The Best 21 films of John Huston.

Legendary director, John Huston, created many timeless
classics over his incredible career. His films were consistently timely, gritty, realistic and excellent. Here are 21 of the best of the great John Huston.
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1.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
2.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
3.
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
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A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love. (130 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
4.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
5.
Key Largo (1948)
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
6.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
7.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
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A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war. (108 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
8.
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
9.
Fat City (1972)
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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum. (96 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
10.
Moby Dick (1956)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
11.
The Misfits (1961)
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A divorcee falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
12.
The Unforgiven (1960)
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The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
13.
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
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A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list. (98 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
14.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit. (120 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
15.
Under the Volcano (1984)
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The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
16.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
17.
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
18.
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac. (174 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
19.
Across the Pacific (1942)
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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
20.
The Roots of Heaven (1958)
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In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction... (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
21.
Beat the Devil (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen... (89 mins.)
Director: John Huston