Best Westerns of All Time

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What is the best Western 'Cowboy' film of all time?

The Top Ten

1 The Good The Bad & The Ugly The Good The Bad & The Ugly

That final showdown was totally epic I have this movie sure it has swearing but it is definitely the greatest western there ever where, way ahead of its time

An epic tale of testosterone and greed, this masterpiece includes the greatest shoot out and score in cinema history. Blondie is simply the "baddest" man in movie history!

Fantastic story, fantastic actors, and a well made film :) and the music is... it's the best soundtrack of all films in my opinion!

No doubt the best western of all time. It has beautiful acting,directing and is just awesome. I guess I could type on this comment all night about this movie but it would all lead to one thing: this is the best western ever and if you are a western fan and have not seen it,do yourself a favor and do so. Enough said.

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2 Once Upon A Time In The West Once Upon A Time In The West

Another great Morricone soundtrack - plmilligan1968

Fonda, Bronson and Robards were slightly more interesting than Eastwood, Wallach and Van Cleef. Should've had a showdown! - Billyv

3 Unforgiven Unforgiven

The Quick and the Dead?. Hard Country?.
PLEASE!.
The Searchers is considered the best all time western by critics, High Noon, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly merit a top ten, but what happened to Dances with Wolves, and The Outlaw Josey Wales?. My favorite is "Unforgiven". The story structure is simple, but masterfully told, and it did something the other film's on the list did not. IT WON BEST PICTURE!.

"Deserve's got nothing' to do with it. " Classic film regardless of category. Filled with great lines and patiently tells an equally great story. Eastwood is a genius who gets better with age. Excellent film.

The emotion in this flic was epic. The rifle, guns and clothing matched the time period, very realistic for a western. Clint did a magnificent performance of an ex-bad guy.

"They had it coming for what they have done! " I love the lines in this movie.

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4 The Magnificent Seven The Magnificent Seven

Translates the story of Seven Samurai rather nicely. Only a handful of characters receive any complexity, like Horst Bucholz's Chico, but it's entertaining enough and Elmer Bernstein's score is lovely.

Really good list for change. This should be higher. Great acting great score

5 Tombstone Tombstone

Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday makes the movie the great, but Kurt Russell plays Wyatt Earp well. Overall Tombstone is the best western and it came out in a time where western's were not THE genre of movie, and it completely surpassed "Wyatt Earp" with Kevin Costner, not to mention the shootout at the O.K. corral was a monumental event in the west, and this movie not only depicts it, but relives it. Try and name a better western, you're a daisy if you do.

Val Kilmer stole the movie. Truly a modern classic. "Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave. "

Kurt Russell is a badass in this movie, the acting from everyone was brilliant and is way better than any eastwood or wayne movie

Just the best western ever made.

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6 For a Few Dollars More For a Few Dollars More

Probably the best Western sound track of all time - plmilligan1968

Should definitely make the top 5 best westerns of all time.

Great film should be in the above place

7 The Searchers The Searchers

Obviously a lot of people haven't seen this masterpiece. John Wayne's BEST performance, hands down. It's an epic that stands the test of time. - Andherewego08

The greatest western ever made. The Duke deserved the Oscar

This film is incredible! It's a daring, epic endeavour, that dares to take a stand against some of the more poisonous Western movie sterotypes... Awesome!

I saw this movie quite boring in my opinion but I'm young so what do I know?

8 A Fistful of Dollars A Fistful of Dollars

"The Good the bad & the Ugly", " Once Upon a time in the West" and "A Fistful of Dollars" those are the top three- hands down. The rest trail far behind!

A classic Sergio Leone & Ennio Morricone collaboration - plmilligan1968

9 High Noon High Noon

A masterpiece that will never go out of style.

They call it a classic but I think it's as bordering as unforgiven

10 The Outlaw Josey Wales The Outlaw Josey Wales

Love the storyline how well it sticks, acting Clint's of course,

The second best of clients films just behind the good bad and ugly

The Contenders

11 The Quick and the Dead The Quick and the Dead V 1 Comment
12 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Great Masterpiece. Stewart and Wayne in the same film.

13 The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

The best western ever made and the baddy stole the film elite walch

14 Dances with Wolves Dances with Wolves

Loved it likely unrealistic but Hollywood is very racist why did a white guy have to be the star its just like the movie glory

Great movie told from Native American perspective. Great score and scenery. The plains are the star.

Told a very sad but true story of the west.

15 Red River Red River
16 3:10 to Yuma (2007) 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

How this gets in the list is beyond me

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17 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Excellent western I'm surprised it is not in the top 10-- it should!

The ending was the greatest ending.

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18 Pale Rider Pale Rider

Another typical bordering film

19 Shane Shane

A Masterpiece that will never go out of style!

A real old school Western classic - plmilligan1968

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20 There Will Be Blood There Will Be Blood
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