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The Best Western Movies

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.

List of western films includes western movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list with the person sitting next to you.

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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    Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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    John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

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    Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

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    John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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    Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond

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    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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    John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

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    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby, Stefanie Powers

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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    John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

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    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

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    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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    Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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    John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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    John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    John Wayne, James Arness, Geraldine Page

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

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    James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

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    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan

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    John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam

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    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

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    Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest

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    Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones

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