films The Best '00s Western Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Western films that were released in the 2000s.

As the western genre transitioned into the new millennium, Hollywood continued to play with old western tropes, stories, and characters. For instance, 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, is the second adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s short story of the same name. The film tells the story of a destitute rancher attempting to bring a notorious outlaw to justice. Similarly, another one of the best ‘00s western movies on this list is The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The film deals with the actual historical killing of legendary Western gunman and train robber, Jesse James.


This isn’t to say that the top ‘00s western movies broke no new ground. There are plenty of inventive and completely novel premises on this list, including the comedy-western
Shanghai Noon. The title is of course a play on the Gary Cooper classic High Noon, but the plot is anything but similar. Starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, the film follows the pair as they traipse across the Old West, shooting, kicking, and tricking all the bad guys in their path. Vote up your favorite western movie from the 2000s below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Open Range is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Open Range Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

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The Assassination of Jesse Jam... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

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3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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Appaloosa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Appaloosa Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons

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Broken Trail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Broken Trail Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi

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The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Alamo Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Anna Paquin, J.K. Simmons, Aidan Quinn

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Seraphim Falls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Seraphim Falls Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Angie Harmon

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There Will Be Blood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
There Will Be Blood Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano

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Into the West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies

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The Claim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Claim Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley

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The Missing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Missing Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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Comanche Moon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies

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Ghost Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Ghost Rock Gary Busey, Adrienne Barbeau, James Hong

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King of Texas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
King of Texas Patrick Stewart, Lauren Holly, Marcia Gay Harden

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Ned Kelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Ned Kelly Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom, Heath Ledger

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The Proposition is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Proposition John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson

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The Last Confederate: The Stor... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams Mickey Rooney, Tippi Hedren, Lee Majors

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September Dawn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
September Dawn Jon Voight, Terence Stamp, Dean Cain

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The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Outsider Naomi Watts, David Carradine, John Noble

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The Three Burials of Melquiade... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

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Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Cold Mountain Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

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Monte Walsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Monte Walsh Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Jack Palance

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Texas Rangers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Texas Rangers Ashton Kutcher, Usher, Alfred Molina

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Crossfire Trail is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Crossfire Trail Tom Selleck, Mark Harmon, Christian Kane

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American Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
American Outlaws Colin Farrell, Ali Larter, Kathy Bates

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Bandidas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Bandidas Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz, Sam Shepard

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Undead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Undead or Alive Chris Kattan, Navi Rawat, Brian Posehn

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Dead Birds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Dead Birds Michael Shannon, Isaiah Washington, Henry Thomas

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The Burrowers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Burrowers Clancy Brown, Laura Leighton, Sean Patrick Thomas

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Shanghai Noon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Shanghai Noon Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson

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Dust is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Dust Vera Farmiga, Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham

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The Good, the Bad, the Weird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung, Song Kang-Ho

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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Tears of the Black Tiger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
Tears of the Black Tiger Sombat Metanee, Philip Hersh, Nicole Dionne

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The American Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '00s Western Movies
The American Astronaut James Ransone, Annie Golden, Tom Aldredge