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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 Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
The Revenant
The Revenant
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Young Guns
Young Guns
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Tombstone
Tombstone
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
The Searchers
The Searchers
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Rango
Rango
Open Range
Open Range
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter
The Big Country
The Big Country
High Noon
High Noon
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Gang of Roses
Gang of Roses
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Shane
Shane
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
My Name is Nobody
My Name is Nobody
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
Forsaken
Forsaken
Outlaws And Angels
Outlaws And Angels
The Lucky Texan
The Lucky Texan
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Far and Away
Far and Away
For a Few Dollars More
For a Few Dollars More
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Lust in the Dust
Lust in the Dust
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
From Noon till Three
From Noon till Three
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
The Professionals
The Professionals
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Support Your Local Gunfighter
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
Hondo
Hondo
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
In a Valley of Violence
In a Valley of Violence
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
The Homesman
The Homesman
River of No Return
River of No Return
Chisum
Chisum
The Man Who Came Back
The Man Who Came Back
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Grand Duel
Grand Duel
The Salvation
The Salvation
The Missouri Breaks
The Missouri Breaks
Barb Wire
Barb Wire
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High
El Dorado
El Dorado
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Bandolero!
Bandolero!
Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
The Valley of Gwangi
The Valley of Gwangi
True Grit
True Grit
Giant
Giant
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
The White Buffalo
The White Buffalo
Stay Away, Joe
Stay Away, Joe
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Buffalo Soldiers
Buffalo Soldiers
Dove
Dove
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
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