Best Henry Fonda movies

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Best Henry Fonda movies
We present our ranking of the best Henry Fonda movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Henry Fonda.

TOP 25:
The Boston Strangler
The Boston Strangler
Henry Fonda as: John S. Bottomly
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1968
Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Murray Hamilton movies?

TOP 24:
Warlock
Warlock
Henry Fonda as: Clay Blaisedell
Genre: Western
Release: 1959
A band of murderous cowboys have imposed a reign of terror on the town of Warlock. When the sheriff humiliatingly run out of town the residents hire the services of Clay Blaisedell as facto town marshal. He arrives along with his friend Tom Morgan and sets about restoring law and order on his own terms whilst also overseeing the establishment of a gambling house and saloon.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anthony Quinn movies?


TOP 23:
In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way
Henry Fonda as: CINCPAC II
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1965
A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kirk Douglas movies?

TOP 22:
Fort Apache
Fort Apache
Henry Fonda as: Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
Genre: Western
Release: 1948
In 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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best John Wayne movies?

TOP 21:
Mister Roberts
Mister Roberts
Henry Fonda as: Mr. Roberts
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Release: 1955
Mr. Roberts is as an officer who's yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a non-commissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Captain Morton.


TOP 20:
Fedora
Fedora
Henry Fonda as: Himself / President of the Academy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1978
An ambitious Hollywood hustler becomes involved with a reclusive female star whom he tries to lure out of retirement.

TOP 19:
Jezebel
Jezebel
Henry Fonda as: Preston Dillard
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1938
In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.

TOP 18:
The Tin Star
The Tin Star
Henry Fonda as: Morgan Hickman
Genre: Western, Romance
Release: 1957
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.


TOP 17:
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Henry Fonda as: Jethro Stuart
Genre: Western
Release: 1962
The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best George Peppard movies?

TOP 16:
Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion
Henry Fonda as: Henry Stamper
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release: 1971
Hank Stamper and his father, Henry, own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to stop, however Hank continues to push his family on cutting more trees. Hank's wife wishes he would stop and hopes that they can spend more time together. When Hank's half brother Leland comes to work for them, more trouble starts.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Paul Newman movies?

TOP 15:

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man
Henry Fonda as: Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1956
In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.


TOP 14:

You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once
Henry Fonda as: Eddie Taylor
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1937
Based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, Eddie Taylor is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison. When he is framed for murder, Taylor is forced to flee with his wife Joan Graham and baby. While escaping prison after being sentenced to death, Taylor becomes a real murderer, condemning himself and Joan to a life of crime and death on the road.

TOP 13:

My Name Is Nobody

My Name Is Nobody
Original Title: Il mio nome è Nessuno
Henry Fonda as: Jack Beauregard
Genre: Comedy, Western
Release: 1973
Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as "Nobody", who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go out in glory. So he arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known as The Wild Bunch and earn his place in history.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Geoffrey Lewis movies?

TOP 12:

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve
Henry Fonda as: Charles Pike
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1941
It's no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

TOP 11:

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond
Henry Fonda as: Norman Thayer Jr.
Genre: Drama
Release: 1981
For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. Norman must find his way through his anger and fear of growing old, while Chelsea struggles to rebuild their relationship. Ethel's consistent support of her "Knight in shining armor" is inspirational in its simplicity. This is a movie to ponder and always keep in your heart.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jane Fonda movies?


TOP 10:

My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine
Henry Fonda as: Wyatt Earp
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 1946
Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps' long-awaited revenge.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Victor Mature movies?

TOP 9:

Advise & Consent

Advise & Consent
Henry Fonda as: Robert A. Leffingwell
Genre: Drama
Release: 1962
A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Edward Andrews movies?

TOP 8:

Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln
Henry Fonda as: Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1939
In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge, to pursue law. Following her tragic death, Lincoln establishes a law practice in Springfield, where he meets a young Mary Todd. Lincoln's law skills are put to the test when he takes on the difficult task of defending two brothers who have been accused of murder.

TOP 7:

The Longest Day

The Longest Day
Henry Fonda as: Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1962
The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Mitchum movies?

TOP 6:

La Classe américaine

La Classe américaine
Henry Fonda as: Hugues (archive footage)
Genre: Comedy, TV Movie
Release: 1993
George Abitbol, the classiest man in the world, dies tragically during a cruise. With his last breath, he whispers: “Shitty world.” The director of an American newspaper, wondering about the meaning of these intriguing final words, asks his three best investigators, Dave, Peter and Steven, to solve the mystery… (16 French actors dub scenes from various Warner Bros. films to create a parody of “Citizen Kane,” 1941.)
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Clark Gable movies?


TOP 5:

Fail Safe

Fail Safe
Henry Fonda as: The President
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Release: 1964
Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Richard Dreyfuss movies?

TOP 4:

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda as: Tom Joad
Genre: Drama
Release: 1940
Tom 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 Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.

TOP 3:

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident
Henry Fonda as: Gil Carter
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 1943
Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.

TOP 2:

Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West
Original Title: C'era una volta il West
Henry Fonda as: Frank
Genre: Western
Release: 1968
A widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

TOP 1:

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men
Henry Fonda as: Juror 8
Genre: Drama
Release: 1957
The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.



If you like the best Henry Fonda movies, then you will also like the best John Wayne movies, where many of their films coincide.