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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?"

Notable directors that worked with Henry Fonda include names like Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang and John Ford. If you're a fan of Henry Fonda, then check out our lists of the best Gregory Peck and Rod Steiger movies as well.

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Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb 12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells ...more

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Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more

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Henry Fonda, John Carradine, John Qualen The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 drama film directed by John Ford. It was based on John Steinbeck's 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Nunnally ...more

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Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney Mister Roberts is a 1955 American CinemaScope comedy-drama film directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Henry Fonda as Mister Roberts, James Cagney as Captain Morton, William Powell ...more

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Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell My Darling Clementine, a 1946 film, regarded as one of the best Western movies made by Director John Ford, stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to Gunfight at the OK ...more

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Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Margaret Hamilton The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1943 American western film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews and Mary Beth Hughes, and featuring Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry ...more

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Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest Thompson was adapted from his 1979 play of the same title. Henry Fonda won the Academy Award for ...more

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Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 partly fictionalized biopic about the early life of President Abraham Lincoln, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda. Ford and producer Darryl F. Zanuck ...more

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Henry Fonda, Alfred Hitchcock, Tuesday Weld The Wrong Man is a 1956 docu-drama by Alfred Hitchcock which stars Henry Fonda and Vera Miles. The film was drawn from the true story of an innocent man charged with a crime, as described in the ...more

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Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine Drums Along the Mohawk is a 1939 historical Technicolor film based upon a 1936 novel of the same name by American author, Walter D. Edmonds. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and ...more

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Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman Fail-Safe is a 1964 Cold war thriller film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. It portrays a fictional account of a Cold War ...more

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John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds How the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe.

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Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond Fort Apache is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda. The film was the first of the director's "cavalry trilogy" and was followed ...more

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Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Coburn The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a ...more

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Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton The Longest Day is a 1962 war film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The film was ...more

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Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, John Carradine Jesse James is a western film directed by Henry King and starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly and Randolph Scott. Written by Nunnally Johnson, the film is loosely based on the life of ...more

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Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay Jezebel is a 1938 American romantic drama film released and directed by William Wyler. It stars Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard ...more

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Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Lee Van Cleef The Tin Star was first a short story then a 1957 American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins, in one of Perkins' first roles. The film became one ...more

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Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw Battle of the Bulge is an American widescreen epic war film produced in Spain that was released in 1965. It was directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Anita Ekberg War and Peace is the first English-language film version of the novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It is an American/Italian production, directed by King Vidor and produced by Dino De ...more

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Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark Warlock is a 1959 film, released by Twentieth Century Fox and shot in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It is a Western adapted from the novel by Oakley Hall. Directed by Edward Dmytryk, it stars ...more

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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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John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic war film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Betty White, Henry Fonda Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by ...more

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Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper The Return of Frank James is a 1940 western film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney. It is a sequel to Henry King's 1939 film Jesse James. Written by Sam Hellman, ...more

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Henry Fonda, Margaret Hamilton, Sylvia Sidney You Only Live Once is a 1937 crime drama film starring Sylvia Sidney and Henry Fonda. Considered an early film noir, the film was the second directed by Fritz Lang in America. At least 15 ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda, Veronica Cartwright Spencer's Mountain is a 1963 film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner, Jr. The film starred Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara and in early appearances, James ...more

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Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río, Mel Ferrer The Fugitive is a 1947 drama film starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, based on the novel The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. The film was shot on location in Mexico, and ...more

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Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, George Kennedy The Boston Strangler is a 1968 American film based on the true story of the Boston Strangler and the book by Gerold Frank. It was directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Tony Curtis as Albert ...more

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Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Shelley Berman The Best Man is a 1964 political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a screenplay by Gore Vidal based on his play of the same title. Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee ...more

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Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Geoffrey Lewis My Name is Nobody, also known as Gellert, is a 1973 Spaghetti Western comedy film. The film was directed by Tonino Valerii and, in some scenes, by Sergio Leone. It was written by Leone, Fulvio ...more

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Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Morgan Brittany Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film, directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda and Van Johnson. Before its release, it had three other working titles: The Beardsley ...more

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Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film, made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. The movie was produced and directed by Fielder Cook from a ...more

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Henry Fonda, Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews Daisy Kenyon is a 20th Century Fox feature film starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, and Dana Andrews in a story about a post-World War II romantic triangle. The screenplay by David Hertz was ...more

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James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 Western comedy, written by James Lee Barrett, directed and produced by Gene Kelly, and starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones. It's the story ...more

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William Holden, José Ferrer, Stephen Collins Fedora is a 1978 West German-French drama film directed by Billy Wilder. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on a novella by Tom Tryon included in his collection Crowned Heads, ...more

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Henry Fonda, Donald Crisp, Jane Darwell The Battle of Midway is a 1942 American documentary film short directed by John Ford. It is a montage of color footage of the Battle of Midway with voice overs of various narrators, including ...more

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Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda Sex and the Single Girl is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Richard Quine and starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, and Mel Ferrer. The film was inspired by the ...more

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Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick Sometimes A Great Notion is a 1971 American drama film directed by Paul Newman and starring Newman, Henry Fonda and Lee Remick. The screenplay by John Gay is based on the 1964 novel of the same ...more

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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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Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Inger Stevens Madigan is a 1968 American dramatic thriller film directed by Don Siegel and starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda. The screenplay—originally titled Friday, Saturday, Sunday—was adapted by ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger Ash Wednesday is a 1973 American drama film starring Elizabeth Taylor, directed by Larry Peerce and produced by Dominick Dunne. The screenplay by Jean-Claude Tramont focuses on the effect that ...more

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Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise That Certain Woman is a 1937 American drama film written and directed by Edmund Goulding. It is a remake of Goulding's 1929 film The Trespasser, Gloria Swanson's first sound film.

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Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith There Was a Crooked Man... is a 1970 western starring Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It was written by David Newman and Robert Benton, their first script to ...more

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Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda Meteor is a 1979 science fiction Technicolor disaster film in which scientists detect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth and struggle with international, cold war politics in their ...more

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Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, Fay Wray Gideon's Trumpet is a 1980 television movie directed by Robert E. Collins.

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Christopher Plummer, Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg Stage Struck is a 1958 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg and Christopher Plummer. The screenplay, by Augustus and Ruth Goetz, is based on ...more

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James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens Firecreek is a 1968 western movie directed by Vincent McEveety and starring James Stewart and Henry Fonda in his second role as an antagonist that year. The film is similar to High Noon in that ...more

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Chad Hanna Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell Chad Hanna is a 1940 film directed by Henry King.

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Henry Fonda, Keenan Wynn, Lon Chaney Welcome to Hard Times is a 1967 Western film based upon a novel by E. L. Doctorow. The movie was directed by Burt Kennedy. It stars Henry Fonda as the leader of a dying town who is too weak to ...more