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    I honestly would put Brokeback Mountain way before Dances With Wolves and Silverado.

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    The Apple Dumpling Gang, anybody?


    Also:

    Back To The Future III
    From Dusk Til Dawn 3: A Hangman's Tale
    Tremors 4
    Gingersnaps 3
    The Burrowers
    Dead Birds
    Oblivion
    Westworld
    Ravenous


    (okay, admittedly the above listed are not Top 10 Material, but they deserve the most miniscule of points for taking the Western genre into strange and uncharted territory)

    PS
    why is it when a B-grade franchise runs out of ideas they either go back to the 1800s or into the future? (Leprechaun, BTTF, F13, Hellraiser...)
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    In no particular order
    stagecoach
    the cowboys
    jeremiah johnson
    Serio Leonne: GBU, Fistful of $$, for a few $$ more
    Mcclintock (for campy relief)
    Blazing saddles (purely as a comedy relief)
    Once upon a time on the west
    Pick most any John Wayne western
    Little big man
    Outlaw Josie wales

    Love treasure of sierra madre but thats really more southamerican western.

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    Tombstone
    Last of the Mohicans
    Legends of the Fall
    Silverado

    okbye

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    Lonesome Dove is by far my favorite Western to watch. I've seen it countless times, and it never gets old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawaco515 View Post
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Forgot about this one. Certainly not a traditional western.

    I saw it back in 74 so something when it was first released. But I was too young to really appreciate what it was all about. Saw it again recently and was amazed by how good a movie this is.
    Last edited by Viva; 08-24-2009 at 09:51 AM.
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    Not sure how I forgot little big man or Jerimiah Johnson either, its funny those aren't really the ussualy western, but they're far more of a real western than any of the shoot em up gun fighter movies.

    Ravenous is cool too.
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    all this mention of Jerimiah Johnson got me to remembering this flick:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074299/


    Challenge To Be Free (aka Mad Trapper of the Yukon)...takes place in Alaska, has similar thematics to JJ, and is not really a Western, but an offshoot of the genre in many ways.

    And while we're on the subject of Robert Redford, The Electric Horseman is a pretty cool modern twist on the Western...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    all this mention of Jerimiah Johnson got me to remembering this flick:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074299/


    Challenge To Be Free (aka Mad Trapper of the Yukon)...takes place in Alaska, has similar thematics to JJ, and is not really a Western, but an offshoot of the genre in many ways.

    And while we're on the subject of Robert Redford, The Electric Horseman is a pretty cool modern twist on the Western...
    Try "Lonely Are The Brave" 1962 Kirk Douglas a 20th c. western about the end of individual, rugged men, and cowboy ways very good different type of western.

    In fact KD was in some great westerns. Last train from boothill, man without a star, there was a crooked man.......

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    What? No love for Two Mules For Sister Sara?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtrPickels View Post
    What? No love for Two Mules For Sister Sara?
    This thread's about westerns, not western beastiality.
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    One Eyed Jacks with Karl Malden and Marlon Brando is interesting...


    and then there's 100 Rifles with Raquel Welch and Jim Brown AND...Burt Reynolds!
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    John Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is pretty awesome, a little older than most of these but still great to watch.

    The Searchers is sick too.
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    I didn't think lonesome was that great of a movie. It read so much better than the movie showed. However, I generally like to read my westerns more than watch them so my opinion may be a wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtrPickels View Post
    What? No love for Two Mules For Sister Sara?
    Watched that just the other day, so many good eastwood westerns. They are about the only ones I really enjoy.

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    Watched that just the other day, so many good eastwood westerns. They are about the only ones I really enjoy.
    Paint your Wagon belongs top of the Western list.

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    Way off base

    I am absolutly appaled that no has mentioned the two greatest of all time:

    My Name is Trinity
    Trinity is Still My Name

    The right hand of the devil
    So by this time, she was ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kano View Post
    I am absolutly appaled that no has mentioned the two greatest of all time:

    My Name is Trinity
    Trinity is Still My Name

    The right hand of the devil
    Those are such parodies of parodied westerns that they kind of take themselves out of serious contention. Still great fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kano View Post
    I am absolutly appaled that no has mentioned the two greatest of all time:

    My Name is Trinity
    Trinity is Still My Name

    The right hand of the devil
    My Name Is Nobody has Terrance Hill (Trinity) and Henry Fonda. A true western classic.

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    More of a top-10-throwaway-popcorner, but I liked Quigly Down Under.

    A more serious nomination: Missouri Breaks.

    Once Upon a Time in the West is way up there but that wailing harmonica made my brain melt.

    When all is said and done, I gotta go with The Proposition as my #1.

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    Missouri Breaks - seconded, but IMO a better McGuane/Penn effort is - Rancho Deluxe - a fucking great flick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryFunk View Post
    Missouri Breaks - seconded, but IMO a better McGuane/Penn effort is - Rancho Deluxe - a fucking great flick.
    sadly, Arthur Penn had little to do with Rancho Deluxe.



    it was directed by Frank Perry, but it's still a good modern Western, for sure.


    that said, I can't believe we've come all this way (and it should be noted i've been writing down the films i haven't seen and adding to the queue, so thanks for all the suggestions folks are spouting out) and no mention of YOUNG GUNS!!!???!!!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    sadly, Arthur Penn had little to do with Rancho Deluxe.



    it was directed by Frank Perry, but it's still a good modern Western, for sure.


    that said, I can't believe we've come all this way (and it should be noted i've been writing down the films i haven't seen and adding to the queue, so thanks for all the suggestions folks are spouting out) and no mention of YOUNG GUNS!!!???!!!?
    So, we've got that going for us, which is good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryFunk View Post
    Missouri Breaks - seconded, but IMO a better McGuane/Penn effort is - Rancho Deluxe - a fucking great flick.
    McGuane- what a douche. His brother-in-law writes books that outsell anything Tom passes off as literature.

    Buffett has written three No. 1 best sellers. Tales from Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant? both spent over seven months on the New York Times Best Seller fiction list. His book A Pirate Looks At Fifty went straight to No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller non-fiction list, making him one of seven authors in that list's history to have reached No. 1 on both the fiction and non-fiction lists. The other six authors who have accomplished this are Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Irving Wallace, Dr. Seuss and Mitch Albom.

    Betcha that grates Tom's ass in the worst way. Poor Tom, the "celebrity" nobody's heard of.




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    I have been on a bit of a Spaghetti Western jag recently.
    Amazon Prime is teeming with deep dives of the genre (i.e. post-Leone).

    Two that I recently watched which were really solid were:

    Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)
    Directed by and starring Robert Hossein, it is a nihilistic saturated tale of revenge.

    ...if you meet Sartana, Pray For Your Death (1968)
    Borrowing heavily from Leone's Dollars Trillogy, this film spawned 4 sequels. It actually has enough original flair to stand on it's own, too.


    If I were compiling a "Top 10 Spaghetti Westerns" list, these would definitely be on it...
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