Favorite Westernsby jaredpahl | created - 20 Mar 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
List of Westerns which best capture the look, feel, essence, and general conventions of the genre (Cowboys, Indians, shootouts, etc.), and are most entertaining to me personally. The list will be expanded as I see more Westerns.
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1. Lonesome Dove (1989)
TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.
2. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett).
Votes: 349,731 | Gross: $101.16M
3. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 225,336 | Gross: $184.21M
5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 641,295 | Gross: $6.10M
6. Rango (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
Votes: 220,815 | Gross: $123.48M
7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
8. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
PG | 135 min | Western
Missouri farmer Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
Votes: 61,389 | Gross: $31.80M
9. Tombstone (1993)
R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Votes: 117,845 | Gross: $56.51M
10. The Lone Ranger (2013)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Votes: 211,973 | Gross: $89.30M
12. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure out a way to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.
Votes: 371,048 | Gross: $87.73M
13. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Votes: 274,308 | Gross: $53.61M
R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
Votes: 159,687 | Gross: $3.90M
15. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Votes: 643,731 | Gross: $183.64M
17. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 464,203 | Gross: $54.12M
18. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Drama, Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 182,541 | Gross: $14.50M
19. Pale Rider (1985)
R | 115 min | Drama, Western
A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.
Votes: 48,944 | Gross: $41.41M
20. Quigley Down Under (1990)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.
Votes: 18,289 | Gross: $21.41M
21. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
R | 120 min | Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 20,281 | Gross: $8.20M
22. High Plains Drifter (1973)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Western
A gunfighting stranger (Clint Eastwood) comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Votes: 46,410 | Gross: $15.70M
23. Maverick (1994)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.
Votes: 96,609 | Gross: $101.63M
24. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Western
As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his newly found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Votes: 163,227 | Gross: $43.14M
25. Slow West (2015)
R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Western
A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.
Votes: 39,402 | Gross: $0.23M