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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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Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms
Dead Birds
Dead Birds
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Homesman
The Homesman
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Tombstone
Tombstone
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Shane
Shane
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Pale Rider
Pale Rider
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Young Guns
Young Guns
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
Rango
Rango
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Searchers
The Searchers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
MacKenna's Gold
MacKenna's Gold
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
Hidalgo
Hidalgo
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Renegade
Renegade
High Noon
High Noon
Open Range
Open Range
Hondo
Hondo
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
River of No Return
River of No Return
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Blackthorn
Blackthorn
Hannie Caulder
Hannie Caulder
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
Hang 'em High
Hang 'em High
Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu)
Far and Away
Far and Away
The Missing
The Missing
Silent Tongue
Silent Tongue
The Secret of Navajo Cave (Legend of Cougar Canyon)
The Secret of Navajo Cave (Legend of Cougar Canyon)
True Grit
True Grit
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Gallowwalkers
Gallowwalkers
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Bandidas
Bandidas
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)
Chisum
Chisum
Lawman
Lawman
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Wild Horse, Wild Ride
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
My Name Is Nobody (Il mio nome e Nessuno)
Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Silverado
Silverado
A Cold Day In Hell
A Cold Day In Hell
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman
Kings of the Sun
Kings of the Sun
The Proposition
The Proposition
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
The Cowboys
The Cowboys
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
The Legend of Zorro
The Legend of Zorro
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lone Wolf McQuade
Dead Man
Dead Man
The Dead and the Damned (Cowboys & Zombies)
The Dead and the Damned (Cowboys & Zombies)
City Slickers
City Slickers
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
Casa de mi padre
Casa de mi padre
Frontera
Frontera
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Shootist
The Shootist
The Gundown
The Gundown
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Flaming Star
Flaming Star
Ace High
Ace High
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
American Outlaws
American Outlaws
Red Sun
Red Sun
True Grit
True Grit
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