The Best Years of Our Lives Trailer & Clips


The Best Years of Our Lives full movie is released on May 29, 1947. Watch The Best Years of Our Lives online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $23,661,310. The Best Years of Our Lives is directed by William Wyler and created by Robert E. Sherwood with Myrna Loy and Fredric March. The Best Years of Our Lives is available online on Amazon Prime Video and Kanopy.

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage. Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancée's feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon his arrival, and each crisis is a microcosm of the experiences of many American warriors who found an alien world awaiting them when they came marching home.

As know as:

Die schönsten Jahre unseres Lebens, Ajmal sanavat al'omr, 黄金时代, Home Again, Nejlepší léta našeho života

Release Date:

Nov 21, 1946

Release Date (Streaming):

Jul 18, 2000


United States



Stream Service:

RKO Radio Pictures

Production Companies:

The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Gross worldwide:



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Pauline Kael
New Yorker
It's too schematic and it drags on after you get the points. However, episodes and details stand out and help to compensate for the soggy plot strands, and there's something absorbing about the banality of its large-scale good intentions.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 28, 2022
Marjory Adams
Boston Globe
The Best Years Of Our Lives is an eloquent tribute to returned veterans [and] a magnificent, brilliant contribution to motion pictures as an art.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 14, 2021
Mae Tinee
Chicago Tribune
Every member of the cast Is so much like some one you know, every one so natural and likable, as real and pathetic as any human being close to your heart, but Fredric March, Dana Andrews, and Harold Russell give faultless performances.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 14, 2021

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