On the day that the legendary actor Harrison Ford turns 81, we take a look and recommend some of his best movies to add to your watch list.
After appearing in supporting roles in American Graffiti (1973) and The Conversation (1974), Harrison Ford then went on to becoming one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood. Shooting him to fame was his appearance as Han Solo in the Star Wars movies, a role that he played right up until Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). This role led him to becoming the lead for Indiana Jones and the Blade Runner movies, as well as the lead actor in a vast number of other great movies.
MUST WATCH HARRISON FORD MOVIES
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
A group of teenagers in California's central valley spend one final night after their 1962 high school graduation cruising the strip with their buddies before they pursue their varying goals.
Dir. George Lucas
HANOVER STREET (1979)
Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Dir. Peter Hyams
STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
After the Rebels are overpowered by the Empire, Luke Skywalker begins his Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends, Han Solo and Princess Leia are pursued across the galaxy by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Dir. Irvin Kershner
BLADE RUNNER (1982)
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Dir. Ridley Scott
When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder while visiting Philadelphia with his mother, police detective John Book tries to protect the boy until an attempt on Book's life forces him into hiding in Amish country.
Dir. Peter Weir
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)
In 1938, after his father goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones finds himself up against the Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
Dir. Steven Spielberg
THE FUGITIVE (1993)
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.
Dir. Andrew Davis
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (1994)
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Dir. Phillip Noyce
AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
Communist radicals hijack Air Force One with the U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Dir. Wolfgang Petersen
WHAT LIES BENEATH (2000)
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.
Dir. Robert Zemeckis