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1. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.0
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 70,154

2. Ride the High Country (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.5
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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.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

Votes: 10,642

3. True Grit (1969)

G | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.4
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A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate

Votes: 37,713 | Gross: $31.13M

4. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin

Votes: 7,334 | Gross: $3.50M

5. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Not Rated | 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.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 12,444 | Gross: $6.00M

6. Will Penny (1967)

Approved | 108 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors

Votes: 3,588

7. Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law (1966)

Western

7.2
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Elfego Baca was a real-life Mexican American lawman in the late 1800s.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Robert Loggia, Lynn Bari, Jay C. Flippen, Annette Funicello

Votes: 44

8. The Proud Ones (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.1
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Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

Votes: 881

9. Nevada Smith (1966)

Not Rated | 128 min | Western

7.0
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A half American Indian and half white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 6,429 | Gross: $14.17M

10. Return of the Texan (1952)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.0
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During the 1950s, after many years in Kansas City, widower Sam Crockett, his 2 children and his grandpa return to their abandoned family farm in Texas and face many difficulties.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Dale Robertson, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Richard Boone

Votes: 88

11. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Tol Avery

Votes: 1,825

12. The Raid (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Votes: 648

13. Breakheart Pass (1975)

PG | 95 min | Mystery, Western

6.8
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John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

Votes: 5,534

14. Junior Bonner (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson

Votes: 4,447

15. From Noon Till Three (1976)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.8
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After spending 3 unforgettable hours with an outlaw, a beautiful young widow turns her story into a worldwide famous book.

Director: Frank D. Gilroy | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Douglas Fowley, Stan Haze

Votes: 2,062

16. Rio Grande (1938)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.8
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Barker is after the Andrews ranch and kills Bart Andrews. But Bart had sent for Cliff and Cliff now arrives and takes over the fight against Barker. To get the necessary hands to drive ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Ann Doran, Bob Nolan, Dick Curtis

Votes: 30

17. Hour of the Gun (1967)

Approved | 100 min | Western

6.7
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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 starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi

Votes: 2,950

18. White Feather (1955)

Approved | 102 min | History, Western

6.5
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In 1877 Wyoming, during the peace negotiations between the Cheyenne and the USA, an Indian girl falls in-love with a land surveyor, causing the ire of her Cheyenne fiance.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, John Lund, Debra Paget

Votes: 766

19. The King and Four Queens (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

6.1
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Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 1,192

20. A Time for Dying (1969)

M | 67 min | Western

6.1
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In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random, Beatrice Kay

Votes: 296

21. An Eye for an Eye (1966)

Approved | 106 min | Western

6.1
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A former bounty hunter teams up with a younger one, to track down and kill the wanted gang leader who murdered his wife and little boy.

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Robert Lansing, Patrick Wayne, Slim Pickens, Gloria Talbott

Votes: 192

22. Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

PG | 95 min | Action, Crime, Western

5.7
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A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock, Glynn Turman

Votes: 216

23. The Outlaw (1943)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.

Directors: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks | Stars: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell, Walter Huston

Votes: 3,407

24. The Thundering West (1939)

57 min | Western

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Outlaws Dale and Tucson quit Wolf's gang. Just as the two are about to rob the stage, Wolf and his gang beat them to it. Dale breaks it up saving the money and this gets him appointed ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Sons of the Pioneers, Dick Curtis

25. Texas Stampede (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Western

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Sheep raisers, resentful of old injuries from the cattlemen, bar the way to water when dry ranges force the cattle ranchers to drive their herds into the lowlands. Sheriff Tom Randall (... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Fred Kohler Jr., Bob Nolan



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