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1. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 219

2. Dieter & Andreas (1989)

Short, Comedy, Music

8.6
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Director: Christian Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Eva Zemlin

Votes: 68

3. Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)

Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Renoir, Jacques Rivette, André S. Labarthe

Votes: 47

4. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Colter Craven Story (1960)

53 min | Western

8.4
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Dr. Craven feels he can't perform surgery any longer. When he joins the wagon train and his services are desperately needed, he realizes he may be wrong after Major Adams gives him a history lesson.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 48

5. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 131 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Votes: 292,753 | Gross: $101.16M

6. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 39

7. Wide Wide World (1955–1958)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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Using 40 cameras and 12 mobile vans, this live Sunday afternoon programme broadcast events in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. The show alternated with other programs during its run... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Garroway, Lew Ayres, Robert Fryer, Alice Ghostley

Votes: 10

8. Big Time (1929)

87 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: Kenneth Hawks | Stars: Lee Tracy, Mae Clarke, Daphne Pollard, Stepin Fetchit

Votes: 11

9. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 66,897

10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Action, Drama, 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Votes: 55,822

11. The Searchers (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 64,796

12. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Simon Scott, Edith Evanson

Votes: 28

13. The Quiet Man (1952)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 28,105

14. 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 32,706

15. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)

59 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Hayden Sears

Votes: 148

16. 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 16,593

17. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Western

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

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 17,107

18. Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 13,206 | Gross: $21.20M

19. Directed by John Ford (1971)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A documentary on the life and films of director John Ford.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: John Ford, Peter Bogdanovich, Orson Welles, Ward Bond

Votes: 786

20. 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 13,095

21. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

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

Votes: 5,487

22. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

7.6
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 709

23. Cameo Kirby (1923)

70 min | Drama

7.6
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Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man's... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Gilbert, Gertrude Olmstead, Alan Hale, Eric Mayne

Votes: 279

24. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.5
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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

Votes: 1,738

25. The Informer (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame

Votes: 4,536

26. 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

Votes: 2,960

27. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Western

7.4
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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 12,449

28. 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.

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

Votes: 1,578

29. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 2,262

30. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Hosted by famous dancer/actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley

Votes: 77

31. 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan

Votes: 1,549

32. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 94

33. They Were Expendable (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

Votes: 6,073

34. The Long Gray Line (1955)

Approved | 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 »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,956

35. 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.

Directors: John Ford, Stuart Heisler | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 1,874

36. The Iron Horse (1924)

Passed | 150 min | History, Romance, Western

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 1,458

37. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.3
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

Votes: 300 | Gross: $0.70M

38. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Louisiana con man enters his steamboat into a winner-take-all race with a rival while trying to find a witness to free his nephew, about to be hung for murder.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 656

39. Pilgrimage (1933)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: John Ford | Stars: Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Norman Foster, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 415

40. John Wayne's 'The Alamo' (1992 Video)

68 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Stars: Frankie Avalon, Russell Birdwell, Richard Boone, John R. Carver

Votes: 31

41. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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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 »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 7,187

42. Rio Grande (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 10,848

43. 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 6,425

44. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,049 | Gross: $4.20M

45. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 3,183

46. Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend (1976)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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A tribute documentary on the most decorated U.S. Marine, General Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, John Ford, Lewis B. Puller

Votes: 75

47. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 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.

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

Votes: 14,872 | Gross: $12.15M

48. 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.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 7,122

49. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

7.1
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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 »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Votes: 2,969

50. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 4,287