Vote for Your Top 20 US Westerns


(John Welles) #1

Vote now for your twenty favourite American Westerns!

You know the drill by now troopers! Like the Official Spaghetti Western Top 20, it will be scored with #1 -25 points, #2 - 21 points, #3 -19 points, #4 - 17 points, etc, etc all the way down to #20 - 1 point!

All Westerns made in the United States from the dawn of cinema to today are eligible. Once we have around twenty five votes, I will draw up a points-based list and put it on the database, to be updated when needs must, to show users that if they love Spaghetti Westerns, these are the U.S. Westerns to watch! Start voting NOW!


The Last Western You Watched?
(ION BRITTON) #2

It’s my list from another thread and I’m reposting it here, it hasn’t changed much

  1. LAWMAN
  2. THE WILD BUNCH
  3. DOC
  4. THE HUNTING PARTY
  5. PAT GARRET AND BILLY THE KID
  6. TOMBSTONE
  7. HEAVEN’S GATE
  8. MACHO CALLAHAN
  9. THE CULPEPPER CATTLE COMPANY
  10. PALE RIDER
  11. THE HIRED HAND
  12. UNFORGIVEN
  13. THE SHOOTING
  14. HANG EM HIGH
  15. DAY OF THE OUTLAW
  16. THE DEADLY TRACKERS
  17. HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER
  18. CHATO’S LAND
  19. ULZANA’S RAID
  20. YELLOW SKY

(Stanton) #3

[quote=“John Welles, post:1, topic:3170”]Vote now for your twenty favourite American Westerns!

You know the drill by now troopers! Like the Official Spaghetti Western Top 20, it will be scored with #1 -20 points, #2 - 19 points, #3 -18 points, etc, etc all the way down to #20 - 1 point![/quote]

Actually the first 3 get in the SW list 25, 21 and 19 points. And then from 17 (for #4) down to 1.

But in the end it doesn’t make a great difference.


(ION BRITTON) #4

Question: Do mini TV-series count?


(John Welles) #5

No. Films only. And only American Westerns too, so no Eurowesterns or “contempory” Westerns like Hud or No Country for Old Men or The Treasure of the Sierre Madre.

Stanton Quote:

Actually the first 3 get in the SW list 25, 21 and 19 points. And then from 17 (for #4) down to 1.
I can alter it - I can see why you did that, to reward the top three the most.

(John Welles) #6

My Top Twenty American Westerns:

  1. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah/1969)
  2. High Noon (Fred Zinnemann/1952)
  3. One–Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando/1961)
  4. Stagecoach (John Ford/1939)
  5. The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann/1952)
  6. Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller/1957)
  7. Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher/1959)
  8. The Far Country (Anthony Mann/1954)
  9. Day of the Outlaw (André De Toth/1959)
  10. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford/1949)
  11. Major Dundee (Sam Peckinpah/1964)
  12. The Tall T (Budd Boetticher/1957)
  13. The True Story of Jesse James (Nicholas Ray/1957)
  14. Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah/1961)
  15. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray/1954)
  16. High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood/1972)
  17. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik/2007)
  18. Rancho Notorious (Fritz Lang/1952)
  19. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill/1969)
  20. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford/1962)

(chameleon) #7

Yeah, why not! Here it goes.

  1. THE WILD BUNCH(1969)
    2.THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN1960)
  2. THE SEARCHERS(1956)
    4, UNFORGIVEN(1992)
    5.TOMBSTONE(1998)
  3. SHANE(1953)
    7.THE BIG COUNTRY(1958)
    8.HIGH NOON(1952)
  4. VERA CRUZ(1954)
  5. WARLOCK(1959)
  6. MY DARLING CLEMENTINE(1946)
  7. WINCHESTER 73(1950)
  8. THE PROFESSIONALS(1966)
  9. LAWMAN(1971)
  10. THE MAN FROM LARAMIE(1955)
  11. TRUE GRIT(1969)
  12. YELLOW SKY(1948)
  13. THE VIOLENT MEN(1955)
  14. DODGE CITY(1939)
  15. HANG’EM HIGH(1968)

(ENNIOO) #8

A fine list their Ion :slight_smile:


(ION BRITTON) #9

Thanks, ENNIOO. We do have a common ground on some genres, I’m sure you already know that :slight_smile:


(scherpschutter) #10

Very difficult to bring the list of favorite westerns down to 20
Another thing is that I would be able to pick one film and call it my favorite. Talking about the spaghetti western, there are (for me) two movies way above the rest, in relation to the Almerican western it’s not that easy.

This is my list of 20 favorites, in chronological order (those in maroon are the Top 10):

1948 - Blood on the Moon
1948 - Fort Apache
1948 - The Paleface
1949 - Colorado Territory
1950 - The Gunfighter
1952 - High Noon
1953 - Shane
1955 - The Man from Laramie
1958 - Man of the West
1959 - Warlock
1959 - Ride Lonesome
1959 - Rio Bravo
1962 - The Man who shot Liberty Valence
1962 - Ride the High Country
1969 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1969 - Tell them Willie Boy is here
1970 - Monte Walsh
1970 - Little Big Man
1972 - Jeremiah Johnson
2010 - True Grit


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #11
  1. Outlaw Josey Wales
  2. True Grit (remake)
  3. 3:10 to Yuma (remake)
  4. Pale Rider
  5. Magnificent Seven
  6. Silverado
  7. High Plains Drifter
  8. Open Range
  9. Cowboys and Aliens
  10. Shanghai Noon
  11. Django Unchained
  12. The Gunfighter
  13. The Shootist
  14. Breakheart Pass
  15. Boss Nigger
  16. High Noon
  17. Quick and the Dead
  18. Buck and the Preacher
  19. Louis L’Amour’s Quick and the Dead
  20. Tombstone

This list will probably change as I see more American westerns.


(Bad Lieutenant) #12

Not a big fan of American westerns, but a list would look something like this:

  1. The Wild Bunch
  2. Posse from Hell
  3. High Noon
  4. 3:10 to Yuma
  5. El Dorado
  6. Unforgiven
  7. Gunfight at O.K. Corral
  8. High Plains Drifter
  9. 100 Rifles
  10. Blazing Saddles
  11. The Ox-Bow Incident
  12. Mackenna’s Gold
  13. The Badlanders
  14. Hour of the Gun
  15. Terror in a Texas Town
  16. The Hunting Party
  17. The Man from Laramie
  18. Tombstone
  19. The Quick and the Dead
  20. Zachariah

(chameleon) #13

@Posted by: scherpschutter
1948 - The Paleface

Interesting choice with that one, Scherps!
Is it for Bob Hope’s comic relief or for the sexy and sensual Jane Russell. :slight_smile:


(scherpschutter) #14
Is it for Bob Hope's comic relief or for the sexy and sensual Jane Russell ?

Both. I like Bob Hope and Jane’s strong ponts are obvious


(Cat Stevens) #15
  1. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  2. The Ox-Bow Incident
  3. The Searchers
  4. Little Big Man
  5. The Wild Bunch
  6. My Darling Clementine
  7. Rio Bravo
  8. Warlock
  9. True Grit (2010)
  10. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
  11. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  12. The Tin Star
  13. The Professionals
  14. Open Range
  15. The Outlaw Josey Wales
  16. Ballad of Cable Hogue
  17. The Long Riders
  18. High Plains Drifter
  19. Three Amigos
  20. Terror in a Texas Town

(I’d like to see you follow up with an “alternate” list for “modern” westerns (Bad Day at Black Rock), animations (Rango), and comedies (Paleface). I still included Three Amigos because, man, I love that movie.)


(chuck connors brother) #16
  1. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  2. Two Mules for Sister Sara
  3. The Searchers
  4. Duel at Diablo
  5. Posse (1975)
  6. Shane
  7. Last Train from Gun Hill
  8. Support Your Local Sheriff!
  9. Rio Bravo
  10. The Professionals
  11. High Plains Drifter
  12. The Man from Laramie
  13. The Wild Bunch
  14. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
  15. Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
  16. Lawman
  17. The Last Hard Men
  18. Unforgiven
  19. El Dorado
  20. Winchester '73

(Mickey13) #17

Nice choice, chuck connors brother :slight_smile:


(Cat Stevens) #18
Both. I like Bob Hope and Jane's strong ponts are obvious

Awesome! I love all three: Paleface, Son of Paleface, and Fancy Pants. In Son of, Roy Rogers has a rifle hidden in his guitar that, if I recall correctly, he cocks by running his hand up and down the neck. Coolest thing ever.

Terror in a Texas Town

Thought for sure I’d be the only one with this on their list!


(chuck connors brother) #19
Nice choice, chuck connors brother

Thanks, i’ve only seen the 1988 edit


(John Welles) #20

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:10, topic:3170”]1948 - Blood on the Moon
1948 - Fort Apache
1948 - The Paleface
1949 - Colorado Territory
1950 - The Gunfighter
1952 - High Noon
1953 - Shane
1955 - The Man from Laramie
1958 - Man of the West
1959 - Warlock
1959 - Ride Lonesome
1959 - Rio Bravo
1962 - The Man who shot Liberty Valence
1962 - Ride the High Country
1969 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1969 - Tell them Willie Boy is here
1970 - Monte Walsh
1970 - Little Big Man
1972 - Jeremiah Johnson
2010 - True Grit[/quote]
It’s a nice list Scherp, but I’m sure you’re appreciate that it will be quite hard for me count it, points-wise… ???

Bad Lieutenant Quote:

4. 3:10 to Yuma
Original or remake?