Here we collected the best 1940s movies in order of popularity
In 1945, the end of World War II took place. The four younger siblings are being led across Germany by their mother. She encounters Thomas, a mysterious refugee, who shatters her fragile reality with ...
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed
On August 15, 1944 the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) jumped over the south of France. Their mission was to support and protect the Allied Troops marching to Berlin. Landing in enemy te...
Where Eagles Dare
World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Al...
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit a...
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining t...
The Wannsee Conference took place in Berlin in 1942, and was used to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". The decision that the Jews of Europe would be killed in the Holocaust was made...
Riphagen the Untouchable
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1944, during World War II. Andries Riphagen, a powerful underworld boss, has made his fortune by putting his many criminal talents at the service of the Nazi occupiers. But the...
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
An emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination is going against Rick O'Connell, an Archaeologist. O'Connell enlisted the help of his...
The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of...
All Things Fair
The teacher is 37 years old and the student is 15 years old. He is attracted to her because of her beauty and maturity, while she is attracted to him because of his youth and innocence, a relief from ...
The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in get...
They Were Expendable
After Pearl Harbor, a squadron of boats in the Philippines have to battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the boats and the...
Saving Private Ryan
As a nation, the U.S. is a little bit different. Three brothers are dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines, after troops storm the beaches of Normandy. Ranger captain John M...
During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true...
The story of two adolescents, Moni and Zhozho, who meet 17-year-old Zheni in 1943 and with whom both fell in love. The events that follow unfold while Bulgaria has to decide on the deportation of 11 3...
Flags of Our Fathers
There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - Jo...
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited ...
An old leper who owned a winery has passed away. The wife bought by the leper and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa," take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community h...
A League of Their Own
As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Gar...
The Right Stuff
A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out ...
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator with many successes. The company he works for has a new employee named Betty Ann Fitzgerald who is assigned the task of reorganizing the office. They don'...
The story is based on a true story. S/S Politician was the name of the real ship that was sunk during WWII. It sank in bad weather in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, with 250,000 bottles of whiskey on b...
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire...
The Sting II
Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of t...
The Neon Bible
While on a train, a teenage boy ponders about his life and his aunt, who was an emotional shield from his troubled family. A film about a boy's life in a rural 1940s Southern town evokes the haunting ...
In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator ...
North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of tortu...
Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At
During World War II, two French civilians and a downed British Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be...
France was founded in 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both wait for news of her husband: ...
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Juliet Forrest believes that the death of her father in a mountain car crash was not an accident. A cheese scientist was working on a secret recipe. She enlisted the services of a private eye in order...
The Man Who Wasn't There
A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportun...
A Soldier's Story
A black Master Sergeant was found shot to death outside of the local Army Base in a rural town in Louisiana. Captain Davenport is a black military lawyer who is sent from Washington to conduct an inve...
A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idioti...
A Lesson Before Dying
In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have th...
A War in Hollywood
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) caused a great impression on the lives of most of the American artists of that era, so many movies were made in Hollywood about it. The final defeat of the Spanish Re...
After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.S. enters World War II. His boast that he could easily smuggle rubber, a key wartime natural ...
Murder in the First
Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 ...