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List of John Forsythe Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. In Cold Blood (1967)
17
2
In Cold Blood
R
17
2

Based on a novel of the same name, this crime drama film tells the story of two ex-convicts who plan to rob a wealthy family. In order to leave no witnesses, they murder the entire family as well. However, within some time, they face the repercussions of their actions.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Alvin Dewey
Director:
Richard Brooks
Genres:
Biography, History, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Rosey Grier, Robert Blake, Paul Frees, Paul Stewart, Roosevelt Grier
2. ...and justice for all. (1979)
14
2
...and justice for all.
R
14
2

Arthur Kirkland is a defense attorney who finds himself in a moral crisis when he is forced to defend a judge accused of rape, whom he thinks may be guilty.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Henry T. Fleming
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Jeffrey Tambor, Craig T. Nelson, Jack Warden, Craig T. Nelson
3. Destination Tokyo (1943)
13
2
Destination Tokyo
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
History, Adventure, War
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Eleanor Parker, John Garfield, Dane Clark, Alan Hale, John Ridgely
4. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
13
3
The Trouble with Harry
13
3

The Trouble With Harry is a comedy mystery film, which tells the story of a dead body of a young man which appear in the residence of a small hamlet. Now locals must not only determine why and how he was killed, but what to do with the body.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Marlowe
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alfred Hitchcock, Shirley MacLaine, Jerry Mathers, Mildred Dunnock, Royal Dano, Edmund Gwenn
5. Madame X (1966)
12
3
Madame X
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Clay Anderson
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith, John Van Dreelen
6. Everything But the Truth (1956)
14
2
Everything But the Truth
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernie Miller
Director:
Jerry Hopper
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Maureen O'Hara, Frank Faylen, Les Tremayne, Tim Hovey
7. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
12
2
Escape from Fort Bravo
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. John Marsh
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
William Holden, Eleanor Parker, William Demarest, William Campbell
8. The Glass Web (1953)
11
2
The Glass Web
11
2

Don, a writer for a TV show, has been having an affair with Paula Ranier, an actress who acts in the same show. However, Paula eventually starts blackmailing Don that if she doesn’t receive $ 2,500, she will inform his wife about their relationship. Don agrees to give her the money, but he finds her dead, when he goes to deliver it.

As:
Cast
Role:
Don Newell
Director:
Jack Arnold
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Richard Denning, Marcia Henderson, Kathleen Hughes
9. Goodbye & Amen (1978)
11
2
Goodbye & Amen
11
2

Goodbye & Amen is a thriller film which revolves around a plot to overthrow an African nation’s government by a CIA agent. However, his friend interferes in the country’s politics, which makes his mission difficult.  

As:
Cast
Role:
The American Ambassador
Director:
Damiano Damiani
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Claudia Cardinale, Tony Musante, John Steiner, Renzo Palmer
10. Northern Pursuit (1943)
12
3
Northern Pursuit
12
3

RCMP Corporal Wagner captures Nazi leader Colonel Hugo von Keller but comes under suspicion from his own force for seemingly being sympathetic to the German cause. Wagner is discharged from the force but is actually a double agent assigned to find and stop the German saboteurs’ led by Keller. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Adventure, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Gene Lockhart, Helmut Dantine, John Ridgely, Julie Bishop
11. The Happy Ending (1969)
11
2
The Happy Ending
M
11
2

A bored homemaker walks out of her husband of sixteen years in order to escape her dull and unhappy marriage and travels to Bahamas. There she meets a gigolo, who betrays her when he learns that she is not wealthy. Slowly, she realizes that she cannot buy happiness in this way and returns to find a job and new education opportunity. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Fred Wilson
Director:
Richard Brooks
Genres:
Drama
12. The Captive City (1952)
11
3
The Captive City
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Austin
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Joan Camden, Harold J. Kennedy, Marjorie Crossland, Victor Sutherland
13. Scrooged (1988)
12
3
Scrooged
PG-13
12
3

The mean and nasty television executive, Frank Cross, treats his staff members with disrespect, he is indifferent towards his family, and also, he has lost his beloved, Claire, due to his uncaring nature. But on Christmas Eve, a visit from the ghosts of the Christmas past, present and future, make him appreciate the true Holiday spirit and think about his wrong actions.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lew Hayward
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Lee Majors, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robert Mitchum, Karen Allen, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait
14. Topaz (1969)
10
2
Topaz
PG
10
2

Based on a novel of the same name, this spy thriller film revolves around a French intelligence agent who gets entangled in the politics of the Cold War, just before the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Alfred Hitchcock, John Vernon, Philippe Noiret, Karin Dor, Frederick Stafford
15. It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
11
2
It Happens Every Thursday
11
2

Bob and his wife Jane are tired of their hectic life in the middle of New York City. Despite having a successful career, Bob decides to abandon his position of a reporter, and moves with Jane to a little town in California, where he buys the struggling newspaper of the area. However, since their city ways don’t go well with their new neighbors, things get complicated.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bob MacAvoy
Director:
Joseph Pevney
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Frank McHugh, Edgar Buchanan, Gregg Palmer
16. The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
11
2
The Ambassador's Daughter
11
2

After being bored of entertaining the wives of the VIPs, Joan Fisk, the daughter of the American ambassador to France, decides to conduct an experiment by herself. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Danny Sullivan
Director:
Norman Krasna
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Olivia de Havilland, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan
18. Arson, Inc. (1949)
8
3
Arson, Inc.
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
William Berke
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Thurl Ravenscroft, Edward Brophy, Douglas Fowley, Anne Gwynne, Robert Lowery
19. Charlie's Angels (2000)
10
2
Charlie's Angels
PG-13
10
2

Natalie, Dylan and Alex are three 'Angel' femmes fatales who work as private investigators for unseen millionaire Charlie to rescue kidnapped software genius Eric Knox and recover his revolutionary voice-recognition system. The three talented and attractive women, apart from utilizing their sex appeal, also employ various disguises, high-tech equipments, and martial arts to save the day.

As:
Cast
Director:
McG
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Comedy, Action
20. Dubrowsky (1959)
8
2
Dubrowsky
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wladia
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Dieterle, Paul Dahlke, Rosanna Schiaffino, Nerio Bernardi
21. Kitten with a Whip (1964)
10
1
Kitten with a Whip
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
David
Director:
Douglas Heyes
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ann-Margret, Patricia Barry, Richard Anderson, Peter Brown
22. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
7
1
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
PG-13
7
1

In this second movie in Charlie's Angels film series, the three Angels return - this time they are tasked by Charles Townsend to locate a pair of rings that contains the details of every person in FBI’s witness protection programme. Five people on the list have already turned up dead and the Angels must use their every skill to uncover the true culprits.

As:
Cast
Director:
McG
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Action, Comedy
23. Stan and George's New Life (1992)
9
2
Stan and George's New Life
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Brian McKenzie
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Bluthal, Paul Chubb, Margaret Ford, Julie Forsyth

TV Movie(s)

2. Lisa, Bright and Dark (1973)
11
2
Lisa, Bright and Dark
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
William Schilling
Director:
Jeannot Szwarc
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Kay Lenz, Anne Lockhart, Debralee Scott
3. Never Con a Killer (1977)
11
2
Never Con a Killer
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
E.J. Valerian
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Stefanie Powers, William Bassett, Harold Gould, Frank Delfino
4. Teahouse of the August Moon (1962)
11
2
Teahouse of the August Moon
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Ford, Osceola Archer, Khigh Dhiegh, David Abe
5. Shadow on the Land (1968)
10
2
Shadow on the Land
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gen. Wendell Bruce
Director:
Richard C. Sarafian
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Jackie Cooper, Gene Hackman, Carol Lynley, Marc Strange
6. A Time for Miracles (1980)
10
2
A Time for Miracles
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Postulator
Director:
Michael O'Herlihy
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Lorne Greene, Kate Mulgrew, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Rossano Brazzi
7. Amelia Earhart (1976)
10
2
Amelia Earhart
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
G.P. Putnam
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Susan Oliver, Susan Clark, Catherine Burns
8. With This Ring (1978)
10
3
With This Ring
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
James Sheldon
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Betty White, Dick Van Patten, Tom Bosley, Tony Bill, Diana Canova, Betty White
9. The Deadly Tower (1975)
10
2
The Deadly Tower
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Pernell Roberts, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Richard Yniguez
12. Cry Panic (1974)
9
2
Cry Panic
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Ryder
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ralph Meeker, Earl Holliman, Norman Alden, Claudia McNeil
14. Murder Once Removed (1971)
9
2
Murder Once Removed
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Ron Wellesley
Director:
Charles S. Dubin
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Richard Kiley, Reta Shaw, Joseph Campanella, Wendell Burton
15. Sizzle (1981)
8
2
Sizzle
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Medford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Roy Thinnes, Leslie Uggams, Richard Lynch, Loni Anderson
16. Cruise Into Terror (1978)
9
2
Cruise Into Terror
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Charles Mather
Director:
Bruce Kessler
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Christopher George, Frank Converse, Dirk Benedict
17. Mysterious Two (1982)
8
1
Mysterious Two
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
He
Director:
Gary Sherman
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Robert Englund, Noah Beery Jr., Vic Tayback, Priscilla Pointer
18. Terror on the 40th Floor (1974)
7
1
Terror on the 40th Floor
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel 'Dan' Overland
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joseph Campanella, Anjanette Comer, Lynn Carlin, Laurie Heineman
19. A Bell for Adano (1967)
11
2
A Bell for Adano
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Victor P. Joppolo
Director:
Mel Ferber
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Harry Bellaver, Brian Avery, Dick Balduzzi
20. Emily, Emily (1977)
10
2
Emily, Emily
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Niles Putnam
Director:
Marc Daniels
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Karen Grassle, James Farentino, Pamela Bellwood, Paul-Emile Frappier
21. The Healers (1974)
9
2
The Healers
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Robert Kier
Director:
Tom Gries
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Season Hubley, Pat Harrington Jr., Katherine Woodville, Anthony Zerbe
22. Opposites Attract (1990)
9
2
Opposites Attract
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rex Roper
Director:
Noel Nosseck
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Conchata Ferrell, Ilene Graff, Rebeca Arthur
23. On Fire (1987)
8
1
On Fire
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Robert Greenwald
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carroll Baker, Michael Bowen, Louisa Abernathy, Jill Andre

Animation(s)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1999)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Ryan (voice)
Director:
Bert Ring
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Tahj Mowry, Lacey Chabert, Nell Carter, Travis Tritt

TV Shows and Videos

Cosmopolitan Theatre (1951)
Cosmopolitan Theatre
As:
Cast
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Joseph Schildkraut, Bramwell Fletcher, Betty Field, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Ewell
The John Forsythe Show (1965)
The John Forsythe Show
As:
Cast
Role:
Major John Foster (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
Director:
Earl Bellamy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peggy Lipton, Elsa Lanchester, Guy Marks, Ann B. Davis
Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer (1998)
Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
On Camera Host
Director:
Marty Thomas
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Monty Roberts
The Feather and Father Gang (1976)
The Feather and Father Gang
As:
Cast
Director:
Jackie Cooper
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elinor Donahue, Lewis Charles, Stefanie Powers, Harold Gould
Curtain Call (1952)
Curtain Call
As:
Cast
Director:
Clark Jones, Hal Keith
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, Charlton Heston, Richard Kiley, Joy Lafleur, Raimonda Orselli, Frederic Tozere
Dynasty: The Reunion (1991)
Dynasty: The Reunion
As:
Cast
Role:
Blake Carrington (2 episodes, 1991)
Director:
Irving J. Moore
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:

John Forsythe Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Dynasty Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1984
Dynasty Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1983