The Best War Movies of the 1940s

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Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Sergeant York 1941, 134 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: Joan LeslieWalter BrennanGary Cooper

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Mrs. Miniver 1942, 134 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Greer GarsonWalter PidgeonTeresa Wright

Drama    Family Drama    Romance

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Sahara 1943, 97 min.

Zoltan Korda     Starring: Rex IngramJ. Carrol NaishHumphrey Bogart

Adventure    Combat Films    War

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Sands of Iwo Jima 1949, 109 min.

Allan Dwan     Starring: John WayneForrest TuckerArthur Franz

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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Twelve O'Clock High 1949, 132 min.

Henry King     Starring: Gregory PeckHugh MarloweGary Merrill

Combat Films    Drama    War

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They Were Expendable 1945, 135 min.

John Ford     Starring: Robert MontgomeryCameron MitchellWard Bond

Combat Films    Drama    War

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Battleground 1949, 118 min.

William A. Wellman     Starring: Van JohnsonJohn HodiakGeorge Murphy

Combat Films    Epic    War

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49th Parallel 1941, 105 min.

Michael Powell     Starring: Richard GeorgeEric PortmanRaymond Lovell

Drama    Thriller    War

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