Best Movies Directed by John Ford Films
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Best Movies Directed by John Ford

List of all movies directed by John Ford ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by John Ford are listed here and include movie posters and John Ford movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by John Ford as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest John Ford movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top John Ford film is can be factored into this list.

From John Ford's studio films to John Ford's independent films, this John Ford filmography keeps tabs on all John Ford movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

The list you're viewing has a variety of items, like The Searchers and Stagecoach, in it.

If you’re wondering “what movies did John Ford direct?” or “who is John Ford?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by John Ford?” and “what's a good selection of good John Ford movies?”

If you're wanting to get into John Ford films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent John Ford works.

All John Ford director credits are included. This list of every movie that John Ford has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the John Ford movie is and which actors starred in the John Ford film.

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James Stewart and Steven Spielberg both worked on a John Ford directed movie, as have many other great actors. We have lists of the best movies directed by John Huston and Frank Capra too, which you might like if you're a fan of John Ford.


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    John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Chill Wills

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    Henry Fonda, John Carradine, John Qualen

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    John Wayne, Shirley Temple, Henry Fonda

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    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Victor McLaglen

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    Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon

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    John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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    James Arness, Ward Bond, Ben Johnson

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    Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek

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    John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney

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    Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

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    Woody Strode, Jeffrey Hunter, Billie Burke

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    John Wayne, Ward Bond, Dorothy Ford

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    Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Jack Mulhall

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    John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Cesar Romero

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

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    John Wayne, Ward Bond, Barry Fitzgerald

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    James Stewart, Shirley Jones, Richard Widmark

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    Henry Fonda, Donald Crisp, Jane Darwell

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    Anne Bancroft, Woody Strode, Flora Robson

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    Stepin Fetchit, Ludwig Stössel, Russell Simpson

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    George O'Brien, J. Farrell MacDonald, Madge Bellamy

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    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

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    Spencer Tracy, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp

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    Katharine Hepburn, John Carradine, Fredric March

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    Will Rogers, Eugene Pallette, Anne Shirley

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    Torpedo Squadron

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    Walter Huston, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

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    Boris Karloff, Reginald Denny, Victor McLaglen

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    Harry Carey

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    John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Victor McLaglen

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    Rookie of the Year John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

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    Loretta Young, Richard Greene

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    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Victor McLaglen

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    Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner

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    Harry Carey

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    Gloria Stuart, Francis McDonald, Warner Baxter

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    Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Dolores del Río

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    Pilgrimage Heather Angel, Henrietta Crosman

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    Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend

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    Will Rogers, Anita Louise, Rochelle Hudson

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    Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power, Peter Graves

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