Best War Movies of 1944

1.

Lifeboat

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

During World War II, a small group of survivors is stranded in a lifeboat together after the ship they were traveling on is destroyed by a German U-boat.

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee, William Yetter Jr. ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1944-01-28
2.

The Seventh Cross

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The seventh cross is still empty as George Heisler seeks freedom in Holland.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Agnes Moorehead, Herbert Rudley, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach, Katherine Locke, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1944-07-24
Best War Movies of 1944 : Hail the Conquering Hero
3.

Hail the Conquering Hero

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling that he is a failure. While in a moment of melancholy, he meets up with a group of Marines who befriend him and encourage him to return home to his mother by fabricating a story that he was wounded in battle with honorable discharge.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Elizabeth Patterson, Georgia Caine, Al Bridge, Freddie Steele, Bill Edwards ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1944-08-09
4.

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall, Emory Parnell, Al Bridge, Julius Tannen, Victor Potel, Brian Donlevy ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1944-09-18
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
5.

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

This WW2 documentary centers on the crew of the American B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing raid on Nazi submarine pens in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Starring: Vince Evans, Jacob L. Devers, Ira C. Eaker, Haywood Hansell, Technical Sergeant Robert J. Hanson, Eugene Kern, King George VI of the United Kingdom, Captain Charles B. Leighton, Technical Sergeant Harold P. Loch, Staff Sergeant Casimer A. Nastal ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1944-04-13
6.

Since You Went Away

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead, Alla Nazimova ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick
Release date: 1944-06-30
7.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

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, Robert Mitchum, Phyllis Thaxter, Stephen McNally, Herbert Gunn, John R. Reilly ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1944-11-15
Best War Movies of 1944 : The White Cliffs of Dover
8.

The White Cliffs of Dover

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Susan travels with her father to England for a vacation. Invited to a society ball, Susan meets Sir John Ashwood and marries him after a whirlwind romance. However, American Susan never quite adjusts to life as a new member of the British gentry. Upon the outbreak of World War I, Ashwood is sent to the trenches and never returns. When her son goes off to fight in World War II, Susan fears the same tragic fate may befall him too.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan, Van Johnson, C. Aubrey Smith, May Whitty, Gladys Cooper, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1944-05-11
9.

The Fighting Sullivans

3.6
7.5/10 IMDB

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, John Campbell, James Cardwell, John Alvin, George Offerman, Jr., Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1944-02-03
Best War Movies of 1944 : Uncertain Glory
10.

Uncertain Glory

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson, James Flavin, Douglass Dumbrille, Dennis Hoey, Sheldon Leonard, Odette Myrtil, Francis Pierlot ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1944-04-07
11.

The Way Ahead

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A mismatched collection of conscripted civilians find training tough under Lieutenant Jim Perry and Sergeant Ned Fletcher when they are called up to replace an infantry battalion that had suffered casualties at Dunkirk.

Starring: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie, Leslie Dwyer, Hugh Burden, Raymond Huntley, Jimmy Hanley, William Hartnell, Reginald Tate ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1944-06-09
12.

Wing and a Prayer

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway.

Starring: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Cedric Hardwicke, Kevin O'Shea, Richard Jaeckel, Harry Morgan, Alice Faye, Betty Grable ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1944-01-01
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Fighting Seabees
13.

The Fighting Seabees

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight.

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley, Leonid Kinskey, J. M. Kerrigan, Grant Withers, Paul Fix, Ben Welden, William Forrest ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1944-01-27
Best War Movies of 1944 : Sunday Dinner for a Soldier
14.

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier

3.3
7.0/10 IMDB

A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home.

Starring: Anne Baxter, John Hodiak, Charles Winninger, Charles Winninger, Connie Marshall, Chill Wills ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1944-12-08
15.

Bon Voyage

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A young, Scottish RAF gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from Nazi-occupied territory. They are particularly interested in one person who may or may not have been a German agent.

Starring: John Blythe, Janique Joelle ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1944-01-01
16.

Song of Russia

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

American conductor John Meredith and his manager, Hank Higgins, go to Russia shortly before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Meredith falls in love with beautiful Soviet pianist Nadya Stepanova while they travel throughout the country on a 40-city tour. Along the way, they see happy, healthy, smiling, free Soviet citizens, blissfully living the Communist dream. This bliss is destroyed by the German invasion.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak, Robert Benchley, Felix Bressart, Michael Chekhov, Darryl Hickman, Jacqueline White ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1944-02-10
Best War Movies of 1944 : Secret Command
17.

Secret Command

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Secret Command features Pat O'Brien as a onetime foreign correspondent in the wartime employ of the FBI. Under an assumed name, O'BRIEN goes to work at a shipyard, intending to keep both eyes open for potential saboteurs. To maintain the cover, O'BRIEN is given a "wife" (Carole Landis) and two children. When O'BRIEN's brother Chester Morris shows up, he can't comprehend the charade and nearly spills the beans to the Nazi spies O'BRIEN hopes to trap. Based on the short story The Saboteurs by John and Ward Hawkins, Secret Command offers a graying but still feisty Pat O'Brien doing what he does best.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Carole Landis, Chester Morris, Ruth Warrick, Barton MacLane, Tom Tully, Wallace Ford, Howard Freeman, Erik Rolf, Matt McHugh ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1944-07-30
Best War Movies of 1944 : With the Marines at Tarawa
18.

With the Marines at Tarawa

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.

Starring: William Lundigan ..
Directed by: Lewis Hayward, Richard Brooks
Release date: 1944-03-02
Best War Movies of 1944 : Medal for the General
19.

Medal for the General

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A retired general helps out by sheltering some evacuees during WWII.

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Jeanne De Casalis, John Laurie, Thorley Walters, Morland Graham, Mabel Constanduros, Patric Curwen, Alec Faversham, Michael Lambart, Irene Handl ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1944-11-06
Best War Movies of 1944 : Why We Fight: The Battle of China
20.

Why We Fight: The Battle of China

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The sixth film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series illustrates Japan's occupation of China, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's stirring address before congress, the rape of Nanking, the great 2,000 mile migration, and Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers.

Starring: Anthony Veiller, Walter Huston ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1944-11-01
Best War Movies of 1944 : Marine Raiders
21.

Marine Raiders

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A Marine major (Pat O'Brien) looks out for his captain (Robert Ryan) on Guadalcanal and in Australia.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Frank McHugh, Barton MacLane, Richard Martin, Martha Vickers, Russell Wade, Edmund Glover, Robert Andersen ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1944-07-11
Best War Movies of 1944 : Censored
22.

Censored

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Private Snafu wants to tell his sweetheart, Sally Lou, that he thinks his unit will be sent to the South Pacific. But every effort he makes to get his letter through uncensored is thwarted by a resourceful (and unseen) censor with an array of contraptions and booby traps. Not even Snafu's carrier pigeon can avoid the censor -- not when he has a hawk for an assistant. Technical Fairy, First Class, comes to the rescue and agrees to deliver the letter -- but he has good reason to say that he'll hate himself in the morning.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-07-15
Best War Movies of 1944 : I Got Plenty of Mutton
23.

I Got Plenty of Mutton

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A wolf, deprived of meat by war rationing and starving, sees an article in the newspaper about a sheepdog leaving his flock to join the army and thinks it will be easy pickings. However, if he had read the rest of the article first, he would have known that the flock is now guarded by the ram, "Killer Diller," a formidable foe. When the straightforward approach doesn't work, the wolf dresses as an attractive lady sheep, which immediately lures the amorous ram. The hapless wolf's attempt to club the ram, however, fails when he whacks an overhanging branch instead. He escapes, to another tree that conveniently has a safe hanging in it; it drops on the ram, but he emerges unscathed. Next is an anti-aircraft gun, but the ram hauls the disguised wolf inside. The panicked wolf runs for hours, finally tearing off his disguise in desperation "I'm a wolf!" "So am I!"

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1944-03-11
Best War Movies of 1944 : Till We Meet Again
24.

Till We Meet Again

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

An American pilot is shot down over Nazi-occupied France and is taken to a convent by the Resistance. The young novice nun Clothilde is interested in him and is willing to help him escape to England, but the pilot must continue his mission undercover by posing as the husband of a different woman.

Starring: Ray Milland, Barbara Britton, Walter Slezak, Lucile Watson, Konstantin Shayne, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mona Freeman, William Edmunds ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1944-08-30
25.

Madagascar Landing

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

A former leader of the French Resistance finds that one of his fellow actors looks like a detestable official he knew in Madagascar during the war. He tells about his time, operating an illegal radio station while evading the Nazis.

Starring: Paul Bonifas, Paul Clarus, Jean Dattas, Andre Frere, Guy Le Feuvre, Paulette Preney ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1944-01-01
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Fighting Lady
26.

The Fighting Lady

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Oscar winner William Wyler directed this 1944 "newsdrama," narrated by Lieut. Robert Taylor, USNR (Bataan), and photographed in zones of combat by the U.S. Navy. The film follows one of the many new aircraft carriers built since Pearl Harbor, known as THE FIGHTING LADY in honor of all American carriers, as it goes into action against the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. See the ship and its pilots undergo their baptism of fire, attacking the Japanese base on Marcus Island.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Robert Taylor, John S. McCain, Joesph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer ..
Directed by: Edward Steichen, William Wyler
Release date: 1944-12-21
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Story of Dr. Wassell
27.

The Story of Dr. Wassell

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe, Carol Thurston, Carl Esmond, Paul Kelly, Elliott Reid, Laurette Luez, Stanley Ridges ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1944-07-04
Best War Movies of 1944 : Tender Comrade
28.

Tender Comrade

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Patricia Collinge, Mady Christians, Kim Hunter, Jane Darwell, Richard Martin, Robert J. Anderson, Patti Brill ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1944-05-30
Best War Movies of 1944 : Two Thousand Women
29.

Two Thousand Women

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

During the Second World War, three downed English airmen hide out with women's internment camp in France.

Starring: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renée Houston, Reginald Purdell, Anne Crawford, Jean Kent, James McKechnie, Robert Arden, Carl Jaffe ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1944-11-06
Best War Movies of 1944 : Tunisian Victory
30.

Tunisian Victory

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps after the North African campaign.

Starring: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Bernard Miles, Jacques Duchesne ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Hugh Stewart, John Huston
Release date: 1944-03-23
Best War Movies of 1944 : None Shall Escape
31.

None Shall Escape

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Through flashbacks, the story of a Nazi war criminal is exposed.

Starring: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf, Dorothy Morris, Richard Crane, Ruth Nelson, Richard Hale, Kurt Kreuger, Trevor Bardette ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1944-02-03
32.

Keep Your Mouth Shut

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

This animated short from Norman McLaren features a human skull cautioning Canadians to “keep their mouths shut” in an effort to end gossiping during World War II.

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1944-01-01
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Hitler Gang
33.

The Hitler Gang

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

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, Walter Abel, Alex Pope, William Yetter Jr., Helene Thimig ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1944-04-26
Best War Movies of 1944 : Four Jills in a Jeep
34.

Four Jills in a Jeep

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Starring: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair, Jimmy Dorsey, Phil Silvers, Dick Haymes, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1944-03-17
Best War Movies of 1944 : Winged Victory
35.

Winged Victory

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five struggle through the rigid training and grueling tests involved in becoming pilots. Not all of them succeed, and tragedy awaits for some.

Starring: Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Edmond O'Brien, Judy Holliday, Lee J. Cobb, Red Buttons, Karl Malden, Jane Ball, Mark Daniels, Jo-Carroll Dennison ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1944-12-22
Best War Movies of 1944 : Booby Traps
36.

Booby Traps

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Pvt. Snafu thinks he's too smart to get caught by an enemy booby trap, but he soon finds that the traps are alluring and that he is every bit the booby.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1944-01-15
37.

Mr. Winkle Goes to War

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Wilbert Winkle, a henpecked, mild-mannered, middle-aged bank clerk and handyman finds himself in the midst of battle in the South Pacific.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Warrick, Ted Donaldson, Bob Haymes, Richard Lane, Robert Armstrong, Richard Gaines, Hugh Beaumont, Robert Mitchum ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1944-07-19
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Impostor
38.

The Impostor

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

The story concerns a condemned murderer named Clement (Jean Gabin), who is "liberated" when the Nazis bomb the French jail that holds him. During his escape, Clement comes across the body of a French soldier; he steals the dead man's uniform and identification papers, then hides from the law by joining the Resistance movement. Clement's new identity and purpose in life reforms him, and in due time he has sacrificed himself in service of his country.

Starring: Jean Gabin, Ellen Drew, Richard Whorf, Dennis Moore, Ralph Morgan, Peter van Eyck, John Philliber, Eddie Quillan, Charles McGraw, Allyn Joslyn ..
Directed by: Julien Duvivier
Release date: 1944-02-10
Best War Movies of 1944 : See Here, Private Hargrove
39.

See Here, Private Hargrove

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences. He muddles through basic training at Fort Bragg with the self-serving help of a couple of buddies intent on cutting themselves in on that extra income.

Starring: Robert Walker, Donna Reed, Keenan Wynn, Grant Mitchell, Ray Collins, Chill Wills, Bob Crosby, Marta Linden, George Offerman, Jr., Edward Fielding ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1944-03-18
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Negro Soldier
40.

The Negro Soldier

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

Starring: Carlton Moss, William Broadus, Clarence Brooks, Norman Ford, Clyde Turner, Bertha Woolford, George Washington Carver, Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Jesse Owens ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1944-04-10
Best War Movies of 1944 : Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore
41.

Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

A young girl rents an apartment from a man who has recently enlisted in the Marines. The trouble is that he's given out keys to a half-dozen of his friends, and they all keep dropping in.

Starring: Simone Simon, James Ellison, William Terry, Robert Mitchum, Minna Gombell, Chick Chandler, Alan Dinehart, Gladys Blake, Rondo Hatton, Dorothy Granger ..
Directed by: Joe May
Release date: 1944-07-07
Best War Movies of 1944 : Bell-Bottom George
42.

Bell-Bottom George

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

George is an unwilling civilian during the war. When an enlisted friend switches clothes with him in order to go to a party, George finds himself mistakenly pressed into the navy, where he gets involved with pretty Ann Firth and caught up in a subplot involving German spies.

Starring: George Formby, Anne Firth, Reginald Purdell, Peter Murray-Hill, Manning Whiley, Hugh Dempster, Dennis Wyndham, Charles Farrell, Eliot Makeham, Peter Gawthorne ..
Directed by: Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1944-02-07
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Eve of St. Mark
43.

The Eve of St. Mark

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Quizz West is conscripted into the United States Army in late 1940. Prior to being shipped out first to San Francisco, then the Philippines, Quizz and his hometown girlfriend Janet discuss their future plans.

Starring: Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O'Shea, Vincent Price, Ruth Nelson, Ray Collins, Stanley Prager, Harry Morgan, Joann Dolan, Toni Favor ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1944-05-22
44.

Candlelight in Algeria

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Candlelight in Algeria is a 1944 British war film directed by George King and starring James Mason, Carla Lehmann and Raymond Lovell. This drama follows the exploits of Eisenhower's top aide, Mark Clark, and other important Allies as they journey to an important meeting held on Algeria's coast. The precise location of this vital secret gathering is upon a piece of film which must not fall into enemy hands

Starring: James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Raymond Lovell, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Walter Rilla, Pamela Stirling, Lea Seidl, Sybille Binder, Hella Kürty, Paul Bonifas ..
Directed by: George King
Release date: 1944-03-19
Best War Movies of 1944 : Tampico
45.

Tampico

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A story of of the captain of an oil tanker during World War II, Captain Bart Manson, who rescues Katherine Hall when her ship is sunk by a German U-boat.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Lynn Bari, Victor McLaglen, Robert Bailey, Marc Lawrence, E.J. Ballantine, Mona Maris, Tonio Selwart, Roy Roberts, Helen Brown ..
Directed by: Lothar Mendes
Release date: 1944-04-10
Best War Movies of 1944 : Welcome, Mr Washington
46.

Welcome, Mr Washington

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Based on a story by author Noel Streatfeild, the film trells the story of two sisters who are left penniless by their father's sudden death and lease their estate as an airbase to US forces in Britain to help the war effort. Both eventually fall for American servicemen.

Starring: Barbara Mullen, Donald Stewart, Peggy Cummins, Leslie Bradley, Roy Emerton, Martita Hunt, Arthur Sinclair, Graham Moffatt, Shelagh Fraser, Beatrice Varley ..
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott
Release date: 1944-05-18
47.

This Is Guadalcanal

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

This U.S. Marine Corps documentary from 1944 showcases the battle of Guadalcanal. The small island of Guadalcanal was, like many of the Pacific islands, defended with great determination by the Japanese forces. Both the landing on the beaches and the subsequent inland fighting resulted in heavy casualties for the Americans - and the Japanese fought to almost the last man and the last bullet.

Starring: Donald L. Dickson ..
Release date: 1944-03-14
Best War Movies of 1944 : Follow the Boys
48.

Follow the Boys

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players.

Starring: George Raft, Vera Zorina, Grace McDonald, Charley Grapewin, Ramsay Ames, Charles Butterworth, Elizabeth Patterson, Regis Toomey, George Macready, Jeanette MacDonald ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1944-05-05
Best War Movies of 1944 : Going Home
49.

Going Home

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Pvt. Snafu's unit suffers the consequences of blabbing military secrets while on leave at home.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1944-01-01
Best War Movies of 1944 : The Unwritten Code
50.

The Unwritten Code

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

The Unwritten Code is an offbeat, better-than-average Columbia wartime "B" picture. Though Ann Savage and Tom Neal are top-billed, the central character is supporting-actor Roland Varno. He plays a Nazi spy who sneaks into the U.S., hoping to release hundreds of German prisoners. He fails, but not until plenty of bullets have been spent. The most interesting aspect of The Unwritten Code is the casting of Savage and Neal as the "good" characters: in 1945, these two cult favorites would play the decidedly unsavory protagonists of the film noir classic Detour.

Starring: Ann Savage, Tom Neal, Roland Varno, Howard Freeman, Mary Currier, Bobby Larson, Teddy Infuhr, Marie Blake, Blake Edwards ..
Directed by: Herman Rotsten
Release date: 1944-10-26

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