Top 10 Westerns
Our Favorite Tales of the Wild, Wild West
The Best Westerns of All Time
The Western genre had its peak season in the 1950s and 1960s, but viewers have not 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. Then there’s the classic Western, the singing cowboy Western, the comedy Western and the revisionist Western. In the end, we settled on those films featuring complex characters faced with morally difficult situations we believe are microcosms for all of life, from Gary Cooper’s small-town sheriff to Clint Eastwood’s bumbling hired gun.