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100 Greatest Western Movies

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Criteria: These are the Greatest Western Movies chosen for their direction, script, acting, storyline, cinematography, originality, and success. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "westerns".
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100 Greatest Western Movies
  1. High Noon - (1952) (Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges)
  2. The Searchers - (1956) (John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter)
  3. Shane - (1953) (Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin)
  4. Red River - (1948) (John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru)
  5. The Wild Bunch - (1969) (William Holden, Ernest Borgnine)
  6. Stagecoach - (1939) (John Wayne, Claire Trevor, John Carradine)
  7. Rio Bravo - (1959) (John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson)
  8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - (1962) (John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles)
  9. Unforgiven - (1992) (Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman)
10. The Magnificent Seven - (1960) (Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson)
11. Ride the High Country - (1962) (Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley)
12. My Darling Clementine - (1946) (Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature)
13. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - (1948) (Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston)
14. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - (1966) (Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach)
15. Once Upon a Time in the West - (1969 (Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson)
16. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - (1969) (Paul Newman, Robert Redford)
17. The Ox-Bow Incident - (1943) (Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn)
18. Winchester '73 - (1950) (James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Rock Hudson)
19. Seven Men From Now - (1956) (Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin)
20. Fort Apache - (1948) (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple)
21. The Shootist - (1976) (John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart)
22. True Grit - (2010) (Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld)
23. Tombstone - (1993) (Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer)
24. Rio Grande - (1950) (John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara)
25. High Plains Drifter - (1973) (Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom)
26. How the West Was Won - (1962) (Henry Fonda, James Stewart, John Wayne)
27. The Tall T - (1957) (Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan)
28. Virginia City - (1940) (Errol Flynn, Randolph Scott, Miriam Hopkins)
29. The Outlaw Josey Wales - (1976) (Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke)
30. A Man Called Horse - (1970 (Richard Harris, Judith Anderson)
31. Dances with Wolves - (1990) (Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene)
32. Little Big Man - (1970) (Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George)
33. True Grit - (1969) (John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby)
34. Santa Fe Trail - (1940) (Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Havilland)
35. The Sons of Katie Elder - (1965) (John Wayne, Dean Martin, George Kennedy)
36. Hondo - (1953) (John Wayne, Geraldine Page)
37. The Misfits - (1961) (Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift)
38. Wyatt Earp - (1994) (Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman)
39. 3:10 to Yuma - (2007) (Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster)
40. McLintock! - (1963) (John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara)
41. The Outlaw - (1943) (Jane Russell, Jack Buetel, Walter Huston)
42. Destry Rides Again - (1939) (James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich)
43. The Long Riders - (1980) (Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid)
44. Silverado - (1985) (Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner)
45. The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid - (1972) (Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall)
46. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - (2007) (Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck)
47. The Alamo - (1960) (John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey)
48. Duel in the Sun - (1946) (Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones)
49. The Professionals - (1966) (Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan)
50. They Died With Their Boots On - (1941) (Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Anthony Quinn)
51. The Cowboys - (1972) (John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern)
52. Dodge City - (1939) (Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan)
53. Rio Lobo - (1970) (John Wayne, Jennifer O'Neill)
54. Johnny Guitar - (1954) (Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Ward Bond)
55. Hombre - (1967) (Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone)
56. McCabe and Mrs. Miller - (1971) (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
57. The Gunfighter - (1950) (Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott)
58. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - (1957) (Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas)
59. Will Penny - (1968) (Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence)
60. Tall in the Saddle - (1944) (John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond)
61. The Sacketts - (1979) (Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott)
62. Vera Cruz - (1954) (Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson)
63. A Fistful of Dollars - (1964) (Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch)
64. The Culpepper Cattle Co. - (1972) (Gary Grimes, Luke Askew)
65. Open Range - (2003) (Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening)
66. The Big Country - (1958) (Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston)
67. Nevada Smith - (1966) (Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith)
68. Billy the Kid - (1941) (Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy)
69. Lonely Are the Brave - (1962) (Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau)
70. For a Few Dollars More - (1965) (Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef)
71. Bad Day at Black Rock - (1955) (Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan)
72. Hannie Caulder - (1972) (Raquel Welch, Robert Culp)
73. The Man From Laramie - (1955) (James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp)
74. Broken Arrow - (1950) (James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget)
75. The Quick and the Dead - (1995) (Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Sharon Stone)
76. Django - (1966) (Franco Nero, Loredana Nusciak)
77. Major Dundee - (1965) (Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn)
78. El Dorado - (1966) (John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan)
79. Villa Rides - (1968) (Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson)
80. Pony Express - (1953) (Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling)
81. Northwest Passage - (1940) (Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan)
82. Jesse James - (1939) (Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Randolph Scott)
83. Barbarosa - (1982) (Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega)
84. Ten Wanted Men - (1955) (Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Jocelyn Brando)
85. Maverick - (1994) (Mel Gibson, James Garner, Jodie Foster)
86. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - (1949) (John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar)
87. The Plainsman - (1936) (Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison)
88. The Proposition - (2005) (Richard Wilson, Noah Taylor, Guy Pearce)
89. Chato's Land - (1972) (Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, Richard Basehart)
90. Young Guns - (1988) (Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Southerland)
91. The Big Sky - (1952) (Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt)
92. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - (1973) (James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson , Bob Dylan)
93. Cheyenne Autumn - (1964) (Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden)
94. The Glory Guys - (1965) (Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, James Caan, Senta Berger)
95. The Far Country - (1954) (James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Harry Morgan)
96. Death Rides a Horse - (1969) (Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Anthony Dawson)
97. Big Jake - (1971) (John Wayne, Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne)
98. The Naked Spur - (1953) (James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan)
99. The Missing - (2003) (Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer)
100. Dead Man - (1995) (Johnny Depp, Crispin Glover, John Hurt)
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