Top 50 underrated western movies

01.
The Frisco Kid
119 min | 1979 |
6.4 (8077 votes)
|
8.63 (45 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 (12202 votes)
|
7.9 (60 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 (14858 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 (44229 votes)
|
8.05 (70 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 (34091 votes)
|
8.92 (230 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 (12499 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 (117842 votes)
|
8.89 (334 reviews)

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

08.
The Ridiculous 6
119 min | 2015 |
4.8 (39912 votes)
|
5.98 (194 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.

09.
Renegade
124 min | 2004 |
5.2 (10024 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.

10.
¡Three Amigos!
104 min | 1986 |
6.5 (62804 votes)
|
7.61 (122 reviews)

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

11.
Geronimo: An American Legend
115 min | 1993 |
6.5 (8184 votes)
|
7.58 (41 reviews)

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

12.
The Horse Whisperer
169 min | 1998 |
6.6 (37100 votes)
|
7.67 (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.

13.
Lucky
88 min | 2017 |
7.3 (15542 votes)
|
8.35 (69 reviews)

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

14.
Blackthorn
102 min | 2011 |
6.5 (8653 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.
Casa de mi Padre
84 min | 2012 |
5.5 (19325 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.

16.
The Shootist
100 min | 1976 |
7.7 (20561 votes)
|
8.7 (133 reviews)

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

17.
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
116 min | 1994 |
5.5 (16965 votes)
|
6.46 (36 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.

18.
The Big Country
166 min | 1958 |
7.9 (14243 votes)
|
8.83 (142 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.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
90 min | 1949 |
7.3 (14536 votes)
|
8.23 (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.

20.
The Wild Bunch
135 min | 1969 |
7.9 (73252 votes)
|
8.81 (243 reviews)

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

21.
Support Your Local Sheriff!
92 min | 1969 |
7.5 (9266 votes)
|
8.4 (50 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.

22.
Bad Girls
99 min | 1994 |
5.2 (11069 votes)
|
6.09 (37 reviews)

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

23.
The Salvation
92 min | 2014 |
6.7 (33640 votes)
|
7.58 (112 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.

24.
Dead Birds
91 min | 2004 |
5.6 (9321 votes)
|
6.47 (118 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.

25.
Destry Rides Again
95 min | 1939 |
7.7 (9308 votes)
|
8.56 (64 reviews)

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

26.
The Dark Valley
115 min | 2014 |
7.1 (10885 votes)
|
7.94 (49 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.

27.
They Call Me Trinity
113 min | 1970 |
7.5 (17686 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.

28.
Hombre
111 min | 1967 |
7.4 (10194 votes)
|
8.22 (86 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.

29.
Midnight Cowboy
113 min | 1969 |
7.8 (92709 votes)
|
8.61 (296 reviews)

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

30.
One-Eyed Jacks
141 min | 1961 |
7.1 (8923 votes)
|
7.89 (76 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.

31.
The Ox-Bow Incident
75 min | 1942 |
8.0 (19404 votes)
|
8.78 (120 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.

32.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
135 min | 1976 |
7.9 (60076 votes)
|
8.68 (171 reviews)

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

33.
El Dorado
126 min | 1967 |
7.6 (22185 votes)
|
8.38 (93 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.

34.
My Name Is Nobody
116 min | 1973 |
7.5 (21427 votes)
|
8.26 (73 reviews)

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

35.
Winchester '73
92 min | 1950 |
7.7 (15392 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.

36.
High Plains Drifter
105 min | 1973 |
7.5 (46189 votes)
|
8.22 (162 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.

37.
Hud
112 min | 1963 |
7.9 (17836 votes)
|
8.61 (120 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.

38.
The Gunfighter
85 min | 1950 |
7.7 (8504 votes)
|
8.41 (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.

39.
Der Schuh des Manitu
87 min | 2001 |
6.7 (16316 votes)
|
7.4 (42 reviews)

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

40.
Ride the High Country
94 min | 1962 |
7.5 (11189 votes)
|
8.2 (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.

41.
Forsaken
90 min | 2015 |
6.3 (9437 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.

42.
Young Guns II
104 min | 1990 |
6.5 (28961 votes)
|
7.18 (61 reviews)

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

43.
Dances with Wolves
181 min | 1990 |
8.0 (224335 votes)
|
8.66 (373 reviews)

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

44.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
130 min | 2008 |
7.3 (31193 votes)
|
7.94 (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.

45.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
126 min | 1948 |
8.2 (105599 votes)
|
8.82 (209 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.

46.
The Warrior's Way
100 min | 2010 |
6.3 (24494 votes)
|
6.92 (97 reviews)

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

47.
The Long Riders
100 min | 1980 |
7.0 (9062 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.

48.
Jeremiah Johnson
108 min | 1972 |
7.6 (26488 votes)
|
8.21 (112 reviews)

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

49.
Rooster Cogburn
108 min | 1975 |
6.9 (9996 votes)
|
7.5 (43 reviews)

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

50.
The Rider
104 min | 2017 |
7.5 (9806 votes)
|
8.1 (94 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.

Top 14 overrated western movies

01.
Meek's Cutoff
104 min | 2010 |
6.5 (10673 votes)
|
4.73 (105 reviews)

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

02.
Django Unchained
165 min | 2012 |
8.4 (1242902 votes)
|
6.91 (1264 reviews)

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

03.
Brimstone: Erlöse uns von dem Bösen
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (31688 votes)
|
5.62 (241 reviews)

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

04.
Heaven's Gate
219 min | 1980 |
6.8 (12571 votes)
|
5.38 (175 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 (8751 votes)
|
4.88 (53 reviews)

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

06.
The Magnificent Seven
132 min | 2016 |
6.9 (171989 votes)
|
6.0 (413 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 (96093 votes)
|
6.45 (614 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 (13266 votes)
|
6.54 (49 reviews)

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

09.
El Topo
125 min | 1970 |
7.5 (22847 votes)
|
6.9 (95 reviews)

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

10.
Bone Tomahawk
132 min | 2015 |
7.1 (74276 votes)
|
6.58 (360 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.
The Sisters Brothers
122 min | 2018 |
7.0 (38751 votes)
|
6.57 (216 reviews)

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

12.
True Grit
110 min | 2010 |
7.6 (289308 votes)
|
7.21 (658 reviews)

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

13.
Joe Kidd
88 min | 1972 |
6.5 (15434 votes)
|
6.18 (61 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 (14188 votes)
|
7.38 (98 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.