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Year by Year Polls: 1944 (RESULTS)

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ICM Forum's Favorite Films from 1944


There were 47 voters and 135 different films voted for in this poll. The table below shows all films that received at least 3 votes. (Nominees)

Rank Title AKA Director Points Received Number of Ballots Number of IMDB Votes Link
1 Double Indemnity Billy Wilder 417.5 38 142308 :imdb:
2 Laura Otto Preminger 351.5 34 42394 :imdb:
3 To Have and Have Not Howard Hawks 263.5 28 30782 :imdb:
4 A Canterbury Tale Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger 260 21 5009 :imdb:
5 Ivan the Terrible, Part I Ivan Groznyy Sergei M. Eisenstein 249.5 25 9003 :imdb:
6 The Woman in the Window Fritz Lang 246 27 13961 :imdb:
7 Arsenic and Old Lace Frank Capra 212 21 64734 :imdb:
8 Gaslight George Cukor 200.5 25 24316 :imdb:
9 Lifeboat Alfred Hitchcock 195 23 26286 :imdb:
10 Meet Me in St. Louis Vincente Minnelli 189 19 20381 :imdb:
11 Murder, My Sweet Edward Dmytryk 169 23 11965 :imdb:
12 Phantom Lady Robert Siodmak 145 19 4402 :imdb:
13 Torment Hets Alf Sjöberg 125.5 15 3149 :imdb:
14 At Land Maya Deren 119.5 12 2662 :imdb:
15 Hail the Conquering Hero Preston Sturges 119 13 4184 :imdb:
16 Port of Freedom Große Freiheit Nr. 7 Helmut Käutner 118.5 15 739 :imdb:
17 The Curse of the Cat People Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise 111.5 13 5775 :imdb:
18 Ministry of Fear Fritz Lang 105 13 6646 :imdb:
19 The Children Are Watching Us I bambini ci guardano Vittorio De Sica 102 10 2410 :imdb:
20 Zhila-byla devochka Viktor Eysymont 100 9 106 :imdb:
21 The Woman Who Dared Le ciel est à vous Jean Grémillon 98.5 14 441 :imdb:
22 The Uninvited Lewis Allen 88 9 9871 :imdb:
23 The Great Sacrifice Opfergang Veit Harlan 76.5 7 538 :imdb:
24 The Suspect Robert Siodmak 76 8 1758 :imdb:
25 The Lodger John Brahm 72.5 10 3138 :imdb:
26 This Happy Breed David Lean 66 7 2930 :imdb:
27 Jammin' the Blues Gjon Mili 65 11 830 :imdb:
28 La torre de los siete jorobados Edgar Neville 57 5 614 :imdb:
29 Henry V The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France Laurence Olivier 56.5 8 5732 :imdb:
30 Boerensymfonie Henri Storck, Maurice Delattre 47.5 5 25 :imdb:
31 The Rainbow Raduga Mark Donskoy 46.5 5 188 :imdb:
32 The Way You Wanted Me Sellaisena kuin sinä minut halusit Teuvo Tulio 46 6 213 :imdb:
32 Der verzauberte Tag Peter Pewas 46 5 49 :imdb:
34 Going My Way Leo McCarey 43 6 10442 :imdb:
35 Christmas Holiday Robert Siodmak 42.5 5 1194 :imdb:
36 None Shall Escape André De Toth 40 3 709 :imdb:
37 Voice in the Wind Arthur Ripley 37.5 3 186 :imdb:
38 Since You Went Away David O. Selznick, John Cromwell, Tay Garnett, Edward F. Cline 37 4 4200 :imdb:
39 On Approval Clive Brook 35 3 580 :imdb:
40 Der Engel mit dem Saitenspiel Heinz Rühmann 34.5 4 52 :imdb:
41 The Punch Bowl Die Feuerzangenbowle Helmut Weiss 34 4 5678 :imdb:
42 Six P.M. V shest chasov vechera posle voyny Ivan Pyrev 31.5 3 140 :imdb:
43 Die Frau meiner Träume Georg Jacoby 30.5 3 199 :imdb:
44 Cover Girl Charles Vidor 27.5 4 4787 :imdb:
44 It Happened Tomorrow René Clair 27.5 4 1970 :imdb:
46 National Velvet Clarence Brown 26 3 6362 :imdb:
47 The Thin Man Goes Home Richard Thorpe 22 4 4899 :imdb:
48 Murder Melody Mordets melodi Bodil Ipsen 20.5 3 156 :imdb:
48 The Great Moment Preston Sturges 20.5 3 864 :imdb:
50 The Mask of Dimitrios Jean Negulesco 18 4 3117 :imdb:
51 How to Play Football Jack Kinney 17 3 939 :imdb:
52 The Scarlet Claw Roy William Neill 16 3 4737 :imdb:
52 The Battle of China Anatole Litvak, Frank Capra 16 3 646 :imdb:
54 Portrait of Maria María Candelaria (Xochimilco) Emilio Fernández 14.5 3 955 :imdb:
55 Strangers in the Night Anthony Mann 11 3 495 :imdb:


#1 Votes

Double Indemnity - 11
Laura - 4
To Have and Have Not - 4
Meet Me in St. Louis - 3
Ivan Groznyy - 3
Opfergang - 2
A Canterbury Tale - 2
Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 - 2
Arsenic and Old Lace - 2
La vie de plaisir - 1
Gaslight - 1
Jammin' the Blues - 1
Ministry of Fear - 1
Zhila-byla devochka - 1
National Velvet - 1
At Land - 1
None Shall Escape - 1
Lifeboat - 1

Best Picture Oscar Nominees

Going My Way - 6 votes, 43 points, ranked 34 in this poll
Double Indemnity - 38 votes, 417.5 points, ranked 1 in this poll
Gaslight - 25 votes, 200.5 points, ranked 8 in this poll
Since You Went Away - 4 votes, 37 points, ranked 38 in this poll
Wilson - 1 vote, 2 points, ranked 120 in this poll


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List of All 135 Films Nominated
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Rank Title AKA Director Points Received Number of Ballots Number of IMDB Votes Link
1 Double Indemnity Billy Wilder 417.5 38 142308 :imdb:
2 Laura Otto Preminger 351.5 34 42394 :imdb:
3 To Have and Have Not Howard Hawks 263.5 28 30782 :imdb:
4 A Canterbury Tale Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger 260 21 5009 :imdb:
5 Ivan the Terrible, Part I Ivan Groznyy Sergei M. Eisenstein 249.5 25 9003 :imdb:
6 The Woman in the Window Fritz Lang 246 27 13961 :imdb:
7 Arsenic and Old Lace Frank Capra 212 21 64734 :imdb:
8 Gaslight George Cukor 200.5 25 24316 :imdb:
9 Lifeboat Alfred Hitchcock 195 23 26286 :imdb:
10 Meet Me in St. Louis Vincente Minnelli 189 19 20381 :imdb:
11 Murder, My Sweet Edward Dmytryk 169 23 11965 :imdb:
12 Phantom Lady Robert Siodmak 145 19 4402 :imdb:
13 Torment Hets Alf Sjöberg 125.5 15 3149 :imdb:
14 At Land Maya Deren 119.5 12 2662 :imdb:
15 Hail the Conquering Hero Preston Sturges 119 13 4184 :imdb:
16 Port of Freedom Große Freiheit Nr. 7 Helmut Käutner 118.5 15 739 :imdb:
17 The Curse of the Cat People Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise 111.5 13 5775 :imdb:
18 Ministry of Fear Fritz Lang 105 13 6646 :imdb:
19 The Children Are Watching Us I bambini ci guardano Vittorio De Sica 102 10 2410 :imdb:
20 Zhila-byla devochka Viktor Eysymont 100 9 106 :imdb:
21 The Woman Who Dared Le ciel est à vous Jean Grémillon 98.5 14 441 :imdb:
22 The Uninvited Lewis Allen 88 9 9871 :imdb:
23 The Great Sacrifice Opfergang Veit Harlan 76.5 7 538 :imdb:
24 The Suspect Robert Siodmak 76 8 1758 :imdb:
25 The Lodger John Brahm 72.5 10 3138 :imdb:
26 This Happy Breed David Lean 66 7 2930 :imdb:
27 Jammin' the Blues Gjon Mili 65 11 830 :imdb:
28 La torre de los siete jorobados Edgar Neville 57 5 614 :imdb:
29 Henry V The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France Laurence Olivier 56.5 8 5732 :imdb:
30 Boerensymfonie Henri Storck, Maurice Delattre 47.5 5 25 :imdb:
31 The Rainbow Raduga Mark Donskoy 46.5 5 188 :imdb:
32 Der verzauberte Tag Peter Pewas 46 5 49 :imdb:
32 The Way You Wanted Me Sellaisena kuin sinä minut halusit Teuvo Tulio 46 6 213 :imdb:
34 Going My Way Leo McCarey 43 6 10442 :imdb:
35 Christmas Holiday Robert Siodmak 42.5 5 1194 :imdb:
36 None Shall Escape André De Toth 40 3 709 :imdb:
37 Voice in the Wind Arthur Ripley 37.5 3 186 :imdb:
38 Since You Went Away David O. Selznick, John Cromwell, Tay Garnett, Edward F. Cline 37 4 4200 :imdb:
39 On Approval Clive Brook 35 3 580 :imdb:
40 Der Engel mit dem Saitenspiel Heinz Rühmann 34.5 4 52 :imdb:
41 The Punch Bowl Die Feuerzangenbowle Helmut Weiss 34 4 5678 :imdb:
42 Six P.M. V shest chasov vechera posle voyny Ivan Pyrev 31.5 3 140 :imdb:
43 Die Frau meiner Träume Georg Jacoby 30.5 3 199 :imdb:
44 Mr. Skeffington Vincent Sherman 30 2 5374 :imdb:
45 Army Rikugun Keisuke Kinoshita 29 2 280 :imdb:
46 Cover Girl Charles Vidor 27.5 4 4787 :imdb:
46 It Happened Tomorrow René Clair 27.5 4 1970 :imdb:
48 National Velvet Clarence Brown 26 3 6362 :imdb:
49 The Old Grey Hare Robert Clampett 24 2 943 :imdb:
49 Between Two Worlds Edward A. Blatt 24 2 1746 :imdb:
51 The Thin Man Goes Home Richard Thorpe 22 4 4899 :imdb:
52 The Story of Dr. Wassell Cecil B. DeMille 21 2 860 :imdb:
52 Cobra Woman Robert Siodmak 21 2 951 :imdb:
52 Till We Meet Again Frank Borzage 21 2 137 :imdb:
52 Sorelle Materassi Ferdinando Maria Poggioli 21 2 56 :imdb:
52 The Nail El clavo Rafael Gil 21 2 146 :imdb:
57 The Most Beautiful Ichiban utsukushiku Akira Kurosawa 20.5 2 1766 :imdb:
57 Murder Melody Mordets melodi Bodil Ipsen 20.5 3 156 :imdb:
57 The Great Moment Preston Sturges 20.5 3 864 :imdb:
60 Tall in the Saddle Edwin L. Marin 20 2 2783 :imdb:
60 The Pearl of Death Roy William Neill 20 2 3885 :imdb:
62 The White Cliffs of Dover Clarence Brown 19.5 2 1424 :imdb:
62 The Seven Crosses The Seventh Cross Fred Zinnemann 19.5 2 2424 :imdb:
64 Lady in the Dark Mitchell Leisen 18.5 2 405 :imdb:
65 The Mask of Dimitrios Jean Negulesco 18 4 3117 :imdb:
66 How to Play Football Jack Kinney 17 3 939 :imdb:
67 The Scarlet Claw Roy William Neill 16 3 4737 :imdb:
67 The Battle of China Anatole Litvak, Frank Capra 16 3 646 :imdb:
69 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Mervyn LeRoy 15.5 2 5314 :imdb:
69 I'll Be Seeing You William Dieterle, George Cukor 15.5 2 1984 :imdb:
71 Portrait of Maria María Candelaria (Xochimilco) Emilio Fernández 14.5 3 955 :imdb:
72 When Strangers Marry William Castle 14 2 904 :imdb:
72 Plane Daffy Frank Tashlin 14 1 512 :imdb:
72 Arms and the Woman Mr. Winkle Goes to War Alfred E. Green 14 1 455 :imdb:
72 Jubilation Street Kanko no machi Keisuke Kinoshita 14 2 126 :imdb:
76 The Whistler William Castle 12.5 2 773 :imdb:
77 The Respectable Ladies of Pardubice Pocestné paní Pardubické Martin Fric 12 1 40 :imdb:
78 An American Romance King Vidor 11 1 453 :imdb:
78 Strangers in the Night Anthony Mann 11 3 495 :imdb:
80 The Way Ahead Carol Reed 10.5 1 1732 :imdb:
80 Inês de Castro José Leitão de Barros 10.5 1 61 :imdb:
80 The Sullivans Lloyd Bacon 10.5 1 2072 :imdb:
80 La Malibran Sacha Guitry 10.5 1 48 :imdb:
80 Her Man Gilbey English Without Tears Harold French 10.5 1 232 :imdb:
80 Possession Besættelse Bodil Ipsen 10.5 1 31 :imdb:
80 In Our Time Vincent Sherman 10.5 1 479 :imdb:
80 Towards the Light Udayer Pathey Bimal Roy 10.5 1 25 :imdb:
80 Standing Room Only Sidney Lanfield 10.5 1 156 :imdb:
80 The Raider Western Approaches Pat Jackson 10.5 1 90 :imdb:
80 One Exciting Night Walter Forde 10.5 1 72 :imdb:
80 Something Is in the Water Valamit visz a víz Gusztáv Oláh, Lajos Zilahy 10.5 1 60 :imdb:
92 La vie de plaisir Albert Valentin 9 1 47 :imdb:
92 The Three Caballeros Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Harold Young, Norman Ferguson, Bill Roberts 9 2 12296 :imdb:
94 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Preston Sturges 8 1 6688 :imdb:
94 The Way of Drama Shibaidô Mikio Naruse 8 1 48 :imdb:
94 Blonde Fever Richard Whorf 8 1 290 :imdb:
94 How to Play Golf Jack Kinney 8 1 557 :imdb:
94 The Battle of Britain Anthony Veiller, Frank Capra 8 2 849 :imdb:
99 Four Jills in a Jeep William A. Seiter 7 1 437 :imdb:
99 Muhammad Ali Street Sharia Muhammad Ali Neyazi Mustafa 7 1 6 :imdb:
101 Dark Waters André De Toth 6 1 874 :imdb:
101 The Barber of Seville Shamus Culhane 6 1 674 :imdb:
101 The Very Thought of You Delmer Daves 6 1 476 :imdb:
101 Twilight Félicie Nanteuil Marc Allégret 6 1 78 :imdb:
101 Screwball Squirrel Tex Avery 6 1 847 :imdb:
101 Appassionata Olof Molander 6 1 37 :imdb:
107 Crash Goes the Hash Jules White 5 1 403 :imdb:
107 None But the Lonely Heart Clifford Odets 5 1 2218 :imdb:
107 The Fighting Rats of Tobruk The Rats of Tobruk Charles Chauvel 5 1 191 :imdb:
107 The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress William Wyler 5 1 1432 :imdb:
107 Cecile Is Dead Cécile est morte! Maurice Tourneur 5 1 133 :imdb:
107 The Princess and the Pirate Sidney Lanfield, David Butler 5 1 1908 :imdb:
107 Nora Harald Braun 5 1 12 :imdb:
107 Crime by Night William Clemens 5 2 422 :imdb:
107 And the Angels Sing George Marshall 5 1 155 :imdb:
116 The True Story of Lilli Marlene Humphrey Jennings 4 1 48 :imdb:
117 Destiny Reginald Le Borg, Julien Duvivier 3 1 129 :imdb:
117 Russian Rhapsody Robert Clampett 3 1 519 :imdb:
117 Bon Voyage Alfred Hitchcock 3 1 1644 :imdb:
120 Wilson Henry King 2 1 1420 :imdb:
120 Buffalo Bill William A. Wellman 2 1 1331 :imdb:
120 Passage to Marseille Michael Curtiz 2 1 3945 :imdb:
120 Summer Storm Douglas Sirk 2 1 427 :imdb:
120 Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears Chuck Jones 2 1 1295 :imdb:
120 The Mountain Woman La donna della montagna Renato Castellani 2 1 35 :imdb:
120 Address Unknown William Cameron Menzies 2 1 860 :imdb:
127 C'est l'aviron Norman McLaren 1 1 442 :imdb:
127 Tawny Pipit Charles Saunders, Bernard Miles 1 1 192 :imdb:
127 The Canterville Ghost Norman Z. McLeod, Jules Dassin 1 1 2521 :imdb:
127 Sailor's Holiday William Berke 1 1 8 :imdb:
127 Witch's Cradle Maya Deren 1 1 629 :imdb:
127 Dangerous Passage William Berke 1 1 233 :imdb:
127 The Bodyguard William Hanna, Joseph Barbera 1 1 1029 :imdb:
127 Voodoo Man William Beaudine 1 1 803 :imdb:
127 Dead Man's Eyes Reginald Le Borg 1 1 584 :imdb:
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9 of the 10 films I voted for are in the top 20. All 10 in the top 23.
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Nice, thanks Max! Glad Ministry of Fear did well given that I never hear people talk about it and it's one of my favorite Langs, and surprised Opfergang didn't place higher given all the love it got early in the poll.
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:cheers: for hosting

COBRA WOMAN was robbed, it goes without saying...

Nice to see a late surge of support for THE UNINVITED, a top drawer romantic fantasy that introduced the melody to Stella By Starlight

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Thanks for tallying the results.

Nice surprise to see Zhila-byla devochka embraced so quickly.

1944 is obviously one of the weaker years of all-time quality/quantity wife - due to WW2 - and especially in terms of "world cinema" so nice to see just how many great films there are. Like/love everything in the top 10+, and nice to see how many non-english language films snuck in after the top 20, even though Boerensymfonie, Die Feuerzangenbowle and Le ciel est à vous are the only ones I rated 8 or higher (Boerensymfonie is a favourite hope to see it slowly built up more support).

Seen 41/55.

The top 2 unseen are unsurprisingly shorts At Land and Jammin' the Blues.

I'll prioritize watching the two non-english language films I'm yet to see:

Die Frau meiner Träume
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Speaking of shorts, there is also the Swedish nature documentary Trut! by Sucksdorff. It has been interpreted as an Anti-Nazi allegory. Germany had a pretty amazing year, politics aside, tough: Der Engel mit dem Saitenspiel, Der verzauberte Tag, Große Freiheit Nr. 7.

I think Double Indemnity is a worthy winner. It is highly entertaining and well made.

Zhila-byla devochka certainly is an immersive and touching drama, depicting the hardships and solidarity during the siege of Leningrad from a child's perspective.

Boerensymfonie would be my #1 feature for this year at the moment. Excellent ethnography and pastoral imagery non-stop is what awaits the viewer.

Looking forward to seeing more films from 1944. The next new watch I have lined-up is V shest chasov vechera posle voyny.
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Which year is next?
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blocho wrote: December 26th, 2020, 11:23 pm Which year is next?
1980 is next, then 1929, then 1998.
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V shest chasov vechera posle voyny was pretty decent if you exclude the musical numbers. Unfortunately it was a musical, so ... But at least it had some intense cinematography of battle fields that looked dope.
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gromit82 wrote: December 26th, 2020, 11:59 pm
blocho wrote: December 26th, 2020, 11:23 pm Which year is next?
1980 is next, then 1929, then 1998.
What's the plan for the year-end poll for 2020? Are you just pushing it back or skipping it altogether because of covid?
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insomnius wrote: December 27th, 2020, 1:20 pm
gromit82 wrote: December 26th, 2020, 11:59 pm
blocho wrote: December 26th, 2020, 11:23 pm Which year is next?
1980 is next, then 1929, then 1998.
What's the plan for the year-end poll for 2020? Are you just pushing it back or skipping it altogether because of covid?
I will provide more information regarding the year-end poll for 2020 when I run the 1980 poll which most likely begin this weekend.
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Rufus-T wrote: December 28th, 2020, 10:36 pm
insomnius wrote: December 27th, 2020, 1:20 pm
gromit82 wrote: December 26th, 2020, 11:59 pm

1980 is next, then 1929, then 1998.
What's the plan for the year-end poll for 2020? Are you just pushing it back or skipping it altogether because of covid?
I will provide more information regarding the year-end poll for 2020 when I run the 1980 poll which most likely begin this weekend.
OK, thanks.
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