Best Movies of John Wayne

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 105 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.


The Longest Day (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 97 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Lead Role: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, | Director:

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.


True Grit (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 95 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $14.25M

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.


The Shootist (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $5.99M

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


El Dorado (1966)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $6.00M

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.


The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $6.00M

Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.


McLintock! (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.


Rio Lobo (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.


Chisum (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $6.00M

Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.


In Harm's Way (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.


How the West Was Won (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $12.15M

Lead Role: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, | Director:

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.


Hatari! (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $14.00M

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.


The Cowboys (1972)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.50M

When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to ...


The Comancheros (1961)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.


Big Jake (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.50M

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


The War Wagon (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $6.00M

The story of a man who was shot, robbed and imprisoned who returns to steal a large gold shipment from the man who wronged him. The gold is transported in an armored stage coach, the War Wagon.


Donovan's Reef (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy.


The Alamo (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.91M

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.


North to Alaska (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.


Rooster Cogburn (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $8.02M

Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.



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