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, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 769 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 385 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, ...


| 1h 28min | Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 337 votes)

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

The Three Caballeros(1944)

| 1h 11min | Animation, Kids & Family, Music
3.2/5 (with 304 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, ...


| 1h 54min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.8/5 (with 188 votes)

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


1h 36min | War, Drama
3.7/5 (with 179 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)

3.5/5 (with 153 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.

The Woman in the Window(1944)

| 1h 39min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
3.8/5 (with 137 votes)

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


3.8/5 (with 99 votes)

Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband.

Murder, My Sweet(1944)

| 1h 35min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 93 votes)

After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

The Uninvited(1944)

3.5/5 (with 87 votes)

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house that has been abandoned for many years on the Cornwellian coast only to soon discover that it is haunted by the ghost of the mother of their neighbor's granddaughter, with whom the brother has fallen in love.

Ivan the Terrible, Part I(1944)

1h 39min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 77 votes)

Set during the early part of his reign, Ivan faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. Sergei Eisenstein's final film, this is the first part of a three-part biopic of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia, which was never completed due to the producer's dissatisfaction with Eisenstein's attempts to use forbidden experimental filming techniques and excessive cost overruns. The second part was completed but not released for a decade after Eisenstein's death and a change of heart in the USSR government toward his work; the third part was only in its earliest stage of filming when shooting was stopped altogether.

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House of Frankenstein(1944)

| 1h 11min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 72 votes)

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

Ministry of Fear(1944)

| 1h 26min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 68 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 | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 66 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, ...

The Punch Bowl(1944)

1h 37min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 61 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.

The Curse of the Cat People(1944)

1h 10min | Horror, Drama, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 55 votes)

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

Phantom Lady(1944)

| 1h 27min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 50 votes)

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.

Henry V(1944)

2h 17min | Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 47 votes)

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

A Canterbury Tale(1944)

2h 4min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery, War
3.5/5 (with 46 votes)

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

At Land(1944)

15min | Mystery, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 43 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 Miracle of Morgan’s Creek(1944)

3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

The Lodger(1944)

| 1h 24min | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 37 votes)

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

The Scarlet Claw(1944)

| 1h 14min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 36 votes)

When a woman is found dead with her throat torn out, the local villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer.

The Thin Man Goes Home(1944)

1h 41min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 34 votes)

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

The Children Are Watching Us(1944)

| 1h 24min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 33 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, ...

Cover Girl(1944)

| 1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 33 votes)

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

The Pearl of Death(1944)

| 1h 9min | Mystery, Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 32 votes)

The famous Borgia Pearl, a valuable gem with a history of bringing murder and misfortune to its owner since the days of the Borgias, is brought to London, thanks in part to Sherlock Holmes. But before long the jewel is stolen, due to an error on Holmes' part, and shortly thereafter, a series of horrible murders begin, the murderer leaving his victims with their spines snapped and surrounded by a mass of smashed china.


1h 41min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 30 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.

Bon Voyage(1944)

26min | War
2.8/5 (with 28 votes)

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

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With John Blythe
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