Movies Of The 40s


Well, the Mariners suck again and between the original series on Blu-Ray and the new movie, I’ve been geeking out on Star Trek for the last week or two. I’ve got a new work schedule (Five days in a row! Crazy!) and haven’t quite figured out when the best time for blog-related activities is going to be. So, for now, here’s a list of my top 50 films of the 1940s as of right now. And here are the lists for the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

1. Casablanca
2. The Red Shoes
3. The Third Man
4. Black Narcissus
5. Citizen Kane
6. It’s A Wonderful Life
7. The Big Sleep
8. The Shop Around The Corner
9. Out Of The Past
10. A Canterbury Tale
11. Late Spring
12. Day Of Wrath
13. Notorious
14. Red River
15. Fantasia
16. The Philadelphia Story
17. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp
18. The Lady Eve
19. A Matter Of Life And Death
20. The Gang’s All Here
21. Cat People
22. To Have And Have Not
23. Ivan The Terrible Part 1
24. The Lady From Shanghai
25. Double Indemnity


26. His Girl Friday
27. The Palm Beach Story
28. Letter From An Unknown Woman
29. My Darling Clementine
30. The Maltese Falcon
31. Rebecca
32. The Pirate
33. Unfaithfully Yours
34. Brief Encounter
35. Children Of Paradise
36. Laura
37. The Letter
38. Sullivan’s Travels
39. Fort Apache
40. Suspicion
41. The Men Who Tread On The Tiger’s Tail
42. The Ox-Bow Incident
43. I Walked With A Zombie
44. The Shanghai Gesture
45. Leave Her To Heaven
46. Shadow Of A Doubt
47. How Green Was My Valley
48. Paisan
49. Air Force
50. Monsieur Verdoux

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