Modern Westerns:The Ultimate List

I keep hearing that the western genre is deceased and that Unforgiven has been the last jewel of the genre.I couldn't disagree more.Certanly,Unforgiven revived the genre and broke all the of the Wild West myths and stereotypes but post-Unforgiven films are the finest examples of the western genre primarly because of the complexity brought to the character and story development.

The list includes movies from 1980-present
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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
“ Altough it's not a movie but this tv-show is an absolute masterpiece with the most accurate,complex and grittiest depiction of the Wild West in both tv and cinematic history.Nothing in this tv-series is black and white,there are no classic western heroes and villains,every character is a flawed individual with a dark side.Strong graphic violence and sex scenes are present throughout the series.You won't find any western stereotypes and cliches here...Western can't get better than this. ” - tomicagb
 
3.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
4.
The Proposition (2005)
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A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother. (104 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
True Grit (2010)
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A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
 
7.
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
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Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers. (132 mins.)
Director: S. Craig Zahler
 
8.
Brimstone (2016)
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From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger. (148 mins.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Open Range (2003)
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A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
11.
Tombstone (1993)
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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.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
Pale Rider (1985)
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
15.
The Salvation (2014)
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In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone. (92 mins.)
 
16.
Hell on Wheels (2011 TV Series)
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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife... (42 mins.)
 
17.
Hatfields & McCoys (2012 Mini-Series)
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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War. (290 mins.)
 
18.
Dead Man (1995)
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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
 
19.
The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
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The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. (139 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
20.
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
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Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions. (104 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
21.
Seraphim Falls (2006)
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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge. (115 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
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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
 
24.
Appaloosa (2008)
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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
 
25.
Blackthorn (2011)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Mateo Gil
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Shanghai Noon (2000)
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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
 
28.
Bandidas (2006)
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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town. (93 mins.)
 
29.
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets. (45 mins.)
 
30.
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
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
The Frontier (2012 TV Movie)
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Set in the 1840s, show centers on a group that follows their dreams and heads west from Missouri across the uncharted country. (60 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
 
33.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
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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
 
34.
Broken Trail (2006 Mini-Series)
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A veteran cowboy and his nephew save five Chinese girls from prostitution while trekking from Oregon to Wyoming. (184 mins.)
 
35.
Monte Walsh (2003 TV Movie)
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Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but... (117 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
36.
The Long Riders (1980)
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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
 
37.
Last Stand at Saber River (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but... (96 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
38.
Crossfire Trail (2001 TV Movie)
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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
 
39.
Renegade (2004)
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Alledged wayward adolescent Louisiana gentleman Michael 'Mike' Blueberry is dumped by his family with a Wild West uncle... (124 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
40.
Comanche Moon (2008 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
41.
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town... (121 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
42.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993 Mini-Series)
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'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
 
43.
Rough Riders (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War. (240 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
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.)
 
46.
Wyatt Earp (1994)
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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
 
47.
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
 
48.
Ned Kelly (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known. (110 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
 
49.
Sweetwater (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory. (95 mins.)
Director: Logan Miller
 
50.
The Missing (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
51.
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.)
 
52.
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
 
53.
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
 
54.
Hidalgo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
55.
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
 
56.
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
 
57.
American Outlaws (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge... (94 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
 
58.
Dollar for the Dead (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In this tribute to the old time spaghetti westerns with a liberal dose of modern Hong Kong film-making thrown in... (94 mins.)
Director: Gene Quintano
 
59.
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
 
60.
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. (98 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
61.
The Warrior's Way (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission. (100 mins.)
Director: Sngmoo Lee