Best Classic Westerns Available to Stream from Home

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20. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
> Available on: Criterion Channel
> IMDb Rating: 7.3/10 (7,222 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 81% (1,646 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 91% (11 reviews)
> Director: John Sturges

“The Last Train from Gun Hill” stars Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn as two old friends who have taken different paths in life. Matt Morgan (Douglas) has become a U.S. Marshall living in a small town with his wife and son while Craig Belden (Quinn) has become a wealthy cattle rancher who runs the town of Gun Hill. Morgan’s world is shattered when two young cowboys rаpe and murder his wife. His son escapes the attack on one of the cowboys’ horses, bringing with him a unique saddle that leads Morgan to Gun Hill.

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19. True Grit (1969)
> Available on: Hulu Plus, Paramount+
> IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 (45,503 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 84% (26,192 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (55 reviews)
> Director: Henry Hathaway

Starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and Kim Darby, “True Grit” tells a story of revenge and justice. Mattie Ross’s father is murdered, and she sets out to track down the man who did it. She enlists the services of volatile U.S. marshal Rueben “Rooster” Cogburn, and the pair are joined by a Texas Ranger. They begin to track their adversary across the vast American West, unraveling a web of crime and treachery.

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18. Hud (1963)
> Available on: Amazon Prime
> IMDb Rating: 7.8/10 (20,859 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 89% (8,455 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 83% (30 reviews)
> Director: Martin Ritt

“Hud” is a Western that isn’t drenched in blood but instead focuses on the struggle involved in scraping out a living as a rancher in a desolate land. Hud Bannon, played by Paul Newman, is an overly confident young man who lives on a ranch with his family. He constantly clashes with his father and serves as a role model of sorts for his younger nephew. Crisis erupts on the ranch when cattle start dying from disease and father and son must make tough decisions.

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17. Dances with Wolves (1990)
> Available on: Netflix, Fubo TV, Amazon Prime
> IMDb Rating: 8/10 (250,448 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 87% (213,805 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 83% (76 reviews)
> Director: Kevin Costner

“Dances with Wolves”” is a Western epic starring Kevin Costner as a Union Army soldier during the Civil War. In 1865, John Dunbar (Costner), is almost killed in battle after a suicidal charge at Confederate troops. After his brush with death, he asks for a transfer to the Western frontier. In his new post he is deeply isolated from the rest of the military and begins a relationship with a local Native American tribe.

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16. Shenandoah (1965)
> Available on: Tubi
> IMDb Rating: 7.3/10 (8,351 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 79% (6,128 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 100% (6 reviews)
> Director: Andrew V. McLaglen

“Shenandoah” is a Civil War movie that shows how damaging war can be for everyone. Patriarch Charlie Andersen has six sons and a daughter wholive on the family farm in Virginia. As the war begins to creep closer to their home, some of the sons want to join the cause. However, Charlie refuses to let them go, saying they will only fight if the war comes to their doorstep. Soon the family is caught up in the conflict as it unleashes violence on the land.