What are the best western movies on Netflix?

The old Wild West with its gun-toting, horseback-riding cowboys is over. A time of violent wanted men and excessive alcohol consumption. You can still experience it all though, with the best western movies on Netflix.

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    #1Hostiles

    Hostiles

    Hostiles is a western action film on Netflix based on a story by Donald E. Stewart. In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

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    Yuan Cao
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "The story was riveting and intense, the acting was spot on, and the cinematography was masterful. A must-watch for any Western movie fan."
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    #2The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight is a western movie on Netflix set years after the Civil War, a bounty hunter, and his captive are waylaid by a Wyoming blizzard and hole up in a way station with six others.

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    Raymond Franklin
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "This one is an instant classic that captures the grit of those chaotic and violent times. If you're looking for a Western movie on Netflix, this should be on the top of your list."
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    #3Casa de mi Padre

    Casa de mi Padre

    Casa de mi Padre is a western-inspired movie starring Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna. This movie is one of the more Western movies on Netflix and stars Will Ferrell. This comedy is about a Mexican clan trying to rescue their ranch from greedy creditors.

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    $7.99- 1 month. Free trial available

    Scott Hunt
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "It was nothing special but it was okay. It was a funny film with humor that only Will Ferrell could provide. Worth watching at least once."

DID YOU KNOW?

The Wild West only lasted for about 30 years? The era that is known as the Wild West, or the American Frontier, began after the Civil War in 1865 and ended around 1895. The west of the Mississippi River during the late 1800s had many untamed territories. It's known for its lawlessness that resulted in wild and rowdy behavior as people claim. It was, in fact, only normal colonial culture and behavior during those times. That didn't stop people from making grandiose stories about it. That sense of independence and complete disregard for any and all action. It's one of the things that resonates and fascinates people.

Hollywood glamorized the whole thing, even the term "cowboys" was not what it seemed. They were instead called cattlemen that did hard labor. They also didn't wear cowboy hats and only had 1 set of clothes until they tore. Western movies were a big hit regardless of the facts. We would rather believe the glamorized version instead of the truth and the was okay. It was all for the sake of good entertainment and that's never a bad thing. It also brought about films called "spaghetti westerns". These were Italian-made Western films and was quite popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, it's quite easy to watch these films online with services like Netflix. Western movies on Netflix range from the old, often-told tales to modern classics. If you've been a long-time fan or new to the Western, there is something to meet anyone's curiosity.

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    #4Slow West

    Slow West

    Slow West is one of the few and the best Western movies on Netflix that you will find. The film styars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn. Determined to find the woman he loves, a Scottish teenager braves the Western frontier of 19th-century America.

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    Lei Xu
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "A coming-of-age love story that takes influence from the Western films of old. It was more endearing than it was gritty. Give it a shot."
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    #5The Salvation

    The Salvation

    The Salvation is a Netflix western movie starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green. It centers in the old west, where a Danish homesteader avenges the murder of his wife and son, only to unleash a gang leader's brutal fury.

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    Andrew Carpenter
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "Spaghetti Westerns were familiar territory to me but I was still surprised by this movie. I didn't think that a Danish Western would be this good. The entire cast was spot on and delivered great performances. One of the great Western movies on Netflix to check out."
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    #6Wind River

    Wind River

    Wild River is a suspense and drama film about a veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation. It's one of the popular Western movies on Netflix.

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    Joshua Boyd
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "I didn't think much of it but I was pleasantly surprised by this film. It's not exactly a Western film in the old sense but it does have kind of the same vibe and feel. It was a great suspense thriller overall."
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    #7Cold Mountain

    Cold Mountain

    Cold Mountain is a western movie starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger. This drama follows a wounded Civil War soldier making the long journey home, while his faraway love fights for survival on her deceased father's farm.

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    Michelle Howard
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "Love in a time of war is what comes to mind when trying to describe this film. A tale of hope, second chances, and ultimately, redemption. Go watch it now."
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    #8The Homesman

    The Homesman

    The Homesman was a Netflix Western movie that tells the story of a pious pioneer woman enlisting the help of a drifter to transport three women driven mad by harsh frontier life across the Nebraska Territories to Iowa.

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    Rebecca Russell
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "It's no secret that there was a prevalent inequality between men and women during those times. Watching this film was such a surprise for me and I felt proud of its main heroine. Worth a watch."

Summary

Best What are the best western movies on Netflix
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HostilesMovies 21 Paid
2The Hateful EightMovies 13 Paid
3Casa de mi PadreMovies 7 Paid
4Slow WestMovies 5 Paid
5The SalvationMovies 4 Paid
6Wind RiverMovies 3 Paid
7Cold MountainMovies 3 Paid
8The HomesmanMovies 2 Paid
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