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, intense, interesting and serious. Plot: gunfight, gun, violence, cowboy, horse, murder, storytelling, brutality, vengeance and chase. Genre: Western, Drama and Adventure. Country: USA, UK and Italy.
Best Western Movies
Best Western Movies
TOP Movies: Eminence Hill (2019), The Shooting (1966), Unforgiven (1992), True Grit (2010), Dances with Wolves (1990), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Deadwood: The Movie (2019), Django Unchained (2012), The Magnificent Seven (2016), The Sisters Brothers (2018), The Virginian (2000), Monte Walsh (2003), The Revenant (2015), How the West Was Won (1962), The Hateful Eight (2015), Hostiles (2017), The Rider (2017), First Cow (2019), Hell or High Water (2016).

List of Best Movies

 4.6
 468
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: suspense, intense, breathtaking, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: false accusation, small town, revenge, chases and races, partners, love interest, female bondage, public execution, tough guy, escapades, abduction, puzzle ...
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 6.6
 5K
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, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, on the road, desert, mysterious character, wilderness, vengeance, danger, adventure, gunslinger, promise, escort, murder ...
Place: usa, utah
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 8.2
 390K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, vengeance, cowboy, revenge, redemption, regret, gunfight, one last job, small town, prostitute, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
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 7.6
 321K
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, adventure, bounty hunter, tough heroes, gunfight, partners, shooting, hunt down, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, native american white relationships, friendship, native americans, courage, warrior, officer, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: usa, kansas, tennessee, south dakota, united states ...
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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, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, deadly, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, united states, arizona ...
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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, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, small town, villain, death, greed, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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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, exciting, brutal, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, brutality, united states of america, cruelty, friends, society, deadly, duel, violence, rescue, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa
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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: captivating, rough, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, bounty hunter, vengeance, gunfight, old west, racism, slavery, african american, violent, revenge, one against many, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
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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, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dark hero, battlefield, revenge, corruption, small town, violence, good versus evil, brutality, murder, criminal, deception, duel ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: sacramento california, california
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The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Genre: Crime, 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, feel good, exciting, light
Plot: gold rush, hitman, brother brother relationship, gold, one last job, friendship between men, murder, brother brother conflict, two brothers, prank, criminal, golddigger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s, 50s
Place: oregon, san francisco, california
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 5.9
 614
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, captivating, tense, intense, realistic
Plot: cowboy, rivalry, love affair, starting over, hopes, romance, injustice, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, moral dilemma, farm, lone wolves ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming
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 7.1
 2K
Monte Walsh (2003)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: horse ranch, heroes, small town, old west, against the odds, forbidden love, righting the wronged, escapades, society, human nature, working class, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
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 8.0
 736K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, snow, bear attack, violence, native american, old west, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, grizzly bear ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, attempted murder, small town, criminal, outlaw, native american, frontier, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 1860s, 1880s ...
Place: california, ohio, missouri, arizona, usa ...
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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, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, dark humor, blizzard, mountain, brutality, hitman, stagecoach, revenge, danger, betrayal, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.2
 77K
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: tense, rough, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: native american, native american reservation, indian chief, bigotry, hate, reconciliation, hostility, death, widow, violence, travel, trip ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new mexico, usa, colorado, montana
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 7.5
 17K
The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: horse riding, rodeo, cowboy, human animal relationship, horse, riding accident, disabled person, rodeo cowboy, head injury, pain, friendship, friend ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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 7.1
 14K
First Cow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, contemplative
Plot: immigrants, cow, get rich quick scheme, baker, american dream, starting over, village, life is a bitch, thief, colonization, chinaman, rich man ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, oregon, london, africa, china ...
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, atmospheric, realistic, cerebral, intense ...
Plot: bank robbery, gunfight, bank robber, brother, stolen money, debt, criminal, redemption, peril, chases and races, small western town, bank ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, california
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 7.2
 247K
Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: witty, humorous, light, road movie, surreal ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: desert, adventure, identity crisis, sheriff, friendship, chase, heroic mission, duel, gunfight, save the day, peril, disorder ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, gunslinger, profanity, duel, small town, farm, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, newcomer, notoriety, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, future
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.8
 52K
City Slickers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: New York meets the west in this comedy starring Billy Crystal. Three New York business men decide to take a 'Wild West' vacation that turns out to not be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, cattle drive, friendship, midlife crisis, cowboy, buddies, vacation, radio, rain, bittersweet, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, colorado, new mexico, spain
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 5.5
 2K
Badland (2019)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Matthias Breecher, hired to track down the worst of the Confederate war criminals, roams the Old West seeking justice. His resolve is tested when he meets a determined pioneer woman who is far more than she seems.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, brutal ...
Plot: american civil war, gunslinger, western hero, notoriety, crimes, heroes, morality, old west, fight, escape, sheriff, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 227K
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, native american, texas ranger, adventure, cowboy, escape, indians, good versus evil, escapades, lawyer, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 1860s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, family relations, revenge, gambling, card playing, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, rivalry, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1890s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 12K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, outlaw, criminal, native americans, danger, racism, mine, hostage, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
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 7.7
 130K
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: humorous, parody, exciting, not serious, light ...
Plot: cowboy, farce, suprisingly clever, small town, interracial relations, ceremony, african american, desert, sheriff, misfit, old west, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: los angeles
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 4.7
 3K
Hickok (2017)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Legendary Lawman and Gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok, is tasked with taming the wildest cow-town in the West, while delivering his own brand of frontier Justice and infamous gunfighter's reputation as the fastest draw in the West is put to the test
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: civil war veteran, love interest, western hero, criminal, battles, murder, gunfight, cowboy, gunslinger, showdown, old west, machine gun ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 12K
Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, heroes, ransom, presumed dead, estrangement, cigar smoking, scout, old west, gang, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, california
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