the 50 best western by meby sukara79 | created - 04 Dec 2010 | updated - 05 Dec 2010 | Public
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1. Rio Bravo (1959)
Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 49,163 | Gross: $12.54M
2. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Votes: 11,891 | Gross: $11.75M
3. The Professionals (1966)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.
Votes: 11,806 | Gross: $19.54M
4. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 88,066 | Gross: $9.45M
6. How the West Was Won (1962)
G | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
Votes: 16,367 | Gross: $46.50M
7. The Alamo (1960)
Passed | 162 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.
Votes: 12,594 | Gross: $17.26M
9. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 165 min | Western
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.
Votes: 259,761 | Gross: $5.32M
10. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 594,093 | Gross: $6.10M
12. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History, Western
The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.
Votes: 7,635 | Gross: $18.64M
13. Fort Apache (1948)
Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.
15. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 171,157 | Gross: $14.50M
16. Jesse James (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
17. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western
Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
18. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heals. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
Votes: 180,686 | Gross: $102.31M
19. Bad Men of the West (1974 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Western
A compilation of two episodes of "The Virginian" TV western series. Season 1 episode "It Tolls For Thee" (1962) guest star Lee Marvin, and season 6 episode "Reckoning" (1967) guest star Charles Bronson.
20. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Not Rated | 141 min | Western
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.
22. Rio Grande (1950)
Passed | 105 min | Romance, Western
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.
23. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Passed | 104 min | Western
Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.
24. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Not Rated | 122 min | Western
Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.
Votes: 12,399 | Gross: $6.00M
25. Comanche (1956)
Approved | 87 min | Action, History, Romance
Common efforts of the U.S. government and the Comanche nation to negotiate a peace treaty are sabotaged by renegade Indians and by the short-sighted Indian Commissioner.
26. 'Doc' (1971)
R | 96 min | Western
Doc Holliday, the cold-blooded sharp-shooter, reunites with his old friend, Marshall Wyatt Earp, to take down the Clanton gang in the dusty town of Tombstone, in Arizona.
28. Hour of the Gun (1967)
Approved | 100 min | Western
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.
30. Tombstone (1993)
R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Votes: 109,791 | Gross: $56.51M
31. Rio Lobo (1970)
G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Votes: 8,892 | Gross: $9.27M
32. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.
Votes: 4,850 | Gross: $1.00M
33. Little Big Horn (1951)
Not Rated | 86 min | Western
A small band of cavalry attempt to warn Custer of an impending massacre. Friction develops when commander of the patrol suspects his subordinate of having an affair with his wife.
Votes: 324 | Gross: $0.52M
34. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Family, Western, Adventure
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell ... See full summary »
36. Four Faces West (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Western
In New Mexico, a cowpoke forces a banker at gunpoint to give him a loan without collateral, in exchange for an IOU but the marshal and his posse chase after him.
37. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »
38. Custer of the West (1967)
G | 143 min | Biography, Drama, History
George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.
39. Wild Bill (1995)
R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western
The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.
Votes: 5,646 | Gross: $2.17M
41. The Quick and the Dead (1995)
R | 107 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 76,364 | Gross: $18.64M