Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by hallowed_hill, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    For whatever reason, I had never gotten into Westerns. Always thought Tombstone was great, of course, but really haven't even watched that many others. Last year, though, I started watching Lonesome Dove when it came on AMC. Six hours later I got off the couch. I was hooked. Watched Unforgiven yesterday and loved it. So give me some others. What are some 'must see' Westerns?
  2. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    A fistful of dollars
    Fow few more dollars
    The good, the bad, and the ugly.
    Two mules for sister Sara
    High plains drifter

    The outlaw Josey Wales- One of my favorite movies of all time
  3. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    Rio Bravo
    True Grit
    The Shootist
  4. volfanbill

    volfanbill Active Member

    Josie Wales
    The Searchers
    Liberty Valance
    Fistful Of Dollars
    My Darling CLementine
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    (Lonesome Dove is my favorite followed by the Searchers)
  5. mmmjtx

    mmmjtx Member

    I would add 'Pale Rider' to the list.
  6. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Good, Bad, ugly has a ton of those insanely long pauses with wildly crescendoing music. It works, though.
  7. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    More recently 3:10 to Yuma was alright and True Grit was good.
  8. Daddy Gee

    Daddy Gee Chieftain

    Josey Wales
    Pale Rider
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Lonesome Dove
    Joe Kidd
    Rio Lobo
    Rio Bravo
    El Dorado
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  9. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    If you have three hours to kill and don't mind paying realllly close attention, The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford is excellent.
  10. volfanbill

    volfanbill Active Member

    Both True Grits are good, each with a different feel about them.

    I thought Casey Affleck did a great job as Robert Ford, but was underwhelmed by Brad Pitt playing Jesse James. Definitely worth a watch though if you have the time.
  11. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Casey Affleck was incredible in that movie.
  12. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    High Noon hasn't been mentioned, but if you like classics, it is the definition. So is Stagecoach.

    Almost all of the John Wayne's and Clint Eastwoods are good, if somewhat formulaic. Silverado is another good choice. And i thought Centennial was better than Lonesome Dove if you are looking for another mini.

    FWIW, I never really liked Unforgiven, and I thought the new 3:10 to Yuma was turble.
  13. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Since we are talking about Westerns, Deadwood anyone? Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane? All-time television right there.
  14. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    Wow. Many great suggestions. I'll be checking out a bunch of these.
  15. IP

    IP Super Moderator

    Jeremiah Johnson
  16. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    The redhead dude was awful, but other than him I found it entertaining.
  17. Lexvol

    Lexvol Guest

    I was glad to see that Cotton mentioned Silverado. It gets forgotten in a lot of these discussions. I would also recommend McClintock and The Sons of Katie Elder.

    Last year there was a really quirky movie called The Warrior's Way. Didn't see much box office play, but it was a martial arts meets Pale Rider. I really enjoyed it for something different.

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