The Greatest TV Westerns of All-Time

Best western TV shows, movies, and mini-series...
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1.
Gunsmoke (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City. (60 mins.)
 
2.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory. (384 mins.)
 
3.
Rawhide (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way. (50 mins.)
 
4.
Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
 
6.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
 
7.
The Rifleman (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son. (30 mins.)
 
8.
The Virginian (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers... (75 mins.)
 
9.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
 
10.
Wagon Train (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains... (75 mins.)
 
11.
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire. (25 mins.)
 
14.
Cheyenne (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Hell on Wheels (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife... (42 mins.)
 
16.
The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides... (100 mins.)
 
17.
Streets of Laredo (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza... (300 mins.)
 
18.
Maverick (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers... (60 mins.)
 
19.
Conagher (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead... (94 mins.)
 
20.
The Big Valley (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Kung Fu (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu. (60 mins.)
 
22.
26 Men (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
True stories of the Arizona rangers around 1900. (30 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
23.
Broken Trail (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A veteran cowboy and his nephew save five Chinese girls from prostitution while trekking from Oregon to Wyoming. (184 mins.)
 
24.
Into the West (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans. (552 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Monte Walsh (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but... (117 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
27.
Comanche Moon (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove. (360 mins.)
 
28.
Laramie (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to... (60 mins.)
 
29.
Zorro (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro. (30 mins.)
 
30.
Crossfire Trail (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone... (92 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
31.
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks... (30 mins.)
 
32.
Dead Man's Walk (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe. (272 mins.)
 
33.
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces. (140 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
34.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
'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
 
35.
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
 
36.
How the West Was Won (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.
 
37.
Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box (144 mins.)
Director: Peter Levin
 
38.
The Wild Wild West (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. (50 mins.)
 
39.
The Lone Ranger (1949 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner. (30 mins.)
 
40.
The Roy Rogers Show (1951 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle. (30 mins.)
 
41.
The Young Riders (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express. (60 mins.)
 
42.
The High Chaparral (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to... (60 mins.)
 
43.
The Gene Autry Show (1950 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest. (30 mins.)
 
44.
The Magnificent Seven (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When an Indian village is threatened by ex-Confederate soldiers, several villagers head out to seek help... (60 mins.)
 
45.
Sugarfoot (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his... (60 mins.)
Director: Irving J. Moore
 
46.
The Jack Bull (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After being wrongfully denied justice, a horse trader seeks his own justice on a treacherous rancher. (116 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
47.
Wanted: The Sundance Woman (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Sundance Kids widow Etta Place joins up with Pancho Villa. (100 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
48.
Blood River (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found... (92 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski