John Wayne Top 10 Movies

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John Wayne Top 10 Movies

Many directors have talked about John Wayne Top 10 Movies. Here are 7 of the best ones.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From John Ford, starring James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin
Rated Approved

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic 1962 Western film directed by John Ford and starring James Stewart, John Wayne, and Lee Marvin. Set in the fictional town of Shinbone, the movie tells the story of a small-town lawyer, Ransom Stoddard (Stewart), who arrives in the town of Shinbone to uphold the law and restore order. He soon finds himself at odds with the local bully, Liberty Valance (Marvin), who has been terrorizing the town and keeping it in a state of fear. After several confrontations, Stoddard eventually kills Valance in a shootout, ending his reign of terror over the town. The film then delves into the consequences of Stoddard's actions, as well as the consequences of the townspeople's decision to erase the truth and rewrite history, proclaiming Valance's death at the hands of an anonymous gunman. As the truth of Stoddard's actions slowly unravels, both the town and Stoddard himself come to terms with the truth of the past and the power of justice.

Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Howard Hawks, starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson
Rated Passed

Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. Set in the American Southwest after the American Civil War, the film follows the story of a small-town sheriff who, with the help of his deputies, holds a local criminal in jail despite the efforts of a powerful rancher to help him escape. The film centers on the friendship between the Sheriff and his deputies - a grizzled old man, a drunk, and a young gunslinger - as they struggle to defend their town against the forces of evil. With its themes of loyalty, courage, and justice, Rio Bravo has been recognized as a classic of the Western genre.

The Searchers (1956)

The Searchers
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From John Ford, starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond
Rated Passed

The Searchers is a 1956 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. It follows the story of Ethan Edwards (Wayne), a Civil War veteran who sets out to find his niece, Debbie, who was taken captive by Comanche Native Americans. Ethan, along with his adoptive nephew Martin, a group of Texas Rangers, and a Comanche tracker, seeks out Debbie as they travel through the treacherous American West. Along the way, they face many obstacles and discover that Debbie has been assimilated into the Comanche tribe. In the end, Ethan must decide between rescuing his niece or killing her to preserve the family’s honor. The Searchers is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential westerns ever made.

True Grit (1969)

True Grit
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Henry Hathaway, starring John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate
Rated G

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

The Sons of Katie Elder
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Henry Hathaway, starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson Jr.
Rated Passed

McLintock! (1963)

McLintock!
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Andrew V. McLaglen, starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers
Rated Passed

Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Sands of Iwo Jima
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Allan Dwan, starring John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker
Rated Approved

 



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