Top 10 Westerns

GAYOT's Favorite Tales of the Wild, Wild West

The Western genre had its peak season in the 1950s and 1960s, but viewers haven't lost their appetite for hardened gunslingers and fast-paced shoot-'em-ups. There were many contenders for this very American genre — even though some of the finest were shot by an Italian, Sergio Leone, master of the Spaghetti Western. GAYOT's top westerns are comprised of films featuring complex characters faced with morally difficult situations, from Gary Cooper's small-town sheriff to Clint Eastwood's bumbling hired gun.