Top 50 Western Movies and TV Shows



1. Yellowstone (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.6
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A ranching family in Montana faces off against others encroaching on their land.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley

Votes: 44,792

2. News of the World (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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73 Metascore

A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson

Votes: 73,513

3. The Power of the Dog (2021)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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92 Metascore

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 1,220

4. Cry Macho (2021)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.2
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54 Metascore

A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job to bring a man's young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yoakam, Daniel V. Graulau, Amber Lynn Ashley

Votes: 2,100

5. Killers of the Flower Moon

Crime, Drama, History | Post-production

Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, Robert De Niro

6. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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50 Metascore

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 135,686 | Gross: $56.51M

7. The Magnificent Seven (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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54 Metascore

Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 198,803 | Gross: $93.43M

8. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty-hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal plantation-owner in Mississippi.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,424,903 | Gross: $162.81M

9. Justified (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns of eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 91,168

10. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 20,748

11. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 5,725

12. Longmire (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 31,239

13. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.8
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 717,097 | Gross: $6.10M

14. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 99,084

15. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 549,730 | Gross: $54.12M

16. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 740,617 | Gross: $183.64M

17. Walker (2021– )

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A widowed father returns to Austin after one year, attempting to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find common ground with his new partner, while growing increasingly suspicious of his wife's death.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Lindsey Morgan, Molly Hagan, Keegan Allen

Votes: 7,322

18. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 130 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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85 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan and a young man, The "Schofield Kid."

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Votes: 391,360 | Gross: $101.16M

19. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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88 Metascore

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 214,014 | Gross: $26.86M

20. The Ranch (2016–2020)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.5
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The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business.

Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Grady Lee Richmond, Elisha Cuthbert

Votes: 35,502

21. Godless (2017)

TV-MA | 452 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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In the 1880s American West, murderous outlaw gang leader Frank Griffin hunts for ex-protege Roy Goode. Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico--a town inhabited, after a mining disaster, almost entirely by women.

Stars: Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever

Votes: 58,117

22. Wynonna Earp (2016–2021)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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Following Wyatt Earp's great great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

Stars: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell

Votes: 21,189

23. Open Range (2003)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.4
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67 Metascore

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi

Votes: 69,569 | Gross: $58.33M

24. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.3
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79 Metascore

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy

Votes: 132,824

25. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 8,561

26. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 250,163 | Gross: $184.21M

27. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 322,968 | Gross: $171.24M

28. Quigley Down Under (1990)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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51 Metascore

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

Votes: 21,259 | Gross: $21.41M

29. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.8
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The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small Wild West town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 10,906

30. Old Henry (2021)

99 min | Western

7.6
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An action western about a farmer who takes in an injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse comes for the money, he must decide who to trust. Defending a siege, he reveals a gunslinging talent calling his true identity into question.

Director: Potsy Ponciroli | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Gavin Lewis, Trace Adkins

Votes: 69

31. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.7
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74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 91,282 | Gross: $4.91M

32. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.8
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69 Metascore

Missouri farmer Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 69,565 | Gross: $31.80M

33. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 156,228 | Gross: $66.64M

34. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 165 min | Western

8.5
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80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 314,101 | Gross: $5.32M

35. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 421,442 | Gross: $87.73M

36. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.5
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 2,618

37. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 131,365 | Gross: $119.50M

38. The Quick and the Dead (1995)

R | 107 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio

Votes: 89,370 | Gross: $18.64M

39. Hostiles (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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65 Metascore

In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper, Stella Cooper

Votes: 77,602 | Gross: $29.82M

40. Spirit Untamed (2021)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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49 Metascore

Lucky Prescott's life is changed forever when she moves from her home in the city to a small frontier town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit.

Directors: Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan | Stars: Isabela Merced, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins

Votes: 2,386

41. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western

7.1
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72 Metascore

In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 92,879

42. Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 71,349 | Gross: $39.25M

43. Catch the Bullet (2021)

R | 88 min | Western

2.9
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Britt MacMaster, a U.S. Marshal who rarely brings them back alive, returns home from the trail to discover his 12-year-old son, Chad has been kidnapped by outlaws Jed Blake and his gang.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Jay Pickett, Gattlin Griffith, Mason McNulty, Cody Jones

Votes: 163

44. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 213,545 | Gross: $100.24M

45. Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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The Civil War is past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can't put it behind him. Fresh are the memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets him on a course of revenge.

Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy, Phil Burke

Votes: 49,293

46. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.6
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Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 2,217

47. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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66 Metascore

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Votes: 208,789 | Gross: $102.31M

48. Appaloosa (2008)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 59,908 | Gross: $20.21M

49. Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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38 Metascore

The two best special agents in the Wild West must save President Grant from the clutches of a diabolical, wheelchair-bound, steampunk-savvy, Confederate scientist bent on revenge for losing the Civil War.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek

Votes: 156,301 | Gross: $113.81M

50. Y: 1883 (2021– )

Drama, Western | Active

Follows the Dutton family on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.

Stars: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May


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