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Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket.

Release On: 23rd - February - 1940

Vote Count: 4894
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Walt Disney's timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.

Release On: 11th - April - 1940

Vote Count: 2497
Vote Average: 7.4/10

The Great Dictator

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Release On: 15th - October - 1940

Vote Count: 2640
Vote Average: 8.4/10


Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

Release On: 23rd - March - 1940

Vote Count: 1319
Vote Average: 7.9/10

Cantinflas Ruletero

Cantinflas Ruletero is one of his most famous short films, where the great comedian acts as a taxi driver, making his passengers work without taking them to their destination.

Release On: 1st - January - 1940

Vote Count: 53
Vote Average: 7.4/10

The Thief of Bagdad

When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.

Release On: 25th - December - 1940

Vote Count: 200
Vote Average: 7.2/10

The Grapes of Wrath

Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.

Release On: 15th - March - 1940

Vote Count: 732
Vote Average: 7.8/10

The Mark of Zorro

Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on the other he is the masked avenger Zorro.

Release On: 8th - November - 1940

Vote Count: 156
Vote Average: 7.2/10

His Girl Friday

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

Release On: 18th - January - 1940

Vote Count: 616
Vote Average: 7.4/10

The Philadelphia Story

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Remade as a musical in 1956 as High Society.

Release On: 5th - December - 1940

Vote Count: 667
Vote Average: 7.7/10

The Shop Around the Corner

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Release On: 12th - January - 1940

Vote Count: 389
Vote Average: 7.8/10

The Sea Hawk

Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal he captures.

Release On: 10th - August - 1940

Vote Count: 91
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Ahí está el detalle

Cantinflas, the boyfriend of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his wife's brother (Leonardo), who had been lost for years. The rich man then remembers that his father in law's testament could only be paid when all brothers get together, so treats Cantinflas, a real bum, as a king.

Release On: 11th - September - 1940

Vote Count: 74
Vote Average: 8.1/10

Waterloo Bridge

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate.

Release On: 17th - May - 1940

Vote Count: 106
Vote Average: 7.7/10

Foreign Correspondent

The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly leads him to the crime of fascism and Nazi Germany's designs on European conquest. In attempting to learn more about a seemingly noble peace effort, Jones walks into the middle of an assassination, uncovers a spy ring and—not entirely coincidentally—falls in love.

Release On: 16th - August - 1940

Vote Count: 271
Vote Average: 7/10

Pride and Prejudice

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.

Release On: 26th - July - 1940

Vote Count: 117
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Saps at Sea

Stan and Ollie work in a horn factory. Ollie starts having violent fits every time he hears a horn. His doctor prescribes a restful sea voyage. Mayhem ensues.

Release On: 29th - April - 1940

Vote Count: 61
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Cantinflas y su prima

Cantinflas appears flirting with a lady until her lover arrives. Angry, Cantinflas call the husband causing a number of situations.

Release On: 14th - July - 1940

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 7.3/10

The Invisible Man Returns

The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Release On: 12th - January - 1940

Vote Count: 80
Vote Average: 6.3/10

Cantinflas boxeador

We see a young Mario Moreno making us laugh while he trying to fight against an opponent on a ring.

Release On: 11th - July - 1940

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 6.6/10