Western Movie Timeline

I've already started a few lists intended to create an approximate chronoligical order of war movies, which in turn were inspired by a timeline of World War II films. Being the insane person that I am, I thought I'd try something a bit crazier, an effort to chronologically list Westerns.

Now technically it is impossible to list every western ever made since there's been literally millions of them made since 1903, combined with the fact that not all westerns actually establish a date, but I can still pull out a bunch of films and put them into some form of chronoligical order that can be watched as a sort of "Chronicles of the Wild West".

If you have any films you would like to suggest, feel free to mention them in the comments. It especially helps if the film in question specifies a year or if you can make a logical guess as to when it would take place based on what information is given (I.E. weapons used, references to real-life events, ect.)

You can find more in-depth information on the dates of each films here:

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1.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
2.
Unconquered (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War. (146 mins.)
 
3.
Guns for San Sebastian (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1743, outlaw Leon Alastray is hunted by the Spanish army but is given sanctuary by a priest in a village terrorized by marauding Yaqui Indians. (111 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
4.
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress... (100 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
5.
The Alamo (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas. (167 mins.)
Director: John Wayne
 
6.
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions. (104 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
7.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
8.
Red River (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. (133 mins.)
 
9.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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
“ The film is set during the American Civil War. The exact year is never stated, but most have estimated it to be set in 1861. ” - John Hitchcock
 
10.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Indians and the pursuing Union troops. (99 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
11.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
12.
Major Dundee (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the US, a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries and scouts. (123 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
13.
Hangman's Knot (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Confederate Major and his troops are falsely led to believe the Civil War is not over, and become wanted men after they attack a Union Army wagon train in Nevada. (81 mins.)
Director: Roy Huggins
 
14.
Horizons West (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas. (81 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
15.
The Man from Colorado (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them... (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
16.
The Undefeated (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are... (119 mins.)
 
17.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
18.
Rio Grande (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years. (105 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
19.
Dakota (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In 1871 Dakota, two crooked businessmen oppose the local wheat farmers and the railroad development, in order to control the town of Fargo. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
20.
The Appaloosa (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. (98 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
21.
The Quick and the Dead (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
22.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
23.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
24.
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
 
25.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
26.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. (122 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
27.
True Grit (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
28.
Appaloosa (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
29.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
30.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (164 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
31.
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
32.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
33.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
34.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
35.
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother. (122 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
36.
The Shootist (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
37.
Viva Zapata! (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century. (113 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
38.
Viva Villa! (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death... (115 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
39.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
40.
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution. (157 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
41.
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life. (112 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
42.
The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In 1915, an American adventurer joins the supporters of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. (92 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
43.
Bandido! (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution. (92 mins.)
 
44.
They Came to Cordura (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommended soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
45.
Death Hunt (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
 
46.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors. (86 mins.)
 
47.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. (81 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
48.
The Misfits (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A divorcee falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
49.
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary. (107 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
50.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
51.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ I know that most of Blazing Saddles appears to be set in the typical 19th century of most Westerns (Mel Brooks even explicitly states the year is 1874), but when everyone breaks out of the set, it's clearly set during the present day. ” - John Hitchcock
 
52.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo. (112 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
53.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)