Top 25 1950's Westerns

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1.
Man of the West (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band. (100 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
2.
The Big Country (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (165 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
3.
The Gunfighter (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner. (85 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
4.
The Naked Spur (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers. (91 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
5.
The Last Hunt (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in the early 1880s, this is the story of one of the last buffalo hunts in the Northwest. Sandy McKinzie is tired of hunting buffalo... (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
6.
High Noon (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
7.
The Wonderful Country (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels... (98 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
8.
Cowboy (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves... (92 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
9.
The Tall T (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws. (78 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
10.
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
11.
Two Flags West (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
12.
Westward the Women (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there. (118 mins.)
 
13.
Devil's Doorway (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After the Civil War, a highly decorated Shoshone Indian veteran plans to raise cattle in Wyoming but white farmers plan to grab fertile tribal lands by pitting the whites against the Indians. (84 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
14.
Shane (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
15.
Vera Cruz (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
16.
The Man from Laramie (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals. (104 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
17.
Day of the Outlaw (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow. (92 mins.)
Director: Andre De Toth
 
18.
The Furies (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman. (109 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
19.
Ride Lonesome (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
20.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife. (95 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
21.
Rio Bravo (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. (141 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
22.
Fort Massacre (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians. (80 mins.)
 
23.
Saddle the Wind (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Steve Sinclair is a world a world-weary former gunslinger, now living as a peaceful farmer. Things go wrong when his wild younger brother Tony arrives on the scene with his new bride Joan Blake. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
24.
Wichita (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1874, after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita, Wyatt Earp reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job and runs into the worst local troublemakers. (81 mins.)
 
25.
Face of a Fugitive (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A robber in custody, becomes wanted for murder when his younger brother kills a deputy sheriff to help him escape. (81 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos