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The Searchers

Directed by John Ford | 119 min | 1956

A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.


The Wild Bunch

Directed by Sam Peckinpah | Rated R | 145 min | 1969

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


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by John Huston | 126 min | 1948

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.


Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by Sergio Leone | Rated PG-13 | 175 min | 1968

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.


Unforgiven

Directed by Clint Eastwood | Rated R | 131 min | 1992

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.


Stagecoach

Directed by John Ford | 96 min | 1939

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.


High Noon

Directed by Fred Zinnemann | Rated PG | 85 min | 1952

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by Sergio Leone | 161 min | 1966

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.


Dances with Wolves

Directed by Kevin Costner | Rated PG-13 | 181 min | 1990

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


The Power of the Dog

Directed by Jane Campion | Rated R | 126 min | 2021

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.


McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Directed by Robert Altman | Rated R | 120 min | 1971

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.


Shane

Directed by George Stevens | 118 min | 1953

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


First Cow

Directed by Kelly Reichardt | Rated PG-13 | 122 min | 2019

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.


Rio Bravo

Directed by Howard Hawks | 141 min | 1959

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.


My Darling Clementine

Directed by John Ford | 97 min | 1946

A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by John Ford | 123 min | 1962

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.


Blazing Saddles

Directed by Mel Brooks | Rated R | 93 min | 1974

To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.


Johnny Guitar

Directed by Nicholas Ray | 110 min | 1954

A strong willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob, when she helps a wounded gang member.


Heaven's Gate

Directed by Michael Cimino | Rated R | 325 min | 1980

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.


The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by William A. Wellman | 75 min | 1943

When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men.


The Rider

Directed by Chloé Zhao | Rated R | 104 min | 2017

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.


Django Unchained

Directed by Quentin Tarantino | Rated R | 165 min | 2012

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


The Far Country

Directed by Anthony Mann | 97 min | 1954

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.


Cimarron

Directed by Wesley Ruggles | 123 min | 1931

A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.


For a Few Dollars More

Directed by Sergio Leone | 132 min | 1965

Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.


Hell or High Water

Directed by David Mackenzie | Rated R | 102 min | 2016

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

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