Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
An engrossing look at the triumphs and travails of war veterans, The Best Years of Our Lives is concerned specifically with the aftermath of World War II, but its messages speak to the overall American experience.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
- Featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list.
- Winner of Oscar’s Best Picture of the Year Academy Award.
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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