Top 10 Westerns
Our Favorite Tales of the Wild, Wild West
The Best Westerns of All Time
There's something endlessly alluring about the American West. The wide open plains, the desolate steppes, the magnificent rock formations shaped by centuries of exposure to the elements — they ignite the imagination and whet our thirst for adventure. GAYOT's Top 10 Westerns capture this sense of wanderlust shared by the homesteaders, outlaws and wayward travelers that populated the frontier of days gone by. However, the restless spirit of the West also carries with it a darker side that our favorite films are apt to explore. You can forget the cliché of yodeling cowboys in ten-gallon hats and chaps — the lonesome anti-heroes depicted in classic movies like The Searchers and Unforgiven are complex, morally ambiguous characters who often harbor violent pasts. Check out our list to find films new and old that transcend the western genre to give us an accurate look not only at the Old West, but also into the untamed side of the human spirit.