The Most Popular Movie from the Year You Were Born?

Films are a reflection of the society that produced them. They allow us to be transported to the era they were created, giving the viewer a lens to the past. The most famous films throughout the years highlight what was going on in that year.

Take a look at your birth year and learn about the film that rocked the year of your birth!

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1940: Rebecca

This film was directed by the famous Alfred Hitchcock. Originally, Rebecca was a novel–Hitchcock’s treatment and adaptation turned it into a hit movie, winning two Academy Awards.

Rebecca is a psychological thriller detailing the life of a woman living in the shadow of her husband’s late wife, Rebecca. The film is entirely black and white and remains a classic Hitchcock film.

1940: Rebecca