Best Westerns

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1.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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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.
Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)
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John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.
 
3.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
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A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd. (83 mins.)
 
4.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
5.
Rango (2011)
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Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (107 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
6.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
7.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
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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
 
8.
Slow West (2015)
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A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide. (84 mins.)
Director: John Maclean
 
9.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
 
10.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
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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. (122 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
 
13.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
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In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. (187 mins.)
 
14.
The Gun and the Pulpit (1974 TV Movie)
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A young gunslinger on the lam impersonates a preacher, brings hope to his parishioners, and law-and-order to a town terrorized by a strongman's bunch. (74 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
15.
The Revenant (2015)
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A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. (156 mins.)
 
16.
Yuma (1971 TV Movie)
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A tough marshal is sent to clean up a lawless western town. (73 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
17.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
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A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (164 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
18.
The Sheepman (1958)
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A stranger in a Western cattle-town behaves with remarkable self-assurance, establishing himself as a man to be reckoned with... (85 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
19.
Unforgiven (1992)
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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
 
20.
Maverick (1994)
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
21.
The Young Land (1959)
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An American gunslinger kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice. (89 mins.)
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
 
22.
Jory (1973)
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Jory is a fifteen-year-old boy who joins a horse-drive after his father is killed by a drunkard. The... (97 mins.)
Director: Jorge Fons
 
23.
The Deadly Companions (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory. (93 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
24.
The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969 TV Movie)
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A retired Texas Ranger and his three aging pals are hired to clean up a lawless town. (75 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
25.
Once Upon a Texas Train (1988 TV Movie)
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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
 
26.
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
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A young gunfighter plans to track down and eliminate the bandits who killed his family, and forms a tenuous alliance with an aging ex-outlaw to achieve this end. (120 mins.)
Director: Giulio Petroni
 
27.
Vengeance Valley (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The sons of a Colorado cattle baron, one biological and the other adopted, resent one another and fight for control of their father's cattle empire. (83 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
28.
The Proud and Damned (1972)
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A group of five Confederate mercenaries led by Sergeant Will Hansen must choose sides carefully in a... (92 mins.)
Director: Ferde Grofe Jr.
 
29.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
30.
The Indian Fighter (1955)
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A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter. (88 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
31.
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Retired Texas Ranger Nash Crawford re-assembles his former Ranger outfit from the old days to fight crime in his hometown. (75 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
 
32.
Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998 TV Movie)
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In 1939, former New York City stock broker Richmond Hobson, a man with a privileged past, has become a cowboy... (90 mins.)
Director: Kari Skogland
 
33.
Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Alone on "Executioner's Row," Ned Blessing is a haggard, old cowboy and former sheriff. With nothing... (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
34.
Pony Express Rider (1976)
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In 1861 Texas, the son of a poor farmer vows to avenge his father's murder committed by the spoiled son of a rich cattleman. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Totten
 
35.
The Gatling Gun (1971)
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Doctor Gatling invented a war machine to beat all arrows, and guns. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Gordon
 
36.
Against a Crooked Sky (1975)
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When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her. (89 mins.)
Director: Earl Bellamy
 
37.
True Grit (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Sitting Bull (1954)
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A cavalry officer sympathetic to the wronged Sioux fixes a meeting between Chief Sitting Bull and President Grant but a dishonest Indian Agent and a hateful General Custer test the Sioux's patience, threatening to derail the peace-talks. (105 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
40.
The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides... (100 mins.)
 
41.
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Old West, 1864. In order to save their family, the McCall brothers will kill anyone who stands between them and the legendary Gold of Juarez...
 
42.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. (150 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
43.
The Untamed Breed (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Tom Reed's adaptation of the "Saturday Evening Post" story by Eli Colter finds Texas wrangler Tom Kilpatrick persuading the ranchers of the Pecos area... (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
44.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
45.
The Dawn Rider (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises... (53 mins.)
Director: R.N. Bradbury
 
46.
Mohawk (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In 1700s New York, a Boston artist working in the remote Fort Alden is torn between his love for 2 women and thrown into the middle of a Mohawk-Iroquois-American war. (80 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
47.
Vengeance (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A prospector whose gold was stolen by an outlaw teams up with a kid whose parents were murdered and sister kidnapped by the same outlaw. (94 mins.)
Director: Joseph Manduke
 
48.
City Slickers (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. (113 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
49.
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
one year after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and they set out to discover its secrets. (116 mins.)
Director: Paul Weiland
 
50.
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. (132 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
51.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
 
52.
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death. (107 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
53.
Shanghai Noon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss. (110 mins.)
Director: Tom Dey
 
54.
Shanghai Knights (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. (114 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
55.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
56.
Appaloosa (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
57.
Diamante Lobo (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A priest and his twin brother take turns defending a small town from the vicious Clayton gang. (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Kramer
 
58.
Jonah Hex (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth. (81 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Hayward
 
59.
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival. (116 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
 
60.
Carry on Cowboy (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise... (93 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
 
61.
The Desert Trail (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They... (54 mins.)
Director: Cullen Lewis
 
62.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. (119 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
63.
Rain for a Dusty Summer (1971)
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In Mexico, a mad general is leading his own war against the Church. Priests are rounded up, churches burned down and religion outlawed. The suffering of one pious catholic priest could bring the tide of change however. (93 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
64.
The Hanged Man (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A gunfighter who survives his own hanging helps a young widow who is trying to keep a ruthless land baron from taking her ranch. (73 mins.)
Director: Michael Caffey
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Rival rodeos are operated by good guy Gabby and bad guy Richard Powers. Dale is trying to choose between them, aided ultimately by Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers (who are radio singers). (78 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
67.
Alien Thunder (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Fournier
 
68.
The Decoy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A deputy must escort a longtime friend to be hanged for the crime of murdering his wife's parents. Along the way he discovers the startling truth about the murders, and is forced to face the real danger. (109 mins.)