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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
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Hostiles
Hostiles
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Young Billy Young
Young Billy Young
Rango
Rango
From Noon till Three
From Noon till Three
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Magnificent Seven Ride
The Magnificent Seven Ride
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
Barquero
Barquero
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Paint Your Wagon
Ride with the Devil
Soldier Blue
Silverado
True Grit
Tom Horn
Zorro
The Beguiled
3:10 to Yuma
The Last Outlaw
Maverick
The Hateful 8
5 Card Stud
The Warrior's Way
Cowboy Up
Outlaws And Angels
Pancho Villa
Albuquerque
Meek's Cutoff
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Geronimo: An American Legend
Justice
The Virginian
Brothers In Arms
Three Amigos
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Garden of Evil
Die Comancheros
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Staircase
Bounty
Best of the Badmen
Blackthorn
Ride a Crooked Trail
A Cold Day in Hell
Wild Bill
Black Bart
The Proposition
All the Pretty Horses
The Undefeated
The Night of the Grizzly
Hud
The Culpepper Cattle Company
The Journeyman
American Mustang
Billy the Kid
Ghostwolf, The Legend of
In a Valley of Violence
Wild Horse Wild Ride
Red Hill
A Man Called Sledge (1970 fim)
4Got10
Dust
Deserted
Duell Am Wind River
Sacramento
Die 7. Kavallerie
Blutrache in Montana
The Raiders
Shoot Out
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy
Good for Nothing
The Magnificent Dead
Der Dunkle Turm
Wild Wild West
El Condor
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Angel and the Badman
Dawn Rider
Casa de mi Padre
Pharaoh's Army
The Burrowers
Sukiyaki Western Django
Dead Man
Goin' South
Red Sun
Lawman
Death Rides a Horse
Posse from Heaven
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