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Thomas T.'s 25 Greatest/Favorite Westerns (1 Viewer)

Thomas T

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Westerns and musicals are my two favorite genres. My love for them comes from my parents. Musicals from my mother and westerns from my father. While mom was movie crazy, Dad wasn't much of moviegoer except for westerns. When a new western opened, he went and took me along with him. Narrowing it down to 25 was difficult and a lot of favorites fell by the wayside. The bulk of them are from the 1950s, the Golden Age of the western. There was no way I could rank them so they're listed chronologically. As with all such lists, it's quite personal and feel free to add your own.

1. Stagecoach (1939) John Ford
2. Duel In The Sun (1946) King Vidor
3. Red River (1948) Howard Hawks
4. High Noon (1952) Fred Zinnemann
5. Johnny Guitar (1954) Nicholas Ray
6. Man From Laramie (1955) Anthony Mann
7. The Searchers (1956) John Ford
8. Forty Guns (1957) Samuel Fuller
9. Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (1957) John Sturges
10 3:10 To Yuma (1957) Delmer Daves
11 Big Country (1958) William Wyler
12 The Bravados (1958) Henry King
13 Ride Lonesome (1959) Budd Boetticher
14 Comanche Station (1960) Budd Boetticher
15 One Eyed Jacks (1961) Marlon Brando
16 How The West Was Won (1962) Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, John Ford
17 Ride The High Country (1962) Sam Peckinpah
18 The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966) Sergio Leone
19 The Shooting (1966) Monte Hellman
20 Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) Sergio Leone
21 Wild Bunch (1969) Sam Peckinpah
22 High Plains Drifter (1973) Clint Eastwood
23 The Shootist (1976) Don Siegel
24 Open Range (2003) Kevin Costner
25 Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007) Andrew Dominik
 

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I'm not interested in listing my favorite movies, but, now you're tempting me with this latest list.
 

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