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1. The Big Gundown (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Western

Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 4,867

2. His Majesty O'Keefe (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A Yankee sea captain has adventures in paradise trying to become an entrepreneur in Micronesia.

Directors: Byron Haskin, Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, André Morell, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,070

3. Santa Fe (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Western

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter M. Thompson

Votes: 724

4. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,536

5. Harper (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

51 Metascore

Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill

Votes: 7,581

6. Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)

R | 100 min | Western

In 1864, mercenary Clyde MacKay leads a squad of hard-case cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command: infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal a million dollars in gold from the Union Army.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Chuck Connors, Frank Wolff, Franco Citti, Leo Anchóriz

Votes: 446

7. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Drama, War

An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 3,256

8. Gunpoint (1966)

Not Rated | 86 min | Western

A young, determined sheriff and his posse chase a gang of murderous train robbers, and a kidnapped woman into New Mexico.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Staley, Warren Stevens, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 409

9. Ride the High Country (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Western

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.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

Votes: 11,186

10. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 37,515

11. Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Drama, Romance

When peacemaking Apache chief Cochise dies, the Chiricahua Apaches are torn between following Cochise's peace loving son Taza and following the warlike renegade Apache warrior Geronimo.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Gregg Palmer, Rex Reason

Votes: 682

12. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,248

13. The Man Behind the Gun (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Western

An undercover government agent battles insurrectionists whose want Southern California to secede and become a slave state.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Randolph Scott, Patrice Wymore, Dick Wesson, Philip Carey

Votes: 494

14. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 11,611

15. His Name Was King (1971)

90 min | Western

A bounty hunter tracks a vicious gang of gunrunners across the border into Mexico.

Director: Giancarlo Romitelli | Stars: Richard Harrison, Anne Puskin, Goffredo Unger, Lorenzo Fineschi

Votes: 248

16. Riding Shotgun (1954)

Passed | 73 min | Western

When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 835 | Gross: $1.40M

17. Ambush Bay (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, War

A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mickey Rooney, James Mitchum, Peter Masterson

Votes: 476

18. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Jane Nigh

Votes: 403

19. Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, War, Western

In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw

Votes: 634

20. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Not Rated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed | Stars: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 13,863 | Gross: $13.68M

21. Fort Worth (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Western

Civil War veteran and former newspaper man Ned Britt returns back to Fort Worth after the war is over and finds himself fighting an old friend who's grown ambitious.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, David Brian, Phyllis Thaxter, Helena Carter

Votes: 549

22. Smoke Signal (1955)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Western

A suspected cavalry deserter proves to be resourceful in helping the surviving members of a fort, flee Indians along a dangerous river.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Dana Andrews, Piper Laurie, Rex Reason, William Talman

Votes: 266

23. Away All Boats (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, War

The story of a U.S. Naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, from 1943 to 1945.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams

Votes: 1,119

24. Colt .45 (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Western

Gun salesman Steve Farrell gets two of his new Colt .45 pistols stolen from him by ruthless killer Jason Brett but vows to recover them.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ruth Roman, Zachary Scott, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 759

25. Edge of Darkness (1943)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, War

After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman

Votes: 1,741

26. A Distant Trumpet (1964)

Approved | 117 min | Western

West Point graduate Lt. Hazard is posted to Fort Delivery, Arizona, where he has to deal with lax discipline, romantic complications, Apaches and his conflicting feelings toward the Indians.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Diane McBain, James Gregory

Votes: 748

27. Coffin Full of Dollars (1971)

83 min | Western, Action

There's a frontier feud on the border of Mexico. Outlaw Hagen's brothers have been killed by Nevada's Kid's family.

Director: Demofilo Fidani | Stars: Jack Betts, Gordon Mitchell, Ray Saunders, Simonetta Vitelli

Votes: 311

28. The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Approved | 83 min | War, Western

A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that it's not for him and tries to change his life.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, George Macready

Votes: 894

29. Gatling Gun (1968)

90 min | Adventure, Western, War

Richard Gatling wants to offer the machine gun he has invented to the government, but Tarpas has other ideas and kidnaps the man along with his prototype. Tanner then tries to track them down.

Director: Paolo Bianchini | Stars: John Ireland, Robert Woods, Evelyn Stewart, Claudie Lange

Votes: 189

30. Rails Into Laramie (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

A railroad sends an agent to Laramie to try to find out who is behind the efforts to stop the railroad from building its line into the area.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Joyce Mackenzie

Votes: 215

31. Sugarfoot (1951)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Romance, Western

Arriving in Arizona on a wagon train in 1866 former Confederate officer Jackson Redan partners with local businessman Don Miguel while their competitor Asa Goodhue is joined by opportunistic drifter Jacob Stint.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 170

32. Bombardier (1943)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, War

Major "Chick" Davis is convinced that high-level bombing will win the next war. He convinces the powers-that-be to set up a bombardier school. He efficiently sets about training the USAAF's first generation of high-level bombardiers.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Anne Shirley, Eddie Albert

Votes: 623

33. O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Western

In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, taking a safer route to the U.S. border in order to stop invading hostile Indians.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters, J. Carrol Naish, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 821

34. Johnny Hamlet (1968)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Western

Back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton learns that his father was murdered by Santana the bandit and that his mother Gertrude married his uncle Claude but Johnny is determined to find out the truth.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Andrea Giordana, Gilbert Roland, Horst Frank, Ennio Girolami

Votes: 407

35. The Bounty Hunter (1954)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Romance, Western

A bounty hunter, hired by Pinkerton, trails 3 unknown murderous train robbers to a town and finds a host of suspects.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dolores Dorn, Marie Windsor, Howard Petrie

Votes: 747

36. Apache Rifles (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western

A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of bringing in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Linda Lawson, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 429

37. Run of the Arrow (1957)

Approved | 86 min | Western

When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Rod Steiger, Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 1,767

38. Tall Man Riding (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Western

Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle, William Ching

Votes: 604

39. His Name Was Madron (1970)

GP | 90 min | Western

A nun, the only survivor of an Indian massacre of a wagon train, is taken in by a cantankerous old gunfighter.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Richard Boone, Leslie Caron, Gabi Amrani, Mosko Alkalai

Votes: 199

40. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 670 | Gross: $2.30M

41. Westbound (1959)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Romance, War

In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Michael Dante

Votes: 977



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