Metropolis Top 50 Films of the 1940s

Users of the Metropolis Discord Server were asked to submit lists of their favorite films from the 1940s. The totals were weighted by view count and ranked below to produce the list.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Most List Entries
Powell and Pressburger, 4 films
Hitchcock, 3 films
Kurosawa, 3 films

  • Rope

    1

  • Black Narcissus

    2

  • Late Spring

    3

  • Detour

    4

  • Brief Encounter

    5

  • Laura

    6

  • Leave Her to Heaven

    7

  • The Third Man

    8

  • Children of Paradise

    9

  • Canyon Passage

    10

  • Notorious

    11

  • Stray Dog

    12

  • Double Indemnity

    13

  • Casablanca

    14

  • The Clock

    15

  • Out of the Past

    16

  • His Girl Friday

    17

  • Moonrise

    18

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    19

  • The Red Shoes

    20

  • Drunken Angel

    21

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    22

  • Under the Bridges

    23

  • The Quiet Duel

    24

  • White Heat

    25

  • Citizen Kane

    26

  • To Be or Not to Be

    27

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    28

  • Snow Trail

    29

  • Le Corbeau

    30

  • Fantasia

    31

  • Rome, Open City

    32

  • Spring in a Small Town

    33

  • Day of Wrath

    34

  • Aniki-Bóbó

    35

  • Yellow Sky

    36

  • Bicycle Thieves

    37

  • The Woman Who Dared

    38

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    39

  • Rebecca

    40

  • The Other

    41

  • Record of a Tenement Gentleman

    42

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    43

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    44

  • Call Northside 777

    45

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    46

  • Ornamental Hairpin

    47

  • Beauty and the Beast

    48

  • Gaslight

    49

  • Ossessione

    50