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1. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, History, Western

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Mari Sandoz, James R. Webb | Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo

2. Stagecoach (1939)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Western

7.9
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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.

Writers: Ernest Haycox, Dudley Nichols | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

3. The Searchers (1956)

TV-G | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

4. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Western

8.1
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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.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

6. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

Writers: Thomas Dixon Jr., D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

7. The Quiet Man (1952)

Approved | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

8. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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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.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

9. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Louis L'Amour | Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

10. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Western

7.8
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A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.

Writers: Samuel G. Engel, Winston Miller, Sam Hellman, Stuart N. Lake | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

11. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

12. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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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.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

13. Rio Grande (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Romance, Western

7.3
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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 »

Writers: James Kevin McGuinness, James Warner Bellah | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr.

14. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, ... See full summary »

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

15. Donovan's Reef (1963)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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'Guns' Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and 'Boats' Gilhooley, until Dedham's high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, James Edward Grant, Edmund Beloin | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden

16. Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.9
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, Thomas Heggen | Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

17. Fort Apache (1948)

Approved | 125 min | Western

7.6
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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.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, James Warner Bellah | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

18. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 115 min | Adventure, War, Western

7.2
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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply centre. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin, Harold Sinclair | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

19. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Wilson Collison | Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

20. They Were Expendable (1945)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II.

Writers: William L. White, Frank Wead | Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

21. The Long Gray Line (1955)

138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Edward Hope, Marty Maher, Nardi Reeder Campion | Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

22. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper | Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

23. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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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.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, Walter D. Edmonds | Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

24. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Frank S. Nugent, Peter B. Kyne | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

25. The Informer (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1920, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Liam O'Flaherty | Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame

26. The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead.

Writers: Frank Fenton, William Wister Haines, Frank Wead | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond

27. Two Rode Together (1961)

Approved | 109 min | Western

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Will Cook | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

28. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan

29. Tobacco Road (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Shiftless Jeeter Lester and his family of hillbilly stereotypes live in a rural backwater where their ancestors were once wealthy planters. Their slapstick existence is threatened by a ... See full summary »

Writers: Erskine Caldwell, Jack Kirkland, Nunnally Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Gene Tierney, Marjorie Rambeau, William Tracy

30. Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

TV-PG | 85 min | Adventure, Mystery

6.2
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The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name.

Writers: Richard Sherman, Sonya Levien, Walter Ferris, David Garth | Director: John Ford | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven

31. The Hurricane (1937)

Passed | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall | Directors: John Ford, Stuart Heisler | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith

32. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Julien Josephson, Rudyard Kipling | Director: John Ford | Stars: Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith, June Lang

33. The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Anti--Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Graham Greene | Directors: John Ford, Emilio Fernández | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish

34. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Writers: Cid Ricketts Sumner, Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

35. 7 Women (1966)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

Writers: Janet Green, John McCormick, Norah Lofts | Director: John Ford | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Sue Lyon, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson

36. The Lost Patrol (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War

7.0
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A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during world war I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Garrett Fort, Philip MacDonald | Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny

37. Mary of Scotland (1936)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Maxwell Anderson | Directors: John Ford, Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton

38. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Irvin S. Cobb | Director: John Ford | Stars: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit

39. The Iron Horse (1924)

Passed | 150 min | Western

7.3
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Springfield, Illinois. Brandon, a surveyor, dreams of building a railway to the west, but Marsh, a contractor, is sceptical. Abraham Lincoln looks on as their children, Davy Brandon and ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Kenyon, John Russell, Charles Darnton | Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

40. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Writer: Nunnally Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

41. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

7.5
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as Mayor of of a US town for the last time.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Edwin O'Connor | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

42. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Robert Riskin, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan

43. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Maxwell Anderson, Laurence Stallings | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest

44. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

TV-G | 105 min | Drama, War

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Eugene O'Neill, Dudley Nichols | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

45. Up the River (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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.

Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart

46. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Approved | 111 min | Western, Crime

7.5
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Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

47. The Battle of Midway (1942)

TV-G | 18 min | Short, Documentary, War

6.6
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The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

Writers: John Ford, Dudley Nichols, James Kevin McGuinness | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Logan Ramsey, James Roosevelt

48. Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his 'typical day" consists in ... See full summary »

Writers: T.E.B. Clarke, John Creasey | Director: John Ford | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Anna Lee, Anna Massey, Andrew Ray

49. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)

Passed | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

5.7
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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 »

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, N.A. Pogson | Directors: Archie Mayo, John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, George Barbier

50. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Western

7.2
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Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Patrick Ford | Director: John Ford | Stars: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond