1945 In Review – Top Ten Favorites

Well, it was what it was.  I saw 83 movies released in 1945, including shorts, documentaries and B movies that I reviewed here.  Although there was a lot of dross, the following favorites were anything but.

10. The Lost Weekend (Directed by Billy Wilder)


9.  They Were Expendable (Directed by John Ford)


8.  The Clock (Directed by Vicente Minnelli)

clock1-e1311695870298 ver. 27.  I Know Where I’m Going!  (Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

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6.  Mildred Pierce (Directed by Michael Curtiz)


5.  Scarlet Street (Directed by Fritz Lang)

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4.  Rome, Open City (Directed by Roberto Rossellini)


3.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Directed by Elia Kazan)


2.  Children of Paradise (Directed by Marcel Carné)


1.  Brief Encounter (Directed by David Lean)



A complete list of the movies I saw can be found on IMDb or Letterboxd.

5 thoughts on “1945 In Review – Top Ten Favorites

    • Onward and upward! Was glad to be done with this year, though there are some real greats too. Be sure to weigh in on Encounter and Paradise.

  1. Ah, yes, Brief Encounter, that is a given. I would place Mildred Pierce second I think. Rome, Open City also ranks high with me.
    You did well, I am not sure I would have been able to get through so many mediocre film.

    • I know how you feel about Children of Paradise. That’s why it’s a list of my favorites and not “best” movies. I could hardly wait for the year to be over.

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