Top 50 underrated western movies

01.
The Frisco Kid
119 min | 1979 |
6.4 (8314 votes)
|
8.54 (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 |
6.4 (12893 votes)
|
8.03 (70 reviews)

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

03.
City Slickers
113 min | 1991 |
6.7 (46963 votes)
|
8.15 (78 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.

04.
Almost Heroes
90 min | 1998 |
5.9 (15398 votes)
|
7.29 (73 reviews)

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

05.
All the Pretty Horses
116 min | 2000 |
5.8 (12752 votes)
|
7.11 (126 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.

06.
Shane
118 min | 1953 |
7.6 (36030 votes)
|
8.87 (245 reviews)

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

07.
Renegade
124 min | 2004 |
5.2 (10226 votes)
|
6.45 (117 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.

08.
Blazing Saddles
93 min | 1974 |
7.7 (122950 votes)
|
8.93 (352 reviews)

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

09.
The Horse Whisperer
169 min | 1998 |
6.6 (38360 votes)
|
7.74 (195 reviews)

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

10.
The Shootist
100 min | 1976 |
7.6 (21528 votes)
|
8.73 (139 reviews)

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

11.
Of Mice and Men
115 min | 1992 |
7.5 (39435 votes)
|
8.58 (160 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.

12.
¡Three Amigos!
104 min | 1986 |
6.5 (66450 votes)
|
7.57 (129 reviews)

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

13.
Support Your Local Sheriff!
92 min | 1969 |
7.5 (9903 votes)
|
8.54 (56 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.

14.
The Ridiculous 6
119 min | 2015 |
4.8 (42634 votes)
|
5.83 (225 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.

15.
The Salvation
92 min | 2014 |
6.7 (35203 votes)
|
7.71 (117 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.

16.
Blackthorn
102 min | 2011 |
6.5 (8848 votes)
|
7.47 (45 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.

17.
Casa de mi Padre
84 min | 2012 |
5.5 (19988 votes)
|
6.46 (74 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.

18.
The Big Country
166 min | 1958 |
7.9 (15254 votes)
|
8.85 (152 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.

19.
Der Schuh des Manitu
87 min | 2001 |
6.7 (16915 votes)
|
7.63 (45 reviews)

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

20.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
135 min | 1976 |
7.8 (63866 votes)
|
8.71 (186 reviews)

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

21.
Lucky
88 min | 2017 |
7.3 (17750 votes)
|
8.19 (74 reviews)

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town.

22.
Hombre
111 min | 1967 |
7.4 (10895 votes)
|
8.29 (87 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.

23.
They Call Me Trinity
115 min | 1970 |
7.5 (19110 votes)
|
8.37 (44 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.

24.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
90 min | 1949 |
7.3 (15436 votes)
|
8.16 (90 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.

25.
The Wild Bunch
135 min | 1969 |
7.9 (75866 votes)
|
8.75 (260 reviews)

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

26.
Destry Rides Again
95 min | 1939 |
7.7 (9865 votes)
|
8.55 (70 reviews)

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

27.
The Ox-Bow Incident
75 min | 1942 |
8.0 (20349 votes)
|
8.84 (124 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.

28.
Dead Birds
91 min | 2004 |
5.6 (9665 votes)
|
6.43 (123 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.

29.
Midnight Cowboy
113 min | 1969 |
7.8 (98289 votes)
|
8.63 (320 reviews)

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

30.
Hud
112 min | 1963 |
7.8 (18969 votes)
|
8.63 (129 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.

31.
Let the Bullets Fly
132 min | 2010 |
7.3 (9036 votes)
|
8.12 (32 reviews)

In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman.

32.
El Dorado
126 min | 1967 |
7.6 (23544 votes)
|
8.4 (103 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.

33.
Young Guns II
104 min | 1990 |
6.5 (30290 votes)
|
7.28 (65 reviews)

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

34.
Ride the High Country
94 min | 1962 |
7.5 (11777 votes)
|
8.24 (119 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.

35.
Winchester '73
92 min | 1950 |
7.6 (16298 votes)
|
8.34 (81 reviews)

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

36.
3 Godfathers
106 min | 1948 |
7.1 (8092 votes)
|
7.82 (58 reviews)

Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

37.
The Gunfighter
85 min | 1950 |
7.7 (9267 votes)
|
8.4 (77 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.

38.
High Plains Drifter
105 min | 1973 |
7.5 (48499 votes)
|
8.19 (174 reviews)

A gun fighting stranger 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.

39.
Geronimo: An American Legend
115 min | 1993 |
6.5 (8793 votes)
|
7.19 (43 reviews)

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

40.
Forsaken
90 min | 2015 |
6.3 (9983 votes)
|
6.98 (76 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.

41.
The Warrior's Way
100 min | 2010 |
6.3 (25019 votes)
|
6.98 (102 reviews)

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

42.
The Cowboys
134 min | 1972 |
7.4 (12774 votes)
|
8.08 (79 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.

43.
Cat Ballou
97 min | 1965 |
6.8 (12977 votes)
|
7.47 (75 reviews)

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

44.
The Great Silence
105 min | 1968 |
7.7 (13455 votes)
|
8.37 (90 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.

45.
Dances with Wolves
181 min | 1990 |
8.0 (234314 votes)
|
8.66 (401 reviews)

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

46.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
126 min | 1948 |
8.2 (110996 votes)
|
8.85 (227 reviews)

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

47.
The Hunt
90 min | 2020 |
6.5 (48019 votes)
|
7.15 (666 reviews)

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

48.
Bad Girls
99 min | 1994 |
5.2 (11454 votes)
|
5.83 (41 reviews)

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

49.
The Dark Valley
115 min | 2014 |
7.1 (11586 votes)
|
7.73 (57 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.

50.
Once Upon a Time in the West
165 min | 1968 |
8.5 (293702 votes)
|
9.13 (609 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.

Top 14 overrated western movies

01.
Meek's Cutoff
104 min | 2010 |
6.5 (11862 votes)
|
4.55 (112 reviews)

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

02.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (34775 votes)
|
5.59 (282 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 (13316 votes)
|
5.34 (185 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 (1312143 votes)
|
7.01 (1390 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 (9521 votes)
|
4.99 (64 reviews)

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

06.
The Magnificent Seven
132 min | 2016 |
6.9 (180517 votes)
|
6.15 (439 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.
El Topo
125 min | 1970 |
7.5 (24568 votes)
|
6.79 (98 reviews)

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

08.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (113739 votes)
|
6.62 (674 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.
The Sisters Brothers
122 min | 2018 |
7.0 (49188 votes)
|
6.4 (274 reviews)

In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli Sisters (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix), chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

10.
In a Valley of Violence
104 min | 2016 |
6.0 (14990 votes)
|
5.42 (127 reviews)

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

11.
Red Hill
95 min | 2010 |
6.4 (8098 votes)
|
5.93 (57 reviews)

A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

12.
Johnny Guitar
110 min | 1954 |
7.7 (15093 votes)
|
7.35 (103 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.
True Grit
110 min | 2010 |
7.6 (303745 votes)
|
7.28 (693 reviews)

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

14.
Bone Tomahawk
132 min | 2015 |
7.1 (81765 votes)
|
6.79 (419 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.