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My Top Westerns

The following is my current list of favourite Westerns, 21 of them:


Canyon Passage (1946) – Director: Jacques Tourneur; Stars Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward

Ramrod (1947) – Director: Andre de Toth; Stars Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake

Pursued (1947) – Director: Raoul Walsh; Stars Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Dean Jagger

Rawhide (1951) – Director: Henry Hathaway; Stars Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger

Bend of the River (1952) – Director: Anthony Mann; stars James Stewart, Julie Adams, Arthur Kennedy

Shane (1953) – Director: George Stevens; Stars Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jean Arthur, Jack Palance

The Man From Laramie (1955) – Director: Anthony Mann; Stars James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Seven Men from Now (1956) – Director: Budd Boetticher; Stars Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin

The Searchers (1956) – Director: John Ford; Stars John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond

3 10 to Yuma (1957) – Director: Delmer Daves; Stars Glenn Ford, Van Heflin

Rio Bravo (1959) – Director: Howard Hawks; Stars John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson

Comanche Station (1960) – Director: Budd Boetticher; Stars Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins

Ride the High Country (1962) – Director: Sam Peckinpah; Stars Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea

Will Penny (1968) – Director: Tom Gries; Stars Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett

True Grit (1969) – Director: Henry Hathaway; Stars John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Strother Martin

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Director: George Roy Hill; Stars Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross, Strother Martin

Conagher (1991) Director: Reynaldo Villalobos; Stars Sam Elliott, Katherine Ross

Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) Director Walter Hill; Stars Gene Hackman, Jason Patric, Wes Studi, Robert Duvall

Riders of the Purple Sage (1996) Director Charles Haid; Stars Ed Harris, Amy Madigan


Open Range (2003) – Director: Kevin Costner; Stars Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening.

True Grit (2010) – Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen; Stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld