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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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Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Hostiles
Hostiles
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Rango
Rango
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Young Billy Young
Young Billy Young
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
From Noon till Three
From Noon till Three
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
They Call Me Trinity
They Call Me Trinity
Red Hill
Red Hill
The Magnificent Seven Ride
The Magnificent Seven Ride
Barquero
Barquero
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Maverick
Maverick
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
The Virginian
The Virginian
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
Ride a Crooked Trail
Ride a Crooked Trail
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa
True Grit
True Grit
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
Showdown
Showdown
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Red Sun
Red Sun
Dead Again in Tombstone
Dead Again in Tombstone
The Hateful 8
The Hateful 8
Zorro
Zorro
Brimstone
Brimstone
In a Valley of Violence
In a Valley of Violence
El Diablo
El Diablo
El Condor
El Condor
Bounty
Bounty
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
Best of the Badmen
Best of the Badmen
The Last Hard Men
The Last Hard Men
Wild Bill
Wild Bill
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Lawman
Lawman
The Rider
The Rider
Walker
Walker
Blackthorn
Blackthorn
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Silverado
Silverado
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
Snowy River
Snowy River
The Journeyman
The Journeyman
Straight To Hell
Straight To Hell
The Raiders
The Raiders
A Man Called Gannon
A Man Called Gannon
Casa de mi Padre
Casa de mi Padre
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
4Got10
4Got10
Good for Nothing
Good for Nothing
Goin' South
Goin' South
The Undefeated
The Undefeated
American Mustang
American Mustang
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman
Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider
Oblivion
Oblivion
The Proposition
The Proposition
Dust
Dust
Posse from Heaven
Posse from Heaven
Reiter gegen Sitting Bull
Reiter gegen Sitting Bull
Spuk am Lagerfeuer - Grim Prairie Tales
Spuk am Lagerfeuer - Grim Prairie Tales
Der weite Weg nach Westen
Der weite Weg nach Westen
Blood Country
Blood Country
Gone Are the Days
Gone Are the Days
Der gnadenlose Rächer
Der gnadenlose Rächer
Die Rückkehr der glorreichen Sieben
Die Rückkehr der glorreichen Sieben
Der Mann aus Kentucky
Der Mann aus Kentucky
Latigo
Latigo
Die Rache der glorreichen Sieben
Die Rache der glorreichen Sieben
Deserted
Deserted
Der Dicke ist nicht zu bremsen
Der Dicke ist nicht zu bremsen
Der Einäugige
Der Einäugige
Das Wiegenlied vom Totschlag
Das Wiegenlied vom Totschlag
Die Krieger der Cheyenne
Die Krieger der Cheyenne
Die Krieger der Cheyenne
Die Krieger der Cheyenne
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
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