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It's a Wonderful Life

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.

Release On: 20th - December - 1946

Vote Count: 3097
Vote Average: 8.3/10

The Postman Always Rings Twice

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

Release On: 2nd - May - 1946

Vote Count: 216
Vote Average: 7.1/10

La belle et la bête

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.

Release On: 29th - October - 1946

Vote Count: 423
Vote Average: 7.5/10

The Best Years of Our Lives

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.

Release On: 25th - December - 1946

Vote Count: 433
Vote Average: 7.8/10


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.

Release On: 21st - August - 1946

Vote Count: 1108
Vote Average: 7.8/10

Great Expectations

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.

Release On: 26th - December - 1946

Vote Count: 204
Vote Average: 7.3/10

The Big Sleep

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.

Release On: 23rd - August - 1946

Vote Count: 725
Vote Average: 7.7/10

My Darling Clementine

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.

Release On: 17th - October - 1946

Vote Count: 266
Vote Average: 7.5/10

The Stranger

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

Release On: 2nd - July - 1946

Vote Count: 414
Vote Average: 7.4/10


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

Release On: 25th - April - 1946

Vote Count: 399
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Make Mine Music

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."

Release On: 30th - June - 1946

Vote Count: 157
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Song of the South

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.

Release On: 12th - November - 1946

Vote Count: 202
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Amar es vivir

Mexican movie

Release On: 1st - January - 1946

Vote Count: 3
Vote Average: 6.7/10

The Killers

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.

Release On: 28th - August - 1946

Vote Count: 250
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Soy un prófugo

A janitor in a large bank is accused of pulling of a major heist. He is forced to become a fugitive while hunting for the real culprits.

Release On: 11th - March - 1946

Vote Count: 59
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Duel in the Sun

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.

Release On: 31st - December - 1946

Vote Count: 107
Vote Average: 6.6/10

Partie de campagne

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Release On: 8th - May - 1946

Vote Count: 131
Vote Average: 7.5/10

A Matter of Life and Death

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 dispatch an angel to collect him.

Release On: 15th - December - 1946

Vote Count: 253
Vote Average: 7.8/10

The Spiral Staircase

In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions". One night, during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

Release On: 6th - February - 1946

Vote Count: 160
Vote Average: 7.1/10

A Night in Casablanca

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.

Release On: 10th - May - 1946

Vote Count: 84
Vote Average: 6.9/10