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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including The Shadow Riders and Grayeagle.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ben Johnson movies?" and "What are the greatest Ben Johnson roles of all time?"
  • 1
    The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine


    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    My Heroes Have Always Been Cow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

    Kate Capshaw, Scott Glenn


    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys is a 1991 Western drama film starring Scott Glenn and Kate... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    John Wayne, Ben Johnson


    Directed byJohn Ford

    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is a 1949 Technicolor Western film directed by John Ford and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 4
    The Sugarland Express is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    The Sugarland Express

    Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    The Sugarland Express is a 1974 American neo-noir drama film co-written and directed by Steven... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Chisum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies


    John Wayne, Ben Johnson


    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    Chisum is a 1970 Warner Bros. Technicolor Western film starring John Wayne. The large cast... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Bonanza: The Return is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Bonanza: The Return

    Linda Gray, Dean Stockwell


    Directed byJerry Jameson

    Bonanza: The Return is a 1993 TV-movie sequel to both the 1959-1973 television series Bonanza... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    Major Dundee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Major Dundee

    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris


    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Angels in the Outfield

    Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt


    Directed byWilliam Dear

    Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Shane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies


    Jack Palance, Jean Arthur


    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Bonanza: Under Attack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Bonanza: Under Attack

    Leonard Nimoy, Jack Elam


    Directed byMark Tinker

    Bonanza: Under Attack is a 1995 TV-movie sequel to the 1959-1973 television series Bonanza and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Wagon Master is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Wagon Master

    James Arness, Ben Johnson


    Directed byJohn Ford

    Wagon Master is a 1950 Western film about a Mormon pioneer wagon train to the San Juan River... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Wild Stallion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Wild Stallion

    Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan


    Directed byLewis D. Collins

    Wild Stallion is a 1952 film directed by Lewis D. Collins.amazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Red Dawn

    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze


    Directed byJohn Milius

    Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    The Train Robbers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    The Train Robbers

    John Wayne, Ann-Margret


    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    The Train Robbers is a 1973 Western Technicolor film starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    The Last Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd


    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted... more on Wikipedia

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    The Shadow Riders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    The Shadow Riders

    Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott


    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    The Shadow Riders is a 1982 American Western television film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen... more on Wikipedia
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    Soggy Bottom U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Soggy Bottom U.S.A.

    Don Johnson, Jack Elam


    Directed byTheodore J. Flicker

    Soggy Bottom U.S.A. is a 1981 film directed by Theodore J. Flicker.amazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Hustle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies


    Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve


    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Hustle is a 1975 American neo-noir crime film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Will Penny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Will Penny

    Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern


    Directed byTom Gries

    Will Penny is a 1968 western film written and directed by Tom Gries starring Charlton Heston... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Simba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies


    Dirk Bogarde, Donald Sinden


    Directed byBrian Desmond Hurst

    Simba is a 1955 British drama film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Dirk Bogarde,... more on Wikipedia
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    Terror Train is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Terror Train

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Vanity


    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    Terror Train is a 1980 slasher film, directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Jamie Lee... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    The Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    The Hunter

    Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach


    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    The Hunter is a 1980 American thriller film based on the exploits of real-life bounty hunter... more on Wikipedia
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    Ten Who Dared is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Ten Who Dared

    Brian Keith, Ben Johnson


    Directed byWilliam Beaudine

    Ten Who Dared is a 1960 film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista... more on Wikipedia
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    Let's Get Harry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    Let's Get Harry

    Robert Duvall, Gary Busey


    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    Let's Get Harry is a 1986 action film directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It stars Michael... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Swarm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ben Johnson Movies

    The Swarm

    Michael Caine, Henry Fonda


    Directed byIrwin Allen

    The Swarm is a 1978 science fiction monster horror film about a killer bee invasion of Texas.... more on Wikipedia

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