The best movies directed by John Ford

List of the 10 best movies directed by John Ford, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
How Green Was My Valley
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How Green Was My Valley

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t the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life. Lots of atmosphere, very sentimental view of pre-union miners' lives.

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Young Mr. Lincoln
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Young Mr. Lincoln

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fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.Ten years in the life of Abraham Lincoln, before he became known to his nation and the world. He moves from a Kentucky cabin to Springfield, Illinois, to begin his law practice. He defends two men accused of murder in a political brawl, suffers the death of his girlfriend Ann, courts his future wife Mary Todd, and agrees to go into politics.

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Fort Apache
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Fort Apache

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n John Ford's sombre exploration the mythology of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

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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 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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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

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disgraced American boxer retires to Ireland, where he finds love.

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The Grapes of Wrath
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The Grapes of Wrath

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om Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncles farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.

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My Darling Clementine
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My Darling Clementine

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My Darling Clementine" is John Ford's retelling of the famous shoot out at the OK Corral that arose from the the Earp Clanton feud.

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Stagecoach
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Stagecoach

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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

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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 Ford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time. In particular, Ford was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ford, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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