Directors Westerns- Give me your top 10

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  1. Josh.C

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    I'm sure no-one saw this coming [​IMG]
    I searched the forum for a "greatest Western's" list and went back as far as '05 and didn't see any, so I guess with the Yuma and Jesse James buzz, it's good timing.
    Let's see your top 10. I'm on a Western kick, so I am hoping this brings out some films I have yet to see. I'll give my personal favorites later.
    JC
     
  2. JohnRice

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    Neat idea, but it should be in the Polls section. It is a poll afterall.
    Meanwhile, I only have a couple minutes, but here's a start.
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    The Claim
    Unforgiven
    The Proposition
    (I think it qualifies)
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    High Plains Drifter
    McCabe and Mrs. Miller

    That's about my best shot, without actually thinking about it.
     
  3. TerryRL

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    Listed alphabetically, since I consider them all to be 5 star efforts...

    "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

    "High Plains Drifter"

    "Once Upon a Time in the West"

    "Open Range"

    "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

    "The Searchers"

    "Shane"

    "Tombstone"

    "Unforgiven"

    "The Wild Bunch"
     
  4. Eric Ten

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    THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

    THE WILD BUNCH

    THE SEARCHERS

    RIO BRAVO

    PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

    ONE EYED JACKS

    UNFORGIVEN

    SEVEN MEN FROM NOW

    THE NAKED SPUR

    THE GREAT SILENCE
     
  5. Ray H

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    Not the hugest Western fan, but here are my picks.
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Unforgiven
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    High Noon
    3:10 to Yuma (1957)
    For a Few Dollars More
    For a Fistful of Dollars
    Red River
    Tombstone
     
  6. Jose Martinez

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    No love for Young Guns?
    [​IMG]
    Seriously, my favorites (in no particular order):
    Unforgiven
    Open Range
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Dances With Wolves
    Pale Rider
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    How The West Was Won
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    The Wild Bunch
    The Magnificent Seven
     
  7. matt*ms

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    Treasure of Sierra Madrid
    Shane
    High Noon
    The Wild Bunch
    Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid
    Magnificent 7
    Rio Bravo
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    3:10 to Yuma
    Blazing Saddles
     
  8. JohnRice

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    Is that a sequel or something?
     
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    The Good The Bad & The Ugly
    Dances With Wolves
    The Wild Bunch
    Unforgiven
    The Savage Five (A Shaw Bros film, but is really a western. Was also influenced by Seven Samurai)
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Outlaw Jose Wales
    Have Sword Will Travel (A Shaw Bros film, but is really a western)
    A Fist Full Of Dollars
    Blazing Saddles
    For the curious heres a well written review of Have Sword will Travel http://kungfucinema.com/reviews/haveswordwilltravel.htm
     
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  11. Scott Merryfield

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    In no particular order:
    The Wild Bunch
    The Searchers
    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Tombstone
    Unforgiven
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
     
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    Not the biggest fan of the genre, but The Good The Bad and the Ugly is one of my favorite films of any genre. I am not sure I can call the following "favorites" as I've only watched them once or twice, but they are the best westerns I have seen in recent years:

    For a Few Dollars More

    High Noon

    Stagecoach

    Dances with Wolves

    The rest is either too remote (Magnificent Seven and many others), enjoyable but not favs (Unforgiven, Liberty Valence, Fistful, Butch Cassidy...) or just plain sucked (Searchers and many others...)

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  13. Adam_S

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    1. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
    2. The Searchers
    3. The Naked Spur
    4. Tombstone
    5. Dances With Wolves
    6. Unforgiven
    7. The Professionals
    8. Red River
    9. Stagecoach
    10. Once Upon a Time in the West
     
  14. Brett_M

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    In no particular order:

    Unforgiven

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    High Plains Drifter

    Pale Rider

    Open Range

    Dances With Wolves

    Tombstone

    The Magnificent Seven

    The White Buffalo

    The Cowboys
     
  15. Richard_D_Ramirez

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    In no particular order:

    Unforgiven

    Tombstone

    High Noon

    Once Upon A Time In The West

    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    The Wild Bunch

    Silverado

    Open Range

    Pale Rider

    The Searchers
     
  16. matt*ms

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    Make that Treasure of Sierra Madre.. oops!
     
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    1. Blazing Saddles
    2. The Magnificent Seven
    3. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    4. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    5. High Noon
    6. Unforgiven
    7. My Darling Clementine
    8. For a Few Dollars More
    9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    10. A Fistful of Dollars
    Others not in my top 10, but worthwhile that no one has mentioned yet:
    Maverick
    Support Your Local Sheriff
    Support Your Local Gunfighter
    City Slickers
    The Paleface
    Son of Paleface
    Shanghai Noon
    The Shakiest Gun in the West
     
  18. Eric Peterson

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    These lists are always fun.

    1. Once Upon a Time in the West

    2. The Searchers

    3. Blazing Saddles

    4. Shane

    5. Rio Bravo

    6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    7. The Big Country

    8. Red River

    9. High Plains Drifter

    10. The Naked Spur
     
  19. Martin Teller

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    Not a fan of the genre, but these are the ones I've liked the most (roughly in order of preference):
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My Darling Clementine
    Blazing Saddles
    Unforgiven
    High Noon
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    El Topo
    Bad Day at Black Rock
    Red River
    and my bottom 3:
    The Searchers
    Shane
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
     
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    (In no particular order)
    "THE BIG COUNTRY"
    "WINCHESTER '73"
    "THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN"
    "GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORREL" (Lancaster)
    "BROKEN LANCE"
    "LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL"
    "THE SEARCHERS"
    "SHANE"
    "ONE-EYED JACKS"
    "RED RIVER"
    (Honorable Mention)
    "MY DARING CLEMENTINE"
    "THE GUNFIGHTER"
     

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