15 Best Cowboy Movies

Wild West, exciting adventures, colorful costumes - all these are films about cowboys. They are so fun to watch at any age. So if you want to follow the chases and shootouts again with bated breath, this compilation is especially for you!

1. Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained (2012)

Quentin Tarantino's crazy spaghetti western with a traditionally stellar cast has received a lot of awards and nominations. Including Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. Django is one of the black slaves ransomed by the slaver brothers.

2. The Magnificent Seven (2016)

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Bartholomew Baugh takes over a small frontier town and forces the inhabitants to work for him. Desperate citizens hire bounty hunters to free their native land. Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and others.

3. Train to Yuma (2007)

Train to Yuma (2007)

Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) with a gang robs a stagecoach with money. Veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale) and his sons are witnessing this. However, the criminals are caught, and Dan becomes one of those who agree to escort Wade to the train to Yuma, where he will be hanged.

4 Dead Man (1995)

Dead Man (1995)

The mystical and very atmospheric film by Jim Jarmusch starring Johnny Depp is thoroughly saturated with philosophy and reflections on life. It's a whimsical mix of melancholic parable, road movie and western.

5. Open space (2003)

Open Space (2003)

Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) drives cattle across the country with hired workers. In one of the cities, he sends a comrade-in-arms for supplies, but he unexpectedly does not return. It turns out that the town is controlled by the bloodthirsty Denton Baxter, who hates the Rangers.

6. Wild Wild West (1999)

Wild, Wild West (1999)

The whimsical sci-fi western starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline and Salma Hayek was met with mixed reception. But still, an entertaining story about the secret services, missing scientists and colorful saloons is definitely worth your attention.

7. Unforgiven (1992)

Unforgiven (1992)

In a small town, cowboys badly injure a woman, and the sheriff demands the horses be given in return as compensation. However, the victim does not receive anything, and the offended girls collect money to pay them to the one who kills the offenders. The Clint Eastwood Western has four Oscars out of nine nominations at once.

8 The Lone Ranger (2013)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

John Reed (Armie Hammer) returns home, but by coincidence, the Indian Tonto (Johnny Depp) and the criminal Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) are on the same train. The train derails, Cavendish is kidnapped, Tonto is imprisoned, and John and his brother and other Rangers go looking for criminals.

9. Bronco Billy (1980)

Bronco Billy (1980)

Another Western by Clint Eastwood, but this time more comedy-romantic. Bronky Billy is the owner of the so-called Far West Show. Antoinette Lily is the heiress of a fortune, deceived by her husband.

10. Appaloosa (2008)

Appaloosa (2008)

Appaloosa is terrorized by the brutal Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons). The authorities of the town are hired to protect the peace officers Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen), and even agree to give them any powers.

11. Death rides a horse (1967)

Death Rides (1967)

After a bandit attack on a farm, only a 5-year-old boy is saved. One of the robbers hid him under the cart, pulling him out of the flames. And so a boy named Bill (John Phillip Lowe) grows up and longs to find the killers of his family.

12. The Last Raid (2003)

The Last Raid (2003)

Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones) wants to build a relationship with his daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett), who has matured a long time ago and is not going to forgive her father for leaving them. At the same time, criminals burst into the city, who arrange ritual murders and kidnap girls. Including daughter Maggie Lilly (Evan Rachel Wood).

13. Django (1966)

Django (1966)

The same classic that formed the basis of the work of Tarantino and many other westerns. One day, the cowboy Django (Franco Nero) rescues Maria, a mixed-breed slave. So she becomes his assistant in an effort to take revenge on all fanatical racists and, in particular, Major Jackson.

14. Iron grip (2010)

Iron Grip (2010)

Texas Ranger LaBeef (Matt Damon) is chasing mobster Cheney (Josh Brolin). The young Matty Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), who lost his father because of Cheney, is doing about the same thing.

15. How the cowardly Robert Ford killed Jesse James (2007)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cowardly Robert Ford (2007)

Jesse James (Brad Pitt) is a brash, bold and unpredictable burglar. A loyal admirer Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) joins his gang, but the reality turns out to be completely different from what he imagined. Attitude towards the idol is changing before our eyes.

Things to know (Q&A)

What is considered the best westerns ever made?

So with all that said, let's kick it off with a trip to an especially rowdy Old Western town.

  • Rio Bravo (1959)
  • The Naked Spur (1953) ...
  • Meek's Cutoff (2010) ...
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) ...
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) ...
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) ...
  • My Darling Clementine (1946) ...

Who is the best cowboy ever?

The Greatest Western Stars of All Time And Their Stories

  • Clint Eastwood. Universal Pictures. ...
  • Henry Fonda. Paramount Pictures. ...
  • John Wayne. RKO Radio Pictures. ...
  • Charles Bronson. National General Pictures. ...
  • Gary Cooper. United Artists. ...
  • James Arness. United Artists. ...
  • James Stewart. 20th Century Fox. ...
  • Lee Marvin.

What are some newer western movies?

Best western movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2022

  • The Harder They Fall. DIRECTOR: Jeymes Samuel. ...
  • Apache Junction. DIRECTOR: Justin Lee. ...
  • The Power of the Dog. DIRECTOR: Jane Campion. ...
  • No Man's Land. DIRECTOR: Conor Allyn. ...
  • News of the World. ...
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead. ...
  • First Cow. ...
  • Deadwood: The Movie.

What's considered the best western of all time?

Best of Rotten Tomatoes

Rank Tomatometer Title
1. 100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
2. 97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
3. 100% Stagecoach (1939)
4. 95% High Noon (1952)

What was the best western movie made?

Here are the 25 best “western” movies of all time.

  • Unforgiven (1992) Warner Bros. ...
  • Seven Samurai (1954) Columbia Pictures. ...
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) MGM Home Entertainment. ...
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 20th Century Fox. ...
  • The Searchers (1956) ...
  • Shane (1953) ...
  • Hostiles (2017) ...
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

What is considered the best Western ever made?

  • High Noon (Fred Zinnemann,1952)
  • Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
  • Shane (George Stevens, 1953)
  • Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
  • The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
  • The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

Who was the best cowboy of the Wild West?

Probably the most famous outlaw of the Wild West is Billy the kid . Infamous for being a deadly gunfighter, Billy the Kid bested and killed eight men before the age of 2

Who is the hottest cowboy?

The Dirty Dozen: The 12 Sexiest Movie Cowboys Ever!

  • John Wayne. Photo: Silver Screen Collection via Getty Images. ...
  • Audie Murphy. Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images. ...
  • Jimmy Stewart. ...
  • Robert Mitchum. ...
  • Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner. ...
  • Paul Newman and Robert Redford. ...
  • Clint Eastwood. ...
  • Kevin Costner.

Are there any modern westerns?

Modern western movies are a type of genre in films. This genre takes all the themes, settings, plot, character types in a Western genre and puts them in a modern-day setting. They give us themes and characters that are more relatable for audiences toda

What is the new Western movie on Netflix?

The Harder They Fall

Netflix's new Western, The Harder They Fall , opens with an intriguing disclaimer: "While the events in this film are fictionalised... These. People. Existed