Some John Wayne Movies to See

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1. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 8,957

2. The Alamo (1960)

Passed | 162 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 13,651 | Gross: $17.26M

3. McLintock! (1963)

Passed | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Wealthy rancher G.W. McLintock uses his power and influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt government officials.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 12,170

4. The Shootist (1976)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

77 Metascore

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Votes: 20,988

5. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Passed | 104 min | Western

Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 14,866

6. The Green Berets (1968)

G | 142 min | Drama, War

Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

Directors: Ray Kellogg, John Wayne, Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray

Votes: 11,584 | Gross: $21.71M

7. Fort Apache (1948)

Passed | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 15,469

8. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,813

9. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

In 1940, the motley crew of the British tramp steamer SS Glencairn prepares the ship for its perilous voyage from the West Indies to Baltimore and then to England.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Votes: 3,586

10. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 8,773

11. Big Jake (1971)

GP | 110 min | Western

57 Metascore

In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.

Directors: George Sherman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 10,515 | Gross: $7.50M

12. The High and the Mighty (1954)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack

Votes: 5,131

13. Rio Grande (1950)

Passed | 105 min | Romance, Western

A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 13,295

14. They Were Expendable (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

The PT boat unit Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three defends the Philippines from Japanese invasion during World War II.

Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

Votes: 7,162

15. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 11,141 | Gross: $14.00M

16. The Cowboys (1972)

GP | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

52 Metascore

Rancher Wil Andersen is forced to hire inexperienced boys as cowhands in order to get his herd to market on time but the rough drive is full of dangers and a gang of cattle rustlers is trailing them.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 12,468 | Gross: $16.35M

17. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 125 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

Votes: 3,183

18. Arizona (1931)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Bob refuses to marry his girlfriend and leaves her. She marries his close friend out of revenge.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Laura La Plante, John Wayne, June Clyde, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 218

19. The Range Feud (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint

Votes: 295

20. The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)

Passed | 218 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller, Kenneth Harlan

Votes: 315

21. Texas Cyclone (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Shirley Grey, Wheeler Oakman, John Wayne

Votes: 278

22. Two-Fisted Law (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After Rob Russell steals Tim Clark's ranch, Clark starts prospecting for silver.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Alice Day, Wheeler Oakman, Tully Marshall

Votes: 321

23. Lady and Gent (1932)

84 min | Drama, Sport

Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident. Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: George Bancroft, Wynne Gibson, Charles Starrett, James Gleason

Votes: 126

24. The Hurricane Express (1932)

Passed | 227 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When his father is killed in a train wreck, Larry Baker vows to unmask a mysterious criminal called "The Wrecker," who has targeted the L&M Railroad for deadly" accidents."

Directors: J.P. McGowan, Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Shirley Grey, Conway Tearle, Tully Marshall

Votes: 485

25. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Romance, Western

John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 545

26. The Big Stampede (1932)

Passed | 54 min | Western

Deputy Sheriff John Steele recruits bandit Sonora Joe to help him find out who's been bumping off all the local lawmen and rustling the cattle.

Director: Tenny Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Paul Hurst, Mae Madison

Votes: 451

27. Haunted Gold (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

John and Janet get a weird letter telling them to go to a ghost town which has an abandoned mine. There they contend with bad guys looking for hidden gold. They are aided by a mysterious Phantom.

Directors: Mack V. Wright, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Sheila Terry, Harry Woods

Votes: 548

28. The Telegraph Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.

Director: Tenny Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Frank McHugh, Marceline Day

Votes: 425

29. The Three Musketeers (1933)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., John Wayne

Votes: 345

30. Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Henry B. Walthall, Shirley Palmer

Votes: 332

31. His Private Secretary (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

Dick Wallace secretly marries a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who thinks she is a gold digger, is opposed. She takes a job with the company under her maiden name to prove she's okay.

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 560

32. The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Drama

Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 431

33. The Man from Monterey (1933)

Passed | 57 min | Western

A cavalry officer helps save a family's ranch from land grabbers.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Luis Alberni

Votes: 434

34. Riders of Destiny (1933)

Passed | 53 min | Music, Romance, Western

Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Cecilia Parker, Forrest Taylor, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 864

35. Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The Duke is wrongly convicted for a killing, but he escapes from prison and heads out west to find the real killer.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 988

36. The Lucky Texan (1934)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 977

37. West of the Divide (1934)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Virginia Brown Faire, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 770

38. Blue Steel (1934)

Passed | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 1,304

39. Randy Rides Alone (1934)

Passed | 52 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 849

40. The Star Packer (1934)

Approved | 53 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 920

41. The Trail Beyond (1934)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Verna Hillie, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 698

42. The Lawless Frontier (1934)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 804

43. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A little Indian girl, heiress to a fortune in oil, is kidnapped.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 791

44. Texas Terror (1935)

Approved | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, LeRoy Mason, Fern Emmett

Votes: 764

45. Rainbow Valley (1935)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Romance, Western

John Martin is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Galt who blows Martin's cover.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 516

46. The Desert Trail (1935)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance