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Movies: Popular Movies of 1946

Movies in chronological context: 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade. ()

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It's a Wonderful Life(1946)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, Kids & Family, Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 1,258 votes)

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Notorious(1946)

4.0/5 (with 444 votes)

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

The Big Sleep(1946)

NR
| 1h 56min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 294 votes)

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.

Beauty and the Beast(1946)

3.8/5 (with 178 votes)

The story of a gentle-hearted beast in love with a simple and beautiful girl. She is drawn to the repellent but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a key, telling her that if she doesn't return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief. She is unable to return the key on time, but it is revealed that the Beast is the genuinely handsome one. A simple tale of tragic love that turns into a surreal vision of death, desire, and beauty.

The Best Years of Our Lives(1946)

PG
| 2h 52min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.9/5 (with 169 votes)

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?

The Stranger(1946)

1h 36min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 162 votes)

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.

Gilda(1946)

NR
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 154 votes)

A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss.

My Darling Clementine(1946)

1h 43min | Drama, Western
3.8/5 (with 109 votes)

Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps' long-awaited revenge.

A Matter of Life and Death(1946)

3.9/5 (with 101 votes)

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and despatch an angel to collect him.

The Killers(1946)

1h 45min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 98 votes)

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.

The Postman Always Rings Twice(1946)

NR
| 1h 53min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 87 votes)

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

Song of the South(1946)

1h 31min | Kids & Family, Music
3.3/5 (with 86 votes)

Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Br'er Rabbit to help little Johnny deal with his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation.

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Great Expectations(1946)

NR
| 1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 82 votes)

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

Paisan(1946)

2h 5min | History, Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 81 votes)

Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice.

Shoeshine(1946)

1h 27min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 65 votes)

At a track near Rome, shoeshine boys are watching horses run. Two of the boys Pasquale, an orphan, and Giuseppe, his younger friend are riding. The pair have been saving to buy a horse of their own to ride...

Make Mine Music(1946)

NR
| 1h 15min | Animation, Kids & Family, Music
2.9/5 (with 60 votes)

In the tradition of Fantasia, Make Mine Music is a glorious collection of nine musically charged animated shorts featuring such fun-filled favorites as "Peter And The Wolf", narrated by the beloved voice behind Winnie The Pooh. In addition, you'll enjoy such classic cartoon hits as "Casey At The Bat," "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met" and "Johnnie Fedora And Alice Bluebonnet.".

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador, Jack Kinney, Robert Cormack - With Tatiana Riabouchinska, David Lichine

The Spiral Staircase(1946)

3.5/5 (with 59 votes)

In 1916, beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for elderly, ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two adult sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a rash of murders involving 'women with afflictions' hits the neighborhood. She implores her physician, Dr. Parry, to take Helen away for her own safety. When another murder occurs inside the Warren mansion, it becomes obvious that Helen is in danger.

Duel in the Sun(1946)

3.3/5 (with 42 votes)

Beautiful half-breed 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.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers(1946)

NR
| 1h 55min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 38 votes)

Three childhood friends, Martha, Walter and Sam, share a terrible secret. Over time, the ambitious Martha and the pusillanimous Walter have married. She is a cold businesswoman; he is the district attorney: a perfect combination to dominate the corrupt city of Iverstown at will. But the unexpected return of Sam, after years of absence, deeply disturbs the life of the odd couple.

The Blue Dahlia(1946)

1h 36min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

Soon after a veteran's return from war his cheating wife is found dead. He evades police in an attempt to find the real murderer.

Peter and the Wolf(1946)

NR
| 15min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 32 votes)

Disney's animated adaptation of Prokofiev's masterpiece, in which every character is represented musically by a different instrument. Young Peter decides to go hunting for the wolf that's been prowling around the village. Along the way, he is joined by his friends the bird, the duck and the cat. All the fun comes to end, however, when the wolf makes an appearance. Will Peter and his friends live to tell of their adventures?

Directed by Clyde Geronimi

A Night in Casablanca(1946)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

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.

Terror by Night(1946)

3.3/5 (with 30 votes)

Holmes and Watson board a passenger train bound from London to Edinburgh, to guard the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond worth a fortune belonging to an elderly woman of wealth; but within the first hour of the trip, the woman's son is murdered and the diamond stolen and any of the passengers in their car could be the killer thief.

Dressed to Kill(1946)

1h 12min | Crime, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 28 votes)

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.

Hair-Raising Hare(1946)

3.6/5 (with 28 votes)

A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Dragonwyck(1946)

3.4/5 (with 26 votes)

For Miranda Wells, moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas, seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter, to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.

The Yearling(1946)

3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

The Dark Mirror(1946)

1h 25min | Thriller
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a murder and a police detective must figure out which one's the killer.

Lady in the Lake(1946)

1h 45min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

Private detective Philip Marlowe is asked by a publishing executive, Adrienne Fromsett, to locate the wife of her boss, publisher Derace Kingsby. Earlier she had sent her husband a telegram saying she was heading to Mexico to marry Chris Lavery. However Kingsby had recently seen Lavery in the neighbouring Bay City. Marlowe pursues his investigation at the Kingsby's lakeside cottage.

The Razor's Edge(1946)

2h 25min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

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.

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