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Epic films
List of epic films
Pre 1930
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
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A list of epic films released during the 1940s.

1940194119421943194419451946194719481949

Title Director Cast Country Notes
1940
The Thief of BaghdadMichael PowellConrad Veidt, Sabu, John Justin22x20pxFantasy
Abe Lincoln in IllinoisJohn CromwellRaymond Massey, Gene Lockheart, Routh GordonUnited StatesBiographical
One Million B.C. Hal Roach Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr United States Fantasy
1941
Sergeant YorkHoward HawksGary Cooper, Walter BrennanUnited StatesWar
Salavat YulaevYakov ProtazanovNikolai Kryuchkov22x20pxHistorical
1942
The Black SwanHenry KingTyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird CregarUnited StatesAdventure
La Guerra GauchaLucas DemareEnrique Muiño, Francisco Petrone, Ángel Magaña22x20pxWar
1943
Ukraine in FlamesAlexander Dovzhenko22x20pxDocumentary/War
The North StarAlexander KordaCharles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Elsa LanchesterUnited StatesWar
Mission to MoscowMichael CurtizWalter Huston, Ann HardingUnited StatesDocumentary/War
1944
Ivan the TerribleSergei EisensteinNikolai Cherkasov, MIkhail Kuznetsov, Mikhail Zharov22x20pxHistorical drama
Henry VLaurence OlivierLaurence Olivier Renée Asherson Robert Newton Leslie Banks 22x20pxHistorical drama
The Story of Dr WassellCecil B. DeMilleGary Cooper United StatesWar
Song of Russia Gergory Ratoff Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, Robert Benchely United States War
1945
KolbergVeit Harlan, Wolfgang LiebeneinerKristina Soederbaum, Heinrich George, Paul Wegener, Gustav DiesslTemplate:Country data Nazi GermanyHistorical/War
1946
The Stone FlowerAlexander PtushkoVladimir Dhruzhnikov, Tarama Makarova, Nikolai Orlov22x20pxFantasy
Admiral NakhimovAleksei Dikiy Ruben Simonov, Yevgeny Samoylov22x20pxHistorical/War
1947
The Good EarthSidney FranklinPaul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter ConnollyUnited States
Sinbad the SailorRichard WallaceDouglas Fairbanks,Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter SlezakUnited StatesFantasy
Unconquered Cecil B. DeMilleGary Cooper, Paullete Goddard United States Adventure
1948
HamletLaurence OlivierLaurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Basil Sydney22x20pxHistorical drama
Anna KareninaJulien DuvivierVivien Leigh,Ralph Richardson,Kieron Moore22x20px Literary Drama
1949
Samson and DelilahCecil B. DemilleHedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela LansburyUnited StatesBiblical
Encounter at the ElbeGrigori AleksandrovBoris Andreyev, Lyubov Orlova, Faina Ranevskaya22x20pxWar
Alexander PopovGerbert RappaportNikolai Cherkasov, Alexander Borisov, Osip Abdulov22x20pxBio-pic
BattlegroundWilliam WellmanVan Johnson, John Hodiak, George MurphyUnited StatesWar
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