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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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Grey Owl
Grey Owl
Dust
Dust
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
BloodRayne 2: Deliverance
BloodRayne 2: Deliverance
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
Tombstone
Tombstone
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Shane
Shane
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
Rango
Rango
The Searchers
The Searchers
Young Guns
Young Guns
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
The Big Country
The Big Country
The Homesman
The Homesman
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
High Noon
High Noon
True Grit
True Grit
For a Few Dollars More
For a Few Dollars More
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Tickle Me
Tickle Me
El Dorado
El Dorado
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
Gang of Roses
Gang of Roses
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Oblivion
Oblivion
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
The Missouri Breaks
The Missouri Breaks
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Gundown
The Gundown
Triggerman
Triggerman
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Slow West
Slow West
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
River of No Return
River of No Return
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman
True Grit
True Grit
Little Big Man
Little Big Man
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Lawman
Lawman
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming
Far and Away
Far and Away
Apache Blood
Apache Blood
Shadowheart
Shadowheart
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Open Range
Open Range
The Lucky Texan
The Lucky Texan
Kings of the Sun
Kings of the Sun
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days
Frontera
Frontera
Renegade
Renegade
The Proud and the Damned
The Proud and the Damned
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
A Man Called Horse
A Man Called Horse
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Honkytonk Man
Honkytonk Man
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
The Way of the West
The Way of the West
The Salvation
The Salvation
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
Gunfight at La Mesa
Gunfight at La Mesa
Frank and Jesse
Frank and Jesse
The Stalking Moon
The Stalking Moon
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