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Need to add some westerns to my collection, recommendations

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bolivar G, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. Bolivar G

    Bolivar G Second Unit

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    Looking thru my collection I noticed I only had 2 western movies. Tombstone and The good, the bad and the ugly.
    What you say are the top 10 all time westerns? Or Top 5 even if thats to much. I want to add some more and cant really think of any right now.
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Not in any order, the following are in my opinion the best ones that you don't have that are available on dvd:

    High Noon (SE coming)
    Unforgiven (SE coming)
    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    The Magnificent Seven

    the best one not yet on dvd is (IMO):

    My Darling Clementine
     
  3. Brian Kidd

    Brian Kidd Screenwriter

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    Don't foget THE SEARCHERS and STAGECOACH! Two of the finest Westerns that ever graced celluloid!
     
  4. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Cinematographer

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    My reccomendations would be.

    1. The Searchers
    2. Rio Bravo
    3. Red River
    4. Stagecoach
    5. High Plains Drifter

    Other Faves
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    High Noon
     
  5. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Not including the 2 you already have I'd recommend these titles which are essential for any Western film buff:
    Here are 15 that are on DVD (If you want more let me know [​IMG] )
    The Wild Bunch Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece
    The Searchers John Ford's masterpiece
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon The best of John Ford's Cavalry Trilogy IMO
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence John Ford's bittersweet farewell to the Western
    Red River Howard Hawks masterpiece
    Rio Bravo Howard Hawks answer to High noon
    A Fistful of Dollars First film in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy
    For a Few Dollars More Second film in Leone's Trilogy
    Magnificent Seven Probably the most fun Western ever made.
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid A Classic
    Unforgiven Clint Eastwood's masterpiece
    Outlaw Josey Wales Eastwood's second best film
    The Professionals an overlooked gem
    Shane another classic
    The Man From Laramie The only Anthony Mann/James Stewart Western on DVD. Classic
    There are many great Westerns that haven't made it to DVD. Once Upon a Time in the West, My Darline Clementine, Naked Spur, Man of the West, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Ride The High Country, Duck you Sucker, Winchester '73, The Tall T, Far Country, Bend of the River, & many many more.
     
  6. Nick Senger

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    Besides the above titles I'd also throw in Shane and Silverado.
     
  7. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

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    Well in my collection:

    1. The Searchers
    2. Unforgiven
    3. Silverado
    4. High Plains Drifter
    5. Dances With Wolves
    6. Tombstone

    Theres six for you
     
  8. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    John Ford's silent western The Iron Horse although so far only available on R2, but highly recommended.
    cheers
    Oscar[​IMG]
     
  9. Tom Rhea

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    My favorites:

    The Shooting
    Ride in the Whirlwind (written by Jack Nicholson)
    High Plains Drifter
    The Wild Bunch
     
  10. Bob Graham

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    THE WILD BUNCH
    THE SEARCHERS
    THE GREAT SILENCE
    THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
    THE LONG RIDERS
    RED RIVER
    THE SHOOTIST
    RIO BRAVO
    STAGECOACH
    THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
     
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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    High Noon
     
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    Tom Keels Stunt Coordinator

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    Lonesome Dove.
     
  13. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    I'll second:

    Stagecoach
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    The Searchers
    Red River
    Rio Bravo
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Shootist
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Unforgiven
    The Magnificent Seven
    Shane

    And add:

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Dead Man
    McCabe and Mrs. Miller
    3:10 to Yuma
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Here's my list in order of preference:
    1. High Noon
    2. The Searchers
    3. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    4. Once Upon A Time In The West
    5. Red River
    6. The Wild Bunch
    7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    9. My Darling Clementine (c'mon and release this one on dvd)
    10. Stagecoach
     
  16. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    While I don't consider this a western (although I understand what people are saying when they call it that), I agree it's a great film that deserves to be on dvd. And if we want to extend the definition of western, then throw in
    Blazing Saddles
    Support Your Local Sheriff
    Support Your Local Gunfighter
    Paleface
    Son of Paleface
    The Shakiest Gun in the West
    and others [​IMG]
     
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    For some reason, I would recommend The Quick And The Dead for your collection. Good revenge movie.
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    The Searchers
    The Wild Bunch
    McCabe and Mrs. Miller
     

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