Special Report

30 Best Western Films of All Time


To determine the best Western films of all time, 24/7 Wall St. created an index based on each film’s Rotten Tomatoes average critic rating, Rotten Tomatoes average audience rating from the film review site Rotten Tomatoes, and Internet Movie Database average user rating. To be considered, each film tagged as a Western on IMDb needed to have at least 10,000 combined IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes user ratings and 10 approved Tomatometer critic reviews. Films that were tagged as Westerns but considered as falling too far outside of the genre such as “The General” were removed at the discretion of 24/7 Wall St.

We averaged the user ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb and weighted each film by the number of votes they received. The combined user rating was then averaged with the Rotten Tomatoes critic rating.