The nice thing about watching old movies year by year is that, having now watched early 40′s war-related movies since, oh, April last year, (I was slower back then), I enter 1946 tired of all things war-related, just like the movie audiences of the time, (except for the trauma, missing limbs and lost friends etc.)
That said, I’ve been astounded by the quality of contemporary World War II movies. The British movies surprised me the most. Hollywood is consistently good at this point, but the British movies are the most creative and ambitious. Hollywood films war. Britain films a society at war, changing under the impact.
Here are my favorites from 1945:
Thugs and women of negotiable virtue
The yearly Hitchcock
War, huh, what it is good for
The jokes, they are funny
That puppet still freaks me out