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BOOM asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 4 weeks ago

Name a great Western that isn't given enough credit?

16 Answers

  • bubba
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    the Lone Ranger

  • Open Range With Kevin Costner And Robert Duvall

  • 4 weeks ago

    Shrek the Third

  • 4 weeks ago

    There's a Chow Yun Fat movie called Peace Hotel -- essentially a Chinese western -- that I think is greatly under-appreciated.  Basically, Chow stars as a reformed outlaw who, spurred by guilt following his participation in a mass slaughter, establishes a safe haven for outcasts and the poor, acting as their loving leader and protector.  Trouble comes in the form of a woman on the run from a gang of murderous bandits, and Chow must decide on handing her over to certain death, or risk the gang raiding the commune and others getting hurt or killed.

    It's a Hong Kong film, so there is of course a good deal of melodrama, but it's very stylish, the action is bristling and Chow, as usual, radiates charisma in the lead.

    EDIT: Oh, there's also a great late '90s western starring John Cusack called The Jack Bull.  Cusack plays a horse trader who seeks justice against a cruel land baron who abuses a couple of Cusack's horses, as well as his Indian ranch hand.  But the justice he finds is anything but.  Very good, unjustly overlooked movie with strong performances and a story that hits you in the gut.

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  • Spike
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    4 weeks ago

    Gunfight At The Ok Corral

    Hour Of The Gun

    Big Country

    Last Train from Gun Hill

    Death Of A Gunfighter

    Cahill U.S. Marshal

    The Shootist(John Wayne's last movie, set towards the end of the wild west)

  • 4 weeks ago

    The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford - cool almost documentary style

    Open Range - great shoot out at the end

    Rustler's Rhapsody (comedic) - Andy Griffith as an evil cattle baron

    Pale Rider - under rated Clint Eastwood fare

    The Coen Brothers' True Grit (both are excellent- with different focuses)

    El Diablo (comedic) - some great one liners

    Young Guns - got a lot of pub when first out, but seems forgotten now

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Big Country


    Support your local sheriff


    The Scalphunters

    Monte Walsh


  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    "The Gunfighter" (Gregory Peck.)

    "Bandido ! " (Robt. Mitchum) (not Really Western, in 1913 Mexico.)

    "Duck, you Sucker" (similarly)

    "Nevada Smith" (Steve McQueen)

  • 4 weeks ago

    Hombre, it's one of my favorite Paul Newman movies.

    • Louie O
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Good movie and Steve has been a favorite actor of mine for a long time.

  • 4 weeks ago

    western movies have too many guns

    • Anon4 weeks agoReport

      In "Destry" (Audie Murphy) and "Destry Rides Again" (James Stewart), the sheriff had No gun.

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