The Best Movies Directed by John Ford Films

The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

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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 movies, 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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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valan... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    The Quiet Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

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    Fort Apache is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond

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    Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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    My Darling Clementine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

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    How Green Was My Valley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon

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    The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, John Carradine, John Qualen

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    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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    Wagon Master is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    James Arness, Ben Johnson, Ward Bond

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    Young Mr. Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek

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    Rio Grande is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

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    They Were Expendable is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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    Mister Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney

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    The Horse Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    Drums Along the Mohawk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine

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    3 Godfathers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Ward Bond, Harry Carey

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    How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    The Long Voyage Home is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

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    Sergeant Rutledge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Woody Strode, Jeffrey Hunter, Billie Burke

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    The Informer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Heather Angel, Victor McLaglen, Jack Mulhall

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    Donovan's Reef is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Cesar Romero

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    The Wings of Eagles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

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    The Battle of Midway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, Donald Crisp, Jane Darwell

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    7 Women is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Anne Bancroft, Woody Strode, Flora Robson

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    Cheyenne Autumn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

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    The Sun Shines Bright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Stepin Fetchit, John Russell, Ludwig Stössel

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    The Iron Horse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

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

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    The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río, Mel Ferrer

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    Two Rode Together is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    James Stewart, Shirley Jones, Richard Widmark

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    Mogambo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner

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    Torpedo Squadron is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Torpedo Squadron

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    The Last Hurrah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Spencer Tracy, Basil Rathbone, Jeffrey Hunter

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    The Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Dorothy Lamour, Mary Astor, John Carradine

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    Steamboat Round the Bend is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Will Rogers, Eugene Pallette, Anne Shirley

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    Tobacco Road is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford
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    Judge Priest is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Hattie McDaniel, Will Rogers, Anita Louise

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    The Lost Patrol is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Boris Karloff, Reginald Denny, Victor McLaglen

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    The Long Gray Line is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power, Peter Graves

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    How the West Was Won: Special ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    How the West Was Won: Special Edition: Bonus Material George Peppard, Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark

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    Mary of Scotland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine

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    December 7th is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Walter Huston, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

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    Wee Willie Winkie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Victor McLaglen

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    Rider of the Law is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Harry Carey

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    Doctor Bull is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Will Rogers

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    Rookie of the Year is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

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

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    The Black Watch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Wayne, Myrna Loy, Randolph Scott

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    Four Men and a Prayer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Loretta Young, Richard Greene

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    The Prisoner of Shark Island is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    Gloria Stuart, Francis McDonald, Warner Baxter

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    The Tornado is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford

    John Ford

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