The Best Ben Johnson Movies

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List of the best Ben Johnson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ben Johnson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ben Johnson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ben Johnson movies will be at the top of the list. Ben Johnson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ben Johnson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ben Johnson films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

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  • Bite the Bullet
    Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Richard Brooks
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • The Train Robbers
    John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Burt Kennedy
  • Will Penny
    Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Tom Gries
  • The Shadow Riders
    Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • Junior Bonner
    Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • The Wild Bunch
    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • The Undefeated
    John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Tony Aguilar
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • Shane
    Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: George Stevens
  • Mighty Joe Young
    Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • The Last Picture Show
    Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Wagon Master
    Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Ward Bond
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • Chisum
    John Wayne, Geoffrey Deuel, Forrest Tucker
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • Breakheart Pass
    Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Tom Gries
  • The Rare Breed
    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
    Scott Glenn, Kate Capshaw, Ben Johnson
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Dillinger
    Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: John Milius
  • Major Dundee
    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • The Getaway
    Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • The Sugarland Express
    Goldie Hawn, William Atherton, Ben Johnson
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • One-Eyed Jacks
    Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Marlon Brando
  • Angels in the Outfield
    Danny Glover, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tony Danza
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: William Dear
  • Bonanza: The Return
    Linda Gray, Dean Stockwell, Jack Elam
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Jerry Jameson
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
  • Runaway!
    Ben Johnson, Ben Murphy, Ed Nelson
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: David Lowell Rich