Best War Movies of 1941

1.

Sergeant York

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, Margaret Wycherly, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Dickie Moore ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1941-09-27
2.

That Hamilton Woman

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood, Gladys Cooper, Henry Wilcoxon, Heather Angel, Halliwell Hobbes, Gilbert Emery, Miles Mander ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1941-04-03
3.

Man Hunt

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine, Roddy McDowall, Ludwig Stössel, Heather Thatcher, Frederick Worlock, Roger Imhof, Holmes Herbert ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1941-06-13
4.

49th Parallel

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In the early days of World War II, a German U-boat is sunk in Canada's Hudson Bay. Hoping to evade capture, a small band of German soldiers led by commanding officer Lieutenant Hirth attempts to cross the border into the United States, which has not yet entered the war and is officially neutral. Along the way, the German soldiers encounter brave men such as a French-Canadian fur trapper, Johnnie, a leader of a Hutterite farming community, Peter, an author, Philip and a soldier, Andy Brock.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Adolf Wohlbrück, Eric Portman, Raymond Lovell, Richard George, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Moore, John Chandos ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1941-11-24
Best War Movies of 1941 : They Met in Bombay
5.

They Met in Bombay

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Starring: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Reginald Owen, Jessie Ralph, Matthew Boulton, Eduardo Ciannelli, Luis Alberni, Rosina Galli, Jay Novello ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1941-06-27
6.

They Died with Their Boots On

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

The story follows General George Armstrong Custer's adventures from his West Point days to his death. He defies orders during the Civil War, trains the 7th Cavalry, appeases Chief Crazy Horse and later engages in bloody battle with the Sioux nation.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Ridges, John Litel, Walter Hampden, Sydney Greenstreet ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-11-20
7.

A Yank in the R.A.F.

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner, Donald Stuart, Ralph Byrd, Richard Fraser, Denis Greene, Bruce Lester, Lester Matthews ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1941-09-26
Best War Movies of 1941 : Underground
8.

Underground

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers, Kurt and Erik Franken, whom are SS officers in the Nazi party. Kurt learns and exposes the evils of the system to Erik and tries to convince him of the immoral stance that marches under the symbol of the swastika.

Starring: Jeffrey Lynn, Philip Dorn, Kaaren Verne, Ludwig Stössel, Arthur Tovey, Mona Maris, Peter Whitney, Martin Kosleck, Erwin Kalser, Ilka Grüning ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1941-06-28
9.

When the Pie Was Opened

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Surrealism, avant-garde sound montage, and irreverent wit might be the last thing you'd expect from a government-sponsored film about wartime cookery. But director, artist, animator and all-round firework of a man Len Lye specialised in the unexpected. A simple tale of a mother cheering up her daughter with a pie from her rationing-stricken pantry (interestingly the war is never directly referred to) is skilfully crafted into a work of real artistic depth, while retaining an unpretentious charm.

Starring: Valerie Forrest, Hilda Masters ..
Directed by: Len Lye
Release date: 1941-01-01
Best War Movies of 1941 : Remember the Day
10.

Remember the Day

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick, Ann E. Todd, Douglas Croft, Jane Seymour, Anne Revere, Bess Flowers, Frieda Inescort, Harry Hayden ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1941-12-25

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