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1. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 32,282 | Gross: $9.46M

*[BEST PICTURE]* *ACTOR -- Ray Milland *DIRECTING -- Billy Wilder *BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Paramount *WRITING (Screenplay) -- Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder

2. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, a musical set in Los Angeles.

Directors: George Sidney, Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 7,612

[BEST PICTURE] *MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) -- Georgie Stoll

3. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan

Votes: 6,805 | Gross: $21.30M

[BEST PICTURE] *SOUND RECORDING -- RKO Radio Studio Sound Department, Stephen Dunn, Sound Director

4. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Passed | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 21,624

[BEST PICTURE] *ACTRESS -- Joan Crawford

5. Spellbound (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 41,545 | Gross: $7.00M

[BEST PICTURE] *MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) -- Miklos Rozsa

6. Blood on the Sun (1945)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery

Votes: 1,740

*ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Wiard Ihnen; Interior Decoration: A. Roland Fields

7. Hitler Lives (1945)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short

This short propaganda film, produced at the end of World War II, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas of racial hatred, violence and conquest live on in the German people, and in like-minded people in the United States.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Knox Manning, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 278

*DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) -- Gordon Hollingshead, Producer

8. The House I Live In (1945)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama, Music

Frank Sinatra teaches a group of young boys a lesson in religious tolerance.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Teddy Infuhr, Harry McKim, Ronnie Ralph

Votes: 536

*SPECIAL AWARD To The House I Live In, tolerance short subject; produced by Frank Ross and Mervyn LeRoy; directed by Mervyn LeRoy; screenplay by Albert Maltz; song "The House I Live In," music by Earl Robinson, lyrics by Lewis Allan; starring Frank Sinatra; released by RKO Radio.

9. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the F.B.I. in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,574

*WRITING (Original Motion Picture Story) -- Charles G. Booth

10. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Votes: 10,331

*CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- Leon Shamroy

11. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 11,251

*CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- Harry Stradling

12. Quiet Please! (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna

Votes: 1,657

*SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Frederick Quimby, Producer

13. Stairway to Light (1945)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

The story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Phillipe Pinel, whose initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: John Nesbitt, Harry Cording, Lotte Palfi Andor, Dewey Robinson

Votes: 188

*SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel) -- Herbert Moulton, Producer; Jerry Bresler, Executive Producer

14. Star in the Night (1945)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama, Family

Three cowboys riding across the desert with gifts for no particular recipient, see a distant bright light and find it comes from the Star Auto Court sign where the owners and guests work together to help a young pregnant wife and husband.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Donald Woods, Rosina Galli, Richard Erdman

Votes: 794

*SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel) -- Gordon Hollingshead, Producer

15. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,471

*MUSIC (Song) -- "It Might As Well Be Spring," Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

16. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,837

*ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- James Dunn

17. The True Glory (1945)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, War

A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly one thousand four hundred cameramen. It opens as the assembled Allied ... See full summary »

Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Leslie Banks, Robert Harris, Sam Levene

Votes: 434

*DOCUMENTARY (Feature) -- The Governments of Great Britain and the United States of America

18. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,859

*SPECIAL EFFECTS -- Photographic Effects by John Fulton; Sound Effects by Arthur W. Johns

19. A Song to Remember (1945)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biography of Frederic Chopin.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde, Nina Foch

Votes: 1,179

Nominated for 6 Oscars.

20. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell

Votes: 2,892

Nominated for 4 Oscars.

21. Love Letters (1945)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 1,383

Nominated for 4 Oscars.

22. Objective, Burma! (1945)

Approved | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Votes: 4,223

Nominated for 3 Oscars.

23. The Corn Is Green (1945)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce, Rhys Williams

Votes: 2,334

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

24. Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

Passed | 91 min | Musical, Romance, Western

Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, Joseph Schildkraut, William Frawley

Votes: 1,226

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

25. Blithe Spirit (1945)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Charles and his second wife Ruth are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 5,235

Won 1 Oscar. *SPECIAL EFFECTS -- Special Visual Effects by Thomas Howard

26. A Medal for Benny (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Drama

Outcast Benny Martin joined the army to escape public scorn. But when the townspeople learn that he is to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, they pretend that he and his family are cherished, eminent citizens.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Arturo de Córdova, J. Carrol Naish, Mikhail Rasumny

Votes: 128

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

27. The Seventh Veil (1945)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Music

One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken ... See full summary »

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 1,487

Won 1 Oscar. *WRITING (Original Screenplay) -- Muriel Box, Sydney Box

28. Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,153

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

29. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance

A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd

Votes: 1,037

Won 1 Oscar. *WRITING (Original Motion Picture Story) -- Clemence Dane

30. San Antonio (1945)

Passed | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Tough dance hall girl working for the local villain falls for a cowboy trying to clean up the town.

Directors: David Butler, Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Victor Francen

Votes: 1,319

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

31. They Were Expendable (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

The PT boat unit Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three defends the Philippines from Japanese invasion during World War II.

Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

Votes: 7,287

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

32. A Thousand and One Nights (1945)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Tongue-in-cheek fantasy film set in Baghdad and loosely based on the One Thousand and One Nights medieval story.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, Adele Jergens, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 498

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

33. Tonight and Every Night (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Musical

A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair, Marc Platt

Votes: 718

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

34. The Valley of Decision (1945)

Passed | 119 min | Drama

An Irish maid falls for the son of her wealthy boss, though their disapproving fathers and a bitter strike at the steel mill complicates matters.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 1,760

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

35. Why Girls Leave Home (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Diana Leslie is rescued from drowning by reporter Chris Williams. The latter believes it is an attempted murder rather than the suicide indicated by a note, since the girl had made an ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Lola Lane, Sheldon Leonard, Pamela Blake, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 27

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

36. The Affairs of Susan (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

Votes: 279

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

37. Brewster's Millions (1945)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

In order to inherit $7,000,000, an ex-soldier must spend $1,000,000 in two months' time.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Helen Walker, June Havoc, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Votes: 1,033

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

38. Captain Eddie (1945)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama

WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Lynn Bari, Charles Bickford, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 93

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

39. Captain Kidd (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,512

40. Dillinger (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $4.00M

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

41. Donald's Crime (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald has a date with Daisy, but no money. He raids his nephews' piggy bank, but his guilty conscience catches up with him.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Gloria Blondell, Clarence Nash

Votes: 681

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

42. Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance

A producer puts an unknown European princess (Constance Moore) in his show, and she falls for its author (Dennis O'Keefe).

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Constance Moore, Eve Arden, Otto Kruger

Votes: 45

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

43. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 2,662

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

44. G.I. Honeymoon (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

The efforts of a young soldier and his new bride to make their marriage "official" are continually thwarted by a string of army "emergencies".

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Gale Storm, Peter Cookson, Arline Judge, Frank Jenks

Votes: 29

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

45. Guest Wife (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A newspaper correspondent who has convinced his publisher he is married implores his friend's wife to pose as his bride.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran, Charles Dingle

Votes: 331

Nominated for 1 Oscar.

46. A Gun in His Hand (1945)

Passed | 19 min | Drama, Crime, Short