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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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12 2
Gaucho Serenade is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Big Sombrero is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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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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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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