Top 50 underrated western movies

01.
The Frisco Kid
119 min | 1979 |
6.4 (8628 votes)
|
8.04 (51 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 (13654 votes)
|
8.04 (78 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 |
5.8 (15805 votes)
|
7.3 (76 reviews)

Two bumbling explorers hope to beat Lewis & Clarke to the Pacific Ocean as they race across America's western frontier in the early 1800's.

04.
City Slickers
113 min | 1991 |
6.8 (49875 votes)
|
8.19 (84 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.
Renegade
124 min | 2004 |
5.2 (10391 votes)
|
6.56 (118 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.

06.
All the Pretty Horses
116 min | 2000 |
5.8 (13050 votes)
|
7.06 (128 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.
Shane
118 min | 1953 |
7.6 (37132 votes)
|
8.86 (260 reviews)

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

08.
Blazing Saddles
93 min | 1974 |
7.7 (128137 votes)
|
8.93 (376 reviews)

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

09.
The Shootist
100 min | 1976 |
7.6 (22650 votes)
|
8.73 (143 reviews)

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

10.
Three Amigos!
104 min | 1986 |
6.5 (68858 votes)
|
7.59 (136 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.
Of Mice and Men
115 min | 1992 |
7.5 (40366 votes)
|
8.54 (167 reviews)

A nomadic farm worker looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend during the Great Depression.

12.
Support Your Local Sheriff!
92 min | 1969 |
7.5 (10424 votes)
|
8.53 (62 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.

13.
The Horse Whisperer
169 min | 1998 |
6.6 (39463 votes)
|
7.63 (204 reviews)

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

14.
Forsaken
90 min | 2015 |
6.3 (10759 votes)
|
7.32 (83 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.

15.
The Salvation
92 min | 2014 |
6.7 (36687 votes)
|
7.71 (126 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.
The Big Country
166 min | 1958 |
7.9 (16237 votes)
|
8.89 (162 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.
Casa de mi Padre
84 min | 2012 |
5.5 (20406 votes)
|
6.49 (76 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 Outlaw Josey Wales
135 min | 1976 |
7.8 (66842 votes)
|
8.77 (202 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.
Bad Girls
99 min | 1994 |
5.2 (11847 votes)
|
6.11 (39 reviews)

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

20.
Der Schuh des Manitu
87 min | 2001 |
6.7 (17613 votes)
|
7.6 (45 reviews)

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

21.
Geronimo: An American Legend
115 min | 1993 |
6.5 (9784 votes)
|
7.39 (46 reviews)

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

22.
They Call Me Trinity
115 min | 1970 |
7.5 (20473 votes)
|
8.38 (47 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.

23.
Lucky
88 min | 2017 |
7.3 (17750 votes)
|
8.18 (91 reviews)

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

24.
Dead Birds
91 min | 2004 |
5.6 (9970 votes)
|
6.48 (128 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.
Blackthorn
102 min | 2011 |
6.5 (9151 votes)
|
7.37 (49 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.

26.
The Ox-Bow Incident
75 min | 1942 |
8.0 (21227 votes)
|
8.85 (131 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.
Midnight Cowboy
113 min | 1969 |
7.8 (102975 votes)
|
8.64 (329 reviews)

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

28.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
90 min | 1949 |
7.3 (16260 votes)
|
8.14 (94 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.

29.
Lonely Are the Brave
107 min | 1962 |
7.6 (8299 votes)
|
8.43 (103 reviews)

A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

30.
Destry Rides Again
95 min | 1939 |
7.7 (10533 votes)
|
8.52 (75 reviews)

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

31.
The Hunt
90 min | 2020 |
6.5 (76986 votes)
|
7.32 (883 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.

32.
The Ridiculous 6
119 min | 2015 |
4.8 (45499 votes)
|
5.61 (252 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.

33.
The Wild Bunch
135 min | 1969 |
7.9 (78650 votes)
|
8.7 (277 reviews)

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

34.
Let the Bullets Fly
132 min | 2010 |
7.4 (9742 votes)
|
8.2 (34 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.

35.
The Cowboys
134 min | 1972 |
7.4 (13323 votes)
|
8.2 (85 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.

36.
Hud
112 min | 1963 |
7.8 (20107 votes)
|
8.58 (137 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.

37.
Hombre
111 min | 1967 |
7.4 (11567 votes)
|
8.18 (93 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.

38.
Winchester '73
92 min | 1950 |
7.6 (17136 votes)
|
8.37 (80 reviews)

A cowboy's obsession with a stolen rifle leads to a bullet-ridden odyssey through the American West.

39.
3 Godfathers
106 min | 1948 |
7.1 (8654 votes)
|
7.85 (63 reviews)

Three outlaws on the run risk their freedom and their lives to return a newborn to civilization.

40.
My Name Is Nobody
116 min | 1973 |
7.4 (23962 votes)
|
8.13 (82 reviews)

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

41.
Young Guns II
104 min | 1990 |
6.6 (31511 votes)
|
7.33 (67 reviews)

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

42.
The Dark Valley
115 min | 2014 |
7.1 (12200 votes)
|
7.83 (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.

43.
Cat Ballou
97 min | 1965 |
6.8 (13790 votes)
|
7.53 (79 reviews)

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

44.
The Warrior's Way
100 min | 2010 |
6.3 (25556 votes)
|
7.02 (106 reviews)

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

45.
Ride the High Country
94 min | 1962 |
7.5 (12368 votes)
|
8.22 (121 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.

46.
The Misfits
125 min | 1961 |
7.2 (17634 votes)
|
7.92 (116 reviews)

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

47.
High Plains Drifter
105 min | 1973 |
7.5 (50979 votes)
|
8.21 (183 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.

48.
Dances with Wolves
181 min | 1990 |
8.0 (245753 votes)
|
8.71 (437 reviews)

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

49.
The Great Silence
105 min | 1968 |
7.7 (14278 votes)
|
8.38 (95 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 Gunfighter
85 min | 1950 |
7.7 (10026 votes)
|
8.37 (81 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.

Top 13 overrated western movies

01.
Heaven's Gate
219 min | 1980 |
6.8 (14042 votes)
|
5.2 (190 reviews)

During the Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, a sheriff born into wealth does his best to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

02.
Meek's Cutoff
104 min | 2010 |
6.6 (12856 votes)
|
5.03 (129 reviews)

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

03.
Brimstone
148 min | 2016 |
7.1 (37540 votes)
|
5.67 (307 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 (1392019 votes)
|
7.28 (1518 reviews)

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

05.
The Magnificent Seven
132 min | 2016 |
6.9 (188608 votes)
|
6.06 (469 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 Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (128157 votes)
|
6.6 (732 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.

07.
The Duel
110 min | 2016 |
5.8 (10246 votes)
|
5.1 (70 reviews)

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

08.
El Topo
125 min | 1970 |
7.4 (26840 votes)
|
6.74 (106 reviews)

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

09.
First Cow
122 min | 2019 |
7.1 (11653 votes)
|
6.47 (113 reviews)

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

10.
The Sisters Brothers
122 min | 2018 |
7.0 (57553 votes)
|
6.53 (316 reviews)

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

11.
Johnny Guitar
110 min | 1954 |
7.6 (16026 votes)
|
7.2 (110 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.

12.
Red Hill
95 min | 2010 |
6.4 (8279 votes)
|
6.02 (58 reviews)

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

13.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
122 min | 1973 |
7.3 (18357 votes)
|
6.98 (104 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.