What are the best Howard Hawks movies?

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    #1The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks and stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.


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    Parakram Sen
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "The Big Sleep was a fantastic classic, everyone should give it a shot. I highly recommend it!"
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    #2Bringing Up Baby

    Bringing Up Baby

    Bringing Up Baby is a classic 1938 Screwball Comedy about a madcap heiress who upsets the staid existence of a rigid zoology professor. The film was directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and a leopard.


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    Brenda Payne
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "This film is an excellent comedy. It pairs an unlikely couple together (a socialite and a zoologist) that eventually fall in love in this screwball comedy. The two main characters set out to save their aunt's pet leopard throughout the film. The comedic timing of the acting is brilliant and is a must see movie produced by Howard Hawks."
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    #3Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to imprison a local outlaw.


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    Eugene Bates
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "I love Westerns. I love anything with the man, John Wayne, in it. Back when Hollywood had balls, actors like John Wayne taught an entire generation what it meant to be a man. Rio Bravo is a straight up western - you got your small town sheriff, your old west setting, your posse, your black-hat and white-hat...it's all here, and in fine form. If you love Westerns as much as I do, this one has to be in your collection. John Wayne in his prime!"
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    #4His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film from Columbia Pictures directed by Howard Hawks starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play 'The Front Page' by Hecht and MacArthur. 


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    Aanya Chatterjee
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "His Girl Friday is one of the single best Howard Hawks movies. Movies from this period are now hard to come by but this one will hopefully stand the test of time. His Girl Friday is a classic and is completely relatable even by today's standards. "
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    #5To Have and Have Not

    To Have and Have Not

    To Have and Have Not is a 1944 American romance-war-adventure film directed by Howard Hawks. During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway and stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, and Lauren Bacall.


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    David Hoffman
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "ive never heard of nor seen this movie., the cast does seem very good with bogart and bacall, i would give this a watch, but with very little expectations since again, never haerd ot the movie before. i cant really rate this sugestion on that basis"
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    #6Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

    Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

    Scarface (also known as Scarface: The Shame of the Nation and The Shame of a Nation) is a 1932 regarded classic gangster film starring Paul Muni as Antonio "Tony" Camonte. The film was produced by Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks and directed by Hawks and tells the exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition era.


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    Cynthia Pearson
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "Absolutely a must-see movie if you're into classic mobster films! I bought this movie for a 1920's-themed party last year and it was a huge hit with all my friends. The costumes are authentic, the dialogue rings true, and there's plenty of action for the men and macho charm for the ladies. And don't forget Boris Karloff - the king of dead-eyed, merciless stares brings his particular brand of creepy to brilliant life in every single line he delivers. Have fun, and don't forget to bring the juice!"
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    #7The Thing from Another World

    The Thing from Another World

    Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. The Thing from Another World is a 1951 science fiction film based on the 1938 novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr.


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    Kathryn Boyd
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Out of all the Howard Hawks movies, this is by far my least favorite. The Thing from Another World was so boring! I much prefer Bringing up Baby. A classic!"


Best What are the best Howard Hawks movies
1The Big SleepMovies 10 Paid
2Bringing Up BabyMovies 7 Paid
3Rio BravoMovies 6 Paid
4His Girl FridayMovies 4 Paid
5To Have and Have NotMovies 3 Paid
6Scarface: The Shame of the NationMovies 2 Paid
7The Thing from Another WorldMovies 1 Paid

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