Top 50 underrated western movies

01.
The Frisco Kid
119 min | 1979 |
6.4 (8171 votes)
|
8.41 (49 reviews)

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

02.
Urban Cowboy
132 min | 1980 |
6.3 (12416 votes)
|
7.9 (61 reviews)

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

03.
Almost Heroes
90 min | 1998 |
5.9 (15047 votes)
|
7.28 (72 reviews)

A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

04.
City Slickers
113 min | 1991 |
6.7 (45530 votes)
|
8.07 (73 reviews)

On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

05.
Shane
118 min | 1953 |
7.6 (34833 votes)
|
8.92 (236 reviews)

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

06.
All the Pretty Horses
116 min | 2000 |
5.8 (12589 votes)
|
7.1 (124 reviews)

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

07.
Blazing Saddles
93 min | 1974 |
7.7 (119763 votes)
|
8.91 (342 reviews)

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

08.
Renegade
124 min | 2004 |
5.2 (10093 votes)
|
6.34 (116 reviews)

In 1870, after a brutal run-in with an outlaw in a brothel, Mike Blueberry becomes marshal in Arizona where he keeps the peace between Whites and Apaches but an influx of Indian gold treasure-hunters threatens to lead to violence.

09.
Geronimo: An American Legend
115 min | 1993 |
6.5 (8358 votes)
|
7.59 (41 reviews)

The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

10.
Of Mice and Men
115 min | 1992 |
7.5 (38516 votes)
|
8.58 (161 reviews)

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

11.
¡Three Amigos!
104 min | 1986 |
6.5 (64993 votes)
|
7.57 (125 reviews)

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

12.
The Shootist
100 min | 1976 |
7.7 (20980 votes)
|
8.73 (136 reviews)

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

13.
The Salvation
92 min | 2014 |
6.7 (34311 votes)
|
7.73 (111 reviews)

In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.

14.
Blackthorn
102 min | 2011 |
6.5 (8730 votes)
|
7.52 (44 reviews)

In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

15.
The Horse Whisperer
169 min | 1998 |
6.6 (37571 votes)
|
7.61 (191 reviews)

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

16.
The Ridiculous 6
119 min | 2015 |
4.8 (41010 votes)
|
5.8 (200 reviews)

An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.

17.
Lucky
88 min | 2017 |
7.3 (16662 votes)
|
8.27 (71 reviews)

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

18.
Support Your Local Sheriff!
92 min | 1969 |
7.5 (9475 votes)
|
8.47 (54 reviews)

In the old west, a man becomes a Sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

19.
Casa de mi Padre
84 min | 2012 |
5.5 (19579 votes)
|
6.46 (75 reviews)

Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.

20.
The Big Country
166 min | 1958 |
7.9 (14598 votes)
|
8.85 (145 reviews)

A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

21.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
90 min | 1949 |
7.3 (14867 votes)
|
8.22 (86 reviews)

Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

22.
Hud
112 min | 1963 |
7.8 (18242 votes)
|
8.7 (121 reviews)

Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.

23.
Destry Rides Again
95 min | 1939 |
7.7 (9486 votes)
|
8.57 (64 reviews)

When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

24.
The Ox-Bow Incident
75 min | 1942 |
8.0 (19750 votes)
|
8.83 (121 reviews)

When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

25.
Winchester '73
92 min | 1950 |
7.6 (15699 votes)
|
8.43 (74 reviews)

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

26.
The Wild Bunch
135 min | 1969 |
7.9 (74251 votes)
|
8.73 (251 reviews)

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

27.
They Call Me Trinity
115 min | 1970 |
7.5 (18218 votes)
|
8.33 (43 reviews)

A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major, a Mexican bandit, and their henchmen.

28.
El Dorado
126 min | 1967 |
7.6 (22662 votes)
|
8.4 (94 reviews)

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

29.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
135 min | 1976 |
7.9 (62223 votes)
|
8.7 (175 reviews)

Missouri farmer Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

30.
Hombre
111 min | 1967 |
7.4 (10580 votes)
|
8.2 (88 reviews)

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Native Americans, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

31.
Dead Birds
91 min | 2004 |
5.6 (9447 votes)
|
6.4 (119 reviews)

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

32.
Midnight Cowboy
113 min | 1969 |
7.8 (95060 votes)
|
8.59 (305 reviews)

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.

33.
Forsaken
90 min | 2015 |
6.3 (9658 votes)
|
7.06 (74 reviews)

In 1872, an embittered gunslinger named John Henry Clayton attempts to make amends with his estranged father Reverend Samuel Clayton while their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.

34.
High Plains Drifter
105 min | 1973 |
7.5 (47049 votes)
|
8.26 (165 reviews)

A gunfighting stranger (Clint Eastwood) comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

35.
Ride the High Country
94 min | 1962 |
7.5 (11420 votes)
|
8.24 (116 reviews)

An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

36.
The Gunfighter
85 min | 1950 |
7.7 (8863 votes)
|
8.43 (72 reviews)

Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

37.
Der Schuh des Manitu
87 min | 2001 |
6.7 (16638 votes)
|
7.42 (42 reviews)

The hilarious adventures of two best friends, Apachi Indian chief Abahachi and cowboy Ranger, in the Wild West.

38.
One-Eyed Jacks
141 min | 1961 |
7.1 (9183 votes)
|
7.81 (78 reviews)

After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.

39.
Young Guns II
104 min | 1990 |
6.5 (29461 votes)
|
7.2 (63 reviews)

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

40.
Bad Girls
99 min | 1994 |
5.2 (11222 votes)
|
5.89 (39 reviews)

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

41.
The Rider
104 min | 2017 |
7.4 (11669 votes)
|
8.07 (97 reviews)

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

42.
Dances with Wolves
181 min | 1990 |
8.0 (228610 votes)
|
8.65 (380 reviews)

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

43.
The Great Silence
105 min | 1968 |
7.7 (12875 votes)
|
8.35 (85 reviews)

A mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds.

44.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
126 min | 1948 |
8.2 (107635 votes)
|
8.84 (215 reviews)

Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

45.
The Warrior's Way
100 min | 2010 |
6.3 (24705 votes)
|
6.93 (99 reviews)

A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

46.
The Dark Valley
115 min | 2014 |
7.1 (11261 votes)
|
7.73 (56 reviews)

Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alps. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

47.
Rooster Cogburn
108 min | 1975 |
6.9 (10230 votes)
|
7.53 (49 reviews)

Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.

48.
Cat Ballou
97 min | 1965 |
6.8 (12643 votes)
|
7.42 (75 reviews)

A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her murdered father.

49.
Once Upon a Time in the West
165 min | 1968 |
8.5 (284176 votes)
|
9.11 (572 reviews)

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

50.
The Cowboys
134 min | 1972 |
7.4 (12470 votes)
|
8.01 (75 reviews)

Rancher Wil Andersen is forced to hire inexperienced boys as cowhands in order to get his herd to market on time but the rough drive is full of dangers and a gang of cattle rustlers is trailing them.

Top 14 overrated western movies

01.
Meek's Cutoff
104 min | 2010 |
6.5 (10964 votes)
|
4.34 (108 reviews)

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

02.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (33172 votes)
|
5.41 (268 reviews)

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

03.
Heaven's Gate
219 min | 1980 |
6.8 (12834 votes)
|
5.3 (177 reviews)

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

04.
Django Unchained
165 min | 2012 |
8.4 (1270774 votes)
|
6.96 (1300 reviews)

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

05.
The Duel
110 min | 2016 |
5.8 (9054 votes)
|
4.86 (60 reviews)

A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.

06.
The Magnificent Seven
132 min | 2016 |
6.9 (175434 votes)
|
6.01 (419 reviews)

Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

07.
In a Valley of Violence
104 min | 2016 |
6.0 (14236 votes)
|
5.25 (120 reviews)

A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.

08.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (103779 votes)
|
6.55 (642 reviews)

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

09.
El Topo
125 min | 1970 |
7.5 (23810 votes)
|
6.76 (95 reviews)

A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.

10.
Bone Tomahawk
132 min | 2015 |
7.1 (77522 votes)
|
6.65 (382 reviews)

In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

11.
Joe Kidd
88 min | 1972 |
6.5 (15710 votes)
|
6.14 (61 reviews)

An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

12.
Johnny Guitar
110 min | 1954 |
7.7 (14497 votes)
|
7.36 (100 reviews)

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

13.
The Sisters Brothers
122 min | 2018 |
7.0 (44582 votes)
|
6.66 (255 reviews)

In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

14.
True Grit
110 min | 2010 |
7.6 (294536 votes)
|
7.29 (676 reviews)

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.