1946 Drama Movies

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life

  • 94%
  • NR
  • 130 min
  • Drama

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he never existed.

The Locket (1946)

The Locket

    • 85 min
    • Drama

    A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.

    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    • 97%
    • PG
    • 172 min
    • Drama

    The Best Years of Our Lives is a classic film from director Williams Wyler about three war veterans. The film earned seven Oscars in 1946.

    Notorious (1946)


    • 94%
    • NR
    • 101 min
    • Drama

    Post-WWII story of a beautiful playgirl sent by the US government to marry a suspected spy living in Brazil. Grant is the agent assigned to watch her. Duplicity and guilt are important factors in this brooding, romantic spy thriller. Suspenseful throughout, with a surprise ending.

    The Stranger (1946)

    The Stranger

    • 96%
    • 95 min
    • Crime

    Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.

    Gilda (1946)


    • 96%
    • 110 min
    • Drama

    Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate.

    Wanted for Murder (1946)

    Wanted for Murder

      • Unrated
      • 96 min
      • Crime

      The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a woman but can he suppress his urge to kill her ? Written by Steve Crook <[email protected]>

      The Killers (1946)

      The Killers

      • 100%
      • 103 min
      • Crime

      Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

      A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

      A Matter of Life and Death

        • PG
        • 104 min
        • Drama

        When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and despatch an angel to collect him.

        The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

        The Postman Always Rings Twice

        • 95%
        • NONE
        • 113 min
        • Crime

        A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband... but even once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions.

        La belle et la bête (1946)

        La belle et la bête

          • 96 min
          • Drama

          Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father's merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a handsome scoundrel who wants to marry...

          A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946)

          A Close Call for Boston Blackie

            • Unrated
            • 60 min
            • Crime

            Lew Landers (The Raven) directs this tenth entry in Columbia's popular series. This time out Blackie (Chester Morris) runs into a woman he formally loved who know is married with a kid. When her husband gets out of prison he's killed in Blackie's apartment and of course the police thing Blackie pulled the trigger so he must set out to prove his innocence as well as capture the real killers.

            A Stolen Life (1946)

            A Stolen Life

              • Unrated
              • 109 min
              • Drama

              Kate Bosworth and her twin sister Patricia fall in love with Nantucket lighthouse inspector Bill Emerson. Patricia and Bill are married. To forget, Kate returns to painting. Bill goes to Chile; Kate and Patricia go sailing; Patricia is washed overboard and drowned. Kate's boat capsizes and, when she recovers consciousness ashore, she (believed to be Patricia) is told that Bill is returning from Chile. Written by Ed Stephan <[email protected]>

              Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

              Anna and the King of Siam

              • 88%
              • 128 min
              • Biography

              In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

              Badman's Territory (1946)

              Badman's Territory

                • Unrated
                • 97 min
                • Action

                After some gun play with a posse, the James Gang head for Quinto in a section of land which is not a part of America. Anyone there is beyond the law so the town is populated with outlaws. Next to arrive is Sheriff Rowley, following his brother whom the Gang have brought in injured. Rowley has no authority and gets on well enough with the James boys but is soon involved in other local goings-on, including a move to vote for annexation with Oklahoma which would allow the law well and truly in. ...

                Bedlam (1946)


                  • 79 min
                  • Drama

                  Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Nell attempts to bring support to reforming Bedlam, but the cruel Master Sims who runs it has her committed there instead.

                  Black Beauty (1946)

                  Black Beauty

                    • Unrated
                    • 74 min
                    • Drama

                    Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining the horse, she may learn to discipline herself. Passing through Birtwick Farms, Bill Dixon (Richard Denning, a young American, arouses Anne's interest when he expresses his hope of finding a "Very beautiful young colt" when he returns to England in two years. When he returns, however, his...

                    Bowery Bombshell (1946)

                    Bowery Bombshell

                      • 65 min
                      • Comedy

                      Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a fabulous amount, so they can get enough money to save Louie's (Bernard Gorcey) Malt Shop. Sidewalk photographer Cathy Smith (Teala Loring) snaps a pictures of three bank robbers as they are fleeing a robbery but when the Bowery Boys and Cathy realize that Sach is also in the photograph, they break into the photo lab...

                      Boys' Ranch (1946)

                      Boys' Ranch

                        • 97 min
                        • Drama

                        A juvenile delinquent is sent to a rehabilitation ranch, but he immediately proves to be a troublemaker.

                        Courage of Lassie (1946)

                        Courage of Lassie

                          • G
                          • 92 min
                          • Drama

                          Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in the trenches until battle fatigue takes its toll and he turns vicious. And even though he finds his way back home, he may be condemned as a killer. Written by Kathy Li