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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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Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Rango
Rango
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Hostiles
Hostiles
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
The Revenant
The Revenant
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
They Call Me Trinity
They Call Me Trinity
The Legend Of Ben Hall
The Legend Of Ben Hall
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
The Searchers
The Searchers
Westworld
Westworld
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
River of No Return
River of No Return
Young Billy Young
Young Billy Young
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Broken Trail
Broken Trail
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo
Hondo
Hondo
High Noon
High Noon
Lonesome Dove Church
Lonesome Dove Church
The Big Country
The Big Country
Maverick
Maverick
The Staircase
The Staircase
Once Upon a Texas Train
Once Upon a Texas Train
Bowery Boys: Bowery Buckaroos
Bowery Boys: Bowery Buckaroos
They Died With Their Boots On
They Died With Their Boots On
Horse Soldiers
Horse Soldiers
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
A Man Called Horse
A Man Called Horse
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Return to Snowy River
Return to Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
The Man from Snowy River
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder
Zorro
Zorro
Dead 7
Dead 7
The Command
The Command
The Ridiculous 6
The Ridiculous 6
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
My Name is Nobody
My Name is Nobody
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Shane
Shane
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa
The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid
El Dorado
El Dorado
Hell to Pay
Hell to Pay
Double D Dude Ranch
Double D Dude Ranch
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Django
Django
Savage Pampas (1966 film)
Savage Pampas (1966 film)
High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter
Giant
Giant
Laurel & Hardy: Way Out West
Laurel & Hardy: Way Out West
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Bounty
Bounty
Barquero
Barquero
Silverado
Silverado
True Grit
True Grit
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
Love Comes Softly
Love Comes Softly
Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid
Western Mail
Western Mail
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
Indian Territory
Indian Territory
Doc
Doc
The Gunfight at Dodge City
The Gunfight at Dodge City
The Lonely Man
The Lonely Man
The Virginian
The Virginian
Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
The Big Cat
The Big Cat
Rio Grande
Rio Grande
Cowboys & Indians
Cowboys & Indians
Thunder in the Sun
Thunder in the Sun
Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender
Apache (film)
Apache (film)
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Nevada Smith
Nevada Smith
Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave
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