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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 Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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190 52
Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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185 52
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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180 52
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

5
175 51
The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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165 51
The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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176 51
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valan... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

8
131 50
True Grit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
True Grit John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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166 51
Hombre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Hombre Paul Newman, Martin Balsam, Fredric March

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161 51
The Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
anne flynn added The Unforgiven Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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155 52
The Stalking Moon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
anne flynn added The Stalking Moon Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster

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Will Penny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
anne flynn added Will Penny Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern, Lee Majors

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How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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127 50
A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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145 51
The Professionals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Professionals Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

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Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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110 50
The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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112 51
One-Eyed Jacks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado

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109 50
Shenandoah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Shenandoah James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

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120 51
Ride the High Country is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Ride the High Country Warren Oates, Edgar Buchanan, Randolph Scott

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120 51
Flaming Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
gerard flynn added Flaming Star Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Dolores del Río

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120 51
Major Dundee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
anne flynn added Major Dundee Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

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95 51
The Great Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Great Silence Klaus Kinski, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Vonetta McGee

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102 51
A Big Hand for the Little Lady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
anne flynn added A Big Hand for the Little Lady Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward

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102 51
The Scalphunters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
anne flynn added The Scalphunters Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas

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90 51
Django is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Django Franco Nero, José Bódalo, José Canalejas

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McLintock! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
McLintock! John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers

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71 50
The Sons of Katie Elder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper

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55 50
The Comancheros is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
The Comancheros John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam

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70 51
Lonely Are the Brave is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Lonely Are the Brave Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau

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71 51
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35 50
The Undefeated is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
zxray added The Undefeated John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson

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Support Your Local Sheriff! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Support Your Local Sheriff! James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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45 51
Death Rides a Horse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Death Rides a Horse Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega

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25 50
Hud is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Hud Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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45 51
Hour of the Gun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
anne flynn added Hour of the Gun Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr.

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27 50
Nevada Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Nevada Smith Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson, Suzanne Pleshette

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31 51
Cat Ballou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
Cat Ballou Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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30 51
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zxray added Villa Rides Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner

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14 50
7 Faces of Dr. Lao is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s
7 Faces of Dr. Lao Barbara Eden, Tony Randall, Arthur O'Connell