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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 Gundown
The Gundown
Blueberry (Renegade)
Blueberry (Renegade)
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Tombstone
Tombstone
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Shadowheart
Shadowheart
Young Guns
Young Guns
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
MacKenna's Gold
MacKenna's Gold
The Killer Inside Me
The Killer Inside Me
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
Shane
Shane
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
Priest
Priest
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
Support Your Local Sheriff
Support Your Local Sheriff
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
The Searchers
The Searchers
Hondo
Hondo
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
True Grit
True Grit
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
The Way Of The West
The Way Of The West
The Rover
The Rover
The Shootist
The Shootist
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
Sukiyaki Western Django
Sukiyaki Western Django
Open Range
Open Range
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty)
Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty)
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
El Dorado
El Dorado
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Silverado
Silverado
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
The Alamo
The Alamo
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
The Stalking Moon
The Stalking Moon
Little Big Man
Little Big Man
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon
The Professionals
The Professionals
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
I Walk the Line
I Walk the Line
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
An American Tail - Fievel Goes West
An American Tail - Fievel Goes West
The Missing
The Missing
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
The Magnificent Seven Ride!
The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
Chisum
Chisum
Big Jake
Big Jake
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Lawman
Lawman
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Maverick
Maverick
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
The Lucky Texan (Gold Strike River)
The Lucky Texan (Gold Strike River)
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass
Geronimo - An American Legend
Geronimo - An American Legend
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
Wild Bill
Wild Bill
True Grit
True Grit
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
Bandidas
Bandidas
Proud and the Damned
Proud and the Damned
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Lone Star
Lone Star
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Refugee
Refugee
Return of the Outlaws (Mexican Gold)
Return of the Outlaws (Mexican Gold)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Goin' South
Goin' South
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