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The Best PG Western Movies 

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List of PG western movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG western movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG western movie of all time is. This list of popular PG 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 PG 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 PG western films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG western film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

Released: 1976

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western film. It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood, with Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams. The film ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1969

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more

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John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Slim Pickens

Released: 1972

Directed by: Mark Rydell

The Cowboys is a 1972 Western motion picture starring John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Slim Pickens, Colleen Dewhurst and Bruce Dern. Robert Carradine made his film debut with fellow child actor ...more

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Robert Redford, Tanya Tucker, Will Geer

Released: 1972

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Jeremiah Johnson is a 1972 western film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford as the title character and Will Geer as "Bear Claw" Chris Lapp. The film has been said to ...more

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John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

Released: 1976

Directed by: Don Siegel

The Shootist is a 1976 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role, about a gunfighter who spends his last days looking for a way to stop with the least ...more

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#17 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #115 of 133 Movies That Should Never Be Remade #191 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Strother Martin

Released: 1975

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Rooster Cogburn is a 1975 American Western Technicolor film directed by Stuart Millar and starring John Wayne, reprising his role as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, and ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre

Released: 1970

Directed by: Don Siegel

Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American-Mexican western film starring Shirley MacLaine set during the French intervention in Mexico. The film was released in 1970 and directed by Don Siegel. It ...more

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#49 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #1,074 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #363 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Wilford Brimley

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tab Murphy

Last of the Dogmen is a 1995 American Western adventure film written and directed by Tab Murphy and starring Tom Berenger and Barbara Hershey. Set in the mountains of northwest Montana near the ...more

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Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Landis

¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ...more

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#163 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #112 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #137 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Brian Dennehy, Bryan Marshall, Sigrid Thornton

Released: 1988

Directed by: Geoff Burrowes

The Man from Snowy River II is a 1988 Australian drama film, the sequel to the 1982 film The Man from Snowy River. It was released in the United States as Return to Snowy River, and in the ...more
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Gary Busey, Stefanie Powers, Lee Van Cleef

Released: 1972

Directed by: George McCowan

The Magnificent Seven Ride is a 1972 western film and is the third and last sequel of the 1960 western, The Magnificent Seven. It stars Lee Van Cleef as Chris Adams, succeeding Yul Brynner and ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 American adventure comedy film based on Jules Verne's novel of the same name. It stars Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Cécile de France. The film is ...more

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John Wayne, George Kennedy, Scott Walker

Released: 1973

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Cahill U.S. Marshal is a 1973 American Western film in Technicolor starring John Wayne as a driven lawman in a black hat. The film was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and filmed on location in ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Gus Mercurio

Released: 1982

Directed by: George T. Miller

The Man from Snowy River is a 1982 Australian drama film based on the Banjo Paterson poem The Man from Snowy River. The film had a cast including Kirk Douglas in a dual role as the brothers ...more

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#76 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #387 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #311 of 317 The Best Movies for Kids

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Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Richard Donner

Maverick is a 1994 Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film stars Mel ...more

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#59 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #384 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #384 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Bissett

Released: 1972

Directed by: John Huston

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman. It was loosely based on the real-life, ...more

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#80 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #10 of 45 The Best Western Movies of the '70s #77 of 176 The Best Comedy Movies Of The 1970s

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Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Verbinski, Graham King and John B. Carls. Rango was a critical and commercial ...more

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Joe Kidd Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon

Released: 1972

Directed by: John Sturges

Joe Kidd is a 1972 American western film starring Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall, written by Elmore Leonard and directed by John Sturges. The film is about an ex-bounty hunter hired by a ...more

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#63 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #9 of 45 The Best Western Movies of the '70s #30 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Ricardo Montalbán

Released: 1973

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

The Train Robbers is a 1973 Western Technicolor film starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor and Ben Johnson. The movie was written and directed by Burt Kennedy. Rod Taylor is billed above ...more

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#90 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #39 of 98 The Best John Wayne Movies of All Time, Ranked #113 of 176 The Best Comedy Movies Of The 1970s

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Tom Berenger, Sela Ward, Andy Griffith

Released: 1985

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Rustlers' Rhapsody is an American comedy-Western film. It is a parody of many Western conventions, most visibly of the singing cowboy films that were prominent in the 1930s and the 1940s. The ...more
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James Coburn, Rod Steiger, David Warbeck

Released: 1971

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Duck, You Sucker!, also known as A Fistful of Dynamite and Once Upon a Time… the Revolution, is a 1971 Italian epic buddy Zapata Western film directed by Sergio Leone. The film stars Rod Steiger ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Kirk Douglas

Released: 1979

Directed by: Hal Needham

The Villain is a 1979 American film. A parody blend of western films and Warner Bros.' Wile E. Coyote cartoon situations, it was directed by Hal Needham and starred Kirk Douglas, Arnold ...more
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Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1971

Directed by: Michael Winner

Lawman is a 1971 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, and Robert Duvall. The film is about the quest of a lone peace officer, Marshal Jared Maddox, to bring ...more

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Christopher Lloyd, Jason Robards Jr., Richard Farnsworth

Released: 1981

Directed by: William A. Fraker

The Legend of the Lone Ranger is a 1981 American western film directed by William A. Fraker and starring Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse and Christopher Lloyd. It is based on the story of The ...more

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Raquel Welch, Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1969

Directed by: Tom Gries

100 Rifles is a 1969 western directed by Tom Gries based on the 1966 novel The Californio by Robert MacLeod. The film stars Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, and Fernando Lamas and was ...more