1940s: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from the 1940s.  Clearly, I have a lot to learn about this decade. But give me a break, I was born in 1970 and didn’t start exploring movies much until I was in college.

In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.

1940s

  • Treasures: The Red Shoes (1948), Pinocchio (1940), La Belle et la Bête, Sullivan’s Travels (1941) (1946)
  • Favorites: Black Narcissus (1947), Day of Wrath (1943), Fantasia (1940), Bambi (1942), Double Indemnity (1944), Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Achievements: The Big Clock (1948), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), The Third Man (1949), Dumbo (1941)
  • Decent / Noteworthy Films: tbd
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


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