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The Best Disney Western Movies

Updated July 29, 2019 757 votes 61 voters 2.6k views23 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Walt Disney Western movies.

It’s time to determine the best Disney western movies. The wild west is a great backdrop for epic stories and Walt Disney has made a few. These are often action-packed and comedic westerns. A lot of these movies are classics such as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, Tall Tale and Tonka. But are they the top westerns that Disney has to offer? You’ll also find famous actors like Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in the new Disney western The Lone Ranger. This list has every Disney western and includes both live-action and animated western movies.

Which of these Disney western films do you love? Vote up all your favorites and vote down the movies that you didn’t like.

  • 1
    Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
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    Released1955

    Directed byNorman Foster

    This was a combination of Disney's first three Davy Crockett films. They were Davy Crockett,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Apple Dumpling Gang
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    The Apple Dumpling Gang

    Don Knotts, Tim Conway

    Released1975

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1975 Disney film about a slick gambler named Russell Donovan who... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Light in the Forest
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    The Light in the Forest

    Jessica Tandy, Fess Parker

    Released1958

    Directed byHerschel Daugherty

    The Light in the Forest is a 1958 film based on a novel of the same name first published in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Old Yeller
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    Old Yeller

    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Hot Lead and Cold Feet
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    Hot Lead and Cold Feet

    Don Knotts, Darren McGavin

    Released1978

    Directed byRobert Butler

    Hot Lead and Cold Feet is a comedy western film produced by Walt Disney Productions and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Sign of Zorro
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    The Sign of Zorro

    Guy Williams, John Dehner

    Released1958

    Directed byLewis R. Foster, Norman Foster

    The Sign of Zorro is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.Amazon buy button
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    Johnny Tremain
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    Johnny Tremain

    Richard Beymer, Sebastian Cabot

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Johnny Tremain is a 1957 film made by Walt Disney Productions, based on the 1944 Newbery... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
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    Released1979

    Directed byVincent McEveety

    The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again is a 1979 sequel to the 1975 American family film The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    The Great Locomotive Chase
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    The Great Locomotive Chase

    Fess Parker, Slim Pickens

    Released1956

    Directed byFrancis D. Lyon

    The Great Locomotive Chase is a 1956 Walt Disney Productions CinemaScope adventure film based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Westward Ho the Wagons!
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    Westward Ho the Wagons!

    Fess Parker, George Reeves

    Released1956

    Directed byWilliam Beaudine

    Westward Ho, The Wagons! is a 1956 live-action Disney western film, aimed at family audiences.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
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    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

    Suzanne Pleshette, Roddy McDowall

    Released1967

    Directed byJames Neilson

    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Miracle of the White Stallions
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    Miracle of the White Stallions

    Robert Taylor, Eddie Albert

    Released1963

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Miracle of the White Stallions is a 1963 film released by Walt Disney starring Robert Taylor,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Return to Snowy River
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    Return to Snowy River

    Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton

    Released1988

    Directed byGeoff Burrowes

    Return to Snowy River (a.k.a. The Man from Snowy River II and The Untamed) is a 1988... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Tonka
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    Tonka

    Sal Mineo, Slim Pickens

    Released1958

    Directed byLewis R. Foster

    Tonka is a 1958 Walt Disney Western adventure film about the US cavalry horse that survived... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Scandalous John
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    Scandalous John

    Brian Keith, Harry Morgan

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Butler

    Scandalous John is a film directed by Robert Butler released on June 22, 1971.Amazon buy button
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    Savage Sam
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    Savage Sam

    Brian Keith, Slim Pickens

    Released1963

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    Savage Sam is a 1963 film sequel to Old Yeller based on the novel of the same name by Fred... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Castaway Cowboy
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    The Castaway Cowboy

    James Garner, Vera Miles

    Released1974

    Directed byVincent McEveety

    The Castaway Cowboy is a 1974 adventure film released by Walt Disney Productions starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    One Little Indian
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    One Little Indian

    Jodie Foster, James Garner

    Released1973

    Directed byBernard McEveety

    One Little Indian is a 1973 western film produced by Walt Disney Productions starring James... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    King of the Grizzlies
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    King of the Grizzlies

    Chris Wiggins, Winston Hibler

    Released1970

    Directed byRon Kelly

    King of the Grizzlies is a 1970 American adventure film directed by Ron Kelly and written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Tall Tale
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    Tall Tale

    Patrick Swayze, William H. Macy

    Released1995

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    Tall Tale, also known as Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill is a 1995... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Home on the Range
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    Home on the Range

    Steve Buscemi, Roseanne Barr

    Released2004

    Directed byWill Finn, John Sanford

    Home on the Range is a 2004 American animated musical western comedy film produced by Walt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Lone Ranger
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    The Lone Ranger

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2013

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    The Lone Ranger is a 2013 action adventure film written by Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
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    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    Matt Damon, James Cromwell

    Released2002

    Directed byLorna Cook, Kelly Asbury

    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button