Best Western Movies
of All Time
A 2007 revisionist Western about the final days of the infamous outlaw Jesse James.
This dramatic take on Jesse James depicts the legendary Western outlaw's last days, after he and his brother Frank had become men of legend in post-Civil War America. It's a story that has been told on film countless times before; in fact, Jesse James, Jr. starred in two silent movies playing his famous father way back in 1921.
This languidly paced look at the train robber's final days has a beautiful, soft color palette and nostalgic quality thanks to the deftly executed cinematography. While some fans of traditional "shoot 'em up" Westerns might bemoan the lack of more fast-paced action scenes, this moody film pulls viewers along the characters' journey thanks to the talented cast of Brad Pitt as Jesse James, Casey Affleck (nemesis Robert Ford) and an always stellar Sam Shepard (Frank James).