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The Best Gene Autry Movies

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List of the best Gene Autry movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Gene Autry's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Gene Autry movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Gene Autry movies will be at the top of the list. Gene Autry has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Gene Autry movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gene Autry films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Gene Autry role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Gene Autry performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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  • 1
    The Old Barn Dance
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    The Old Barn Dance

    Roy Rogers, Gene Autry

    Released1938

    Directed byJoseph Kane

    The Old Barn Dance is a 1938 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Big Show
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    14

    The Big Show

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1923

    Directed byRobert F. McGowan, Mack V. Wright

    The Big Show is the ninth Our Gang short subject comedy released. The Our Gang series was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    Tumbling Tumbleweeds
    42
    13

    Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1935

    Directed byJoseph Kane

    Tumbling Tumbleweeds is a 1935 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    Bells of Capistrano
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    9

    Bells of Capistrano

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1942

    Directed byWilliam Morgan

    Bells of Capistrano is a 1942 American Western film directed by William Morgan and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Melody Ranch
    40
    12

    Melody Ranch

    Gene Autry, Ann Miller

    Released1940

    Directed byJoseph Santley

    Melody Ranch is a 1940 Western musical film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Gaucho Serenade
    31
    4

    Gaucho Serenade

    Gene Autry, Joseph Crehan

    Released1940

    Directed byFrank McDonald

    Gaucho Serenade is a 1940 Western film written by Betty Burbridge and Bradford Ropes and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    The Big Show
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    10

    The Big Show

    Roy Rogers, Gene Autry

    Released1936

    Directed byJoseph Kane, Mack V. Wright

    The Big Show is a 1936 American Western musical film directed by Mack V. Wright and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    The Big Sombrero
    28
    6

    The Big Sombrero

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1949

    Directed byFrank McDonald

    The Big Sombrero is a 1949 film directed by Frank McDonald.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    Gold Mine in the Sky
    25
    2

    Gold Mine in the Sky

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1938

    Directed byJoseph Kane

    Gold Mine in the Sky is a 1938 Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    Loaded Pistols
    33
    11

    Loaded Pistols

    Gene Autry, Chill Wills

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn English

    Loaded Pistols is a 1948 American Western film directed by John English and starring Gene... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Riders of the Whistling Pines
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    8

    Riders of the Whistling Pines

    Gene Autry, Clayton Moore

    Released1949

    Directed byJon English, William Nigh, John English

    Riders of the Whistling Pines is a 1949 American Western film directed by John English and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    The Phantom Empire
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    16

    The Phantom Empire

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1935

    Directed byB. Reeves Eason, Otto Brower

    The Phantom Empire is a 1935 American Western serial film directed by Otto Brower and B.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    Oh, Susanna!
    26
    6

    Oh, Susanna!

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1936

    Directed byJoseph Kane

    Oh, Susanna! is a 1936 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Twilight on the Rio Grande
    26
    6

    Twilight on the Rio Grande

    Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway

    Released1947

    Directed byFrank McDonald

    Twilight on the Rio Grande is a film directed by Frank McDonald released on Apr 1, 1947.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Red River Valley
    27
    9

    Red River Valley

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1936

    Directed byB. Reeves Eason

    Red River Valley, later retitled Man of the Frontier for American television screening is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Old Corral
    27
    10

    The Old Corral

    Roy Rogers, Gene Autry

    Released1936

    Directed byJoseph Kane

    The Old Corral is a 1936 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    South of the Border
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    13

    South of the Border

    Gene Autry, Lupita Tovar

    Released1939

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    South of the Border is a 1939 Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Gene Autry,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Heart of the Rio Grande
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    0

    Heart of the Rio Grande

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1942

    Directed byWilliam Morgan

    Heart of the Rio Grande is a 1942 American Western film directed by William Morgan and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    Robin Hood of Texas
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    6

    Robin Hood of Texas

    Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway

    Released1947

    Directed byLesley Selander

    Gene Autry Collection: Robin Hood of Texas is a 1947 film directed by Lesley Selander.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
    26
    9

    Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm

    Gene Autry, Monte Blue

    Released1937

    Directed byMack V. Wright

    Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm is a 1937 American Western film directed by Mack V. Wright and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Cow Town
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    15

    Cow Town

    Gene Autry, Gail Davis

    Released1950

    Directed byJohn English

    Cow Town is a 1950 action, musical, western film written by Gerald Geraghty and directed by...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Down Mexico Way
    19
    2

    Down Mexico Way

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1941

    Directed byJoseph Santley

    Down Mexico Way is an 1941 American Western film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    Carolina Moon
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    4

    Carolina Moon

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1940

    Directed byFrank McDonald

    Carolina Moon is a 1940 western film written by Winston Miller and Connie Lee and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Shooting High
    17
    2

    Shooting High

    Gene Autry, Frank M. Thomas

    Released1940

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Shooting High is a 1940 film directed by Alfred Green.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    In Old Santa Fe
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    17

    In Old Santa Fe

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

    Released1934

    Directed byDavid Howard, Joseph Kane

    In Old Santa Fe is a 1934 American Western film directed by David Howard, starring Ken Maynard... more on Wikipedia