Top Western Movies


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

31. Silverado

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Actors: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover
Plot: Four cowboys join forces to fight a corrupt sheriff and racer in the town of Silverado

32. The Hateful Eight

Year of Release: 2015
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell
Plot: A blizzards strands together a group of bounty hunters and ne'er-do-wells in a Wyoming cabin. But the small group is about to face a trail of betrayal and deception - and survival is certainly not guaranteed.

33. Young Guns

Year of Release: 1988
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Christopher Cain
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen
Plot: Follows the life of Billy the Kid and his gang of outlaws.

34. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Andrew Dominik
Actors: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Mary-Louise Parker
Plot: Robert Ford, on of Jesse James men, hatches a plot to kill James.

35. Hostiles

Year of Release: 2017
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Scott Cooper
Actors: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster
Plot: Set in 1892, highly regarded Capt. Joseph J. Blocker takes on the assignment of escorting Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hawk, along with his family, through hostile territory.

36. The Gunfighter

Year of Release: 1950
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Henry King
Actors: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker
Plot: Jimmy Ringo is a gunfighter looking to start a new life. Returning to a sleepy town where his old flame lives, along with a child he has never met, he hopes to leave the past behind. But, of course, the past is not ready to let him go - with men on his trail, and a hotheaded young gunslinger looking to prove his worth, it soon starts up a frenzy in town.

37. Sergeant Rutledge

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: John Ford
Actors: Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers, Billie Burke, Woody Strode

38. Ride the High Country

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Western
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Actors: Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr
Plot: The Western that showcases some of the best work of the Director (Peckinpah), and its two stars (Scott and MacRea). Two aging former lawmen are hired to transport gold from the minefields to a city bank. One of them has a plan to steal the gold and when he can't convince his partner that they take the gold as payment for a lifetime of thankless duty, he takes it himself. His redemption and the wonderful details that show the men trying to confront their growing irrelevance in a changing world make for a moving film. This is a good primer for the director's masterpiece with the same theme, The Wild Bunch.

39. McLintock!

Year of Release: 1963
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Western
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Actors: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers
Plot: A cattle baron's separated wife comes back to take their daughter.

40. The Sons of Katie Elder

Year of Release: 1965
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Henry Hathaway
Actors: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper, Martha Hyer
Plot: With their mother gone, the Elder brothers return to Clearwater, TX for the funeral. The eldest boy, a gunfighter, has trouble follow wherever he goes. Yet the boys have a mission - to get back the family farm their father lost in card game (and shortly after, wound up murdered). But the troubles that come with the Elder name are certain to complicate things.

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