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Favorite Western Movies

Updated on January 21, 2017

Western Movies We Like a Lot

By: Dan and Yollie Bunag


A movie buff collection is incomplete without western movies. This hub is about western movies available on DVDs and streaming services we love and like a lot. The wild, wild west is part of the great American history, the days of the cowboys, the journey west, adventurous migration, and the gold rush. Hollywood made several western movies spanning decades. They were made famous by big actors such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Eli Walach, and others. Then there's several made with Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer as the Trinity series.

This is not a complete list and movies are listed in no specific order. Additional western movies will be added based on readers' feedback and as time goes on.

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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Starring: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Director: John Sturges, Rating: NR

Yul Brynner stars in the landmark western that launched the film careers of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Tired of being ravaged by marauding bandits, a small Mexican village seeks help from seven American gunfighters.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (1967)

Starring: Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Director: Sergio Leone, Rating: R

Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) to pursue a cache of $200,000and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold,hard close-ups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it.

High Plains Drifter

Rio Bravo (1959)

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Rating: NR

There's a showdown at Rio Bravo when courageous Sheriff John T. Chance throws the brother of evil cattle baron Nathan Burdette in jail for murder. When Burdette's men lay siege to his jailhouse, Chance holds on until the arrival of a U.S. Marshal with the help of his drunken deputy, Dude, cranky old man Stumpy, and the beautiful long-legged Feathers.

Rio Bravo Trailer

True Grit (1969)

Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby Director: Henry Hathaway Rating: G

In 1970, John Wayne won an Academy Award for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party.

The Shootist

A dying gunman returns to his friend for medical care in his last days, but becomes involved with a widow and her son, eventually dying with honor in a final gunfight.

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Rating: PG

As The Outlaw Josey Wales, five-time Academy Award winner* Clint Eastwood is ideally cast as a hard-hitting, fast-drawing loner, recalling his "Man with No Name" from his European Westerns. But unlike that other mythic outlaw, Josey Wales has a name - and a heart. After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is on the lam, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts (including Sondra Locke and Chief Dan George) is drawn to him - and Wales can't leave his motley surrogate family unprotected. Eastwood's skills behind and in front of the camera connected with audiences for its humor and tenderness as well as its hair-trigger action.

Ellen (Sharon Stone) arrives in the Old West town of Redemption seeking revenge for the murder of her sheriff father (Gary Sinise) years ago by the town's tyrant, John Herod (Gene Hackman), a ruthless gunfighter intent on rattling the people by staging a dueling contest. Meanwhile, Herod's former chum, Cort (Russell Crowe), and son, "the Kid" (Leonardo DiCaprio), are forced to join the competition.

The Wild Wild West

Robert Conrad (Actor), Ross Martin (Actor) | Rated: NR |

James West and Artemus Gordon are two agents of President Grant who take their splendidly appointed private train through the west to fight evil. Half science fiction and half western, the Artemus designs a series of interesting gadgets for James that would make Inspector Gadget proud. A light-hearted adventure series that was a fan favorite.

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      Niktravelfit 

      4 years ago

      Great lens and awesome movies.

      Clint Eastwood is the most badass western character ever - The Good, The Bas and The Ugly is my favorite movie.

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      Dan & Yollie Bunag 

      5 years ago from Oahu, Hawaii

      @eightieschild: Aloha, thank you for visiting and the Squid like.

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      eightieschild 

      5 years ago

      So many amazing movies here! :)

      Out of those listed, would have to pick either Rio Bravo or True Grit. My favourite - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - isn't actually listed though.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I love western movies, great list here.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      "El Dorado" was my long time Favorite, then I saw "The Magnificent Seven" and this Movie Changed everything! To say which is my Favorite now, but I enjoy Both Movies just the same! ;D

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