The Best Western Movies Ever Made Films
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The Best Western Movies Ever Made

The best Western movies ever made include some true classics from the early days of cinema, and more modern day films that captured our imagination and took us to the days of the wild, wild West. From Sergio Leone's classics like 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly' to the 2010 Joel and Ethan Coen remake of 'True Grit,' the Western movies listed here are considered some of the greatest of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorite Westerns and vote down any you don't like.

What makes a great Western? Aside from casting Clint Eastwood (he's in so many of these) or John Wayne, an outstanding Western offers movie goers fantastic characters, lots of drama and tension and certainly a nasty, memorable villain or two. Setting is obviously important as well. Throw in a 'High Noon' style standoff and you simply can't miss. Those are the most important elements in the best western movies. 

What are you favorite western films? Vote for the greatest western movie ever made and be sure to add any of your favorite Western movies that might be missing! Giddyup, and enjoy!

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    Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Steven Mackintosh

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    Chief Dan George, Clint Eastwood, Sam Bottoms

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    Gene Hackman, Liisa Repo-Martell, Clint Eastwood

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    Cloris Leachman, Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott

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    John Wayne, Lana Wood, Ward Bond

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    Klaus Kinski, Clint Eastwood, Peter Lee Lawrence

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    Harry Morgan, Thomas Mitchell, Grace Kelly

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Miller, Mario Brega

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    Claudia Cardinale, Lionel Stander, Henry Fonda

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Priestley, Bill Paxton

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    John Carradine, Anna Lee, Edmond O'Brien

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    Robert Duvall, John Wayne, Alfred Ryder

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    Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson

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    Clint Eastwood, Mitchell Ryan, Stefan Gierasch

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    Ben Johnson, Edmond O'Brien, Alfonso Arau

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    John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, John Wayne

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    George Stevens, Ben Johnson, Jack Palance

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    Carrie Snodgress, Michael Moriarty, Clint Eastwood

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Maury Chaykin

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    Richard Farnsworth, Walter Brennan, John Wayne

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    Lauren Bacall, Scatman Crothers, Ricky Nelson

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    Bruce Dern, Inger Stevens, Ben Johnson

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    Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott, Robert Duvall

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    Will Geer, Allyn Ann McLerie, Stefan Gierasch

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    Rock Hudson, Will Geer, Tony Curtis

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    Anna Lee, Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen

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    George Kennedy, John Wayne, John Litel

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    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Michael Gambon

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    Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Dakin Matthews

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    Russell Crowe, Ben Foster, Luke Wilson

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    John Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Patrick Wayne

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    Kevin Costner, Jeff Goldblum, Earl Hindman

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    Agnes Moorehead, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan

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    Walter Brennan, Jane Darwell, Henry Fonda

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    Virginia Capers, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne

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    Richard Farnsworth, Anne Bancroft, Sally Kirkland

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    Ben Johnson, John Wayne, Victor McLaglen

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    Geraldine Page, John Wayne, Rodolfo Acosta

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    Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman, Jr.

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    Ed Asner, John Wayne, Don Collier

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    Burt Lancaster, Jo Van Fleet, Kirk Douglas

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    Terence Stamp, Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Palance

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    Carole Androsky, Robert Little Star, Dustin Hoffman

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    Laura San Giacomo, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Rickman

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    Stubby Kaye, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

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    Katharine Ross, George Kennedy, Patrick Wayne

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    James Coburn, James Garner, John Fogerty

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    Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Casey Affleck

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    Barbara Rush, Paul Newman, Fredric March

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