John Wayne Essential 14-Movie Collection; Arrives On DVD May 11, 2021 From Paramount

john wayne essential 14 movie collectionParamount Home Entertainment has officially announced a ‘John Wayne Essential 14-Movie Collection’ on DVD which will include Hondo, True Grit, El Dorado and a handful of other John Wayne classics in one massive DVD set. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the release featuring the list of films included and more.

Own 14 of John Wayne’s Most Essential Films Together in One Collection for the First Time

14-DVD Set Arrives May 11, 2021


Relive some of the greatest performances by legendary actor John Wayne with the JOHN WAYNE ESSENTIAL 14-MOVIE COLLECTION, arriving on DVD May 11, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.


An American hero and icon, Wayne had an epic, 50-year film career in which he played the lead in over 140 films.  He was nominated* for three Academy Awards®, winning the Best Actor award for his performance in True Grit.


Representing Paramount’s biggest John Wayne collection ever, this 14-movie set spans nearly 25 years of Wayne’s exceptional career and includes his only Oscar®-winning performance in True Grit and his final lead role in The Shootist.  Encompassing epic stories of integrity and dramatic battles of will, these fan-favorites capture the virtue, courage, and humor of an American original.


The films in the DVD collection are:

  • Hondo (1953)
  • Island in the Sky (1953)
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • Hatari! (1962)
  • Donovan’s Reef (1963)
  • McLintock! (1963)
  • In Harm’s Way (1965)
  • The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
  • El Dorado (1966)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • Rio Lobo (1970)
  • Big Jake (1971)
  • The Shootist (1976)


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TRUE GRIT  U.S. Rating:  G

RIO LOBO  U.S. Rating:  G

BIG JAKE U.S. Rating:  PG-13 for Western violence



*1949, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Sands of Iwo Jima; 1960, Best Picture, The Alamo (Wayne served as a producer); 1969, Best Actor in a Leading Role, True Grit


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