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1. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest

Votes: 6,286

2. Laura (1944)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Votes: 38,931 | Gross: $4.36M

3. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 4,559

4. Winged Victory (1944)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, War

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Edmond O'Brien, Jane Ball

Votes: 137

5. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Directors: Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise | Stars: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter

Votes: 5,176

6. The Halfway House (1944)

78 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...

Directors: Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Tom Walls, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 483

7. And the Angels Sing (1944)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn

Votes: 135

8. The Very Thought of You (1944)

99 min | Romance, Drama

Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Faye Emerson

Votes: 431

9. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington

Votes: 1,840

10. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 5,286

11. The Woman in the Window (1944)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon

Votes: 12,206

12. The Lodger (1944)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 2,757

13. Home in Indiana (1944)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, Charlotte Greenwood, Ward Bond

Votes: 333

14. Pin Up Girl (1944)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 602

15. Lifeboat (1944)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

78 Metascore

Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

Votes: 24,511

16. Here Come the Waves (1944)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran

Votes: 317

17. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,982

18. I Love a Soldier (1944)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Sonny Tufts, Beulah Bondi, Walter Sande

Votes: 27

19. The Suspect (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

An unhappily married man begins a flirtation with a younger woman. When his wife threatens to ruin her, he decides to take action.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Charles Laughton, Ella Raines, Dean Harens, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 1,503

20. Phantom Lady (1944)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda

Votes: 3,824

21. Something for the Boys (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Michael O'Shea, Vivian Blaine, Phil Silvers

Votes: 223

22. The Way Ahead (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

World War II drama that follows a group of British draftees, starting with their rigorous basic training, and ending with their deployment in North Africa.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

Votes: 1,589

23. The Eve of St. Mark (1944)

Passed | 96 min | War, Drama

Hometown boy Quizz West (William Eythe) is one of fewer than 19,000 draftees in 1940. After being familiarized with his fiancée Janet and him, we find Quizz at a gun position fighting off ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O'Shea, Vincent Price

Votes: 150

24. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 130,209 | Gross: $5.72M

25. Christmas Holiday (1944)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens

Votes: 1,074

26. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, War

Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

Votes: 3,934

27. The Impatient Years (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

To rekindle their love, a divorce judge orders a couple whose marriage is on the rocks to re-enact their four-day breakneck courtship.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Jean Arthur, Lee Bowman, Charles Coburn, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 251

28. Up in Arms (1944)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Musical

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore, Constance Dowling

Votes: 723

29. The Uninvited (1944)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 8,693

30. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

A documentary on the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 in the US 8th Air Force.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson

Votes: 1,199

31. Tawny Pipit (1944)

81 min | Comedy

Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard Miles, Charles Saunders | Stars: Bernard Miles, Rosamund John, Niall MacGinnis, Jean Gillie

Votes: 164

32. Undercover (1944)

61 min | Documentary, Drama

This documentary training film for agents of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was intended to show agents-in-training the techniques and obstacles involved in undercover work in ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Ford, Pierre Watkin, Martin Garralaga, Peter Lorre

Votes: 37

33. When Strangers Marry (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 779

34. Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

Approved | 76 min | Musical, Romance

After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Benny Goodman, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie

Votes: 156

35. Wilson (1944)

Passed | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,344 | Gross: $2.00M

36. Greenwich Village (1944)

Approved | 82 min | Musical

In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 297

37. Standing Room Only (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, War

During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 146

38. Target for Today (1944)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary about one bombing mission over Germany by the American Eighth Air Force, from the initial planning for the mission thru finsl completion of the mission, with all of its intricacies from beginning to end.

Director: William Keighley

Votes: 22

39. Gaslight (1944)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty

Votes: 21,441

40. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock

Votes: 4,976

41. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 1,750

42. Cover Girl (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 4,279

43. Wing and a Prayer (1944)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

In WW2, an American aircraft carrier sails around the Pacific on a decoy mission until it joins the battle of Midway against the Japanese forces.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,184

44. In the Meantime, Darling (1944)

72 min | Comedy, War

A young bride who comes from a rich family has a hard time adjusting to life in a boarding house with other soldiers and their wives. Her spoiled ways cause resentment from the other wives ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Frank Latimore, Eugene Pallette, Mary Nash

Votes: 154

45. Can't Help Singing (1944)

Passed | 90 min | Musical, Western

A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her boyfriend West in the days of the California gold rush.

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff, David Bruce

Votes: 470

46. A Lady Surrenders (1944)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc, Tom Walls

Votes: 230

47. Der Engel mit dem Saitenspiel (1944)

101 min | Romance

A man meets a girl in an Alpine Lodge and decide to make the relation permanent, but they lose each other, each thinking the other to be disloyal. When the meet again, both are engaged, to others, and she is mother of his child.

Director: Heinz Rühmann | Stars: Hertha Feiler, Hans Söhnker, Hans Nielsen, Susanne von Almassy

Votes: 43

48. Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, War

A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Anne Baxter, Charles Winninger, John Hodiak, Anne Revere

Votes: 238

49. Guest in the House (1944)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Film-Noir