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Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm's 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.'

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm’s ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.’ ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Harrison Ford is one of the most beloved movie stars in cinematic history!

The actor has portrayed such popular characters as Han Solo (‘Star Wars’), Indiana Jones (‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’), Rick Deckard (‘Blade Runner’), Jack Ryan (‘Patriot Games’), Dr. Richard Kimble (‘The Fugitive’), and even the President of the United States (‘Air Force One’).

Ford is scheduled to return to his signature role of Indiana Jones one more time in the upcoming ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ which opens in theaters on June 30th. In honor of Ford’s latest film, Moviefone is counting down the 30 best movies of Harrison Ford’s illustrious career.

Let’s begin!

Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig

In this publicity image released by Universal Pictures, Harrison Ford, left, and Daniel Craig are shown in a scene from ‘Cowboys & Aliens.’ (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Timothy White)

A stranger (Daniel Craig) stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella (Olivia Wilde) and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford), he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

Cowboys & Aliens

“First Contact. Last Stand.”


PG-131 hr 59 minJul 29th, 2011

Respected lawyer, Henry Turner (Ford) survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer ‘fits in’—his loving wife (Annette Bening) and daughter (Mikki Allen) give him all their love and support.

Regarding Henry

“His life was based on power, success, and ruthlessness. Until a bullet made him think again.”


PG-131 hr 48 minJul 10th, 1991

Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt), one of the IRA’s deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O’Meara (Ford), a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie’s real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom’s growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

The Devil's Own

“They come from different worlds. They fight for different causes. Now, two men from opposite sides of the law are about to go to war.”


R1 hr 47 minMar 13th, 1997

After 29-year-old Adaline (Blake Lively) recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who changes her life.

“Love is timeless.”


PG-131 hr 52 minApr 24th, 2015

Rusty Sabich (Ford) is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker (Greta Scacchi) who is murdered. Soon after, he’s accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.

Presumed Innocent

“Some people would kill for love”


R2 hr 7 minJul 26th, 1990

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm's 'IJ5.'

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm’s ‘IJ5.’ ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. TM. All Rights Reserved.

Finding himself in a new era, approaching retirement, Indy (Ford) wrestles with fitting into a world that seems to have outgrown him. But as the tentacles of an all-too-familiar evil return in the form of an old rival (Mads Mikkelsen), Indy must don his hat and pick up his whip once more to make sure an ancient and powerful artifact doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

A couple of high school graduates (Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard) spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

American Graffiti

With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.

“It’s kind of a big deal”


PG-131 hr 59 minDec 18th, 2013

Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired by a mysterious client’s brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco’s Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan (John Cazale) manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple is in danger.

The Conversation

“Harry Caul is an invader of privacy. The best in the business.”


PG1 hr 53 minApr 7th, 1974

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The cast of Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' which was directed by J.J. Abrams.

The cast of Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ which was directed by J.J. Abrams.

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo (Ford) and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his army of Stormtroopers.

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, “does not exist, nor will it ever exist.” His goal is to locate – and eliminate – a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Apocalypse Now

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo (Ford) from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

Return of the Jedi

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones (Ford) is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

“If adventure has a name… it must be Indiana Jones.”


PG1 hr 58 minMay 23rd, 1984

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The wife (Betty Buckley) of an American doctor (Ford) suddenly vanishes in Paris and, to find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif (Emmanuelle Seigner) who knows more than she tells.


“They’ve taken his wife. Now he’s taking action.”

Ryan Gosling as K in 'Blade Runner 2049.'

Ryan Gosling as K in ‘Blade Runner 2049.’

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan (Ford) interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.

Patriot Games

“Not for honor. Not for country. For his wife and child.”


R1 hr 57 minJun 4th, 1992

Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss (Sigourney Weaver) breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker (Ford) that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

“For anyone who’s ever won. For anyone who’s ever lost. And for everyone who’s still in there trying.”


R1 hr 54 minDec 20th, 1988

When Claire Spencer (Michelle Pfeiffer) starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband (Ford) tries to reassure her by telling her it’s all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he’s letting on.

“He was the perfect husband until his one mistake followed them home.”


PG-132 hr 10 minJul 18th, 2000

11. ’42’ (2013)

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey (Ford), the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

“The True Story of an American Legend”


PG-132 hr 8 minApr 9th, 2013

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford

( L to R) Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford in 1986’s ‘The Mosquito Coast.’

Allie Fox (Ford), an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife (Helen Mirren) and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous results.

The Mosquito Coast

“He went too far.”


PG1 hr 59 minNov 26th, 1986

Russian terrorists (Gary Oldman) conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president (Ford) and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles – and the integrity of the nation.

Air Force One

“Five miles up, The President of the United States is waging war on terrorism. Face to face.”


R2 hr 4 minJul 21st, 1997

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In 1938, an art collector appeals to eminent archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones (Ford) to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. Indy learns that a medieval historian has vanished while searching for it, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery). He sets out to rescue his father by following clues in the old man’s notebook, which his father had mailed to him before he went missing. Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic, Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody), along with Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliot) and Sallah (John Rhys-Davies). Together they must stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life and taking over the world!

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

“The man with the hat is back. And this time, he’s bringing his Dad.”


PG-132 hr 7 minMay 24th, 1989

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Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and dashing captain Han Solo (Ford) team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Star Wars

A sheltered Amish child (Lukas Haas) is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective (Ford) who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child’s beautiful mother (Kelly McGillis).


“A big city cop. A small country boy. They have nothing in common… but a murder.”


R1 hr 52 minFeb 8th, 1985

Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan in 'Clear and Present Danger.'

Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan in ‘Clear and Present Danger.’ Photo courtesy of Prime Video.

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan (Ford) is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Clear and Present Danger

“The war of drugs would lead him to the war of power.”


PG-132 hr 21 minAug 3rd, 1994

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard (Ford) is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Blade Runner

“Man has made his match… now it’s his problem.”


R1 hr 58 minJun 25th, 1982

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Wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife (Sela Ward) and sentenced to death, Richard Kimble (Ford) escapes from the law in an attempt to find the real killer and clear his name.

The Fugitive

“A murdered wife. A one-armed man. An obsessed detective. The chase begins.”


PG-132 hr 11 minJul 29th, 1993

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda (Frank Oz). But Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), cocky Han Solo (Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), and droids C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.'

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’

When Dr. Indiana Jones (Ford) – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

“Indiana Jones – the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.”


PG1 hr 55 minSep 7th, 2012

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