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1. Port of Shadows (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 8,247 | Gross: $0.03M

2. La Bête Humaine (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux

Votes: 6,858

3. Children of Paradise (1945)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance

96 Metascore

The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

Votes: 18,197

4. Paris Frills (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance

Philippe Clarence, a famous Parisian dressmaker, seduces his friend's fiancee. But, for the 1st time in his life, this is for real. The film is also a sharp picture of the fashion world.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Raymond Rouleau, Micheline Presle, Jean Chevrier, Gabrielle Dorziat

Votes: 431

5. The Fighting Sullivans (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan

Votes: 2,075

6. A Cage of Nightingales (1945)

89 min | Drama, Music

In France, in 1930, a supervisor of a boarding school for young offenders seeks to awaken the music by forming a choir, despite the skepticism of his boarding school director.

Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Noël-Noël, Micheline Francey, René Génin, René Blancard

Votes: 177

7. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert

Votes: 3,925

8. Angel and Sinner (1945)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

Ten people fleeing Rouen invaded by the Prussians, Rousset nicknamed ball of tallow among them, give to a Prussian to save other passengers who still despise. However, on later nobody could underestimate her being how brave .

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Micheline Presle, Berthe Bovy, Louise Conte, Mona Dol

Votes: 149

9. Le peloton d'exécution (1991 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, War

A disgraced WWII infantry captain is assigned command over a firing squad.

Director: Michel Andrieu | Stars: Cedric Smith, Malcolm Stewart, Stephen Ouimette, Robin Renucci

Votes: 21

10. Sortilèges (1945)

85 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

The story begins with the murder of a horse trader, which sets free a black stallion that roams through the snow and the village terrifying the people as it gallops.

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Fernand Ledoux, Renée Faure, Madeleine Robinson, Roger Pigaut

Votes: 79

11. La part de l'ombre (1945)

86 min | Romance, Drama

A violinist passes on to his daughter three rings which represent three passions of his romantic past, and urges her to save each for men who truly deserve one.She squanders them all on one man who is undeserving.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Jean-Louis Barrault, Jean Wall, Françoise Delille

Votes: 10

12. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood

Votes: 4,033

13. Dragon Seed (1944)

Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War

The lives of a small Chinese village are turned upside down when the Japanese invade it. And a heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

Directors: Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 1,069

14. Special Mission (1946)

183 min | Drama, Thriller

The exploits of Chief Police Inspector Chabrier, first before the invasion of France in May 1940 as he fights against spies preparing the coming the Germans, particularly Emmy de Welder, ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice de Canonge | Stars: Jany Holt, Pierre Renoir, Jean Davy, Odette Barencey

Votes: 7

15. Roger la Honte (1946)

100 min | Drama

Roger Laroque, an honest industrialist, is the victim of a criminal machination by Julia de Noirville, his possessive and jealous mistress allied to the perfidious Paul Luversan, meant to ... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Lucien Coëdel, María Casares, Paul Bernard, Renée Devillers

Votes: 14

16. A Friend Will Come Tonight (1946)

92 min | Drama, War

When a Resistance commander and his forces disguise themselves as patients in a hospital, there is some confusion among the staff as to who is actually suffering from a real illness.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Michel Simon, Madeleine Sologne, Paul Bernard, Louis Salou

Votes: 73

17. Clandestine (1946)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

A resistance leader is wounded when the Germans raid his underground print shop. He escapes to the home of a German-friendly Parisian and is helped by her son and daughter. A Jewish doctor ... See full summary »

Director: André Chotin | Stars: Suzy Carrier, Georges Rollin, Constant Rémy, Samson Fainsilber

19. Strange Confession (1944)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

In World War 2 an escaped murderer who takes the identity of a dead soldier becomes a hero fighting in Africa, but his past catches him up.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Richard Whorf, Allyn Joslyn, Ellen Drew

Votes: 141

20. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 402,277 | Gross: $1.59M

21. Lydia (1941)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Merle Oberon, Joseph Cotten, Edna May Oliver, Alan Marshal

Votes: 638

22. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Family

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 21,325

23. Boom Town (1940)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Votes: 3,078 | Gross: $9.17M