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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
Tombstone
Tombstone
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Young Guns
Young Guns
The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Rango
Rango
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
The Big Country
The Big Country
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
The Searchers
The Searchers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
My Name is Nobody
My Name is Nobody
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
High Noon
High Noon
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Goin' South
Goin' South
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Homesman
The Homesman
Shane
Shane
Open Range
Open Range
Renegade
Renegade
Far and Away
Far and Away
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
September Dawn
September Dawn
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Little Big Man
Little Big Man
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Posse
Posse
Hondo
Hondo
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
Chisum
Chisum
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Gang of Roses
Gang of Roses
Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Forsaken
Forsaken
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
El Dorado
El Dorado
Barb Wire
Barb Wire
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lone Wolf McQuade
True Grit
True Grit
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Dead Birds
Dead Birds
Flaming Star
Flaming Star
Showdown
Showdown
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
The Mountain Men
The Mountain Men
Man in the Wilderness
Man in the Wilderness
The Undefeated
The Undefeated
Charro!
Charro!
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High
4 for Texas
4 for Texas
True Grit
True Grit
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass
Diablo
Diablo
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
For a Few Dollars More
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Silverado
Silverado
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