Name the John Wayne Movie From the Screenshot

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
Image: Twentieth Century Fox

About This Quiz

He was the king of the Western movie genre! 

When it comes to individuals who have had successful careers in the film industry, there are few people who can match the accomplishments of John Wayne, aka the Duke. As an actor, he starred in well over a hundred motion pictures, many of continue to be praised to this day. However, he was not simply just an actor in the film industry; instead, he opted to become a triple threat! He directed a wide array of films, many of which he also starred in as well. In addition to this, it has been revealed that he was also uncredited on many of the films that he co-directed alongside other directors. He was also a successful producer during his career, and he even founded his very own independent film production company, Batjac Productions.

In this quiz, we are only going to be looking at a handful of John Wayne's most notable films—if we were to include them all, then this quiz would be enormous! So, how well do you think you know classic John Wayne movies? Put your knowledge of Western, action and war movies to the ultimate test right now. Let's go!

This is "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." It was directed by John Ford and is notable for being one of John Wayne’s most iconic films. The Library of Congress also selected it for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2007.

"The Searchers" is a Western film directed by John Ford, and it features John Wayne as the lead actor. It also starred Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles and Ward Bond.

This is "Rio Bravo." It was directed by Howard Hawks, and it is one of John Wayne’s most notable films. In the film, Wayne plays the sheriff of Rio Bravo, Texas.

This is "Stagecoach," directed by John Ford. It is notable for being one of John Wayne’s most memorable films. It is actually an adaptation of a 1937 short story by Ernest Haycox, titled "The Stage to Lordsburg."

"Red River" is a Western film that is directed by Howard Hawks and features John Wayne as the lead actor. The plot of the film is centered around the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail.

This is "The Quiet Man." It was directed by John Ford. The film won the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

This is "True Grit." It was directed by Henry Hathaway and is one of John Wayne’s most famous films. "True Grit" is also notable for being the film that gave John Wayne his only Academy Award win.

"El Dorado" is a Western film that is directed by Howard Hawks and features John Wayne as the lead actor. It is partially based on Harry Brown’s novel "The Stars in Their Courses."

This is "The Shootist." It was directed by Don Siegel and is famous for being Wayne's very last film role.

This is "The Longest Day," an epic war film that was released in 1962 and is notable for being one of John Wayne’s most memorable films. The plot of the film is centered around the D-Day landings at Normandy.

"She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" is a Western directed by John Ford and features John Wayne as the lead actor. It notably won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Color).

"The Sons of Katie Elder" was directed by Henry Hathaway and is notable for being one of John Wayne's most unforgettable films. He starred alongside Dean Martin, Martha Hyer and Michael Anderson Jr.

"Fort Apache" is a Western film that is directed by John Ford and features John Wayne as the lead actor. It is actually the first film in John Ford's "cavalry trilogy."

This is "Rio Grande." It was directed by John Ford and is the third and final film in his "cavalry trilogy."

"How the West Was Won" is an epic Western film that is directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway and George Marshall and features John Wayne as the lead actor.

This is "McLintock!" It was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and is noteworthy for drawing inspiration from William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."

"The Cowboys" is a Western film that is directed by Mark Rydell and features John Wayne as the lead actor. It also stars Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern and Colleen Dewhurst.

This is "Sands of Iwo Jima." It was directed by Allan Dwan, and John Wayne's performance in the film earned him one of his Academy Award nominations.

"Big Jake" is a Western film that is directed by George Sherman and features John Wayne as the lead actor. It is notable for being George Sherman's final film.

This is "Rio Lobo," directed by Howard Hawks. The film also featured Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill and Jack Elam in prominent roles.

This is "The Alamo," a John Wayne film that had him in the leading role and also as the director. It was also partially produced by John Wayne's production company, Batjac Productions.

"They Were Expendable" is a war film that is directed by John Ford and features John Wayne as the lead actor. He acted alongside Donna Reed and Robert Montgomery in the film.

"3 Godfathers" was directed by John Ford and is actually a more contemporary interpretation of Ford's previous film, "Marked Men."

"Rooster Cogburn" is a Western adventure film directed by Stuart Millar and is notable for being Wayne's penultimate film.

This is "Chisum," directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The film draws inspiration from the 1878 Lincoln County War.

"The Comancheros" is a Western film directed by Michael Curtiz and is actually based on Paul Wellman's novel of the same name.

This is "Hatari!" It was directed by Howard Hawks, and Elsa Martinelli and Hardy Krüger also had prominent roles in the film.

"Hondo" is a Western film directed by John Farrow and is largely based on Louis L'Amour's short story "The Gift of Cochise."

"The Horse Soldiers" was directed by John Ford and is centered around a fictionalized version of Grierson's Raid.

"The Train Robbers" is a Western film directed by Burt Kennedy, and John Wayne’s production company, Batjac Productions, was also the main driving force behind the film's creation.

"North to Alaska" is a comedic Western film directed by Henry Hathaway. John Wayne also served as a co-director for the film, but he was uncredited.

"The War Wagon" was directed by Burt Kennedy, and most of the filming took place in the Sierra de Órganos National Park (located in Sombrerete, Mexico)

"In Harm's Way" is an epic war film that is directed by Otto Preminger, and the film is actually based on James Bassett's 1962 novel "Harm's Way."

"Angel and the Badman" is a Western film directed by James Edward Grant and features John Wayne as the lead actor. Other actors that had prominent roles include: Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot.

"The Long Voyage Home" was directed by John Ford and is notable for being one of John Wayne’s most well-received films. In total, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards.

This is "The Green Berets," a John Wayne film that had him in the leading role and also as a co-director alongside Ray Kellogg. It is notable for being one of John Wayne’s most notable critical failures that still managed to be a box-office success.

"Donovan''s Reef" is an adventure-comedy film directed by John Ford and features John Wayne as the lead actor. It is notable for being the last in a long list of collaborations between Wayne and Ford.

"The Undefeated" is a Western film that is directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Wayne also served as a prominent director on the film, but he was uncredited.

This is "Flying Leathernecks." It was directed by Nicholas Raya, and other actors with prominent roles in the film include Robert Ryan and Don Taylor.

"Island in the Sky" is an adventure-drama film directed by William A. Wellman. It is based on Ernest K. Gann’s 1944 novel of the same name.

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