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Westerns

The American West has always fascinated movie goers, even though much of the Old West never was. Russian nobility toured, eccentric Englishwomen toured, and authors wrote wild stories that seeped into the minds of us all. Gunslingers, cattle rustlers and savage Indians are part of the myth. Other iconic elements include the hanging tree, stetsons amd spurs, lassos and Colt 45s, stagecoaches, gamblers, long-horned cattle and cattle drives, prostitutes (or madams) with a heart of gold, and more. Alice's Westerns, or Cowboy Films are listed alphabetically below, be sure to check out 'Spaghetti Westerns' sub-featured in green on the left, and 'TV Westerns' under 'Television Shows'.

Broken Arrow (1950)

7.2/10
Director: Delmer Daves
Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Cavalry scout James Stewart befriends the legendary Cochise in striking an accord between the Apache and settlers in this superior western. Read more

Broken Lance (1954)

7/10
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark

An Oscar-winning story starring Spencer Tracy as a rancher confronted with losing his cattle empire and seeing his family broken apart. Read more

Broken Trail (2006)

7.8/10
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi, Chris Mulkey, Rusty Schwimmer

Set in 1898, Print Ritter (Robert Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Thomas Haden Church) become the reluctant guardians of five abused and a... Read more

Brothers in Arms (2005)

2.3/10
Director: Jean-Claude La Marre
Starring: David Carradine, Kenya Moore, Gabriel Casseus, Kurupt

Set at the end of the Civil War, this wildly inventive western follows a band of outlaws as they plan a daring bank heist in a small lawless town. Qui... Read more

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

7/10
Director: Budd Boetticher
Starring: Randolph Scott, Jennifer Holden, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley

In the town of Agry, many of the founding family members are at each others throats. Into the befuddled blood feud rides Tom Buchanan (Scott). When th... Read more

Buck and the Preacher (1972)

6.4/10
Director: Sidney Poitier
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell

An immensely satisfying western that marked Poitier's directing debut and his first screen pairing with Harry Belafonte. Set in the West after The Civ... Read more

Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1977)

6.2/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Joel Grey

(Aka 'Sitting Bull's History Lesson'). Robert Altman's quirky satiric salute to American showmanship, the wild west and its stars: Buffalo Bill, Annie... Read more

Buffalo Girls (1995)

6.8/10
Director: Rod Hardy
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Coyote, Jack Palance, Re...

Revolves around the lifelong friendship of frontierswoman Calamity Jane (Anjelica Huston) and madame Dora Du Fresne (Melanie Griffith) in the period b... Read more

Bullet for a Badman (1964)

6.5/10
Director: R G Springsteen
Starring: Audie Murphy, Darren McGavin, Skip Homeier, Ruta Lee

In Bullet for a Badman, Logan Keliher is framed for murder by one time friend Sam Ward. Keliher escapes to seek out justice and to reclaim his former... Read more

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

5.7/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: Jeff Corey, Tom Berenger, William Katt

William Katt and Tom Berenger star in this prequel to the classic 1969 Western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Made a decade after the origin... Read more