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1. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Passed | 104 min | Western

Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 14,459

2. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Western

The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 19,700

3. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 33,966 | Gross: $20.00M

4. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,514

5. Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Western

When his father and brother are murdered by a corrupt lawyer and Sheriff duo, railroad surveyor Clay O'Mara plans his revenge, and is aided by former outlaw Whitey Kincade.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Dan Duryea, Abbe Lane

Votes: 861

6. Gunsmoke (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western

A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake

Votes: 777

7. Showdown (1963)

Not Rated | 79 min | Western

A cowboy has to get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from the ex-girlfriend of his partner, or the gang holding him hostage will kill him.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathleen Crowley, Charles Drake, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 369

8. Bad Boy (1949)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

THIS SUMMARY CONTAINS SPOILERS! Danny is a juvenile delinquent sentenced to Variety Club Ranch in lieu of jail. He charms the headmistress and goads everyone else. The marshal sets out to ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Audie Murphy, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Wyatt, James Gleason

Votes: 220

9. War Is Hell (1961)

81 min | Drama, War

During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not telling them that a cease-fire has just been declared--so that he can win medals. ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Baynes Barron, Michael Bell, Bobby Byles, Wally Campo

Votes: 95

10. Trunk to Cairo (1965)

80 min | Drama

A James Bond-type action hero is assigned to destroy a weapons factory run by a fugitive Nazi.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Audie Murphy, George Sanders, Marianne Koch, Gila Almagor

Votes: 146

11. Sierra (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name, but some would rather see them dead.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 585

12. The Quiet American (1958)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 1,524

13. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Michael Chekhov

Votes: 245

14. Beyond Glory (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, George Macready, George Coulouris

Votes: 168

15. Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

Approved | 82 min | Western

Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally, Robert Middleton

Votes: 646

16. Six Black Horses (1962)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A beautiful woman with an ulterior motive hires two gunslingers to escort her through Indian territory so she can be reunited with her awaiting husband.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Joan O'Brien, George Wallace

Votes: 517

17. World in My Corner (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

Up and coming ambitious boxer Tommy Shea must choose between making dishonest money with crooked promoter Harry Cram or honestly winning a title, as advised by his manager Dave Bernstein.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow, John McIntire

Votes: 136

18. Joe Butterfly (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

American soldiers in occupied Tokyo get mixed up with a conniving black-marketeer.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, George Nader, Keenan Wynn, Keiko Shima

Votes: 192

19. Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, War

In 1941, after the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, American civilian Craig Benson helps organizing the Philippine guerrilla fighters, delivering supplies and evacuating stranded civilians.

Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gary Crosby, Dolores Michaels, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 380

20. Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Western

In 1875 a murderous outlaw gang breaks criminals from jail, uses them to help in crimes, and then kills them for the reward, when it goes high enough.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Audie Murphy, Ben Cooper, Colleen Miller, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 543

21. Cast a Long Shadow (1959)

Approved | 82 min | Western

A young man without surname inherits a big indebted ranch and has to prove his worthiness managing a cattle drive

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Audie Murphy, Terry Moore, John Dehner, James Best

Votes: 388

22. Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A Texas Ranger must capture an outlaw and take him-in, while tangling with savage Apaches and greedy bounty-hunters on the way back to jail.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan, Venetia Stevenson, John McIntire

Votes: 666

23. Apache Rifles (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Western

A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of bringing in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Linda Lawson, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 422

24. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano

Votes: 3,739

25. Gunpoint (1966)

Not Rated | 86 min | Western

A young, determined sheriff and his posse chase a gang of murderous train robbers, and a kidnapped woman into New Mexico.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Staley, Warren Stevens, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 405

26. Column South (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Western

Before the Civil War, Lt. Jed Sayre's efforts to conciliate the cavalry and the Navajo are undermined by his racist C.O. and Confederate sympathizers.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling, Ray Collins

Votes: 406

27. A Time for Dying (1969)

M | 67 min | Western

In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random, Beatrice Kay

Votes: 351

28. The Quick Gun (1964)

Approved | 87 min | Western

Gunslinger Clint Cooper returns to his hometown to help fight off a raid by his former gang.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Audie Murphy, Merry Anders, James Best, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 597

29. Bullet for a Badman (1964)

Approved | 80 min | Western

Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Audie Murphy, Darren McGavin, Ruta Lee, Beverley Owen

Votes: 523

30. The Gun Runners (1958)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The Cuban misadventures of a Florida smuggler, at the time of the Cuban Revolution.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens, Everett Sloane

Votes: 484

31. 40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Burns, Kenneth Tobey, Laraine Stephens

Votes: 747

32. Kansas Raiders (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Western

Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady

Votes: 867

33. The Texican (1966)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

A former Texas sheriff, living in Mexico, goes to Arizona to investigate the murky circumstances under which his brother, a peaceful newspaperman, was killed.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Audie Murphy, Broderick Crawford, Diana Lorys, Aldo Sambrell

Votes: 594

34. The Kid from Texas (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Western

In New Mexico, Billy the Kid is involved in the Lincoln County War, kills many rivals and eventually becomes a wanted fugitive.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 469

35. Posse from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Western

Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert, Vic Morrow

Votes: 729

36. Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)

Approved | 88 min | Romance, Western

Fugitive bank robber Joe Maybe steals the identity of a marshal and rides into a town whose judge asks Joe to act as town marshal but an old flame almost betrays his real identity forcing Joe to claim she's his wife.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gia Scala, Walter Matthau, Henry Silva

Votes: 709

37. Night Passage (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fired railroad man is re-hired and trusted to carry a ten thousand dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster

Votes: 3,220

38. Drums Across the River (1954)

Approved | 78 min | Western

When whites hunger after the gold on Ute Indian land, a bigoted young man finds himself forced into a peacekeeping role.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger, Lisa Gaye

Votes: 625

39. Walk the Proud Land (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Western

An agent sent from Washington in 1874 takes charge of an Apache reservation and has the oppressive US Army back off, which creates conflicts and causes the Indians to have great respect for him.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley, Charles Drake

Votes: 656

40. The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot

Votes: 1,176

41. The Cimarron Kid (1952)

Passed | 84 min | Western

Unjustly accused of robbing the train he was riding home, Bill Doolin re-joins his old gang, participates in other robberies and becomes a wanted outlaw.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, James Best, Yvette Duguay

Votes: 737

42. No Name on the Bullet (1959)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama, Romance

When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey

Votes: 1,800

43. The Wild and the Innocent (1959)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

In Wyoming, mountain trapper Yancy goes to the nearest town to trade his pelts but gets into trouble when he tries to save runaway saloon girl Rosalie from her shameful job.

Director: Jack Sher | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Sandra Dee

Votes: 608

44. Destry (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Music

In his desire to control a frontier town, ruthless town boss Decker appoints the town drunk as sheriff who, in return, hires gunfighter Destry as his deputy.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,043

45. The Unforgiven (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, John Saxon

Votes: 6,665

46. Arizona Raiders (1965)

Approved | 97 min | Western

When Quantrill's (Quantrell) gang is almost destroyed two of the captured members agree to join the Arizona Rangers to help finish the job.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Ben Cooper, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 790

47. Tumbleweed (1953)

Passed | 79 min | Western

When a wagon train is wiped-out by the Yaqui Indians, the surviving guide Jim Harvey is accused of desertion and cowardice but Jim escapes the town jail in search of the truth.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills, Roy Roberts

Votes: 568

48. The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Romance, War

Union Army deserter, Lt. Hewitt, trains a rag tag band of all-female homesteaders to defend themselves against a Comanche tribe on the warpath.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 976



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