Top 50 War, Western Movies and TV Shows



1. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 133,346 | Gross: $66.64M

2. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 113,787 | Gross: $49.55M

3. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 22,342

4. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.8
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55 Metascore

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 9,386 | Gross: $9.27M

5. The Alamo (1960)

Passed | 162 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 13,168 | Gross: $17.26M

6. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | Drama, War, Western

7.7
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77 Metascore

An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 26,462

7. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.0
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Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin

Votes: 21,390

8. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 8,389

9. The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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47 Metascore

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Jason Patric

Votes: 18,609 | Gross: $22.41M

10. The General (1926)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 71,822

11. Major Dundee (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western

6.8
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62 Metascore

In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn

Votes: 6,383 | Gross: $0.01M

12. The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Romance, War

6.4
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Union Army deserter, Lt. Hewitt, trains a rag tag band of all-female homesteaders to defend themselves against a Comanche tribe on the warpath.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 949

13. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 8,444

14. Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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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: 666

15. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5,813

16. Seraphim Falls (2006)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott

Votes: 27,715 | Gross: $0.42M

17. Seminole Uprising (1955)

Approved | 74 min | War, Western

5.2
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Cavalry Lieutenant Can Elliott is ordered to bring in Seminole Indian chief Black Cat, who is leading his tribe in a campaign of terror and bloodshed. Black Cat kidnaps Susan Hannah, ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: George Montgomery, Karin Booth, William Fawcett, Steven Ritch

Votes: 132

18. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 5,082 | Gross: $1.00M

19. 100 Rifles (1969)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.0
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In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, native revolutionary Yaqui Joe robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people, but finds himself sought by an American lawman and the Mexican Army.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 2,573

20. Mohawk (2017)

91 min | Action, Drama, History

4.5
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70 Metascore

Late in the War of 1812, a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.

Director: Ted Geoghegan | Stars: Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Eamon Farren, Justin Rain

Votes: 976

21. Far from Men (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

7.2
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74 Metascore

Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director: David Oelhoffen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin

Votes: 5,859

22. Ride with the Devil (I) (1999)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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69 Metascore

During the American Civil War, two friends join the Bushwhackers, a militant group loyal to the Confederacy.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel Kilcher, Jeremy W. Auman

Votes: 12,239 | Gross: $0.63M

23. Custer of the West (1967)

G | 143 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 1,130

24. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 1,938

25. Raintree County (1957)

Approved | 160 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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A student falls in love with a Southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 3,163

26. Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western

7.4
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During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral, but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 7,273

27. Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 2,828

28. Rough Riders (1997– )

240 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish-American War.

Stars: Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson

Votes: 1,678

29. Rio Conchos (1964)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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A former Confederate officer and a Mexican try to prevent a former Confederate colonel from selling stolen rifles to renegade Apaches in Mexico.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Franciosa, Wende Wagner

Votes: 1,475

30. They Came to Cordura (1959)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.5
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An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommend soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter

Votes: 1,702

31. Journey to Shiloh (1968)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

5.7
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At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

Director: William Hale | Stars: James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott, Don Stroud

Votes: 733

32. Villa Rides (1968)

R | 125 min | War, Western

6.5
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Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Maria Grazia Buccella, Charles Bronson

Votes: 1,629 | Gross: $2.64M

33. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 2,915

34. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.5
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In 1818 Alabama, French settlers are pitted against greedy land-grabber Blake Randolph but Kentucky militiaman John Breen, who's smitten with French gal Fleurette De Marchand, comes to the settlers' aid.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 2,600

35. The Last of the Mohicans (1936)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 1,045

36. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 2,974

37. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | History, War, Western

6.5
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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 639

38. Adiós, Sabata (1970)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, War, Western

6.0
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Master gunslinger Sabata helps a band of Mexican revolutionaries steal a wagon-load of gold.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Yul Brynner, Dean Reed, Ignazio Spalla, Gérard Herter

Votes: 1,601

39. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 5,310

40. Springfield Rifle (1952)

Approved | 93 min | War, Western

6.7
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Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,545

41. The Wild West (2006– )

180 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.6
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A recreation of the 30 seconds of the gunfight at the O. K. Corral based on court records, letters and newspaper reports.

Stars: Michael Praed, David Leon, Liam Cunningham, Toby Stephens

Votes: 82

42. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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During the Civil War Union spy Andrews and his men volunteer to steal a Confederate train and drive it to Union territory while destroying the Confederate railway system along the way.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York, John Lupton

Votes: 931

43. War Arrow (1953)

Passed | 78 min | Romance, War, Western

5.8
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Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, John McIntire, Suzan Ball

Votes: 630 | Gross: $1.40M

44. The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Approved | 83 min | War, Western

5.9
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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: 882

45. Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1971)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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A self-proclaimed Russian prince, a Mexican bandit and a radical Irish female journalist team up during the Mexican Revolution to find fortune and notoriety.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave, Horst Janson

Votes: 389

46. Two-Fisted Tales (1992 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.9
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Stories of an Old West gunfighter's last stand, a drag racer whose past comes back to haunt him, and WWI soldier's cowardice are introduced by the foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush. All segments were also in "Tales from the Crypt."

Directors: Richard Donner, Tom Holland, Robert Zemeckis | Stars: William Sadler, David Morse, Neil Giuntoli, Roderick Cook

Votes: 485

47. Two Flags West (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 593

48. The Plainsman (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.9
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,813

49. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish, and other immigrants of the Catholic religion, who deserted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

Votes: 1,016 | Gross: $0.23M

50. Salome Where She Danced (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, War

5.7
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A Viennese ballerina is forced to flee to Arizona during the Franco-Prussian War, where she proceeds to vamp numerous men in order to get what she wants.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak

Votes: 197


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