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1. 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

2. Gunslinger (1961– )

60 min | Western

8.2
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Cord, a gunfighter, works undercover for the local army garrison commander, trying to help keep peace in the territory.

Stars: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

3. 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

4. Caught (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Romance, Western

8.1
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Calamity Jane is a tough and rowdy woman in the old West who owns a saloon and gambling joint (and runs a cattle rustling operation as a sideline). One day she hires a pretty but naive ... See full summary »

Writers: Agnes Brand Leahy, Keene Thompson | Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Richard Arlen, Louise Dresser, Frances Dee, Tom Kennedy

5. The Searchers (1956)

TV-G | 119 min | Adventure, 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

6. Lucky Star (1929)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Writers: John Hunter Booth, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Sonya Levien, Tristram Tupper | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

7. Way Out West (1930)

71 min | Western, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner... See full summary »

Writers: Alfred Block, Joseph Farnham, Byron Morgan, Ralph Spence | Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Cliff Edwards

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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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

12. City Girl (1930)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Lem goes to Chicago to sell the wheat his family has grown on their farm in Minnesota. There he meets the waitress Kate. They fall in love and get married before going back to the farm. ... See full summary »

Writers: H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Elliott Lester, Marion Orth, Berthold Viertel | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence, Edith Yorke

13. Navy Blues (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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On shore leave, a young sailor meets and falls in love with a pretty young blonde. He goes home with her to meet her parents, but they don't approve of him at all. Their daughter takes ... See full summary »

Writers: Raymond L. Schrock, Dale Van Every, J.C. Nugent, Elliott Nugent, W.L. River | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: William Haines, Anita Page, Karl Dane, J.C. Nugent

14. 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

15. Sergeant York (1941)

Approved | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero.

Writers: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston, Alvin C. York, Tom Skeyhill | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

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

53 min | Western

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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.

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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Jailbirds of Paradise (1934)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

7.6
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Writer: Al Boasberg | Director: Al Boasberg | Stars: Dorothy Appleby, Heinie Conklin, Beth Dodge, Betty Dodge

20. The Westerner (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.5
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Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinergaroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

21. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Approved | 111 min | Western, Crime

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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

22. 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

23. 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

24. The Long Gray Line (1955)

138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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

25. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

7.4
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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

26. Min and Bill (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Writers: Lorna Moon, Frances Marion, Marion Jackson | Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau

27. 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

28. 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.

29. Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)

90 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

7.3
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A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa, from his early days in the Marine Corps Band through the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Writers: John Philip Sousa, Ernest Vajda, Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, Ruth Hussey

30. 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.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Lamar Trotti, Ben Lucien Burman | Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette

31. Pilgrimage (1933)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Barry Conners, Philip Klein, Dudley Nichols, I.A.R. Wylie | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Norman Foster, Lucille La Verne

32. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Writer: Earl Felton | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

33. 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

34. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby. They swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert, even at the risk of their own lives.

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

35. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

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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

36. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

38. Rose-Marie (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Musical, Romance, Adventure

7.2
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Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie (Sgt. Bruce) who is also searching for her brother. Romance... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Alice D.G. Miller, Otto A. Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allan Jones

39. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

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

40. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

TV-G | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, 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

41. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, Jesse Lasky Jr., Neil H. Swanson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

42. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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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 »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, James T. O'Donohoe, Laurence Stallings | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

43. The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934)

64 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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After an extended stay in England, Sophie Lang returns to America. She is beautiful, sophisticated--and a notorious jewel thief. A New York police detective who's been trying to nail her ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Irving Anderson, Anthony Veiller | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Gertrude Michael, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Byron, Alison Skipworth

44. The Mighty (1929)

75 min | Action, Drama

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Writers: Grover Jones, Robert N. Lee, Herman J. Mankiewicz, William Slavens McNutt, Nellie Revell | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: George Bancroft, Esther Ralston, Warner Oland, Raymond Hatton

45. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 164 min | Western

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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

46. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Richard Sherman | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

47. Come and Get It (1936)

Passed | 99 min | Drama

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An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Jane Murfin, Jules Furthman | Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson | Stars: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan

48. Emma (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father.

Writers: Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins, Zelda Sears | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt, Myrna Loy

49. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

Writers: Philip Klein, I.A.R. Wylie | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Ralph Bushman

50. 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