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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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Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Homesman
The Homesman
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Tombstone
Tombstone
Rango
Rango
Blueberry (Renegade)
Blueberry (Renegade)
Young Guns
Young Guns
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
Open Range
Open Range
Young Ones
Young Ones
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
The Gundown
The Gundown
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
MacKenna's Gold
MacKenna's Gold
Shane
Shane
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
Support Your Local Sheriff
Support Your Local Sheriff
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
The Shootist
The Shootist
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Lawman
Lawman
The Searchers
The Searchers
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
True Grit
True Grit
Big Jake
Big Jake
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
Chisum
Chisum
Goin' South
Goin' South
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
El Dorado
El Dorado
Winterhawk
Winterhawk
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Tickle Me
Tickle Me
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Frontera
Frontera
River of No Return
River of No Return
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Frank and Jesse
Frank and Jesse
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
BloodRayne II: Deliverance
BloodRayne II: Deliverance
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
The Professionals
The Professionals
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
Far and Away
Far and Away
The Missing
The Missing
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Hondo
Hondo
The Stalking Moon
The Stalking Moon
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days
The Missouri Breaks
The Missouri Breaks
Triggerman
Triggerman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Geronimo - An American Legend
Geronimo - An American Legend
Posse
Posse
Grey Owl
Grey Owl
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Bandidas
Bandidas
Charro!
Charro!
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lone Wolf McQuade
True Grit
True Grit
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
Ulzana's Raid
Ulzana's Raid
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
City Slickers
City Slickers
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
From Noon Till Three
From Noon Till Three
Wild Bill
Wild Bill
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