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Cowboys & Indians: The Best 100 Westerns Ever Made

Having grown up in Arizona, my wife has seen a lot more westerns than I have. I hope to catch on the right ones through a list compiled by Cowboys & Indians magazine and entitled The 100 Best Westerns Ever Made. Some are television shows but most are films.

The original page is no longer online, so here's a copy maintained, appropriately enough, at the Original John Wayne Message Board.

The List

# Title Year Director IMDb Medium
1 The Searchers 1956 John Ford IMDb film
2 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford IMDb film
3 Shane 1953 George Stevens IMDb film
4 My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford IMDb film
5 The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges IMDb film
6 Lonesome Dove 1989 Simon Wincer IMDb film
7 High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann IMDb film
8 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill IMDb film
9 Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner IMDb film
10 The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Clint Eastwood IMDb film
11 Gunsmoke television
12 Destry Rides Again 1939 George Marshall IMDb film
13 Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks IMDb film
14 The Gunfighter 1950 Henry King IMDb film
15 Red River 1948 Howard Hawks IMDb film
16 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1967 Sergio Leone IMDb film
17 One-Eyed Jacks 1961 Marlon Brando IMDb film
18 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah IMDb film
19 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 John Ford IMDb film
20 The Great Train Robbery 1903 Edwin S Porter IMDb film
21 The Shootist 1976 Don Siegel IMDb film
22 Once Upon a Time in the West 1969 Sergio Leone IMDb film
23 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 John Ford IMDb film
24 Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood IMDb film
25 Tombstone 1993 George P Cosmatos IMDb film
26 The Lone Ranger television
27 The Virginian 1929 Victor Fleming IMDb film
28 Winchester '73 1950 Anthony Mann IMDb film
29 Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks IMDb film
30 Fort Apache 1948 John Ford IMDb film
31 Angel and the Badman 1947 James Edward Grant IMDb film
32 City Slickers 1991 Ron Underwood IMDb film
33 Dallas television
34 The Naked Spur 1953 Anthony Mann IMDb film
35 The Big Trail 1930 Raoul Walsh IMDb film
36 Oklahoma! 1955 Fred Zinnemann IMDb film
37 A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Sergio Leone IMDb film
38 The Wild, Wild West television
39 The Man from Snowy River 1982 George Miller IMDb film
40 The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 William A Wellman IMDb film
41 The Man from Laramie 1955 Anthony Mann IMDb film
42 Blood on the Moon 1948 Robert Wise IMDb film
43 Duel in the Sun 1946 King Vidor IMDb film
44 Will Penny 1968 Tom Gries IMDb film
45 3:10 to Yuma 1957 Delmer Daves IMDb film
46 Rio Grande 1950 John Ford IMDb film
47 Bonanza television
48 Gunfight at the OK Corral 1957 John Sturges IMDb film
49 El Dorado 1966 Howard Hawks IMDb film
50 High Plains Drifter 1973 Clint Eastwood IMDb film
51 Support Your Local Sheriff! 1969 Burt Kennedy IMDb film
52 Have Gun - Will Travel television
53 Cowboy 1958 Delmer Daves IMDb film
54 For a Few Dollars More 1965 Sergio Leone IMDb film
55 Annie Get Your Gun 1950 George Sidney IMDb film
56 Comes a Horseman 1978 Alan J Pakula IMDb film
57 The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 Henry Hathaway IMDb film
58 Tumbleweeds 1925 King Baggot IMDb film
59 Maverick television
60 True Grit 1969 Henry Hathaway IMDb film
61 Giant 1956 George Stevens IMDb film
62 The Plainsman 1936 Cecil B De Mille IMDb film
63 Dodge City 1939 Michael Curtiz IMDb film
64 Ride the High Country 1962 Sam Peckinpah IMDb film
65 Wagon Train television
66 Alias Jesse James 1959 Norman Z McLeod IMDb film
67 The Tin Star 1957 Anthony Mann IMDb film
68 Rawhide television
69 Silverado 1985 Lawrence Kasdan IMDb film
70 Cheyenne Autumn 1964 John Ford IMDb film
71 3 Godfathers 1948 John Ford IMDb film
72 Lonely are the Brave 1962 David Miller IMDb film
73 Jesse James 1939 Henry King IMDb film
74 Warlock 1959 Edward Dmytryk IMDb film
75 The Good Old Boys 1995 Tommy Lee Jones IMDb film
76 Arizona 1940 Wesley Ruggles IMDb film
77 McLintock! 1963 Andrew V McLaglen IMDb film
78 Cat Ballou 1965 Elliot Silverstein IMDb film
79 McCloud television
80 The Grey Fox 1982 Phillip Borsos IMDb film
81 The Alamo 1960 John Wayne IMDb film
82 Two Mules for Sister Sara 1970 Don Siegel IMDb film
83 Union Pacific 1939 Cecil B De Mille IMDb film
84 Hombre 1967 Martin Ritt IMDb film
85 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp television
86 A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966 Fielder Cook IMDb film
87 Barbarosa 1982 Fred Schepisi IMDb film
88 Trail of Robin Hood 1950 William Witney IMDb film
89 Man without a Star 1955 King Vidor IMDb film
90 The Big Country 1958 William Wyler IMDb film
91 Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 Walter Hill IMDb film
92 The Cisco Kid television
93 How the West Was Won 1962 John Ford
Henry Hathaway
IMDb film
94 High Chaparral television
95 Cimarron 1931 Wesley Ruggles IMDb film
96 Junior Bonner 1972 Sam Peckinpah IMDb film
97 The Big Valley television
98 The Phantom Empire 1935 Otto Brower
B Reeves Eason
IMDb film
99 Hang 'Em High 1967 Ted Post IMDb film
100 The Unforgiven 1960 John Huston IMDb film


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