Henry Fonda movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘On Golden Pond,’ ’12 Angry Men’

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Henry Fonda movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘On Golden Pond,’ ’12 Angry Men’
Henry Fonda would’ve celebrated his 114th birthday on May 16, 2019. The Oscar-winning thespian made a name for himself playing the affable, aw-shucks guy next door who at times becomes an unlikely hero, yet showed his range in a series of classic titles. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1905, Fonda first came to prominence as a Broadway star, moving to Hollywood in the mid-1930s. His first Oscar nomination as Best Actor came for John Ford‘s landmark “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), adapted from John Steinbeck‘s novel about poor farmers during the Dust Bowl. As Tom Joad, a reformed killer turned union organizer, Fonda cemented his screen persona as the ordinary man standing up for what’s right.

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