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The Best Movies of 1940 - Original Release   (83 Most Notable)

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 RATING    TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1940, # 91 Overall The Grapes of Wrath 1940 Ford, John USA BD
# 2 for 1940, # 173 Overall His Girl Friday 1940 Hawks, Howard USA D
# 3 for 1940, # 189 Overall Pinocchio 1940 Luske, Hamilton / Sharpsteen, Ben USA BDS
# 4 for 1940, # 218 Overall Rebecca 1940 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BDS
# 5 for 1940, # 237 Overall The Philadelphia Story 1940 Cukor, George USA DS
# 6 for 1940, # 252 Overall The Bank Dick 1940 Cline, Edward F. USA D
# 7 for 1940, # 318 Overall Fantasia 1940 Algar, James / Armstrong, Samuel / Beebe, Ford / Ferguson, Norman / Handley, Jim / Hee, T. / Jackson, Wilfred / Luske, Hamilton / Roberts, Bill / Satterfield, Paul / Sharpsteen, Ben USA BDS
# 8 for 1940, # 423 Overall The Great Dictator 1940 Chaplin, Charles USA BDS
# 9 for 1940, # 441 Overall The Thief of Bagdad 1940 Berger, Ludwig / Powell, Michael / Whelan, Tim / Korda, Alexander / Korda, Zoltan / Menzies, William Cameron UK / USA D
# 10 for 1940, # 467 Overall The Shop around the Corner 1940 Lubitsch, Ernst USA D
# 11 for 1940, # 639 Overall The Letter 1940 Wyler, William USA DS
# 12 for 1940, # 722 Overall Foreign Correspondent 1940 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BD
# 13 for 1940, # 751 Overall Pride and Prejudice 1940 Leonard, Robert Z. USA D
# 14 for 1940, # 875 Overall The Great McGinty 1940 Sturges, Preston USA D
# 15 for 1940, # 889 Overall The Mortal Storm 1940 Borzage, Frank USA Y
# 16 for 1940, # 907 Overall The Sea Hawk 1940 Curtiz, Michael USA DS
# 17 for 1940, # 985 Overall Our Town 1940 Wood, Sam USA Y
# 18 for 1940, # 1112 Overall The Long Voyage Home 1940 Ford, John USA D
# 19 for 1940, # 1157 Overall The Mark of Zorro 1940 Mamoulian, Rouben USA YS
# 20 for 1940, # 1186 Overall Northwest Passage 1940 Vidor, King / Van Dyke, W.S. / Conway, Jack USA
# 21 for 1940, # 1339 Overall Gaslight 1940 Dickinson, Thorold UK V
# 22 for 1940, # 1365 Overall My Favorite Wife 1940 Kanin, Garson USA D
# 23 for 1940, # 1373 Overall Kitty Foyle 1940 Wood, Sam USA D
# 24 for 1940, # 1564 Overall Dance, Girl, Dance 1940 Arzner, Dorothy USA D
# 25 for 1940, # 1568 Overall They Drive by Night 1940 Walsh, Raoul USA D
# 26 for 1940, # 1645 Overall The Westerner 1940 Wyler, William USA D
# 27 for 1940, # 1716 Overall Waterloo Bridge 1940 LeRoy, Mervyn USA DS
# 28 for 1940, # 1717 Overall Christmas in July 1940 Sturges, Preston USA D
# 29 for 1940, # 1761 Overall Night Train to Munich 1940 Reed, Carol UK D
# 30 for 1940, # 1936 Overall The Well-Digger's Daughter 1940 Pagnol, Marcel France
# 31 for 1940, # 1950 Overall The Fighting 69th 1940 Keighley, William USA D
# 32 for 1940, # 2028 Overall All This, and Heaven Too 1940 Litvak, Anatole USA DS
# 33 for 1940, # 2037 Overall Down Argentine Way 1940 Cummings, Irving USA D
# 33 for 1940, # 2037 Overall Knute Rockne, All American 1940 Bacon, Lloyd USA D
# 34 for 1940, # 2043 Overall Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet 1940 Dieterle, William USA
# 35 for 1940, # 2114 Overall My Universities 1940 Donskoy, Mark Soviet Union
# 36 for 1940, # 2153 Overall Arise, My Love 1940 Leisen, Mitchell USA
# 37 for 1940, # 2157 Overall Abe Lincoln in Illinois 1940 Cromwell, John USA
# 38 for 1940, # 2172 Overall The Blue Bird 1940 Lang, Walter USA D
# 39 for 1940, # 2176 Overall The Ghost Breakers 1940 Marshall, George USA D
# 40 for 1940, # 2178 Overall Tin Pan Alley 1940 Lang, Walter USA
# 41 for 1940, # 2301 Overall Boom Town 1940 Conway, Jack USA D
# 42 for 1940, # 2332 Overall Broadway Melody of 1940 1940 Taurog, Norman USA DS
# 43 for 1940, # 2372 Overall Contraband 1940 Powell, Michael UK D
# 43 for 1940, # 2372 Overall I Love You Again 1940 Van Dyke, W.S. USA D
# 43 for 1940, # 2372 Overall Torrid Zone 1940 Keighley, William USA D
# 44 for 1940, # 2410 Overall The Biscuit Eater 1940 Heisler, Stuart USA
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall Jud Süß 1940 Harlan, Veit Germany
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall London Can Take It! 1940 Jennings, Humphrey / Watt, Harry UK D
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall Nishizumi senshacho-den 1940 Yoshimura, Kozaburo Japan
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall One Night in the Tropics 1940 Sutherland, A. Edward USA D
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall Osvobozhdeniye 1940 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr / Solntseva, Yuliya Soviet Union
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall Road to Singapore 1940 Schertzinger, Victor USA D
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall Santa Fe Trail 1940 Curtiz, Michael USA BD
# 45 for 1940, # 2456 Overall Tosca 1940 Koch, Carl / Renoir, Jean Italy / France
# 46 for 1940, # 2458 Overall Angels Over Broadway 1940 Garmes, Lee / Hecht, Ben USA D
# 46 for 1940, # 2458 Overall Stranger on the Third Floor 1940 Ingster, Boris USA
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940 1940 Hurston, Zora Neale / Belo, Jane USA
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall The Kidnappers Foil 1940 Barker, Melton USA
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall Melody Ranch 1940 Santley, Joseph USA Y
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall Men and Dust 1940 Dick, Lee USA
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies 1940 Nicholas, Fayard / Nicholas, Harold USA
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall Siege 1940 unknown USA
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse 1940 unknown USA
# 47 for 1940, # 2496 Overall Tarantella 1940 Bute, Mary Ellen / Nemeth, Ted USA D
# 48 for 1940, # 2499 Overall Der Postmeister 1940 Ucicky, Gustav Germany / Austria
# 48 for 1940, # 2499 Overall L'Assedio dell'Alcazar 1940 Genina, Augusto Italy / Spain
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Black Friday 1940 Lubin, Arthur USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall City for Conquest 1940 Litvak, Anatole / Negulesco, Jean USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall The Heckler 1940 Lord, Del USA
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall The House of Seven Gables 1940 May, Joe USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Laddie 1940 Hively, Jack USA
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Lillian Russell 1940 Cummings, Irving USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall The Man with Nine Lives 1940 Grinde, Nick USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Michael Shayne: Private Detective 1940 Forde, Eugene USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Money Squawks 1940 White, Jules USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall My Little Chickadee 1940 Cline, Edward F. USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Popeye the Sailor: 1938-1940, Volume 2 1940 Fleischer, Dave USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Remember the Night 1940 Leisen, Mitchell USA V
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall Too Many Girls 1940 Abbott, George USA D
# 49 for 1940, # 2545 Overall When the Daltons Rode 1940 Marshall, George USA D
NR Edison, the Man 1940 Brown, Clarence USA V
NR Go West 1940 Buzzell, Edward USA D
 RATING    TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
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B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack
 
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