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 - one of the most fun Westerns to watch during a night in - 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.
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Directed by: Sergio LeoneFor a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and... more
Directed by: Sam PeckinpahThe Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging... more
Directed by: Sergio LeoneOnce Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed... more
Directed by: Sergio LeoneThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by... more
Directed by: George Roy HillButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill... more
Directed by: John FordThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 American Western film directed by John Ford... more
Directed by: John SturgesThe Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul... more
HombrePaul Newman, Martin Balsam
Directed by: Martin RittHombre is a 1967 revisionist western film directed by Martin Ritt, based on the novel of the... more
Directed by: Sergio LeoneA Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film... more
Directed by: Henry HathawayThe Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 Technicolor Western film directed by Henry Hathaway and... more
Directed by: Howard HawksEl Dorado is a 1966 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring... more
Directed by: Ted PostHang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written... more
Directed by: Henry HathawayTrue Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed... more
Directed by: Richard BrooksThe Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia... more
Directed by: John Wayne, Michael CurtizThe Comancheros is a 1961 Western Deluxe CinemaScope color film directed by Michael Curtiz,... more
The UnforgivenAudrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster
Directed by: John HustonThe Unforgiven is a 1960 American western film filmed in Durango, Mexico. It was directed by... more
Directed by: Budd BoetticherComanche Station is a 1960 American CinemaScope western film directed by Budd Boetticher and... more
Directed by: Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, John Ford, Richard ThorpeHow the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed... more
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglenShenandoah is a 1965 American film starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett,... more
Directed by: Burt KennedySupport Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by... more
Ride the High CountryWarren Oates, Edgar Buchanan
Directed by: Sam PeckinpahRide the High Country is a 1962 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring... more
Directed by: Tom GriesWill Penny is a 1968 western film written and directed by Tom Gries starring Charlton Heston... more
Directed by: John WayneThe Alamo is a 1960 American historical epic film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo produced... more
Flaming StarElvis Presley, Barbara Eden
Directed by: Don Siegel, Mickey MooreFlaming Star is a 1960 Western film starring Elvis Presley and Barbara Eden, based on the book... more
Directed by: Burt KennedyThis film is a 1967 Western film starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, released by Universal... more