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Best John Wayne Movies

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List of the best John Wayne movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. John Wayne has become known as the epitome of a cowboy, but many of his first roles were as a football player in films like Brown of Harvard and The Drop Kick. John Wayne's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. This actor is very well known in Hollywood, and is no stranger to gracing the big screen as the lead role. The order of these top John Wayne movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Wayne movies will be at the top of the list. John Wayne has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Wayne movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Wayne films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best John Wayne role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest John Wayne performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include True Grit and The Quiet Man.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Wayne movies?" and "What are the greatest John Wayne roles of all time?" If you are a fan of John Wayne's Old West films, you might also enjoy our list of best Clint Eastwood movies and best Gene Hackman movies.

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  1. 1
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    John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

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    John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

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    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Victor McLaglen

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    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers

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    John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard

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    John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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    John Wayne, Dennis Hopper, Dean Martin

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Bobby Vinton

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    John Wayne, Shirley Temple, Henry Fonda

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    John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Richard Farnsworth

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    John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Chill Wills

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    John Wayne, James Arness, Ward Bond

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    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Ben Johnson

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    John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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    John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Fabian

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Henry Fonda

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    John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Lane Smith

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam

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    John Wayne, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas

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    John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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    John Wayne, George Kennedy, Scott Walker

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    John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Cesar Romero

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    John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey

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    John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Milburn Stone

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    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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    John Wayne, Anna Lee, Gordon Jones

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    John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Vera Miles

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    John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Frawley

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    John Wayne, Red Buttons, Elsa Martinelli

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    John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson

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    John Wayne, Ward Bond, Dorothy Ford

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

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    John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Paul Fix

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

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    John Wayne, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor

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    John Wayne, Ward Bond, Patricia Neal

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    John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Ricardo Montalbán

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    John Wayne, Robert Stack, Claire Trevor

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    John Wayne, Ward Bond, George "Gabby" Hayes

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  49. 49
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    John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Claire Trevor

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    John Wayne, Gig Young, Gail Russell

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