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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 Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Richard Jaeckel 3:10 to Yuma is a 1957 American western film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and directed by Delmer Daves. The film was based on a 1953 short story by Elmore Leonard. In 2012, the film was ...more

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Gilda Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Gilda is a 1946 American black-and-white film noir directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale and Glenn Ford as a young thug. The ...more

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The Fastest Gun Alive Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford The Fastest Gun Alive is a 1956 western film starring Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain and Broderick Crawford.

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Blackboard Jungle Sidney Poitier, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inner-city school. It is based on the novel of the same name by Evan Hunter.

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The Big Heat Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin. It is about a cop who takes on the crime syndicate that controls his city, after the ...more

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The Violent Men Barbara Stanwyck, Glenn Ford, Edward G. Robinson The Violent Men is a 1955 CinemaScope Western film drama directed by Rudolph Maté, based on the novel Smoky Valley by Donald Hamilton, and starring Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward ...more

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Jubal Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Glenn Ford Jubal is a 1956 western film written by Russell S. Hughes and Delmer Daves and directed by Delmer Daves. "Delmer Daves's intense, good looking Western based on Othello, in which Glenn Ford ...more

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Midway Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor war film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch ...more

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Affair in Trinidad Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Juanita Moore Affair in Trinidad is a 1952 film noir produced by Hayworth's Beckworth Corporation, released by Columbia Pictures, and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. It is notable as Hayworth's ...more

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The Sheepman Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Glenn Ford The Sheepman is a tongue-in-cheek 1958 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine and Leslie Nielsen.

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The Man from Colorado William Holden, Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan The Man from Colorado is a 1948 American western-psychological drama film directed by Henry Levin and produced by Jules Schermer for Columbia Pictures. It stars Glenn Ford as a Union officer who ...more

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Cimarron Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Vic Morrow Cimarron is a 1960 western film based on the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron, featuring Glenn Ford and Maria Schell. It was directed by Anthony Mann, known for his westerns and film noirs. Ferber's ...more

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Texas William Holden, Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan Texas is a 1941 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford and William Holden.

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Cowboy Jack Lemmon, Glenn Ford, Strother Martin Cowboy is a 1958 western film directed by Delmer Daves and starring Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon. This film is an adaptation of the Frank Harris semi-autobiographical novel My Reminiscences as a ...more

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A Stolen Life Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan A Stolen Life is a 1946 drama film starring Bette Davis, who also produced, and directed by Curtis Bernhardt. The supporting cast includes Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan, Charles ...more

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The Courtship of Eddie's Father Ron Howard, Stella Stevens, Shirley Jones The Courtship of Eddie's Father is a 1963 romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Glenn Ford as a widowed father, with a young son to care for, played by Ronny Howard. It ...more

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Torpedo Run Ernest Borgnine, Glenn Ford, Diane Brewster Torpedo Run is a 1958 American war film directed by Joseph Pevney. It was filmed in Metrocolor CinemaScope, and it stars Glenn Ford as a World War II submarine commander in the Pacific who is ...more

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The Man from the Alamo Glenn Ford, Hugh O'Brian, Jeanne Cooper The Man From the Alamo is a 1953 Technicolor Western directed by Budd Boetticher, starring Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Hugh O'Brian, and Guy Williams.

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Experiment in Terror Stefanie Powers, Glenn Ford, Lee Remick Experiment in Terror, originally released in the UK as The Grip of Fear, is a 1962 suspense-thriller released by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Blake Edwards and written by Mildred Gordon ...more

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The Rounders Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Warren Oates The Rounders is a lighthearted 1965 film starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda. The comedy was based on the novel of the same name by Max Evans.

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Glenn Ford Movies
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, ...more

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Pocketful of Miracles Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk Pocketful of Miracles is a 1961 American comedy film starring Bette Davis and Glenn Ford, and directed by Frank Capra. The screenplay by Hal Kanter and Harry Tugend is based on the screenplay ...more

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Ransom! Leslie Nielsen, Donna Reed, Glenn Ford Ransom! is a 1956 crime drama examining the reactions of parents, police, and the public to a kidnapping. Written by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume, the film was based on a popular episode of ...more

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Heaven with a Gun Barbara Hershey, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones Heaven with a Gun is a 1969 American western film starring Glenn Ford.

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The Teahouse of the August Moon Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert The Teahouse of the August Moon is a 1956 American comedy film satirizing the U.S. occupation and Americanization of the island of Okinawa following the end of World War II in 1945. The motion ...more

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Don't Go Near the Water Eva Gabor, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis Don't Go Near the Water is a 1957 comedy film about a U.S. Navy public relations unit stationed on an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. It is an adaptation of the 1956 novel of ...more

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Day of the Evil Gun Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy Day of the Evil Gun is a 1968 American traditional western starring Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, and Dean Jagger. It was directed by Jerry Thorpe.

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The Desperadoes Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Claire Trevor The Desperadoes is a 1943 Western film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor and Glenn Ford. Based on a story by Max Brand, the film is about a wanted outlaw who ...more

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Dear Heart Angela Lansbury, Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page Dear Heart is a 1964 film directed by Delbert Mann.

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Fate Is the Hunter Jane Russell, Suzanne Pleshette, Glenn Ford Fate Is the Hunter is a 1964 film about the crash of an airliner and the subsequent investigation: it was directed by Ralph Nelson and released by 20th Century Fox. It was nominally based on the ...more

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Destroyer Glenn Ford, Edward G. Robinson, Edgar Buchanan Destroyer is a 1943 Columbia Pictures war film starring Edward G. Robinson and Glenn Ford as U. S. Navy sailors in World War II.

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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Angela Lansbury, Glenn Ford, Yvette Mimieux The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a 1962 drama film loosely based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, which had been filmed in 1921 with Rudolph Valentino. Unlike that film, ...more

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The Gazebo Debbie Reynolds, Martin Landau, Glenn Ford The Gazebo is a 1959 black comedy film about a married couple who are being blackmailed. It was based on the play of the same name by Alec Coppel and directed by George Marshall. Helen Rose was ...more

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Love Is a Ball Glenn Ford, Ricardo Montalbán, Telly Savalas Love Is a Ball is a 1963 romantic comedy film starring Glenn Ford and Hope Lange. It is based on the book The Grand Duke and Mr. Pimm by Lindsay Hardy.

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It Started with a Kiss Debbie Reynolds, Eva Gabor, Glenn Ford It Started with a Kiss is a 1959 film starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds. It was directed by George Marshall.

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Imitation General Glenn Ford, Red Buttons, Taina Elg Imitation General is a 1958 CinemaScope war comedy film starring Glenn Ford, Red Buttons and Taina Elg. The film was based on a short story of the same name by William Chamberlain.

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The Last Challenge Angie Dickinson, Glenn Ford The Last Challenge is a 1967 Metrocolor Western directed by Richard Thorpe, starring Glenn Ford and Angie Dickinson. A town sheriff contends with his reputation as the "fastest gun in the ...more

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Interrupted Melody Roger Moore, Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker Interrupted Melody is a 1955 biographical musical film in CinemaScope and Technicolor, which tells the story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence's struggle with polio. The film was ...more

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The Disappearance of Flight 412 Glenn Ford, David Soul, Bradford Dillman The Disappearance of Flight 412 is a 1974 made-for-television science fiction drama film starring Glenn Ford, Bradford Dillman, David Soul and Guy Stockwell. The film was shown as an NBC World ...more

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Human Desire Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Broderick Crawford Human Desire is a 1954 black-and-white film noir directed by Fritz Lang, and loosely based on the novel La Bête humaine by Émile Zola. The story had been filmed twice before: La ...more

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Convicted Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford Convicted is a 1950 American crime film noir directed by Henry Levin starring Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford. It was the third Columbia Pictures film adaptation of the 1929 stage play The ...more

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Trial Glenn Ford, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy Trial is a 1955 American film directed by Mark Robson based on the novel written by Don Mankiewicz. It stars Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy, and Juano Hernandez. It is about a ...more

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Follow the Sun Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Ben Hogan Follow the Sun is a 1951 biographical film of the life of golf legend Ben Hogan. It stars Glenn Ford as Hogan and Anne Baxter as his wife. Many golfers and sports figures of the day appear in ...more

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Time Bomb Glenn Ford, Maurice Denham, Anne Vernon Time Bomb is a 1953 British-made MGM post-war thriller film written by Kem Bennett and directed by Ted Tetzlaff. It starred Glenn Ford and Anne Vernon. In the US it was released under the title ...more

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The Money Trap Rita Hayworth, Elke Sommer, Glenn Ford The Money Trap is a 1965 drama film directed by Burt Kennedy, written by Walter Bernstein based on the novel of the same name by Lionel White, and starring Glenn Ford, Elke Sommer and Rita ...more

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Santee Glenn Ford, Dana Wynter, Jay Silverheels Santee is a Western movie, starring Glenn Ford and directed by Gary Nelson. It was released in 1973. It was one of the first motion pictures to be shot electronically on videotape, using Norelco ...more

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The Last Gun Slinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Glenn Ford Movies
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The Americano Cesar Romero, Glenn Ford, Frank Lovejoy The Americano is a film directed by William Castle released on June 3, 1955.

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The Mating of Millie Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, Nancy Saunders The Mating of Millie is a 1948 romantic comedy film starring Glenn Ford and Evelyn Louise Keyes. A single woman is willing to go to great lengths to adopt an orphan boy.

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Framed Glenn Ford, Janis Carter Framed is a 1947 American black-and-white film noir directed by Richard Wallace and featuring Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan and Edgar Buchanan. The B movie is generally praised by ...more