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1.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
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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. (175 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
2.
Ace High (1968)
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A recently-escaped bandit forms an unlikely alliance with two bounty hunters and an acrobat to get revenge against the people who framed him. (132 mins.)
 
3.
Shane (1953)
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
4.
They Call Me Trinity (1970)
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A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen. (113 mins.)
Director: E.B. Clucher
 
5.
Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1971)
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Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead. (117 mins.)
Director: E.B. Clucher
 
6.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
7.
Wyatt Earp (1994)
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Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. (191 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
8.
Tombstone (1993)
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. (130 mins.)
 
9.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
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A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
10.
My Name Is Nobody (1973)
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A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire. (116 mins.)
Director: Tonino Valerii
 
11.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
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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. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
12.
Silverado (1985)
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A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. (133 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
13.
Appaloosa (2008)
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Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow. (115 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
14.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
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An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
15.
The Night Before Christmas (1994)
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Two brothers who hate themselves are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together. (107 mins.)
Director: Terence Hill
 
16.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
17.
The Hunting Party (1971)
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A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife. (111 mins.)
Director: Don Medford
 
18.
Broken Trail (2006 Mini-Series)
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Print Miller feels guilty about inheriting his nephew's mother's house and partners up with him to drive horses for sale in an eventful journey. (184 mins.)
 
19.
The Far Country (1954)
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A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson. (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
20.
Texas Rangers (2001)
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A ragtag group of youngsters band together after the American Civil War to form the Texas Rangers, a group charged with the dangerous, ruthless duty of cleaning up the West. (90 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
21.
Soldier Blue (1970)
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After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty... (112 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
22.
The Missing (2003)
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In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
23.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993 Mini-Series)
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'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs... (322 mins.)
Director: Mike Robe
 
24.
The Cowboys (1972)
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When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a... (134 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
25.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
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A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. (122 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
26.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (145 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
27.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
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An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
28.
Young Guns (1988)
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A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted. (107 mins.)
 
29.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
30.
How the West Was Won (1962)
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
31.
Navajo Joe (1966)
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A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe. (93 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
32.
Joe Kidd (1972)
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An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader. (88 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
33.
Minnesota Clay (1964)
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Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
34.
Amigo, Stay Away (1972)
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When, after serving a three-year sentence, Ben Bellow is released from prison, Charlie Logan is waiting for him... (109 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
 
35.
A Pistol for Ringo (1965)
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An 'angel-faced' gunfighter is tasked with infiltrating a ranch overrun by Mexican bandits and saving their hostages, including the fiancée of the local sheriff. (98 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
36.
I giorni della violenza (1967)
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During the last months of the Civil War, Joe's brother is unjustly killed by Clifford, a captain in the Northen army. Joe decides to join a group of Southerners determined to resist till the end. (105 mins.)
Director: Al Bradley
 
37.
The Great Silence (1968)
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A mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds. (105 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
38.
Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965)
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Giuliano Gemma plays a confederate soldier who returns from the war to fight one at home. Unbeknownst to him... (99 mins.)
 
39.
Run, Man, Run (1968)
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Several competing groups and mavericks (including the lead character Cuchillo) are hunting a gold treasure of $3,000,000. The gold was reserved for the Mexican revolution. (120 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
40.
Texas, Adios (1966)
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A Texan sheriff and his younger brother travel across the frontier into Mexico to confront the man who killed their father. (93 mins.)
 
41.
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
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In the Old West a little boy witnesses the murder of his family by gunmen and grows up with plans to track them all down, and kill them. (120 mins.)
Director: Giulio Petroni
 
42.
Sugar Colt (1966)
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In order to avenge a friend and to fulfill his last wish, Rocco has to find out what happened to an army corps that has mysteriously disappeared... (106 mins.)
Director: Franco Giraldi
 
43.
Buddy Goes West (1981)
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Two outlaws: "The doctor" (Bud Spencer) and the Indian Girolamo (Amidou) are helping villagers to fight... (90 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
 
44.
Rio Bravo (1959)
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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. (141 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
45.
The Big Country (1958)
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (165 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
46.
Hondo (1953)
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector. (83 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
47.
Chisum (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war. (111 mins.)
 
48.
Hannie Caulder (1971)
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After she is raped and her husband murdered, a woman hires a bounty hunter to instruct her in the use of a gun so she can get her revenge on the three outlaws responsible. (85 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
49.
Big Jake (1971)
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In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Big Jake McCandles' grandson and hold him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy. (110 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
50.
E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico (1972)
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By his dying father's last wish Joe is sent to the Wild West to become a real guy. The dreamy young man despises guns and fights... (125 mins.)
Director: E.B. Clucher
 
51.
A Man Called Horse (1970)
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In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by American Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader. (114 mins.)
 
52.
Rio Lobo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
53.
Face to Face (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A history professor has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang, commanding it with efficient, educated ruthlessness. (107 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
54.
The Five Man Army (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army. (105 mins.)
 
55.
100 Rifles (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In 19th century Mexico, a native revolutionary, Yaqui Joe, robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people but he finds himself wanted by American lawmen and the Mexican Army. (110 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
56.
The Professionals (1966)
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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
57.
Django (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries. (92 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
58.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled. (103 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
59.
Panhandle 38 (1972)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Antonio Secchi
 
60.
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer. (111 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
61.
Rough Riders (1997 TV Series)
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Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War. (240 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
62.
The Sacketts (1979 Mini-Series)
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Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three... (240 mins.)
Director: Robert Totten