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12 John Wayne Movies With a 100% Tomatometer Score on Rotten Tomatoes

John Wayne as Breck Coleman and Marguerite Churchill as Ruth Cameron in one of his first movies
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John Wayne has over 180 acting credits to his name. However, critics did not rave about many of his performances by him, often saying that he only plays himself. That isn’t to say that the same group didn’t praise any of the legendary actor’s movies. There are 12 Wayne movies that earned the coveted 100% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes, but they are n’t all the titles that one would expect: his only Oscar-winning role from him in True Grit isn’t on the list.

The Big Trail (1930)

John Wayne as Breck Coleman and Marguerite Churchill as Ruth Cameron in one of his first movies 'The Big Trail' looking at each other with a horse behind them

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The Big Trail follows an upstart fur trapper named Breck Coleman (Wayne). He strikes an agreement to lead and protect a group of pioneers along the Oregon Trail. However, they face many dangers, such as a raid, a blizzard, and the scorching desert. Breck tries to begin a romance with a woman named Ruth Cameron (Marguerite Churchill). Meanwhile, he seeks revenge on the men who killed his mentor.

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