1945 Top Ten List

  • Brief Encounter (David Lean)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)
  • Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné)
  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
  • Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl)
  • Paris Frills (Jacques Becker)
  • The White Gorilla (H.L. Fraser)
  • The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang)
  • Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
  • Murder, He Says (George Marshall)
  • Additional 1945 Films By Rating

  • Objective, Burma! (Raoul Walsh)
  • Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
  • Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger)
  • Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)
  • The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder)
  • It's in the Bag! (Richard Wallace)
  • Blithe Spirit (David Lean)
  • Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer)
  • They Were Expendable (John Ford)
  • And Then There Were None (Réné Clair)
  • The Southerner (Jean Renoir)
  • Two O'Clock Courage (Anthony Mann)
  • The House on 92nd Street (Henry Hathaway)
  • Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Days of Glory ([various])