Best Western Movies Portraying Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp in movie

Wyatt Earp was a historical person who lived in America (1848-1929). He was a deputy town marshal in Tombstone. Several movies have been made with him as a main figure. Here is a list of the best motion pictures concerning the life of Wyatt Earp and the legends of his life.

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5 Wyatt Earp
Released the year after Tombstone and with Kevin Costner portraying Wyatt Earp. Another take on the rivalry of the Earp and Clanton brothers, but much made as a biopic.
Year: 1994 | Director: Lawrence Kasdan

4 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as the Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday duo. Entertaining, but not fully historical correct.
Year: 1957 | Director: John Sturges

3 Tombstone
Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer as his charismatic friend Doc Holliday. Entertaining and action driven attempt to depict the western legend.
Year: 1993 | Director: George P. Cosmatos

2 My Darling Clementine
The great western director John Ford did a fascinating movie that includes shooting duels, but also trying to get close to Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday as persons.
Year: 1946 | Director: John Ford

1 Hour of the Gun
John Sturges return to his subject ten years after Gunfight at the O.K. Corral with ambition to tell the true story and not the legend. James Garner plays Wyatt Earp in a movie that differs from many other movies since the plot starting with the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Year: 1967 | Director: John Sturges

Other relevant movies:
Frontier Marshal (1939)
Tombstone: The Town too Tough to Die (1942)

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