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What westerns should i get / What are everyone's favorite westerns?


#1

I’m looking for Westerns to buy. This excludes Spaghetti Westerns - although you can mention a few mentionables if you want. Thought it would be interesting getting the opinion of tarantino fans.


#2

Eastwood:

  • High Plains Drifter
  • Hang 'Em High
  • Unforgiven



    Costner:
  • Dances with wolves
  • Open Range



    Ford:
  • Fort Apache
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Rio Bravo



    Others:
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid



    Noteworthy Spaghetti Western that needs to be on a non-Spaghetti list nonetheless:
  • Once Upon a Time in the West



    Btw here’s a ranking of SW in case you should change your mind:

    <LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index. … p_20_Films”>http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Essential_Top_20_Films</LINK_TEXT>

#3

Some to start:



The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (one of my most favorites)

Seven Men From Now

Ride The High Country

Red River

The Searchers

The Professionals

Forty Guns

Johnny Guitar

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid

Bad Company (1972)

Silverado

Tombstone


#4

Leone

Fistful of Dollars

For a Few Dollars More

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Duck, You Sucker

Once Upon A Time In the West



Ford/Wayne/other

The Searchers

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Sons of Katie Elder

The Alamo (1960)

Rio Grande

The Shootist



Hawks

Rio Bravo

Rio Lobo

El Dorado



Eastwood

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Unforgiven



Pekinpah

The Wild Bunch

Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid



George Roy Hill

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid



Revisionist/Modern Westerns

Open Range

The Proposition

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

No Country For Old Men

There Will Be Blood


#5

- Seraphim Falls



excellent movie


#6

Yeah, I thought about including that, but I don’t think it affected me as much as the other ones I mentioned.


#7

1. Once Upon a Time in the West

2. The Good the Bad and the Ugly

3. Unforgiven

4. Pale Rider

5. The Shootist

6. Fistfull of Dollars

7. Big Jake

8. High Plains Drifter

9. Hang 'em High

10. Tombstone - one of my sinful pleasures



Everyone talks about Eastwood and Leone’s movies…I had to throw some John Wayne in there.



Then there’s a new western that I found to be as good as any of the classics:



3:10 to Yuma


#8

A few more:



The Magnificent Seven

True Grit

One Eyed Jacks

Shane


#9

[quote=“PutneySwope”]
A few more:



The Magnificent Seven

True Grit

One Eyed Jacks

Shane

[/quote]

yes…Shane - I forgot that one



does Old Yeller count as a western?







Shaaaaannnnnnneeee!


#10

thanks for the help. Incidently - who were the best western directors ?



Leone,

Ford,

Hawks,

pekinpah,

Hill,

Fuller.



anymore?


#11

Budd Boetticher

William Witney

Anthony Mann


#12

i like Leone and Hawks the best.



Rio Bravo is my favourite Western of all time.


#13

I highly recommend:



Buck & The Preacher-1972, Starring Sidney Poitier, Directed by Joseph Sargent.

Duck, You Sucker!-1972, Starring James Coburn, Directed by Sergio Leone.

A Fistful of Dollars-1964, Starring Clint Eastwood, Directed by Sergio Leone.

For A Few Dollars More-1965, Starring Clint Eastwood, Directed by Sergio Leone.

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly-1966, Starring Clint Eastwood, Directed by Sergio Leone.

The Great Silence-1968, Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Directed by Sergio Corbucci.

Heaven’s Gate-1980, Starring Kris Kristofferson, Directed by Michael Cimino.

High Noon-1952, Starring Gary Cooper, Directed by Fred Zinnermann.

Hour of The Gun-1967, Starring James Garner, Directed by John Sturges.

The Magnificent Seven-1960, Starring Yul Brynner, Directed by John Sturges.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller-1971, Starring Warren Beatty, Directed by Robert Altman.

Once Upon A Time In The West-1968, Starring Charles Bronson, Directed by Sergio Leone.

Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid-1973, Starring James Coburn, Directed by Sam Peckinpah.

The Professionals-1966, Starring Burt Lancaster, Directed by Richard Brooks.

Ride The High Country-1962, Starring Randolph Scott, Directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Rio Bravo-1959, Starring John Wayne, Directed by Howard Hawks.

Shane-1953, Starring Alan Ladd, Directed by George Stevens.

Unforgiven-1992, Starring & Directed by Clint Eastwood.

The Wild Bunch-1969, Starring William Holden, Directed by Sam Peckinpah.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance-1962, Starring Jimmy Stewart, Directed by John Ford.


#14

High Noon is Rio Bravo for pussies.


#15

[quote=“Crazy Kenneth”]
High Noon is Rio Bravo for pussies.
[/quote]
Gee. That’s quite eloqent. No really. Did you think that up all by yourself?

Aren’t you smart. Yes you are.

Who’s smart? You are.

That’s right. You are.


#16

I’m sorry, that’s incorrect. The right answer to my post would have been " ;D"

Maybe you take things a liiiiittle to serious.


#17

I never knew you can turn into a pussy just by watching a movie. Why don’t I get notified of these things?


#18

To eleborate on Crazy Kenneths statement:



Howard Hawks and John Wayne went to see High Noon and neither of them liked it. They thought Gary Cooper was a wimp and the story sucked. Rio Bravo was their answer to that film. And before I knew that story Rio Bravo was one of my favorite westerns and High Noon wasnt.


#19

[quote=“PutneySwope”]
To eleborate on Crazy Kenneths statement:



Howard Hawks and John Wayne went to see High Noon and neither of them liked it. They thought Gary Cooper was a wimp and the story sucked. Rio Bravo was their answer to that film. And before I knew that story Rio Bravo was one of my favorite westerns and High Noon wasnt.
[/quote]

right. so i was making sort of an movie buff inside joke.

well whatever, I like how High Noon is made and the people that are in it, but it does not have the same impact for me as many other great Westerns.


#20

I find Duck, You Sucker! confusing - or rather to put it in a better way - awkward…I have to watch movies in a certain order because i have a sort of OCD tendancy to do so i guess - so for instance, I’ve just watched all film noir films in a row - back to back - and before that sydney poitier’s movies - and the same goes for the back catalogue for certain director, actors, genre etc

But with Duck, You Sucker!

A) It can be viewed as it’s alternative name A Fistful of Dynamite and viewed along with the Eastwood’s Fistful of Dollars films to make a quadrilogy (and it’s actually sold as so in a ‘Sergeo Leone Anthology’ Boxset)

B) Another of it’s alternative names is Once Upon A Time…Revolution, so in that context it could be viewed in the following list order - Once Upon A Time in the West, Once Upon A Time…Revolution, Once Upon A Time in America, Once Upon A Time in China, Once Upon A Time in Mexico (Plus it’s a shame Tarantino hasn’t infact called his film ‘Inglorious Bastards; Once Upon A Time…In Nazi Occupied France’).

C) or I could view it as a stand alone spaghetti western as Duck, You Sucker!