#7. “Fort Apache” (1948)
Smart Rating: 93.68Genre: WesternStarring: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley TempleWhen arrogant and stubborn Civil War hero Lt. Col. Owen Thursday (Henry Fonda) arrives in Arizona with his daughter, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple), to assume command of the Fort Apache outpost, he clashes with level-headed Capt. Kirby York (John Wayne). Viewing the local Native Americans through an ignorantly negative lens, Thursday is determined to engage them in battle for his own glory, despite the warnings of York that an act of folly will have dire consequences.