Best Drama Movies of 1948

1.

Rope

6.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Constance Collier, Douglas Dick, Edith Evanson, Dick Hogan, Joan Chandler, Cedric Hardwicke, Alfred Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1948-03-11
2.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Arturo Soto Rangel, Manuel Dondé, José Torvay, Margarito Luna ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1948-01-15
3.

The Red Shoes

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Starring: Moira Shearer, Adolf Wohlbrück, Marius Goring, Léonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Albert Bassermann, Esmond Knight, Ludmilla Tchérina, Jean Short, Gordon Littmann ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1948-09-06
4.

Letter from an Unknown Woman

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember. As she tells the story of her lifelong love for him, he is forced to reinterpret his own past.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet, Art Smith, Carol Yorke, Howard Freeman, John Good, Leo B. Pessin, Erskine Sanford ..
Directed by: Max Ophüls
Release date: 1948-04-28
5.

Red River

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Chief Yowlachie ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1948-08-26
6.

Oliver Twist

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal mentor, Fagin. When kindly Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy.

Starring: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, Henry Stephenson, Mary Clare, Anthony Newley, Ralph Truman, Michael Dear ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1948-06-28
7.

Key Largo

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Harry Lewis, William Haade, Dan Seymour, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1948-07-16
8.

Hamlet

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Anthony Quayle, Niall MacGinnis, Harcourt Williams, Patrick Troughton, Tony Tarver, Peter Cushing ..
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1948-12-10
9.

The Naked City

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent, Adelaide Klein, Grover Burgess ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1948-03-04
10.

Easter Parade

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him. To prove Nadine's not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protege, Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade.

Starring: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Clinton Sundberg, Richard Beavers, Lola Albright, Shirley Ballard, Edward Biby ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1948-07-08
11.

Sorry, Wrong Number

5.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Harold Vermilyea, Ed Begley, William Conrad, Dorothy Neumann, Leif Erickson, John Bromfield ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1948-09-24
12.

The Big Clock

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Starring: Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready, Rita Johnson, Elsa Lanchester, Harold Vermilyea, Dan Tobin, Harry Morgan, Richard Webb ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1948-03-18
13.

The Fallen Idol

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Phillipe, the son of an ambassador in London, idolizes Baines, his father's butler, a kind of hero in the eyes of the child, whose perception changes when he accidentally discovers the secret that Baines keeps and witnesses the consequences that adults' lies can cause.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey, Denis O'Dea, Jack Hawkins, Walter Fitzgerald, Dandy Nichols, Joan Young, Karl Stepanek ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1948-09-30
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Macbeth
14.

Macbeth

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall, Edgar Barrier, Alan Napier, Erskine Sanford, John Dierkes, Keene Curtis, Peggy Webber ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1948-10-01
15.

A Foreign Affair

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell, Charles Meredith, William Murphy, Peter von Zerneck, Stanley Prager, Raymond Bond, Boyd Davis ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1948-08-20
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : They Live by Night
16.

They Live by Night

4.4
7.4/10 IMDB

An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Starring: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen, Helen Craig, Will Wright, William Phipps, Ian Wolfe, Harry Harvey, Marie Bryant ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1948-08-06
17.

Call Northside 777

4.3
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his mind, he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker, Betty Garde, Kasia Orzazewski, Joanne De Bergh, Howard Smith, Moroni Olsen, John McIntire ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1948-02-13
18.

The Three Musketeers

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.

Starring: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Angela Lansbury, Gig Young, Vincent Price, Robert Coote, Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1948-10-19
19.

Act of Violence

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

A former prisoner of war, Frank Enley is hailed as a hero in his California town. However, Frank has a shameful secret that comes back to haunt him when fellow survivor Joe Parkson emerges, intent on making Frank pay for his past deeds.

Starring: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Phyllis Thaxter, Berry Kroeger, Taylor Holmes, Harry Antrim, Connie Gilchrist, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1948-12-21
20.

I Remember Mama

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Norwegian immigrant Marta Hanson keeps a firm but loving hand on her household of four children, a devoted husband and a highly-educated lodger who reads great literature to the family every evening. Through financial crises, illnesses and the small triumphs of everyday life, Marta maintains her optimism and sense of humor, traits she passes on to her aspiring-author daughter, Katrin.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn, Cedric Hardwicke, Edgar Bergen, Rudy Vallee, Barbara O'Neil, Florence Bates, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1948-03-09
21.

The Snake Pit

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, she is treated by Dr. Mark Kik, who is determined to get to the root of her mental illness. As her treatment progresses, flashbacks depict events in Virginia's life that may have contributed to her instability.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm, Glenn Langan, Helen Craig, Leif Erickson, Beulah Bondi, Lee Patrick, Howard Freeman ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1948-11-04
22.

The Search

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

In postwar Germany, a displaced Czech boy, separated from his family during wartime, is befriended by an American GI while the boy's mother desperately searches for him.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey, Jarmila Novotná, Mary Patton, Ewart G. Morrison, William Rogers, Leopold Borkowski, Claude Gambier ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1948-03-26
23.

Johnny Belinda

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead, Stephen McNally, Jan Sterling, Rosalind Ivan, Dan Seymour, Mabel Paige, Ida Moore ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1948-09-14
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Apartment for Peggy
24.

Apartment for Peggy

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his attic as an apartment for her and her husband Jason, a former GI struggling to finish college.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, William Holden, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Griff Barnett, Randy Stuart, Betty Lynn, Marion Marshall, Pati Behrs, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1948-09-30
25.

Portrait of Jennie

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Cecil Kellaway, David Wayne, Florence Bates, Albert Sharpe, Henry Hull, Felix Bressart ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1948-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : The Winslow Boy
26.

The Winslow Boy

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Starring: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton, Kathleen Harrison, Francis L. Sullivan, Marie Lohr, Jack Watling, Walter Fitzgerald, Frank Lawton ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1948-09-24
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Brighton Rock
27.

Brighton Rock

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams, Wylie Watson, Nigel Stock, Joan Sterndale-Bennett, Marianne Stone, Virginia Winter ..
Directed by: John Boulting
Release date: 1948-01-09
28.

Cry of the City

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?

Starring: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Fred Clark, Shelley Winters, Betty Garde, Berry Kroeger, Tommy Cook, Debra Paget, Hope Emerson, Roland Winters ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1948-09-29
29.

Raw Deal

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A revenge-seeking gangster is sent to prison after being framed for a crime he didn't commit. After seducing a beautiful young woman, he uses her to help him carry out his plot for vengeance, leading him to the crazy pyromaniac who set him up.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland, Raymond Burr, Curt Conway, Chili Williams, Regis Toomey, Whit Bissell, Cliff Clark ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1948-05-21
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Scott of the Antarctic
30.

Scott of the Antarctic

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him

Starring: John Mills, Derek Bond, Kenneth More, James Robertson Justice, Christopher Lee, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender, John Gregson, Reginald Beckwith, Norman Williams ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1948-11-29
31.

State of the Union

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Adolphe Menjou, Lewis Stone, Margaret Hamilton, Charles Dingle, Charles Lane, Howard Smith ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1948-04-30
32.

Pitfall

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An insurance man's affair with a blonde leads to guilt, murder and a confession to his wife.

Starring: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr, John Litel, Byron Barr, Jimmy Hunt, Ann Doran, Selmer Jackson, Margaret Wells ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1948-08-11
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Force of Evil
33.

Force of Evil

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain, Roy Roberts, Paul Fix, Barry Kelley, Paul McVey, Beatrice Pearson, Beau Bridges ..
Directed by: Abraham Polonsky
Release date: 1948-12-25
34.

Road House

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, O. Z. Whitehead, Robert Karnes, George Beranger, Ian MacDonald, Grandon Rhodes, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1948-09-22
35.

Command Decision

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

High-ranking officers struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.

Starring: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, Charles Bickford, John Cannon, John Hodiak, Edward Arnold, Marshall Thompson, Richard Quine ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1948-12-23
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Enchantment
36.

Enchantment

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Roland Dane finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his niece and her subsequent romance with Lark's nephew causes him to reevaluate his life and offer some advice so the young couple doesn't make the same mistake he did, all those years ago.

Starring: David Niven, Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes, Farley Granger, Jayne Meadows, Leo G. Carroll, Philip Friend, Shepperd Strudwick, Henry Stephenson, Colin Keith-Johnston ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1948-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : The Miracle of the Bells
37.

The Miracle of the Bells

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

The body of a young actress is brought to her home town by the man who loved her. He knows that she wanted all the church bells to ring for three days after she was buried, but is told that this will cost a lot of money. The checks that he writes to the various churches all bounce, but it is the weekend and, in desperation, he prays that a miracle will happen before the banks reopen. It does, but not in the way he hoped.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Frank Sinatra, Alida Valli, Lee J. Cobb, Harold Vermilyea, Charles Meredith, James Nolan, Veronica Pataky, Philip Ahn, Frank Ferguson ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1948-03-27
38.

Blood on the Moon

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Down-and-out cowhand Jim Garry is asked by his old friend Tate Riling to help mediate a cattle dispute. When Garry arrives, however, it soon becomes clear that Riling has not been entirely forthright. Garry uncovers Riling's plot to dupe local rancher John Lufton out of a fortune. When Lufton's firecracker of a daughter, Amy, gets involved, Garry must choose between his old loyalties and what he knows to be right.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Phyllis Thaxter, Frank Faylen, Tom Tully, Charles McGraw, Clifton Young, Tom Tyler ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1948-11-11
39.

Night Has a Thousand Eyes

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship with John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce, William Demarest, Richard Webb, Jerome Cowan, Onslow Stevens, John Alexander, Roman Bohnen ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1948-10-13
40.

One Touch of Venus

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A window dresser's kiss brings a statue of the Roman goddess of love to life.

Starring: Ava Gardner, Robert Walker, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden, Olga San Juan, Bess Flowers, Tom Conway, James Flavin, Sara Allgood, Russ Conway ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava, William A. Seiter
Release date: 1948-08-01
41.

The Street with No Name

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles, neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley, Donald Buka, Joseph Pevney, John McIntire, Walter Greaza, Howard Smith ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1948-07-14
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Moonrise
42.

Moonrise

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Stigmatized from infancy by the fate of his criminal father, a man is bruised and bullied until one night, in a fit of rage, he kills his most persistent tormentor. As the police close in around him, he makes a desperate bid for the love of the dead man’s fiancée, a schoolteacher who sees the wounded soul behind his aggression.

Starring: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Allyn Joslyn, Rex Ingram, Harry Morgan, David Street, Selena Royle, Harry Carey, Jr., Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1948-10-01
43.

So Dear to My Heart

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The tale of Jeremiah Kincaid and his quest to raise his 'champion' lamb, Danny. Jeremiah's dream of showing Danny at the Pike County Fair must overcome the obstinate objections of his loving, yet strict, grandmother Granny. Jeremiah's confidant, Uncle Hiram, is the boy's steady ally.

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Beulah Bondi, Burl Ives, Harry Carey, The Rhythmmaries, Clarence Nash, Marion Darlington, Walter Soderling, Matt Willis ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1948-11-29
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
44.

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that the killing was an accident.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton, Lewis L. Russell, Aminta Dyne, Grizelda Harvey, Jay Novello, Colin Keith-Johnston, Reginald Sheffield, Campbell Copelin ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Louisiana Story
45.

Louisiana Story

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Starring: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy, C.P. Guedry, Oscar J. Yarborough ..
Directed by: Robert J. Flaherty
Release date: 1948-09-28
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Rachel and the Stranger
46.

Rachel and the Stranger

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of a passing stranger threatens their burgeoning relationship.

Starring: Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Gary Gray, Tom Tully, Sara Haden, Frank Ferguson, Walter Baldwin, Regina Wallace ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1948-09-18
Best Drama Movies of 1948 : Sleep, My Love
47.

Sleep, My Love

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Rita Johnson, George Coulouris, Queenie Smith, Ralph Morgan, Keye Luke, Fred Nurney, Raymond Burr ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1948-02-18
48.

All My Sons

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

During WWII, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever. Years later, his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Louisa Horton, Howard Duff, Frank Conroy, Lloyd Gough, Arlene Francis, Harry Morgan, Mady Christians, Elisabeth Fraser ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1948-05-01
49.

The Man from Colorado

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as his behavior becomes more erratic--and violent--his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him.

Starring: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Ray Collins, Edgar Buchanan, Jerome Courtland, James Millican, Jim Bannon, William Phillips, David Clarke ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1948-08-07
50.

The Boy with Green Hair

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Peter, an orphaned boy, is adopted by Gramp Frye after his parents are killed in Europe while doing war relief work. The boy feels safe with his new caretaker, but when he is taunted for being an orphan, he gets demoralized. The next day Peter wakes up with green hair. Embarrassed and further ridiculed, Peter seeks solace in a nearby forest. To his surprise, he finds other orphans in the woods, who encourage him to spread news of the injustices of war.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell, Richard Lyon, Walter Catlett, Samuel S. Hinds, Regis Toomey, Charles Meredith, David Clarke ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1948-11-26

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