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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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The Revenant
The Revenant
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Tombstone
Tombstone
Young Guns
Young Guns
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Rango
Rango
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Forsaken
Forsaken
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Shane
Shane
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun
The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Open Range
Open Range
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
The Shootist
The Shootist
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
The Searchers
The Searchers
Tickle Me
Tickle Me
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Charro!
Charro!
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lone Wolf McQuade
Hondo
Hondo
Bandidas
Bandidas
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Maverick
Maverick
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
Silverado
Silverado
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
The Homesman
The Homesman
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
True Grit
True Grit
City Slickers
City Slickers
Rustlers' Rhapsody
Rustlers' Rhapsody
True Grit
True Grit
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Bandolero!
Bandolero!
The Professionals
The Professionals
The Big Country
The Big Country
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Giant
Giant
The Salvation
The Salvation
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Gang of Roses
Gang of Roses
The Hi-Lo Country
The Hi-Lo Country
Lust in the Dust
Lust in the Dust
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
Two Rode Together
Two Rode Together
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Renegade
Renegade
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Far and Away
Far and Away
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
Chisum
Chisum
El Dorado
El Dorado
River of No Return
River of No Return
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Frontera
Frontera
High Noon
High Noon
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Lawman
Lawman
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
The Stalking Moon
The Stalking Moon
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High
The Train Robbers
The Train Robbers
The Desperate Trail
The Desperate Trail
Diablo
Diablo
Dove
Dove
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