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About Western Movies

The Western genre is a group of films set in a very particular place and timeâ€"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 Westernsâ€"most notably the work of director John Fordâ€"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 Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
American Mustang
American Mustang
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Rango
Rango
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Brimstone
Brimstone
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Maverick
Maverick
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Last Outlaw
3:10 to Yuma
Paint Your Wagon
The Virginian
True Grit
In a Valley of Violence
The Gunslingers
Geronimo: An American Legend
Lonely Are the Brave
Grayeagle
Pancho Villa
Silverado
Goin' South
Outlaws And Angels
Apache Blood
Three Amigos
Wild Wild West
Dawn Rider
The Warrior's Way
Dead Man
Cheatin' Hearts
Soldier Blue
Zorro
Ardor
The Donner Party
Renegade
A Hell of a Ride
Wild Horse Wild Ride
The Deadly Trackers
Convict Cowboy
Best of the Badmen
Ride with the Devil
The Undefeated
Hud
Casa de mi Padre
Jory
Dove
The Culpepper Cattle Company
They Rode West
Shoot Out
Winterhawk
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy
Jonah Hex
4Got10
Brothers In Arms
Good for Nothing
The Man Who Came Back
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Proposition
Frontier Horizon
Albuquerque
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
O Matador
The King's Guard
The Meeksville Ghost
Viceroy
They Call Me Hallelujah
Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe
A Town Called Hell
The Magnificent Dead
Molly And Lawless John
Savage Land
She Came to the Valley
Gone With The West
Any Gun Can Play
Outlaws: Legend of O.B. Taggart
Kid Vengeance
The Gambler, the Girl, and the Gunslinger
The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky
Prairie Fever
The Staircase
Justice
Valley Of Bones
Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo
The Journeyman
El Diablo
Buffalo Soldiers
Six Shooters
Shoot First and Pray You Live
Kid Blue
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