Top 50 Westerns – Chronological List

This is a chronological list of Top 50 western movies.

These westerns were chosen because we believe that they are the best western movies of all time and represent the top westerns of the genre.

On this chronological list of western movies, you’ll find traditional old classic westerns, spaghetti western movies, comedies and more. All of them are available on DVD, Blu-ray Disc via Instant Streaming.

Want to see the best western movies of all time? Then check out this list of the Top 50 Western Movies!

Top 50 Western Movie Title
1. Destry Rides Again
Year: 1939
Stars: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich
Director: George Marshall
2. Stagecoach
Year: 1939
Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine
Director: John Ford
3. The Ox Bow Incident
Year: 1943
Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn
Director: William A. Wellman
4. My Darling Clementine
Year: 1946
Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan
Director: John Ford
5. Fort Apache
Year: 1948
Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda
Director: John Ford
6. Red River
Year: 1948
Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan
Director: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson
7. Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Year: 1948
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt
Director: John Huston
8. Broken Arrow
Year: 1950
Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler
Director: Delmar Daves
9. The Gunfighter
Year: 1950
Stars: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell
Director: Henry King
10. Winchester ’73
Year: 1950
Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea
Director: Anthony Mann
11. Bend of the River
Year: 1952
Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy
Director: Anthony Mann
12. High Noon
Year: 1952
Stars: Gary Cooper, Lloyd Bridges, Grace Kelly
Director: Fred Zinnemann
13. Hondo
Year: 1953
Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond
Director: John Farrow
14. Shane
Year: 1953
Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Jack Palance
Director: George Stevens
15. The Naked Spur
Year: 1953
Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh
Director: Anthony Mann
16. Johnny Guitar
Year: 1954
Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge
Director: Nicholas Ray
17. Man from Laramie
Year: 1955
Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp
Director: Anthony Mann
18. Seven Men From Now
Year: 1956
Stars: Randolph Scott, Lee Marvin, Gail Russell
Director: Bud Boetticher
19. The Searchers
Year: 1956
Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles
Director: John Ford
20. 3:10 to Yuma
Year: 1957
Stars: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin
Director: Delmar Daves
21. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Year: 1957
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas
Director: John Sturges
22. The Tall T
Year: 1957
Stars: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O’Sullivan
Director: Budd Boetticher
23. The Big Country
Year: 1958
Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives
Director: William Wyler
24. Ride Lonesome
Year: 1959
Stars: Randolph Scott, Pernell Roberts, Lee Van Cleef, Karen Steele
Director: Budd Boetticher
25. Rio Bravo
Year: 1959
Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson
Director: Howard Hawks
Top 50 Western Movie Title
26. The Magnificent Seven
Year: 1960
Stars: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steven McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter
Director: John Sturges
27. One-Eyed Jacks
Year: 1961
Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Kary Jurado
Director: Marlon Brando
28. How the West Was Won
Year: 1962
Stars: Henry Fonda, Karl Malden, John Wayne, James Stewart
Director: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall
29. Lonely Are the Brave
Year: 1962
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands, Michael Kane
Director: David Miller
30. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Year: 1962
Stars: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin
Director: John Ford
31. Fistful of Dollars
Year: 1964
Stars: Clint Eastwood
Director: Sergio Leone
32. For a Few Dollars More
Year: 1965
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef
Director: Sergio Leone
33. El Dorado
Year: 1966
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan
Director: Howard Hawks
34. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Year: 1966
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
Director: Sergio Leone
35. The Professionals
Year: 1966
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode
Director: Richard Brooks
36. Hombre
Year: 1967
Stars: Paul Newman
Director: Martin Ritt
37. Once Upon a Time in the West
Year: 1968
Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Claudia Cardinale
Director: Sergio Leone
38. Will Penny
Year: 1968
Stars: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasance, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern
Director: Tom Gries
39. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Year: 1969
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford
Director: George Roy Hill
40. The Wild Bunch
Year: 1969
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine
Director: Sam Peckinpah
41. True Grit
Year: 1969
Stars: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall
Director: Henry Hathaway
42. Little Big Man
Year: 1970
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George
Director: Arthur Penn
43. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Year: 1971
Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
Director: Robert Altman
44. Jeremiah Johnson
Year: 1972
Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer
Director: Sydney Pollack
45. The Outlaw Josey Wales
Year: 1976
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney
Director: Clint Eastwood
46. The Shootist
Year: 1976
Stars: John Wayne, James Stewart, Ron Howard, Lauren Bacall
Director: Don Siegel
47. Lonesome Dove (TV Miniseries)
Year: 1989
Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover
Director: Simon Wincer
48. Dances With Wolves
Year: 1990
Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell
Director: Kevin Costner
49. Unforgiven
Year: 1992
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris
Director: Clint Eastwood
50. Crossfire Trail
Year: 2001
Stars: Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley
Director: Simon Wincer