Best Western Movies

True Grit

True Grit

True Grit
IMDb: 7.6
110 min

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with \"true grit,\" Reuben J. \"Rooster\" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and adventure on the journey, and each has his or her \"grit\" tested.

310 to Yuma

310 to Yuma

310 to Yuma
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the \"3:10 to Yuma\", a train that will take the killer to trial.

Genre: Best Western
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
IMDb: 7.5
160 min

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the \'fastest gun in the West\'. An eager recruit into James\' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

Genre: Best Western
Lone Star

Lone Star

Lone Star
IMDb: 7.4
135 min

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Genre: Best Western
Dead Man

Dead Man

Dead Man
IMDb: 7.6
121 min

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Genre: Best Western
Tombstone

Tombstone

Tombstone
IMDb: 7.8
130 min

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.

Genre: Best Western
Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Unforgiven
IMDb: 8.2
131 min

William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves
IMDb: 8.0
181 min

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he’s assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

The Shootist

The Shootist

The Shootist
IMDb: 7.6
100 min

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son.However, it is not Brooks\' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.

Genre: Best Western
The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales
IMDb: 7.8
135 min

After avenging his family\'s brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can\'t bring himself to leave them unprotected.

Genre: Best Western
Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles
IMDb: 7.7
93 min

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

The New Land

The New Land

The New Land
IMDb: 8.0
204

A Swedish immigrant family struggles to adapt to their new life on the American frontier during the second half of the 19th century amidst civil war, native uprising and the lure of gold in California.

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker
IMDb: 7.6
157 min

At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it turns out that the government has been using the bank as a hiding place for illegally detained political prisoners -- who are freed by the blast -- Miranda becomes a revolutionary hero against his will.

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller
IMDb: 7.7
120 min

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Genre: Best Western
Little Big Man

Little Big Man

Little Big Man
IMDb: 7.6
139 min

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Genre: Best Western
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
IMDb: 8.0
111 min

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot \'Sundance Kid\'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch
IMDb: 7.9
145 min

Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West
IMDb: 8.5
166 min

This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

Genre: Best Western
The Great Silence

The Great Silence

The Great Silence
IMDb: 7.7
106

A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
IMDb: 8.8
161 min

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.

Genre: Best Western
El Dorado

El Dorado

El Dorado
IMDb: 7.6
120 min

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Genre: Best Western
For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More
IMDb: 8.3
132 min

Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of \"El Indio,\" one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.

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Genre: Best Western
A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars
IMDb: 8.0
99 min

The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.

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Genre: Best Western
Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country
IMDb: 7.5
94 min

An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn\'t realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

Lonely Are the Brave

Lonely Are the Brave

Lonely Are the Brave
IMDb: 7.6
107 min

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Genre: Best Western
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
IMDb: 8.1
123 min

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
IMDb: 7.7
128 min

An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

Genre: Best Western
Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo
IMDb: 8.0
141 min

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher\'s hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach.

Genre: Best Western
The Big Country

The Big Country

The Big Country
IMDb: 7.9
165

Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma
IMDb: 7.6
92 min

Dave Evans, a small time farmer, is hired to escort Ben Wade, a dangerous outlaw, to Yuma. As Evans and Wade wait for the 3:10 train to Yuma, Wade\'s gang is racing to free him.

Genre: Best Western
Giant

Giant

Giant
IMDb: 7.6
201 min

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Genre: Best Western
The Searchers

The Searchers

The Searchers
IMDb: 7.9
119 min

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

Genre: Best Western
Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock
IMDb: 7.7
81 min

A stranger visits a tiny Western town determined to keep a horrible secret.

Genre: Best Western
Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar
IMDb: 7.7
110

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid and his gang. Another patron of Vienna's establishment is Johnny Guitar, a former gunslinger and her lover. When a heist is pulled in town that results in a man's death, Emma Small, Vienna's rival, rallies the townsfolk to take revenge on Vienna's saloon – even without proof of her wrongdoing.

Shane

Shane

Shane
IMDb: 7.6
118 min

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

Genre: Best Western
High Noon

High Noon

High Noon
IMDb: 7.9
85 min

High Noon is about Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in the New Mexico Territory, who learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground. He attempts to gather a posse from among the local townspeople.

Winchester ’73

Winchester ’73

Winchester ’73
IMDb: 7.6
92 min

Lin McAdam rides into town on the trail of Dutch Henry Brown, only to find himself in a shooting competition against him. McAdam wins the prize, a one-in-a-thousand Winchester rifle, but Dutch steals it and leaves town. McAdam follows, intent on settling his old quarrel, while the rifle keeps changing hands and touching a number of lives.

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter
IMDb: 7.7
N/A

Gregory Peck stars as an aging notorious gunslinger, Johnny Ringo. Sick of killing he tries to avoid trouble, but when a cocksure young man named Eddie draws on him, Ringo has no choice but to kill him. Now Eddie\'s three brothers are after him. Ringo decides to return East to see his estranged wife and young son before the brothers catch up with him.

Red River

Red River

Red River
IMDb: 7.8
133 min

Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

Genre: Best Western
Fort Apache

Fort Apache

Fort Apache
IMDb: 7.5
125

In John Ford's sombre exploration the mythology of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
IMDb: 8.2
126 min

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine
IMDb: 7.8
103 min

Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James\' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James\' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps\' long-awaited revenge.

Genre: Best Western
The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident
IMDb: 8.0
75 min

Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.

The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro
IMDb: 7.5
94 min

Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on the other he is the masked avenger Zorro.

Genre: Best Western
The Westerner

The Westerner

The Westerner
IMDb: 7.4
100 min

Drifter Cole Harden is accused of stealing a horse and faces hanging by self-appointed Judge Roy Bean, but Harden manages to talk his way out of it by claiming to be a friend of stage star Lillie Langtry, with whom the judge is obsessed, even though he has never met her. Tensions rise when Harden comes to the defense of a group of struggling homesteaders who Judge Bean is trying to drive away.

Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again
IMDb: 7.7
94

When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

Stagecoach

Stagecoach

Stagecoach
IMDb: 7.9
96 min

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.

Genre: Best Western
Way Out West

Way Out West

Way Out West
IMDb: 7.6
64 min

Stan and Ollie try to deliver the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Unfortunately, the daughter\'s evil guardian is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon-singer wife.

The Wind

The Wind

The Wind
IMDb: 8.1
95

When Letty Mason relocates to West Texas, she finds herself unsettled by the ever-present wind and sand. Arriving at her new home at the ranch of her cousin, Beverly, she receives a surprisingly cold welcome from his wife, Cora. Soon tensions in the family and unwanted attention from a trio of suitors, including neighbor Lige Hightower, leave Letty increasingly disturbed, resulting in tragedy.

The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush
IMDb: 8.2
95 min

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.