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The Best Ward Bond Movies

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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.

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  • It's a Wonderful Life1
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

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  • Gone with the Wind2
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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

    Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret... more on Wikipedia
  • The Maltese Falcon3
    61
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    The Maltese Falcon

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

    Released1941

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
  • Rio Bravo4
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    Rio Bravo

    John Wayne, Dean Martin

    Released1959

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • They Were Expendable5
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    They Were Expendable

    John Wayne, Donna Reed

    Released1945

    Directed byRobert Montgomery, John Ford

    They Were Expendable is a 1945 American film directed by John Ford and starring Robert... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Wagon Master6
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    Wagon Master

    James Arness, Ben Johnson

    Released1950

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Wagon Master is a 1950 Western film about a Mormon pioneer wagon train to the San Juan River... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Sergeant York7
    54
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    Sergeant York

    Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan

    Released1941

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Alvin York, one of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Fort Apache8
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    Fort Apache

    Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Fort Apache is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • My Darling Clementine9
    51
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    My Darling Clementine

    Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan

    Released1946

    Directed byJohn Ford

    My Darling Clementine, a 1946 film, regarded as one of the best Western movies made by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Wings of Eagles10
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    The Wings of Eagles

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 Metrocolor film starring John Wayne, based on the true story of... more on Wikipedia
  • Drums Along the Mohawk11
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    Drums Along the Mohawk

    Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Drums Along the Mohawk is a 1939 historical Technicolor film based upon a 1936 novel of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • It Happened One Night12
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    It Happened One Night

    Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

    Released1934

    Directed byFrank Capra

    It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Young Mr. Lincoln13
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    Young Mr. Lincoln

    Henry Fonda, Ward Bond

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 partly fictionalized biopic about the early life of President... more on Wikipedia
  • 3 Godfathers14
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    3 Godfathers

    John Wayne, Ward Bond

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn Ford

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  • Hondo15
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    Hondo

    John Wayne, James Arness

    Released1953

    Directed byJohn Farrow, John Ford

    Hondo is a 1953 Warnercolor 3D Western film starring John Wayne and directed by John Farrow.... more on Wikipedia
  • Dakota16
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    Dakota

    John Wayne, Walter Brennan

    Released1945

    Directed byJoseph Kane, Fred Holmes

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  • The Searchers17
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    The Searchers

    John Wayne, Natalie Wood

    Released1956

    Directed byJohn Ford

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  • The Long Gray Line18
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    The Long Gray Line

    Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power

    Released1955

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Long Gray Line is a 1955 American Technicolor drama film in CinemaScope directed by John... more on Wikipedia
  • Tall in the Saddle19
    31
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    Tall in the Saddle

    John Wayne, Ward Bond

    Released1944

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Tall in the Saddle is a 1944 American Western film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • The Quiet Man20
    25
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    The Quiet Man

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1952

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Quiet Man is a 1952 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars... more on Wikipedia
  • Mister Roberts21
    19
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    Mister Roberts

    Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon

    Released1955

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, John Ford, Joshua Logan

    Mister Roberts is a 1955 American Warnercolor in CinemaScope comedy-drama film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • China Doll22
    17
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    China Doll

    Ward Bond, Denver Pyle

    Released1958

    Directed byFrank Borzage

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  • Unconquered23
    17
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    Unconquered

    Gary Cooper, Boris Karloff

    Released1947

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

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  • Riding High24
    18
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    Riding High

    Bing Crosby, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1950

    Directed byFrank Capra

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  • On Dangerous Ground25
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    On Dangerous Ground

    Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino

    Released1952

    Directed byNicholas Ray

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