Top 50 underrated western movies

01.
The Frisco Kid
119 min | 1979 |
6.4 (8385 votes)
|
8.53 (50 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 (13103 votes)
|
7.96 (73 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 (15525 votes)
|
7.3 (72 reviews)

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

04.
City Slickers
113 min | 1991 |
6.8 (47549 votes)
|
8.12 (80 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.
All the Pretty Horses
116 min | 2000 |
5.8 (12816 votes)
|
7.07 (127 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 (36394 votes)
|
8.85 (252 reviews)

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

07.
Blazing Saddles
93 min | 1974 |
7.7 (124287 votes)
|
8.92 (360 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 (10268 votes)
|
6.42 (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.

09.
The Horse Whisperer
169 min | 1998 |
6.6 (38579 votes)
|
7.77 (196 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 (21807 votes)
|
8.72 (141 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.
Support Your Local Sheriff!
92 min | 1969 |
7.5 (10009 votes)
|
8.58 (57 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.

12.
Of Mice and Men
115 min | 1992 |
7.5 (39666 votes)
|
8.57 (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.

13.
¬°Three Amigos!
104 min | 1986 |
6.5 (67057 votes)
|
7.54 (130 reviews)

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

14.
Blackthorn
102 min | 2011 |
6.5 (8911 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.

15.
The Big Country
166 min | 1958 |
7.9 (15512 votes)
|
8.86 (156 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.

16.
Casa de mi Padre
84 min | 2012 |
5.5 (20116 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.

17.
The Salvation
92 min | 2014 |
6.7 (35585 votes)
|
7.65 (120 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.

18.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
135 min | 1976 |
7.8 (64557 votes)
|
8.72 (190 reviews)

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

19.
Der Schuh des Manitu
87 min | 2001 |
6.7 (17065 votes)
|
7.62 (45 reviews)

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

20.
Let the Bullets Fly
132 min | 2010 |
7.3 (9199 votes)
|
8.19 (31 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.

21.
Destry Rides Again
95 min | 1939 |
7.7 (10047 votes)
|
8.57 (71 reviews)

Deputy sheriff Destry tames the town of Bottle Neck, including saloon singer Frenchy.

22.
The Ox-Bow Incident
75 min | 1942 |
8.0 (20559 votes)
|
8.85 (127 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.

23.
They Call Me Trinity
115 min | 1970 |
7.5 (19380 votes)
|
8.35 (45 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.
The Wild Bunch
135 min | 1969 |
7.9 (76486 votes)
|
8.73 (266 reviews)

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

25.
Midnight Cowboy
113 min | 1969 |
7.8 (99380 votes)
|
8.63 (324 reviews)

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

26.
Hombre
111 min | 1967 |
7.4 (10999 votes)
|
8.23 (91 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.

27.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
90 min | 1949 |
7.3 (15614 votes)
|
8.12 (92 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.

28.
Hud
112 min | 1963 |
7.8 (19191 votes)
|
8.61 (130 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.

29.
Lucky
88 min | 2017 |
7.3 (17750 votes)
|
8.11 (79 reviews)

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

30.
Young Guns II
104 min | 1990 |
6.5 (30578 votes)
|
7.3 (66 reviews)

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

31.
Dead Birds
91 min | 2004 |
5.6 (9759 votes)
|
6.4 (125 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.
Bad Girls
99 min | 1994 |
5.2 (11539 votes)
|
5.99 (40 reviews)

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

33.
The Warrior's Way
100 min | 2010 |
6.3 (25148 votes)
|
7.06 (103 reviews)

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

34.
Winchester '73
92 min | 1950 |
7.6 (16460 votes)
|
8.35 (82 reviews)

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

35.
Ride the High Country
94 min | 1962 |
7.5 (11896 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.

36.
Forsaken
90 min | 2015 |
6.3 (10206 votes)
|
7.04 (78 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.

37.
El Dorado
126 min | 1967 |
7.6 (23858 votes)
|
8.33 (107 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.

38.
The Ridiculous 6
119 min | 2015 |
4.8 (43592 votes)
|
5.52 (238 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.

39.
The Dark Valley
115 min | 2014 |
7.1 (11736 votes)
|
7.81 (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.

40.
High Plains Drifter
105 min | 1973 |
7.5 (49083 votes)
|
8.21 (175 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.

41.
The Misfits
125 min | 1961 |
7.2 (16982 votes)
|
7.91 (113 reviews)

A divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle.

42.
The Cowboys
134 min | 1972 |
7.4 (12914 votes)
|
8.1 (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.
The Gunfighter
85 min | 1950 |
7.7 (9415 votes)
|
8.4 (78 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.

44.
Dances with Wolves
181 min | 1990 |
8.0 (236434 votes)
|
8.69 (410 reviews)

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

45.
3 Godfathers
106 min | 1948 |
7.1 (8173 votes)
|
7.79 (60 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.

46.
Cat Ballou
97 min | 1965 |
6.8 (13137 votes)
|
7.48 (78 reviews)

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

47.
My Name Is Nobody
116 min | 1973 |
7.5 (22937 votes)
|
8.16 (77 reviews)

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

48.
The Hunt
90 min | 2020 |
6.5 (56861 votes)
|
7.15 (750 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.

49.
The Great Silence
105 min | 1968 |
7.7 (13633 votes)
|
8.34 (92 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.

50.
The Missing
137 min | 2003 |
6.5 (32807 votes)
|
7.13 (155 reviews)

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Top 13 overrated western movies

01.
Meek's Cutoff
104 min | 2010 |
6.5 (12182 votes)
|
4.75 (119 reviews)

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

02.
Heaven's Gate
219 min | 1980 |
6.8 (13484 votes)
|
5.25 (189 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.

03.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (35546 votes)
|
5.71 (286 reviews)

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

04.
Django Unchained
165 min | 2012 |
8.4 (1328966 votes)
|
7.07 (1423 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 Magnificent Seven
132 min | 2016 |
6.9 (182387 votes)
|
6.08 (459 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.

06.
The Duel
110 min | 2016 |
5.8 (9720 votes)
|
5.01 (64 reviews)

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

07.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (117269 votes)
|
6.63 (692 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.
El Topo
125 min | 1970 |
7.4 (24908 votes)
|
6.82 (101 reviews)

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

09.
The Sisters Brothers
122 min | 2018 |
7.0 (50748 votes)
|
6.44 (279 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.
Red Hill
95 min | 2010 |
6.4 (8144 votes)
|
5.93 (57 reviews)

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

11.
In a Valley of Violence
104 min | 2016 |
6.0 (15442 votes)
|
5.59 (139 reviews)

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

12.
Johnny Guitar
110 min | 1954 |
7.7 (15340 votes)
|
7.36 (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 (307006 votes)
|
7.29 (694 reviews)

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