
Locations: USA
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People who added this item 1383 Average listal rating (794 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Year: 1947
Location: L.A., USA
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People who added this item 855 Average listal rating (565 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Men of Honor (2000)
Years: 1948 (most of the time), 1966
Locations: Bayonne, New Jersey (USA)
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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Year: 1943
Location: Malmö (Sweden)
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People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Year: 1948
Location: L.A. (USA)
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Neruda (2016) (2016)
Year: 1948
Locations: Chile, Argentina
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Year: 1940s
Location: Monterey, California (USA)
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Phoenix (2014)
Year: 1945
Location: Germany
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People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Aftermath (2019)
Year: 1946
Location: Hamburg (Germany)
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Year: 1947
Location: India
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People who added this item 261 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Darkest Hour (2017)
Year: 1940
Locations: London (England), France
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People who added this item 227 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Mr. Holmes (2015)
Years: 1947 (main plot), (flashbacks: 1912, 1947)
Locations: England, Japan
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People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (152 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Years: 1937, 1940s, 1950s
Locations: L.A., New York City (USA)
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
42 (2013)
Years: 1945-1947
Location: USA
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TV-Series / Mini-Series

People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Years: present-day (plot 1), 1946-48 (plot 2)
Locations: Israel/Palestine
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Year: 1947
Location: L.A. (USA)
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Agent Carter (2015)
Years: 1946 (season 1), 1947 (season 2), and flashbacks
Locations: New York City, L.A. (USA); Russia (only 1 episode)
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My favourite movies and TV-Series set in the 1940s that were not made in that time.

(WW2 movies are not included, they are on seperate lists.)

⟸ 1930s   |   1950s ⟹

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