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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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Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Renegade
Renegade
Tombstone
Tombstone
The Homesman
The Homesman
Rango
Rango
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
Shane
Shane
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
MacKenna's Gold
MacKenna's Gold
Young Guns
Young Guns
Open Range
Open Range
The Searchers
The Searchers
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
The Gundown
The Gundown
Lawman
Lawman
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Hondo
Hondo
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
Far and Away
Far and Away
True Grit
True Grit
El Dorado
El Dorado
High Noon
High Noon
Chisum
Chisum
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
River of No Return
River of No Return
Hang 'em High
Hang 'em High
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lone Wolf McQuade
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Frontera
Frontera
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Dead Man
Dead Man
A Cold Day In Hell
A Cold Day In Hell
Blackthorn
Blackthorn
The Dead and the Damned (Cowboys & Zombies)
The Dead and the Damned (Cowboys & Zombies)
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
The Missing
The Missing
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass
Silverado
Silverado
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Silent Tongue
Silent Tongue
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
The Shootist
The Shootist
City Slickers
City Slickers
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Flaming Star
Flaming Star
The Professionals
The Professionals
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
Sweetwater
Sweetwater
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Undefeated
The Undefeated
Kings of the Sun
Kings of the Sun
Major Dundee
Major Dundee
Tickle Me
Tickle Me
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
True Grit
True Grit
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
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