Howard Hughes Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Hell's Angels

Hell's Angels

(1930)
16
2
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
16
2
Scarface
PG

Scarface

(1932)
13
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Genres:
Action, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Jean Harlow, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins
13
0
Cock of the Air

Cock of the Air

(1932)
1
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Tom Buckingham
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Walter Catlett, Chester Morris, Billie Dove, Matt Moore, Luis Alberni
1
0
His Kind of Woman

His Kind of Woman

(1951)
3
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Richard Fleischer, John Farrow
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Jane Russell, Charles McGraw, Robert Mitchum, Tim Holt
3
2
The Age for Love

The Age for Love

(1931)
1
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Frank Lloyd
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lois Wilson, Edward Everett Horton, Billie Dove, Charles Starrett, Mary Duncan
1
0
Two Arabian Knights
TV-G

Two Arabian Knights

(1927)
4
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, William Boyd, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith, Michael Vavitch
4
1
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

(1947)
3
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Preston Sturges
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Raymond Walburn, Edgar Kennedy, Harold Lloyd, Jimmy Conlin, Rudy Vallee
3
0
The Racket

The Racket

(1928)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Marie Prevost, George E. Stone, Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, G. Pat Collins
Plot:

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.

0
0
The Mating Call

The Mating Call

(1928)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
James Cruze
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Renée Adorée, Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Alan Roscoe, Gardner James
0
0
The Front Page
TV-PG

The Front Page

(1931)
2
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Pat O'Brien, Edward Everett Horton, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Catlett, Mary Brian
2
2
Macao

Macao

(1952)
3
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
William Bendix, Brad Dexter, Jane Russell, Thomas Gomez, Robert Mitchum
3
0
The Las Vegas Story

The Las Vegas Story

(1952)
2
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Robert Stevenson
Genres:
Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Hoagy Carmichael, Brad Dexter, Jane Russell, Victor Mature
Plot:

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. 

2
1
Vendetta
PG

Vendetta

(1950)
1
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Stuart Heisler, Mel Ferrer, Max Ophüls, Preston Sturges, Paul Weatherwax
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Hugo Haas, Joseph Calleia, Faith Domergue, George Dolenz, Donald Buka
1
0
Second Chance

Second Chance

(1953)
2
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Rudolph Maté
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, Robert Mitchum, Linda Darnell, Sandro Giglio, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.
Plot:

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. 

2
0
The Tattooed Stranger

The Tattooed Stranger

(1950)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Edward Montagne
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Romance, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Patricia Barry, John Miles, Walter Kinsella, Frank Tweddell, Rod McLennan
Plot:

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. 

0
0
The Whip Hand

The Whip Hand

(1951)
0
0
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
Plot:

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? 

0
0
Jet Pilot

Jet Pilot

(1957)
2
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Action, Romance, War, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Paul Fix, Roland Winters, John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen
2
1
Sky Devils

Sky Devils

(1932)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Action, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ann Dvorak, Spencer Tracy, William 'Stage' Boyd, George Cooper, Billy Bevan
0
0
Son of Sinbad
PG

Son of Sinbad

(1955)
1
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Ted Tetzlaff
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Dale Robertson, Vincent Price, Sally Forrest, Leon Askin, Lili St. Cyr
Plot:

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.

1
0
The Outlaw

The Outlaw

(1943)
5
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell, Jack Buetel, Walter Huston, Mimi Aguglia
5
2
Two Tickets to Broadway

Two Tickets to Broadway

(1951)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
James V. Kern
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Janet Leigh, Tony Martin, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken, Ann Miller
Plot:

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. 

0
0
Behind the Rising Sun

Behind the Rising Sun

(1943)
2
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
J. Carrol Naish, Robert Ryan, Margo, Tom Neal, Gloria Holden
2
0
Underwater!

Underwater!

(1955)
4
1
As:
Producer
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Gilbert Roland, Jane Russell, Richard Egan, Lori Nelson, Robert Keith
Plot:

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. 

4
1
The French Line

The French Line

(1953)
2
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Gilbert Roland, Jane Russell, Arthur Hunnicutt, Mary McCarty, Joyce Mackenzie
Plot:

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.  

2
1
The Conqueror

The Conqueror

(1956)
1
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Dick Powell
Genres:
Biography, History, Romance, Adventure, War
Star Cast:
Agnes Moorehead, Susan Hayward, John Hoyt, John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz
1
2
Swell Hogan

Swell Hogan

(1926)
2
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Ralph Graves
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ralph Graves
2
0