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Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:09 am
  • Not the Hotel chain.

    Western themed movies is what we are talking bout.

    Name your favorite, or make a list.

    My top is “Tombstone”,and I think Unforgiven was excellent but I’m a big “YoungGuns” fan.

    I think Wayne’s “The Cowboys “ has to be on any list like this.

    I’ll leave the rest for y’all.

    Wait, I’ve got to mention “Blazing Saddles” too, even though it’s a different type of western.
    Wait wait, not a movie per se but I can’t not mention “Lonesome Dove”

    Ok, go.

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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:11 am
  • In no particular order: Pale Rider, Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Young Guns, Tombstone, Jeremiah Johnson.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:22 am
  • Rio Bravo, Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, The Shootist, and Red River/Rio Grande....not sure which on the last two. Have to watch them again. Yes Lonesome Dove was a great short series too.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:23 am
  • The Trinity trilogy.

    Then all the rest.



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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:33 am
  • Rio Bravo is my personal favorite. The Searchers, The Man With No Name Trilogy, Unforgiven.

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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:16 am
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:46 am
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:12 pm
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:51 pm
  • in no order since I am trying to remember all the titles.

    Tombstone
    Silverado
    How the West Was Won
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    3:10 to Yuma Russell Crowe version
    True Grit John Wayne Version
    For a Few Dollars More
    Conagher
    Little Big Man
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    El Dorado
    A Fistful of Dollars
    Cat Ballou
    The Wild Bunch
    Winchester '73
    Unforgiven both versions
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Searchers
    Rio Bravo
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    The Cowboys
    The Shootist
    Waterhole No. 3
    Young Guns


    Some are nostalgic, some are just real good and some are funny, may not match everyones tastes but are ones I liked.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:53 pm
  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:The Trinity trilogy.

    Then all the rest.


    No disrespect, but that movie looks really dumb.

    For me, Unforgiven is probably number one.
    Appaloosa is way up there as well.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:59 pm
  • LargentFan wrote:
    Seahawk Sailor wrote:The Trinity trilogy.

    Then all the rest.


    No disrespect, but that movie looks really dumb.

    For me, Unforgiven is probably number one.
    Appaloosa is way up there as well.


    They're spaghetti westerns, so they're a bit cheesy and over-the-top, but they're hysterically funny in many parts. There are a lot of running gags throughout the movies, such as Trinity's insanely unbelievable talents with cards and guns, his penchant for being supremely lazy, and Bambino's ability to absolutely flatten people with one smack.

    If you don't like a bit of tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top humor, they may not be for you, but they're arguably the best of the spaghetti western genre.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:35 am
  • Liked the new Magnificent 7 movie.

    Always loved the Trinity trilogy.

    Butch and Sundance has to be up there. Not sure if you'd call it a western, but The Assassination of Jesse James is fantastic.

    Unforgiven is still the best. Bone Tomahawk and The Missing are excellent as well. Then more traditional, "fun" westerns like Tombstone, Young Guns, 3:10 to Yuma

    Still waiting for a modern take on Custer.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:47 am
  • Dances with Wolves?

    Was a great movie,does it qualify as a western?
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Re: Best Westerns
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:08 am
  • pmedic920 wrote:Dances with Wolves?

    Was a great movie,does it qualify as a western?

    Agreed that it is great, but I don't think I'd consider it a western. I wouldn't fight to the death over it, though.
    I recently saw a top ten list where they named Star Wars as the greatest western of all time. That's one I'd fight about. Having elements of a western does not a western make.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:01 pm
  • LargentFan wrote:
    pmedic920 wrote:Dances with Wolves?

    Was a great movie,does it qualify as a western?

    Agreed that it is great, but I don't think I'd consider it a western. I wouldn't fight to the death over it, though.
    I recently saw a top ten list where they named Star Wars as the greatest western of all time. That's one I'd fight about. Having elements of a western does not a western make.


    Yea, I’m torn on DWW.

    There are several other great movies that share that border with “westerns”.

    “The Revenant” comes too my mind.

    Great movie but not sure it qualifies as a “western” in this context.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:29 pm
  • True Grit comes to mind. I watched it about 10 years ago after not seeing it since I was a kid and realized Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper were in it. Great cast.

    Man who Shot Liberty Valance was good. As was Rio Bravo.

    Jeremiah Johnson and Butch and Sundance are probably my favorites.

    Not sure if it counts but Cold Mountain and Revenent were awesome.

    A couple obscure ones I find entertaining are Purgatory and Cowboys vs Aliens.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:41 am
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:33 am
  • Forgot two more I don’t think have been mentioned:
    Quigley Down Under and Maverick.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:16 am
  • HAWKAMANIA wrote:Forgot two more I don’t think have been mentioned:
    Quigley Down Under and Maverick.


    Those two are outstanding. Love both of them. And also mentioned elsewhere here, Young Guns 1 and 2. Some of my favorites.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:03 pm
  • You guys pretty much named all the good westerns..........so all I wanted to add is I watched Hostiles last week, and was pleasantly surprised.

    Came out this year, Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. So if you like westerns I have no problem recommending it to you guys. Gritty, dark at times but a unique story, and IMO well executed. It's on Netflix.




    Also recommend The Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones and Hillary Swank, also on Netflix.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:25 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:You guys pretty much named all the good westerns..........so all I wanted to add is I watched Hostiles last week, and was pleasantly surprised.

    Came out this year, Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. So if you like westerns I have no problem recommending it to you guys. Gritty, dark at times but a unique story, and IMO well executed. It's on Netflix.




    Also recommend The Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones and Hillary Swank, also on Netflix.


    Great movie. I'd put it in the top 2 or 3.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:31 pm
  • Hostiles was good. I haven't seen a lot of the older westerns, but my faves are Unforgiven, 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit (newer one), and of course the Man w/no Name trilogy. High Plains Drifter has always been a personal favorite, too.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:37 pm
  • TriCHawk wrote:Hostiles was good. I haven't seen a lot of the older westerns, but my faves are Unforgiven, 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit (newer one), and of course the Man w/no Name trilogy. High Plains Drifter has always been a personal favorite, too.


    I like 3:10 to Yuma a lot, very good under the radar great western of the past 10 years.

    Also check out Godless on Netflix if you haven't seen it yet. Great new western series with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery from Dowton Abby. Daniels just murders that role, so good.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:37 pm
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:02 pm
  • Does Django Unchained count as a western? Love that movie.
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Re: Best Westerns
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:44 am
  • Quentin Tarantino himself called Django Unchained a “Southern,” because it looks like a Western, but it deals with the history of slavery in the American South. ... Western and Drama, but if you ask me it also touches on Comedy in its complex dialogue.

    So I would say Hateful Eight also touches on comedy.
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Re: Best Westerns
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 am
  • JSeahawks wrote:Does Django Unchained count as a western? Love that movie.


    Personally I’d put it on the fringe along with Dances with Wolves, the Revenant etc.
    great movies, correct time frame, horses but not quite “Western” per se.
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Re: Best Westerns
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:27 am
  • KitsapGuy wrote:Quentin Tarantino himself called Django Unchained a “Southern,” because it looks like a Western, but it deals with the history of slavery in the American South. ... Western and Drama, but if you ask me it also touches on Comedy in its complex dialogue.

    So I would say Hateful Eight also touches on comedy.


    I don't think having comedic touches or dialogue should discount a movie from being a "western." So I consider Hateful Eight a western, just as I'd consider Blazing Saddles a western. It's a comedic western, but it's a western.

    In fact watch any of the original John Ford Westerns from the 30's and 40's, and they were pulpy and usually had some comedic sidekick or comedy relief character. It wasn't until the Sergio Leone movies that we started to see the more gritty realistic style of western.
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Re: Best Westerns
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:15 am
  • Blazing Saddles was a movie about a western movie so while funny was kinda of a not western.
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Re: Best Westerns
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:32 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    TriCHawk wrote:Hostiles was good. I haven't seen a lot of the older westerns, but my faves are Unforgiven, 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit (newer one), and of course the Man w/no Name trilogy. High Plains Drifter has always been a personal favorite, too.


    I like 3:10 to Yuma a lot, very good under the radar great western of the past 10 years.

    Also check out Godless on Netflix if you haven't seen it yet. Great new western series with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery from Dowton Abby. Daniels just murders that role, so good.


    The last scene in 3:10 is right up there with the last bar scene in Unforgiven.

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Re: Best Westerns
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:49 pm
  • Oh, I forgot one. Silverado.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:03 pm
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Re: Best Westerns
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:46 pm
  • A few other solid ones not mentioned:

    Hang Em High
    The Alamo (John Wayne-Historical/Western combo)
    Centennial- epic miniseries

    And to simply enjoy Raquel Welch:
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Re: Best Westerns
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:26 am
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Re: Best Westerns
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:18 am
  • KitsapGuy wrote:Open Range
    Broken Trail
    The Man From Snowy River


    Open Range is an underrated movie overall
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Re: Best Westerns
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:25 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Oh, I forgot one. Silverado.


    A very young Kevin Costner getting his big break. Good movie.
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Re: Best Westerns
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 am
  • I always liked the James Garner movies like Support Your Local Sheriff.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:27 am
  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:Rio Bravo, Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, The Shootist, and Red River/Rio Grande....not sure which on the last two. Have to watch them again. Yes Lonesome Dove was a great short series too.


    Rio bravo.

    Worth watching.

    Classic.

    Like the others you mention.
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Re: Best Westerns
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:21 am
  • Newer film - Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell. Mix of horror and western, very well done. Brutal scene at the end of the movie which I won't spoil..... the R rating is deserved.
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Re: Best Westerns
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:05 pm
  • Most of my faves were already mentioned, but I like these three:

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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52 am
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Re: Best Westerns
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:26 pm
  • fenderbender123 wrote:I always liked the James Garner movies like Support Your Local Sheriff.


    The follow-up Support Your Local Gunfighter too.
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Re: Best Westerns
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:53 pm
  • I might get flayed for this one, but IMO a really underrated western is Last Man Standing. It's over the top, but freaking awesome.
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