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    Westerns

    Westerns are hit and miss for me, but when they hit they can make for some awesome movies. What are some of your favorites?

    • Tombstone (obviously)

    • Ravenous (this one isn't really a pure western, but close enough)

    • Bone Tomahawk (This and the next one are extremely brutal at times, so fair warning)

    • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (not a western at all, but it's by the director of Bone Tomahawk and stylistically/thematically close enough...also, one of my absolute favs)

    • Open Range (has arguably one of the best gunfights ever put on-screen)

    • The Salvation (a Danish western? Why not?)

    • Appaloosa


    I've seen Unforgiven and didn't really care for it. It had its moments, and Gene Hackman was excellent, but overall it was kind of "meh."
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    • True Grit (both versions)
    • Rooster Cogburn
    • The Good and the Bad and the Ugly
    • The Magnificent Seven (the remake wasn't as good but still excellent)
    • The Outlaw Jose Wales

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    Open Range and Appaloosa were two of my more recent favorites. Hostiles was good. Both True Grits, I actually like the second one better - the Christian theme of the book was more pronounced. The Shootist, and of course Sparko's fav...

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    Hmm...

    - Tombstone.
    - Wyatt Earp (not as much as Tombstone).
    - The Bend of the River (first time I saw a movie with Jimmy Stewart as a "tough guy").
    - The Outlaw Josey Wales.
    - Pale Rider and Unforgiven are... Ok.
    Not a big fan of Clint's "spaghetti Westerns."
    - Open Range.
    - True Grit (prefer the original).
    - El Dorado (more than the others in the "sheriff trilogy," "Rio Bravo" and "Rio Lobo").
    - The Man who Shot Liberty Valance.
    - I kind of like "The Shootist," but the blood is a bit too fake.
    I enjoy most of The Duke's Westerns.
    - I have to admit I get a kick out of McLintock, even though it's dopey.

    I don't know whether "The Legend of Jeremiah Johnson" qualifies as a Western, but I like it.

    I really enjoyed the "How the West was Won" TV series.

    I also liked a couple of "modern Western" TV series:

    - Longmire
    - Justified (that show was flippin' GREAT).
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    My usual preferences are for sci-fi, fantasy, and superheroes. I have for years tried to figure out why I also greatly enjoy westerns.
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    Of the not yet mentioned: Rio Bravo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Of the not yet mentioned: Rio Bravo
    I mentioned it in a parenthetical. :-)
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