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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
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Yellow Rock
Yellow Rock
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Rango
Rango
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
American Mustang
American Mustang
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
From Noon till Three
From Noon till Three
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Posse
Posse
Brimstone
Brimstone
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
The Donner Party
3:10 to Yuma
The Shadow Riders
Maverick
Jonah Hex
True Grit
Outlaws And Angels
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Old Yeller
Tom Horn
The Virginian
Support Your Local Gunfighter
5 Card Stud
Goin' South
The Night of the Grizzly
Soldier Blue
The Hunting Party
Comes a Horseman
The Hateful 8
Hud
4Got10
Sweetwater
Heathens and Thieves
The Man Who Came Back
Casa de mi Padre
Three Amigos
Frank and Jesse
The Warrior's Way
Pancho Villa
The Wild Stallion
Dead Man
Red Sun
Lawman
A Fistful of Dynamite
Quigley Down Under
Kid Vengeance
Blackthorn
Billy the Kid - Einer muss dran glauben
Savage Land
Dawn Rider
The Culpepper Cattle Company
Straight To Hell
The Raiders
Walker
The Last Days of Billy The Kid
Ride with the Devil
Good for Nothing
The Magnificent Dead
Companeros
Falcon Song
Renegade
Angel and the Badman
Red Hill
The Burrowers
The Proposition
Silverado
The Undefeated
Death Rides a Horse
Dead Again in Tombstone
Road to Hell: Der Teufel von Nebraska
Garden of Evil
Bad Jim
More Dead Than Alive
Die Ermordung des Jesse James durch den Feigling Robert Ford
Zhl Bis Drei Und Bete
Snowy River
Open Range - Weites Land
Geier kennen kein Erbarmen
Der Letzte seines Stammes
Hngt ihn hher
Der Mann ohne Furcht
Die Rache des Trappers
Der Mann der Libertyalance erschoss
Die Bestie der Wildnis
4 fr Texas
General Custers letzte Schlacht
Der Letzte Zugon Gun Hill
Der Galgenstrick
Das war der Wilde Westen
Die Hlle der 1000 Matern
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