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List of all movies directed by John Ford ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by John Ford are listed here and include movie posters and John Ford movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by John Ford as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest John Ford movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top John Ford film is can be factored into this list.

From John Ford's studio films to John Ford's independent films, this John Ford filmography keeps tabs on all John Ford movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies, like The Searchers and Stagecoach, in it.

If you’re wondering “what movies did John Ford direct?” or “who is John Ford?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by John Ford?” and “what's a good selection of good John Ford movies?”

If you're wanting to get into John Ford films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent John Ford works.

All John Ford director credits are included. This list of every movie that John Ford has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the John Ford movie is and which actors starred in the John Ford film.

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James Stewart and Steven Spielberg both worked on a John Ford directed movie, as have many other great actors. We have lists of the best movies directed by John Huston and Frank Capra too, which you might like if you're a fan of John Ford.

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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Ford
The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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The Quiet Man John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

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Stagecoach John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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My Darling Clementine Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

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The Grapes of Wrath Henry Fonda, John Carradine, John Qualen

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How Green Was My Valley Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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Fort Apache Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond

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Young Mr. Lincoln Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek

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Wagon Master James Arness, Ben Johnson, Ward Bond

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Rio Grande John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

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They Were Expendable John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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Mister Roberts Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney

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The Long Voyage Home John Wayne, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

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The Horse Soldiers John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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Drums Along the Mohawk Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine

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Sergeant Rutledge Woody Strode, Jeffrey Hunter, Billie Burke

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How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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3 Godfathers John Wayne, Ward Bond, Harry Carey^! Jr.

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Donovan's Reef John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Cesar Romero

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7 Women Anne Bancroft, Woody Strode, Flora Robson

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The Informer Heather Angel, Victor McLaglen, Jack Mulhall

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The Sun Shines Bright Stepin Fetchit, John Russell, Ludwig Stössel

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The Wings of Eagles John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

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Mogambo Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner

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Cheyenne Autumn James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

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The Iron Horse George O'Brien, J. Farrell MacDonald, Madge Bellamy

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The Battle of Midway Henry Fonda, Donald Crisp, Jane Darwell

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The Long Gray Line Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power, Peter Graves

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The Fugitive Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río, Mel Ferrer

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The Hurricane Dorothy Lamour, Mary Astor, John Carradine

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Torpedo Squadron

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Two Rode Together James Stewart, Shirley Jones, Richard Widmark

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The Last Hurrah Spencer Tracy, Basil Rathbone, Jeffrey Hunter

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How the West Was Won: Special Edition: Bonus Material George Peppard, Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark

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Rookie of the Year John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

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Steamboat Round the Bend Will Rogers, Eugene Pallette, Anne Shirley

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The Lost Patrol Boris Karloff, Reginald Denny, Victor McLaglen

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Doctor Bull Will Rogers

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The Black Watch John Wayne, Myrna Loy, Randolph Scott

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Mary of Scotland Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine

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December 7th Walter Huston, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

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Four Men and a Prayer Loretta Young, Richard Greene

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Wee Willie Winkie Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Victor McLaglen

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Judge Priest Hattie McDaniel, Will Rogers, Anita Louise

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Rider of the Law Harry Carey

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The Prisoner of Shark Island Gloria Stuart, Francis McDonald, Warner Baxter