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The Best Maureen O'Hara Movies

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

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List features films like Sitting Pretty and The Deadly Companions.

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  • 1
    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1952

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Quiet Man is a 1952 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The screenplay by Frank S....  more
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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy
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    Released1991

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Only the Lonely is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Chris Columbus and starring John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Quinn. The plot is similar to the...  more

    #179 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#1001 of 1,142 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#16 of 47 The Best John Candy Movies Of All Time

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The...  more

    #113 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#13 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies Of All Time#78 of 111 The Best Movies To Stream On Disney+

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    Maureen O'Hara, John Mills
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    Released1961

    Directed byDavid Swift

    The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by the...  more

    #814 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#37 of 99 The Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels#77 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Wayne, Andrew V. McLaglen

    McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring John Wayne, with co-stars including Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, and Wayne's son Patrick Wayne. The film, produced...  more

    #38 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#817 of 1,436 The Most Rewatchable Movies#17 of 46 The Greatest Western Movies Of The 1960s

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1950

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Rio Grande is a 1950 Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. The picture is the third installment of Ford's "cavalry trilogy," following two RKO Pictures...  more

    #17 of 63 The Best Western Movies of the 1950s#91 of 316 The Best Military Movies Ever Made#6 of 98 The Best John Wayne Movies Of All Time

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    Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda
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    Released1963

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    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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    Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall
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    Released1941

    Directed byJohn Ford

    How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne. The film...  more

    #71 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture#42 of 225 The Best Black And White Movies Ever Made#9 of 96 Great Period Movies Set in the 19th Century

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1971

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, produced by Michael Wayne, edited by Harry Gerstad, starring John Wayne, Richard Boone and...  more

    #197 of 552 The Best '70s Movies#4 of 142 The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime#17 of 44 The Best Western Movies Of The '70s

  • 10
    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton
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    Released1939

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American film starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda. Directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman, the film was...  more
  • 11
    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1962

    Directed byHenry Koster

    Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation is a 1962 American comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara. The film is based on a novel by Edward Streeter and features a...  more
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    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1966

    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    The Rare Breed is a 1966 American western film starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills and Ben Johnson and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Loosely based on the life of...  more
  • 13
    Maureen O'Hara, George Montgomery
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    Released1942

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Ten Gentlemen from West Point is a 1942 film directed by Henry Hathaway. It stars George Montgomery and Maureen O'Hara. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1943. George Montgomery replaced John...  more
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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 Metrocolor film starring John Wayne, based on the true story of Frank "Spig" Wead and the history of U.S. Naval aviation from its inception through World War II. The...  more
  • 15
    Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn
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    Released1942

    Directed byHenry King

    The Black Swan is a 1942 American swashbuckler Technicolor film by Henry King, based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini, and starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara. It was nominated for two Academy...  more
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    Maureen O'Hara, Paul Henreid
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    Released1945

    Directed byFrank Borzage

    The Spanish Main is an adventure film starring Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak and Binnie Barnes, and directed by Frank Borzage. It was RKO's first all-Technicolor film since Becky Sharp...  more
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    Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda
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    Released1943

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    Immortal Sergeant is a 1943 American war film directed by John M. Stahl for 20th Century Fox. Set in the North African desert during World War II, it stars Henry Fonda as a corporal lacking in...  more
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  • 18
    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton
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    Released1939

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Jamaica Inn is a 1939 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock adapted from Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel of the same name, the first of three of du Maurier's works that Hitchcock adapted. It stars Charles...  more
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    Richard Thomas, Maureen O'Hara
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    Released1995

    Directed byMarcus Cole

    The Christmas Box is a 1995 film directed by Marcus Cole....  more
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    Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power
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    Released1955

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Long Gray Line is a 1955 American Technicolor drama film in CinemaScope directed by John Ford based on the life of Marty Maher. Tyrone Power stars as the scrappy Irish immigrant whose 50-year...  more
  • 21
    Maureen O'Hara, Errol Flynn
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    Released1952

    Directed byFred de Cordova, George Sherman

    Against All Flags is a 1952 American pirate film starring Errol Flynn as Brian Hawke, Maureen O'Hara as Prudence "Spitfire" Stevens and Anthony Quinn as Roc Brasiliano. The film's plot is set in...  more
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    Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn
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    Released1947

    Directed byRichard Wallace

    Sinbad the Sailor is a 1947 Technicolor fantasy film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, and Anthony Quinn. It tells the tale of the "eighth" voyage of Sinbad, wherein he...  more
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  • 23
    Maureen O'Hara, Cornel Wilde
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    Released1952

    Directed byLewis Allen

    At Sword's Point is a film directed by Lewis Allen released on February 1952....  more
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  • 24
    Maureen O'Hara, Rex Harrison
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    Released1947

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    The Foxes of Harrow is a 1947 adventure film directed by John M. Stahl. The film stars Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara and Richard Haydn. The film was nominated an Academy Award for Best Art Direction....  more
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    Maureen O'Hara, Cornel Wilde
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    Released1947

    Directed byH. Bruce Humberstone

    The Homestretch is a 1947 drama film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone....
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