Master List of Westernsby james-lacovara | created - 02 Jun 2012 | updated - 09 Jul 2012 | Public
This is a list of western movies contending for my top 500 list
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1. 10,000 Dollars for a Massacre (1967)
100 min | Western
Django has become a bounty hunter who is asked to chase a villain who has kidnapped a young girl. Because he is not offered enough money, he decides to join forces with the bandit but he's double-crossed by the ruthless villain.
2. 100 Rifles (1969)
R | 110 min | Adventure, Romance, War
In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, native revolutionary Yaqui Joe robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people, but finds himself sought by an American lawman and the Mexican Army.
6. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
7. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 255,465 | Gross: $53.61M
8. 7 Women (1966)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
In China in 1935, seven dedicated missionary women try to protect themselves from the advances of a barbaric Mongolian warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.
11. A Bullet for Sandoval (1969)
GP | 105 min | Western
A soldier deserts his outfit the night before a major battle, after receiving an urgent message. He heads across the border to Mexico to marry his pregnant girlfriend before she gives birth... See full summary »
12. A Bullet for the General (1967)
M | 115 min | Action, Western
A band of Mexican gun-runners employed by a revolutionary general accept an American into their gang, unaware of his intentions.
13. A Day of Fury (1956)
Approved | 78 min | Western
When gunslinger Jagade arrives in a law-abiding god-fearing town he manages to turn the townsfolk into scoff-law sinners while the town Marshal is powerless due to a moral debt to Jagade.
14. A Distant Trumpet (1964)
Approved | 117 min | Western
West Point graduate Lt. Hazard is posted to Fort Delivery, Arizona, where he has to deal with lax discipline, romantic complications, Apaches and his conflicting feelings toward the Indians.
15. A Stranger in Town (1967)
Approved | 86 min | Action, Drama, Western
A lone gunfighter attempts to make a deal with a Mexican bandit to split a shipment of stolen gold, resulting in a brutal game of double-cross between the two parties.
16. Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 164,240 | Gross: $14.50M
17. A Gunfight (1971)
GP | 89 min | Romance, Western
Two aging gunfighters in need of money come to an agreement to organize an actual showdown between them and sell tickets for it. The townsfolk is more than interested to see the "show".
20. A Man Called Blade (1977)
Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A bounty hunter arrives in a mining town and is hired to track down the missing daughter of the town's crippled mayor and learns she has been kidnapped by the mayor's corrupt right-hand-man and a band of outlaws he is secretly working for.
21. A Man Called Horse (1970)
M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.
22. A Pistol for Ringo (1965)
Unrated | 98 min | Action, Drama, Western
An 'angel-faced' gunfighter is tasked with infiltrating a ranch overrun by Mexican bandits and saving their hostages, including the fiancée of the local sheriff.
23. The Mercenary (1968)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Western
A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and peasant girl as they lead a revolution against the oppressive Mexican Government, and are pursued by an American rival.
24. A Thunder of Drums (1961)
Approved | 97 min | Western
The trials and tribulations of bitter veteran Captain Maddocks and argumentative rookie Lieutenant McQuade at a cavalry desert outpost.
25. A Time for Dying (1969)
M | 67 min | Western
In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.
26. A Time for Killing (1967)
Not Rated | 88 min | Western
Confederate POWs escape a Union camp and make for the Mexico border chased by Union troops with both parties oblivious to the fact that peace was declared.
27. A Town Called Hell (1971)
R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A group of Mexican revolutionaries murders a town priest and a number of his christian followers. Ten years later, a widow arrives in town intent to take revenge from her husband's killers.
30. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.
33. Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)
37 min | Short, Drama, History
The whole reason the IMAX was built in Rivercenter Mall in San Antonio was to play this movie. It plays every day and is a tear jerker. It covers the fall of the Alamo and is a very ... See full summary »
35. Alias Jesse James (1959)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.
37. Along the Great Divide (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.
38. Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Approved | 116 min | Western
During the Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers.
40. American Outlaws (2001)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Western
When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,685 | Gross: $13.26M
41. And God Said to Cain (1970)
Not Rated | 93 min | Western
Gary Hamilton, innocently sentenced to ten years in prison is released. When he comes out he promises himself to seek revenge on the guilty.
42. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History
Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.
43. Angel and the Badman (1947)
Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western
Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.
44. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.
Votes: 3,586 | Gross: $8.00M
45. Antonio das Mortes (1969)
100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »
46. Apache (1954)
Not Rated | 91 min | Western
Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.
Votes: 3,184 | Gross: $6.00M
48. Winnetou (1963)
91 min | Western, Adventure
When violent conflict breaks out between greedy railroaders and a tribe of Mescalero Apaches, only two men, destined to be blood brothers, can prevent all-out war: chief's son Winnetou and German engineer Old Shatterhand.
49. Appaloosa (2008)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 53,337 | Gross: $20.21M
50. Arizona (1940)
Approved | 125 min | Western
During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians.
51. Arizona Colt (1966)
M | 104 min | Western
Bandit Gordo frees a group of prisoners, forcing them to join his gang or die. Arizona Colt, declining to do either, heads for Blackstone City where Gordon is planning a robbery. When one ... See full summary »
52. Arrowhead (1953)
Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon works for the US Army at Fort Clark, Texas and he dreams of aiding in bringing peace to the region, despite opposition from both the Army and the Apaches.
53. At Gunpoint (1955)
Approved | 81 min | Western
The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits.
54. Avenging Angel (2007 TV Movie)
81 min | Drama, Western
A preacher (Sorbo) becomes a bounty hunter after a group of refugees seeking shelter in his church is murdered by a gang of ruthless outlaws.
56. Bad Company (1972)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
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.
57. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
58. Badman's Territory (1946)
Passed | 97 min | Western
Sheriff Mark Rowley and his brother John find themselves in an annexed area of Indian Territory which is home to notorious outlaws like Jesse James and Sam Bass.
60. Bandidos (1967)
Unrated | 90 min | Western
Renowned gunman Richard Martin is traveling on a train, held up by Billy Kane, a former student of Martin's. Kane spares Martin, but only after shooting his hands. Years later, Martin meets... See full summary »
61. Bandolero! (1968)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mace Bishop masquerades as a hangman in order to save his outlaw brother from the gallows, runs to Mexico chased by the sheriff's posse and fights against Mexican bandits.
63. Barbary Coast (1935)
91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »
64. Belle of the Yukon (1944)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In the Yukon mining town of Malemute, saloon owner John Calhoun and an assortment of shady characters are after the bags of gold dust the miners deposit in the new bank managed by Calhoun himself.
65. Belle Starr (1941)
Approved | 87 min | Western
At the end of the Civil War, Southern beauty Belle Shirley, indignant at the way Yankees treat the Southerners, marries Confederate guerrilla leader Sam Starr and continues to raid Union towns, becoming a symbol of Southern resistance.
66. Bend of the River (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.
67. Big Jake (1971)
GP | 110 min | Western
In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Big Jake McCandles' grandson and hold him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.
Votes: 9,035 | Gross: $7.50M
68. Billy the Kid (1930)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Western
In this version of the Billy the Kid legend, Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff ... See full summary »
69. Billy the Kid (1941)
Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western
In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.
73. Blackthorn (2011)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Western
In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
Votes: 8,093 | Gross: $0.20M
74. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 107,072 | Gross: $119.50M
75. Blind Justice (1994 TV Movie)
R | 85 min | Action, Western
Canaan, a mysterious gunfighter left nearly blind from Civil War combat, roams through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt ... See full summary »
76. Blindman (1971)
R | 105 min | Western
After fifty mail order brides intended for miner husbands are sold off to bandits, the blind but deadly gunfighter hired to escort them heads into Mexico in pursuit.
77. Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965)
98 min | Action, Romance, Western
Giuliano Gemma plays a confederate soldier who returns from the war to fight one at home. Unbeknownst to him, his brother has become the infamous gunfighter "Black Jack" to defeat the local... See full summary »
78. Blood on the Moon (1948)
Passed | 88 min | Western
Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.
79. God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)
PG-13 | 97 min | Western
After a train is robbed of its payroll, an insurance agent and a card-shark team-up to retrieve the loot from the bandits who guard it at a secret location near the Mexican border.
80. Blood Simple. (1984)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
Votes: 73,768 | Gross: $2.15M
81. Blue (1968)
TV-14 | 113 min | Romance, Western
An American young man who was raised by Mexican bandits must choose sides when his Mexican gang carries out violent murderous raids into U.S. border towns.
83. Boom Town (1940)
Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.
Votes: 2,535 | Gross: $9.17M
85. Border River (1954)
Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western
A Confederate officer and his men journey to Mexico to buy guns to continue the war effort. A Union officer determines to stop them.
86. Branded (1950)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Western
A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.
92. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Approved | 78 min | Drama, Western
Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.
94. Buffalo Bill (1944)
Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western
The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.
PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western
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.
96. Buffalo Girls (1995– )
180 min | Western
Wild. Untamed. Legendary. Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the ... See full summary »
97. Buffalo Soldiers (1997 TV Movie)
G | 100 min | Drama, History, Western
Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ... See full summary »
98. Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)
Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western
After violently attacking a fellow officer Lt. Edward Garnett, cavalry Captain Kern Shafter is court martialled. Later, he rejoins the army with Custer's regiment at Fort Lincoln, Dakota, becoming a sergeant, where he runs into his old foe.
99. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western
A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.
100. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western
A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.
Votes: 1,055 | Gross: $5.14M