Top 50 underrated western movies

01.
Almost Heroes
90 min | 1998 |
5.8 (14653 votes)
|
7.37 (71 reviews)

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

02.
City Slickers
113 min | 1991 |
6.7 (44229 votes)
|
8.03 (69 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.

03.
All the Pretty Horses
116 min | 2000 |
5.8 (12406 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.

04.
Urban Cowboy
132 min | 1980 |
6.3 (11940 votes)
|
7.6 (59 reviews)

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

05.
Shane
118 min | 1953 |
7.7 (33245 votes)
|
8.88 (228 reviews)

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

06.
The Ridiculous 6
119 min | 2015 |
4.8 (38723 votes)
|
5.97 (192 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.

07.
¡Three Amigos!
104 min | 1986 |
6.5 (62804 votes)
|
7.65 (119 reviews)

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

08.
Blazing Saddles
93 min | 1974 |
7.8 (115939 votes)
|
8.89 (333 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 (36722 votes)
|
7.68 (188 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.
Renegade
124 min | 2004 |
5.3 (9951 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.

11.
Casa de mi Padre
84 min | 2012 |
5.5 (19172 votes)
|
6.51 (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.

12.
The Shootist
100 min | 1976 |
7.7 (20143 votes)
|
8.7 (131 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.
Bad Girls
99 min | 1994 |
5.1 (10913 votes)
|
6.08 (37 reviews)

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

14.
Blackthorn
102 min | 2011 |
6.6 (8555 votes)
|
7.54 (43 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.
Hombre
111 min | 1967 |
7.4 (10194 votes)
|
8.32 (81 reviews)

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

16.
The Big Country
166 min | 1958 |
7.9 (13971 votes)
|
8.82 (141 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.

17.
Support Your Local Sheriff!
92 min | 1969 |
7.5 (9121 votes)
|
8.4 (49 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.

18.
Destry Rides Again
95 min | 1939 |
7.7 (9145 votes)
|
8.56 (64 reviews)

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

19.
The Dark Valley
115 min | 2014 |
7.1 (10643 votes)
|
7.95 (48 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.

20.
They Call Me Trinity
113 min | 1970 |
7.5 (17305 votes)
|
8.33 (42 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.

21.
The Wild Bunch
135 min | 1969 |
8.0 (72234 votes)
|
8.82 (242 reviews)

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

22.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
90 min | 1949 |
7.4 (14259 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.

23.
El Dorado
126 min | 1967 |
7.6 (21688 votes)
|
8.37 (89 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.

24.
My Name Is Nobody
116 min | 1973 |
7.5 (21053 votes)
|
8.27 (73 reviews)

A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

25.
Dead Birds
91 min | 2004 |
5.7 (9161 votes)
|
6.47 (116 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.

26.
The Ox-Bow Incident
75 min | 1942 |
8.0 (19096 votes)
|
8.76 (119 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.

27.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
135 min | 1976 |
7.9 (60076 votes)
|
8.64 (172 reviews)

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

28.
Winchester '73
92 min | 1950 |
7.7 (15177 votes)
|
8.42 (73 reviews)

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

29.
Young Guns II
104 min | 1990 |
6.5 (28435 votes)
|
7.21 (61 reviews)

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

30.
Der Schuh des Manitu
87 min | 2001 |
6.7 (16108 votes)
|
7.41 (42 reviews)

Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to ...

31.
Ride the High Country
94 min | 1962 |
7.5 (10974 votes)
|
8.21 (114 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.

32.
The Gunfighter
85 min | 1950 |
7.7 (8319 votes)
|
8.4 (68 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.

33.
Forsaken
90 min | 2015 |
6.3 (9202 votes)
|
6.98 (71 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.
The Salvation
92 min | 2014 |
6.7 (32876 votes)
|
7.37 (110 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.

35.
Greed
140 min | 1924 |
7.9 (8255 votes)
|
8.57 (61 reviews)

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

36.
One-Eyed Jacks
141 min | 1961 |
7.2 (8674 votes)
|
7.85 (75 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.

37.
Dances with Wolves
181 min | 1990 |
8.0 (220784 votes)
|
8.64 (370 reviews)

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

38.
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
116 min | 1994 |
5.5 (16965 votes)
|
6.14 (33 reviews)

One year after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and they set out to discover its secrets.

39.
Once Upon a Time in the West
165 min | 1968 |
8.5 (272426 votes)
|
9.13 (553 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.

40.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
126 min | 1948 |
8.2 (103535 votes)
|
8.82 (208 reviews)

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

41.
High Plains Drifter
105 min | 1973 |
7.6 (45229 votes)
|
8.21 (162 reviews)

A gunfighting 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.

42.
The Rider
104 min | 2017 |
7.5 (9806 votes)
|
8.1 (93 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.

43.
The Warrior's Way
100 min | 2010 |
6.3 (24275 votes)
|
6.89 (96 reviews)

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

44.
Rooster Cogburn
108 min | 1975 |
6.9 (9786 votes)
|
7.47 (43 reviews)

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

45.
Jeremiah Johnson
108 min | 1972 |
7.6 (25936 votes)
|
8.17 (113 reviews)

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.

46.
The Cowboys
134 min | 1972 |
7.4 (12045 votes)
|
7.96 (73 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.

47.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
130 min | 2008 |
7.3 (30698 votes)
|
7.83 (75 reviews)

The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.

48.
The Long Riders
100 min | 1980 |
7.1 (8900 votes)
|
7.62 (73 reviews)

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

49.
The Missouri Breaks
126 min | 1976 |
6.6 (8535 votes)
|
7.11 (62 reviews)

Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

50.
Young Guns
107 min | 1988 |
6.9 (50254 votes)
|
7.39 (111 reviews)

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Top 15 overrated western movies

01.
Meek's Cutoff
104 min | 2010 |
6.6 (10442 votes)
|
4.86 (104 reviews)

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

02.
Brimstone: Erlöse uns von dem Bösen
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (30545 votes)
|
5.6 (236 reviews)

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

03.
Django Unchained
165 min | 2012 |
8.4 (1212082 votes)
|
6.94 (1249 reviews)

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

04.
Heaven's Gate
219 min | 1980 |
6.8 (12207 votes)
|
5.37 (176 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.

05.
The Duel
110 min | 2016 |
5.8 (8367 votes)
|
4.83 (51 reviews)

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

06.
The Magnificent Seven
132 min | 2016 |
6.9 (168592 votes)
|
5.96 (407 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.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (87581 votes)
|
6.43 (602 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.

08.
The Sons of Katie Elder
122 min | 1965 |
7.2 (12967 votes)
|
6.55 (49 reviews)

Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.

09.
The Sisters Brothers
122 min | 2018 |
7.0 (32233 votes)
|
6.49 (209 reviews)

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

10.
El Topo
125 min | 1970 |
7.5 (22847 votes)
|
6.99 (92 reviews)

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

11.
True Grit
110 min | 2010 |
7.6 (284122 votes)
|
7.22 (656 reviews)

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

12.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
122 min | 1973 |
7.4 (16448 votes)
|
7.04 (93 reviews)

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

13.
Joe Kidd
88 min | 1972 |
6.5 (15129 votes)
|
6.15 (63 reviews)

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

14.
Johnny Guitar
110 min | 1954 |
7.7 (13857 votes)
|
7.36 (96 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.

15.
The Legend of Zorro
129 min | 2005 |
6.0 (86054 votes)
|
5.7 (222 reviews)

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), to take action.