Best Western Movies of All Time

1.

Django Unchained (2012)

7.0
8.4/10

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2012-12-25
2.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

6.7
8.2/10

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2019-07-25
3.

Dances with Wolves (1990)

6.6
8.0/10

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.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 1990-11-09
4.

Unforgiven (1992)

6.6
8.2/10

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.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1992-08-07
5.

The Revenant (2015)

6.5
8.0/10

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Anderson
Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Release date: 2015-12-25
6.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

6.4
8.0/10

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.

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1969-09-23
7.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

6.3
7.8/10

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2015-12-25
8.

True Grit (2010)

6.2
7.6/10
True Grit
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.
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Release date: 2010-12-22
9.

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

6.1
7.7/10

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.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Peter Fonda
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2007-09-06
10.

Hell or High Water (2016)

6.1
7.6/10

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Marin Ireland
Directed by: David Mackenzie
Release date: 2016-08-12
11.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

6.1
7.1/10

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Starring: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Release date: 2002-05-24
12.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

5.9
7.5/10

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.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck
Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Release date: 2007-09-02
13.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

5.9
8.2/10

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.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1948-01-24
14.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

5.9
7.3/10

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

Starring: Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 2018-11-09
15.

Rango (2011)

5.8
7.2/10

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2011-03-02
16.

Rio Bravo (1959)

5.8
8.0/10

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.

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1959-03-17
17.

Hostiles (2017)

5.8
7.2/10

A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.

Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Release date: 2017-12-22
18.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

5.8
8.1/10

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.

Starring: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1962-04-22
19.

The Wild Bunch (1969)

5.7
7.9/10

Aging outlaw, Pike Bishop prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, Dutch Engstrom and brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by a former partner, Deke Thornton. As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them—resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1969-06-17
20.

High Noon (1952)

5.7
8.0/10

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, 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, so he gathers a posse from among the local townspeople.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1952-03-27

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