The Top 20 Movies of 1949

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1

The Third Man

1949    Carol Reed    Not Rated

British Noir    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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White Heat

1949    Raoul Walsh    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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3

Kind Hearts and Coronets

1949    Robert Hamer    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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4

Stray Dog

1949    Akira Kurosawa    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Foreign Language Film

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5

Adam's Rib

1949    George Cukor    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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6

Late Spring

1949    Yasujirô Ozu    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

1949    John Ford    Not Rated

Action    Western

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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8

On the Town

1949    Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Musical

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9

The Heiress

1949    William Wyler    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Drama    Family Drama

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11

The Set-Up

1949    Robert Wise    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Sports Drama

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12

All the King's Men

1949    Robert Rossen    Not Rated

Drama    Political Satire    Satire

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13

A Letter to Three Wives

1949    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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14

Sands of Iwo Jima

1949    Allan Dwan    Not Rated

Action    Combat Films    Drama

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15

Twelve O'Clock High

1949    Henry King    Not Rated

Combat Films    Drama    War

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16

Battleground

1949    William A. Wellman    Not Rated

Combat Films    Epic    War

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17

I Was a Male War Bride

1949    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Farce    Military Comedy

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18

Criss Cross

1949    Robert Siodmak    Not Rated

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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19

Thieves' Highway

1949    Jules Dassin    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Mighty Joe Young

1949    Ernest B. Schoedsack    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Animal Picture

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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