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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

92 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from her home in Kansas to the magical Land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 377,019 | Gross: $2.08M

2. June Night (1940)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama

When Kerstin Norback is shot and gravely wounded by her lover, the trial causes a public scandal, forcing her to move to Stockholm under an assumed name. There she befriends a group of women and attempts to rebuild her life.

Director: Per Lindberg | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gunnar Sjöberg, Olof Widgren, Marianne Löfgren

Votes: 505

3. Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky, Orestes Calpini, Roland Crandall, William Henning, Winfield Hoskins, Thomas Johnson, Frank Kelling, Seymour Kneitel, Robert G. Leffingwell, Grim Natwick, Tom Palmer | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig, Cal Howard

Votes: 4,083 | Gross: $7.13M

4. Pinocchio (1940)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

99 Metascore

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 135,343 | Gross: $84.25M

5. Landstormens lilla argbigga (1941)

90 min | Comedy

Spoiled upper class girl Marianne reluctantly join a home defense unit to learn military drill. The unit, led by lieutenant Victor, is a stern officer but has in fact a crush on her. Victor... See full summary »

Director: Nils Jerring | Stars: Sickan Carlsson, George Fant, Marianne Löfgren, Holger Löwenadler

Votes: 84

6. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 298,485 | Gross: $198.68M

7. Second Chorus (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 1,468

8. That Uncertain Feeling (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy

A psychoanalyst causes a woman to doubt her happy marriage.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 2,361

9. Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

Votes: 1,144

10. Fantasia (1940)

G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

96 Metascore

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Corey Burton

Votes: 90,928 | Gross: $76.41M

11. The Priest Who Knocked Out (1943)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Björn Harring studies theology, but the boxing coach Charlie happens to see when he scares a couple of troublemakers through skilled boxing.

Director: Hugo Bolander | Stars: Allan Bohlin, Åke Söderblom, Gaby Stenberg, Gösta Cederlund

Votes: 42

12. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 5,646

13. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

91 Metascore

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright, Arthur Davis, Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 134,761 | Gross: $102.80M

14. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

100 Metascore

A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 536,707 | Gross: $1.02M

15. Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Mystery

After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian

Votes: 2,274

16. Appassionata (1944)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A classic melodrama about the famous pianist Thomas Dahlhoff.

Director: Olof Molander | Stars: Georg Rydeberg, Viveca Lindfors, Alf Kjellin, Georg Funkquist

Votes: 58

17. Den allvarsamma leken (1945)

106 min | Drama

Arvid share the love with a young woman named Lydia, but as is customary at the turn of the century, is not love enough for a fairy tale to come true. While Arvid struggling to create the ... See full summary »

Director: Rune Carlsten | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, John Ekman, Olof Widgren, Åke Claesson

Votes: 69

18. The Southerner (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 3,164

19. Detour (1945)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Chance events trap hitchhiking nightclub pianist Al Roberts in a tightening net of death, deception and blackmail.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

Votes: 16,113 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Försök inte med mej..! (1946)

92 min | Comedy

The lazy Björn Norell is fired by art-dealer Kronberg because of his lack of initiative. To get another chance, Björn promise to get hold of a valuable Buddha figure. By the help of some ... See full summary »

Director: Börje Larsson | Stars: Åke Söderblom, Anne-Margrethe Björlin, Hugo Björne, Hilda Borgström

Votes: 53

21. Private Number 91-Karlsson (1946)

88 min | Comedy

Squadron leader Morgonkröök throws big a party where one of his colleagues is going to demonstrate a new type of explosive substance.

Director: Hugo Bolander | Stars: Gus Dahlström, Holger Höglund, Fritiof Billquist, Siv Thulin

Votes: 102

22. Kristin Commands (1946)

96 min | Comedy

Translator Vilhelm and his young wife have a child, as well as a grumpy house maid who doesn't hesitate to give her opinion on how they behave as parents. In secret Kristin arranges a ... See full summary »

Director: Gustaf Edgren | Stars: Dagmar Ebbesen, Wanda Rothgardt, Gunnar Björnstrand, John Elfström

Votes: 154

23. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seven guests, a newly hired secretary and two staff are gathered at a manor house on an isolated island by an unknown absentee host and are killed off one-by-one. They work together to determine who the killer is before it's too late.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

Votes: 13,858

24. Dressed to Kill (1946)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmund Breon

Votes: 5,674

25. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

96 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Mel Blanc

Votes: 124,261 | Gross: $1.60M

26. Meeting in the Night (1946)

87 min | Thriller, Crime

A journalist is writing a critical article about the prison service in Sweden. The magazine's editor in chief does not agree with him and removes the article. The journalist then plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Hasse Ekman, Eva Dahlbeck, Ulf Palme, Tord Bernheim

Votes: 63

27. A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Charles Drake

Votes: 6,428

28. While the Door Was Closed (1946)

89 min | Drama

About a number of people in an apartment building during a night full of dramatic events and entanglements.

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Tollie Zellman, Olof Winnerstrand, Inga Landgré, Marianne Löfgren

Votes: 123

29. The Three Caballeros (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

85 Metascore

Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).

Directors: Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Harold Young | Stars: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 13,105

30. Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Dick Tracy investigates the theft of a fortune of fur coats, a possible insurance swindle and several murders, all linked to a huge thug who wears a hook in place of his right hand.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Lyle Latell, Kay Christopher, Jack Lambert

Votes: 957

31. Daddy Wanted (1947)

77 min | Comedy

The spoiled son of a weapons manufacturer falls in love with a manicurist, to the horror of his parents. Class limits may not be exceeded.

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Sickan Carlsson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Karl-Arne Holmsten, Erik 'Bullen' Berglund

Votes: 62

32. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 417,692

33. I Love You Karlsson (1947)

86 min | Comedy

The young Marie is working in a nursery. But the house has been sold and the new owner does not want to have the day care center - he is only interested in dogs.

Directors: Lau Lauritzen, John Zacharias | Stars: Marguerite Viby, Sture Lagerwall, Olof Winnerstrand, Ib Schønberg

Votes: 34

34. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

Votes: 5,984

35. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 3,216

36. The Red House (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun

Votes: 3,601

37. Crime in the Sun (1947)

88 min | Crime, Drama

After having spent six years in an asylum, Harry returns home. He soon remembers what happened six years ago. He had five of his friends over and one of them, Raoul, was murdered. In order ... See full summary »

Director: Göran Gentele | Stars: Birger Malmsten, Gunnel Broström, Margareta Fahlén, Ulf Palme

Votes: 79

38. Abilene Town (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Romance, Western

A sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 901

39. Life with Father (1947)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 5,021

40. Make Mine Music (1946)

Passed | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Directors: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 3,952

41. Tulsa (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Western

In Tulsa, after a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 1,117

42. Lattjo med Boccaccio (1949)

84 min | Comedy

The theater director Sten Rampe, Svend Blom and Ulrik Blad are on their way to Sten's summer house and suddenly get a flat tire. The fate brings them together with seven young women whose car has fallen out for the same accident.

Director: Gösta Bernhard | Stars: Stig Järrel, Svend Asmussen, Ulrik Neumann, Git Gay

Votes: 34

43. Father Bom (1949)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

One-day auctioneer Fabian Bom finds a little child in a cradle that is about to be called out. He leaves for the orphanage, but there they don't want to take the boy. Bom thinks about ... See full summary »

Director: Lars-Eric Kjellgren | Stars: Nils Poppe, Gunnar Björnstrand, Else-Merete Heiberg, Sif Ruud

Votes: 103

44. Saludos Amigos (1942)

Passed | 42 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

60 Metascore

Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson | Stars: Fred Shields, José Oliveira, Lee Blair, Mary Blair

Votes: 6,022

45. Kvinnor i fångenskap (1943)

99 min | Drama

A priest decides to engage himself socially in prison. In the cells he meets a number of women with different fates. One is Mary, a young honest woman gone wrong.

Director: Olof Molander | Stars: Gunnar Sjöberg, Elsie Albiin, Gunn Wållgren, Hampe Faustman

Votes: 57

46. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Romance, Western