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List Rules Vote up the best Western films that were released in the 1970s.

The Western is one of the most important genres in cinema history. It redefined what it meant to be a hero, and it redefined how stories were told on camera. Though the great Western heroes were on their way out in the 70s, it was still a tremendous decade for the genre. These are the best 70s Western movies, ranked from best to worst by fan votes. Some of these great 1970s Westerns fall in the line with the classic Western storyline of a lone gunman saving the day, while others on this list are uproarious comedies that almost flip the genre on its head.

What are some of the movies one can expect to find on this list? Throughout the 1970s, Clint Eastwood served as a cowboy for a new generation. Some of his best films, including The Outlaw Josey Wales, High Plains Drifter, and Two Mules for Sister Sara, all came out during the decade. The Frisco Kid is another good Western movie that was released in the 1970s.

Blazing Saddles is not only one of the best Westerns of the 70s, but it is still considered one of the funniest films of all time. Other great movies featured here include Westworld, The Shootist, and Jeremiah Johnson.

What is the best Western from the 70s?? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any great cowboy films you think might be missing from this list!
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Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Jeremiah Johnson Robert Redford, Tanya Tucker, Will Geer

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
McCabe & Mrs. Miller Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall

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The Outlaw Josey Wales is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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The Shootist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
The Shootist John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

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Lawman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Lawman Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb

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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added Bad Company Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Ed Lauter

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Ulzana's Raid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added Ulzana's Raid Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Richard Jaeckel

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High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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Valdez Is Coming is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added Valdez Is Coming Burt Lancaster, H├ęctor Elizondo, Sylvia Poggioli

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Buffalo Bill and the Indians is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added Buffalo Bill and the Indians Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel

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Heartland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
gerard flynn added Heartland Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn

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Doc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
gerard flynn added Doc Faye Dunaway, Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin

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Two Mules for Sister Sara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Two Mules for Sister Sara Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre

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Monte Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Guest_d68fa631-b364-482c-bdf2-b55e6783ad67 added Monte Walsh Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau

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Joe Kidd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Joe Kidd Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon

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The Great Northfield Minnesota... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Robert Duvall, Cliff Robertson, Donald Moffat

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A Man Called Horse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
A Man Called Horse Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, James Gammon

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Goin' South is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
gerard flynn added Goin' South Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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The Culpepper Cattle Co. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added The Culpepper Cattle Co. Billy Green Bush, Gary Grimes

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The Life and Times of Judge Ro... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Bissett

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The Hired Hand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added The Hired Hand Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Severn Darden

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The Ballad of Cable Hogue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
The Ballad of Cable Hogue Stella Stevens, Jason Robards Jr., David Warner

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Breakheart Pass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
gerard flynn added Breakheart Pass Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins, Archie Moore

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The Beguiled is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
anne flynn added The Beguiled Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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My Name Is Nobody is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
My Name Is Nobody Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Geoffrey Lewis

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Rio Lobo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Rio Lobo John Wayne, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

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The Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
The Cowboys John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Slim Pickens

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Rooster Cogburn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Rooster Cogburn John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Strother Martin

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Big Jake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Big Jake John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

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Chisum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Chisum John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Forrest Tucker

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They Call Me Trinity is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
They Call Me Trinity Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Farley Granger

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Missouri Breaks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
gerard flynn added Missouri Breaks Marlon Brando,Jack Nicholson

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Eagle's Wing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
gerard flynn added Eagle's Wing Martin Sheen, Harvey Keitel, Sam Waterston

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Duck, You Sucker! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Duck, You Sucker! James Coburn, Rod Steiger, David Warbeck

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Westworld Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten

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Little Big Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Little Big Man Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam

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El Topo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
El Topo David Silva, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alfonso Arau

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Support Your Local Gunfighter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Support Your Local Gunfighter James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell

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The Frisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
The Frisco Kid Harrison Ford, Gene Wilder, William Smith

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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western Movies of the '70s
Bad Company Laurence Fishburne, Ellen Barkin, Frank Langella