The Best Glenn Ford Movies

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List of the best Glenn Ford movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Glenn Ford'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 Glenn Ford movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Glenn Ford movies will be at the top of the list. Glenn Ford has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Glenn Ford movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Glenn Ford films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Examples of films on this list: Blackboard Jungle, The Brotherhood of the Bell and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Glenn Ford movies?" and "What are the greatest Glenn Ford roles of all time?"

Glenn Ford was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Fritz Lang, Blake Edwards and Richard Brooks. Is Glenn Ford your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Richard Widmark and Stewart Granger films lists too.

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  • 3:10 to Yuma
    Van Heflin, Glenn Ford, Felicia Farr
    138 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Delmer Daves
    Dan Evans (Van Heflin), a drought-plagued Arizona rancher, volunteers to take captured stagecoach robber and murderer Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) from Bisbee to Contention City, where the criminal will be ...more

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  • The Big Heat
    Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando
    106 votes
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Fritz Lang
    A police officer seems to have committed suicide, but Detective Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) thinks there's more to the story. After talking to the man's mob-connected mistress, Bannion discovers ...more

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  • Gilda
    Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready
    104 votes
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Charles Vidor
    Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) is a small-time American gambler, newly arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is caught cheating at a game of blackjack, Farrell manages to talk his way into a job ...more

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  • Blackboard Jungle
    Glenn Ford, Vic Morrow, Anne Francis
    112 votes
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Richard Brooks
    World War II veteran Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) takes a teaching position at a rough New York City school for boys. The staff warns him that the students are nearly impossible to control, but the ...more

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  • The Fastest Gun Alive
    Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford
    153 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Russell Rouse
    Former gunslinger George Temple (Glenn Ford) wants to keep his gun-fighting days a secret as he builds a new life. It seems whenever Temple's prowess with a gun is discovered, he and his wife, Dora ...more
  • Experiment in Terror

    Experiment in Terror

    Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers
    79 votes
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
    Kelly Sherwood (Lee Remick) is a bank teller who is terrorized by murderer "Red" Lynch (Ross Martin). Red, whose asthmatic voice is heard through his many terrifying phone calls, threatens to kill ...more

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