100 best western movies

A list of the best western films, selected by visitors to our site: Back to the Future Part III, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, No Country for Old Men, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Brokeback Mountain, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Lone Ranger, Rango, 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit, Hell or High Water, Legends of the Fall, Around the World in 80 Days, The Magnificent Seven, The Dark Tower, Dead Man, Dances with Wolves, Shanghai Noon
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.

Django Unchained (2012)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:45

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

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

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

The Revenant (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration02:27

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.

No Country for Old Men (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genreadventure, western
CountryItaly, Spain, West Germany
Duration02:58

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.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:14

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

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

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

Rango (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:47

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.

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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

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.

True Grit (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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.

Hell or High Water (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:40

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

Legends of the Fall (1994)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, western, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, western
CountryUSA, Germany, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:00

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, adventure, western
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:10

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

The Dark Tower (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Dead Man (1995)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, Germany, Japan
Duration02:01

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.

Dances with Wolves (1990)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, adventure, western, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration03:56

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.

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration01:50

Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the princess from her imprisonment.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, western
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:59

A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, western
CountryItaly, Spain, West Germany
Duration01:39

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.

Wild Wild West (1999)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.

Hostiles (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

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.

The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, western, crime
CountryFrance, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration01:56

Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret that the Commodore wants to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.

The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, Mexico, Germany
Duration02:09

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing French aristocrat. But Alejandro knows something she doesn't: Armand is the evil mastermind behind a terrorist plot to destroy the United States. And so, with his marriage and the county's future at stake, it's up to Zorro to save two unions before it's too late.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, action, comedy
CountryUSA

This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but a shell of a community. It's up to the remaining residents to get to the bottom of the deaths -- but they must do so before they, too, are eradicated off the face of the planet.

Unforgiven (1992)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:11

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.

Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, action, comedy
CountryUSA

Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt Gummer. Add to that team a young punk out for cash and a fearless scientist, and the critters don't stand a chance.




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