The Top 20 Movies of 1949

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1

The Third Man 1949, 93 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: Joseph CottenAlida ValliOrson Welles

British Noir    Film Noir    Mystery

Held position in the past 45 days

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White Heat 1949, 114 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyVirginia MayoEdmond O'Brien

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

Held position in the past 45 days

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Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Down by 14 in the past 45 days 14

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Adam's Rib 1949, 101 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Spencer TracyKatharine HepburnJudy Holliday

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949, 103 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneBen JohnsonJoanne Drew

Action    Western

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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The Set-Up 1949, 72 min.

Robert Wise     Starring: Robert RyanAudrey TotterGeorge Tobias

Drama    Film Noir    Sports Drama

Up by 17 in the past 45 days 17

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13

Sands of Iwo Jima 1949, 109 min.

Allan Dwan     Starring: John WayneForrest TuckerArthur Franz

Action    Combat Films    Drama

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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Twelve O'Clock High 1949, 132 min.

Henry King     Starring: Gregory PeckHugh MarloweGary Merrill

Combat Films    Drama    War Drama

Up by 101 in the past 45 days 101

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16

Battleground 1949, 118 min.

William A. Wellman     Starring: Van JohnsonJohn HodiakGeorge Murphy

Combat Films    Epic    War

Up by 54 in the past 45 days 54

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17

Criss Cross 1949, 88 min.

Robert Siodmak     Starring: Burt LancasterYvonne De CarloDan Duryea

Caper    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

Down by 29 in the past 45 days 29

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Thieves' Highway 1949, 94 min.

Jules Dassin     Starring: Richard ConteValentina CorteseLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

Down by 189 in the past 45 days 189

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