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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Western films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best western movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This western movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of western films also contains western movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This western films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best western movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This western movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies by clicking thumbs up on them.

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These are the top films in the western genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the western genre in it. Be it the motifs of the western genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Always vote for things like Drylanders or The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps if you like them. If we missed any western movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous western movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about western movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the western movies. List includes photos and western movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List ranges from Under Nevada Skies to Riders of the Sage, plus much more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these western movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good western movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest western movies, here is the full western movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson are among the directors who have worked on Western movies in the past.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Movies
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen Mark Strong

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Movies
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman Gene Hackman

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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Movies
The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood Vera Miles

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For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef Sergio Leone

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Red River John Wayne, Montgomery Clift Shelley Winters

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart Lee Marvin

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The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke John Vernon

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Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin Angie Dickinson

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Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur Alan Ladd

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Stagecoach John Wayne, John Carradine Claire Trevor

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A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Movies
A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté Aldo Sambrell

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Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale Charles Bronson

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Winchester '73 James Stewart, Rock Hudson Tony Curtis

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El Dorado John Wayne, James Caan Robert Mitchum

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The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson James Coburn

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Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Movies
Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell Charlton Heston

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Fort Apache Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple Ward Bond

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3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe Logan Lerman

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western Movies
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford Cloris Leachman

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True Grit John Wayne, Robert Duvall Dennis Hopper

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High Noon Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper Lee Van Cleef

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The Shootist John Wayne, Lauren Bacall James Stewart

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My Darling Clementine Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan Linda Darnell

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High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis John Hillerman

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Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper Bruce Dern

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Stagecoach Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby Stefanie Powers

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Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell Charles Rocket

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Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn Michael Moriarty

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The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne, Dean Martin Dennis Hopper

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Rio Grande John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara Ben Johnson

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Open Range Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall Annette Bening

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True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges Josh Brolin

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Silverado Kevin Costner, John Cleese Kevin Kline

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon John Wayne, Ben Johnson Harry Carey

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The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark Frankie Avalon

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper Burt Lancaster

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The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine Robert Ryan

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The Horse Soldiers John Wayne, William Holden Althea Gibson

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Hondo John Wayne, James Arness Geraldine Page

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Big Jake John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara Harry Carey

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How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart Debbie Reynolds

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Shenandoah James Stewart, Katharine Ross George Kennedy

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The Far Country James Stewart, Walter Brennan Harry Morgan

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Bend of the River James Stewart, Rock Hudson Harry Morgan

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The Comancheros John Wayne, Lee Marvin Jack Elam

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McLintock! John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara Stefanie Powers

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Major Dundee Charlton Heston, Richard Harris James Coburn

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The Long Riders Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid Christopher Guest

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Broken Lance Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner Richard Widmark

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Duel in the Sun Orson Welles, Gregory Peck Jennifer Jones