Top 100 Western Movies of 2021

1High Plains Drifter reviews, watch and download

High Plains Drifter

April 19, 1973

Clint Eastwood's second film as a director finds the celebrated action star returning to his familiar Old West stomping grounds and his internationally acclaime...

2A Million Ways to Die in the West reviews, watch and download

A Million Ways to Die in the West

May 30, 2014

This hilarious comedy from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and Ted, is filled with witty one-liners and an all-star cast. When Albert (MacFarlane) lo...

3Pure Country reviews, watch and download

Pure Country

October 23, 1992

After 25 chart-topping hits, the singing star becomes a movie star! George Strait makes his film debut in an entertaining look into the heart and soul of countr...

4How the West Was Won reviews, watch and download

How the West Was Won

February 20, 1963

Academy Award-winning epic follows the trials and tribulations of three generations of a frontier family as they embark to tame the wild American West. Narrated...

5Lawless reviews, watch and download

Lawless

August 29, 2012

They were brothers who became outlaws, and outlaws who became heroes...The three Bondurant boys (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke), along with their sultry...

6Appaloosa reviews, watch and download

Appaloosa

October 3, 2008

Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen ("A History of Violence," "The Lord of the Rings" franchise) stars as Everett Hitch and Academy Award-nominee and Golden G...

7Chisum reviews, watch and download

Chisum

July 29, 1970

John Wayne heads a colorful cast in the epic tale of a legendary rancher who built an empire and has to face off with a civilized, smooth-talking land grabber t...

8Rio Grande reviews, watch and download

Rio Grande

November 15, 1950

In this John Ford classic, John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara are embroiled in an epic battle with the Apaches and each other. Lt. Col. Yorke (John Wayne) leads hi...

9Big Jake reviews, watch and download

Big Jake

May 26, 1971

In this final film from legendary Western director George Sherman (THE COMANCHEROS), John Wayne is an aging Texas cattle man who's outlived his time. He must q...

10Hang 'Em High reviews, watch and download

Hang 'Em High

August 3, 1968

Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood), an ex-lawman turned rancher, is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men on horseback, led by Captain Wilson (Ed Begl...

11Hostiles reviews, watch and download

Hostiles

January 19, 2018

Set in 1892, HOSTILES tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne w...

12Support Your Local Sheriff reviews, watch and download

Support Your Local Sheriff

March 26, 1969

James Garner is a nothing short of a delight in this western spoof. The film takes place in the small western town of Calender, a town that experiences a gold r...

13Unforgiven reviews, watch and download

Unforgiven

April 8, 1993

Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful pros...

14She Wore a Yellow Ribbon reviews, watch and download

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

October 22, 1949

The second chapter of Academy Award-winning director John Ford's acclaimed cavalry trilogy stars Oscar-winner John Wayne ("Stagecoach," "Rio Bravo," "True Grit,...

15The Hateful Eight reviews, watch and download

The Hateful Eight

December 25, 2015

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards®. Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film takes place six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War. Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt ...

16The Grey Fox reviews, watch and download

The Grey Fox

May 29, 2020

After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story, Tom Horn) emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in 20th-cent...

17The Furnace reviews, watch and download

The Furnace

June 18, 2021

1897 Western Australia. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with Crown-marked gold bars....

18The Man from Snowy River reviews, watch and download

The Man from Snowy River

May 28, 2002

With its unforgettably heroic story, its stunning cinematography, and acting performances that are uniformly excellent, The Man from Snowy River is one thrillin...

19Almost Heroes reviews, watch and download

Almost Heroes

May 29, 1998

TV stars Matthew Perry ("Friends") and Chris Farley ("Saturday Night Live," "Black Sheep") star in this outrageous "trail" comedy set in the 1800s that follows ...

20The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford reviews, watch and download

The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

February 5, 2008

The names ricochet through Western lore. Jesse James (Brad Pitt) was the most notorious outlaw of his time, wanted by the law in 10 states yet celebrated as a R...

21Comanche Moon: The Second Chapter In the Lonesome Dove Saga reviews, watch and download

Comanche Moon: The Second Chapter In the Lonesome Dove Saga

February 26, 2008

Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae pursue three outlaws, Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump, Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf and a Mexican bandit kin...

22Silverado reviews, watch and download

Silverado

July 10, 1985

Four unlikely heroes attempt to reclaim a helpless town from a corrupt sheriff and his mercenaries in this classic star-studded western.

23Slow West reviews, watch and download

Slow West

May 15, 2015

At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is ...

24Once Upon a Time In the West reviews, watch and download

Once Upon a Time In the West

December 21, 1968

Directed by Sergio Leone, this epic Western re-established the genre, and still stands as one of the greatest, artistic films of all time. Henry Fonda stars as ...

25The Train Robbers reviews, watch and download

The Train Robbers

August 10, 2005

A feisty, beautiful widow bands together with three cowboy buddies to recover a cache of gold stolen by her husband and her attempt to clear his son's name. It'...

26The Comancheros reviews, watch and download

The Comancheros

October 30, 1961

A Texas Ranger Exposes The Empire-Building Schemes Of A Madman When He Sets Out To Stop Gun And Whiskey Shipments To The Hostile Comanches.

27The Ox-Bow Incident reviews, watch and download

The Ox-Bow Incident

May 21, 1943

Henry Fonda and Henry Morgan star in this 1943 Best Picture Oscar® Nominee about justice – and injustice – on the wild frontier. Two men (Fonda and Morgan)...

28News of the World reviews, watch and download

News of the World

December 25, 2020

Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the...

29Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Edition) reviews, watch and download

Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Edition)

July 29, 2011

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in this action-packed sci-fi western from the director of Iron Man (Jon Favreau). The Extended Version of this epic adventur...

30Rio Lobo reviews, watch and download

Rio Lobo

December 18, 1970

This fifth and final collaboration between John Wayne and director Howard Hawks is an action-filled Western starting with a spectacular train robbery. The train...

31The Magnificent Seven (2016) reviews, watch and download

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

September 23, 2016

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the ...

32Catch the Bullet reviews, watch and download

Catch the Bullet

September 10, 2021

This powerful Western, starring Peter Facinelli (TWILIGHT franchise), shows what happens when you push a good man too far. Britt MacMasters, a U.S. Marshal, ret...

33The Sisters Brothers reviews, watch and download

The Sisters Brothers

September 21, 2018

In The Sisters Brothers, Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly blaze a trail of action, adventure and sly wit as Charlie and Eli Sisters, notorious sibling assassi...

34The Homesman reviews, watch and download

The Homesman

November 14, 2014

Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones "is magnificent" (THE WRAP) in what critics are calling "the best western since UNFORGIVEN" (BBC). When low-life drifter ...

35Lone Star (1996) reviews, watch and download

Lone Star (1996)

February 20, 1997

Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand lead a powerhouse cast in legendary director John Sayles' dens...

36Cheyenne (1947) reviews, watch and download

Cheyenne (1947)

June 14, 1947

In this tuneful Western starring Dennis Morgan and Jane Wyman, a gambler falls in love with the wife of the outlaw he's trying to catch. Unable to capture the m...

37Dances With Wolves reviews, watch and download

Dances With Wolves

November 9, 1990

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned ...

38A Million Ways to Die In the West (Unrated) reviews, watch and download

A Million Ways to Die In the West (Unrated)

May 30, 2014

This hilarious UNRATED comedy from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and Ted, is filled with witty one-liners and an all-star cast. When Albert (MacFar...

39Buck reviews, watch and download

Buck

June 17, 2011

BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life ...

40Gunfight at Dry River reviews, watch and download

Gunfight at Dry River

September 10, 2021

In 1885, a drifter returns to an abandoned village in the wild west where a fight for survival erupts over a dwindling water supply.

41Settlers reviews, watch and download

Settlers

July 23, 2021

Mankind's earliest settlers on the Martian frontier do what they must to survive the cosmic elements and each other in this science-fiction thrill ride.

42Cahill: U.S. Marshall reviews, watch and download

Cahill: U.S. Marshall

July 11, 1973

John Wayne is a U.S. Marshal beset by family problems in this dramatic western from the creators of "Dirty Harry." Compulsively dedicated to upholding the law, ...

43Two Mules For Sister Sara reviews, watch and download

Two Mules For Sister Sara

May 28, 1970

Clint Eastwood is a hard-hitting high plains drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (Shirley MacLaine) from a gang of attackers. Af...

44The Revenant reviews, watch and download

The Revenant

December 25, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this visceral, epic adventure inspired by true events from writer-director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. While on a hunting expedition in ...

45A Fistful of Dollars reviews, watch and download

A Fistful of Dollars

January 18, 1967

A pancho-clad, cigar-chewing, mysterious 'Man with No Name' rides into a small frontier town which is embroiled in a struggle for power between two families. H...

46Woman Walks Ahead reviews, watch and download

Woman Walks Ahead

June 29, 2018

Based on a true story, this riveting western follows a headstrong New York widow (Jessica Chastain) as she journeys west to meet Sioux chief Sitting Bull, facin...

47Wyatt Earp reviews, watch and download

Wyatt Earp

September 1, 1994

Kevin Costner plays the most famous lawman ever to stride the Wild West. In a gritty, complex portrayal hailed as a "classic American performance" (Bob Campbell...

48The Magnificent Seven reviews, watch and download

The Magnificent Seven

October 23, 1960

An American remake of Akira Kurasawa's Japanese classic, "The Seven Samurai." A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the vill...

49Once Upon a Time In Mexico reviews, watch and download

Once Upon a Time In Mexico

September 12, 2003

Leaping back into action, gun-slinging, guitar-toting hero "El Mariachi" is back in town in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, as director Robert Rodriguez delivers th...

50Heaven's Gate reviews, watch and download

Heaven's Gate

April 24, 1981

Michael Cimino's controversial epic of corrupted idealism, set during the bloody Johnson County Wars of the 1890s, was detested by a majority of film critics up...

51The Ballad of Cable Hogue reviews, watch and download

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

March 18, 1970

Love, comedy and drama are combined in this tale of desert survival in the Old West from legendary director Sam Peckinpah. A rich young widow of questionable re...

52The Warrior's Way reviews, watch and download

The Warrior's Way

December 3, 2010

A fugitive Asian warrior hides out in the American badlands, where the town drunk turns out to be another fighter in retirement and the circus knife thrower is ...

53The Lone Ranger reviews, watch and download

The Lone Ranger

July 3, 2013

From Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise) come Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger. Fille...

54Paint Your Wagon reviews, watch and download

Paint Your Wagon

October 15, 1969

A raucous musical comedy, set in the Wild West, Paint Your Wagon is punctuated with a classic Lerner and Loewe musical score (from the original Broadway product...

55Jeremiah Johnson reviews, watch and download

Jeremiah Johnson

December 21, 1972

Superstar Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") stars in this powerful and unforgettable wilderness epic of a man who turns his back on ...

56High Noon reviews, watch and download

High Noon

July 24, 1952

Gary Cooper won the Oscar® for the Best Actor in this classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge...

57Shanghai Noon reviews, watch and download

Shanghai Noon

March 3, 2000

The classic western gets a kick in the pants when Jackie Chan travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the...

58El Dorado reviews, watch and download

El Dorado

June 1, 1967

Legendary producer-director Howard Hawks teams with two equally legendary stars, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, in this classic Western drama. Mitchum plays to ...

59The Dark Tower reviews, watch and download

The Dark Tower

August 4, 2017

Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King, in the parallel realm of Mid-World, the once-respected Gunslinger Roland Deschain...

603:10 to Yuma (2007) reviews, watch and download

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

September 7, 2007

In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When W...

61Joe Kidd reviews, watch and download

Joe Kidd

July 15, 1972

Clint Eastwood stars as former bounty hunter turned hired gunslinger, Joe Kidd, who finds himself in the middle of a range war in rough and rugged New Mexico. F...

62Young Guns II reviews, watch and download

Young Guns II

July 15, 2019

In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

63Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! reviews, watch and download

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

November 24, 2020

Cowboy Curly McClain (Hugh Jackman) tries to win the heart of Laurey Williams (Josefina Gabrielle) in this live rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic m...

64Conagher reviews, watch and download

Conagher

July 1, 1991

Conagher is a hard-riding actioner and a character-driven look at Western life. Something about that frontier woman keeps drawing him back. But can Evie ever ke...

65Mclintock! (Producer's Cut) reviews, watch and download

Mclintock! (Producer's Cut)

November 13, 1963

Wayne shows off his funny side in this 1963 western, a comedy inspired by THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Starring as wealthy cattle baron G.W. McLintock, Wayne shows ...

66The Last Stand reviews, watch and download

The Last Stand

January 18, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this high-octane action-thriller about a small border-town sheriff who makes a defiant stand to stop a fugitive on the run from t...

67Tombstone reviews, watch and download

Tombstone

December 24, 1993

In the western boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona, crime rules the streets. Violence is a way of life, and law and order have surrendered to the ruthless gunmen who...

68Open Range reviews, watch and download

Open Range

August 15, 2003

Packed with epic action, Open Range is a powerfully gripping story that's never been told until now, and stars Academy Award winners Robert Duvall (Tender Merci...

69Broken Trail reviews, watch and download

Broken Trail

September 5, 2006

Top-rated miniseries! Academy Award winner Robert Duvall (1983 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Tender Mercies) and Academy Award nominee Thomas Hayden Church (200...

70Old Yeller reviews, watch and download

Old Yeller

December 25, 1957

"Old Yeller," Walt Disney's first and quintessential film about a boy's love for his dog is now an American original as much as it is a Disney classic. No film ...

71Hondo reviews, watch and download

Hondo

November 25, 1953

Celebrate the 65th Anniversary of an American movie classic—‘Hondo.’ Wayne stars as the titular hardened cavalry scout who finds his softer side upon meet...

72Maverick reviews, watch and download

Maverick

June 9, 1994

In one of the most anticipated movies of 1994, boxoffice superstar Mel Gibson ("Lethal Weapon," et. al.) and two-time Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster ("The Ac...

73First Cow reviews, watch and download

First Cow

March 6, 2020

Two travelers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich, but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the...

74In a Valley of Violence reviews, watch and download

In a Valley of Violence

October 21, 2016

On their way to Mexico, a mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog cut through the forgotten town of Denton - a place now dubbed by locals as a "...

75Oklahoma! (1955) reviews, watch and download

Oklahoma! (1955)

January 1, 1956

Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900's, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is...

76The Good, the Bad and the Ugly reviews, watch and download

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

December 29, 1967

Set during the Civil War, three disparate drifters... (the poncho-clad, cigar-chewing, silent but supremely confident "Man With No Name"--The Good; the evil bou...

77The Cowboys reviews, watch and download

The Cowboys

January 1, 1972

John Wayne stars as a rancher who will lose his livestock after his ranch hands desert him to follow a gold strike unless he can transform a ragtag bunch of sch...

78The Searchers reviews, watch and download

The Searchers

March 13, 1956

Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who cha...

79The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut) reviews, watch and download

The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut)

June 18, 1969

The master of the American western, Sam Peckinpah, directs a stellar cast in this movie that breathed new life into the genre and broke ground in the realistic ...

80Broken Arrow (1950) reviews, watch and download

Broken Arrow (1950)

July 21, 1950

In 1870, when white men and Indians are fighting bitterly, Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) strongly believes the Apaches are treated unfairly. After befriending th...

81Fort Apache reviews, watch and download

Fort Apache

March 9, 1948

Academy Award-winner Henry Fonda is a fanatical cavalry commander of a remote outpost bent on leading his men to slaughter. The first segment of Academy Award-w...

82Pale Rider reviews, watch and download

Pale Rider

October 3, 1985

Superstar boxoffice champ and Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") is back in the saddle again in one of the biggest hits of 1985. ...

83City Slickers reviews, watch and download

City Slickers

June 7, 1991

What happens when three ordinary guys spend two weeks learning how to be real-life cowboys? That’s the question (and the fun) in City Slickers, the biggest bo...

84Quigley Down Under reviews, watch and download

Quigley Down Under

October 19, 1990

Tom Selleck portrays Quigley, an American cowboy who is lured to the Austrailian outback (of the 1860's) by an offer from a powerful sheep rancher/land baron (A...

85The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance reviews, watch and download

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

April 13, 1962

Ranking with Stagecoach as one of the greatest of its genre, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the modern-day western to beat all westerns. John Ford, whose v...

86Bronco Billy reviews, watch and download

Bronco Billy

June 11, 1980

Ask Clint Eastwood to select personal favorites among his movies and one choice might surprise you. “It’s an old-fashioned theme,” Eastwood says. “But i...

87For a Few Dollars More reviews, watch and download

For a Few Dollars More

December 18, 1965

If A Fistful of Dollars began the Eastwood legend, then its sequel, For a Few Dollars More, cemented it. Clint Eastwood makes his return as “The Man With No N...

88Cowboys & Aliens reviews, watch and download

Cowboys & Aliens

July 29, 2011

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in this action-packed sci-fi western from the director of Iron Man (Jon Favreau) that critics call “wickedly original, unl...

89Shane reviews, watch and download

Shane

April 23, 1953

Acclaimed director George Stevens’ legendary rendition of the quintessential Western myth earned six Academy Award® nominations, and made Shane one of the cl...

90Calamity Jane reviews, watch and download

Calamity Jane

November 4, 1953

Doris Day is at her best as the roughest, toughest, rootin'-tootin' gal of the wild West, riding, roping and shooting her way through a jamboree of action and h...

91The Quick and the Dead reviews, watch and download

The Quick and the Dead

February 10, 1995

In this edgy and darkly humorous Western, a mysterious young woman rides into the lawless town of Redemption to settle an old score that has haunted her since s...

92Bone Tomahawk reviews, watch and download

Bone Tomahawk

October 23, 2015

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets ...

93Valdez Is Coming reviews, watch and download

Valdez Is Coming

March 5, 1971

Burt Lancaster gives a powerhouse performance as an aging Mexican-American lawman who erupts into a one-man army in this bold saga of retribution and redemption...

94True Grit (2010) reviews, watch and download

True Grit (2010)

December 22, 2010

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughes...

95Rio Bravo reviews, watch and download

Rio Bravo

March 17, 1959

There's a showdown at Rio Bravo when courageous Sheriff John T. Chance throws the brother of evil cattle baron Nathan Burdette in jail for murder. When Burdette...

96Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reviews, watch and download

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

October 4, 1969

Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the buddy film with this western classic. Sundance (Redford) is a mighty quick draw, and his partner Butch (...

97Blazing Saddles reviews, watch and download

Blazing Saddles

February 7, 1974

The railroad's got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you've got.....

98The Outlaw Josey Wales reviews, watch and download

The Outlaw Josey Wales

June 30, 1976

Screen superstar and Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") directs himself in this classic portrayal of an ex-Confederate so...

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