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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
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Tombstone
Tombstone
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Rango
Rango
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
MacKenna's Gold
MacKenna's Gold
The Gundown
The Gundown
Young Guns
Young Guns
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Shane
Shane
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
The Searchers
The Searchers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
True Grit
True Grit
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Hondo
Hondo
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Open Range
Open Range
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
El Dorado
El Dorado
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
BloodRayne II: Deliverance
BloodRayne II: Deliverance
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Support Your Local Sheriff
Support Your Local Sheriff
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
The Shootist
The Shootist
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Chisum
Chisum
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
Winterhawk
Winterhawk
The Professionals
The Professionals
Maverick
Maverick
The Homesman
The Homesman
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
City Slickers
City Slickers
Man in the Wilderness
Man in the Wilderness
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly
Silverado
Silverado
Frontera
Frontera
The Missouri Breaks
The Missouri Breaks
Tickle Me
Tickle Me
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Lawman
Lawman
Geronimo - An American Legend
Geronimo - An American Legend
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Major Dundee
Major Dundee
Bandidas
Bandidas
Wild Bill
Wild Bill
Young Ones
Young Ones
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
High Noon
High Noon
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Stalking Moon
The Stalking Moon
Little Big Man
Little Big Man
A Man Called Horse
A Man Called Horse
Two Mules For Sister Sara
Two Mules For Sister Sara
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
Extreme Prejudice
Extreme Prejudice
Triggerman
Triggerman
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Kings of the Sun
Kings of the Sun
Stay Away, Joe
Stay Away, Joe
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