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More Great Westerns

Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men

Read our current selection of Top 10 Westerns, but also 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. Read the full review


Flaming Star (1960)

Directed by Ron Siegel of "Dirty Harry" fame (he also did one of our all-time favorites featured on our Top 10 Westerns, "Two Mules For Sister Sara"), this movie stars a pre-schmaltz young Elvis. In fact, it's probably the only good Elvis movie ever made. Read the full review


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. Read the full review


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. Read the full review


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. Read the full review


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. Read the full review


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. Read the full review

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. Read the full review


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. Read the full review

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