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(Kotaku)   Five Westerns you must see before dying. This list is why we don't let video game people make lists   (kotaku.com) divider line 220
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2010-03-11 02:29:32 PM  
Well, I can name the Best Western.

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2010-03-11 02:31:15 PM  
How about...

The Searchers?
True Grit?
The Commancheros?
The Shootist?

There's a reason John Wayne is the greatest cowboy ever.

Also, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly? Unforgiven?

WTF
 
2010-03-11 02:35:43 PM  
Any list of greatest westerns that omits The Searchers can be easily dismissed.
 
2010-03-11 02:35:45 PM  
That list sucked balls. Any list would without Unforgiven on it.
 
2010-03-11 02:37:49 PM  
Was that really a "best westerns" list without a hint of Eastwood. My God, it's full of Fail.
 
2010-03-11 02:42:14 PM  
1. The Outlaw Josey Wales
2. The Outlaw Josey Wales
3. The Outlaw Josey Wales
4. The Outlaw Josey Wales
5. The Outlaw Josey Wales
 
2010-03-11 02:49:56 PM  
There's nothing wrong with that list. That's a damn fine list.
 
2010-03-11 02:54:17 PM  
My 5 in no particular order:

The Proposition
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Man With No Name trilogy
Unforgiven
Maverick

/last one is a joke, kinda - probably my favorite comedy western
 
2010-03-11 02:55:35 PM  
That list is useless without Silverado.
 
2010-03-11 02:57:43 PM  
DamnYankees: /last one is a joke, kinda - probably my favorite comedy western

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2010-03-11 03:01:38 PM  
What about Shane?
 
2010-03-11 03:07:50 PM  
DamnYankees: The Proposition

good movie
they need more Australian westerns!
and I bet a Boer South African one would be pretty cool
 
2010-03-11 03:15:31 PM  
Julieahni: What about Shane?

Come back Shane! Come back!

/always gets me
//me and Al Bundy
 
2010-03-11 03:16:51 PM  
Actually, this list is fail without Tombstone.

/your huckleberry
 
2010-03-11 03:17:21 PM  
Vampire_Blues: DamnYankees: The Proposition

good movie
they need more Australian westerns!
and I bet a Boer South African one would be pretty cool


I liked that movie except for the soundtrack which I thought was grating. I like some of Nick Cave's stuff but that soundtrack really detracted from an otherwise strong movie.
 
2010-03-11 03:17:45 PM  
Who gives a shiat about Westerns? This is the 21st Century.
 
2010-03-11 03:18:00 PM  
The Sheriff is near!

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2010-03-11 03:18:07 PM  
Yeah, that's some epic fail.
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"The only problem you've got, Kotaku, is a short supply of guts."
 
2010-03-11 03:18:51 PM  
Psumek: Julieahni: What about Shane?

Come back Shane! Come back!

/always gets me
//me and Al Bundy


I was named after that movie. People yell that at me when I leave sometimes.
 
2010-03-11 03:18:54 PM  
kotaku also listed the most influencial game in all history as "Mario Kart" I shat ye not. Kotaku is all kinds of totally full of shiat, not to start a flamewar, they are and always have been die hard ps3 fanboy. So they have THAT kind of taste. Hence the lack of The Magnificent Seven this list or The Good Bad and Ugly.
 
2010-03-11 03:19:43 PM  
Open Range
 
2010-03-11 03:19:45 PM  
www.wildeast.net
 
2010-03-11 03:19:53 PM  
Can't get the link at work, so I'll just say if "The Wild Bunch" isn't on it, it's not worth a bucket of piss.
 
2010-03-11 03:20:10 PM  
Unforgiven should be on the list.

3:10 to Yuma should get an honorable mention just because I thought it was well done. I would also request Appaloosa get a nod for "most realistic gunfighting scene, ever, in a Western" since the build up to it lasted 3/4 of the movie and the gunfight lasted about 12 seconds.
 
2010-03-11 03:20:10 PM  
At least the list is Costner-free.
 
2010-03-11 03:20:38 PM  
I'm glad to see Stagecoach on that list. It far outshines anything John Ford has ever done.
 
2010-03-11 03:21:24 PM  
Overdose: How about...

Also, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?

WTF


Seconded.
 
2010-03-11 03:22:01 PM  
No Rio Bravo? No Shane? No High Noon? Big FAIL.
 
2010-03-11 03:22:20 PM  
kronicfeld: 1. The Outlaw Josey Wales
2. The Outlaw Josey Wales
3. The Outlaw Josey Wales
4. The Outlaw Josey Wales
5. The Outlaw Josey Wales The Unforgiven


FTFY, but I still want your newsletter.
 
2010-03-11 03:22:25 PM  
The Proposition is the only good western I've seen in the past decade.

/bleak, but very well-acted
 
2010-03-11 03:22:33 PM  
supersockman: Who gives a shiat about Westerns? This is the 21st Century.

uhh you do know they were ALL made like 2 centuries after the very very short and in many ways totally imaginary era in which they are set right?

OMG WHO CARES ABOUT SPARTANS, THAT WAS ALL LIKE SO LONG AGO... was not something that kept people away from 300, which in many ways (very very campy ways) was much like a classic western.

Yeah and the same goes for any other movie right? If it's not set in the right now you don't care? Where is your limit on that? The 1970s-2020, if the movie is set out of that range you just refuse to watch it. Hellzapopin and The Stranger, these movies just don't exist to you eh?
 
2010-03-11 03:22:38 PM  
I know it's a space western, but how about some Serenity?
 
2010-03-11 03:23:59 PM  
HulkHogan: Actually, this list is fail without Tombstone.

/your huckleberry


and the Quick and the Dead
 
2010-03-11 03:23:59 PM  
Is Rio Bravo on the list? It's not top five but it's hella good.

1. Tombstone
2. The Searchers
Then everything else.
 
2010-03-11 03:24:48 PM  
Brokeback Mountain?
 
2010-03-11 03:24:56 PM  
Seconded on the absence of Eastwood. Watched Unforgiven years after it came out and won all those awards, at which point I was reminded of how good of a film it was.

Given the scope of the genre, the list must be longer than five.
 
2010-03-11 03:25:06 PM  
MysticSavage: At least the list is Costner-free.

Open Range is farking amazing.
 
2010-03-11 03:25:38 PM  
Can't forget Lust in the Dust
 
2010-03-11 03:28:16 PM  
Julieahni: What about Shane?

pretty sure thats my moms favorite movie of all time. her western taste is top notch, her other movies..not so much
 
2010-03-11 03:28:45 PM  
WTF were they thinking? This list is so bad it should be deleted and the author should be purged from the internets for life.
 
2010-03-11 03:29:06 PM  
List has Wild Bunch on it, so I'll give it a pass.

Fano: Can't forget Lust in the Dust

No matter how hard you try.
 
2010-03-11 03:29:32 PM  
Julieahni: What about Shane?

This.

I had an older buddy who has long since passed away that loved film as much as I did. We used to talk about our first out of body experience in a movie. For me it was Star Wars. For him it was Shane.
 
2010-03-11 03:29:40 PM  
I guess they thought they had to be different, so they omitted a few to gain controversy for their article. And here we are, giving them that publicity.
 
2010-03-11 03:30:08 PM  
DamnYankees: My 5 in no particular order:

The Proposition
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Man With No Name trilogy
Unforgiven
Maverick

/last one is a joke, kinda - probably my favorite comedy western


The Assassination is the kind of slow burn western thats so agonizingly slow you wonder if your cigar went out altogether. God that movie was BORING. Good list otherwise. I loved Maverick.

Mine:

1) Unforgiven
2) The Proposition
3) The Outlaw Josie Wales
4) Tombstone
5) 3:10 to Yuma
 
2010-03-11 03:30:09 PM  
 
2010-03-11 03:31:16 PM  
That list fails without "American Outlaw".

heh heh
 
2010-03-11 03:31:27 PM  
Would you count Treasure of the Sierra Madre as a Western? It takes place in the '20s, but then it has Walter Huston doing this (new window).
 
2010-03-11 03:31:45 PM  
I think this glare is very appropriate. Stupid list.
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2010-03-11 03:31:51 PM  
Gotta agree with the fail for forgetting The Magnificent Seven and The Good, The bad and The Ugly.

/Rio Lobo and Rooster Cogburn are personal favorites.
 
2010-03-11 03:31:59 PM  
No Searchers? Or Shane? Or Tombstone?

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