My Favorite John Ford Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

2.   The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

3.   Wagon Master (1950)

4.   7 Women (1966)

5.   Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

6.   The Long Gray Line (1955)

7.   Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

8.   Donovan’s Reef (1963)

9.   Two Rode Together (1961)

10. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

11. Gideon’s Day (1958)
(a.k.a. Gideon of Scotland Yard)

12. The Rising of the Moon (1957)
(Anthology)

13. The Wings of Eagles (1957)

14. The Searchers (1956)

15. The Quiet Man (1952)

16. Fort Apache (1948)

17. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

18. My Darling Clementine (1946)

19. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

20. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

21. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

22. The Whole Town’s Talking (1935)

23. Judge Priest (1934)

24. Pilgrimage (1933)

25. Hangman’s House (1928)

26. Four Sons (1928)

27. Upstream (1927)

28. 3 Bad Men (1926)

29. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)

30. Doctor Bull (1933)

31. They Were Expendable (1945)

32. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

33. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

34. Stagecoach (1939)

35. Rio Grande (1950)

36. Wagon Train – Season 4 (1960)
36a. Episode: “The Colter Craven Story”
(Television)

37. 3 Godfathers (1948)

38. Mogambo (1953)

39. The Fugitive (1947)
(no relation to the TV series or the 1993 film)

40. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

41. The Hurricane (1937)

42. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

43. The Informer (1935)

44. The Lost Patrol (1934)

45. Flesh (1932)

46. Just Pals (1920)

47. Hell Bent (1918)

48. Bucking Broadway (1917)

49. Straight Shooting (1917)

50. The Iron Horse (1924)

51. Tobacco Road (1941)

52. Air Mail (1932)

53. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

54. The Last Hurrah (1958)

55. Mister Roberts (1955)
(co-directed with Mervyn LeRoy)

56. Mary of Scotland (1936)

57. What Price Glory (1952)

58. Arrowsmith (1931)

59. The World Moves On (1934)

60. Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

61. The Shamrock Handicap (1926)
(I watched it online)

62. Up the River (1930)

63. Riley the Cop (1928)
(I watched it online)

64. Submarine Patrol (1938)
(I watched it online)

65. Men Without Women (1930)

66. Seas Beneath (1930)

67. The Blue Eagle (1926)
(I watched it online)

68. Born Reckless (1930)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   How the West Was Won (1962)
1a. Segment: “The Civil War (1861-1865)”
(Anthology)

2.   By Indian Post (1919)
(I watched it online)

4 thoughts on “My Favorite John Ford Films

  1. I grew up watching John Ford films, I must have see Rio Grande and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon at least twenty times. It’s surprising that some of the lesser Ford Films rank amongst my favourites, most notably Donovan’s Reef and Mogambo. Although the presence of Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly might explain my fondness for the latter.

  2. That is interesting that you consider Donovan’s Reef and Mogambo to be some of your personal favorites. Believe it or not, three of director John Ford’s personal favorites amongst his own films did not star John Wayne. Those following personal favorites of his own films are reportedly: The Fugitive (1947), Wagon Master (1950), and The Sun Shines Bright (1953). Fascinating isn’t it? 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. P.S. If you are interested, go to youtube and type in two things. “Five Westerns Part 1” and “Five Westerns 2” Why should you do this? Alex Cox talks about five great westerns: 3 by Ford (including She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), one by Samuel Fuller (Run of the Arrow) and one by himself (Searchers 2.0). As with myself, you are bound to enjoy it immensely 🙂 Once again thanks for dropping by 🙂

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