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Films Set in the 1940s

  • 2001 A Beautiful Mind
    A Beautiful Mind Director: Ron Howard
    Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg
  • 1983 A Christmas Story
    A Christmas Story Director: Bob Clark
    Starring: Melinda Dillon, Darren Mcgavin, Peter Billingsley, Jean Shepherd, Ian Petrella
  • 2007 Atonement
    Atonement Director: Joe Wright
    Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Ailidh Mackay, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West, James McAvoy
  • 2004 Aviator, The
    Aviator, The Director: Anthony Nalli, John Lovelace
    Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin
  • 2013 Book Thief, The
    Book Thief, The Director: Brian Percival
    Starring: Sophie Nélisse, Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush
  • 1957 Bridge on the River Kwai, The
    Bridge on the River Kwai, The Director: David Lean
    Starring: Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald
  • 1977 Cross of Iron
    Cross of Iron Director: Sam Peckinpah
    Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Löwitsch
  • 2008 Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The
    Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Director: paramount
    Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Julia Ormond, Faune A. Chambers, Elias Koteas
  • 1981 Das Boot
    Das Boot Director: Wolfgang Petersen
    Starring: J?rgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
  • 1965 Doctor Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago Director: David Lean
    Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness, Siobhan Mc.Kenna
  • 2004 Downfall
    Downfall Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
    Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler
  • 1989 Driving Miss Daisy
    Driving Miss Daisy Director: Bruce Beresford
    Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti Lupone, Esther Rolle
  • 1996 English Patient, The
    English Patient, The Director: Anthony Minghella
    Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews
  • 1982 Gandhi
    Gandhi Director: Richard Attenborough
    Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard
  • 1972 Godfather
    Godfather Director: Francis Ford Coppola
    Starring: Marlon Brando, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino
  • 1974 Godfather Part II
    Godfather Part II Director: Francis Ford Coppola
    Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale
  • 1988 Grave of the Fireflies
    Grave of the Fireflies Director: Isao Takahata
    Starring: Ayano Shiraishi, Tsutomu Tatsumi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara, J. Robert Spencer
  • 1963 Great Escape, The
    Great Escape, The Director: John Sturges
    Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X", Charles Bronson
  • 1961 Guns of Navarone, The
    Guns of Navarone, The Director: J. Lee Thompson
    Starring: James Robertson Justice, Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker
  • 2004 Hellboy
    Hellboy Director: Guillermo Del Toro
    Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans
  • 2002 Hours, The
    Hours, The Director: Brett Ratner
    Starring: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Elizabeth Pena, Philip Baker Hall
  • 2009 Inglourious Basterds
    Inglourious Basterds Director: Quentin Tarantino
    Starring: Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender
  • 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
    It's a Wonderful Life Director: Frank Capra
    Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers
  • 2004 Kung Fu Hustle
    Kung Fu Hustle Director: Stephen Chow
    Starring: Stephen Chow, Xiaogang Feng, Wah Yuen, Kwok Kuen Chan, Qiu Yuen
  • 1987 Last Emperor, The
    Last Emperor, The Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
    Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
    Letters from Iwo Jima Director: Clint Eastwood
    Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura
  • 1997 Life Is Beautiful
    Life Is Beautiful Director: Roberto Benigni
    Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano
  • 1962 Longest Day, The
    Longest Day, The Director: Fox
    Starring: Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, John Wayne, Paul Anka, Richard Burton
  • 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
    Memoirs of a Geisha Director: Columbia Pictures
    Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Rob Marshall, Lucy Fisher, Doug Wick, Steven Spielberg
  • 1983 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
    Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Director: Nagisa Oshima
    Starring: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Jack Thompson
  • 2014 Monuments Men, The
    Monuments Men, The Director: George Clooney
    Starring: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon
  • 2004 Notebook (2004), The
    Notebook (2004), The Director: Nick Cassavetes
    Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rachel Mcadams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden
  • 2002 Pianist, The
    Pianist, The Director: Roman Polanski
    Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox
  • 1980 Raging Bull
    Raging Bull Director: Martin Scorsese
    Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto
  • 2004 Ray
    Ray Director: Taylor Hackford
    Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix
  • 2008 Revolutionary Road
    Revolutionary Road Director: Sam Mendes
    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Ryan Simpkins, Ty Simpkins
  • 1998 Saving Private Ryan
    Saving Private Ryan Director: Steven Spielberg
    Starring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel
  • 1993 Schindler's List
    Schindler's List Director: Steven Spielberg
    Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle
  • 2003 Seabiscuit
    Seabiscuit Director: Gary Ross
    Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Cameron Bowen, Mariah Bess
  • 1994 Shawshank Redemption, The
    Shawshank Redemption, The Director: Frank Darabont
    Starring: Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, William Sadler
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