Feature Film, Released between 1946-01-01 and 1946-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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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: 410,295

2. The Big Sleep (1946)

Passed | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.9
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 79,350 | Gross: $6.54M

3. Notorious (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.9
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100 Metascore

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Votes: 93,082 | Gross: $10.46M

4. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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93 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 57,843 | Gross: $23.65M

5. Song of the South (1946)

G | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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54 Metascore

The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 11,543 | Gross: $63.72M

6. Great Expectations (1946)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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90 Metascore

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 22,329

7. Gilda (1946)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.7
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino discovers his employer's new wife is his former lover.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 28,336

8. Deception (1946)

Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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After marrying her long lost love, a musician finds the relationship threatened by a wealthy composer who is besotted with her.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott

Votes: 3,171

9. The Verdict (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris

Votes: 1,915

10. The Stranger (1946)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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76 Metascore

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

Votes: 24,444

11. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

Votes: 5,412

12. The Killers (1946)

Passed | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 19,497

13. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 19,935

14. Three Strangers (1946)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Three strangers, each with a serious problem in their lives, share a sweepstakes ticket which they wished upon together before a Chinese idol.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joan Lorring

Votes: 1,904

15. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Passed | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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84 Metascore

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 18,889 | Gross: $8.33M

16. Crack-Up (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins

Votes: 1,326

17. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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92 Metascore

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément | Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon

Votes: 24,455 | Gross: $0.30M

18. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Passed | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 21,768

19. The Virginian (1946)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In Medicine Bow, a newly arrived eastern schoolteacher is courted by two cowpokes but their courtship is interrupted by violent incidents involving local cattle rustlers.

Director: Stuart Gilmore | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton

Votes: 1,041

20. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.4
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A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 8,581

21. The Yearling (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Family, Western

7.2
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89 Metascore

A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills

Votes: 5,388 | Gross: $5.20M

22. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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Beautiful, biracial, Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 8,066 | Gross: $20.41M

23. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Passed | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 7,697 | Gross: $2.70M

24. The Harvey Girls (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.1
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On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley (Judy Garland) meets a cheery crew of young women travelling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 3,635

25. Dragonwyck (1946)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan

Votes: 3,905

26. Make Mine Music (1946)

Passed | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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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: 3,827

27. The Spiral Staircase (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

Votes: 9,170

28. The Strange Woman (1946)

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

6.6
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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 1,812

29. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 7,532

30. Dressed to Kill (1946)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Mystery

6.9
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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: 5,515

31. Terror by Night (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 5,511

32. A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

7.0
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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: 6,278

33. Black Angel (1946)

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

7.0
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When Kirk Bennett is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 2,815

34. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Passed | 132 min | Biography, Musical

6.4
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Biography of songwriter and Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern (Robert Walker). Unable to find immediate success in the U.S., Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva Leale (Dorothy Patrick).

Directors: Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney | Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, June Allyson

Votes: 2,124 | Gross: $6.72M

35. Lady in the Lake (1946)

Passed | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Phillip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

Votes: 5,131

36. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

8.0
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortensi

Votes: 6,722

37. The Chase (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 1,680

38. The Dark Mirror (1946)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A man is found murdered, and witnesses are sure about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Long

Votes: 4,449

39. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 2,174

40. The Green Years (1946)

Approved | 127 min | Drama

7.0
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An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 858

41. Green for Danger (1946)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Leo Genn

Votes: 4,484

42. The Crimson Ghost (1946)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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A criminal mastermind known as the Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical currents on the planet.

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney | Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 378

43. Desert Command (1946)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.0
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Edited version of the 1933 Mascot serial "The Three Musketeers," first released in 1946.

Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Ruth Hall, Robert Frazer, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 194

44. Night Editor (1946)

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

6.7
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"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 815

45. Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Film-Noir, Romance

6.6
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In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Germans to switch sides.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 2,580

46. Humoresque (1946)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 4,023 | Gross: $2.28M

47. Panique (1946)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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After an elderly maid is murdered, opinions are manipulated, evidence is planted, violence erupts, and panic ensues.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Émile Drain

Votes: 1,611 | Gross: $0.04M

48. A Stolen Life (1946)

Approved | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan

Votes: 3,210

49. Canyon Passage (1946)

Passed | 92 min | Western

6.9
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Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc

Votes: 2,007

50. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,353 | Gross: $3.25M


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