Best Westerns On Netflix
Everyone loves a good western-based film! There’s nothing quite like watching a movie with the badass revolvers and one on one standoffs. Sometimes it’s nice to get a break from the huge automatic guns that we are so used to seeing on the big screen nowadays. We’d go as far as saying that sometimes these old-time movies are better than movies set in the modern-day!
Now, if you have Netflix you must be wondering if Netflix has any good westerns on their streaming service. We’re here to tell you that they do! We have gathered the best westerns on Netflix that we were able to find. All of these are bound to please all of you western lovers and will have your eyes stuck on your screen for hours on end! Now, check out the list of the best westerns on Netflix we have compiled for you!
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1. The Hateful Eight
Kicking off our list of the best westerns on Netflix we have The Hateful Eight. If you want to see Samuel L. Jackson in one of his most badass characters then give this one a watch. He really fits the western world and makes you want him to do more western styled movies.
The Hateful Eight Movie Description
Headed towards Red Rock a bounty hunter named John Ruth (Kurt Russell) travels with his prisoner Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) before getting stuck in a blizzard. The two of them run into two more men. One of which is another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and the other man claims to be a sheriff (Walton Goggins). The four of them hurry to look for shelter and eventually come upon a stagecoach stopover. They are greeted by 4 strangers when they arrive. As the tension rises between the eight of them, some of them quickly realize they may not make it to their final destinations.
2. The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
If you are a fan of anthologies and the western world then you are in for a very pleasant surprise! This movie has the best of both worlds! It’s like a western Black Mirror! You can’t go wrong with that.
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Movie Description
Six different stories of the life and violence that takes place in the Old West. Follow the stories of a gunslinger, a traveling impresario, a bank robber, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a pair of bounty hunters. All containing unique and epic tales filled with crime and violence.
If you liked this one then you’ll want to check out our post on the Best Shows Like Black Mirror as well!
3. Hell Or High Water
This is a post-modern western movie and it’s one of the best out there. We have covered this movie before and we’ll cover it again because it is that good. It really makes you question how far you’re willing to go to provide for your family.
Hell Or High Water Movie Description
Toby (Chris Pine), a divorced father spends his days trying to provide for his son and give him the best life possible. Even if it means breaking the law. With his ex-convict brother Tanner (Ben Foster), the two of them plan out multiple heists against the bank which is foreclosing their family ranch. However, it won’t be easy. A Texas Ranger named Marcus will stop at nothing to catch them and bring them to justice. As each day passes Marcus continues to get closer and closer to putting them behind bars.
Check out our list of the Best Chris Pine Movies You Need To Watch.
If you like heists here’s our list of the Best Bank Robbery Movies You Must Watch.
4. Once Upon a Time in the West
You already knew we had to add a classic film on this list. This is a true to the core western movie and if you are a fan of the genre then you have to give this one a try. You will end up emotionally invested in all the characters in the film and you’ll love every second of it!
Once Upon a Time in the West Movie Description
A rail baron named Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) wants a piece of land that contains water on it as he knows the railroad will stop there. However, it is owned by a man named McBain (Frank Wolff). Morton sends one his men, Frank (Henry Fonda), to go and scare Mcbain. Frank has different plans though and kills McBain to make the job easier. He blames the murder on well-known convict Cheyenne (Jason Robards). Not too long after, a gunslinger and McBain’s wife arrive in town.
To wrap up our list of the best westerns on Netflix we have a gritty and violent adventure story. Imagine having to navigate the lands between New Mexico and Montana with killer tribes scattered all over the land. It would be one hell of a journey and it makes for a great movie-going experience.
Hostiles Movie Description
Army Capt. Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale) has agreed to help a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back home to his tribal land. The journey is full of danger and won’t be easy. They must travel from Fort Berringer in New Mexico all the way to Montana. Not long into the trip, they come across a widow whose family had been killed. Now, the group must come together and help each other if they have any hope of surviving the treacherous path ahead.