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#1 of 28 Josh.C

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Posted September 10 2007 - 03:31 AM

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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.

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#2 of 28 JohnRice

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Posted September 10 2007 - 03:35 AM

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.

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#3 of 28 TerryRL

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Posted September 10 2007 - 04:14 AM

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"
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#4 of 28 Eric Ten

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Posted September 10 2007 - 08:03 AM

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 of 28 Ray H

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Posted September 10 2007 - 10:14 AM

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
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#6 of 28 Jose Martinez

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Posted September 10 2007 - 11:04 AM

No love for Young Guns?

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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
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#7 of 28 matt*ms

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Posted September 10 2007 - 12:48 PM

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 of 28 JohnRice

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Posted September 10 2007 - 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by matt*ms
Treasure of Sierra Madrid
Is that a sequel or something?

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#9 of 28 JonZ

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Posted September 10 2007 - 05:06 PM

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

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#10 of 28 Paul_Scott

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Posted September 11 2007 - 12:46 AM

The Searchers
The Professionals
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
My Darling Clementine
Magnificent Seven
Will Penny
Bend Of The River
Lonely Are The Brave
Lawman



#11 of 28 Scott Merryfield

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Posted September 11 2007 - 04:37 AM

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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Posted September 11 2007 - 06:38 AM

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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Posted September 11 2007 - 08:08 AM

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
 

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Posted September 11 2007 - 09:01 AM

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
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#15 of 28 Richard_D_Ramirez

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Posted September 11 2007 - 10:47 AM

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
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#16 of 28 matt*ms

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Posted September 11 2007 - 12:48 PM

Make that Treasure of Sierra Madre.. oops!

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Posted September 11 2007 - 09:59 PM

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
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Son of Paleface
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#18 of 28 Eric Peterson

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Posted September 12 2007 - 02:00 AM

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 of 28 Martin Teller

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Posted September 12 2007 - 02:47 AM

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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Posted September 12 2007 - 06:30 AM

(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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