Best Drama Movies of 1945

1.

Mildred Pierce

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled daughter proves a greater challenge.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg, Jo Ann Marlowe ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1945-10-20
2.

The Lost Weekend

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last - one way or another.

Starring: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Mary Young, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Lillian Fontaine, Frank Orth ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1945-11-29
3.

Brief Encounter

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton, Wilfred Babbage, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1945-11-24
4.

Scarlet Street

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Cashier and part-time starving artist Christopher Cross is absolutely smitten with the beautiful Kitty March. Kitty plays along, but she's really only interested in Johnny, a two-bit crook. When Kitty and Johnny find out that art dealers are interested in Chris's work, they con him into letting Kitty take credit for the paintings. Cross allows it because he is in love with Kitty, but his love will only let her get away with so much.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay, Jess Barker, Rosalind Ivan, Charles Kemper, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Samuel S. Hinds, Vladimir Sokoloff ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1945-12-25
5.

To Have and Have Not

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1945-01-20
6.

Spellbound

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Rhonda Fleming, Leo G. Carroll, John Emery, Norman Lloyd, Bill Goodwin, Steven Geray, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1945-11-08
7.

Leave Her to Heaven

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son from him, Harland gradually realises that his wife's insane jealousy may be the cause of the tragedies in his life. Yet another shock awaits them all, as Ellen's emotions become uncontrollable.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Mary Philips, Ray Collins, Gene Lockhart, Reed Hadley, Darryl Hickman, Chill Wills ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1945-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Dead of Night
8.

Dead of Night

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall, Googie Withers, Frederick Valk, Anthony Baird, Sally Ann Howes, Robert Wyndham, Judy Kelly, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Release date: 1945-09-09
9.

And Then There Were None

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island and while they are waiting for the mysterious host to appear, a recording levels serious accusations at each of the guests. Soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, Queenie Leonard ..
Directed by: René Clair
Release date: 1945-10-31
10.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Posing for a portrait, Dorian Gray talks with Lord Henry Wotton, who says that men should pursue their sensual longings, but laments that only the young get to do so. Taken with the idea, Dorian imagines a scenario in which the painting will age as he stays youthful. His wish comes true, and his boyish looks aid him as he indulges his every whim. But when a stunning revelation forces him to see what he's become, Dorian faces some very dangerous questions.

Starring: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford, Lowell Gilmore, Richard Fraser, Douglas Walton, Morton Lowry, Miles Mander ..
Directed by: Albert Lewin
Release date: 1945-03-01
11.

Detour

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The life of Al Roberts, a pianist in a New York nightclub, turns into a nightmare when he decides to hitchhike to Los Angeles to visit his girlfriend.

Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason, Don Brodie, Roger Clark, Eddie Hall ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1945-11-30
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : I Know Where I'm Going!
12.

I Know Where I'm Going!

4.5
7.5/10 IMDB

Plucky Englishwoman Joan Webster travels to the remote islands of the Scottish Hebrides in order to marry a wealthy industrialist. Trapped by inclement weather on the Isle of Mull and unable to continue to her destination, Joan finds herself charmed by the straightforward, no-nonsense islanders around her, and becomes increasingly attracted to naval officer Torquil MacNeil, who holds a secret that may change her life forever.

Starring: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie, George Carney, Nancy Price, Catherine Lacey, Jean Cadell, John Laurie, Valentine Dyall ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1945-11-16
13.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie's desire to transfer to a better school...if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson, Peggy Ann Garner, Ruth Nelson, John Alexander, B.S. Pully ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1945-02-28
14.

The Valley of Decision

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the mill. Mary catches the attention of handsome scion Paul Scott, but their romance is complicated by Paul's engagement to someone else and a bitter strike among the mill workers.

Starring: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore, Preston Foster, Marsha Hunt, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, Dan Duryea, Jessica Tandy ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1945-05-03
15.

The Enchanted Cottage

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

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 loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes them. They soon begin to look beautiful to each other, but no one else.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick, Spring Byington, Hillary Brooke, Richard Gaines, Alec Englander, Robert Clarke, Eden Nicholas ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1945-04-28
16.

The Corn Is Green

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When a teacher reads an essay written by Morgan Evans, one of the boys, moved by his rough poetry she decides to hold classes in her house and believes that Morgan is smart enough to attend Oxford.

Starring: Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, Rhys Williams, Rosalind Ivan, Mildred Dunnock, Arthur Shields, Gwyneth Hughes, Thomas Louden, John Dall, Joan Lorring ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1945-03-29
17.

Hangover Square

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

When composer George Harvey Bone wakes with no memory of the previous night and a bloody knife in his pocket, he worries that he has committed a crime. On the advice of Dr. Middleton, Bone agrees to relax, going to a music performance of singer Netta Longdon. Riveted by Netta, Bone agrees to write songs for her rather than his own concerto. However, Bone soon grows jealous of Netta and worries about controlling himself during his spells.

Starring: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan, Faye Marlowe, Alan Napier, Ted Billings, Ann Codee, Michael Dyne, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1945-02-07
18.

The Bells of St. Mary's

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Father O'Malley, the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way', continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on the verge of condemnation. He and Sister Benedict work together in an attempt to save the school, though their differing methods often lead to good-natured disagreements.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan, Ruth Donnelly, Joan Carroll, Martha Sleeper, Rhys Williams, Richard Tyler, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1945-12-27
19.

The Clock

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn, Lucile Gleason, Marshall Thompson, Ruth Brady, Chester Clute, Dick Elliott, Moyna MacGill ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1945-05-25
20.

National Velvet

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Mi Taylor is a young wanderer and opportunist who finds himself in the quiet English countryside home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Juanita Quigley, Reginald Owen, Norma Varden, Terry Kilburn ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1945-01-26
21.

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Welcome to Fuller Junction, Wisconsin, a friendly small town settled by Norwegian farmers. Here we see the exploits of two young cousins, Selma and Arnold, who learn about their world and experience the ups and downs of life as the season pass.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Frances Gifford, Agnes Moorehead, Morris Carnovsky, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Arthur Space, Francis Pierlot, Elizabeth Russell ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1945-09-06
22.

Objective, Burma!

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle.

Starring: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, John Alvin, Mark Stevens, Richard Erdman, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-02-17
23.

Perfect Strangers

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

After World War II service changes them, a married couple dread their postwar reunion.

Starring: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd, Roland Culver, Roger Moore, Elliott Mason, Eliot Makeham, Brefni O'Rorke, Ivor Barnard ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1945-10-15
24.

Pride of the Marines

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife.

Starring: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, John Ridgely, Rosemary DeCamp, Ann Doran, Ann E. Todd, Warren Douglas, Don McGuire, Tom D'Andrea ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1945-08-24
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe
25.

Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins Company C, 18th Infantry as this American army unit fights its way across North Africa in World War II. He comes to know the soldiers and finds much human interest material for his readers back in the States.

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lloyd, John R. Reilly, Dorothy Coonan Wellman, William Murphy, William Benedict, Bob Hope ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1945-07-13
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : State Fair
26.

State Fair

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

During their annual visit to the Iowa State Fair, the Frake family enjoy many adventures. Proud patriarch Abel (Charles Winninger) has high hopes for his champion swine Blueboy; and his wife Melissa (Fay Bainter) enters the mincemeat and pickles contest...with hilarious results.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine, Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter, Donald Meek, Frank McHugh, Percy Kilbride, Harry Morgan ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1945-08-29
27.

They Were Expendable

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the PT-boats and their crews.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Marshall Thompson, Paul Langton, Leon Ames, Arthur Walsh, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1945-12-07
28.

Pursuit to Algiers

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

After the King of Ruthenia has been assassinated, Holmes and Watson are engaged to escort his son to Europe via Algiers, aboard a transatlantic ocean liner which also carries a number of suspicious persons, any of whom may be involved in a plot to also assassinate him.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosalind Ivan, Morton Lowry, Leslie Vincent, Martin Kosleck, Rex Evans, John Abbott, Gerald Hamer ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-10-26
29.

Rhapsody in Blue

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.

Starring: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn, Julie Bishop, Albert Bassermann, Morris Carnovsky, Rosemary DeCamp, Oscar Levant, Paul Whiteman ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1945-06-27
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : The Southerner
30.

The Southerner

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Sam Tucker, a cotton picker, in search of a better future for his family, decides to grow his own cotton crop. In the first year, the Tuckers battle disease, a flood, and a jealous neighbor. Can they make it as farmers?

Starring: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi, Percy Kilbride, Charles Kemper, Blanche Yurka, Norman Lloyd, Estelle Taylor, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1945-04-30
31.

A Royal Scandal

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Vincent Price, Mischa Auer, Sig Ruman, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny, Paul Baratoff ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger
Release date: 1945-03-26
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Love Letters
32.

Love Letters

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

When a man asks another man more facile with words to do his wooing for him, there are always complications. The man with no talent for writing marries the girl, confesses one night he didn't write the letters and ends up with a knife in his back. The writer of the letters fell in love with the woman he wrote to and wants to become her second husband even if she did murder husband number one. Singleton doesn't remember the murder or anything about the first 22 years of her life as Victoria Remington. Then at her second wedding she wonders why she said "I take you, Roger," instead of "I take you, Allen."

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway, Gladys Cooper, Anita Louise, Robert Sully, Reginald Denny, Ernest Cossart, Byron Barr ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1945-10-26
33.

The Woman in Green

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell, Paul Cavanagh, Matthew Boulton, Eve Amber, Frederick Worlock, Coulter Irwin, Sally Shepherd ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-06-15
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
34.

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

George Sanders stars in this engrossing melodrama about a very domineering sister who holds a tight grip on her brother -- especially when he shows signs of falling in love.

Starring: George Sanders, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ella Raines, Sara Allgood, Moyna MacGill, Samuel S. Hinds, Harry von Zell, Judy Clark, Coulter Irwin, Craig Reynolds ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1945-08-17
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : The Way to the Stars
35.

The Way to the Stars

3.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres around Pilot Officer Peter Penrose, fresh out of a training unit, who joins the squadron, and quickly discovers about life during war time. He falls for Iris, a young girl who lives at the local hotel, but he becomes disillusioned about marriage, when the squadron commander dies in a raid, and leaves his wife, the hotel manageress, with a young son to bring up. As the war progresses, Penross comes to terms that he has survived, while others have been killed.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund Greenwood, Douglass Montgomery, Renée Asherson, Stanley Holloway, Basil Radford, Felix Aylmer, Bonar Colleano, Joyce Carey ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1945-06-16
36.

The Seventh Veil

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory.

Starring: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott, Albert Lieven, Yvonne Owen, David Horne, Manning Whiley, Grace Allardyce, John Slater ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1945-10-18
37.

The Wicked Lady

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A married woman finds new thrills as a masked robber on the highways.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones, Michael Rennie, Felix Aylmer, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Jean Kent, Francis Lister, Martita Hunt ..
Directed by: Leslie Arliss
Release date: 1945-11-15
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : The House on 92nd Street
38.

The House on 92nd Street

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

The US Government tries to track down embedded Nazi agents in the States.

Starring: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo G. Carroll, Lydia St. Clair, William Post Jr., Harry Bellaver, Reed Hadley, Kenneth Konopka ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1945-09-10
39.

Week-End at the Waldorf

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that without an operation he'll die and so looks for one last romance with a beautiful but ambitious stenographer; a cub reporter tries to get the goods on a shady man's dealing with a foreign potentate.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Robert Benchley, Phyllis Thaxter, Leon Ames, Lina Romay ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1945-10-04
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : A Song to Remember
40.

A Song to Remember

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Prof. Joseph Elsner guides his protégé Frydryk Chopin through his formative years to early adulthood in Poland. The professor takes him to Paris, where he eventually comes under the wing and influence of novelist George Sand and rises to prominence in the music world, to the exclusion of his old friends and patriotic feelings towards Poland.

Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde, Nina Foch, George Coulouris, Howard Freeman, Stephen Bekassy, John George, Sig Arno, Dawn Bender ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1945-01-19
41.

Back to Bataan

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.

Starring: John Wayne, Beulah Bondi, Anthony Quinn, Fely Franquelli, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Alex Havier, 'Ducky' Louie, Lawrence Tierney, Leonard Strong ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1945-05-30
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : The Spanish Main
42.

The Spanish Main

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, Spainish ruler. Alvarado has Laurent thrown in prison, but the latter escapes, and five-years later is a pirate leader. He poses as the navigator on a ship in which Contessa Francesca, daughter of a Mexican noble, is traveling on her way to marry Alvarado, whom she has never seen. Laurent's pirates capture the ship and Francesa, in order to save another ship, gives her hand-in-marriage to Laurent, who sails her to the pirate hideout. This irks the jealous Anne Bonney and,also, Captain Benjamin Black, who was already irked, anyway. They overpower Laurent and send Francesa to Alvarado, and then Mario du Billar, trusted right-hand man, makes a deal to deliver Laurent to Alvarado also.

Starring: Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Binnie Barnes, John Emery, Barton MacLane, J. M. Kerrigan, Fritz Leiber, Nancy Gates, Jack La Rue ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1945-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : The Great Flamarion
43.

The Great Flamarion

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A beautiful but unscrupulous female performer manipulates all the men in her life in order to achieve her aims.

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay, Lester Allen, Esther Howard, Michael Mark, Franklyn Farnum, John Hamilton, Sam Harris ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1945-01-13
44.

Cornered

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A World War II veteran hunts down the Nazi collaborators who killed his wife.

Starring: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale, Morris Carnovsky, Edgar Barrier, Steven Geray, Jack La Rue, Gregory Gaye, Luther Adler ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1945-11-23
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : A Walk in the Sun
45.

A Walk in the Sun

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to attempt to take a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often unknown to the soldiers.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Lloyd Bridges, Richard Conte, Richard Benedict, George Tyne, John Ireland, Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd, Herbert Rudley, Huntz Hall ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1945-12-25
46.

Dillinger

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli, Marc Lawrence, Elisha Cook Jr., Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Constance Worth, Lawrence Tierney, Ralph Lewis ..
Directed by: Max Nosseck
Release date: 1945-04-25
47.

Captain Kidd

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

This unhistorical account of pirate Captain Kidd revolves around treasure and treachery. In 1699, William Kidd, presenting himself as an honest shipmaster, dupes King William III into backing his mission to fight pirates, with a crew of condemned pirates and the promise of pardon.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, John Carradine, Gilbert Roland, John Qualen, Sheldon Leonard, William Farnum, Henry Daniell, Reginald Owen ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1945-11-22
48.

Isle of the Dead

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people—a superstitious old peasant—suspects a young woman of being a vampiric demon.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery, Helene Thimig, Alan Napier, Jason Robards Sr., Ernst Deutsch, Skelton Knaggs, Sherry Hall ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1945-09-01
49.

San Antonio

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Rancher Clay Hardin arrives in San Antonio to search for and capture Roy Stuart, notorious leader of a gang of cattle rustlers. The vicious outlaw is indeed in the Texan town, intent on winning the affections of a beautiful chanteuse named Jeanne Starr. When the lovely lady meets and falls in love with the charismatic Hardin, the stakes for both men become higher.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Victor Francen, Florence Bates, John Litel, Paul Kelly, Robert Shayne, John Alvin, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: David Butler, Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-12-29
Best Drama Movies of 1945 : Thunderhead - Son of Flicka
50.

Thunderhead - Son of Flicka

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell, Patti Hale, Carleton Young, Ralph Sanford, Al Bridge, Robert Filmer ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1945-03-15

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