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The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime

Updated June 15, 2020 2.4k votes 840 voters 78.6k views142 items

Hey there, partner. Here's an extensive list of the best Western movies streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The finest Westerns currently available to view free of charge for Amazon Prime members are collected here for your convenience, so that you can more easily bring the Old West into your living room with some of the best frontier films ever made.

This list of Amazon Prime Westerns has a little something for everybody, whether you like to ride with John Wayne in an old school adventure or saddle up with a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. We're talking all time classic Western films like The Outlaw, The Long Riders, Red River, and Song of Texas. Of course, it's not all classic westerns. You can also choose from modern westerns, such as 3:10 to Yuma, Bone Tomahawk, and The Magnificent Seven (2016).

Like a mysterious rider coming into town, you could use a map of the Western landscape. Explore this list to get acquainted with Amazon Prime Instant Video. The sheer number of movies streaming via this service can be overwhelming, so think of this as your handy guide to getting started on the best Amazon Prime Westerns.

What's the greatest Western available on Amazon Prime? That's up to you to decide! Vote up your favorite streaming Westerns below! And if this list is missing any of your favorite Western movies, be sure to add them so that cinephiles can experience the best films on Instant Video!

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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The picture is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's...  more

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    Big Jake

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1971

    Released1971

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, produced by Michael Wayne, edited by Harry Gerstad, starring John Wayne, Richard Boone and...  more

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    Angel and the Badman

    John Wayne, Gail Russell

    Released1947

    Released1947

    Directed byJames Edward Grant

    Directed byJames Edward Grant

    Angel and the Badman is a 1947 American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot. The film is about an injured...  more
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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    John Wayne, James Stewart

    Released1962

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 American Western film directed by John Ford starring James Stewart and John Wayne. The black-and-white film was released by Paramount Pictures. The...  more

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    Stagecoach

    John Wayne, John Carradine

    Released1939

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols, is an adaptation of "The...  more

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    The Sons of Katie Elder

    John Wayne, Dean Martin

    Released1965

    Released1965

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 Technicolor Western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. The movie was filmed principally in Mexico. The film Four Brothers is...  more

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    The Alamo

    John Wayne, Richard Widmark

    Released1960

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Wayne

    Directed byJohn Wayne

    The Alamo is a 1960 American historical epic film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo produced and directed by John Wayne and starring Wayne as Davy Crockett. The picture also stars Richard Widmark as...  more

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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough U.S....  more

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    A Man Called Horse

    Richard Harris, Judith Anderson

    Released1970

    Released1970

    Directed byElliot Silverstein

    Directed byElliot Silverstein

    A Man Called Horse is a 1970 American Western film starring Richard Harris and directed by Elliot Silverstein. Based on a short story by Dorothy M. Johnson, "A Man Called Horse", published in 1950 in...  more

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    The Dark Valley

    Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti

    Released2014

    Released2014

    Directed byAndreas Prochaska

    Directed byAndreas Prochaska

    The Dark Valley is a 2014 Austrian-German Western film directed by Andreas Prochaska. It was selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not...  more
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    Bone Tomahawk

    Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson

    Released2015

    Released2015

    Directed byS. Craig Zahler

    Directed byS. Craig Zahler

    Bone Tomahawk is a 2015 American Western horror film directed by S. Craig Zahler. Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers....  more

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    The Horse Soldiers

    John Wayne, William Holden

    Released1959

    Released1959

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Horse Soldiers is a 1959 film that was directed by John Ford and starred John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers. John Lee Mahin and Martin Rackin produced the movie and wrote its...  more

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    Duel at Diablo

    Sidney Poitier, James Garner

    Released1966

    Released1966

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Duel at Diablo is a 1966 western film starring James Garner in his first Western since leaving Maverick and Sidney Poitier in his first Western. Based on Marvin H. Albert's 1957 novel Apache Rising,...  more
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    Hud

    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers

    Released1963

    Released1963

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Hud is a 1963 Western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal. It was produced by Ritt and Newman's recently founded company, Salem Productions, and...  more

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    The Over-the-Hill Gang

    Walter Brennan, Jack Elam

    Released1969

    Released1969

    Directed byJean Yarbrough

    Directed byJean Yarbrough

    The Over-the-Hill Gang is a 1969 TV-movie Western comedy about aging Texas Rangers starring Walter Brennan and Pat O'Brien. Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, and Jack Elam play supporting...  more
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    My Name Is Nobody

    Henry Fonda, Terence Hill

    Released1973

    Released1973

    Directed bySergio Leone, Tonino Valerii

    Directed bySergio Leone, Tonino Valerii

    My Name is Nobody, also known as Gellert, is a 1973 Spaghetti Western comedy film. The film was directed by Tonino Valerii and, in some scenes, by Sergio Leone. It was written by Leone, Fulvio...  more
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    The Outlaw

    Jane Russell, Walter Huston

    Released1943

    Released1943

    Directed byHoward Hawks, Howard Hughes

    Directed byHoward Hawks, Howard Hughes

    The Outlaw is a 1943 American Western film, directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jane Russell. The supporting cast includes Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, and Walter Huston. Hughes also produced the...  more

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    The Fighting Kentuckian

    John Wayne, Oliver Hardy

    Released1949

    Released1949

    Directed byGeorge Waggner

    Directed byGeorge Waggner

    The Fighting Kentuckian is an American comedy action film starring John Wayne and Oliver Hardy. The movie was written and directed by George Waggner and made by Republic Pictures....  more
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    Hannie Caulder

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee

    Released1971

    Released1971

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    Hannie Caulder is a 1971 British Western film directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Raquel Welch, Robert Culp and Ernest Borgnine. The screenplay was rewritten by Kennedy, who wasn't credited....  more

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    Death Rides a Horse

    Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law

    Released1967

    Released1967

    Directed byGiulio Petroni

    Directed byGiulio Petroni

    This film is a 1967 Spaghetti Western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. ...  more
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    The Proposition

    John Hurt, Ray Winstone

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Hillcoat

    Directed byJohn Hillcoat

    The Proposition is a 2005 Australian western film directed by John Hillcoat and written by screenwriter and musician Nick Cave. It stars Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Danny...  more
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    Garden of Evil

    Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward

    Released1954

    Released1954

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Garden of Evil is a Western film about three somewhat disreputable 19th-century soldiers of fortune, played by Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, and Cameron Mitchell, who are hired by a woman, portrayed...  more
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    Wild Horses

    Robert Duvall, James Franco

    Released2015

    Released2015

    Directed byRobert Duvall

    Directed byRobert Duvall

    Wild Horses is a 2015 American Western crime film directed by Robert Duvall. A detective (Robert Duvall) opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case and begins to suspect that the missing boy...  more
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    Two-Fisted Law

    John Wayne, Walter Brennan

    Released1932

    Released1932

    Directed byD. Ross Lederman

    Directed byD. Ross Lederman

    Two-Fisted Law is a 1932 American romantic B-Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Tim McCoy and John Wayne. The picture also features Walter Brennan, Alice Day, Wheeler Oakman,...  more