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List of Howard Hughes Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Hell's Angels (1930)
27
4
Hell's Angels
27
4
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Edmund Goulding, James Whale, Howard Hughes
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall, John Darrow, Lucien Prival
2. Scarface (1932)
23
2
Scarface
PG
23
2

An ambitious but insane and violent gangster manages to climb the ladder of success in the mob, while also trying to protect his sister from his life of crime.

As:
Producer
Director:
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Genres:
Action, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Jean Harlow, Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins
3. Cock of the Air (1932)
11
2
Cock of the Air
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Tom Buckingham
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Walter Catlett, Chester Morris, Billie Dove, Matt Moore, Luis Alberni
5. The Age for Love (1931)
9
2
The Age for Love
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Frank Lloyd
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lois Wilson, Edward Everett Horton, Billie Dove, Charles Starrett, Mary Duncan
6. Two Arabian Knights (1927)
12
3
Two Arabian Knights
TV-G
12
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, William Boyd, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith, Michael Vavitch
7. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
11
2
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Preston Sturges
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Raymond Walburn, Edgar Kennedy, Harold Lloyd, Jimmy Conlin, Rudy Vallee
8. The Racket (1928)
8
2
The Racket
8
2

This silent film follows Captain McQuigg, an honest cop who tries everything possible to bring bootlegger crime-boss, Nick Scarsi, to justice. But all his efforts go waste as corrupt politicians protect Scarsi and transfer McQuigg to a remote place. Finally McQuigg gets his chance when Scarsi’s younger brother is apprehended in a hit-and-run case in McQuigg’s new precinct.

As:
Producer
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Marie Prevost, George E. Stone, Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, G. Pat Collins
9. The Mating Call (1928)
8
2
The Mating Call
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
James Cruze
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Renée Adorée, Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Alan Roscoe, Gardner James
10. The Front Page (1931)
10
4
The Front Page
TV-PG
10
4
As:
Producer
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Pat O'Brien, Edward Everett Horton, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Catlett, Mary Brian
11. Macao (1952)
11
2
Macao
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Brad Dexter, Thomas Gomez
12. The Las Vegas Story (1952)
9
2
The Las Vegas Story
9
2

Glamorous Linda Rollins returns to Las Vegas with her wealthy businessman husband. Dismayed by his gambling streak and his insistence that she wears her $150000 necklace, she decides to visit her old spots, where she comes across her former boyfriend, Lt. Dave Andrews. Meanwhile, a fellow passenger tries to befriend her; all these leading to a complex web of murder and deceit. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Robert Stevenson
Genres:
Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Hoagy Carmichael, Brad Dexter
13. Vendetta (1950)
8
1
Vendetta
PG
8
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Hugo Haas, Joseph Calleia, Faith Domergue, George Dolenz, Donald Buka
14. Second Chance (1953)
9
1
Second Chance
9
1

Prizefighter, Russ Lambert, heads to San Cristóbal after accidentally killing an opponent. Singer, Clare Shepperd, also arrives in the same city while on the run from her ex-boyfriend gangster, Vic Spilato. When Clare involves Russ in her life, the two try to make it out alive, especially as they are hunted by hitman, Cappy Gordon. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Rudolph Maté
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, George Chakiris, Robert Mitchum, Linda Darnell, Sandro Giglio, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.
15. The Tattooed Stranger (1950)
7
1
The Tattooed Stranger
7
1

This mystery thriller film tells the story of a few detectives who find a woman’s dead body, with her face totally destroyed to hide her identity. The film portrays how they attempt to capture the killer, with the help of a tattoo on the victim’s arm. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Edward Montagne
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Romance, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jack Lord, Patricia Barry, John Miles, Walter Kinsella, Frank Tweddell, Rod McLennan
16. The Whip Hand (1951)
8
1
The Whip Hand
8
1

While on a fishing trip, a journalist comes across a nearly deserted town. There he learns that all the fishes in a lake have mysteriously died years ago. Although the locals are reluctant to talk, he decides to investigate, eventually uncovering a frightening truth with the help of a local lady. But will he remain alive to write his story? 

As:
Producer
Director:
William Cameron Menzies
Genres:
Action, Crime, Adventure, War, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Elliott Reid, Carla Balenda, Edgar Barrier, Otto Waldis
17. Jet Pilot (1957)
8
2
Jet Pilot
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Action, Romance, War, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, Janet Leigh, John Wayne, Paul Fix, Roland Winters, Jay C. Flippen
18. Sky Devils (1932)
7
1
Sky Devils
7
1
As:
Producer
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Action, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Ann Dvorak, William 'Stage' Boyd, George Cooper, Billy Bevan
19. Son of Sinbad (1955)
8
1
Son of Sinbad
PG
8
1

Kristina, the daughter of a Greek scholar, holds the Greek Fire formula that rulers and thieves from far lands are vying for. Set in ancient Baghdad, this fantasy-action film follows the adventures of Sinbad to keep Kristina and the formula safe.

As:
Producer
Director:
Ted Tetzlaff
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest, Leon Askin, Lili St. Cyr
20. The Outlaw (1943)
11
3
The Outlaw
11
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Huston, Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell, Jack Buetel, Mimi Aguglia
21. Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)
6
1
Two Tickets to Broadway
6
1

After meeting at a bus station, Nancy and Dan have become good friends and are working together on a musical, hoping to get a spot on a popular television show, unaware that their agent is actually a con. Unable to fix any appointment their agent starts fabricating excuses, prompting Nancy, now in love, to barge into the producer’s office. 

As:
Producer
Director:
James V. Kern
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Janet Leigh, Tony Martin, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken, Ann Miller
22. Behind the Rising Sun (1943)
9
1
Behind the Rising Sun
9
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
J. Carrol Naish, Robert Ryan, Margo, Tom Neal, Gloria Holden
23. Underwater! (1955)
10
2
Underwater!
10
2

Johnny and Theresa Gray are looking for sunken treasure in the Caribbean. They soon gain the attention of a boat full of shark hunters who are very curious about their activities. Soon, the Grays realize that a wreck might be hiding a life-sized gold Madonna. But they are not the only ones after it. 

As:
Producer
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan, Lori Nelson, Robert Keith
24. The French Line (1953)
8
2
The French Line
8
2

Oil empire heiress Mary ‘Mame’ Carson’s wealth either attracts fortune-hunters or intimidates good men, like her fiancé Phil who breaks up with her. She takes a French Line cruise to Paris disguised as a model to find someone who’ll love her for herself. She falls for co-traveller Pierre DuQuesne, unaware that he is appointed by her overbearing guardian to keep gold-diggers away.  

As:
Producer
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Arthur Hunnicutt, Mary McCarty, Joyce Mackenzie
26. Swell Hogan (1926)
11
2
Swell Hogan
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Ralph Graves
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ralph Graves