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The Best Singing Cowboy Western Musicals Of All-Time

“What are the best Singing Cowboy movies?” We looked at 218 of the top Western Musical films and ranked them so we could answer that very question!

The top 10 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Singing Cowboy” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 200+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!

Top 10 Best Singing Cowboy Musical Western Movies

10 .) Under Western Skies directed by Jean Yarbrough

Under Western Skies

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2

An Arizona teacher (Noah Beery Jr.) saves a vaudeville star (Martha O’Driscoll) and her troupe from a bandit (Leo Carrillo).

9 .) The Old Corral directed by Joseph Kane

The Old Corral

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

8 .) The Harvey Girls (1946) directed by George Sidney

The Harvey Girls (1946)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • The Great Western Movies

Vittles, songs and dance are amply ladeled out when Judy Garland headlines The Harvey Girls, a joyous musical slice of Americana celebrating the restaurants that brought extra helpings of civilization to Old West rail passengers.

7 .) Sons of the Pioneers

Sons of the Pioneers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB

A singing entomologist (Roy Rogers) acts meek to help a juggling sheriff (George “Gabby” Hayes) solve ranch raids.

6 .) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) directed by Stanley Donen

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • The Great Western Movies

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

5 .) Red River Valley

Red River Valley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart

To bring water to their valley, ranchers have raised money to build a dam. When that money is stolen, Allison suggests the ranchers sell their stock to a friend of his thereby getting the money needed to complete the dam. Roy has a clue that Allison was involved in the robbery and is out to get control of the valley. So Roy and the boys try to delay the sale of the stock while they look for proof against Allison.

4 .) Oklahoma! (1955) directed by Fred Zinnemann

Oklahoma! (1955)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • The Great Western Movies

This joyous celebration of frontier life combines tender romance and violent passion in the Oklahoma Territory of the 1900’s, with a timeless score filled with unforgettable songs. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit Broadway musical

3 .) Calamity Jane (1953) directed by David Butler

Calamity Jane (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • The Great Western Movies

The Wild West heroine Calamity Jane helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.

2 .) Belle of the Yukon (1944) directed by William A. Seiter

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • The Great Western Movies

Left by a con man (Randolph Scott), a dancer (Gypsy Rose Lee) finds him in gold-rush Alaska running an honest casino/dance hall.

1 .) Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • The Great Western Movies

This film adaptation of Irving Berlin’s classic musical stars Betty Hutton as gunslinger Annie Oakley, who romances fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler (Howard Keel) as they travel with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Previously off target when it comes to love, Annie proves you can get a man with a gun in this battle-of-the-sexes extravaganza, which features timeless numbers like “Anything You Can Do” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”


The 200+ Additional Best Musical Western Movies


# Movies Directors Lists
11 30 Minutes at Gunsight Russell Hayden IMDB 2
12 A Cowboy Needs a Horse Bill Justice IMDB 2
13 A Man from Boulevard des Capucines Alla Surikova IMDB 2
14 Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws   IMDB
15 Al Trace and His Silly Symphonists   IMDB
16 Arizona Boys   IMDB
17 Arizona O’Neal   IMDB
18 Armida   IMDB
19 Art Wilcox and His Arizona Rangers   IMDB
20 Baker Brothers   IMDB
21 Big Slicker Band   IMDB
22 Black Tigress Siro Marcellini IMDB 2
23 Blazing Sixes   Flick Chart
24 Bob Baker   IMDB
25 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   IMDB
26 Boots and Saddles   Flick Chart
27 Border Romance Richard Thorpe IMDB 2
28 Buck Benny Rides Again Mark Sandrich IMDB 2
29 Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers   IMDB
30 California Mail   Flick Chart
31 Can’t Help Singing Frank Ryan IMDB 2
32 Cannibal! The Musical Trey Parker IMDB 2
33 Cappy Barra Boys   IMDB
34 Carson Robison and His Buckaroos   IMDB
35 Cat Ballou Elliot Silverstein IMDB 2
36 Chill Wills and His Avalon Boys   IMDB
37 Cimini Male Chorus   IMDB
38 Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos   Flick Chart
39 Colorado Rangers   IMDB
40 Colorado Serenade Robert Emmett Tansey IMDB 2
41 Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain   Flick Chart
42 Cow Town   Flick Chart
43 Crazy Westerners Ferdinando Baldi IMDB 2
44 Curt Barrett and the Trailsmen   IMDB
45 Days of Jesse James   Flick Chart
46 Deuce Spriggins and His Orchestra   IMDB
47 Deuce Spriggins and the Trailsmen   IMDB
48 Deuce Spriggins’ Band   IMDB
49 Don’t Fence Me In   Flick Chart
50 Down Laredo Way   Flick Chart
51 Eddie Dean Trio   IMDB
52 Eight Buckaroos   IMDB
53 Ernest Tubb’s Singing Cowboys   IMDB
54 Father Lani’s Chorus   IMDB
55 Four Chicks and a Chuck   IMDB
56 Four Esquires   IMDB
57 Four Singing Notables   IMDB
58 Foy Willing’s Orchestra   IMDB
59 Frankie Marvin   IMDB
60 Gene Autry and The Mounties   Flick Chart
61 Georgia Peach Pickers   IMDB
62 Girl of the Golden West (1938)  
The Great Western Movies
63 Girl Rush Gordon Douglas IMDB 2
64 Git Along Little Dogies   Flick Chart
65 Go West Edward Buzzell IMDB 2
66 Go West, Young Lady (1941)  
The Great Western Movies
67 Golden West Cowboys   IMDB
68 Golden Westerners   IMDB
69 Goldtown Ghost Riders   Flick Chart
70 Graf Bobby, der Schrecken des wilden Westens Paul Martin IMDB 2
71 Hal McIntyre’s Orchestra   IMDB
72 Hall Johnson Choir   IMDB
73 Hank Caldwell’s Saddle Kings   IMDB
74 Harlem on the Prairie Sam Newfield IMDB 2
75 Herman’s Mountaineers   IMDB
76 High, Wide and Handsome Rouben Mamoulian IMDB 2
77 In the Wild West Sobey Martin IMDB 2
78 J.L. Franks’ Golden West Cowboys   IMDB
79 Jack Teagarden’s Orchestra   IMDB
80 Jerry Wald and His Orchestra   IMDB
81 Jimmie Davis and His Rainbow Ramblers   IMDB
82 Jimmie Davis and His Singing Buckaroos   IMDB
83 Jimmie Dean and His Trail Riders   IMDB
84 Jimmy LeFieur’s Saddle Pals   IMDB
85 Jimmy Wakely   IMDB
Jimmy Wakely and His Oklahoma Cowboys
87 Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders   IMDB
88 Jimmy Wakely and His Saddle Pals   IMDB
89 Jimmy Wakely Trio   IMDB
90 Jimmy Wakely’s Oklahoma Cowgirls   IMDB
91 Jimmy Wakely’s Rough Riders   IMDB
92 Jimmy’s Saddle Pals   IMDB
93 Johnny Luther’s Cowboy Band   IMDB
94 Johnny Luther’s Ranch Boys   IMDB
95 José Eslava’s Orchestra   IMDB
José Pacheco and his Continental Orchestra
97 Ken Maynard’s Buckaroos   IMDB
98 Land Beyond the Law   Flick Chart
99 Lee Broome   IMDB
100 Lemonade Joe Oldrich Lipský IMDB 2
101 Lew Preston and His Ranch Hands   IMDB
102 Lights of Old Santa Fe Frank McDonald IMDB 2
103 Loaded Pistols   Flick Chart
104 Look-Out Sister Bud Pollard IMDB 2
105 Man from Cheyenne   Flick Chart
106 Man from Music Mountain   Flick Chart
107 Man from Oklahoma Frank McDonald IMDB 2
108 Maple City Four   IMDB
109 Melody Trail   Flick Chart
110 Merle Travis’ Bronco Busters   IMDB
111 Mitchell Ayres Orchestra   IMDB
112 Montana Moon Malcolm St. Clair IMDB 2
113 Moonlight on the Prairie D. Ross Lederman IMDB 2
114 Mountain Rhythm   Flick Chart
115 Night Stage to Galveston   Flick Chart
116 North of the Rio Grande Nate Watt IMDB 2
117 Northwest Outpost Allan Dwan IMDB 2
118 On the Great White Trail   Flick Chart
119 On Top of Old Smoky   Flick Chart
120 Outlaws of Boulder Pass Sam Newfield IMDB 2
121 Paint Your Wagon Joshua Logan IMDB 2
122 Paint Your Wagon (1969)  
The Great Western Movies
123 Paradox 20   Flick Chart
124 Pretty Women William Forest Crouch IMDB 2
125 Red Garters George Marshall IMDB 2
126 Renegade Trail   Flick Chart
127 Renfrew of the Royal Mounted   Flick Chart
128 Rhythm of the Saddle   Flick Chart
129 Rhythm on the Range Norman Taurog IMDB 2
130 Ride ‘Em Cowboy Arthur Lubin IMDB 2
131 Ridin’ on a Rainbow Lew Landers IMDB 2
132 Rim of the Canyon   Flick Chart
133 Rio Rita Luther Reed IMDB 2
134 Rogue of the Rio Grande Spencer Gordon Bennet IMDB 2
135 Romance Road Bobby Connolly IMDB 2
136 Rose Marie Mervyn LeRoy IMDB 2
137 Rose-Marie W.S. Van Dyke IMDB 2
138 Rovin’ Tumbleweeds George Sherman IMDB 2
139 Saga of Death Valley   Flick Chart
140 Saga of Sonora Marty Pasetta IMDB 2
141 Serenade of Texas Richard Pottier IMDB 2
142 Sholay Ramesh Sippy IMDB 2
143 Singing Guns   Flick Chart
144 Songs and Saddles Harry L. Fraser IMDB 2
145 South of Santa Fe   Flick Chart
146 Square Dance Jubilee Paul Landres IMDB 2
147 Stagecoach War   Flick Chart
148 Stay Away, Joe Peter Tewksbury IMDB 2
149 Stingaree William A. Wellman IMDB 2
150 Sunset on the Desert   Flick Chart
151 Take Me to Town Douglas Sirk IMDB 2
152 Thazhvaram Bharathan IMDB 2
153 The Andrews Sisters   IMDB
154 The Arizona Wranglers   IMDB
155 The Avalon Boys   IMDB
156 The Bell Sisters   IMDB
157 The Beverly Hillbillies   IMDB
158 The Big Show   Flick Chart
159 The Blazing Sun   Flick Chart
160 The Boyd Triplets   IMDB
161 The Bronze Buckaroo   Flick Chart
162 The Buckaroo Band   IMDB
163 The Cabin Kids   IMDB
164 The Cass County Boys   IMDB
165 The Cowboy and the Indians   Flick Chart
166 The Crew Chiefs   IMDB
167 The Crockett Family   IMDB
168 The Dinning Sisters   IMDB
169 The Eight Serenaders   IMDB
170 The Five Radio Buckaroos   IMDB
171 The Four Blackbirds   IMDB
172 The Four Tones   IMDB
173 The Four Tunes   IMDB
174 The Foursome   IMDB
175 The Georgia Crackers   IMDB
176 The Girl of the Golden West Robert Z. Leonard IMDB 2
177 The Guadalajara Trio   IMDB
178 The Guardsmen   IMDB
179 The Guardsmen Quartet   IMDB
180 The Hills of Utah   Flick Chart
181 The Hoosier Hotshots   IMDB
182 The Irish Rovers   IMDB
183 The Jesters   IMDB
184 The Jones Boys   IMDB
185 The Jordanaires   IMDB
186 The King Cole Trio   IMDB
187 The King’s Men   IMDB
188 The Kissing Bandit Laslo Benedek IMDB 2
189 The Light Crust Doughboys   IMDB
190 The Lindeman Sisters   IMDB
191 The Lone Star Cowboys   IMDB
192 The Mariachis Los Reyes De Chapala   IMDB
193 The McKinney Sisters   IMDB
194 The Midwesterners   IMDB
195 The Mills Brothers   IMDB
196 The Modernaires   IMDB
197 The Old Barn Dance   Flick Chart
198 The Old Homestead William Nigh IMDB 2
199 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Michael O’Herlihy IMDB 2
200 The Phantom Empire Otto Brower IMDB 2
201 The Royal Rodeo George Amy IMDB 2
202 The Second Greatest Sex George Marshall IMDB 2
203 The Six Bar Cowboys   IMDB
204 The Strawberry Roan   Flick Chart
205 The Sunday Round-Up William Clemens IMDB 2
206 The Terror of Tiny Town Sam Newfield IMDB 2
207 The Unsinkable Molly Brown Charles Walters IMDB 2
208 Those Redheads from Seattle Lewis R. Foster IMDB 2
209 Tickle Me Norman Taurog IMDB 2
210 Trail of Robin Hood William Witney IMDB 2
211 Trail to San Antone   Flick Chart
212 Trigger, Jr.   Flick Chart
213 Tumbling Tumbleweeds   Flick Chart
214 Twilight on the Rio Grande Frank McDonald IMDB 2
215 Two Guys from Texas (1948)  
The Great Western Movies
216 Way Up Thar Mack Sennett IMDB 2
217 Winning of the West   Flick Chart
218 Zachariah George Englund IMDB 2


4 Best Singing Cowboy Film Sources/Lists

Source Article
Flick Chart The Top 250 Singing Cowboy Movies of All Time
IMDB cowboys who can sing
IMDB 2 Western Musical Movies
The Great Western Movies Musical Westerns

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