1940s

1940

Arizona (Wesley Ruggles)
Fantasia
(Norm Ferguson, et al.)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
Knute Rockne All American (Lloyd Bacon)
Northwest Passage (King Vidor)
Pinocchio (Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Return of Frank James (Fritz Lang)
Santa Fe Trail (Michael Curtiz)
Trail of the Vigilantes (Allan Dwan)
Virginia City (Michael Curtiz)
The Westerner (William Wyler)

1941

Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen)
The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges)
They Died with Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh)
Western Union (Fritz Lang)
The Wolf Man (George Waggner)

1942

Bambi (David Hand & Samuel Armstrong)
It Happened in Flatbush (Ray McCarey)
The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood)
The Spoilers (Ray Enright)

1943

A Lady Takes a Chance (William A. Seiter)
The Outlaw
(Howard Hughes)
The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman)

1944

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
Tall in the Saddle (Edwin L. Marin)
To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks)
The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang)

1945

Along Came Jones (Stuart Heisler)
Detour
(Edgar G. Ulmer)
Don’t Fence Me In (John English)
Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)

1946

The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur)
Duel in the Sun (King Vidor)
Make Mine Music (Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, et al.)
A Matter of Life & Death (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
The Stranger (Orson Welles)
The Virginian (Stuart Gilmore)

1947

Angel and the Badman (James Edward Grant)
Crossfire
(Edward Dmytryk)
Fun and Fancy Free (Hamilton Luske, et al.)
Gentlemen’s Agreement (Elia Kazan)
The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles)
Pursued (Raoul Walsh)

1948

Melody Time (Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson & Jack Kinney)
The Naked City (Jules Dassin)
Oliver Twist (David Lean)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)

1949

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney & James Algar)
The Heiress (William Wyler)
It Happens Every Spring (Lloyd Bacon)
The Stratton Story (Sam Wood)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Busby Berkeley)