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Old 01-11-08, 01:02 PM
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Reccomend Some Modern Westerns

I just watched Unforgiven for the first time and it blew me away. Tombstone is also one of my favorite movies. So I'm thinking I need to peep some more modern westerns. Can anybody drop me a few suggestions, please? Wild Wild West does not count.
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How modern?

You can't go wrong with The Magnificent Seven or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

But if you mean much more recent, 310 to Yuma was excellent.


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Old 01-11-08, 01:12 PM
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Open Range
The Proposition
Deadwood TV series, maybe?
Old 01-11-08, 01:13 PM
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Open Range
Tombstone
Silverado
Wyatt Earp

Those are the only recent ones I've seen that were pretty good to very good.
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Open Range is pretty good. Kind got a little bit sappy near the ending of the movie but still I recommend it.
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Oh, I don't know.. 80's or above I guess. I think I've got the classics covered as far as knowing what I need to watch. I have added 3:10 to Yuma to my Netflix queue but I've got a couple campy flicks to get out of the way before it'll come. Thanks for the suggestion.
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http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Western.../34DQ06B2CYBKN
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Open Range, The Proposition, Silverado, Wyatt Earp added to the queue.
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The Proposition
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besides what's already been listed: young guns 1 + 2

also not sure what you consider modern but anything by sam peckinpah is worth checking out.
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There's also Seraphim Falls and, of course, No Country for Old Men.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
There's also Seraphim Falls and, of course, No Country for Old Men.
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Unfortunately good westerns seemed to die out after The Outlaw Josey Wales in the 70's and only made a comeback around 1990 with Dances With Wolves. Since then there has been the rare classic like Unforgiven.

IMHO, to really view good westerns you need to really go back as far as the 1960's and 70's:

One Eyed Jacks
The Big Country
The Man who Shot Libert Valance
The Magnificent Seven
The Culpepper Cattle Company
The Professionals
Hombre
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Lawman
Valdez is Coming
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Wild Bunch
Pat Garret and Billy the Kid
The Shootist
High Plains Drifter
and of course The Dollar Movies of the 60's
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If you're counting movies that take place in the geographic area of the Old West but are set in recent times (like No Country for Old Men) then try Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. I think it's a masterpiece, but I may be alone with that opinion ... but how wrong can you go with Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges? The DVD isn't anamorphic though and the 2.35:1 image suffers from it. Still worth watching, IMHO.
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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (at least I consider it a western, even though it's the new west not the old).
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Perfect timing for 3:10 to Yuma. Loved that movie
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The Proposition was awesome.

But is it really a Western? Isn't it more like an Australia-ern?
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Open Range, The Proposition, Silverado, Wyatt Earp added to the queue.
Report back after you watch them, they are all quite good. Since you mentioned loving Tombstone I would be interested in your take on Dennis Quaid's Doc Holliday... Val Kilmer gets a lot of props (and rightly so) for his Holliday but for my money Quaid's is the best.

I just watched The Proposition again last night, great flick.
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The Way of the Gun

Another modern day western
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Tombstone
Open Range
Young Guns II (yeah I said it, big whoop)

Haven't seen 3:10 to Yuma, but hope to soon.
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Pale Rider
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Extreme Prejudice
Old 01-11-08, 03:57 PM
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Dead Man!

The best of the bunch.
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The proposition
The proposition
The proposition
The proposition
The proposition

(sorry, but it really is just such an amazing film, you gotta check this one out for sure.)
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Dances with Wolves
Unforgiven
Back to the Future Part III
El Mariachi
Desperado
Once Upon a Time In Mexico
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Unforgiven is my favorite western of all. The underrated Open Range comes highly recommended.

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