Harrison Ford’s Greatest Movie Is Not Available To Stream Anywhere

Harrison Ford's highest-ranked movie on Rotten Tomatoes, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, is not available for streaming.

By Britta DeVore | Updated

While you may be able to catch Harrison Ford’s Ender’s Game on HBO Max or check him out in the Yellowstone universe opposite Helen Mirren on Paramount+’s 1923, you won’t be able to see the actor’s top-rated movie on any streaming platform. Unfortunately for fans hosting their next Ford watch-a-thon, this title can only be rented and it isn’t even one of his iconic roles in several notable franchises. Give up? According to Rotten Tomatoes, Ford’s best movie is the documentary, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse.

Nabbing an impressive 100% on the online rating site, the look behind Francis Ford Coppola’s war epic, Apocalypse Now, steadily holds the bragging rights of Harrison Ford’s best movie. The legendary filmmaker’s wife, Eleanor Coppola, found the making of the Vietnam War film so unbelievable that she pushed for a behind-the-scenes feature that would take audiences along for the larger-than-life story of creating the award-winning film. Passing her narrated clips on to George Hickenlooper and Fax Bahr, the directorial duo took it upon themselves to carry Eleanor Coppola’s torch and fill out the rest of the story.

Piecing their documentary together, Bahr and Hickenlooper not only used the material handed to them by Eleanor Coppola but also brought in a slew of notable cast members, including Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, for interviews to get their first-hand accounts on what it was like to create the film. Along with going down in history as Harrison Ford’s best movie, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse was also an award circuit darling following its premiere at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

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So, what was so special and crazy about Apocalypse Now for it to land a documentary that would ultimately become Harrison Ford’s best movie on Rotten Tomatoes? After knocking everybody dead with his mafia-centered treasures The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, it seemed as though the sky was the limit for Francis Ford Coppola. Moving on to base a film on the horrors of the Vietnam War, the legendary director sunk all of his resources into ensuring the film would be a success. However, the set would see its fair share of hardships from shifting weather patterns to Martin Sheen’s heart attack during filming.

As Francis Ford Coppola sweated bullets watching time and money hemorrhage from his production, his wife Eleanor brought her own camera to set every day to film the chaos. Of course, Coppola’s luck would turn around and the director would come out on top with yet another critically celebrated, Oscar-winning title under his belt. For Harrison Ford, the telling documentary clocks in just above his first foray into Indiana Jones in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark making Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse the actor’s best movie.

Of course, when it comes to Harrison Ford’s lengthy career in Hollywood, it’s no shock that fans will hotly debate this documentary as his best movie. From his work in the Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Blade Runner franchises to his leading roles in The Fugitive and Witness, it’s hard to find a film that fans won’t completely argue over as the iconic star’s most memorable masterpiece.

While he’ll soon be joining another franchise by pairing up with Marvel, it’s back in the saddle (or fedora) via a new Indy-centered tale that we’ll see Harrison Ford next. Re-teaming with some familiar faces and new-to-the-franchise star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, audiences will soon go on a fresh adventure with Indiana Jones in the franchise’s fifth film, The Dial of Destiny. Hopping back and forth through time, the feature (which could be the actor’s next best movie) will see the beloved archaeologist extraordinaire coming to blows with Nazis during the great Space Race.

Beyond that, it will be an exciting twist to see Harrison Ford in the next batch of MCU productions with the actor making his debut as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (and possibly Red Hulk) in Captain America: New World Order followed by The Thunderbolts. Keeping himself incredibly busy, we also know that Ford will return to his role on the Yellowstone spinoff 1923 for the show’s second season and he can currently be seen on Apple TV+ opposite Jason Segel in the comedy-drama Shrinking. With the love for Marvel productions at an all-time high, perhaps his time in New World Order or The Thunderbolts will replace Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse as his best movie yet.