The Best Western Movies Ever Made Films

The Best Western Movies Ever Made

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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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  1. 1
    Up 187
    Down 35
    1966 More
    100
  2. 2
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    1976 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 155
    Down 23
    1992 More
    94
  4. 4
    Up 121
    Down 37
    1969 More
    92
  5. 5
    Up 130
    Down 27
    1965 More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 115
    Down 22
    1964 More
    89
  7. 7
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    Tombstone

    1993 More
    88
  8. 8
    Up 115
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    1956 More
    88
  9. 9
    Up 102
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    1960 More
    88
  10. 10
    Up 98
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    1968 More
    87
  11. 11
    Up 93
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    often listed
    High Plains Drifter

    1973 More
    86
  12. 12
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    Down 16

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    True Grit

    1969 More
    86
  13. 13
    Up 78
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    High Noon

    1952 More
    84
  14. 14
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    The Wild Bunch

    1969 More
    84
  15. 15
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    1959 More
    83
  16. 16
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    1985 More
    81
  17. 17
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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    1962 More
    79
  18. 18
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    1968 More
    79
  19. 19
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    1953 More
    78
  20. 20
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    Jeremiah Johnson

    1972 More
    76
  21. 21
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    Stagecoach

    1939 More
    75
  22. 22
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    2010 More
    75
  23. 23
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    The Shootist

    1976 More
    74
  24. 24
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    1990 More
    73
  25. 25
    Up 60
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    2007 More
    73
  26. 26
    Up 60
    Down 17
    1963 More
    72
  27. 27
    Up 53
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    Red River

    1948 More
    71
  28. 28
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    How the West Was Won

    1962 More
    71
  29. 29
    Up 55
    Down 15
    1971 More
    70
  30. 30
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    Winchester '73

    1950 More
    69
  31. 31
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    Open Range

    2003 More
    69
  32. 32
    Up 48
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    1965 More
    68
  33. 33
    Up 55
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    1966 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 36
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    often listed
    Fort Apache

    1948 More
    67
  35. 35
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    Blazing Saddles

    1974 More
    67
  36. 36
    Up 40
    Down 11
    1953 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 41
    Down 9
    1989 More
    67
  38. 38
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    Silverado

    1985 More
    66
  39. 39
    Up 34
    Down 8
    1946 More
    66
  40. 40
    Up 42
    Down 13
    1957 More
    65
  41. 41
    Up 35
    Down 16

    often listed
    Young Guns

    1988 More
    65
  42. 42
    Up 35
    Down 14
    1949 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 40
    Down 11
    1957 More
    61
  44. 44
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    Down 23

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    Cat Ballou

    1965 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 28
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    Rio Grande

    1950 More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 18
    Down 6
    1972 More
    59
  47. 47
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    Down 10

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    Little Big Man

    1970 More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 17
    Down 7

    often listed
    Cahill U.S. Marshal

    1973 More
    57
  49. 49
    Up 28
    Down 10

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    The Alamo

    1960 More
    57
  50. 50
    Up 20
    Down 7

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    Quigley Down Under

    1990 More
    57
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