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Favorite Westerns ?

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Tv- bonanza, rawhide

Movies- Lonesome dove, tombstone, McLintock, many more that are not coming to mind right now.

 

What I love about westerns is they way they get across a point, feeling or idea without ever talking or very little words. You just know what they mean or what they're thinking. 

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Josey wales, pale rider, tombstone, high plains drifter

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Movies-Unforgiven, Tombstone, The magnificent 7 (original not that remake garbage), Hondo.

TV- Deadwood, Gun Smoke, The Big Valley

 

I just watched Godless on Netflix and it was pretty good but not all time favorite.

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Let's talk Westerns. What's your favorites? Movies or TV. 

 

My favorite movies.

• The outlaw Josey Wales

• The Searchers

• Dances with Wolves

• Lonesome Dove.

There are many others I can't think of at the moment. Pretty much any Clint Eastwood or John Wayne pic.

TV series 

• Gunsmoke

• The Rifleman

• Bonanza

• F- troop 😅

• I don't count Most civil war movies as westerns , but The Blue and the Gray , and Shenandoah are 2 of my favorites.

This will get things rolling.

If you're over 40 , it will be probably be easier. I dont like too many of the newer ones. Open Range was good , but it's not really new , just newer.

 

 

 

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Tombstone is my favorite movie 

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Favorite:  The Magnificent Seven.

I have watched the movie it's based on, Seven Samurai from 1954, but I only watched it once because it's 3 1/2 hours long and subtitled.  Very hard to watch.  Our western version is in my top 5 movies of all time.  

 

2nd:  Big Jake.

The ultimate John Wayne movie.  So many quotes!  And I have taught my dog to come to me when I say "dog!"  Just like the Duke!

 

3rd:  Unforgiven

Almost heresy that a modern movie should make the list but what an amazing movie.  This movie has absolutely no redeeming characters.  None!  We end up rooting for a group of prostitutes and a murdering gunslinger!  Great movie.  

 

Honorable mention:

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Shane

Rio Bravo

3:10 to Yuma (both versions)

 

 

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Any of the Clint Eastwood westerns. Fistful of Dollars, Hang 'Em High, High Plaines Drifter, Pale Rider. Too many John Wayne westerns to list.

On TV, I still like The Rifleman and Maverick.

Not so much today, but when I was a boy, The Lone Ranger and The Roy Rogers Show were two more of my favorites.

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2 minutes ago, Scott F said:

Any of the Clint Eastwood westerns.

Hang em high was another good one. I didnt really care for high plains drifter. To me it was kind of weird and dark. Liked pale rider too.

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3 minutes ago, N Florida Mike said:

Hang em high was another good one. I didnt really care for high plains drifter. To me it was kind of weird and dark. Liked pale rider too.

I always thought it was funny that the end of High Plains Drifter and Pale Rider are almost the same.  Clint alone, faces a gang of gun fighters and takes them out one at a time.

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Also The Good , the bad and the ugly gets honorable mention. The great parts of it were great , but it was too slow in some places. Love it when Tuco tries to read who the letters addressed to. He's trying to say idiot, but can't. Clint says "Idiot. It's for you.😃

 

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I'll be your Huckleberry, Did you see the size of that chicken, Dying ain't much of a living boy 

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12 hours ago, Dtrombly said:

Tombstone is my favorite movie 

I concur.

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Never been a huge Western fan, but went to see Hostiles couple days ago and was pondering this exact subject....

 

Recently finished three series on TV that were all very good: Godless and Hell on Wheels are well done; Deadwood was fantastic; probably now my favorite western TV series.  I give high honorable mention to Firefly, which is probably SciFi in most minds, but I always thought of as a Western.

 

When much younger, I liked the Leone westerns, but tried to watch GB&U a couple months ago and the first 15 minutes lasted for five hours.  I do watch Rio Bravo and Sons of Katie Elder every time I flip channels into them, but they aren't exactly great cinema.  Single best might just be Unforgiven

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While I like all of the above I'm kinda 

partial to Marion Mitchell Morrison!

 

 

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I love westerns...favorite of all time would be a toss up between Tombstone and Lonesome Dove..but since ones a movie and the other is a mini series I don't have pick lol.

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A lot of people like tombstone. It was definitely well made. Just not one of my favorites. Cant really tell you why.

Now Lonesome dove on the other hand....

1 hour ago, Choporoz said:

Never been a huge Western fan, but went to see Hostiles couple days ago and was pondering this exact subject....

 

Recently finished three series on TV that were all very good: Godless and Hell on Wheels are well done; Deadwood was fantastic; probably know my favorite western TV series.  I give high honorable mention to Firefly, which is probably SciFi in most minds, but I always thought of as a Western.

 

When much younger, I liked the Leone westerns, but tried to watch GB&U a couple months ago and the first 15 minutes lasted for five hours.  I do watch Rio Bravo and Sons of Katie Elder every time I flip channels into them, but they aren't exactly great cinema.  Single best might just be Unforgiven

 

I liked hell on wheels at first , but it just kept getting darker and darker. I thought it was about him finding all those responsible for murdering his wife during the war- kind of similar to Josey Wales. It seemed to just leave that plot and it eventually just lost me.

I can't think of any John Wayne movies I don't like.

Yeah, unforgiven was a good one, as was pale rider. 

 

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1 hour ago, Catt said:

While I like all of the above I'm kinda 

partial to Marion Mitchell Morrison!

 

 

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Yeah, my 2 favorite of his are The Searchers ( best ending scene in any western ) and El Dorado , with Robert Mitchum.

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9 minutes ago, N Florida Mike said:

I liked hell on wheels at first , but it just kept getting darker and darker. I thought it was about him finding all those responsible for murdering his wife during the war- kind of similar to Josey Wales. It seemed to just leave that plot and it eventually just lost me.

 

Agreed.  It did slide from the beginning of second season.  In fact, I said to my wife that killing off the female lead at end of S1 was a mistake.  Nonetheless, it held our attention to the end.

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1 minute ago, Choporoz said:

Agreed.  It did slide from the beginning of second season.  In fact, I said to my wife that killing off the female lead at end of S1 was a mistake.  Nonetheless, it held our attention to the end.

Yeah , that happened several times. Just when I started liking a character they would get killed.

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1 hour ago, N Florida Mike said:

Yeah, my 2 favorite of his are The Searchers ( best ending scene in any western ) and El Dorado , with Robert Mitchum

 

They had actors not special effects  😉

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Gunsmoke, and any cowboy movie with Clint Eastwood.

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Outlaw Josie Wales, the original True Grit, and The Magnificent Seven. I have to throw in Blazing Saddles. I bust up every time I watch it. 

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Rawhide, Johnny  Yuma was a Rebel, Wanted Dead or Alive, Death Valley Days, Tales  of Wells Fargo, Matt Dillon  The Half hour show latter to become Gun Smoke. Wagon Train, Laramie  All were good.  

I never Liked the Rifleman or Bonanza very much but did watch them  

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Blazing Saddles.

 

Fantastic movie from Mel Brooks.

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