The Top 50 Dramas of the 1940s

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The Top 50 Dramas of the 1940s
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Movie Title Release
Year
Director MPAA
Rating
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21 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz PG -
37 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles NR -
65 The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger NR -
73 Bicycle Thieves 1948 Vittorio De Sica NR -
75 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston NR -
133 Rope 1948 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
143 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra NR -
170 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 William Wyler NR -
184 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean NR -
201 The Shop Around the Corner 1940 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
215 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger NR -
234 Late Spring 1949 Yasujirô Ozu NR -
235 Black Narcissus 1947 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger NR -
304 Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné NR -
327 The Grapes of Wrath 1940 John Ford NR -
382 The Lost Weekend 1945 Billy Wilder NR -
393 To Have and Have Not 1944 Howard Hawks NR -
403 Stray Dog 1949 Akira Kurosawa NR -
413 Mildred Pierce 1945 Michael Curtiz NR -
423 The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 Orson Welles PG -
464 Rome, Open City 1945 Roberto Rossellini NR -
502 Gilda 1946 Charles Vidor NR -
551 My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford NR -
577 Spellbound 1945 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
581 Lifeboat 1944 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
605 The Killers 1946 Robert Siodmak NR -
717 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli NR -
908 Scarlet Street 1945 Fritz Lang NR -
917 The Stranger 1946 Orson Welles NR -
930 Detour 1945 Edgar G. Ulmer NR -
963 Letter From An Unknown Woman 1948 Max Ophüls NR -
977 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 Tay Garnett NR -
978 The Heiress 1949 William Wyler NR -
1027 Now, Voyager 1942 Irving Rapper NR -
1040 High Sierra 1941 Raoul Walsh NR -
1062 The Pride of the Yankees 1942 Sam Wood NR -
1070 Great Expectations 1946 David Lean NR -
1089 Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 Michael Curtiz NR -
1090 Drunken Angel 1948 Akira Kurosawa PG13 -
1112 Meet John Doe 1941 Frank Capra NR -
1119 Leave Her to Heaven 1945 John M. Stahl NR -
1123 Day of Wrath 1943 Carl Theodor Dreyer NR -
1151 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947 Joseph L. Mankiewicz NR -
1156 Nightmare Alley 1947 Edmund Goulding NR -
1202 Mrs. Miniver 1942 William Wyler NR -
1237 The Naked City 1948 Jules Dassin NR -
1293 How Green Was My Valley 1941 John Ford NR -
1337 I Know Where I'm Going! 1945 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger NR -
1367 Sergeant York 1941 Howard Hawks NR -
1376 The Set-Up 1949 Robert Wise NR -

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