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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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Blueberry (Renegade)
Blueberry (Renegade)
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Gundown
The Gundown
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Outlaw
The Outlaw
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Shadowheart
Shadowheart
Tombstone
Tombstone
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
Good for Nothing
Good for Nothing
MacKenna's Gold
MacKenna's Gold
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Shane
Shane
The Searchers
The Searchers
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Priest
Priest
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
Young Guns
Young Guns
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Open Range
Open Range
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Sukiyaki Western Django
Sukiyaki Western Django
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
Bandidas
Bandidas
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Hondo
Hondo
Major Dundee
Major Dundee
Support Your Local Sheriff
Support Your Local Sheriff
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Chisum
Chisum
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Oblivion (Welcome to Oblivion)
Oblivion (Welcome to Oblivion)
El Dorado
El Dorado
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
The Killer Inside Me
The Killer Inside Me
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Geronimo - An American Legend
Geronimo - An American Legend
Proud and the Damned
Proud and the Damned
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
Return of the Outlaws (Mexican Gold)
Return of the Outlaws (Mexican Gold)
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
Lone Star
Lone Star
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
The Magnificent Seven Ride!
The Magnificent Seven Ride!
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo.)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo.)
Charro!
Charro!
Big Jake
Big Jake
Goin' South
Goin' South
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman
Missionary Man
Missionary Man
True Grit
True Grit
Flaming Star
Flaming Star
The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Shootist
The Shootist
Silverado
Silverado
War Party (War Game)
War Party (War Game)
Posse
Posse
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
The Lucky Texan (Gold Strike River)
The Lucky Texan (Gold Strike River)
Wagons East!
Wagons East!
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Little Big Man
Little Big Man
Rio Lobo
Rio Lobo
The Mountain Men
The Mountain Men
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