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So I've been on a western kick lately:

I've recently watched:

Lonesome Dove (TV miniseries)
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Pale Rider
Unforgiven
Open Range
3:10 to Yuma (Remake)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

I've seen (a long time ago) but need to revisit:

Magnificent 7
Butch Cassidy
The No Name Trilogy

One's I haven't seen but need to:

Once Upon a Time in the West
True Grit (Original...but probably need to revisit Coens' version too as I only saw it once in theaters)
The Proposition


Anyone else have any good recs that I haven't listed or opinions on the genre?


Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:54 pm
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Tombstone (1993) is pretty good. I'd even go so far as to say that I enjoyed Young Guns (1988) despite the brat pack billing and modernish sensibilities (it is hardly "required watching" though).

Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956) are classic John Wayne, though some object to some of the comic relief elements in the latter outing.


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I always had a soft spot for Wyatt Earp and Silverado.

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Johnny Larue wrote:
Tombstone (1993) is pretty good. I'd even go so far as to say that I enjoyed Young Guns (1988) despite the brat pack billing and modernish sensibilities (it is hardly "required watching" though).

Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956) are classic John Wayne, though some object to some of the comic relief elements in the latter outing.


I've seen Tombstone more times than I can count, and Young Guns enough. I do need to add The Searchers as I've never seen that one, and have always heard it's one of the best Western's ever made. I just remembered Shane as well.


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Red River, Fort Apache and My Darling Clementine.

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This is a genre I'd like to get more into. I haven't seen a lot, but I've seen a few that I like.

I'll start in shame. I've only seen one Sergio Leone film: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

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Man from Laramie, Man of the West.


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One that has not been mentioned yet : The Big Country (1958)

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The Unforgiven

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High Noon and Shane are a couple of well known oldies that haven't been mentioned. I'm not in love with either, but think they are good.

If you like a little comedy with your westerns I seem to recall enjoying They Càll Me Trinity and The Life and Times of a Judge Roy Bean in my youth. Quigley Down Under, although mostly in Austalia, is an entertaining Western/comedy.


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The Wild Bunch is one of my 10 favorite movies ever made period. So, it certainly fits in this thread.

Winchester '73 is pretty fantastic too. As are many of the others already named.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is wonderful also.

John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, Anthony Mann, and Sergio Leone. See everything you can by those guys and you'll have done pretty good for yourself.


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