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The 1940s are, I believe, the decade where I've seen the least amount of films. Or at least the amount I remember. Bad me. Top ten lists will eventually follow. 

Fantasia (multiple)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
The Letter (William Wyler)
Pinnocchio (multiple)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)

Have Also Seen: Kitty Foyle, Waterloo Bridge, 
Queue: My Favorite Wife, The Philadelphia Story, Strange Cargo, The Great Dictator, The Grapes of Wrath, All This and Heaven Too, Gaslight

Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
Dumbo ()
How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
The Little Foxes (William Wyler)
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock) 

Have Also Seen: The Maltese Falcon, The Wolf Man, That Hamilton Woman
Queue: Blood and Sand, Here Comes Mr Jordan, Sergeant York, Sullivan's Travels, Meet John Doe, Penny Serenade

Bambi (James Algar & Samuel Armstrong)
Black Swan (Henry King)
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
For Me and My Gal (Busby Berkeley)
The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
Mrs Miniver (William Wyler)
Now Voyager (Irving Rapper)
To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch)

Have Also Seen: Random Harvest, 
Queued:  The Palm Beach Story, I Married a Witch, You Were Never Lovelier, The Talk of the Town, In This Our Life, Once Upon a Honeymoon, Saboteur, Jungle Book, The Glass Key, 

Casablanca (Richard Curtiz)
Presenting Lily Mars (Norman Taurog)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock) 

Have Also Seen: The Song of Bernadette, Lassie Come Home, Titanic, The More the Merrier, Cabin in the Sky, Girl Crazy, Tarzan Triumphs, Stormy Weather, 
Queued: The Outlaw, The Constant Nymph, The Oxbow Incident, Heaven Can Wait, Jane Eyre, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Watch on the Rhine, So Proudly We Hail!, DuBarry Was a Lady, Above Suspicion, Flesh and Fantasy

alphabetical favorites
Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
Meet Me In St Louis
(Vincent Minnelli)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Preston Sturges)  

Have Also Seen: To Have and Have Not, Lifeboat, National Velvet, Going My Way, Cover Girl, The Three Caballeros, Since You Went Away, The Woman in the Window, 
Queued: Laura, Murder My Sweet, Gaslight, Mr Skeffington, Phantom Lady, The White Cliffs of Dover, I'll Be Seeing You, Mrs Parkington, Wilson, Dragon Seed, 

alphabetical favorites 
Anchors Aweigh (George Sidney)
Mildred Pierce (Richard Curtiz)
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock)

Have Also Seen: And then There Were None, Brief Encounter, The Lost Weekend, The Spiral Staircase, The Clock, Ziegfeld Follies, Blithe Spirit, The Thin Man Goes Home, Tonight and Every Night, Tarzan and the Amazons, 
Queued: Conflict, Johnny Angel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Detour,  Children of Paradise, Leave Her to Heaven, Scarlet Street, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Corn is Green, Christmas in Connecticut, Saratoga Trunk, Caesar and Cleopatra, 

alphabetical favorites
Beauty & The Beast (Jean Cocteau)
The Best Year of Our Lives (William Wyler)
Gilda (Charles Vidor)
It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)

Have Also Seen: The Song of the South, The Yearling, Till the Clouds Roll By, Tomorrow is Forever, The Harvey Girls, To Each His Own, A Stolen Life, Courage of Lassie
Queued: Night and Day, Deadline at Dawn, The Big Sleep,  The Killers, I See A Dark Stranger, The Stranger, Great Expectations, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Duel in the Sun, The Dark Corner, The Blue Dahlia, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Humoresque, 

alphabetical favorites
Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles)
Lured (Doulgas Sirk)
Miracle on 34th Street (George Seaton) 
Possessed (Curtis Bernhardt)  

Have Also Seen: Gentleman's Agreement, The Ghost and Mrs Muir, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Fun & Fancy Free, Song of the Thin Man, Mourning Becomes Elektra, 
Queued: Nightmare Alley, Nora Prentiss, Born to Kill, Out of the Past,  Boomerang, Odd Man Out, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, Angel and the Badman, Crossfire, The Paradine Case, The Bishop's Wife, Kiss of Deady, The Egg and I, Body and Soul, Life With Father, Sinbad  the Sailor, The Woman on the Beach, A Double Life, Desire Me, The Lost Moment, Smash-Up The Story of a Woman, 



Easter Parade (Charles Walters)
Hamlet (Laurence Olivier)
Key Largo (John Huston)
Red River
(Howard Hawks)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Search (Fred Zinneman) 

Have Also Seen: Mr Blanding Builds His Dream House, Anna Karenina, Oliver Twist, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, I Remember Mama, The Pirate, Johnny Belinda, Words and Music, The Snake Pit, Sitting Pretty, Unfaithfully Yours
Queued: Macbeth,  Sorry Wrong Number, Letter From an Unknown Woman, Joan of Arc, So Dear to My Heart, The Big Clock, Raw Deal, They Live By Night, Miranda, Mr Peabody and the Mermaid, Adventures of Don Juan, I Walk Alone, Sleep My Love, A Foreign Affair, Portrait of Jennie, When My Baby Smiles at Me, 

All the King's Men (Robert Rossen)
The Bicycle Thief (Vittoria deSica)
The Heiress (William Wyler)
In the Good Old Summertime (Robert Z Leonard)
On The Town (Stanley Donen)

Have Also Seen: The Inspector General, The Adventures of Icahbod & Mr Toad, Samson and Delilah, White Heat
Queued: Little Women,  She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Adam's Rib, A Letter to Three Wives, Criss Cross, The Secret Garden, Late Spring, I Was a Male War Bride, Under Capricorn, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Pinky,