The list author says: "John Wayne is American as Apple pie, if you go overseas people know who the "Duke" is. As a kid growing up I always enjoyed watched his movies with my dad and my grandfather. Yes I know the Duke never served a day in uniform but he served a more important role back home. John Wayne was an American Hero, I would have loved to have had the opportunity to meet such an American Icon! These are some of the best of his films. Take note many of his older films are not listed. The Duke did some of his best work with director John Ford."
"The Best performance by John Wayne in a motion picture. Wayne plays Ethan Edwards an Ex Confederate who sets out to find his neice who was taken by the Commanche War Chief Scar. Wayne's old USC buddy Ward Bond plays a prominent role in this one, one of the Duke's best. This is a must see, directed by John Ford."
"One of his best films and in a genre that the Duke rarely if ever ventured. He plays a retired fighter who wants to enjoy the quiet life back in Ireland. John Ford directed this and it has outstanding supporting actors in on of his best."
"John Wayne and Dean Martin are outstanding in yet another film shot at Old Tuscon Studios in good old Tuscon, Arizona. The Duke plays the town marshall and Dean Martin plays a great role as his drunk deputy. One of Wayne best roles."
"Its ashame John Wayne and Henry Fonda did not team up more often this is an outstanding film, with a great supporting cast of Victor McLaglen, Shirley Temple and John Agar. One of the best films the Duke made and he should have one an Oscar for this role!"
"Stars John Wayne and John Agar in an outstanding World War II production. Wayne plays a tough as nails Plt SGT in the United States Marine core who is preparing new recruits for the beaches of Iwo Jima. Wayne was nominated for an Oscar here. Agar also plays an outstanding role."
"John Wayne's last film and one of his best, he went out in style with this film. An All star cast with Laureen Bacall, Ron Howard and James Stewart. Wayne plays an aging gun hand who has cancer and decides to make one last stand so he goes out in style."
"John Wayne made four cavalry movies, Rio Grande was made just before The Quiet Man, he appears with his usual cast of the John Ford troop. Victor McLauglen, Maureen O'Hara and Ward Bond. In Black and White and produced by John Ford."
"John Wayne and Dean Martin pair up again as Wayne plays John Elder an aging gun fighter who arrives back home after his mother's death. Martin plays one of Wayne's brothers. Wayne puts together another one of his great western action roles in this one."
"Robert Mitchum and James Caan team up with the Duke in this one also filmed at Old Tuscon Studios, same type of film as Rio Bravo. A quality performance as Wayne plays an aging gun fighter who is trying to help out and old friend."
"Another John Wayne Civil War movie. This one stars William Holden a prominent actor during his day. Wayne plays a COL who's job is destroy a confederate rail depot in Louisiana. He completes the unthinkable and tries despeartly to bring his troops home."