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

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

List features films like Hondo, The Time of Your Life and more!

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ward Bond movies?" and "What are the greatest Ward Bond roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with Ward Bond include names like John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille and Jean Renoir. Movie fans who love Ward Bond have also been known to enjoy films starring Edgar Buchanan and Warren Oates.

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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ward Bond Movies
The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles The Searchers is a 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision Western film directed by John Ford, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May, set during the Texas–Indian Wars, and starring John Wayne as ...more

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

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Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. Written by ...more

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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren ...more

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They Were Expendable John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery They Were Expendable is a 1945 American war film directed by John Ford and starring Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and featuring Donna Reed. The film is based on the book by William L. White, ...more

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The Maltese Falcon Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Directed by John Huston, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam ...more

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Mister Roberts 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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Fort Apache 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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Wagon Master James Arness, Ben Johnson, Ward Bond Wagon Master is a 1950 Western film about a Mormon pioneer wagon train to the San Juan River in Utah. The film was conceived, produced, and directed by John Ford, who is often listed among the ...more

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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more

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My Darling Clementine 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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Sergeant York Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Alvin York, one of the most-decorated American soldiers of World War I. It was directed by Howard Hawks and was the highest-grossing ...more

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Hondo John Wayne, James Arness, Geraldine Page Hondo is a 1953 Warnercolor 3D Western film starring John Wayne and directed by John Farrow. The screenplay is based on the July 5, 1952 Collier's short story "The Gift of Cochise" by ...more

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Gentleman Jim Errol Flynn, Ward Bond, William Frawley Gentleman Jim is a 1942 film starring Errol Flynn as heavyweight boxing champion James J. Corbett. The supporting cast includes Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, William Frawley, and Ward ...more

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Drums Along the Mohawk 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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The Wings of Eagles John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond 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 ...more

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The Fighting Sullivans Anne Baxter, Ward Bond, Thomas Mitchell The Fighting Sullivans, originally released as The Sullivans, is a 1944 American biographical war film directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Edward Doherty, Mary C. McCall Jr., and Jules ...more

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3 Godfathers John Wayne, Ward Bond, Harry Carey^! Jr. 3 Godfathers is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and filmed primarily in Death Valley, California. The screenplay, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings, is based ...more

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Young Mr. Lincoln 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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It Happened One Night Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's ...more

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Dakota John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond Dakota is a 1945 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring John Wayne and Walter Brennan. The supporting cast features Ward Bond and Mike Mazurki. Wayne stars as John Devlin, ...more

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Tall in the Saddle John Wayne, Ward Bond, George "Gabby" Hayes Tall in the Saddle is a 1944 American Western film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring John Wayne and Ella Raines. Written by Paul Fix and Michael Hogan, based on the serialized novel of the ...more

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Operation Pacific John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond Operation Pacific is a 1951 World War II submarine film starring John Wayne and Patricia Neal, featuring Ward Bond and Philip Carey and directed by George Waggner. The technical advisor for this ...more

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

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Riding High Bing Crosby, Margaret Hamilton, Ward Bond Riding High is a black and white musical racetrack film featuring Bing Crosby and directed by Frank Capra in which the songs were actually sung as the movie was being filmed instead of the ...more

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On Dangerous Ground Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond On Dangerous Ground is a 1951 film noir directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by John Houseman. The screenplay was written by A. I. Bezzerides based on the novel Mad with Much Heart, by Gerald ...more

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Unconquered Gary Cooper, Boris Karloff, Paulette Goddard Unconquered is a 1947 adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard. The film depicts the violent ...more

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The Long Voyage Home John Wayne, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond The Long Voyage Home is a 1940 American drama film directed by John Ford. It features John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Barry Fitzgerald, Wilfrid Lawson, John Qualen, Mildred Natwick, and ...more

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China Doll Ward Bond, Denver Pyle, Stuart Whitman China Doll is a film directed by Frank Borzage released on December 3, 1958.

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Joan of Arc Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Ward Bond Joan of Arc is a 1948 American epic historical drama film directed by Victor Fleming, and starring Ingrid Bergman as the French religious icon and war heroine. It was produced by Walter Wanger. ...more

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Dead End Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Claire Trevor Dead End is a 1937 crime drama film. It is an adaptation of the Sidney Kingsley 1935 Broadway play of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Joel McCrea, and Sylvia Sidney. It is notable as ...more

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Rookie of the Year John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond Rookie of the Year is a 1955 half-hour baseball drama directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, and Patrick Wayne, all of whom Ford would direct in The Searchers the ...more

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The Law West of Tombstone Ward Bond, Harry Carey, Tim Holt The Law West of Tombstone is a 1938 film written by John Twist and Clarence Upson Young and directed by Glenn Tyron.

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Only the Valiant Gregory Peck, Gig Young, Lon Chaney Only the Valiant also known as Fort Invincible is a 1951 western film produced by William Cagney, directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Gregory Peck and Barbara Payton. The screenplay was ...more

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Hellgate James Arness, Joan Leslie, Sterling Hayden Hellgate is a 1952 film directed by Charles Marquis Warren.

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Dakota Incident Linda Darnell, Ward Bond, Dale Robertson Dakota Incident is a 1956 Western produced by Republic Pictures. The film stars Dale Robertson and Linda Darnell.

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Wild Boys of the Road Ward Bond, Rochelle Hudson, Sterling Holloway Wild Boys of the Road is a black-and-white, Pre-Code Depression-era American film telling the story of several teens forced into becoming hobos. The film was directed by William Wellman from a ...more

Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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Mr. Moto in Danger Island Peter Lorre, Ward Bond, Leon Ames Mr. Moto in Danger Island is a 1939 film directed by Herbert I. Leeds.

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Tap Roots Boris Karloff, Susan Hayward, Julie London Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from ...more

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Hello, Frisco, Hello Alice Faye, Ward Bond, June Havoc Hello, Frisco, Hello is a film starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Lynn Bari, and Jack Oakie. The film was made in Technicolor and released by 20th Century-Fox. This was one of the last musicals ...more

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Swamp Water Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan, Walter Huston Swamp Water is a 1941 film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Walter Brennan and Walter Huston, produced at 20th Century Fox, and based on the novel by Vereen Bell. The film was shot on location ...more

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The Time of Your Life James Cagney, Ward Bond, Broderick Crawford The Time of Your Life is a 1948 film starring James Cagney adapted from the 1939 William Saroyan play of the same title. A Cagney Production, The Time of Your Life was produced by Cagney's ...more

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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ward Bond Movies
Prison Break Ward Bond, Barton MacLane, Glenda Farrell Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the ...more

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Park Avenue Logger Ward Bond, George O'Brien, Willard Robertson Park Avenue Logger is a 1937 film directed by David Howard.

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Gypsy Colt Lee Van Cleef, Ward Bond, Frances Dee Gypsy Colt is a 1954 film directed by Andrew Marton.

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Fugitives for a Night Ward Bond, Adrienne Ames, Frank Albertson Fugitives for a Night is a 1938 romance mystery film written by Dalton Trumbo and directed by Leslie Goodwins.

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Hitler – Dead or Alive Ward Bond, Paul Fix, Warren Hymer Hitler – Dead or Alive is a 1942 American war film directed by Nick Grinde.

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Waterfront Lady Ann Rutherford, Ward Bond, Barbara Pepper Waterfront Lady is a 1935 American film directed by Joseph Santley.

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The Leathernecks Have Landed Ward Bond, Lew Ayres, J. Carrol Naish

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The Headline Woman Ward Bond, Heather Angel, George "Gabby" Hayes The Headline Woman is a 1935 American film directed by William Nigh and starring Heather Angel and Ford Sterling. The film is also known as The Woman in the Case in the United Kingdom.