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More Great Westerns

Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon star in the 2010 remake of True Grit

After you read GAYOT's current selection of Top 10 Westerns, be sure to check out this eclectic list of former contenders, ranging from a classic Italian spaghetti comedy to a modern, offbeat take on the West by the Coen Brothers.

Rio Bravo (1959)

Director Howard Hawks and his star John Wayne loathed "High Noon" (one of our Top 10!), so they made a more feel-good, less artsy film.

Flaming Star (1960)

Directed by Ron Siegel of "Dirty Harry" fame, this movie stars a young, pre-schmaltz Elvis. In fact, it's probably the only good Elvis movie ever made.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone, this spaghetti western is sure to enthrall fans with its beautiful cinematography, brilliant score and epic ending.

Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine in Don Siegel's "Two Mules for Sister Sara," one of GAYOT's top Westerns

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

An actress (Shirley MacLaine) actually received top billing (over Clint Eastwood, no less) in this Western set during the reign of Emperor Maximilian in Mexico.

Little Big Man (1970)

An epic tale that depicts the inhumane treatment of Native Americans without getting preachy. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Richard Mulligan, Chief Dan George and Faye Dunaway.

Terence Hill in "My Name is Nobody," probably the best Spaghetti Western Comedy ever made

Soldier Blue (1970)

Starring Candice Bergen and Peter Strauss, this graphic and hard-to-come-by film depicts the senseless attack of a Cheyenne village and the slaughtering of its inhabitants in 1864.

My Name is Nobody (1974)

Directed by Sergio Leone and Tonino Valerii, this offbeat gonzo flick is one of the best Spaghetti Western comedies ever made. A must-see for fans of the genre.

Guy Pearce in The Proposition, an Outback western

The Proposition (2005)

This violent movie starring Guy Pearce proved the Australian Outback to be fertile ground for blood-soaked tales in the Western tradition.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

The Coen Brothers (of "Fargo" and "O Brother" fame) get deadly serious and deeply philosophical with this practically perfect adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy modern western novel of the same name.

True Grit (2010)

A Coen Brothers-directed remake of the 1969 film starring John Wayne, “True Grit” finds Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) and LeBeouf (Matt Damon) on the trail of an outlaw (Josh Brolin) accused of murdering the father of the feisty youngin.


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