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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
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Young Billy Young
Young Billy Young
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Rango
Rango
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Quigley Down Under
Quigley Down Under
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
The Alamo
The Alamo
They Call Me Trinity
They Call Me Trinity
From Noon till Three
From Noon till Three
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
Maverick
Maverick
Dead Again in Tombstone
Dead Again in Tombstone
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
The Virginian
The Virginian
The Magnificent Seven Ride
The Magnificent Seven Ride
Barquero
Barquero
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
Brimstone
Brimstone
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Cowboys & Indians
Cowboys & Indians
Ride a Crooked Trail
Ride a Crooked Trail
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Good for Nothing
Good for Nothing
Gone Are the Days
Gone Are the Days
Cahill U.S. Marshal
Cahill U.S. Marshal
A Cold Day in Hell
A Cold Day in Hell
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Silverado
Silverado
Red Sun
Red Sun
The Hateful 8
The Hateful 8
Zorro
Zorro
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
El Diablo
El Diablo
5 Card Stud
5 Card Stud
Bounty
Bounty
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
Dean Teaster's Ghost Town
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
The Wild Stallion
The Wild Stallion
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
A Fistful of Dynamite
A Fistful of Dynamite
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
The Rider
The Rider
Snowy River
Snowy River
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
Mein Name ist Nobody
Mein Name ist Nobody
Dove
Dove
Red Hill
Red Hill
Walker
Walker
The Proposition
The Proposition
Goin' South
Goin' South
The Undefeated
The Undefeated
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Renegade
Renegade
Day of the Evil Gun
Day of the Evil Gun
Casa de mi Padre
Casa de mi Padre
The Man From Laramie
The Man From Laramie
Showdown
Showdown
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Strictly Business
Strictly Business
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
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
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
Eine Stadt nimmt Rache
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