Best Movies of 1940

RTITLELL%Lists By Year
1Rebecca39172%1940 (391)
2The Grapes of Wrath36767%1940 (367)
3The Philadelphia Story35865%1941 (358)
4Foreign Correspondent24745%1940 (247)
5Kitty Foyle23343%1941 (233)
6All This, And Heaven Too23042%1940 (230)
7The Great Dictator22942%1941 (229)
8Abe Lincoln in Illinois22140%1940 (221)
9Boom Town21539%1940 (215)
10Our Town19836%1940 (198)
10Northwest Passage19836%1940 (198)
12The Mortal Storm17232%1940 (172)
13Pinocchio16230%1940 (162)
14Fantasia16828%1942 (168)
15The Long Voyage Home15128%1941 (151)
16Edison, The Man15027%1940 (150)
17Knute Rockne - All American13625%1940 (136)
18Pride & Prejudice13425%1940 (134)
19The Story of Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet12122%1940 (121)
20The Great McGinty10519%1940 (105)
21Waterloo Bridge (1940)9317%1940 (93)
22The Letter (1940)9217%1941 (92)
23The Shop Around the Corner7814%1940 (78)
24Young Tom Edison7514%1940 (75)
25Escape7313%1941 (73)
26My Favorite Wife7013%1940 (70)
26The Howards of Virginia7013%1940 (70)
28His Girl Friday6412%1940 (64)
29My Son, My Son6211%1940 (62)
30North West Mounted Police6211%1941 (62)
31The Westerner6111%1940 (39) | 1941 (22)
32The Fighting 69th5510%1940 (55)
33The Ramparts We Watch499%1940 (49)
34The Sea Hawk448%1940 (44)
34The Biscuit Eater448%1940 (44)
36They Knew What They Wanted428%1940 (42)
37Bringham Young - Frontiersman397%1940 (39)
38I Love You Again326%1940 (32)
39Arise My Love305%1941 (30)
40Lillian Russell295%1940 (29)
41Susan and God285%1940 (28)
42Thief of Bagdad (1940)285%1941 (28)
43He Stayed for Breakfast275%1940 (27)
44Primrose Path265%1940 (26)
45Pastor Hall244%1940 (24)
46The Earl of Chicago214%1940 (21)
47Ghost Breakers204%1940 (20)
48They Drive by Night193%1940 (19)
48City for Conquest193%1940 (19)
50Third Finger, Left Hand183%1940 (18)
50Strange Cargo183%1940 (18)

Lists Included 542

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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