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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
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Tombstone
Tombstone
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way
Shane
Shane
The Searchers
The Searchers
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Forsaken
Forsaken
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
Young Guns
Young Guns
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
The Big Country
The Big Country
Rango
Rango
Open Range
Open Range
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Little Big Man
Little Big Man
Man in the Wilderness
Man in the Wilderness
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lone Wolf McQuade
High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
High Noon
High Noon
True Grit
True Grit
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
My Name is Nobody
My Name is Nobody
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Cheyenne Social Club
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
Posse
Posse
Gang of Roses
Gang of Roses
Extreme Prejudice
Extreme Prejudice
September Dawn
September Dawn
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
For a Few Dollars More
For a Few Dollars More
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
A Hell of a Ride
A Hell of a Ride
True Grit
True Grit
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Lust in the Dust
Lust in the Dust
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
Zandy's Bride
Zandy's Bride
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
The Missing
The Missing
Home on the Range
Home on the Range
The Shootist
The Shootist
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
Chisum
Chisum
Bandidas
Bandidas
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
Dead Man
Dead Man
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Far and Away
Far and Away
Charro!
Charro!
Giant
Giant
Casa de mi Padre
Casa de mi Padre
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Buffalo Soldiers
Buffalo Soldiers
River of No Return
River of No Return
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
The Magnificent Seven Ride
The Magnificent Seven Ride
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
God Forgives... I Don't!
God Forgives... I Don't!
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa
China 9, Liberty 37
China 9, Liberty 37
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Heaven with a Gun
Heaven with a Gun
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