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

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    #4 on the original list
    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    #5 on the original list
    John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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    For a Few Dollars More

    #6 on the original list
    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Red River

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

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    #12 on the original list
    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    #2 on the original list
    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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    Rio Bravo

    #13 on the original list
    John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

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    Shane

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

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    Stagecoach

    #19 on the original list
    John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

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    #7 on the original list
    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    Winchester '73

    #25 on the original list
    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

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    Once Upon a Time in the West

    #11 on the original list
    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    El Dorado

    #36 on the original list
    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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    The Magnificent Seven

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

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

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    Fort Apache

    #29 on the original list
    Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond

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    3:10 to Yuma

    #24 on the original list
    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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

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    True Grit

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

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    High Noon

    #9 on the original list
    Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

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    The Shootist

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

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    My Darling Clementine

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

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    High Plains Drifter

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

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    Hang 'Em High

    #23 on the original list
    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Stagecoach

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

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    Dances with Wolves

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

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    Pale Rider

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

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    The Sons of Katie Elder

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

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    Rio Grande

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

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    Open Range

    #27 on the original list
    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

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    True Grit

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

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    Silverado

    #31 on the original list
    Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

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

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    The Alamo

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

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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    #40 on the original list
    Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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    The Wild Bunch

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

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    The Horse Soldiers

    #49 on the original list
    John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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    Hondo

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

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    Big Jake

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

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    How the West Was Won

    #32 on the original list
    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    Shenandoah

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

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    The Far Country

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

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    Bend of the River

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

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    The Comancheros

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

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    McLintock!

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

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    Major Dundee

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

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    The Long Riders

    #68 on the original list
    Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest

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    Broken Lance

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

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    Duel in the Sun

    #138 on the original list
    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones

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