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Movies: Popular Movies of 1944

Movies in chronological context: 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1944th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 944th year of the 2nd millennium, the 44th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1940s decade. ()

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Double Indemnity(1944)

1h 48min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 413 votes)

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Arsenic and Old Lace(1944)

1h 58min | Comedy, Crime
3.8/5 (with 209 votes)

Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

Directed by Frank Capra - With Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Lane Sisters, ...

Laura(1944)

1h 28min | Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 164 votes)

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

The Three Caballeros(1944)

G
| 1h 11min | Animation, Kids & Family, Music
3.2/5 (with 151 votes)

For Donald's birthday he receives a box with three gifts inside. The gifts, a movie projector, a pop-up book, and a pinata, each take Donald on wild adventures through Mexico and South America.

Directed by Norm Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Harold Young - With Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Nestor Amaral, Almirante, Trío Calaveras, ...

To Have and Have Not(1944)

3.8/5 (with 105 votes)

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

Lifeboat(1944)

1h 36min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 99 votes)

During World War II, a small group of survivors is stranded in a lifeboat together after the ship they were traveling on is destroyed by a German U-boat.

Meet Me in St. Louis(1944)

3.6/5 (with 78 votes)

In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Gaslight(1944)

1h 54min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 75 votes)

A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.

The Woman in the Window(1944)

1h 39min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 50 votes)

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.

Murder, My Sweet(1944)

1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

Gumshoe Philip Marlowe is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde, the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.

The Uninvited(1944)

1h 39min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 40 votes)

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find abandoned for many years on the English coast. Their original enchantment with the house diminishes as they hear stories of the previous owners and meet their daughter (now a young woman) who now lives as a neighbor with her grandfather. Also heard are unexplained sounds during the night. It becomes obvious that the house is haunted.

The Punch Bowl(1944)

1h 37min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

Die Feuerzangenbowle from Director Helmut Weiss is based on the novel by the same name from Heinrich Spoerl and Hans Reimann that has turned into a cult German film. The film tells the story of a writer Johannes Pfeiffer who goes undercover as a student in a high school after his friends told him that he missed out on a great life experience since he was home schooled.

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Ministry of Fear(1944)

1h 26min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 31 votes)

Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn't quite know to whom to turn.

Going My Way(1944)

2h 6min | Drama, Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest.

Directed by Leo McCarey - With Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Risë Stevens, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, ...

House of Frankenstein(1944)

3.1/5 (with 28 votes)

An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

The Curse of the Cat People(1944)

1h 10min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

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

Henry V(1944)

2h 17min | Drama, Action, History
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious.

Phantom Lady(1944)

1h 27min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death. Based on a story by noir scribe Cornell Woolrich.

National Velvet(1944)

G
| 2h 3min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

Mi Taylor was a young wanderer and opportunist whose father had given him "all the roads in the Kingdom" to travel. One of the roads, and a notation in his father's journal, leads him to the quiet English country-side home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse...

The Scarlet Claw(1944)

3.5/5 (with 20 votes)

A woman is found dead -- with her throat torn out. Villagers blame a supernatural source but Holmes has other ideas.

A Canterbury Tale(1944)

2h 4min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

Three people arrive in a village in Southern England in the early years of World War 2. Alison Smith is a London girl who is due to start working on a farm as a 'Land Girl'. Peter Gibbs is an Englishman conscripted into the army, taking a few days leave before going abroad. Bob Johnson is a U.S. Army sergeant who wanted to go to Canterbury, but got off here by mistake. As they walk into the village, Alison is attacked by 'The Glue Man', a prankster who pours glue in women's hair. The three of them start to explore the area to discover and expose 'The Glue Man' but then get engrossed in the history of the area and the tales of The Pilgrim's Way. The local magistrate, Thomas Colpeper, JP is a local historian and a very mysterious character who leads them further into the mystery.

The Thin Man Goes Home(1944)

1h 41min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.

At Land(1944)

15min | Mystery
3.9/5 (with 19 votes)

A woman lies on the sand, left there by the tides and waves (and in a pose that would be copied in From Here to Eternity). She reaches up across tree roots and makes a difficult climb. Only to discover herself climbing horizontally along a long dinner table as bourgeoise black-tie guests chat and drink and smoke, oblivious to her. At the top of the table, a man is playing chess but abandons the game. Fascinated, she gazes at board, the pieces moving unaided. The woman chases a pawn as it falls to the floor. Falls down a waterfall. Is lost.

Directed by Maya Deren - With John Cage

The Lodger(1944)

3.3/5 (with 19 votes)

In Victorian era London, the inhabitants of a family home with rented rooms upstairs fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Cover Girl(1944)

3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.

Hail the Conquering Hero(1944)

1h 41min | Comedy, War
3.6/5 (with 17 votes)

Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling that he is a failure. While in a moment of melancholy, he meets up with a group of Marines who befriend him and encourage him to return home to his mother by fabricating a story that he was wounded in battle with honorable discharge.

Directed by Preston Sturges - With Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, William Demarest, Bill Edwards

The Pearl of Death(1944)

3.6/5 (with 17 votes)

The famous Pearl of Death, a valuable gem with a history of bringing murder and misfortune to its owner since the days of the Borgias, finally reaches its proper place at a museum in London. But before long the jewel is ingeniously stolen. Shortly thereafter, a series of horrible murders begin, with the murderer leaving his victims surrounded by a mass of smashed china.

Bon Voyage(1944)

26min | War
2.9/5 (with 15 votes)

A young Scottish RAF gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from NAZI occupied territory and they are particularly interested in one person who may or may not have been a German agent.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With John Blythe

Torment(1944)

1h 41min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

Jan-Erik Widgren meets the lonely Bertha Olsson, a woman struggling with alcoholism. Though Bertha is already linked to Caligula, Jan-Erik's heartless teacher, she begins a relationship with the boy anyway. When Caligula learns that Jan-Erik is having an affair with Bertha, he begins to torture his student psychologically. He reserves his cruelest behavior for Bertha, however, which results in a tragic turn of events.

The Children Are Watching Us(1944)

1h 24min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 14 votes)

In his first collaboration with renowned screenwriter and longtime partner Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child. Heralding the pair’s subsequent work on some of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism, The Children Are Watching Us is a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family’s disintegration.

Directed by Vittorio De Sica - With Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi, Giovanna Cigoli, Dina Perbellini, ...
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