Top Ten Westerns - with State title

by milam_ogden | created - 12 Mar 2013 | updated - 12 Mar 2013 | Public

I have been watching lots of western during the last couple of years. Here are my top 10 westerns that contain a state name. They are listed in ratings order, from high to low.

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1. Oklahoma! (1955)

G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 10,508

2. Wyoming (1947)

Passed | 84 min | Western

Small ranchers battle against a land baron trying to take their spreads.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, John Carroll, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 72

3. Texas (1941)

Passed | 93 min | Western

Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft

Votes: 1,040

4. Arizona (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Western

During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

Votes: 1,048

5. California (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Romance, Western

Epic account of how California became a state, featuring a wagon train, the Gold Rush, a wicked saloon queen, and an evil profiteer.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris

Votes: 727

6. Montana (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Western

An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman.

Directors: Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 988

7. Nevada (1944)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Jim 'Nevada' Lacy wins a small fortune at craps, but soon finds himself accused of murdering a gold prospecting ranch owner.

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Nancy Gates

Votes: 239

8. Colorado (1940)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Pauline Moore, Milburn Stone

Votes: 204

9. Idaho (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 96

10. New Mexico (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Western

A cavalry captain has great difficulty keeping the peace between his tyrannical colonel and an Indian chief bent on revenge.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Lew Ayres, Marilyn Maxwell, Andy Devine, Robert Hutton

Votes: 109

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