The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
This John Ford Western chronicles the efforts of a Confederate veteran (Wayne) to track down the daughter of his murdered brother.
Current Score:
4534
Total Votes:
9172
2
Wayne shows his softer side in this drama about the tempestuous affair between an Irish-American expat and an Irish woman.
Current Score:
4498
Total Votes:
9190
3
Wayne's Oscar-winning turn as aging sheriff Rooster Cogburn finds him trekking into Indian territory to avenge a man's death.
Current Score:
4498
Total Votes:
9082
4
The Duke and Dean Martin are the pair of old friends at the heart of this Howard Hawks hit, in which they tussle with a local lawbreaker.
Current Score:
4498
Total Votes:
9046
5
In this John Ford Western, Wayne stars as a rancher who pairs up with a law-school grad (James Stewart) to take down the bad guy.
Current Score:
4297
Total Votes:
7419
6
The actor's last movie ever finds Wayne starring opposite Lauren Bacall and James Stewart as a gunslinger dying of cancer.
Current Score:
4050
Total Votes:
7690
7
This vivid, meditative Western finds Wayne portraying an aging war hero struggling with his impending retirement.
Current Score:
3860
Total Votes:
6886
8
This early Howard Hawks Western stars Wayne as a rancher who battles mutiny among his men as he drives his cattle up the Chisholm Trail.
Current Score:
3815
Total Votes:
6795
9
For his breakout performance, Wayne plays good-at-heart outlaw Ringo, who wins over a group of lawmen defending an eastbound train.
Current Score:
3753
Total Votes:
6523
10
The chemistry between Wayne and Maureen O'Hara hits all the right notes in this 1963 comedy.
Current Score:
3461
Total Votes:
5555
11
This 1949 war flick finds Wayne starring as John Stryker, a marine sergeant charged with leading his men to war.
Current Score:
3382
Total Votes:
6330
12
The clash of opposites between Henry Fonda and Wayne, as second in command, drives this classic pic.
Current Score:
2525
Total Votes:
4101
13
The thinking man's war movie stars an older Wayne as a demoted officer with a chance to redeem himself by taking on the Navy's brass.
Current Score:
1864
Total Votes:
4162
14
Wayne shines among an all-star cast in the original blockbuster about the invasion of Normandy.
Current Score:
1825
Total Votes:
3901
15
Wayne and John Ford's classic makes clear the cruel truth of war: men who sacrifice everything for a cause greater than themselves.
Current Score:
1807
Total Votes:
3705
16
The Duke's most controversial flick is nothing if not memorable and distills the essence of his philosophy. He directed it, too.
Current Score:
1608
Total Votes:
4462
17
Wayne whips a crew of hotshot fighter pilots into shape for battles. The Duke is as gruff and authoritative as ever.
Current Score:
1238
Total Votes:
3426
18
Sure, it's basically a propaganda flick, but the Duke is in fine form, and the ending will have you reaching for the tissues.
Current Score:
1180
Total Votes:
3426
19
Wayne plays a guerrilla warrior aiding the Philippines against Japan. His magnetism makes up for the flick's racism.
Current Score:
1158
Total Votes:
3356
20
War and romance come together as Wayne fights to get a sub into fighting condition and win back his ex-wife.
Current Score:
1023
Total Votes:
3417