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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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The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Black '47
Black '47
Rango
Rango
Maverick
Maverick
The Alamo
The Alamo
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Hostiles
Hostiles
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Dead Man
Dead Man
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
Posse
Posse
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Companeros
Companeros
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
The Rider
The Rider
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
The Shooting
The Shooting
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Good for Nothing
Good for Nothing
Silverado
Silverado
They Call Me Trinity
They Call Me Trinity
True Grit
True Grit
Mirage
Mirage
The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw
Showdown
Showdown
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Wyatt Earp's Revenge
Wyatt Earp's Revenge
The Legend Of Hells Gate
The Legend Of Hells Gate
Frontier Horizon
Frontier Horizon
Don Q, Son of Zorro
Don Q, Son of Zorro
Marty: A Wild West Neverland
Marty: A Wild West Neverland
Scandalous John
Scandalous John
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Buckaroo
Buckaroo
From Noon till Three
From Noon till Three
Man From Colorado, The
Man From Colorado, The
Damsel
Damsel
Gone Are the Days
Gone Are the Days
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
The Traveling Executioner
The Traveling Executioner
Zorro
Zorro
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
El Diablo
El Diablo
Grand Duel
Grand Duel
Diablo
Diablo
The Virginian
The Virginian
Renegade
Renegade
Cowboys & Indians
Cowboys & Indians
The Man Who Came Back
The Man Who Came Back
Best of the Badmen
Best of the Badmen
The Gunfighters
The Gunfighters
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
The Proposition
The Proposition
Thomasine & Bushrod
Thomasine & Bushrod
Skin Game
Skin Game
Red Sun
Red Sun
Lawman
Lawman
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave
Django
Django
Hell to Pay
Hell to Pay
The Hateful 8
The Hateful 8
The Keeping Room
The Keeping Room
The Revenant
The Revenant
Sein letztererrat
Sein letztererrat
No Country Forld Men
No Country Forld Men
Sacramento
Sacramento
Marx Brothers: Go West
Marx Brothers: Go West
Dove
Dove
Ghost Rock
Ghost Rock
Star in the Dust
Star in the Dust
The Long Ride Home
The Long Ride Home
The Misfits
The Misfits
Day of the Outlaw
Day of the Outlaw
Little House on the Prairie: The Last Farewell
Little House on the Prairie: The Last Farewell
The Fastest Gun Alive
The Fastest Gun Alive
Giant
Giant
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West
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