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1. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 131 min | Western

8.3
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82 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Writer: David Webb Peoples | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

2. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.8
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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.

Creator: David Milch | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

3. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Writer: Kevin Jarre | Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

4. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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67 Metascore

A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

Writers: J.D. Zeik, David Mamet | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

5. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

8.6
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80 Metascore

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

6. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

7. Silverado (1985)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Mark Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

8. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

9. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.8
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An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

Writer: William Roberts | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

10. Nevada Smith (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Western

7.0
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A naive half-Indian, half-white man evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

Writers: Harold Robbins, John Michael Hayes | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy

11. Wyatt Earp (1994)

PG-13 | 191 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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47 Metascore

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.

Writers: Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, David Andrews

12. High Plains Drifter (1973)

R | 105 min | Western

7.6
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A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Writer: Ernest Tidyman | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan

13. The Quick and the Dead (1995)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller, Western

6.4
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49 Metascore

Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.

Writer: Simon Moore | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio

14. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.9
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Writers: Forrest Carter, Philip Kaufman, Sonia Chernus | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

15. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.6
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

16. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

17. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Romance, Western

7.3
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Writers: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

18. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Writers: Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman | Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

19. The Shootist (1976)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

Writers: Glendon Swarthout, Miles Hood Swarthout, Scott Hale | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

20. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.4
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

21. Rio Bravo (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Western

8.1
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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.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, B.H. McCampbell | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

22. El Dorado (1966)

Approved | 126 min | Western

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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.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Harry Brown | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

23. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, Richard Price | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

24. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Horror

5.5
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A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Writers: Paula Gosling, Sylvester Stallone | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

25. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Writer: Michael Crichton | Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

26. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Approved | 122 min | Western

7.2
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Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.

Writers: William H. Wright, Allan Weiss, Harry Essex, Talbot Jennings | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson Jr.

27. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Walter Hill | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken

28. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.1
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

29. Bend of the River (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.4
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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.

Writers: Borden Chase, William Gulick | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Jay C. Flippen

30. Shanghai Noon (2000)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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77 Metascore

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.

Writers: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough | Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Brandon Merrill

31. The Train Robbers (1973)

PG | 92 min | Western

6.4
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A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

Writer: Burt Kennedy | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson

32. Crossfire Trail (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Western

6.9
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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. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis L'Amour, Charles Robert Carner | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley, David O'Hara

33. Django (1966)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Western

7.3
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A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. That man is Django, and he is caught up in a struggle against both parties.

Writers: Sergio Corbucci, Bruno Corbucci, Franco Rossetti, José Gutiérrez Maesso, Piero Vivarelli | Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

34. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jack Sher, Jack Schaefer | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

35. Joe Kidd (1972)

PG | 88 min | Western

6.5
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An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Writer: Elmore Leonard | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

36. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.3
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

37. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, History, Western

7.7
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Writers: Thomas Berger, Calder Willingham | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

38. Wild Bill (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western

5.9
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

Writers: Peter Dexter, Thomas Babe, Walter Hill | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane

39. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History, Western

6.4
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The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people.

Writers: John Milius, Larry Gross | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Wes Studi

40. Home on the Range (2004)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.4
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50 Metascore

To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.

Writers: Will Finn, John Sanford, Michael LaBash, Sam J. Levine, Mark Kennedy, Robert Lence, Keith Baxter, Mike Kunkel, Jason Lethcoe, Donnie Long, Brian Pimental, David Moses Pimentel, Ralph Zondag, Davy Liu | Directors: Will Finn, John Sanford | Stars: Judi Dench, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jennifer Tilly, Randy Quaid

41. My Name Is Nobody (1973)

PG | 116 min | Western, Comedy

7.5
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A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Fulvio Morsella, Ernesto Gastaldi | Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin, R.G. Armstrong

42. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Western

6.3
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55 Metascore

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. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth.

Writers: Takashi Miike, Masa Nakamura | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hideaki Itô, Kôichi Satô, Quentin Tarantino, Masanobu Andô

43. Charro! (1969)

G | 98 min | Western

5.7
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Jess Wade is falsely accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.

Writers: Charles Marquis Warren, Frederick Louis Fox | Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French, Barbara Werle

44. The Long Riders (1980)

R | 100 min | History, Western

7.1
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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.

Writers: Bill Bryden, Steven Smith, Stacy Keach, James Keach | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

45. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Writer: Dennis Hackin | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

46. Tall Tale (1995)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Bloom, Robert Rodat | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown, Nick Stahl

47. Death Rides a Horse (1967)

R | 114 min | Western

7.2
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In the Old West a little boy witnesses the murder of his family by gunmen and grows up with plans to track them all down, and kill them.

Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni | Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli

48. Ride the High Country (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.6
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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.

Writer: N.B. Stone Jr. | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

49. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Western

7.4
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An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

50. The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Two buddies and championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar, after he disappears after travelling to New York City to pick up his daughter, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert C. Thompson, William D. Wittliff | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson