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Top 10 Westerns Of All Time

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Anyway, I read a lot of Reddit these days. Can someone just post a tl;dr list for those who can't be bothered to watch the video even at 1.25x speed. Cheers.

 

 

Honestly guys, sometimes chatting with you lot is like taking a step back into the dark ages.

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2 minutes ago, Quintus said:

Anyway, I read a lot of Reddit these days. Can someone just post a tl;dr list for those who can't be bothered to watch the video even at 1.25x speed. Cheers.

 

The top ten list is in the description of the video.

 

Also worth noting the video is from August 2017.

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For what it's worth I looked into what are the most celebrated westerns according to film critics. Here's what I came up with 

 

1. Searchers, The (1956) - Ford, John
2. Rio Bravo (1959) - Hawks, Howard
3. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - Leone, Sergio
4. Wild Bunch, The (1969) - Peckinpah, Sam
5. Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) - Ford, John
6. My Darling Clementine (1946) - Ford, John
7. Stagecoach (1939) - Ford, John
8. Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The (1966) - Leone, Sergio
9. Red River (1948) - Hawks, Howard
10. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) - Altman, Robert
11. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) - Huston, John
12. Unforgiven (1992) - Eastwood, Clint
13. Johnny Guitar (1954) - Ray, Nicholas
14. High Noon (1952) - Zinnemann, Fred
15. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Hill, George Roy
16. Heaven's Gate (1980) - Cimino, Michael
17. Dead Man (1995) - Jarmusch, Jim
18. Shane (1953) - Stevens, George
19. Wagon Master (1950) - Ford, John
20. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) - Peckinpah, Sam

 

The no. 1 is obviously John Ford with 6 followed by Hawks, Leone and Peckinpah with 2 each. It's kinda neat that they make up the Top 4.

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John Ford is a far greater director than Leone, not just of Westerns but overall. Ford has made more great westerns and arguably helped originate the genre itself. When it comes to westerns, there can be no other no.1 than John Ford.

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Honestly, I've only really seen Leone's westerns.

 

1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

2. For A Few Dollars More

3. A Fistful of Dollars

4. Once Upon a Time in the West

 

As well as a few other miscellaneous ones:

1. The Magnificent Seven

2. Hang 'Em High

3. How The West Was Won

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I see the style. They are like leisure suits. They existed, they had a style and they were always cheap looking.

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I had to watch Shane for a film class and I was not impressed. Good titular performance but the film did little to sustain any sort of dramatic interest and the child actor was unbearable. 

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I agree he was annoying but he was supposed to be. One of the reasons I dislike spaghetti westers is that many American westerns were beautifully shot. And sorry steve but dubbing adds ZERO 0 zilch charm. 

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1 hour ago, JoeinAR said:

They are shot ugly. They look ugly. The dubbing is pathetic, and they are often badly written. 

 

Joey, this is the twenty-first century. We don't ugly shame anymore. 

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Shane has one of the best movie villains in Jack Palance, as well as a great Victor Young score and beautiful cinematography.  The child actor (Brandon de Wilde) died young in a road traffic accident.

 

 

My favourite Clint Eastwood western is The Outlaw Josey Wales.  I reckon so.

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7 hours ago, TheUlyssesian said:

John Ford is a far greater director than Leone, not just of Westerns but overall. Ford has made more great westerns and arguably helped originate the genre itself. When it comes to westerns, there can be no other no.1 than John Ford.

Pop culture will forever remember Leone. Ford is already nonexistent. 

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I don't give a fuck what pop culture remembers.  StagecoachMy Darling ClementineThe Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance are all masterpieces, on top of many other personal favorites he directed.  Ford is one of the great artists this country has ever produced.

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