Best Western Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Western Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, suspense, tense, serious, captivating and intense. Plot: gunfight, violence, murder, cowboy, horse, gun, revenge, vengeance, blood and civil war. Genre: Western, Drama and Adventure. Country: USA, UK and Italy.
Best Western Movies
Best Western Movies
TOP Movies: Eminence Hill (2019), The Magnificent Seven (2016), Bonanza: The Return (1993), The Shooting (1966), True Grit (2010), Dances with Wolves (1990), Unforgiven (1992), The Revenant (2015), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Hateful Eight (2015), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Hell or High Water (2016), Deadwood: The Movie (2019), Django Unchained (2012), The Sisters Brothers (2018), Old Henry (2021), The Mountain Men (1980), Hostiles (2017), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Blazing Saddles (1974).

List of Best Movies

 4.6
 573
Eminence Hill (2019)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trail of revenge leads a notorious killer and a lawman to a town of fanatics.
Style: breathtaking, suspense, captivating, intense, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, public execution, small town, lawlessness, criminal gang, tough guy, crimes, revenge, abduction, escapades, partners, journey ...
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: suspense, intense, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: bounty hunter, good versus evil, revenge, dark hero, criminal, duel, small town, murder, showdown, corruption, violence, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1870s
Place: california, sacramento california
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Bonanza: The Return (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: family life, vengeance, farm, crimes, rivalry, journalism, kidnapping, revenge, obsession, ranch, reunion
Time: 90s, 20th century, edwardian era
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 6.5
 6K
The Shooting (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A hired gun seeks to enact revenge on a group of bounty hunters in the Old West.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, surreal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, bounty hunter, dominant woman, on the road, mysterious character, wilderness, vengeance, gunslinger, adventure, promise, woman with a gun, escort ...
Place: usa, utah
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 7.6
 340K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: tense, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, vengeance, cowboy, adventure, old west, justice, determination, gunfight, texas ranger, teenage girl, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, scenic, epic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: american civil war, native american, self discovery, culture clash, friendship, tribe, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
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 8.2
 413K
Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, redemption, old west, cowboy, sheriff, crimes, prostitute, small town, gunfight, hitman, morality ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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 8.0
 802K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, harsh, scenic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, adventure, winter, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, bravery ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, cowboy, native americans, native american, murder, tough guy, bounty hunter, surrender, massacre, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
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The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, stylized, talky, bloody, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, gang, stagecoach, dark humor, winter, murder, brutality, old west, revenge, snow, prisoner, twists and turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: wyoming, usa
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, visually appealing, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, mysterious character, cowboy, villain, vengeance, revenge, gang, death, gunfight, small town, desert, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, neo noir, harsh ...
Plot: bank robbery, brother, criminal, texas ranger, robbery, brother brother relationship, heist, armed robbery, small town, bank robber, desperation, violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, future
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa
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Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, violence, brutality, society, duel, rescue, friendship, courage, revenge, friends, cruelty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: suspense, captivating, talky, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, violent, bounty hunter, revenge, vengeance, dark humor, gunfight, african american, old west, racial violence, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, texas, mississippi
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The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: France, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt ...
Style: captivating, epic, feel good, exciting, light
Audience: date night
Plot: brother brother relationship, brother brother conflict, hitman, gold rush, gold, friendship between men, one last job, murder, criminal, prank, golddigger, escapades ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 50s
Place: oregon, san francisco, california, pacific ocean
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 7.2
 26K
Old Henry (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A widowed farmer and his son warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide who to trust. Defending a siege of his homestead, the farmer reveals ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: western hero, money, gunfight, farmer, protector, showdown, hidden money, fast draw, shooter, murder, monster, twists and turns ...
Time: 20th century
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: buddy movie, epic, scenic, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, bank robbery, robbery, heist, friendship between men, machismo, cowboy, adventure, gang, buddy, outlaw gang ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, new york, wyoming, california, latin america ...
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The Mountain Men (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain man, native american, nature, vigilantism, battles, heroes, wilderness, mountain, tough heroes, animal life, moon, aging ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 86K
Hostiles (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspense, tense, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: native american, native american reservation, reconciliation, widow, murder, bigotry, gunfight, forgiveness, death, hostility, indian chief, murder of daughter ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: montana, new mexico, colorado, usa
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 7.7
 313K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: suspense, psychological, gloomy, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, justice, bandit, sheriff, showdown, heroic mission, race against time, righting the wronged, death of protagonist, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, usa, sonora, yuma arizona ...
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 7.7
 140K
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is ...
Style: parody, humorous, funny, light, talky ...
Plot: cowboy, farce, gay slur, racism, small town, cowboys and outlaws, racial slur, absurd humor, governor, satire, ethnic slur, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: los angeles
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 7.3
 60K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, preacher, gold, greed, murder, courage, drifter, gunfight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, miner, gunfighter ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, sacramento california
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 7.7
 253K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, murder, fbi, murder investigation, native american reservation, rape, winter, fbi agent, snow, native american, hunter, violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: 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.
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war one, love triangle, beautiful scenery, romance, love, father son relationship, death, relationships, twists and turns, civil war, sibling relationship, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, montana
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Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sexy, depressing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: great depression, disability, friendship, loneliness, tragedy, chase, corruption, courage, brutality, mentor, prejudice, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 5.9
 647
The Virginian (2000)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.
Style: serious, intense, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: starting over, rivalry, love affair, injustice, romance, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, moral dilemma, vigilantism, farm, cowboy, ranch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: wyoming
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 7.4
 48K
True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, harsh, suspense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, murder, manhunt, hanging, adventure, vengeance, cowboy, reward, alcoholic, civil war veteran, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, arkansas, oklahoma, california, austin texas ...
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The Rare Breed (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport ...
Style: funny, realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: vigilantism, cattle, redemption, heroes, bull, cons and scams, forbidden love, against the odds, vengeance, americana, fish out of water, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa, england, europe ...
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Catch the Bullet (2021)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: U.S. marshal Britt MacMasters returns from a mission to find his father wounded and his son kidnapped by the outlaw Jed Blake. Hot on their trail, Britt forms a posse with a gunslinging deputy and a stoic Pawnee tracker. But Jed and Britt tread ...
Style: harsh, stylized, melancholic, talky, serious ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, unlikely friendships, bounty hunter, justice, heroes, vengeance, hostage, killings, criminal, revenge, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 178 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: civil war, treasure hunt, old west, greed, american civil war, good versus evil, gunfight, cowboy, moral ambiguity, heroes, man with no name, desert ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, arizona, austin texas, usa ...
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