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About Western Movies

The Western genre is a group of films set in a very particular place and time"specifically, the American West in the last half of the nineteenth century. These films include the typical “cowboys and Indians” films, with their horses, gunfights, saloons and dusty little towns. The genre also includes more modern Westerns, in which the culture of the Old West is considered in more realistic and nuanced ways, and films set in the contemporary West but written in the spirit of classic Westerns.

Westerns were popular in the silent-film era, but they fell out of favor in the 1930s, when they were seen as low-brow entertainment. By the end of the 1930s, however, some new Westerns"most notably the work of director John Ford"were produced and promoted by the big studios and were able to bring the genre back to mainstream popularity. Ford’s work made the dramatic landscape of the West a familiar sight for movie-goers, and the new Western made stars out of actors such as John Wayne.

The Western declined again in the 1960s, but a series of low-budget Western produced in Europe helped to bring about a modest revival of the genre in the late 60s and 1970s. These films, dubbed “Spaghetti Westerns” because of their Italian directors, were violent and gritty, and they are most well-known for giving a significant boost to the careers of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson.

Modern Westerns have engaged in a fair amount of genre-mixing. Contemporary Westerns like the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men melds the Western spirit with a crime thriller, and Cowboys and Aliens combines science fiction with a Western-style plot, a tradition dating back to 1973’s Westworld. Joss Whedon’s Serenity goes a step further, transplanting a very Western-esque story into outer space.

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Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
American Mustang
American Mustang
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Rango
Rango
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw
Dead Man
Dead Man
Brimstone
Brimstone
The Donner Party
Once Upon a Time in the West
Ride a Crooked Trail
Good for Nothing
Soldier Blue
Jonah Hex
Geronimo: An American Legend
Silverado
Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo
In a Valley of Violence
Paint Your Wagon
True Grit
From Noon till Three
Ride with the Devil
The Virginian
Sweetwater
Maverick
The Night of the Grizzly
Brothers In Arms
5 Card Stud
Cahill U.S. Marshal
The Man Who Came Back
The Far Side of Jericho
The Deadly Trackers
Apache Country
Casa de mi Padre
Blackthorn
The Gunfighters
Red Sun
The Shooting
Kid Vengeance
Ardor
All the Pretty Horses
Dawn Rider
The Culpepper Cattle Company
The Raiders
The First Texan
Winterhawk
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
Tom Horn
The Magnificent Dead
Wild Wild West
Angel and the Badman
Adios Sabata
Posse
Hud
Lonely Are the Brave
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Indian Paint
Frontier Horizon
Albuquerque
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
O Matador
The King's Guard
The Meeksville Ghost
Viceroy
They Call Me Hallelujah
Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe
A Town Called Hell
Molly And Lawless John
Savage Land
She Came to the Valley
Zorro
Gone With The West
Any Gun Can Play
Jory
Outlaws: Legend of O.B. Taggart
The Gambler, the Girl, and the Gunslinger
The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky
Prairie Fever
The Staircase
Justice
Valley Of Bones
The Journeyman
El Diablo
Buffalo Soldiers
Six Shooters
Shoot First and Pray You Live
Outlaws And Angels
Kid Blue
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