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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
Young Guns
Young Guns
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun
The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Tombstone
Tombstone
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
Rango
Rango
Forsaken
Forsaken
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Shane
Shane
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
Man in the Wilderness
Man in the Wilderness
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
The Big Country
The Big Country
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Hondo
Hondo
Open Range
Open Range
Barb Wire
Barb Wire
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
High Noon
High Noon
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
Dove
Dove
Bandidas
Bandidas
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
True Grit
True Grit
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
River of No Return
River of No Return
The Searchers
The Searchers
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
Chisum
Chisum
My Name is Nobody
My Name is Nobody
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Culpepper Cattle Company
The Culpepper Cattle Company
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Homesman
The Homesman
Return of the Outlaws
Return of the Outlaws
Diablo
Diablo
Far and Away
Far and Away
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
Renegade
Renegade
Windwalker
Windwalker
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Dead Man
Dead Man
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
Giant
Giant
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Frank and Jesse
Frank and Jesse
The Missing
The Missing
The Shootist
The Shootist
Young Billy Young
Young Billy Young
Tickle Me
Tickle Me
For a Few Dollars More
For a Few Dollars More
The Wild Country
The Wild Country
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Dead Birds
Dead Birds
The Hi-Lo Country
The Hi-Lo Country
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Apache Blood
Apache Blood
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lone Wolf McQuade
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
El Dorado
El Dorado
Posse
Posse
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
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