50s movies The Best 50s Western Movies  

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Sometimes you just need a little bit of the old heroes. The old American film heroes before rock 'n roll took over and changed how heroes, and masculinity in general were portrayed on screen. These are the best 1950s Western movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 50s Western movies have a fairly wide array of plots for movies that are all tied to the same genre. Some great 1950s Westerns featured lone riders saving the day, while other good 50s Western movies included elements of comedy. A few top 1950s Western movies even featured romantic love stories.

What are some of the movies that you will find on this best 50s Western movies list? Man of the West, starring the great Gary Cooper, has to be one of the best Westerns of the 1950s or any era. Fun Fact: Cooper did his own horse-riding scenes in this classic film. John Wayne's Hondo is another good Western that was released in the 1950s.

The Western became a musical event when Oklahoma! came out in 1955. Other great films that you will find on this top 1950s Western movies list include The Searchers, High Noon, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Which '50s Western do you think belongs at No. 1 on this list? Give your favorite movies a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Shane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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High Noon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
High Noon Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
3:10 to Yuma Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Richard Jaeckel

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Bend of the River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Bend of the River James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan

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Rio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

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The Gunfighter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Gunfighter Gregory Peck, Karl Malden, Richard Jaeckel

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Winchester '73 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Winchester '73 James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

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Hondo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Hondo John Wayne, James Arness, Geraldine Page

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The Man from Laramie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Man from Laramie James Stewart, Jack Elam, Arthur Kennedy

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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Last Train from Gun Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Last Train from Gun Hill Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

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The Naked Spur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Naked Spur James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan

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Man of the West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Man of the West Gary Cooper, Lee J. Cobb, Julie London

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The Fastest Gun Alive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Fastest Gun Alive Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford

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The Big Country is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Big Country Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons

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The Horse Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Horse Soldiers John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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The Tin Star is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Tin Star Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Lee Van Cleef

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Rio Grande is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Rio Grande John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

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Ride Lonesome is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Ride Lonesome James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, Randolph Scott

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The Far Country is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Far Country James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

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Vera Cruz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Vera Cruz Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson

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Arrowhead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Arrowhead Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Brian Keith

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The Hanging Tree is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Hanging Tree Gary Cooper, George C. Scott, Karl Malden

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Warlock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Warlock Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark

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Jubal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Jubal Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Glenn Ford

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Apache is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Apache Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson, Jean Peters

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Forty Guns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Forty Guns Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Barry, Dean Jagger

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The Furies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Furies Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

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Night Passage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Night Passage James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Jack Elam

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The Last Frontier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
The Last Frontier Anne Bancroft, James Whitmore, Robert Preston

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The Devils Doorway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies

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Bad Day at Black Rock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Bad Day at Black Rock Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin

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Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel

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Giant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Giant Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

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Oklahoma! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Oklahoma! Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert

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Calamity Jane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Calamity Jane Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dick Wesson

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Annie Get Your Gun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 50s Western Movies
Annie Get Your Gun Keenan Wynn, Betty Hutton, Howard Keel