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A list of all the best western movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This western movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of western films also contains western movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This western films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best western movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This western movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies by clicking thumbs up on them.

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These are the top films in the western genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the western genre in it. Be it the motifs of the western genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Always vote for things like Drylanders or The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps if you like them. If we missed any 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 western movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about western movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the western movies. List includes photos and western movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List ranges from Under Nevada Skies to Riders of the Sage, plus much more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these 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 western movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest western movies, here is the full western movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson are among the directors who have worked on Western movies in the past.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western Movies
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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72 16
Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western Movies
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

60 12
The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western Movies
The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

36 6
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Red River John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

48 14
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

40 9
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The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

38 8
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Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

41 11
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Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

35 7
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Stagecoach John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor

46 15
A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western Movies
A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

45 15
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Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

34 7
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Winchester '73 James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

31 6
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El Dorado John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

35 9
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The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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40 13
Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western Movies
Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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Fort Apache Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond

35 10
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3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

37 12
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western Movies
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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True Grit John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

27 5
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High Noon Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef

26 5
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The Shootist John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

28 7
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My Darling Clementine Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

35 13
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High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

31 10
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Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

27 7
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Stagecoach Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby, Stefanie Powers

32 13
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Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

24 7
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Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

24 7
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The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper

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24 7
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Rio Grande John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

30 12
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Open Range Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

31 13
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True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

27 10
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Silverado Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

25 9
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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey

26 10
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The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

21 6
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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

24 9
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The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

19 5
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The Horse Soldiers John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

18 5
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Hondo John Wayne, James Arness, Geraldine Page

21 9
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Big Jake John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

19 8
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How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

20 9
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Shenandoah James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

14 4
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The Far Country James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

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15 6
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Bend of the River James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan

16 7
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The Comancheros John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam

20 11
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McLintock! John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers

16 8
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Major Dundee Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

18 10
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The Long Riders Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest

13 6
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Broken Lance Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark

13 6
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Duel in the Sun Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones