film The Best '60s Western Movies

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Western films that were released in the 1960s.

Cowboys and gunfighters, revenge and honor, love and betrayal - this list of the best ‘60s western movies has it all.

You can’t discuss the greatest ‘60s western movies without mentioning Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Pairing acting legends Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the titular duo, Butch Cassidy won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay as well as numerous accolades for its two stars.

Many of the ‘60s western films on this list are Spaghetti Westerns, a group of films primarily made and produced by Italians. Sergio Leone pioneered and dominated this genre, and his magnum opus, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, tops this list of great ‘60s westerns. Starring Clint Eastwood, the film featured original music by Ennio Morricone.   

Vote up the best 1960s westerns below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.  

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For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valan... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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Hombre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Hombre Paul Newman, Martin Balsam, Fredric March

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The Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Unforgiven Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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The Stalking Moon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Stalking Moon Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster

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Will Penny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Will Penny Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern, Lee Majors

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The Professionals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Professionals Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
True Grit John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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Ride the High Country is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Ride the High Country Warren Oates, Edgar Buchanan, Randolph Scott

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Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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One-Eyed Jacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado

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Major Dundee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Major Dundee Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

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The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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Shenandoah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Shenandoah James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

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A Big Hand for the Little Lady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
A Big Hand for the Little Lady Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward

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The Scalphunters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Scalphunters Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas

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Flaming Star is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Flaming Star Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Dolores del Río

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The Great Silence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Great Silence Klaus Kinski, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Vonetta McGee

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The Sons of Katie Elder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper

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Django is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Django Franco Nero, José Bódalo, José Canalejas

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The War Wagon Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland

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Lonely Are the Brave is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Lonely Are the Brave Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau

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McLintock! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
McLintock! John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers

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The Comancheros is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Comancheros John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam

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Death Rides a Horse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Death Rides a Horse Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega

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Hour of the Gun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Hour of the Gun Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr.

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Support Your Local Sheriff! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Support Your Local Sheriff! James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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The Undefeated is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
The Undefeated John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson

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Villa Rides Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner

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Cat Ballou is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Cat Ballou Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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Nevada Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Nevada Smith Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson, Suzanne Pleshette

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Hud is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
Hud Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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7 Faces of Dr. Lao is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '60s Western Movies
7 Faces of Dr. Lao Barbara Eden, Tony Randall, Arthur O'Connell

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4 for Texas Frank Sinatra, Ursula Andress, Dean Martin