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(Vulture)   There's a lot of tension in the air right now. Old president, new president, Brexit, the list goes on. So let's ease that pressure with a calm discussion about the 50 best western movies of all time. Tag is for the genre   (vulture.com) divider line
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2021-01-19 6:25:21 PM  
there are some decent flicks there, but they're out of order. and some just don't belong AT ALL. and the usual headscratching omissions (The Spoilers, anything by Wm S. Hart, The Virginian, Silverado...)
nice to see Bad Company listed, though.
 
2021-01-19 6:26:21 PM  
Straight To Hell (1987)
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2021-01-19 6:28:19 PM  
oh, right. no Tombstone.
 
2021-01-19 6:35:07 PM  
No Paint Your Wagon? Boo, hiss.
 
2021-01-19 6:36:26 PM  

fragMasterFlash: No Paint Your Wagon? Boo, hiss.


and no Cat Ballou.
 
2021-01-19 6:43:24 PM  
Star Wars Ep IV, A New Hope.
 
2021-01-19 7:20:06 PM  
That list is all over the place, but at least it included Blazing Saddles.
 
2021-01-19 7:29:15 PM  

dionysusaur: Star Wars Ep IV, A New Hope.


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2021-01-19 7:38:07 PM  
Great Northfield Minnesota Raid or The Long Riders. pick one, Vulture.
 
2021-01-19 7:53:41 PM  
Destry Rides Again?

Young Jimmy Stewart
Marlene Dietrich in a bar brawl
Etc
 
2021-01-19 8:03:31 PM  
Kelly's Heroes | "Showdown with a Tiger"
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2021-01-19 8:09:03 PM  
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Final Duel (1966 HD)
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2021-01-19 8:46:40 PM  

fluffy_pope: oh, right. no Tombstone.


Get the rope.
 
2021-01-19 9:01:55 PM  
No Rango?

Unforgiven should had been No. 1
 
2021-01-19 9:24:43 PM  
Star Trek the Original Series

Paint Your Wagon
How the West Was Won
 
2021-01-19 9:48:18 PM  

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2021-01-19 9:48:55 PM  

JustSurfin: Star Trek the Original Series

Paint Your Wagon
How the West Was Won


Going in that direction, Firefly/ Serenity.
 
2021-01-19 9:51:11 PM  

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For a Few Dollars More - Final Duel (1965 HD)
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2021-01-19 9:51:31 PM  
Will Smith's Wild, Wild West. It's the only western with a giant mechanical spider and a flying bicycle, so it handily claims the award for "only western with a giant mechanical spider and a flying bicycle".
 
2021-01-19 9:52:45 PM  
I didn't see No Country for Old Men on that list.
 
2021-01-19 9:53:22 PM  
Blazing saddles. The rest are just false bravado and romanticism of an era when we forced native people off their land when not murdering them.

Why yes, I do like generalizations, why do you ask?
 
2021-01-19 9:53:36 PM  
It's nice to see The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford on the list. Not nearly high enough, IMHO, but it seems a lot of folks overlook this film. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.
 
2021-01-19 9:54:36 PM  
I also nominate the Bill Hicks imagined Shane.

We're like Jack Palance in the movie Shane, throwing the pistol at the sheep herder's feet: "Pick it up."

"I don't wanna pick it up mister, you'll shoot me."

"Pick up the gun."

"Mister, I don't want no trouble, huh. I just came down town here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about 10 rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, mister."

"Pick up the gun."

Boom, boom.

"You all saw him. He had a gun."
 
2021-01-19 9:55:37 PM  

baron von doodle: I also nominate the Bill Hicks imagined Shane.

We're like Jack Palance in the movie Shane, throwing the pistol at the sheep herder's feet: "Pick it up."

"I don't wanna pick it up mister, you'll shoot me."

"Pick up the gun."

"Mister, I don't want no trouble, huh. I just came down town here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about 10 rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, mister."

"Pick up the gun."

Boom, boom.

"You all saw him. He had a gun."


That never happened.
 
2021-01-19 9:58:08 PM  
I was always partial to Silverado.
 
2021-01-19 9:58:29 PM  

AeAe: I didn't see No Country for Old Men on that list.


Not to mention Hell or Highwater.

And sign me up for the Tombstone lynch mob.
 
2021-01-19 9:59:42 PM  
Loved Tombstone.
Also, I'm sure I'm in the minority, but The Quick and the Dead is one of my all time favorite movies, not just Westerns
 
2021-01-19 10:00:47 PM  
I always look for "Sergeant Rutledge" in these lists, and I'm always disappointed.

Great movie, but mostly because Woody Strode was just so freakin' cool, especially considering that the flick was made in 1960.
 
2021-01-19 10:02:25 PM  
Cowboys vs Aliens

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2021-01-19 10:04:36 PM  
I didn't see Young Guns on that list.
 
2021-01-19 10:06:10 PM  
Silverado, Tombstone, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Long Riders, Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Westerns, Blazing Saddles, Three Amigos
 
2021-01-19 10:09:56 PM  
#1: Yojimbo.

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More influential than Seven Samurai - it not only invented "lone gunslinger" sub-genre, but its cinematography and even set design with the action taking place on the main street that's shaped like a "T" was heavily copied by Westerns.
 
2021-01-19 10:13:27 PM  
And furthermore
02. About Joseph Campbell
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I was in another thread and people were having issues understanding the importance of iconography and symbolism.

If you haven't heard of Joseph Campbell I suggest checking him out. You will see everything differently.
 
2021-01-19 10:13:30 PM  

thornhill: #1: Yojimbo.

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More influential than Seven Samurai - it not only invented "lone gunslinger" sub-genre, but its cinematography and even set design with the action taking place on the main street that's shaped like a "T" was heavily copied by Westerns.


Also the protagonist gunfighter outsmarting his enemies over out shooting them.
 
2021-01-19 10:16:36 PM  
Roadhouse is a Western.
 
2021-01-19 10:18:18 PM  
Not my favorite genre but when its funny I can deal:
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2021-01-19 10:22:04 PM  

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2021-01-19 10:22:21 PM  
The Quick and the Dead needs to be on the list.

So does the Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
 
2021-01-19 10:25:28 PM  

Flappyhead: thornhill: #1: Yojimbo.

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More influential than Seven Samurai - it not only invented "lone gunslinger" sub-genre, but its cinematography and even set design with the action taking place on the main street that's shaped like a "T" was heavily copied by Westerns.

Also the protagonist gunfighter outsmarting his enemies over out shooting them.


"Let's you and him fight."
 
2021-01-19 10:26:24 PM  
Rustlers Rhapsody
 
2021-01-19 10:28:29 PM  

fluffy_pope: oh, right. no Tombstone.


Food tab is over yonder, son.
 
2021-01-19 10:28:48 PM  

kbronsito: No Rango?

Unforgiven should had been No. 1


Absolutely.
 
2021-01-19 10:29:40 PM  
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2021-01-19 10:31:41 PM  
Extra points to #35 for having one of the best scores of the late 20th Century.

The Magnificent Seven | Soundtrack Suite (Elmer Bernstein)
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2021-01-19 10:35:51 PM  
"I feel this Tartar woman is for me, and my blood says 'Take her!'"

 
2021-01-19 10:37:41 PM  
The Sisters Brothers was a great book, but I didn't care for it as a movie.
 
2021-01-19 10:37:50 PM  

thornhill: #1: Yojimbo.

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More influential than Seven Samurai - it not only invented "lone gunslinger" sub-genre, but its cinematography and even set design with the action taking place on the main street that's shaped like a "T" was heavily copied by Westerns.


other way 'round. "They said to [Kurosawa], 'How did you learn? Did you study particular painters? Were they Japanese painters or European painters?' He said, 'I studied John Ford.'"

and there were plenty of gunfighter movies before Yojimbo, one of them being The Gunfighter (1950).
 
2021-01-19 10:47:06 PM  
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2021-01-19 10:56:10 PM  
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One of my absolute favorites.

/honk honk!
//el schmucko is getting out of here.
///please don't touch me plums.
 
2021-01-19 11:07:13 PM  
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