The Best War Movies of the 1940s

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Casablanca

1942    Michael Curtiz    Rated PG

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Lifeboat

1944    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Adventure    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not

1944    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Rome, Open City

1945    Roberto Rossellini    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Italian Neorealism

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Sergeant York

1941    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

1944    Preston Sturges    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Romance

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Sahara

1943    Zoltan Korda    Not Rated

Adventure    Combat Films    War

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Mrs. Miniver

1942    William Wyler    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Romance

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They Were Expendable

1945    John Ford    Not Rated

Combat Films    Drama    War

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Sands of Iwo Jima

1949    Allan Dwan    Not Rated

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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Paisan

1946    Roberto Rossellini    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Italian Neorealism

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Twelve O'Clock High

1949    Henry King    Not Rated

Combat Films    Drama    War

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Henry V

1944    Laurence Olivier    Not Rated

Based-on-Shakespeare    Based-on-Theatre    Drama

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Germany Year Zero

1948    Roberto Rossellini    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Five Graves to Cairo

1943    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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A Canterbury Tale

1944    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger    Not Rated

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

1943    Sam Wood    Not Rated

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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49th Parallel

1941    Michael Powell    Not Rated

Drama    Thriller    War

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Battleground

1949    William A. Wellman    Not Rated

Combat Films    Epic    War

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