Best Westerns of All Time

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What is the best Western 'Cowboy' film of all time?

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1The Good The Bad & The Ugly

That final showdown was totally epic I have this movie sure it has swearing but it is definitely the greatest western there ever where, way ahead of its time

An epic tale of testosterone and greed, this masterpiece includes the greatest shoot out and score in cinema history. Blondie is simply the "baddest" man in movie history!

Fantastic story, fantastic actors, and a well made film :) and the music is... it's the best soundtrack of all films in my opinion!

Just annoying the age rating is so high, everything else is brilliant.

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2Once Upon A Time In The West

Another great Morricone soundtrack - plmilligan1968

Fonda, Bronson and Robards were slightly more interesting than Eastwood, Wallach and Van Cleef. Should've had a showdown! - Billyv

3Unforgiven

The Quick and the Dead?. Hard Country?.
PLEASE!.
The Searchers is considered the best all time western by critics, High Noon, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly merit a top ten, but what happened to Dances with Wolves, and The Outlaw Josey Wales?. My favorite is "Unforgiven". The story structure is simple, but masterfully told, and it did something the other film's on the list did not. IT WON BEST PICTURE!.

"Deserve's got nothing' to do with it. " Classic film regardless of category. Filled with great lines and patiently tells an equally great story. Eastwood is a genius who gets better with age. Excellent film.

The emotion in this flic was epic. The rifle, guns and clothing matched the time period, very realistic for a western. Clint did a magnificent performance of an ex-bad guy.

"They had it coming for what they have done! " I love the lines in this movie.

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4For a Few Dollars More

Probably the best Western sound track of all time - plmilligan1968

Should definitely make the top 5 best westerns of all time.

5Tombstone

Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday makes the movie the great, but Kurt Russell plays Wyatt Earp well. Overall Tombstone is the best western and it came out in a time where western's were not THE genre of movie, and it completely surpassed "Wyatt Earp" with Kevin Costner, not to mention the shootout at the O.K. corral was a monumental event in the west, and this movie not only depicts it, but relives it. Try and name a better western, you're a daisy if you do.

Val Kilmer stole the movie. Truly a modern classic. "Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave. "

Kurt Russell is a badass in this movie, the acting from everyone was brilliant and is way better than any eastwood or wayne movie

Just the best western ever made.

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6The Searchers

Obviously a lot of people haven't seen this masterpiece. John Wayne's BEST performance, hands down. It's an epic that stands the test of time. - Andherewego08

The greatest western ever made. The Duke deserved the Oscar

This film is incredible! It's a daring, epic endeavour, that dares to take a stand against some of the more poisonous Western movie sterotypes... Awesome!

I saw this movie quite boring in my opinion but I'm young so what do I know?

7High Noon

A masterpiece that will never go out of style.

8The Magnificent Seven

Translates the story of Seven Samurai rather nicely. Only a handful of characters receive any complexity, like Horst Bucholz's Chico, but it's entertaining enough and Elmer Bernstein's score is lovely.

Really good list for change. This should be higher. Great acting great score

9A Fistful of Dollars

"The Good the bad & the Ugly", " Once Upon a time in the West" and "A Fistful of Dollars" those are the top three- hands down. The rest trail far behind!

A classic Sergio Leone & Ennio Morricone collaboration - plmilligan1968

10The Outlaw Josey Wales

Love the storyline how well it sticks, acting Clint's of course,

The Contenders

11The Quick and the Dead
12The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Great Masterpiece. Stewart and Wayne in the same film.

13Dances with Wolves

Loved it likely unrealistic but Hollywood is very racist why did a white guy have to be the star its just like the movie glory

Great movie told from Native American perspective. Great score and scenery. The plains are the star.

14Red River
15Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Excellent western I'm surprised it is not in the top 10-- it should!

The ending was the greatest ending.

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16Pale Rider
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18The Cowboys
19There Will Be Blood
20Shane

A Masterpiece that will never go out of style!

A real old school Western classic - plmilligan1968

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