Feature Film, Released between 1942-01-01 and 1942-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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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: 527,777 | Gross: $1.02M

2. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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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: 132,602 | Gross: $102.80M

3. Keeper of the Flame (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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61 Metascore

Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. Steve receives conflicting reports and tales that make him question what the truth about the hero is.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf, Margaret Wycherly

Votes: 2,341

4. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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86 Metascore

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 30,975

5. Arsenic and Old Lace (1942)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A writer of books on the futility of marriage risks his reputation when he decides to get married. Things get even more complicated when he learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are habitual murderers.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 65,618

6. For Me and My Gal (1942)

Not Rated | 104 min | Musical, Romance, War

7.1
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Mártha Eggerth

Votes: 3,131 | Gross: $4.37M

7. Now, Voyager (1942)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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70 Metascore

A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 15,456

8. Cat People (1942)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 20,362 | Gross: $4.00M

9. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 16,129 | Gross: $13.50M

10. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,932

11. Saboteur (1942)

Passed | 109 min | Thriller, War

7.1
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64 Metascore

A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter

Votes: 23,723

12. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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93 Metascore

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 22,889

13. Ride Tonight! (1942)

106 min | Drama, History

6.3
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In the south of Sweden, some farmers get into trouble when the German Count is forcing them to perform day labor for him. But a man refuses to bow to the German Count.

Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Oscar Ljung, Gerd Hagman, Eva Dahlbeck, Erik 'Bullen' Berglund

Votes: 60

14. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 9,986

15. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 8,509

16. The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 21,070 | Gross: $1.64M

17. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 7,122 | Gross: $0.31M

18. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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At an inn which is open only on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Directors: Mark Sandrich, Robert Allen | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 13,644 | Gross: $8.18M

19. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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89 Metascore

The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 14,239 | Gross: $11.80M

20. The Jungle Book (1942)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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A boy raised by wild animals tries to adapt to human village life.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia

Votes: 3,854 | Gross: $2.83M

21. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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73 Metascore

A frustrated city girl disguises herself as a youngster in order to get a cheaper train ticket home. But little "Sue Sue" finds herself in a whole heap of grown-up trouble when she hides out in a compartment with a handsome Major.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 6,334 | Gross: $6.38M

22. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 9,211

23. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.0
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62 Metascore

An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 7,010 | Gross: $10.14M

24. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea, so his adoring wife decides to raise it by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 10,961 | Gross: $0.44M

25. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.2
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This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 5,240 | Gross: $0.45M

26. The Glass Key (1942)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 5,828

27. You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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In Buenos Aires, a man who has decreed that his daughters must marry in order of age allows an American dancer to perform at his club under the condition that he play suitor to his second-oldest daughter.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 3,321 | Gross: $0.67M

28. The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 4,045 | Gross: $1.01M

29. Flying Tigers (1942)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly

Votes: 3,549 | Gross: $3.27M

30. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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: 5,488

31. Kings Row (1942)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn of the century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 4,083

32. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

7.4
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The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.

Directors: John Huston, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 4,243

33. White Cargo (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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The story takes place at a British plantation in Africa where Tondelayo entices all the Brits, especially Harry Witzel.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson

Votes: 637

34. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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71 Metascore

An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a Midwestern family.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Votes: 6,914

35. Thunder Rock (1942)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.6
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Cynical, embittered newspaperman David Charleston (Sir Michael Redgrave) is tormented, then inspired, by visions he keeps having of people who have drowned.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 647

36. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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An escaped prisoner has to prove his innocence to a stuffy law professor with the help of a spirited school teacher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 7,567

37. Across the Pacific (1942)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.

Directors: John Huston, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton

Votes: 4,317

38. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

7.5
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 3,272 | Gross: $0.02M

39. The Spoilers (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Western

6.7
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In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 2,509

40. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Dr. Frankenstein's plans to replace the brain of his monster are hijacked by his scheming and malevolent assistant Ygor.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 5,625

41. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 2,031

42. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations via the radio 'Voice of Terror', the Homeland Security Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help ... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 4,186

43. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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During a raid on Germany a British bomber crew is forced to bail out after their plane is damaged. They land in Holland and are aided by Dutch civilians.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

Votes: 1,907

44. My Gal Sal (1942)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

6.2
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Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton, Carole Landis

Votes: 611

45. Spitfire (1942)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,610

46. All Through the Night (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

Votes: 3,889

47. Road to Morocco (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 5,097 | Gross: $1.63M

48. The Big Blockade (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, War

5.5
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Wartime propaganda piece reporting on the success of the economic blockade of Germany in the early years of the war.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Will Hay, Bernard Miles, John Stuart, David Evans

Votes: 178

49. Tortilla Flat (1942)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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70 Metascore

Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,568

50. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure

6.6
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Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey

Votes: 3,084


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