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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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Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 890 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Year: 1949
Location: L.A., USA
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People who added this item 6296 Average listal rating (4303 ratings) 8.7 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 6049 Average listal rating (4298 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 3546 Average listal rating (2281 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Years: 1936-1946 (as flashbacks from the present)
Location: South Carolina (Seabrook Island, Charleston), USA
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People who added this item 896 Average listal rating (500 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 787 Average listal rating (490 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Years: 1940-44
Location: Castelcutò (fictitious), Sicily (Italy)
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People who added this item 69 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6 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 (484 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 134 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Two Jakes (1990)
Year: 1948
Location: L.A., USA
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People who added this item 1373 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 61 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 167 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Years: 1943-44
Location: Berlin (Germany)
People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Years: 1940s (during WW2)
Locations: London, England
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2 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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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Years: 1924, 1928, 1938, 1940s, 1960
Locations: Vilnius (Poland); Nice, Paris (France); England, Africa, Mexico
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Years: 1928+, 1934, 1940-1946
Locations: Cambridge, MA; Rye, NY; New York City (USA)
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 219 Average listal rating (139 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 620 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 7.2 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 1026 Average listal rating (630 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 141 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
Years: 1939-41
Locations: Buffalo (New York), others (USA)
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Year: 1942
Locations: Brazil
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People who added this item 3885 Average listal rating (2595 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Others (2001)
Year: 1945
Location: Jersey (England)
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Years: late 1940s
Locations: USA
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People who added this item 1386 Average listal rating (797 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Year: 1947
Location: L.A., USA
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People who added this item 864 Average listal rating (571 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 107 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 188 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Year: 1948
Location: L.A. (USA)
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Neruda (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 97 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Phoenix (2014)
Year: 1945
Location: Germany
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Aftermath (2019)
Year: 1946
Location: Hamburg (Germany)
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Year: 1947
Location: India
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People who added this item 288 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Darkest Hour (2017)
Year: 1940
Locations: London (England), France
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (142 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 286 Average listal rating (157 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 233 Average listal rating (163 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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Years: 1939-1945
Locations: Norway, London, Scotland, USA (Washington D.C., New York City, others)
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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 270 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 usually not included, they are on seperate lists.)

⟸ 1930s   |   1950s ⟹

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