1940 Top Ten List

  • His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
  • Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
  • Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Christmas in July (Preston Sturges)
  • Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske)
  • Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
  • The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage)
  • Fantasia (no director credited) [Various]
  • Additional 1940 Films By Rating

  • They Drive by Night (Raoul Walsh)
  • The Devil Bat (Jean Yarbrough)
  • The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin)
  • A Bill of Divorcement (John Farrow)