John Ford ranked

So I ran out of John Ford films I had access to, it had to happen some time.

I've seen more Ford features than any other director including almost all of his talkies except for The Brat, his second Korea doc and his Vietnam one (I'm also missing some of his shorts as well as his second half hour for Screen Directors Playhouse). Ford has his ocassional minor films (it would be impossible not to given how prolific he was) but I don't know anyone who has directed as many great ones. The first 58 films on this list are at least very good (and 17 after that all solid) and only the final four are not worth to bother beyond the more hardcore completists.

I try to avoid movies that remain only in short fragments and How The West Was Won is standing for Ford's The Civil segment only.

  • Wagon Master

    1

  • How Green Was My Valley

    2

  • Judge Priest

    3

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    4

  • Fort Apache

    5

  • 7 Women

    6

  • The Sun Shines Bright

    7

  • My Darling Clementine

    8

  • The Searchers

    9

  • The Quiet Man

    10

  • The Long Gray Line

    11

  • Sergeant Rutledge

    12

  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    13

  • Stagecoach

    14

  • 3 Bad Men

    15

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    16

  • They Were Expendable

    17

  • Steamboat Round the Bend

    18

  • Donovan's Reef

    19

  • Pilgrimage

    20

  • Gideon's Day

    21

  • Two Rode Together

    22

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    23

  • Four Sons

    24

  • The Wings of Eagles

    25

  • Doctor Bull

    26

  • The Informer

    27

  • The Whole Town's Talking

    28

  • Wee Willie Winkie

    29

  • Bucking Broadway

    30

  • Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend

    31

  • Just Pals

    32

  • Air Mail

    33

  • Cheyenne Autumn

    34

  • The Prisoner of Shark Island

    35

  • The Battle of Midway

    36

  • How the West Was Won

    37

  • The Long Voyage Home

    38

  • Hangman's House

    39

  • Arrowsmith

    40

  • Hell Bent

    41

  • Straight Shooting

    42

  • When Willie Comes Marching Home

    43

  • The Hurricane

    44

  • Men Without Women

    45

  • Torpedo Squadron

    46

  • The Growler Story

    47

  • Mogambo

    48

  • Rio Grande

    49

  • The Horse Soldiers

    50

  • The Fugitive

    51

  • Up the River

    52

  • Flashing Spikes

    53

  • The Shamrock Handicap

    54

  • Upstream

    55

  • The Iron Horse

    56

  • 3 Godfathers

    57

  • Salute

    58

  • The Rising of the Moon

    59

  • Drums Along the Mohawk

    60

  • Lightnin'

    61

  • North of Hudson Bay

    62

  • The Black Watch

    63

  • Mary of Scotland

    64

  • What Price Glory

    65

  • This Is Korea!

    66

  • The Last Hurrah

    67

  • Submarine Patrol

    68

  • Riley the Cop

    69

  • The Blue Eagle

    70

  • The Lost Patrol

    71

  • Flesh

    72

  • The Seas Beneath

    73

  • Mister Roberts

    74

  • In Memoriam Manuel Quezon

    75

  • Four Men and a Prayer

    76

  • The Plough and the Stars

    77

  • The World Moves On

    78

  • Tobacco Road

    79

  • Born Reckless

    80

  • Cameo Kirby

    81

  • December 7th

    82