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The 10 Best Films of the 1940s

9. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

This sweet remembrance of turn-of-the-century American life hit as Americans were holding their breaths about the outcome of the wars in Europe and the Pacific. Though the film’s Halloween sequence is a bit baggy, the start and the last act are suffused with golden familial tenderness and an endearing longing for a simpler time that maybe was never quite as simple as it seems. Who can forget Grandpa rescuing Esther by being her date to the Christmas Eve dance? Or Esther singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to Tootie, one of the most touching musical numbers ever put on film? Audiences who hoped but couldn’t know that the war would end in less than a year would surely have wept at the line, “Next year all our troubles will be out of sight.”