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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
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The Alamo
The Alamo
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Hostiles
Hostiles
Rango
Rango
Maverick
Maverick
They Call Me Trinity
They Call Me Trinity
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma
The Long Riders
The Long Riders
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Mirage
Mirage
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue
The Rider
The Rider
The Night of the Grizzly
The Night of the Grizzly
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
True Grit
True Grit
Gone Are the Days
Gone Are the Days
Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
The Virginian
The Virginian
Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens
Geronimo: An American Legend
Geronimo: An American Legend
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead
Goin' South
Goin' South
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
Zorro
Zorro
The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw
The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
A Man Called Sledge (1970 fim)
A Man Called Sledge (1970 fim)
Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave
Black '47
Black '47
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
Damsel
Damsel
County Line
County Line
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Dead Men
Dead Men
In a Valley of Violence
In a Valley of Violence
El Diablo
El Diablo
El Condor
El Condor
Sweetwater
Sweetwater
The Donner Party
The Donner Party
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
Wyatt Earp's Revenge
Wyatt Earp's Revenge
Grayeagle
Grayeagle
Eagle's Wing
Eagle's Wing
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
Frank and Jesse
Frank and Jesse
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
Silverado
Silverado
Red Sun
Red Sun
Sam Whiskey
Sam Whiskey
Zandy's Bride
Zandy's Bride
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders
Renegade
Renegade
The Man Who Came Back
The Man Who Came Back
Straight To Hell
Straight To Hell
Lawman
Lawman
The Shooting
The Shooting
The Retrieval
The Retrieval
Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen
Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Hud
Hud
The Last Two
The Last Two
Hollywood Out West
Hollywood Out West
Strictly Business
Strictly Business
Deserted
Deserted
Firetrail
Firetrail
Cassidy Red
Cassidy Red
Dead Again in Tombstone
Dead Again in Tombstone
Bad Jim
Bad Jim
The Legend Of Hells Gate
The Legend Of Hells Gate
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
The Rowdy Girls
The Rowdy Girls
The Traveling Executioner
The Traveling Executioner
The Cherokee Kid
The Cherokee Kid
The New Land
The New Land
Molly And Lawless John
Molly And Lawless John
The Staircase
The Staircase
Outlaws And Angels
Outlaws And Angels
Treasure of Matecumbe
Treasure of Matecumbe
Scandalous John
Scandalous John
Smith!
Smith!
Cut-Throats Nine
Cut-Throats Nine
Brothers O'Toole
Brothers O'Toole
5 Card Stud
5 Card Stud
Good for Nothing
Good for Nothing
Return of the Outlaws
Return of the Outlaws
The Deadly Trackers
The Deadly Trackers
Adios Sabata
Adios Sabata
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