Off-Beat Westerns

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1.
The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue (62 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield
 
2.
Valley of Hunted Men (1942)
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It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity... (60 mins.)
Director: John English
“ Western with Nazis ” - KasparM
 
3.
The Outlaw (1943)
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald. (116 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
4.
Duel in the Sun (1946)
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Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad. (129 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
5.
Westward the Women (1951)
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there. (118 mins.)
 
6.
Rancho Notorious (1952)
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After the murder of his fiancée, a Wyoming ranch hand sets out to find her killer. (89 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
7.
Track of the Cat (1954)
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A family saga: In a stunning mountain valley ranch setting near Aspen, complex and dangerous family... (102 mins.)
 
8.
Johnny Guitar (1954)
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After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
9.
The Left Handed Gun (1958)
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After his employer is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy vows revenge on the murderers, (102 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
10.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
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Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West. (100 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
11.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
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After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California. (141 mins.)
Director: Marlon Brando
 
12.
The Gun Hawk (1963)
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When his town-drunk father is killed by the Sully brothers, gunfighter Blaine Madden exacts his revenge but has to flee, aided by a young aspiring gunslinger, when the sheriff tries to arrest him. (92 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
13.
Lemonade Joe (1964)
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Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol... (95 mins.)
Director: Oldrich Lipský
 
14.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
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A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons. (100 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
15.
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
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Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse. (82 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
16.
Viva Maria! (1965)
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Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death... (120 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
17.
The Shooting (1966)
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme. (82 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
18.
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
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A young gunfighter plans to track down and eliminate the bandits who killed his family, and forms a tenuous alliance with an aging ex-outlaw to achieve this end. (120 mins.)
Director: Giulio Petroni
 
19.
Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
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Various factions, including a half-breed bandit, a gang of homosexual cowboys and a priest, feud over stolen gold in a surreal town. (100 mins.)
Director: Giulio Questi
 
20.
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
 
21.
Johnny Hamlet (1968)
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On his way back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton is visited in his sleep by the ghost of his father... (91 mins.)
 
22.
Lonesome Cowboys (1968)
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Five lonesome cowboys get all hot & bothered at home en the range after confronting Ramona Alvarez and her nurse. (109 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
23.
Antonio das Mortes (1969)
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol)... (100 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
25.
Deadlock (1970)
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In a deserted mining town at the end of nowhere three desperate men fight over a suitcase full of cash. (85 mins.)
Director: Roland Klick
 
26.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
27.
Zachariah (1971)
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Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west. (93 mins.)
Director: George Englund
 
28.
The Beguiled (1971)
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While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him. (105 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
29.
Whity (1971)
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Whity is the biracial butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the south-west U.S. in 1878. The father... (95 mins.)
 
30.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
31.
Bad Company (1972)
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A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
32.
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
 
33.
High Plains Drifter (1973)
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A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way. (105 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
34.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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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
 
35.
Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)
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A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris. (108 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
36.
Keoma (1976)
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A half-breed ex-Union gunfighter attempts to protect his plague-ridden hometown from being overridden by his racist half-brothers and a Confederate tyrant. (105 mins.)
 
37.
The Wind Blows Under Your Feet (1976)
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(90 mins.)
Director: György Szomjas
 
38.
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time. (126 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
39.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
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The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable... (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
40.
Rosszemberek (1979)
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(90 mins.)
Director: György Szomjas
 
41.
Barbarosa (1982)
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A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law. (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
42.
Utu (1984)
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In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty... (118 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
43.
Straight to Hell (1986)
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A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot... (86 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
44.
Walker (1987)
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An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua. (94 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
45.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
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Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age... (95 mins.)
 
46.
Dead Man (1995)
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On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. (121 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
47.
Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)
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With its loud acting style, exuberant sets and stunning shots in pastel colours, this Thai cult film is as much a parody as an homage to the Western and the romantic tearjerker. (110 mins.)
 
48.
The Proposition (2005)
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A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother. (104 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
49.
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town... (121 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
50.
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
 
51.
Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
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In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman. (132 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang