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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
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Revenant
The Revenant
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Tombstone
Tombstone
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Rango
Rango
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Dust
Dust
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
The Searchers
The Searchers
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Shane
Shane
Gang of Roses
Gang of Roses
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
 The Beguiled
The Beguiled
Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun
High Noon
High Noon
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
River of No Return
River of No Return
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Open Range
Open Range
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
The Big Country
The Big Country
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Hondo
Hondo
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
El Diablo
El Diablo
High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Chato's Land
Chato's Land
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
In a Valley of Violence
In a Valley of Violence
Forsaken
Forsaken
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
City Slickers
City Slickers
The Mountain Men
The Mountain Men
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Man in the Wilderness
Man in the Wilderness
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Heaven with a Gun
Heaven with a Gun
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Gunfighter
Gunfighter
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
Shenandoah
Shenandoah
Outlaws And Angels
Outlaws And Angels
Giant
Giant
Dove
Dove
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Barquero
Barquero
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
The Missing
The Missing
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Silverado
Silverado
Lust in the Dust
Lust in the Dust
Honkytonk Man
Honkytonk Man
Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Chisum
Chisum
The Undefeated
The Undefeated
Stay Away, Joe
Stay Away, Joe
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High
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