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The Best Acid Western Movies

Updated October 2, 2019 457 votes 158 voters 21.6k views

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Acid western films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best acid western movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This acid western movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of acid western films also contains acid western movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. 

Always vote for things like The Hired Hand or Dirty Little Billy if you like them. If we missed any acid western movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous acid western movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about acid western movie lists.

This is a list that includes movies like Dirty Little Billy and Greaser's Palace.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these acid western movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good acid western movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest acid western movies, here is the full acid western movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    The Shooting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    The Shooting

    Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates

    Released1967

    Directed byMonte Hellman

    The Shooting is a 1966 western film directed by Monte Hellman, with a screenplay by Carole... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    El Topo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    El Topo

    David Silva, Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Released1970

    Directed byAlejandro Jodorowsky

    El Topo is a 1970 American-Mexican western film written and directed by and starring Alejandro... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dead Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Dead Man

    Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    This film is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Stranger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Stranger

    Gary Shail, Gypsy Lee Pistolero

    Released2015

    Directed byTom Lee Rutter

     head-trip western STRANGER; a free adaptation of the classic novella 'The Mysterious Stranger' by Mark Twain. Now filming!From CARNIE FILM PRODUCTION comes their most ambitious feature to date! A psychedelic western that pulls no punches in exploring the many horrific paths one man's mind can explore when he comes face to face with who may very well be the fallen angel himself!This is a film that laments on the (few) classic acid westerns such as EL TOPO and GREASER'S PALACE whose spiritual and counter-cultural themes elevated them from the boundaries of the genre and into surreal anything-goes territories!
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    Zachariah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Zachariah

    Joe Walsh, Don Johnson

    Released1971

    Directed byGeorge Englund

    Zachariah is a film starring John Rubinstein as Zachariah and Don Johnson as his best friend... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Hired Hand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    The Hired Hand

    Peter Fonda, Warren Oates

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Fonda

    The Hired Hand is a 1971 American western film directed by Peter Fonda, with a screenplay by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Bad Company

    Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Benton

    Bad Company is a 1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton, who also co-wrote the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Blueberry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Blueberry

    Juliette Lewis, Eddie Izzard

    Released2004

    Directed byJan Kounen

    Blueberry is a 2004 French film directed by Jan Kounen. It is an adaptation of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Walker

    Ed Harris, Joe Strummer

    Released1987

    Directed byAlex Cox

    Walker is a 1987 American-Mexican Acid Western film directed by Alex Cox and starring Ed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dirty Little Billy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Dirty Little Billy

    Nick Nolte, Gary Busey

    Released1972

    Directed byStan Dragoti

    Dirty Little Billy is a western film released in 1972 and was the directorial debut of Stan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Greaser's Palace is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Acid Western Movies
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    Greaser's Palace

    Toni Basil, Hervé Villechaize

    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Downey Sr.

    Greaser's Palace is a 1972 American acid western cult film directed by underground filmmaker... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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