Best Western Movies of 1976

1.

The Outlaw Josey Wales

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1976-07-14
2.

The Shootist

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Richard Boone, Hugh O'Brian, Bill McKinney, Harry Morgan, John Carradine, Sheree North ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1976-08-11
3.

The Missouri Breaks

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

When vigilante land baron David Braxton hangs one of the best friends of cattle rustler Tom Logan, Logan's gang decides to get even by purchasing a small farm next to Braxton's ranch. From there the rustlers begin stealing horses, using the farm as a front for their operation. Determined to stop the thefts at any cost, Braxton retains the services of eccentric sharpshooter Robert E. Lee Clayton, who begins ruthlessly taking down Logan's gang.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, John McLiam, John P. Ryan, Steve Franken, Richard Bradford ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1976-05-19
Best Western Movies of 1976 : Keoma
4.

Keoma

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined forces with Caldwell, and make it painfully clear that his return is an unwelcome one. Determined to break Caldwell and his brothers' grip on the town, Keoma partners with his father's former ranch hand to exact violent revenge.

Starring: Franco Nero, Woody Strode, Olga Karlatos, Orso Maria Guerrini, Gabriella Giacobbe, Antonio Marsina, Joshua Sinclair, William Berger, Donald O'Brien, Wolfango Soldati ..
Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari
Release date: 1976-11-25
5.

From Noon Till Three

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Bank robber Graham Dorsey spends a few hours with beautiful widow Amanda Starbuck, in which time his gang takes part in a disastrous holdup. Learning of his comrades' demise, Dorsey goes on the lam. Believing her short-term lover was killed by the law, Amanda decides to make the most of having had a liaison with the supposedly deceased desperado by writing a book about him. Much to his confusion, the still-living Dorsey watches as his name becomes legendary.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Douglas Fowley, Stan Haze, Damon Douglas, Hector Morales, Bert Williams, Davis Roberts, Betty Cole, William Lanteau ..
Directed by: Frank D. Gilroy
Release date: 1976-08-13
6.

The Last Hard Men

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade the lawman who not only captured him but was also responsible for the death of Provo's wife, at least in Provo's mind. Part of his plan is to kidnap Burgade's daughter, which prompts him to strap on his guns and go after him on horseback. Can Burgade who has been retired for sometime still have what it takes to track Provo down?

Starring: Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey, Jorge Rivero, Michael Parks, Larry Wilcox, Thalmus Rasulala, Christopher Mitchum, Morgan Paull, John Quade ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1976-04-22
Best Western Movies of 1976 : The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox
7.

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

A female hustler is chasing after rich men, but becomes repeatedly mixed up with a suave con man and card shark through a series of misadventures before falling in love with him.

Starring: George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Conrad Janis, Thayer David, Jennifer Lee Pryor, Sid Gould, Richard Farnsworth, Glynn Rubin, Pat Ast, E.J. André ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank
Release date: 1976-04-01
8.

The Return of a Man Called Horse

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the tribe's land only to discover that they've been decimated by ruthless, government-backed fur traders. Led by Horse, they fight to repossess their land.

Starring: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, Jorge Luke, Jorge Russek, Claudio Brook, Enrique Lucero, William Lucking, Regino Herrera, Pedro Damián ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1976-06-28
9.

The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday

3.0
6.2/10 IMDB

Sam Longwood, a frontiersman who has seen better days, spies the gold-mine partner, Jack Colby, who ran off with all the gold from a mine they were prospecting fifteen years earlier. He tells his other partners from that time, Joe Knox and Billy, and they confront Colby demanding not only the thousand dollars he took but an addition fifty-nine thousand for their trouble. After being thwarted in this attempt, they, and a would-be whore named Thursday, hatch a plan to kidnap Colby's wife, Nancy Sue, who is coincidently Sam's old flame, but find that Nancy Sue is not the sweet girl that Sam remembers.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp, Kay Lenz, Elizabeth Ashley, Sylvia Miles, Strother Martin, Letícia Robles ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1976-06-23
Best Western Movies of 1976 : Wanted: The Sundance Woman
10.

Wanted: The Sundance Woman

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Katharine Ross repeats her portrayal of Etta Place (from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") in this adventure of the fugitive who, alone and desperate following the deaths of Butch and Sundance, seeks help from Pancho Villa in exchange for guns and ammunition.

Starring: Katharine Ross, Steve Forrest, Héctor Elizondo, Stella Stevens, Michael Constantine, Katherine Helmond ..
Directed by: Lee Phillips
Release date: 1976-10-01

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