Most Popular Titles With John Ford
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1. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 131 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Votes: 276,185 | Gross: $101.16M
2. How the West Was Won (1962)
Approved | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
Votes: 14,183 | Gross: $12.15M
4. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
5. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama, History, Western
When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse ... See full summary »
6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Approved | 123 min | Drama, Western
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
7. Stagecoach (1939)
Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Western
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.
8. Rio Grande (1950)
Approved | 105 min | Romance, Western
Rio Grande takes place after the Civil War when the Union turned their attention towards the Apaches. Union officer Kirby Yorke is in charge of an outpost on the Rio Grande in which he is ... See full summary »
9. The Quiet Man (1952)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.
10. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
11. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, War
The American Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.
Votes: 16,887 | Gross: $3.00M
12. The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Approved | 115 min | Adventure, War, Western
A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the ... See full summary »
13. Donovan's Reef (1963)
Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy.
14. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Unrated | 103 min | Western
Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.
15. Fort Apache (1948)
Approved | 125 min | Western
At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.
16. My Darling Clementine (1946)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Western
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.
17. Mister Roberts (1955)
Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.
Votes: 12,820 | Gross: $21.20M
18. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
19. Hondo (1953)
PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War
Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector.
20. 3 Godfathers (1948)
Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western
When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.
21. Mogambo (1953)
Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.
22. They Were Expendable (1945)
Approved | 135 min | Drama, War
A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II.
23. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War
Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie. The men smuggle drink and women aboard, fight with each other, spy on ... See full summary »
24. Pinky (1949)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.
Votes: 1,926 | Gross: $4.20M
25. 7 Women (1966)
87 min | Drama
Legendary director John Ford's final film involving seven dedicated missionary women in China circa 1935 trying to protect themselves from the advances of a Mongolian barbaric warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.
26. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
27. Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.
28. Two Rode Together (1961)
Approved | 109 min | Western
The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue. A cynical and corrupt marshal, Guthrie McCabe, is persuaded by an army... See full summary »
29. The Long Gray Line (1955)
Approved | 138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and spends his 50 year career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This ... See full summary »
30. Wagon Master (1950)
Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Western
Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.
31. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.
33. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.
34. What Price Glory (1952)
Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France.
36. The Hurricane (1937)
Passed | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
38. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Approved | 111 min | Western, Crime
Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.
39. The Fugitive (1947)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History
Anti--Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.
40. Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A typical day for Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon consists in working on several cases at the same time.
41. The Last Hurrah (1958)
Approved | 121 min | Drama
Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as Mayor of of a US town for the last time.
42. The Lost Patrol (1934)
Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War
A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during world war I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.
43. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
44. The Iron Horse (1924)
Passed | 150 min | History, Romance, Western
After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway.
45. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
Passed | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance
Marco Polo travels from Venice to Peking, where he quickly discovers spaghetti and gunpowder and falls in love with the Emperor's daughter. The Emperor Kublai Khan is a kindly fellow, but ... See full summary »
46. Up the River (1930)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.
47. Young Cassidy (1965)
110 min | Biography, Drama
Biographical drama based on the early life of playwright Sean O'Casey, depicting his rise from the 1910 Dublin slums to the celebrated openings of his early plays. Johnny Cassidy, an ... See full summary »
48. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William ... See full summary »
49. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Family
Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India. Upon arrival, they ... See full summary »
50. 3 Bad Men (1926)
Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western
Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.