The 25 greatest westerns of all time?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Which are they, which are your favorites, what makes a great western?8) :D
     
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    "Shane" has got to be one of the best. And probably the original make of
    "Stagecoach". After those two, you can probably pick your own. I seem to
    recall a John Wayne/Montgomery Clift movie about a cattle drive that was good, too.

    Charles
     
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    That would be Red River, Charles...:D

    Shane is definitely a great Western! that would get a vote from me.

    Gee, where does one start?...A personal recent favourite 'Open Range' Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall...
     
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    does 'Blazing Saddles' count??? :lol:
     
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    Les'Bride, have you ever seen the movie titled "Vinnetou"? This is something intersting, Indians shouting "halt" or "Hände hoch " all over around etc....

    I like John Wayne and all westerns where he starred.Especially "Rio Bravo"
    Also I like "Dances with wolves" with Kevin Costner.
     

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    The Searchers
    The Man who Shot Liberty Valence (The Duke, Jimmy Stewart AND Lee Marvin)
    The Treasure of Sierra Madre
    Red River
     

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    Just to name a few of my favorites

    My Darling Clementine
    Hondo
    The Man who shot Libery Vallence
    The Outlaw Josie Wales
    Hang em High
    Unforgiven
    High Plains Drifter
    The Searchers
    High Noon
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Paint Your Wagon
    The Shootist
    El Dorado
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    McClintock
    Rooster Cogburn

    And on the humor side.......
    Maverick
    Support you Local Sheriff
    The Apple Dumpling Gang
    Blazing Saddles
     
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    If Balzing Saddles counts then I nominate Evil Roy Slade and The Villian, where else will you see Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Cowboy movie?
     
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    Older Westerns:

    Any Clint Eastwood Western, and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

    Newer Westerns:

    Silverado, Tombstone and Unforgiven.

    Does Jeremiah Johnson count as a Western? That's a really good movie.
     
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    Tombstone
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Searchers
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
    High Noon
    The Wild Bunch
    My Darling Clementine
    Fort Apache
    Stagecoach

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    Hi Lucky,

    >Which are they, which are your favorites, what makes a great western?8) :D

    Support your local Sheriff!
    Barbarosa
    West World ;)

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    Henning (HoHun)
     
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    One of my favorite comedy westerns is "Rustler's Rhapsody". If you have watched the old westerns, the cliches are throughout in a funny spoof of the old westerns like the good guy never shooting the bad guy, just shooting the gun out of his hand. Tom Berenger plays the "good guy" with GW Bailey as the town drunk and Andy Griffith as "The Colonel".

    If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I laughed my head off.
     
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    I like Westerns, but wouldn't say they're my favourite genre so couldn't choose 25. I will say in no real order:

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (on of my all time top films, it's a masterpiece)
    For A Few Dollars More
    A Fistful of Dollars
    A Fistful of Dynamite
    Tombstone
    Open Range
    Unforgiven
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Wild Bunch
    No Country for Old Men (does that count?)
     
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    High Plains Drifter
    Tombstone
    Dances With Wolves
    Good/Bad/Ugly
     
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    Oh, I forgot one of the more forgotten spaghetti westerns that Clint Eastwood did......

    Two mules for Sister Sara.

    If you can find it.......get it.........it's greatness!!!!

    Cat Ballou!!!!! OMG, I forgot about that one. Where I hate Hanoi Jane for her politics, man oh man, she was an 11 on a 10 scale in hotness!!!!
     
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    A few quick ones for me although most have been posted....

    Open Range (man, was this one great!)
    Unforgiven
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Shane
    The Long Riders
    The Quiet Rage ( check this one out!)
    Joe Kidd or Two Mules for Sister Sarah or The Good , the Bad and the Ugly or....


    Does Westworld count?
     
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    Gulp, I would had never thought that Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns were that known outside Italy...

    Here's my list, in random order

    High Noon - Fred Zinnermann
    Little Big Man - Arthur Penn
    Soldier Blue - Ralph Nelson
    Soleil Rouge (red sun ?) - Terence Young
    Giù la Testa (a fistful of Dynamite) - Sergio Leone
    C'era una volta il West (once upon a time in the west) - Sergio Leone
    Pale Rider - Clint Eastwood
    Pat Garrett Billy the Kid - Sam Peckinpah
    The Wild Bunch - Sam Peckinpah

    About Leone, I would recommend "C'era una volta in America" (once upon a time in America) if you can find the original 220' version, not the 135' cut originally distributed in USA by the local producer.
     
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    Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone....WHAT A TEAM! Will we ever see a duo like that again, in ANY genre? 8)
     
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