My Favourite Westerns

A list of my favourite Westerns, in alphabetical order.
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1.
Backlash (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in. (84 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
2.
The Bravados (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged... (98 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
3.
Colorado Territory (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight. (94 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
4.
Comanche Station (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive. (74 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
5.
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
 
6.
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers. (77 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
7.
El Dorado (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water. (126 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
8.
The Far Country (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson. (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
9.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
10.
The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After his brother the sheriff is murdered, Bat Masterson is elected to the job and is determined to find the killer and make Dodge City safe. (81 mins.)
 
11.
Hangman's Knot (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Confederate Major and his troops are falsely led to believe the Civil War is not over, and become wanted men after they attack a Union Army wagon train in Nevada. (81 mins.)
Director: Roy Huggins
 
12.
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
 
13.
Hour of the Gun (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday. (100 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
14.
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
 
15.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
16.
My Darling Clementine (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. (97 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
17.
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
 
18.
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge. (77 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
19.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California. (141 mins.)
Director: Marlon Brando
 
20.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
21.
Pale Rider (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
22.
Posse from Hell (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind. (89 mins.)
Director: Herbert Coleman
 
23.
The Proud Rebel (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Confederate veteran living in the Yankee North struggles with his son's shock induced muteness and the hate of the Northerners. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
24.
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse. (82 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
25.
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
 
26.
Ride the High Country (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
27.
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
 
28.
Seven Men from Now (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible. (78 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
29.
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
 
30.
The Shootist (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
31.
Stagecoach (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
32.
Stars in My Crown (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun. (89 mins.)
 
33.
Stranger on Horseback (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A circuit judge in the old west attempts to bring a suspected killer to justice. The judge runs afoul of the killer's rich cattle baron father in the process. (66 mins.)
 
34.
Stranger on the Run (1967 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Former inmate and drunkard Ben Chamberlain arrives in a railroad town looking for Alma, who's found dead, causing the railroad police deputies to manhunt for Ben. (97 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
35.
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
 
36.
Two Rode Together (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue... (109 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
37.
Bend of the River (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ aka Bend of the River ” - MalResnick
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (145 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
40.
Winchester '73 (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive. (92 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann