Top Western Movies


The Top Western Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Western List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Unforgiven

Year of Release: 1992
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Jaimz Woolvett
Plot: An old gunman rejects retirement for one last job as he enlists the help of his old partner, and someone new, who is much younger than him.

2. Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The ( buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il )

Year of Release: 1966
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sergio Leone
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Luigi Pistilli
Plot: A mysterious man, a petty theif, and a criminal all set off to find a pot of gold. Who is the good guy, the bad guy, and the ugly one?

3. Tombstone

Year of Release: 1993
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Actors: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliott
Plot: Wyatt, a legendary lawman, moves to Tombstone with his family to start over. The cowboys have different plans.

4. Once Upon a Time in the West

Year of Release: 1968
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sergio Leone
Actors: Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards
Plot: A man who plays the harmonica travels across the west to find his killer, while he falls for a victim's wife. He joins up with a notorious gun man to battle what's really bad.

5. The Searchers

Year of Release: 1956
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: John Ford
Actors: John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles
Plot: A civil war veteran searchers for years for his niece who was possibly captured by Indians as the inspiration for his motivation is in question.

6. The Magnificent Seven

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: John Sturges
Actors: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn
Plot: A small Mexican village finds seven gunfighters to protect them from a 100-man bandit army who plunder them each year for their food.

7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Year of Release: 1969
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Roy Hill
Actors: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin
Plot: A pair of bank robbers flee the country because of the law, and try to start a new in South America. Western.

8. High Noon

Year of Release: 1952
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Actors: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Otto Kruger, Thomas Mitchell
Plot: A sheriff finds that he is stuck in a town where his own people do not want to help him because of the dangerous enemy.

9. For a Few Dollars More ( Per qualche dollaro in pił )

Year of Release: 1965
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Western/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sergio Leone
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontč, Mara Krupp
Plot: A man with no name teams up with another bounty hunter to catch an outlaw, in which they both have different stories as to why they want to catch him.

10. Dances with Wolves

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Kevin Costner
Actors: Kevin Costner, Graham Greene, Mary McDonnell, Tantoo Cardinal
Plot: A Civil War Commander heads to the plains to settle during the civil war when he first encounters Native Americans.

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