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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 these, 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.

Django Unchained
Django Unchained
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
They Call Me Trinity
They Call Me Trinity
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Deadwood: The Movie
Deadwood: The Movie
Vampires
Vampires
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Maverick
Maverick
Silverado
Silverado
True Grit
True Grit
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Zorro
Zorro
Red Sun
Red Sun
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Thomasine & Bushrod
Thomasine & Bushrod
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Posse
Posse
Hell On The Border
Hell On The Border
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
the last gunslinger
the last gunslinger
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Lawman
Lawman
The Rowdy Girls
The Rowdy Girls
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider
Ride a Crooked Trail
Ride a Crooked Trail
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Dead in Tombstone
Dead in Tombstone
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
The Man From Laramie
The Man From Laramie
The Rider
The Rider
Grand Duel
Grand Duel
The Virginian
The Virginian
Frank and Jesse
Frank and Jesse
Wild Bill
Wild Bill
Outlaws And Angels
Outlaws And Angels
All Hell Broke Loose
All Hell Broke Loose
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Gunfighter
Gunfighter
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Cowboys & Indians
Cowboys & Indians
Dust
Dust
Dead Man
Dead Man
Black '47
Black '47
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
El Condor
El Condor
Renegade
Renegade
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
The Proposition
The Proposition
The Undefeated
The Undefeated
Duck, You Sucker
Duck, You Sucker
Hostiles
Hostiles
Brimstone
Brimstone
Ghost Rock
Ghost Rock
Day of the Evil Gun
Day of the Evil Gun
Backtrack!
Backtrack!
Winterhawk
Winterhawk
The Magnificent Seven Ride
The Magnificent Seven Ride
Jessi's Girls
Jessi's Girls
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
The Far Side of Jericho
The Far Side of Jericho
Oblivion
Oblivion
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman
Wild Horse Wild Ride
Wild Horse Wild Ride
Blackthorn
Blackthorn
Red Hill
Red Hill
Sierra
Sierra
Damsel
Damsel
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Dead Again in Tombstone
Dead Again in Tombstone
Outlaws: Legend of O.B. Taggart
Outlaws: Legend of O.B. Taggart
4Got10
4Got10
Skin Game
Skin Game
A Fistful of Dynamite
A Fistful of Dynamite
Hud
Hud
Good for Nothing
Good for Nothing
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Defiance
Defiance
The Burrowers
The Burrowers
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