The Best Western Movies Films

The Best Western Movies

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List Criteria: 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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    Good is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #1 on the original list
    Good Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #5 on the original list
    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

    #4 on the original list
    The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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    For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #6 on the original list
    For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Red River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #21 on the original list
    Red River John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valan... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #13 on the original list
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #2 on the original list
    The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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    Rio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #14 on the original list
    Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

  9. 9
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    Shane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #16 on the original list
    Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

  10. 10
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    Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #19 on the original list
    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

    #9 on the original list
    A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    Winchester '73 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #27 on the original list
    Winchester '73 James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

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    Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #12 on the original list
    Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #34 on the original list
    El Dorado John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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    The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #3 on the original list
    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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    Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #8 on the original list
    Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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    Fort Apache is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #30 on the original list
    Fort Apache Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond

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    3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #24 on the original list
    3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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    #7 on the original list
    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #11 on the original list
    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    High Noon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #10 on the original list
    High Noon Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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    The Shootist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #22 on the original list
    John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

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    My Darling Clementine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #45 on the original list
    My Darling Clementine Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

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    High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #17 on the original list
    High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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    Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #23 on the original list
    Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #118 on the original list
    Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby, Stefanie Powers

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    Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #20 on the original list
    Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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    Pale Rider is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #18 on the original list
    Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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    The Sons of Katie Elder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #26 on the original list
    John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper

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    Rio Grande is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #40 on the original list
    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

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    Open Range is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #25 on the original list
    Open Range Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #33 on the original list
    True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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    Silverado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #29 on the original list
    Silverado Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #36 on the original list
    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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    The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #42 on the original list
    The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #41 on the original list
    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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    The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #15 on the original list
    The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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    The Horse Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #48 on the original list
    The Horse Soldiers John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    Hondo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #31 on the original list
    John Wayne, James Arness, Geraldine Page

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    Big Jake is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #38 on the original list
    Big Jake John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

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    How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #37 on the original list
    How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    Shenandoah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #51 on the original list
    Shenandoah James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

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    The Far Country is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #94 on the original list
    James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

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    Bend of the River is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #89 on the original list
    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan

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    The Comancheros is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #63 on the original list
    John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam

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    McLintock! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #35 on the original list
    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers

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    Major Dundee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #113 on the original list
    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

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    The Long Riders is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #72 on the original list
    The Long Riders Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest

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    Broken Lance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #145 on the original list
    Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark

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    Duel in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western Movies

    #148 on the original list
    Duel in the Sun Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones

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