Stats from boxofficemojo.com these are ranked by the money they made. This list is NOT adjusted for inflation.
|Rank||Title||Studio||Lifetime Gross / Theaters||Opening / Theaters||Date|
|1||Dances with Wolves||Orion||$184,208,848||1,636||$598,257||14||11/9/90|
|5||Wild Wild West||WB||$113,804,681||3,342||$27,687,484||3,342||6/30/99|
|8||Cowboys & Aliens||Uni.||$100,240,551||3,754||$36,431,290||3,750||7/29/11|
|9||The Lone Ranger||BV||$89,302,115||3,904||$29,210,849||3,904||7/3/13|
|10||Back to the Future Part III||Uni.||$87,727,583||2,070||$19,089,645||2,019||5/25/90|
The next top ten list if from Rottentomatoes.com this is ranked by movie review critics and how many good vs bad reviews did they get?
|Rank||Tomatometer||Title||No. of Reviews|
|1.||100%||The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)||44|
|2.||97%||The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)||67|
|3.||100%||The Searchers (1956)||41|
|4.||96%||High Noon (1952)||47|
|5.||98%||The Wild Bunch (1969)||47|
|6.||96%||True Grit (2010)||259|
|7.||98%||Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)||54|
|8.||98%||A Fistful of Dollars (1964)||43|
The 10 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: by the Editors of American Cowboy Magazine
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
The Searchers (1956)
Red River (1948)
High Noon (1952)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Some of these lists are about 100 movies long. But look at some of these titles.
Greed (1924) Johnny Guitar (1954) I’ve never even heard those titles let alone seen the movies. Rango? Wasn’t that a cartoon? Back to the Future III? Well, okay I guess that’s a western but I’d have never thought of it. I think The Lone Ranger was a huge flop. Yes it made a lot of money but it cost so much it was considered and disaster.
Are your favorites on this list? If not, what’s your favorite western movie of all time? I’m sure they’re on the lists farthest down but I’m a huge Quigley Down Under fan. I love Silverado. Anything John Wayne…but possibly my favorite is The Sons of Katy Elder.
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