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The Best G-Rated Western Movies 

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List of G-Rated western movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best G-Rated western movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest G-Rated western movie of all time is. This list of popular G-Rated western movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top G-Rated western movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great G-Rated western films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific G-Rated western film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Everything from True Grit to How the West Was Won, and several Disney westerns are included on this list.

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Use this list if you're looking for some new western movies that are rated G. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great western movies rated G, so get out there and start watching.

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Among those that have directed a Western G movie are John Ford and Howard Hawks.

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John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper
True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn; Wayne won his only ...more

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John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds
How the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe.

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John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Forrest Tucker
Chisum is a 1970 Warner Bros. Technicolor Western film starring John Wayne. The large cast also includes Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Geoffrey Deuel, Andrew ...more

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James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell
Support Your Local Gunfighter is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner, directed by Burt Kennedy, and written by James Edward Grant. The film shares many cast and crew members and plot ...more

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John Wayne, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam
Rio Lobo is a 1970 American Western film starring John Wayne. The film was the last film directed by Howard Hawks, from a script by Leigh Brackett. The film was shot in Technicolor with a ...more

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James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan
Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by United Artists, directed by Burt Kennedy, written by William Bowers, and starring James Garner, ...more

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Elvis Presley, Victor French, James Sikking
Charro! is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland Movie Ranch and Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. It was his only role that didn't feature him singing ...more
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John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson
The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne and starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson. The film portrays events surrounding the French Intervention ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper
Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock ...more

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James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An ...more

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Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by DreamWorks Pictures. It follows the adventures of a ...more

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Gila Golan, James Franciscus, Richard Carlson
The Valley of Gwangi is a 1969 American western-fantasy film directed by Jim O'Connolly and written by William Bast. It stars James Franciscus and, in their final film appearances, Richard ...more
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Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Jeffrey Hunter
Custer of the West is a 1967 American Western film directed by Robert Siodmak. It tells a highly fictionalised version of the life and death of George Armstrong Custer. It starred Robert Shaw as ...more
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George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Fernando Rey
Guns of the Magnificent Seven is a Zapata Western and the second sequel to the 1960 western film, The Magnificent Seven. The picture was directed by Paul Wendkos and stars George Kennedy as ...more
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Barbara Hale, Lon Chaney, Jr.
Buckskin is a western film, released by Paramount Pictures, released on a low budget and starring an all-star cast. The main stars were Barry Sullivan and Joan Caulfield. Lon Chaney Jr. plays ...more
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Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Farley Granger
They Call Me Trinity also known as My Name Is Trinity, is a 1970 Italian spaghetti western comedy film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.
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Backtrack!
Doug McClure, Neville Brand, James Drury
Backtrack! is a 1969 film directed by Earl Bellamy.
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Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, David Carradine
Young Billy Young is a 1969 western movie starring Robert Mitchum and featuring Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker, Jr., David Carradine, Jack Kelly, Deana Martin and Paul Fix. The film was written ...more
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Vincent Price, Patrick Mynhardt, Bob Courtney
The Jackals is a 1967 DeLuxe Color Western film from 20th Century Fox filmed at Killarney Film Studios South Africa. A remake of 1948's Yellow Sky, it stars Vincent Price as a South African ...more
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Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Harry Carey
Trinity Is Still My Name also known as All the Way Trinity is a 1971 Italian spaghetti western comedy film directed by Enzo Barboni. It is a sequel to They Call Me Trinity, and also stars ...more
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Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Clint Walker
The Night of the Grizzly is a 1966 Western adventure film starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam and Nancy Kulp. Directed by Joseph Pevney and written by Warren Douglas, the ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton, Cameron Mitchell
Ride in the Whirlwind is a 1966 western directed by Monte Hellman, starring Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton. Nicholson also wrote and co-produced the film.
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Mickey Rooney, Susan Saint James, Jim Backus
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County is a Western comedy film released in April 1970 for Universal Studios, by directed by Anton Leader and Ranald MacDougall, and starring Dan Blocker and ...more
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Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles
One Little Indian is a 1973 western film produced by Walt Disney Productions starring James Garner and Vera Miles. The supporting cast includes Pat Hingle, Jay Silverheels, and an 11-year-old ...more
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Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert
Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley ...more

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