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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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South of the Border Gene Autry, Lupita Tovar, Smiley Burnette South of the Border is a 1939 Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Betty Burbridge and Gerald Geraghty, based on a story ...more

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The Old Barn Dance Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette The Old Barn Dance is a 1938 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Joan Valerie. Written by Bernard McConville and Charles F. Royal, the ...more

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Back in the Saddle Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Edmund Cobb Back in the Saddle is a 1941 Weastern film written by Richard Murphy and Lesse Lusky, Jr. and directed by Lew Landers.

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Gold Mine in the Sky Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes Gold Mine in the Sky is a 1938 Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Carol Hughes. Based on a story by Betty Burbridge, the film is about a singing ...more

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Mexicali Rose Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, William Farnum Mexicali Rose is a 1939 American Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Noah Beery. Based on a story by Luci Ward and Connie Lee, the film is about ...more

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The Big Show Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Ernie Morrison The Big Show is the ninth Our Gang short subject comedy released. The Our Gang series was created by Hal Roach in 1922, and continued production until 1944.

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Sioux City Sue Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway, Dick Lane Sioux City Sue is a 1946 film directed by Frank McDonald.

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Riders in the Sky Gene Autry, Alan Hale, Jr. Riders in the Sky is a 1949 music, western, drama, comedy film written by Herbert A. Woodbury and directed by John English.

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The Strawberry Roan Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Jack Holt Gene Autry Collection: The Strawberry Roan is a 1948 film directed by John W. English.

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The Big Show Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette The Big Show is a 1936 American Western musical film directed by Mack V. Wright and starring Gene Autry, Kay Hughes, and Smiley Burnette. Written by Dorrell and Stuart E. McGowan, the film is ...more

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Tumbling Tumbleweeds Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, George "Gabby" Hayes Tumbling Tumbleweeds is a 1935 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Lucile Browne. Written by Ford Beebe, the film is about a cowboy who ...more

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Melody Ranch Gene Autry, Ann Miller, Jimmy Durante Melody Ranch is a 1940 Western musical film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, and Ann Miller. Written by Jack Moffitt, F. Hugh Herbert, Bradford Ropes, and Betty ...more

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Bells of Capistrano Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Virginia Grey Bells of Capistrano is a 1942 American Western film directed by William Morgan and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Virginia Grey. Written by Lawrence Kimble, the film is about a ...more

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The Phantom Empire Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frankie Darro The Phantom Empire is a 1935 American Western serial film directed by Otto Brower and B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, and Betsy King Ross. This 12-chapter Mascot Pictures ...more

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Public Cowboy No. 1 Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette Public Cowboy No. 1 is a 1937 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Ann Rutherford. Based on a story by Bernard McConville, the film is ...more

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Oh, Susanna! Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Earle Hodgins Oh, Susanna! is a 1936 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Frances Grant. Written by Oliver Drake, the film is about a cowboy who is ...more

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Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm Gene Autry, Monte Blue, Smiley Burnette Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm is a 1937 American Western film directed by Mack V. Wright and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Armida. Based on a story by Johnston McCulley, the film is about ...more

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Red River Valley Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Charles King Red River Valley, later retitled Man of the Frontier for American television screening is a 1936 American Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and ...more

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Gaucho Serenade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gene Autry Movies
Gaucho Serenade Gene Autry, Joseph Crehan, Smiley Burnette Gaucho Serenade is a 1940 Western film written by Betty Burbridge and Bradford Ropes and directed by Frank McDonald.

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Rim of the Canyon Gene Autry, Alan Hale, Jr. Gene Autry Collection: Rim of the Canyon is a 1949 film directed by John W English.

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The Old Corral Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Lon Chaney The Old Corral is a 1936 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Irene Manning. Based on a story by Bernard McConville, the film is about a ...more

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Loaded Pistols Gene Autry, Chill Wills, Jack Holt Loaded Pistols is a 1948 American Western film directed by John English and starring Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, and Chill Wills. Written by Dwight Cummins and Dorothy Yost, the film is about a ...more

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Riders of the Whistling Pines Gene Autry, Clayton Moore, Morey Amsterdam Riders of the Whistling Pines is a 1949 American Western film directed by John English and starring Gene Autry, Patricia Barry, and Jimmy Lloyd. Written by Jack Townley, the film is about a gang ...more

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In Old Santa Fe Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, George "Gabby" Hayes In Old Santa Fe is a 1934 American Western film directed by David Howard, starring Ken Maynard and George "Gabby" Hayes, and featuring the first screen appearance of Gene Autry, ...more

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The Big Sombrero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gene Autry Movies
The Big Sombrero Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Martin Garralaga The Big Sombrero is a 1949 film directed by Frank McDonald.

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Robin Hood of Texas Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway, Adele Mara Gene Autry Collection: Robin Hood of Texas is a 1947 film directed by Lesley Selander.

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Twilight on the Rio Grande Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway, Martin Garralaga Twilight on the Rio Grande is a film directed by Frank McDonald released on Apr 1, 1947.

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Home on the Prairie Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Jack Mulhall Home on the Prairie is a 1939 Western Romance film written by Charles Arthur Powell and Paul Franklin and directed by Jack Townley.

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Blue Montana Skies Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Glenn Strange Blue Montana Skies is a 1939 Black-and-white, western, action film written by Gerald Geraghty and directed by B. Reeves Eason.

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Gene Autry: Texans Never Cry Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Gail Davis Gene Autry: Texans Never Cry is a 1951 film directed by Frank McDonald.

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Gene Autry and the Mounties Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Francis McDonald Gene Autry and the Mounties is a 1951 film directed by John W English.

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Down Mexico Way Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Sidney Blackmer Down Mexico Way is an 1941 American Western film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Fay McKenzie. Based on a story by Dorrell and Stuart E. McGowan, the ...more

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Shooting High Gene Autry, Frank M. Thomas, Jane Withers Shooting High is a 1940 film directed by Alfred Green.

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Sierra Sue Gene Autry, Frank M. Thomas, Smiley Burnette Sierra Sue is a 1941 American Western film directed by William Morgan and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Fay McKenzie. Written by Earl Felton and Julian Zimet, the film is about a ...more

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Carolina Moon Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee Carolina Moon is a 1940 western film written by Winston Miller and Connie Lee and directed by Frank McDonald.

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Blue Canadian Rockies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gene Autry Movies
Blue Canadian Rockies Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Gail Davis Blue Canadian Rockies is a 1952 film directed by George Archainbaud.

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Round-Up Time in Texas Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Maxine Doyle Round-Up Time in Texas is a 1937 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and written by Oliver Drake. The film stars Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Maxine Doyle. Despite its title, the ...more

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Cow Town Gene Autry, Gail Davis, House Peters Cow Town is a 1950 action, musical, western film written by Gerald Geraghty and directed by John English.

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Call of the Canyon Gene Autry, Marc Lawrence, Smiley Burnette Call of the Canyon is a 1942 American Western film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, the Sons of the Pioneers, and Ruth Terry. Based on a story by Maurice Rapf ...more

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Whirlwind Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Gail Davis Whirlwind is a film directed by John W English released on April 16, 1951.

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Melody Trail Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette Melody Trail is a 1935 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, and Smiley Burnette. Written by Sherman L. Lowe and Betty Burbridge, the film is ...more

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Saddle Pals Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway, Francis McDonald Saddle Pals is a film directed by Lesley Selander released on June 6, 1947.

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Last of the Pony Riders Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kermit Maynard Last of the Pony Riders is a 1953 action comedy film directed by George Archainbaud.

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Heart of the Rio Grande Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, William Haade Heart of the Rio Grande is a 1942 American Western film directed by William Morgan and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie, and Edith Fellows. Based on a story by Newlin B. ...more

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Sons of New Mexico Gene Autry, Clayton Moore, Gail Davis Sons of New Mexico is a 1949 western film written by Paul Gangelin and directed by John English.

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The Last Round-Up Gene Autry, Jean Heather The Gene Autry Collection: The Last Round-Up is a 1947 film directed by John W English.

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Ride Ranger Ride Gene Autry, Monte Blue, Smiley Burnette Ride Ranger Ride is a 1936 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Kay Hughes. Based on a story by Bernard McConville and Karen DeWolf, and a ...more

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Colorado Sunset Gene Autry, Buster Crabbe, Smiley Burnette Colorado Sunset is a 1939 American Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Betty Burbridge and Stanley Roberts, based on a ...more

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Ridin' on a Rainbow Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee Ridin' on a Rainbow is a 1941 American Western musical film directed by Lew Landers and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Mary Lee. Based on a story by Bradford Ropes, the film is about ...more

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Rancho Grande Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee Rancho Grande is a 1940 American Western film directed by Frank McDonald and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Bradford Ropes, Betty Burbridge, and Peter Milne, ...more