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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
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Tombstone
Tombstone
Rango
Rango
MacKenna's Gold
MacKenna's Gold
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
The Gundown
The Gundown
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Young Guns
Young Guns
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
The Searchers
The Searchers
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
Shane
Shane
True Grit
True Grit
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
Open Range
Open Range
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)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
Young Ones
Young Ones
The Shootist
The Shootist
Hondo
Hondo
Winterhawk
Winterhawk
The Professionals
The Professionals
BloodRayne II: Deliverance
BloodRayne II: Deliverance
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
El Dorado
El Dorado
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Chisum
Chisum
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
Support Your Local Sheriff
Support Your Local Sheriff
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Goin' South
Goin' South
The Homesman
The Homesman
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
High Noon
High Noon
Silverado
Silverado
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon
Geronimo - An American Legend
Geronimo - An American Legend
Posse
Posse
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Wild Bill
Wild Bill
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
Kings of the Sun
Kings of the Sun
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Major Dundee
Major Dundee
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Maverick
Maverick
Frontera
Frontera
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Tickle Me
Tickle Me
City Slickers
City Slickers
Far and Away
Far and Away
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
Casa de mi padre
Casa de mi padre
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Valley of Gwangi
The Valley of Gwangi
A Man Called Horse
A Man Called Horse
Lawman
Lawman
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold
City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
The Wild Stallion
The Wild Stallion
September Dawn
September Dawn
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