Skip to comments.Take 10: My All-Time Favorite Western Movies
Posted on 03/11/2017 10:56:52 AM PST by nickcarraway
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Breakheart Pass was not only a good Western, but one of the best train movies of all time.
Good list. Love the Wild Bunch and watch it on DVD. Also Clints spaghetti westerns.
Spaghetti Westerns — humor and violence in one movie. Can’t beat that.
Tombstone and the miniseries Lonesome Dove.
Could include Emperor of the North and Treasure of the Sierra Madre but some might balk at the classic Western designation.
These are all great, but Support Your Local Sheriff has to be in my top ten. ;-)
Let it never be doubted that American popular culture has conquered the world. Remember that the Western motif was essentially American morality tales.
Good list,visited Lone Pine California where some classics were filmed,also Monumemnt Valley where those John Ford Classics were filmed,one of the best trips of my life,also Sedona Arizona where another very good film Broken Arrow with James Stewart was filmed
Agreed. The original (wo Suzanne Pleshette).
Toss in “Open Range”, “The Outlaw Josey Whales”, “Santa Fe Trail”, “Winchester ‘73” and “Paint Your Wagon”.
Wayne “The Cowboys” The journey of boys into manhood.
great list, not hot for The Wild Bunch, or Once upon a Time in the West. Preferred Magnificent Seven to either those. Also like Cheyenne Autumn (Richard Widmark), McKenna’s Gold (Gregory Peck)My Darling Clementine (Henry Fonda). Also, anyone remember Henry Fonda in a shoot um up called Fire Creek?
Silverado is probably better than half the movies on your list.
I actually prefer Randolph Scott’s movies over John Wayne’s later 1965 movies.
Rio Bravo was remade as El Dorado and later as Rio Lobo. Rio Lobo starts as a Civil War story then turns into another Rio Bravo.
And let’s face it, some of Clark Gable and Errol flynn’s westerns were great!
“The Long Riders” & “The Hired Hand”
No Outlaw Jose Wales?
One of the better lists I have seen.
I would only change a few and that is not because I didn’t like the ones selected, just liked a few more better.
John Wayne always considered “Red River” as his best movie and I agree. He also always wore a belt buckle with the Red River “D” brand on it.
No other movie genre like it or ever will be.
A few years back(well sometime back) I had a Eastern European business associate that just could not understand the culture here. I showed him Lonesome Dove in a binge session. He got it.
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