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Power Rankings: Best Westerns



Outlaws, duels, saloons, poker games, life on the prairie, and lots and lots of chewing tobacco. Is there a movie genre that is more overdone, but ruled the industry at its peak while also still having a great influence on countless films today than the western? Today, we pay tribute to the "most wanted" of these films in this list of the Best Westerns of all time.



#10



Title: Jeremiah Johnson

Release Date: September 10, 1962


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Plot: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.




#9



Title: High Noon

Release Date: July 30, 1952


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Plot: A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.




#8



Title: Once Upon A Time in the West

Release Date: July 4, 1969


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Plot: A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.




#7



Title: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Release Date: September 24, 1969


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Plot: Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.




#6



Title: The Magnificent Seven

Release Date: October 12, 1960


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Plot: Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.




#5



Title: True Grit

Release Date: June 21, 1969


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Plot: A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian Territory.




#4



Title: The Outlaw Josey Wales

Release Date: August 7, 1976


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Plot: Missouri farmer Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.




#3



Title: Tombstone

Release Date: December 25, 1993


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Plot: A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.




#2



Title: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Release Date: December 29, 1967


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Plot: 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.




#1



Title: Unforgiven

Release Date: August 7, 1992


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Plot: Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett).