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Need to add some westerns to my collection, recommendations


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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   Bolivar G

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Posted September 13 2002 - 12:43 AM

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 of 34 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted September 13 2002 - 12:59 AM

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
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#3 of 34 ONLINE   Brian Kidd

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Posted September 13 2002 - 01:05 AM

Don't foget THE SEARCHERS and STAGECOACH! Two of the finest Westerns that ever graced celluloid!
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#4 of 34 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted September 13 2002 - 01:24 AM

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 of 34 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 13 2002 - 01:31 AM

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 Posted Image )
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.
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#6 of 34 OFFLINE   Nick Senger

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Posted September 13 2002 - 01:35 AM

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

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Posted September 13 2002 - 01:40 AM

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
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Posted September 13 2002 - 01:43 AM

John Ford's silent western The Iron Horse although so far only available on R2, but highly recommended.

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#9 of 34 OFFLINE   Tom Rhea

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Posted September 13 2002 - 02:03 AM

My favorites: The Shooting Ride in the Whirlwind (written by Jack Nicholson) High Plains Drifter The Wild Bunch
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#10 of 34 OFFLINE   Jan Strnad

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Posted September 13 2002 - 02:41 AM

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance High Noon
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#11 of 34 OFFLINE   Bob Graham

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Posted September 13 2002 - 02:39 AM

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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Posted September 13 2002 - 02:45 AM

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Posted September 13 2002 - 02:50 AM

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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#14 of 34 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted September 13 2002 - 02:58 AM

[quote] the best one not yet on dvd is (IMO): [quote] I’d nominate The Naked Spur in this category, though I love George's choice. And a nod to Bad Day at Black Rock

A great list of movies.
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#15 of 34 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted September 13 2002 - 03:03 AM

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
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#16 of 34 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted September 13 2002 - 03:24 AM

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
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Paleface
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The Shakiest Gun in the West

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#17 of 34 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted September 13 2002 - 03:34 AM

For some reason, I would recommend The Quick And The Dead for your collection. Good revenge movie.
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#18 of 34 OFFLINE   Tom Rhea

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Posted September 13 2002 - 03:41 AM

[quote] Dead Man
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
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I'd forgotten about those two temporarily -- they are excellent and essential for anybody interested in westerns off the beaten path.
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#19 of 34 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted September 13 2002 - 03:53 AM

[quote] While I don't consider this a western (although I understand what people are saying when they call it that), [quote] I’m not sure if I consider this a Western either. For sure it would not meet anyone’s test of being the proper time frame.

But it just has that feel. Sort of, ‘it ought to be a Western, even though its not’.

I like to mention the film in discussions about Westerns, as I think it under appreciated.
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#20 of 34 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted September 13 2002 - 04:23 AM

The Searchers The Wild Bunch McCabe and Mrs. Miller
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