Best History Movies of 1944

1.

Henry V

3.7
7.1/10

Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Renée Asherson, Ralph Truman, Ernest Thesiger, Frederick Cooper
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1944-11-24
2.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

3.7
7.3/10

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock, Don DeFore
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1944-11-15
3.

The Fighting Sullivans

3.7
7.5/10

The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are chronicled in this film based on a true story.

Starring: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan, Trudy Marshall
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1944-02-03
4.

Passage to Marseille

3.6
6.9/10

Matrac (Humphrey Bogart) is a freedom-loving French journalist who sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan, Philip Dorn, Sydney Greenstreet
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1944-02-16
5.

Wilson

3.4
6.4/10
Wilson
The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations.
Starring: Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Cedric Hardwicke
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1944-08-01
6.

The Hitler Gang

2.8
7.1/10
The Hitler Gang
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
Starring: Bobby Watson, Roman Bohnen, Martin Kosleck, Victor Varconi, Luis van Rooten
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1944-04-26
7.

The Conspirators

2.6
6.5/10

A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1944-10-24
8.

I Am an American

1.4
6.1/10
The history of a Polish family and its contributions to the war effort throughout American history.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gary Gray, Gordon Hart, Dick Haymes, Danny Kaye
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1944-12-23
9.

A Challenge To Democracy

0.0
0/10
A Challenge To Democracy
An examination of the living conditions at Japanese-American relocation centers.
Starring: John Baker
Release date: 1944-01-02

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