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: 40,298

2. 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: 191,825 | Gross: $93.43M

3. Killers of the Flower Moon

Crime, Drama, History | Filming

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, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Barry Corbin

4. 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: 132,337 | Gross: $56.51M

5. 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: 89,665

6. 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: 1,403,919 | Gross: $162.81M

7. 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: 19,973

8. 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: 539,528 | Gross: $54.12M

9. Walker (2021– )

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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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: 6,309

10. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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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: 5,430

11. 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: 30,529

12. 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: 97,489

13. The Big Country (1958)

Passed | 166 min | Action, Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 16,497

14. 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: 89,851 | Gross: $4.91M

15. 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: 68,192

16. 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: 706,506 | Gross: $6.10M

17. 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: 729,679 | Gross: $183.64M

18. Spirit Untamed (2021)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.4
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48 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: 1,522

19. 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: 56,664

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: 34,976

21. 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: 129,548 | Gross: $119.50M

22. 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: 68,111 | Gross: $31.80M

23. 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: 20,498

24. 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: 385,823 | Gross: $101.16M

25. Cry Macho (2021)

PG-13 | Drama, Thriller, Western | Completed

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, Fernanda Urrejola, Brytnee Ratledge

26. 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: 154,305 | Gross: $66.64M

27. 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: 130,036

28. 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: 247,340 | Gross: $184.21M

29. 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: 8,336

30. 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: 211,085 | Gross: $26.86M

31. 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: 75,963 | Gross: $29.82M

32. The Dark Tower (2017)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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34 Metascore

A boy haunted by visions of a dark tower from a parallel reality teams up with the tower's disillusioned guardian to stop an evil warlock known as the Man in Black who plans to use the boy to destroy the tower and open the gates of Hell.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 131,509 | Gross: $50.70M

33. First Cow (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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89 Metascore

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro, Dylan Smith, Ryan Findley

Votes: 13,049

34. The Harder They Fall (2021)

Drama, Western | Post-production

When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.

Director: Jeymes Samuel | Stars: Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Idris Elba, Edi Gathegi

35. 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: 2,011

36. 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: 309,925 | Gross: $5.32M

37. 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: 319,503 | Gross: $171.24M

38. McLeod's Daughters (2001–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.

Stars: Aaron Jeffery, Rachael Carpani, Simmone Mackinnon, Bridie Carter

Votes: 5,177

39. The Missing (I) (2003)

R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.5
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55 Metascore

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd

Votes: 34,032 | Gross: $26.90M

40. 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: 90,959

41. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 16,664 | Gross: $25.33M

42. 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: 211,583 | Gross: $100.24M

43. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.7
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Amidst the decline of the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century, outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang struggle to cope with the loss of their way of life.

Stars: Benjamin Byron Davis, Roger Clark, Rob Wiethoff, Cali Elizabeth Moore

Votes: 26,010

44. Hang 'Em High (1968)

M | 114 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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62 Metascore

When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley

Votes: 36,495

45. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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49 Metascore

A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 60,442 | Gross: $58.88M

46. 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: 205,709 | Gross: $102.31M

47. The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

M/PG | 91 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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An aging lawman and an aging outlaw join forces when their respective positions in society are usurped by a younger, but incompetent, Marshal, and a younger, but vicious, gang leader.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, Martin Balsam, David Carradine

Votes: 1,196 | Gross: $0.11M

48. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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75 Metascore

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 244,948 | Gross: $123.48M

49. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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61 Metascore

A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

Votes: 55,063 | Gross: $41.41M

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

TV-Y7 | 60 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.7
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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: 10,480


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