Top 5 Westernsby The_Badger_Man | created - 12 Dec 2010 | updated - 12 Dec 2010 | Public
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1. El Dorado (1967)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Votes: 19,828 | Gross: $12.97M
Wayne, Mitchum, and Caan make an excellent leading trio in this redo of Rio Bravo.
2. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 164 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 244,805 | Gross: $5.32M
One of the best movie scores of all time intensifies this Leone masterpiece.
3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 563,693 | Gross: $6.10M
Classic performances and a classic score make western a true classic.
4. Tombstone (1993)
R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Votes: 105,472 | Gross: $56.51M
Many great lines and a multitude of great actors create this great movie.
5. Open Range (2003)
R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Votes: 58,258 | Gross: $58.33M
The end fight scene establishes itself as one the best action sequences in movie history.