The Highest Grossing Westerns Of The 80's And 90's

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1.
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
 
2.
Wild Wild West (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain. (106 mins.)
 
3.
Maverick (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
4.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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
 
5.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Young Guns (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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.)
 
8.
Young Guns II (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid. (104 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
9.
Pale Rider (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
10.
Silverado (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. (133 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
11.
Wyatt Earp (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
12.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat. (75 mins.)
 
13.
Quigley Down Under (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems. (119 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
14.
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament. (107 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
15.
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
 
16.
Posse (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They... (111 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Bad Girls (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West. (99 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
19.
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
The sole surviving Texas Ranger of an ambush arranged by Butch Cavandish returns to fight back as a masked hero. (98 mins.)
 
20.
Comin' at Ya! (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Tragedy strikes as two ruthless brothers kidnap a bride during her wedding. Hurt and angry, H.H. begins his quest to find the love he lost, and take vengeance upon the wicked. Comin' at Ya. (91 mins.)
 
21.
Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today... (88 mins.)
Director: Hugh Wilson
 
22.
The Grey Fox (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber. (110 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
 
23.
Wagons East (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The retelling of an incident in Gonzales, Texas in 1901 revolving around a stolen horse, mistaken identity and a killing. An unusual story of the all too usual exploitation of the powerless in Texas History.
 
29.
Lust in the Dust (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west. (84 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
 
30.
Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride... (105 mins.)
Director: Nancy Kelly
 
31.
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-nineteenth century... (121 mins.)
 
32.
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In 19th century Oklahoma two teen girls, fans of stories about outlaws, are on a quest to meet and join up with them. They find a shadow of a former gang and although disappointed still try to help them escape from a vigorous marshal. (97 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
33.
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West... (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
34.
Silent Tongue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him. (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Shepard
 
35.
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