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The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime 

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Updated June 15, 2020 2.4k votes 674 voters 60.4k views 142 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 Alamo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

Released: 1960

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Angel and the Badman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey

Released: 1947

Directed by: James 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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#75 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #20 of 51 Free Movies! The Best Films in the Public Domain #16 of 49 The Best 1940s Western Movies

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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

Released: 1960

Directed by: John 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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#9 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #38 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #280 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Big Jake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

Released: 1971

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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#33 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #914 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #204 of 554 The Best '70s Movies

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The Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Jane Russell, Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell

Released: 1943

Directed by: Howard 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 ...more

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#20 of 49 The Best 1940s Western Movies #14 of 15 Movies Where the Director Was Fired in the Middle of Production

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The Dark Valley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Clemens Schick

Released: 2014

Directed by: Andreas 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 ...more
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Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

Released: 1939

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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The Man Who Shot Liberty... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

Released: 1962

Directed by: John 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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#6 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #282 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #53 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time

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Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Bone Tomahawk Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox

Released: 2015

Directed by: S. 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.

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#170 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #750 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #7 of 43 The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ethan 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 ...more

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Behind-The-Scenes Stories From Both Classic Versions Of 'True Grit' #42 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #178 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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The Over-the-Hill Gang ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Walter Brennan, Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan

Released: 1969

Directed by: Jean 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 ...more
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The Sons of Katie Elder ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1965

Directed by: Henry 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 ...more

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#27 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #20 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s #10 of 98 The Best John Wayne Movies of All Time, Ranked

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A Man Called Horse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, James Gammon

Released: 1970

Directed by: Elliot 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", ...more

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#81 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #13 of 113 The Best Native American Movies #14 of 45 The Best Western Movies of the '70s

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The Proposition is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson

Released: 2005

Directed by: John 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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One-Eyed Jacks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado

Released: 1961

Directed by: Marlon Brando

One-Eyed Jacks, a 1961 Western, is the only film directed by actor Marlon Brando. The picture was originally planned to be directed by Stanley Kubrick from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah, but ...more

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Ace High is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Eli Wallach, Bud Spencer, Terence Hill

Released: 1968

Directed by: Giuseppe Colizzi

Ace High is an Italian spaghetti Western by Giuseppe Colizzi from 1968. The film is the second in a trilogy started with God Forgives... I Don't! and ended with Boot Hill.
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Woman Walks Ahead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susanna White

Woman Walks Ahead is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Susanna White. Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a ...more
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Death Rides a Horse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega

Released: 1967

Directed by: Giulio 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.
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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Ed Lauter

Released: 1972

Directed by: Robert Benton

Bad Company is a 1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton, who also co-wrote the film with David Newman. It stars Barry Brown and Jeff Bridges as two of a group of young men who flee ...more
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Riders of Destiny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Released: 1933

Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury

Riders of Destiny is a 1933 Western musical film starring 26-year-old John Wayne as Singin' Sandy Saunders, the screen's second singing cowboy. It was the first of a series of Lone Star Westerns ...more

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Clint Eastwood Breaking ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Clint Eastwood Breaking Steel
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Against a Crooked Sky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Richard Boone, Henry Wilcoxon, Shannon Farnon

Released: 1975

Directed by: Earl Bellamy

Against a Crooked Sky is a 1975 American Western film directed by Earl Bellamy and starring Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, and Henry Wilcoxon.
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Winds of the Wasteland ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
John Wayne, Ed Cassidy, Yakima Canutt

Released: 1936

Directed by: Mack V. Wright

Winds of the Wasteland is a 1936 Western film, starring John Wayne and Phyllis Fraser. The film was directed by Mack V. Wright, and was released by Republic Pictures. The rights on this movie ...more
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Stagecoach to Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Stagecoach to Denver Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Emmett Lynn

Released: 1946

Directed by: Robert G. Springsteen

Stagecoach to Denver is a film directed by R. G. Springsteen released on Dec. 23, 1946.
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Dawn on the Great Divide... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime
Robert Lowery, Buck Jones, Raymond Hatton

Released: 1942

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Dawn on the Great Divide is a 1942 American film directed by Howard Bretherton based on James Oliver Curwood's 1913 short story "Wheels of Fate".