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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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Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
American Mustang
American Mustang
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Rango
Rango
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
The Virginian
The Virginian
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
El Diablo
El Diablo
The Man From Laramie
All the Pretty Horses
Maverick
Brimstone
The Gunslingers
Cowboys and Aliens
3:10 to Yuma
Oblivion
The Proposition
The Shooting
The Last Outlaw
Outlaws And Angels
Paint Your Wagon
Three Amigos
El Condor
Soldier Blue
Wild Wild West
Echoes of War
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Barbed Wire
Blackthorn
Frank and Jesse
Texas Rangers
Silverado
The Long Riders
Goin' South
China 9, Liberty 37
Lawman
The Night of the Grizzly
Hud
Wild Horse Wild Ride
The Journeyman
The Burrowers
The Wild Stallion
Quigley Down Under
The Duel
Diablo
It Can Be Done, Amigo
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
Buckaroo
Ride a Crooked Trail
The Raiders
The Lone Star Trail
Grand Duel
Angel and the Badman
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Day of the Evil Gun
The Undefeated
Kid Blue
Zandy's Bride
The Wild Country
Smith!
Brothers In Arms
Falcon Song
Retribution Road
The Man Who Came Back
Grayeagle
The Warrior's Way
Dust
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Ride with the Devil
The Gambler, the Girl, and the Gunslinger
The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky
Prairie Fever
The Staircase
Justice
Valley Of Bones
Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo
In a Valley of Violence
Ardor
Buffalo Soldiers
Six Shooters
Shoot First and Pray You Live
Companeros
Paper Hearts
4Got10
Beyond the Law
Dove
Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen
Scandalous John
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