1940’s

RTITLELL%Lists By YearYear
1Mrs. Miniver55594%1942 (555)1942
2Going My Way42889%1944 (428)1944
3The Jolson Story40286%1946 (109) | 1947 (293)1946
4How Green Was My Valley50084%1942 (500)1941
5The Lost Weekend44780%1946 (447)1945
6The Best Years of Our Lives35280%1947 (352)1946
7Spellbound40477%1945 (110) | 1946 (294)1945
8Sergent York41375%1941 (413)1941
9The Snake Pit30272%1949 (302)1948
10Rebecca39172%1940 (391)1940
11Random Harvest30569%1943 (305)1942
12The Song of Bernadette32568%1944 (325)1943
13The Grapes of Wrath36767%1940 (367)1940
14The Red Shoes29067%1948 (54) | 1949 (236)1948
15The Philadelphia Story35865%1941 (358)1940
16Wilson28865%1945 (288)1944
17Yankee Doodle Dandy28565%1943 (285)1942
17For Whom the Bell Tolls28565%1943 (285)1943
19This Is the Army27663%1943 (276)1943
20Citizen Kane34162%1941 (341)1941
21Casablanca25959%1943 (259)1943
22Life With Father26059%1947 (260)1947
23The Green Years32758%1946 (327)1946
24Anna and the King of Siam32458%1946 (324)1946
25The Bells of St. Mary's31857%1946 (318)1945
26The Yearling24656%1947 (246)1946
27The Human Comedy24155%1943 (241)1943
28Gentleman's Agreement27854%1948 (278)1947
29Miracle on 34th Street (1947)23854%1947 (238)1947
30Great Expectations (1947)23654%1947 (236)1947
31The House on 92nd St.25752%1945 (120) | 1946 (137)1945
32A Letter to Three Wives21651%1949 (216)1949
33Watch on the Rhine22050%1943 (220)1943
34A Tree Grows in Brooklyn21649%1945 (216)1945
35State Fair (1945)24649%1945 (96) | 1946 (150)1945
36Since You Went Away23148%1944 (231)1944
37Johnny Belinda24448%1948 (244)1948
38Champion20148%1949 (201)1949
39The Stratton Story20048%1949 (200)1949
40In Which We Serve20847%1943 (208)1943
41I Remember Mama24247%1948 (242)1948
42So Proudly We Hail!20146%1943 (201)1943
43Kings Row26945%1942 (269)1942
44Here Comes Mr. Jordan24845%1941 (248)1941
45Foreign Correspondent24745%1940 (247)1940
46The Little Foxes24344%1941 (243)1941
47Wake Island26044%1942 (260)1942
48Madame Curie20743%1944 (207)1943
49Come to the Stable18143%1949 (181)1949
50Keys of the Kingdom18943%1945 (189)1945
51Kitty Foyle23343%1941 (233)1940
52Valley of Decision18842%1945 (188)1945
53All This, And Heaven Too23042%1940 (230)1940
54Home of the Brave17642%1949 (176)1949
55The Great Dictator22942%1941 (229)1940
56Treasure of Sierra Madre21141%1948 (211)1948
57The Pride of the Yankees24141%1942 (241)1942
58Abe Lincoln in Illinois22140%1940 (221)1940
59The Man Who Came To Dinner23840%1942 (238)1942
60Dragon Seed19140%1944 (191)1944
61Meet John Doe21840%1941 (218)1941
62A Song to Remember17640%1945 (176)1945
63Hamlet (1948)20340%1948 (203)1948
64Apartment for Peggy18540%1948 (102) | 1949 (83)1948
65The White Cliffs of Dover19040%1944 (190)1944
66Boom Town21539%1940 (215)1940
67Gaslight18739%1944 (187)1944
68The Naked City19939%1948 (199)1948
69Duel in the Sun18338%1947 (78) | 1948 (105)1946
70Crossfire16838%1947 (168)1947
71Laura16537%1945 (165)1944
72Stage Door Canteen16237%1943 (162)1943
73A Guy Named Joe17537%1944 (175)1944
74Our Town19836%1940 (198)1940
74Northwest Passage19836%1940 (198)1940
76Command Decision15036%1949 (150)1948
76Pinky15036%1949 (150)1949
76The Heiress15036%1949 (150)1949
79Love Letters17335%1945 (93) | 1946 (80)1945
80Sitting Pretty18035%1948 (180)1948
81Lost Boundaries14835%1949 (148)1949
82The More the Merrier15435%1943 (154)1943
83Saratoga Trunk19435%1946 (194)1946
84Henry V (1944)19234%1946 (192)1946
85State of the Union17334%1948 (173)1948
86The Story of Dr. Wassell16134%1944 (161)1944
87Suspicion19733%1942 (197)1941
87One Foot in Heaven19733%1942 (197)1941
89Lifeboat15432%1944 (154)1944
90Boomerang14132%1947 (141)1947
91The Story of G.I. Joe14132%1945 (141)1945
92Lassie Come Home15232%1944 (152)1943
93Notorious17732%1946 (177)1946
94The Mortal Storm17232%1940 (172)1940
95Woman of the Year18531%1942 (185)1942
96The Corn is Green13831%1945 (138)1945
97National Velvet13731%1945 (137)1945
98I Was a Male War Bride12931%1949 (129)1949
99Call Northside 77715330%1948 (153)1948
100The Pied Piper17630%1942 (176)1942

L Total number of lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
L%
Percentage of total lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
Lists By Year
Number of votes in annual Film Daily poll

The Results of this poll are directly from The Film Daily annual poll that asked newspapers around the nation to submit a top 10 list.  Films have been recategorized to U.S. release dates, as the poll often took place prior to year-end.

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