Films by Year: 1940s

1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s

The 1940s brought the more common use of technicolor, which changed the way audiences saw films. World War II brought a different type of storytelling focusing on veterans. This decade saw the rise of Orson Welles and America’s introduction to the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Dorothy Arzner brought her strong feminist storytelling and the beginnings of Akira Kurosawa. Humphrey Bogart began his reign as a leading man and Bette Davis could not be denied

1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949

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