Top Western Movies


The Top Western Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Western List". Lists are calculated daily.

11. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: John Ford
Actors: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin
Plot: Told from the perspective of an elective senator, he tells of a time when he murders a terrible unlawful gunman, which made him famous.

12. Fistful of Dollars, A ( Per un pugno di dollari )

Year of Release: 1964
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Western/Action
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Sergio Leone
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Antonio Prieto, Benito Stefanelli
Plot: A man with no name finds himself in a town with two rival gangs. He plots to put them up against themselves for reasons other than games. When he himself is put in the middle he must chose which one he is for and which one he is against...or does?

13. 3:10 to Yuma

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Mangold
Actors: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster
Plot: A rancher agrees to take in a prisoner before his court date while the prisoner tries to trick the rancher into letting him go.

14. The Wild Bunch

Year of Release: 1969
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Actors: William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson
Plot: A group of old gunfighters are looking for the last score before they retire in the old west.

15. The Outlaw Josey Wales

Year of Release: 1976
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Western
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney
Plot: Set after the end of the Civil War, Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood), joins a rebel group that continues to wage war against the Union after a group of Union soldiers murder his wife and son. He soon finds him self on his own and running from the same group of Union soldiers chasing him to bring him to justice. All the while Josey continues to kill (or spit tobacco) on any man or thing that gets in his way.

16. Django Unchained

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Jaime Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson
Plot: Once a slave, Django is now a free man working as a bounty hunter. After assisting a German bounty hunter, the two join forces to take down the wicked Plantation owner Calvin Candie - who has Django's wife and wants him back as a slave.

17. Rio Bravo

Year of Release: 1959
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Howard Hawks
Actors: Dean Martin, John Wayne, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan
Plot: A group of unimpressive men take on a series of gunfighters to protect a small town.

18. True Grit

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Actors: Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper
Plot: The Coen Brothers' take on the classic western: A grizzled U.S. Marshal and stubborn young woman join forces to track down the men who murdered her father.

19. Blazing Saddles

Year of Release: 1974
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mel Brooks
Actors: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn
Plot: A small town of Rock Ridge stands in the way of a railroad and nefarious businessman Hedley Lemarr is willing to do anything to make them leave.

20. True Grit

Year of Release: 1969
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Western
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Henry Hathaway
Actors: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall
Plot: A grizzled and often-times drunk U.S. Marshal joins a Texas Ranger to help a stubborn young girl track down her fathers' killers in Indian territory.

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