20 Best Harrison Ford Movies According To IMDb

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20 Best Harrison Ford Movies According To IMDb

Born on 13th July 1942, Harrison Ford is an American actor, aviator and environmental activist. He is best known for his starring role as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and would reprise the role decades later in the sequel trilogy.

His career spans six decades and includes collaborations with some of the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of all time such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Mike Nichols, among many others. With his diverse acting, Ford has portrayed many characters during his career, some heroic and some morally ambiguous with a darker side and yet still some romantically inclined. He has never failed to please his fans and is known around the globe for his versatility and ruggedly handsome looks! In this article, we will be discussing 20 best Harrison Ford movies according to their IMDb rating! Let’s see what we have for you.

1. Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 

Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure

Storyline: Darth Vader is adamant about turning Luke Skywalker to the dark side. Master Yoda trains Luke to become a Jedi Knight while his friends try to fend off the imperial fleet. The movie sees Harrison Ford play the famous role of Han Solo, one he has carried forward in the rest of the Star Wars movies and played beautifully. Han Solo is the owner and captain of the Millennium Falcon, along with his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca. In the original Star Wars film, Han and Chewbacca reluctantly become involved in the Rebel Alliance’s struggle against the Galactic Empire after being recruited by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his pupil Luke Skywalker to transport them to Alderaan. Over the course of the Star Wars Saga, Han becomes a chief figure in the Alliance, a close friend of Luke, and the love interest of Princess Leia.

Luke Skywalker and Yoda

In the sequel trilogy, which is set 30 years after the original films, Han is Leia’s estranged husband and the father of Ben Solo, the fallen Jedi who turned to the dark side of the force and became Kylo Ren, the lead enforcer of the tyrannical first order. Harrison Ford was in fact not immediately cast for the role of Han Solo. George Lucas had already used him in the film American Graffiti and wanted somebody new for the role. He hired Ford to rehearse lines with other actors and eventually got so impressed that he gave him the role! He has been consistent in all the Star Wars movies and each of them are a must-watch, including Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope (8.6/10 on IMDb), Star Wars: Episode VI- Return Of The Jedi (8.3/10 on IMDb) and Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens (7.9/10 on IMDb) 

IMDb rating: 8.7/10

Director: Irvin Kershner



2. Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) 

Genre: Adventure/ Action

Storyline: Indiana Jones sets out in search of a biblical artifact called the Ark of the Covenant, which is coveted by many people. In his quest, he must face opposition from the Nazis. In the movie, Harrison Ford plays the lead role of Indiana Jones and this is yet another series that Ford, as an actor is well known for. Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Jr. is the title character and the protagonist of the Indiana Jones Franchise. The character was created by George Lucas in homage to the action heroes of 1930’s film series and the character made its first appearance in 1981 in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” which was then followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984 (7.6/10 on IMDb), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989 (8.2/10 on IMDb) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008 (6.1/10 on IMDb). Each of these movies is a must-watch and they feature none other than Harrison Ford.

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

More about the character, he is also featured in comics, novels, video games, and other forms of media. Indiana Jones is also featured in several Disney theme parks. Jones is characterized by his iconic accouterments (bullwhip, fedora, satchel, and leather jacket), wry, witty and sarcastic sense of humor, deep knowledge of ancient civilizations and languages, and fear of snakes. In 2003, the American Film Institute ranked him the second-greatest hero of all time!  The entire Indiana Jones series, with all its numerous accolades to its name is a definite must-watch for everyone.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes


3. Blade Runner (1982) 

Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller

Storyline: Rick Deckard, an ex-policeman, becomes a special agent with a mission to exterminate a group of violent androids. As he starts getting deeper into his mission, he begins to question his own identity. In the movie, Harrison Ford played the role of Rick Deckard. Rick Deckard is a fictional character and the protagonist of the movie. Ford later reprises his role in the 2017 sequel of the movie, Blade Runner 2049.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Director: Ridley Scott

Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes


4. The Fugitive (1993) 

Genre: Thriller/Action

Storyline: Dr. Richard Kimble is falsely charged with killing his wife. When Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard pursues him after he escapes prison, Richard realizes that he cannot trust anybody. In this movie, Harrison Ford plays the role of Richard Kimble.

The Fugitive was a major critical and commercial success. It was the third highest-grossing film of 1993 domestically and was nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture!

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Director: Andrew Davis

Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes


5. 42 (2013) 

Genre: Sports/Drama

Storyline: Major League executive Branch Rickey drafts African American Jackie Robinson as a player. Jackie has never taken too kindly to racism, but now he is amidst even greater racist hostility. In this movie, Harrison Ford can be seen in the role of Branch Rickey. This movie is one of the first times that Ford has played a historical figure. Branch Rickey is the trailblazing general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the signing of Robinson.

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Director: Brian Helgeland

Runtime: 2 hours 8 minutes


6. Witness (1985) 

Genre: Thriller/Crime

Storyline: A young Amish boy, Samuel, is the sole witness in a murder in Philadelphia. Investigating officer, John Book goes into hiding with the boy and his mother in Amish country after an attack on the boy. Harrison Ford plays the character of John Book, in this movie. The film was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won two including Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. It was also nominated for 7 BAFTA Awards and for 6 Golden Globe Awards.

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IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Director: Peter Weir

Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes


7. Age Of Adaline (2015) 

Genre: Romance/Fantasy

Storyline: Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reawakens Adaline’s long-suppressed passion for life and romance. When a weekend with Elli’s parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that changes her life forever. Harrison Ford plays the role of William Jones in the movie. William Jones is the father of Ellis and when he introduces Adaline to him, he happens to recognize her immediately.  This leads to its own confusion. The movie is said to be one of the greatest works of Harrison Ford and Blake Lively in recent years.


IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes


8. Clear And Present Danger (1994) 

Genre: Thriller/Action

Storyline: Jack Ryan uncovers an illegal operation against drug cartels within the CIA. Caught in a web of conspiracies, he must now risk his life and his career in order to bring the perpetrators to justice. Harrison Ford plays the lead role of Jack Ryan. Jack Ryan is an American series of action thriller films based on the fictional character of Jack Ryan, who originally appeared in a series of books by Tom Clancy. In 5 films, 4 actors have portrayed the character of Jack Ryan. The movies are action-packed and have received positive and great critiques, making them a must-watch!

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Director: Phillip Noyce

Runtime: 2 hours 21 minutes


9. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) 

Genre: War/Thriller

Storyline: Soviet Union’s newly launched submarine K-19 suffers a major snag during its maiden voyage. It is now up to Captain Alexei Vostrikov and Officer Mikhail Polenin to avoid a nuclear disaster. Harrison Ford plays the role of Captain Alexei Vostrikov. A list of some of the film stars besides Harrison Ford includes, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Donald Sumpter, Christian Camargo, Michael Gladis, and John Shrapnel in supporting roles.

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Runtime: 2 hours 18 minutes


10. The Mosquito Coast (1986) 

Genre: Adventure/Drama

Storyline: An idealist uproots his family to a remote Caribbean island, away from the consumerism which he perceives to be choking America. He sets about creating a Utopia in the jungle by bringing ice to the natives and uses his genius for making gadgets to enhance their primitive lifestyle. However, he also alienates his long-suffering family and his enterprise proves fatally flawed. Harrison Ford plays the role of Allie Fox in “The Mosquito Coast”. The movie is based on the book by the same name by Paul Theroux. The movie was shot in the cities of Cartersville and Rome in Georgia, in addition to Baltimore, Maryland, and Belize.

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Director: Peter Weir

Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes


11. Air Force One (1997) 

Genre: Action/Thriller

Storyline: The president of the USA is returning home from Moscow when his plane, Air Force One, is hijacked and he finds himself in a do-or-die hostage situation. Harrison Ford plays the lead role of the president in this movie. The movie was a box office success receiving mostly positive critical reviews, it was one of the most popular action films of the 1990’s.

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

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Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes


12. The Devil’s Own (1997) 

Genre: Thriller/Drama

Storyline: Tom, an NYC policeman, lets Rory, a visiting Irishman, stay in his house as a favor to a friend. The situation begins to regress when Tom realizes that Rory is a notorious IRA terrorist. In the movie, Harrison Ford plays the character of Tom O’Meara.

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes


13. Cowboys And Aliens (2011) 

Genre: Sci-Fi/Western

Storyline: Jake Lonergan enters the town of Absolution with no memory of how he turned up in the desert. However, he becomes the townspeople’s only hope when aliens attack. Harrison Ford played the role of Colonel Woodrow Dolharhyde, a powerful cattleman in the movie “Cowboys & Aliens”.

IMDb Rating: 6/10

Director: Jon Favreau

Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes


14. Firewall (2006) 

Genre: Thriller/Action

Storyline: When his family is held for ransom, Jack, a security executive for a global bank, is commanded to loot his own business. He then faces the demanding task of thwarting the kidnapper’s scheme. Harrison Ford can be seen playing the role of Jack Stanfield in the movie.

Harrison Ford is a banker who is forced by criminals, led by Paul Bettany, to help them steal $100 million.

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Director: Richard Loncraine

Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes


15. What Lies Beneath (2000)

Genre: Thriller/Horror

Storyline: Claire moves with Norman to his old house, where she experiences disturbing supernatural activity. Soon, she discovers a shocking truth about her husband and Madison, his student who is dead. Harrison Ford can be seen in the character of Norman Spencer in this movie.

The movie was the tenth-highest-grossing film of the year and though it received mixed reviews, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards.

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes


16. Sabrina (1995) 

Genre: Romance/Rom-com

Storyline: Sabrina transforms into a beautiful woman but still has feelings for her crush, a playboy. However, she finds it hard to choose when his business-focused brother falls for her. Harrison Ford plays the role of Linus Larrabee.

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Director: Sydney Pollack

Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes


17. Ender’s Game (2013)

Genre: Sci-Fi/Action

Storyline: Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young strategist, is recruited by the International Military to lead the force defending Earth from a genocidal alien race bent on annihilating humankind.  Harrison Ford plays the character of Hyrum Graff in the movie.

Hyrum Graff was a colonel in the International Fleet and the administrator of Battle School, later becoming the Minister of Colonization. He was first introduced in Ender’s Game.

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Director: Gavin Hood

Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes


18. Regarding Henry (1991) 

Genre: Drama

Storyline: Henry, a successful lawyer, has been afflicted with amnesia. He tries to rediscover his identity and career with the help of his wife and daughter. Harrison Ford stars in the lead role in the movie as Henry Turner.

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Director: Mike Nicholls

Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes


19. Morning Glory (2010) 

Genre: Comedy/Romance

Storyline: Becky, a TV producer, is given the tricky task of reviving a low-rating program. She ropes in a famed anchor, Mike Pomeroy, for the show, but the clashes between them put her career in jeopardy. Harrison Ford plays the lead as Mike Pomeroy in the movie.

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Director: Roger Michell

Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes


20. Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) 

Genre: Romance/Adventure

Storyline: Robin Monroe’s vacation with her boyfriend turns into a nightmare when she finds herself stranded on a deserted island with a pilot whom she dislikes. In the movie, we can see Harrison Ford plays the role of Quinn Harris.

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Director: Ivan Reitman

Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes


And with that, we come to the end of our list of the best 20 Harrison Ford movies according to their IMDb ratings. Each and every one of these movies is a must-watch and will keep you glued to the screen throughout! Harrison Ford’s acting is phenomenal and he never fails to please his fans with his charisma and the ease with which he portrays each and every character! We hope you enjoy these movies as much as we did!

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