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Top Westerns

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
2 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
3 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Sergio Leone 62
4 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Sergio Leone 69
5 Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood 90
6 High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann 123
7 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
8 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford 144
9 Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks 187
10 Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks 211
11 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 John Ford 226
12 Red River 1948 Howard Hawks 258
13 McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 Robert Altman 278
14 The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges 306
15 Shane 1953 George Stevens 309
16 Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner 333
17 My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford 357
18 Johnny Guitar 1954 Nicholas Ray 463
19 A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Sergio Leone 525
20 The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 William A. Wellman 533
21 The Wind 1928 Victor Sjöström 566
22 The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Clint Eastwood 629
23 Dead Man 1995 Jim Jarmusch 633
24 Little Big Man 1970 Arthur Penn 674
25 Winchester '73 1950 Anthony Mann 752
26 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1973 Sam Peckinpah 761
27 Bad Day at Black Rock 1955 John Sturges 777
28 For a Few Dollars More 1965 Sergio Leone 799
29 The Great Train Robbery 1903 Edwin S. Porter 856
30 Ride the High Country 1962 Sam Peckinpah 881
31 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Stanley Donen 890
32 El Topo 1970 Alejandro Jodorowsky 921
33 Heaven's Gate 1980 Michael Cimino 961
34 Destry Rides Again 1939 George Marshall 1023
35 Way Out West 1937 James W. Horne 1105
36 Fort Apache 1948 John Ford 1107
37 The Naked Spur 1953 Anthony Mann 1119
38 Oklahoma! 1955 Fred Zinnemann 1123
39 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 Andrew Dominik 1188
40 Duel in the Sun 1946 King Vidor 1204
41 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974 Sam Peckinpah 1226
42 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 John Ford 1236
43 Black God and White Devil 1964 Glauber Rocha 1253
44 Back to the Future Part III 1990 Robert Zemeckis 1266
45 The Big Country 1958 William Wyler 1314
46 Seven Men from Now 1956 Budd Boetticher 1318
47 Tombstone 1993 George P. Cosmatos 1330
48 Westworld 1973 Michael Crichton 1357
49 Django Unchained 2012 Quentin Tarantino 1361
50 High Plains Drifter 1973 Clint Eastwood 1390
51 The Misfits 1961 John Huston 1470
52 The Gunfighter 1950 Henry King 1488
53 True Grit 2010 Ethan and Joel Coen 1519
54 One-Eyed Jacks 1961 Marlon Brando 1579
55 Forty Guns 1957 Samuel Fuller 1639
56 Ulzana's Raid 1972 Robert Aldrich 1731
57 The Iron Horse 1924 John Ford 1738
58 3:10 to Yuma 2007 James Mangold 1754
59 How the West Was Won 1962 John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and George Marshall 1765
60 The Professionals 1966 Richard Brooks 1781
61 The Tall T 1957 Budd Boetticher 1787
62 Old Yeller 1957 Robert Stevenson 1799
63 The Shootist 1976 Don Siegel 1810
64 Jeremiah Johnson 1972 Sydney Pollack 1817
65 The Man from Laramie 1955 Anthony Mann 1823
66 Man of the West 1958 Anthony Mann 1849
67 The Great Silence 1968 Sergio Corbucci 1875
68 Wagon Master 1950 John Ford 1886
69 3:10 to Yuma 1957 Delmer Daves 1889
70 Ride Lonesome 1959 Budd Boetticher 1915
71 Open Range 2003 Kevin Costner 1932
72 Antonio das Mortes 1969 Glauber Rocha 1942
73 True Grit 1969 Henry Hathaway 1945
74 Rio Grande 1950 John Ford 2090
75 Duck, You Sucker 1971 Sergio Leone 2098
76 Django 1966 Sergio Corbucci 2100
77 Rancho Notorious 1952 Fritz Lang 2107
78 They Died with Their Boots on 1941 Raoul Walsh 2173
79 Cat Ballou 1965 Elliot Silverstein 2199
80 The Shooting 1966 Monte Hellman 2241
81 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 John Sturges 2255
82 The Lusty Men 1952 Nicholas Ray 2256
83 The Proposition 2005 John Hillcoat 2257
84 Pale Rider 1985 Clint Eastwood 2260
85 Calamity Jane 1953 David Butler 2288
86 The Westerner 1940 William Wyler 2301
87 Hombre 1967 Martin Ritt 2302
88 The Long Riders 1980 Walter Hill 2393
89 Broken Arrow 1950 Delmer Daves 2396
90 Lonely Are the Brave 1962 David Miller 2401
91 Legends of the Fall 1994 Edward Zwick 2418
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