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The Best Henry Fonda Movies

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

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

A list made up of films like Spawn of the North and Bernice Bobs Her Hair.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Henry Fonda movies?" and "What are the greatest Henry Fonda roles of all time?"
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  • The Grapes of Wrath
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    Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • 12 Angry Men
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    Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Sergio Leone
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
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    Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Harry Morgan
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: William A. Wellman
  • Mister Roberts
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    Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy
  • My Darling Clementine
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    Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • On Golden Pond
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    Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Mark Rydell
  • Drums Along the Mohawk
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    Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, John Carradine
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • The Wrong Man
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    Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Jezebel
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    Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: William Wyler
  • The Lady Eve
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    Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Preston Sturges
  • The Tin Star
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    Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Anthony Mann
  • Fort Apache
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    John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • War and Peace
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    Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: King Vidor
  • The Longest Day
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    John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
  • Young Mr. Lincoln
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    Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • Jesse James
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    Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Henry King
  • Warlock
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    Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
  • The Boston Strangler
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    Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
  • How the West Was Won
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    Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
  • Battle of the Bulge
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    Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Ken Annakin
  • The Fugitive
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    Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río, Pedro Armendáriz
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • Spencer's Mountain
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    Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Delmer Daves
  • Fail Safe
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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • The Return of Frank James
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    Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Fritz Lang