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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
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
The Alamo
The Alamo
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Rango
Rango
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Rider
The Rider
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Maverick
Maverick
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Hostiles
Hostiles
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
Brimstone
Brimstone
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Mirage
Mirage
Zorro
Zorro
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
Posse
Posse
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Sukiyaki Western Django
Sukiyaki Western Django
The Virginian
The Virginian
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Good for Nothing
Good for Nothing
Dead Man
Dead Man
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Proposition
The Proposition
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
Red Hill
Red Hill
Ghostwolf, The Legend of
Ghostwolf, The Legend of
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
the last gunslinger
the last gunslinger
Bad Jim
Bad Jim
She Came to the Valley
She Came to the Valley
Outlaws And Angels
Outlaws And Angels
Dead in Tombstone
Dead in Tombstone
It Can Be Done, Amigo
It Can Be Done, Amigo
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Frank and Jesse
Frank and Jesse
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Silverado
Silverado
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Black '47
Black '47
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
True Grit
True Grit
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
The Last Two
The Last Two
Hollywood Out West
Hollywood Out West
Posse from Heaven
Posse from Heaven
Gone Are the Days
Gone Are the Days
Deserted
Deserted
Goldstone
Goldstone
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Jessi's Girls
Jessi's Girls
The Traveling Executioner
The Traveling Executioner
Marty: A Wild West Neverland
Marty: A Wild West Neverland
El Diablo
El Diablo
Diablo
Diablo
Scandalous John
Scandalous John
Smith!
Smith!
Cut-Throats Nine
Cut-Throats Nine
Brothers O'Toole
Brothers O'Toole
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Bounty
Bounty
A Hell of a Ride
A Hell of a Ride
Cowboys & Indians
Cowboys & Indians
The Man Who Came Back
The Man Who Came Back
Buckaroo
Buckaroo
The Gunslingers
The Gunslingers
Showdown
Showdown
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Goin' South
Goin' South
Skin Game
Skin Game
A Fistful of Dynamite
A Fistful of Dynamite
Sam Whiskey
Sam Whiskey
The Shooting
The Shooting
Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen
Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen
Treasure of Matecumbe
Treasure of Matecumbe
The Last Hard Men
The Last Hard Men
Wild Bill
Wild Bill
Comes a Horseman
Comes a Horseman
The Magnificent Seven Ride
The Magnificent Seven Ride
Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
They Call Me Trinity
They Call Me Trinity
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