My Favorite Howard Hawks Films

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

1.   Rio Bravo (1959)

2.   El Dorado (1966)

3.   Hatari! (1962)

4.   Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

5.   Monkey Business (1952)
(no relation to the 1931 film)

6.   The Big Sky (1952)

7.   Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

8.   Scarface (1932)

9.   Bringing Up Baby (1938)

10. To Have and Have Not (1944)

11. Red River (1948)

12. His Girl Friday (1940)

13. Twentieth Century (1934)

14. Ball of Fire (1941)

15. I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

16. The Big Sleep (1946)

17. Red Line 7000 (1965)

18. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

19. Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964)

20. Come and Get It (1936)
(co-directed with William Wyler)

21. Ceiling Zero (1936)

22. Barbary Coast (1935)

23. The Criminal Code (1931)

24. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

25. A Girl in Every Port (1928)
(I watched it online)

26. Paid to Love (1927)
(I watched it online)

27. Fig Leaves (1926)
(I watched it online)

28. The Thing from Another World (1951)
(he may or may not have co-directed it with Christian Nyby)

29. Air Force (1943)

30. Corvette K-225 (1943)
(he may or may not have co-directed it with Robert Rosson)

31. The Crowd Roars (1932)

32. Tiger Shark (1932)

33. Rio Lobo (1970)

34. A Song Is Born (1948)

35. Sergeant York (1941)

36. Today We Live (1933)

37. The Road to Glory (1936)

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

1.   O. Henry’s Full House (1952)
(Segment: “The Ransom of Red Chief”)

 

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Howard Hawks Films

  1. Another great list. As I’ve said before it must be difficult to rank these films because Howard Hawks was a fantastic director who worked across so many different genres. My favourite film of his is Hatari! I just find that film so enjoyable and endlessly watchable, closely followed by Bringing Up Baby. Howard had such a gift with his leading ladies, those Hawksian women not only looked good they always gave great performances. I really want to catch up with Man’s Favorite Sport? soon, if only to see Paula Prentiss the last Hawksian Woman!

  2. The films of Howard Hawks are difficult to rank indeed. Just so many great ones 🙂 That is interesting that Hatari! is your all-time favorite of his films and of course, it should come as no surprise that Bringing Up Baby is number 2 🙂 As far as your statement on Hawksian women go, I could not agree more. You are also correct that Paula Prentiss remains “the last Hawksian Woman?” After Man’s Favorite Sport?, Hawks did three more films: Red Line 7000, El Dorado and Rio Lobo, but neither of them had a major Hawksian woman. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s