The best movies with John Wayne

List of the 10 best movies starring John Wayne, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Baby Face
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Baby Face

Role in movie: Jimmy McCoy Jr.
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illy (Baby Face) sleeps her way from basement speakeasy bartender, literally floor by floor, to the top floor of a New York office building. Bank sub-manager Jimmy McCoy finds her a job in the bank only to be cast aside as she hooks up with the bank's president. When he complains of not seeing her she says: "I'm working so hard I have to go to bed early every night."

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Role in movie: Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles
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fter Custer's defeat at the Little Big Horn, a retiring US Cavalry captain takes his troop out on a final patrol to handle a breakout from a nearby Indian reservation. His mission is, however, complicated by the commanding officer's wife and niece accompanying the patrol.

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The Shootist
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The Shootist

Role in movie: John Bernard Books
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fflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son.However, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.

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La Classe Américaine (La classe americaine)
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La Classe Américaine (La classe americaine)

Role in movie: George Abitbol (Archive Footage)
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eorge Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "Crappy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told.

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Red River
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Red River

Role in movie: Thomas Dunson
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unson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Role in movie: Tom Doniphon
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senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

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The Quiet Man
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The Quiet Man

Role in movie: Sean Thornton
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disgraced American boxer retires to Ireland, where he finds love.

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Rio Bravo
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Rio Bravo

Role in movie: Sheriff John T. Chance (Grant)
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he sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach.

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Stagecoach
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Stagecoach

Role in movie: The Ringo Kid
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simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a a drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client's money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others.

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The Searchers
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The Searchers

Role in movie: Ethan Edwards
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s a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

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John Wayne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades, and was named the all-time top money-making star. An enduring American icon, he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height. Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa but his family relocated to the greater Los Angeles area when he was four years old. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to USC as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he mostly appeared in small bit parts. His acting breakthrough came in 1939 with John Ford's Stagecoach, making him an instant star. Wayne would go on to star in 142 pictures, primarily typecast in Western films. Among his best known films are The Quiet Man (1952), which follows him as an Irish-American boxer and his love affair with a fiery spinster played by Maureen O'Hara; The Searchers (1956), in which he plays a Civil War veteran who seeks out his abducted niece; Rio Bravo (1959), playing a Sheriff with Dean Martin; True Grit (1969), playing a humorous U.S. Marshal who sets out to avenge a man's death in the role that won Wayne an Academy Award; and The Shootist (1976), his final screen performance in which he plays an aging gunslinger battling cancer. Wayne moved to Orange County, California in the 1960s, and was a prominent Republican in Hollywood, supporting anti-communist positions. He died of stomach cancer in 1979. In June 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Screen Legends of All Time. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Wayne, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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