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Favorite Western?

Old 11-19-02, 11:38 AM
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Favorite Western?

It's a safe assumption to say that this genre has died off in recent years. Films like Texas Rangers and American Outlaws just don't cut it. However, it was arguably the strongest genre of film since its inception.

I do have a single favorite Western -- and that movie is Shane. Storytelling at its finest and a classic confrontation of good vs bad.

Honorable mentions of mine include the following:

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Searchers
High Noon
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Wild Bunch (though not a typical Western)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Once Upon a Time in the West
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Patt Garrett and Billy the Kid
Ride the High Country

What's your favorite?
Old 11-19-02, 12:39 PM
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Pale Rider

Once Upon a Time in the West

Johnny Concho

The Magnificent Seven

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Unforgiven

Honk!
Old 11-19-02, 12:45 PM
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My absolute favorite is The Cowboys. It doesn't have the best story, acting, or visuals but it sucks me no matter when I see it.

I also love:
Outlaw Josey Wales
Unforgiven
Tombstone
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The Western genre is quickly becoming one of my favorites - especially after this month on TCM. I've caught quite a few great Westerns that I had never seen before...

1. Once Upon a Time in the West
2. High Noon
3. The Wild Bunch
4. Stagecoach
5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
6. El Dorado
7. The Westerner
8. True Grit
9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
10. Blazing Saddles
11. Vera Cruz
12. The Man From Laramie
13. North to Alaska
14. The Outlaw Josey Wales
15. The Searchers


and many, many more.
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I haven't seen some of the classics (High Noon, Shane, The Searchers), but favorite out of the ones I have seen is Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West.

I've only seen the cut version of Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid and desperately want to check out the director's cut. Have any of you seen it?
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The Searchers above others; not a perfect film but damn near

The Wild Bunch
My Darling Clementine
High Noon
Red River
Stagecoach
Winchester 73
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can you consider "El Topo" as a western??

"The Wild Bunch"
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1. Once Upon a Time in the West
2. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
3. The Searchers
4. The Tin Star
5. My Darling Clementine
6. Winchester '73
7. 3:10 to Yuma
8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
9. The Wild Bunch
10. Gunfight At the O.K. Corral
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For a Few Dollars More
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Some great ones that haven't been mentioned yet:


McClintock
Big Jake
Hang 'Em High
Young Guns (I know I am not the only one who likes this film)
The Shootist
Silverado
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High Noon
The Searchers
Shane
The Man Who Shot Libery ValanceMy Darline Clementine
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The Outlaw Josey Wales and The Shootist.

However, I haven't seen too many of the famous Westerns made before 1970 or so.
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Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller
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Originally posted by bahist17:
Young Guns (I know I am not the only one who likes this film)
Thank you!!! This was the movie that actually got me interested in westerns to begin with. The sequel was just as good.

Young Guns led me to:

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Outlaw Josey Wales
Silverado
For a Few Dollars More (whole trilogy)
Tombstone
Young Riders (tv show kicked ASSSSSSS)
Rustler's Rhapsody (you can't tell me no one has seen this early Tom Berenger movie. Absolutely HILARIOUS send-up of '50s western serials)
Blazing Saddles (ditto)
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1) The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
2) The Magnificent Seven

Those are about the only two I like of those that i have seen.
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My Favorite of All Time

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McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Man from Laramie
The Westerner
Outlaw Josey Wales
Butch and Sundance
High Noon

and that's of those i've seen....there are many many more i'm sure that could be on the list, but alas i'm also a bit of a newbie and just starting to get into all that are out there....Unfortunately far too few are on dvd
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Lots of good ones mentioned here, including my favorite. For 50 years the greatest Western has been High Noon. Probably always will be.
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Originally posted by darth bird
Originally posted by bahist17:

Thank you!!! This was the movie that actually got me interested in westerns to begin with. The sequel was just as good.

Young Guns led me to:

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Outlaw Josey Wales
Silverado
For a Few Dollars More (whole trilogy)
Tombstone
Young Riders (tv show kicked ASSSSSSS)
Rustler's Rhapsody (you can't tell me no one has seen this early Tom Berenger movie. Absolutely HILARIOUS send-up of '50s western serials)
Blazing Saddles (ditto)
I completely forgot about Rustler's Rhapsody - that movie is hilarious. Great western comedy. I think my dad and I actually wore out an old VHS tape we had of it in the late Eighties because we watched it so much.
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance might be my favorite all-time movie.

My other favorite Westerns are:

The Searchers
Shane
Magnificent Seven
For a Few Dollars More

...and one that doesn't get mentioned too much which I really love is The Big Country---just a fantastic, sweeping, widescreen epic, IMO.
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The Searchers
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Once Upon a Time in the West
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Unforgiven
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
For a Few Dollars More
A Fistful of Dollars
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Pale Rider
Magnificent Seven
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Unforgiven
Maverick (James Coburn - RIP )
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My all time favorite is probably Unforgiven. I also enjoy The Magnificent Seven, The Searchers, Stagecoach, and Shane. I have to admit though that this isn't my favorite Genre.
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Re: My Favorite of All Time

Originally posted by Ian11
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This one completely slipped my mind. Wonderful, wonderful film (read: mini-series). Great book too!


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