10 Best Western DVD Movies
The 10 best western DVD movies available takes some of the finest films in the genre and presents them on great DVD releases. These movies are some of the best films you will see, regardless of genre, and supplies viewers with hours of features to keep any western fan enthused and entertained.
- “Stagecoach” – John Ford made John Wayne a star in one of the best western DVD movies. The movie follows a group of individuals taking a stagecoach ride through dangerous Apache Indian territory. The best version to watch is the Criterion Collection released in 2010.
- “The Wild Bunch” – Sam Peckinpah created this film about a group of aging outlaws during their last stand on the Texas-Mexico border. The U.S. National Film Registry added the movie in 1999. An original Director’s Cut was released in 2009, remaining one of the best western DVD movies ever made.
- “The Magnificent Seven” – John Sturgis remade the Akira Kurosawa epic, “The Seven Samurai,” with this western movie. The film follows a group of gunmen who a town hires to protect them from bandits. A special edition DVD of the movie was released in 2008.
- “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” – Legendary screenwriter William Goldman won an Oscar for this movie, the first screenplay he ever sold. Paul Newman and Robert Redford stars as the legendary outlaws on the run from the law. The two-disc collector’s edition from 2006 is one of the best western DVD movies available.
- “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – Clint Eastwood starred in this spaghetti western as The Man With no Name and became a huge star. The movie follows three men searching for lost Confederate gold. A two-disc edition of this western DVD movie was released in 2004.
- “Unforgiven” – Clint Eastwood directed and starred in this movie about a retired outlaw who is drawn out of retirement and faces off with an evil, vindictive lawman. In 2002, a tenth anniversary edition of this western DVD movie was released with a ton of extra features.
- “The Searchers” – In what is considered John Wayne’s greatest movie, the Duke stars as a military man who hunts down the Indians who kidnapped his niece. The last shot of the movie, with Wayne framed by a door, is one of cinema’s greatest. A 50th anniversary edition DVD hit stores in 2006.
- “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” – A U.S. Senator arrives in town for the funeral of a man who no one knew much about. The senator then explains how this man, played by John Wayne, saved his life when they were younger. While there is not a special edition, this remains a great western DVD movie.
- “High Noon” – Gary Cooper stars as a lawman who stands up to defend his town from an evil criminal who is released from prison early. He finds he stands alone when the town he defends is too scared to stand by his side. A collector’s edition western DVD movie was released in 2008.
- “Tombstone” – In one of the most entertaining telling of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, “Tombstone” stars Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday. This western DVD movie received a special edition as a “Vista Series” release came out in 2002 with numerous extra features.