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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.

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Top 10 Best Singing Cowboy Musical Western Movies

10 .) Under Western Skies directed by Jean Yarbrough

 Under Western Skies

Lists It Appears On:

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  • 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:

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  • 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:

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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


1130 Minutes at GunsightRussell HaydenIMDB 2
12A Cowboy Needs a HorseBill JusticeIMDB 2
13A Man from Boulevard des CapucinesAlla SurikovaIMDB 2
14Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws IMDB
15Al Trace and His Silly Symphonists IMDB
16Arizona Boys IMDB
17Arizona O’Neal IMDB
18Armida IMDB
19Art Wilcox and His Arizona Rangers IMDB
20Baker Brothers IMDB
21Big Slicker Band IMDB
22Black TigressSiro MarcelliniIMDB 2
23Blazing Sixes Flick Chart
24Bob Baker IMDB
25Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys IMDB
26Boots and Saddles Flick Chart
27Border RomanceRichard ThorpeIMDB 2
28Buck Benny Rides AgainMark SandrichIMDB 2
29Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers IMDB
30California Mail Flick Chart
31Can’t Help SingingFrank RyanIMDB 2
32Cannibal! The MusicalTrey ParkerIMDB 2
33Cappy Barra Boys IMDB
34Carson Robison and His Buckaroos IMDB
35Cat BallouElliot SilversteinIMDB 2
36Chill Wills and His Avalon Boys IMDB
37Cimini Male Chorus IMDB
38Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos Flick Chart
39Colorado Rangers IMDB
40Colorado SerenadeRobert Emmett TanseyIMDB 2
41Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain Flick Chart
42Cow Town Flick Chart
43Crazy WesternersFerdinando BaldiIMDB 2
44Curt Barrett and the Trailsmen IMDB
45Days of Jesse James Flick Chart
46Deuce Spriggins and His Orchestra IMDB
47Deuce Spriggins and the Trailsmen IMDB
48Deuce Spriggins’ Band IMDB
49Don’t Fence Me In Flick Chart
50Down Laredo Way Flick Chart
51Eddie Dean Trio IMDB
52Eight Buckaroos IMDB
53Ernest Tubb’s Singing Cowboys IMDB
54Father Lani’s Chorus IMDB
55Four Chicks and a Chuck IMDB
56Four Esquires IMDB
57Four Singing Notables IMDB
58Foy Willing’s Orchestra IMDB
59Frankie Marvin IMDB
60Gene Autry and The Mounties Flick Chart
61Georgia Peach Pickers IMDB
62Girl of the Golden West (1938) 
The Great Western Movies
63Girl RushGordon DouglasIMDB 2
64Git Along Little Dogies Flick Chart
65Go WestEdward BuzzellIMDB 2
66Go West, Young Lady (1941) 
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67Golden West Cowboys IMDB
68Golden Westerners IMDB
69Goldtown Ghost Riders Flick Chart
70Graf Bobby, der Schrecken des wilden WestensPaul MartinIMDB 2
71Hal McIntyre’s Orchestra IMDB
72Hall Johnson Choir IMDB
73Hank Caldwell’s Saddle Kings IMDB
74Harlem on the PrairieSam NewfieldIMDB 2
75Herman’s Mountaineers IMDB
76High, Wide and HandsomeRouben MamoulianIMDB 2
77In the Wild WestSobey MartinIMDB 2
78J.L. Franks’ Golden West Cowboys IMDB
79Jack Teagarden’s Orchestra IMDB
80Jerry Wald and His Orchestra IMDB
81Jimmie Davis and His Rainbow Ramblers IMDB
82Jimmie Davis and His Singing Buckaroos IMDB
83Jimmie Dean and His Trail Riders IMDB
84Jimmy LeFieur’s Saddle Pals IMDB
85Jimmy Wakely IMDB
Jimmy Wakely and His Oklahoma Cowboys
87Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders IMDB
88Jimmy Wakely and His Saddle Pals IMDB
89Jimmy Wakely Trio IMDB
90Jimmy Wakely’s Oklahoma Cowgirls IMDB
91Jimmy Wakely’s Rough Riders IMDB
92Jimmy’s Saddle Pals IMDB
93Johnny Luther’s Cowboy Band IMDB
94Johnny Luther’s Ranch Boys IMDB
95José Eslava’s Orchestra IMDB
José Pacheco and his Continental Orchestra
97Ken Maynard’s Buckaroos IMDB
98Land Beyond the Law Flick Chart
99Lee Broome IMDB
100Lemonade JoeOldrich LipskýIMDB 2
101Lew Preston and His Ranch Hands IMDB
102Lights of Old Santa FeFrank McDonaldIMDB 2
103Loaded Pistols Flick Chart
104Look-Out SisterBud PollardIMDB 2
105Man from Cheyenne Flick Chart
106Man from Music Mountain Flick Chart
107Man from OklahomaFrank McDonaldIMDB 2
108Maple City Four IMDB
109Melody Trail Flick Chart
110Merle Travis’ Bronco Busters IMDB
111Mitchell Ayres Orchestra IMDB
112Montana MoonMalcolm St. ClairIMDB 2
113Moonlight on the PrairieD. Ross LedermanIMDB 2
114Mountain Rhythm Flick Chart
115Night Stage to Galveston Flick Chart
116North of the Rio GrandeNate WattIMDB 2
117Northwest OutpostAllan DwanIMDB 2
118On the Great White Trail Flick Chart
119On Top of Old Smoky Flick Chart
120Outlaws of Boulder PassSam NewfieldIMDB 2
121Paint Your WagonJoshua LoganIMDB 2
122Paint Your Wagon (1969) 
The Great Western Movies
123Paradox 20 Flick Chart
124Pretty WomenWilliam Forest CrouchIMDB 2
125Red GartersGeorge MarshallIMDB 2
126Renegade Trail Flick Chart
127Renfrew of the Royal Mounted Flick Chart
128Rhythm of the Saddle Flick Chart
129Rhythm on the RangeNorman TaurogIMDB 2
130Ride ‘Em CowboyArthur LubinIMDB 2
131Ridin’ on a RainbowLew LandersIMDB 2
132Rim of the Canyon Flick Chart
133Rio RitaLuther ReedIMDB 2
134Rogue of the Rio GrandeSpencer Gordon BennetIMDB 2
135Romance RoadBobby ConnollyIMDB 2
136Rose MarieMervyn LeRoyIMDB 2
137Rose-MarieW.S. Van DykeIMDB 2
138Rovin’ TumbleweedsGeorge ShermanIMDB 2
139Saga of Death Valley Flick Chart
140Saga of SonoraMarty PasettaIMDB 2
141Serenade of TexasRichard PottierIMDB 2
142SholayRamesh SippyIMDB 2
143Singing Guns Flick Chart
144Songs and SaddlesHarry L. FraserIMDB 2
145South of Santa Fe Flick Chart
146Square Dance JubileePaul LandresIMDB 2
147Stagecoach War Flick Chart
148Stay Away, JoePeter TewksburyIMDB 2
149StingareeWilliam A. WellmanIMDB 2
150Sunset on the Desert Flick Chart
151Take Me to TownDouglas SirkIMDB 2
152ThazhvaramBharathanIMDB 2
153The Andrews Sisters IMDB
154The Arizona Wranglers IMDB
155The Avalon Boys IMDB
156The Bell Sisters IMDB
157The Beverly Hillbillies IMDB
158The Big Show Flick Chart
159The Blazing Sun Flick Chart
160The Boyd Triplets IMDB
161The Bronze Buckaroo Flick Chart
162The Buckaroo Band IMDB
163The Cabin Kids IMDB
164The Cass County Boys IMDB
165The Cowboy and the Indians Flick Chart
166The Crew Chiefs IMDB
167The Crockett Family IMDB
168The Dinning Sisters IMDB
169The Eight Serenaders IMDB
170The Five Radio Buckaroos IMDB
171The Four Blackbirds IMDB
172The Four Tones IMDB
173The Four Tunes IMDB
174The Foursome IMDB
175The Georgia Crackers IMDB
176The Girl of the Golden WestRobert Z. LeonardIMDB 2
177The Guadalajara Trio IMDB
178The Guardsmen IMDB
179The Guardsmen Quartet IMDB
180The Hills of Utah Flick Chart
181The Hoosier Hotshots IMDB
182The Irish Rovers IMDB
183The Jesters IMDB
184The Jones Boys IMDB
185The Jordanaires IMDB
186The King Cole Trio IMDB
187The King’s Men IMDB
188The Kissing BanditLaslo BenedekIMDB 2
189The Light Crust Doughboys IMDB
190The Lindeman Sisters IMDB
191The Lone Star Cowboys IMDB
192The Mariachis Los Reyes De Chapala IMDB
193The McKinney Sisters IMDB
194The Midwesterners IMDB
195The Mills Brothers IMDB
196The Modernaires IMDB
197The Old Barn Dance Flick Chart
198The Old HomesteadWilliam NighIMDB 2
199The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family BandMichael O’HerlihyIMDB 2
200The Phantom EmpireOtto BrowerIMDB 2
201The Royal RodeoGeorge AmyIMDB 2
202The Second Greatest SexGeorge MarshallIMDB 2
203The Six Bar Cowboys IMDB
204The Strawberry Roan Flick Chart
205The Sunday Round-UpWilliam ClemensIMDB 2
206The Terror of Tiny TownSam NewfieldIMDB 2
207The Unsinkable Molly BrownCharles WaltersIMDB 2
208Those Redheads from SeattleLewis R. FosterIMDB 2
209Tickle MeNorman TaurogIMDB 2
210Trail of Robin HoodWilliam WitneyIMDB 2
211Trail to San Antone Flick Chart
212Trigger, Jr. Flick Chart
213Tumbling Tumbleweeds Flick Chart
214Twilight on the Rio GrandeFrank McDonaldIMDB 2
215Two Guys from Texas (1948) 
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216Way Up TharMack SennettIMDB 2
217Winning of the West Flick Chart
218ZachariahGeorge EnglundIMDB 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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