Great Revisionist/Non Traditional Western's

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1.
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
 
2.
Ride the High Country (1962)
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
3.
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
 
4.
Hombre (1967)
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John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws. (111 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
5.
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
 
6.
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. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
7.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
8.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
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In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie. (98 mins.)
 
9.
Little Big Man (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
10.
Soldier Blue (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort. (112 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
11.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
The Hired Hand (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Harry returns home to his wife and farm after drifting with his friend Arch and has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Fonda
 
14.
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
 
15.
Dirty Little Billy (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A more realistic, based-on-reality, unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history, Billy The Kid. (93 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
 
16.
Bad Company (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
17.
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive. (92 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
21.
Valdez Is Coming (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man. (90 mins.)
Director: Edwin Sherin
 
22.
Zandy's Bride (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An American settler marries an European mail-order bride and together they learn how to thrive in the harsh wilderness while working on their relationship too. (97 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
23.
Comes a Horseman (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor... (118 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
24.
Goin' South (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse-thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the sheriff, the bank - and each other. (105 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
 
25.
Heartland (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
26.
Heaven's Gate (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a sheriff born into wealth attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests. (325 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
27.
The Long Riders (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
28.
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
 
29.
Barbarosa (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
30.
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
This movie looks at the last years (not days, as implied in the title) of famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James... (120 mins.)
 
31.
Walker (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
32.
Once Upon a Texas Train (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An outlaw and a Texas Ranger captain have a life-long personal feud but 20 years later, with old-age settling-in, they must put their differences aside in order to face the latest Texas problem - the youngest generation of outlaws. (96 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
33.
Billy the Kid (1989 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Gore Vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of Turner Network Television's Billy the Kid. (96 mins.)
 
34.
Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)
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In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride... (105 mins.)
Director: Nancy Kelly
 
35.
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
 
36.
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people. (115 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
37.
Posse (1993)
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A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They... (111 mins.)
 
38.
Tombstone (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
 
39.
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-nineteenth century... (121 mins.)
 
40.
Frank & Jesse (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill... (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Boris
 
41.
The Last Outlaw (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Left for dead by his bank robbing gang, a marauder joins a posse to seek revenge. (93 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
42.
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
 
43.
Dead Man (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
44.
Wild Bill (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane. (98 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
45.
Lone Star (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
46.
Il mio West (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife and half-breed son, who narrates the tale... (95 mins.)
 
47.
Ride with the Devil (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights... (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
48.
Grey Owl (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American. (118 mins.)
 
49.
South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit... (104 mins.)
Director: Dwight Yoakam
 
50.
Texas Rangers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
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
 
51.
American Outlaws (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge... (94 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
 
52.
The Missing (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
53.
Open Range (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
54.
Hidalgo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
55.
The Proposition (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
56.
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
 
57.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west. (133 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
 
58.
September Dawn (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group. (111 mins.)
 
59.
Seraphim Falls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge. (115 mins.)
 
60.
True Grit (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)