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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #150 on: October 16, 2018, 09:31:39 AM »
My... short list
1.   The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
2.   Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
3.   Unforgiven
4.   Blazing Saddles
5.   A fistful of Dollars
6.   True Grit (2010)
7.   Pale Rider
8.   For a few dollars more
9.   Tombstone
10.   Back to the future, Part 3
11.   High plains drifter


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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #151 on: October 16, 2018, 12:11:45 PM »
It was nice to see that bit player from MST3k Episode 801 "Revenge of the Creature" appear in so many of these movies.

My list:
Blazing Saddles
A Fistful of Dollars
Back to the Future 3
McClintock
Maverick
Paint Your Wagons
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Tombstone
Unforgiven
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Shootist
For A Few Dollars More
A Million Ways to Die in the West
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Cowboys and Aliens
The Searchers
3 Amigos
The Magnificent Seven
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Oblivion
Wyatt Earp
Last of the Wild Horses
Gunslinger
Dances With Wolves



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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #153 on: October 16, 2018, 03:02:08 PM »
Yeah, I was always more a fan of the comedic Westerns

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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #154 on: October 16, 2018, 04:07:32 PM »
No intent to offend you at all Linszoid, but I'm not sure I'd consider A million ways to die in the west a comedy... a western? Yes, definitely.


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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #155 on: October 16, 2018, 04:45:06 PM »
I rewatched 3 Amigos pretty recently and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. Not top 25 western material, but fun for sure.
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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #156 on: October 16, 2018, 05:45:25 PM »
I rewatched 3 Amigos pretty recently and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. Not top 25 western material, but fun for sure.
I had this exact same experience 3 or 4 months ago. Probably enhanced by the fact that I had watched Vera Cruz a few nights earlier and got a big kick out of the connections.
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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #157 on: October 17, 2018, 11:24:34 AM »
I want to thank George 2.0, not just for running this list, but for getting me to watch movies that I otherwise would not have.

Here was my list:

1 The Magnificent Seven (the original one) - This is honestly the only western I can think of that I actually saw in the theater.
2 Tombstone
3 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
4 3:10 to Yuma (2007) - Never seen the original 1957 movie.

5 Last of the Mohicans
6 True Grit (2010 remake) - Some people may consider this sacrilidge, but Hailee Steinfeld was incredible as Mattie Ross.
7 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
8 Rango
9 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
10 A Fist Full of Dollars
11 Lonesome Dove
12 The Outlaw Josse Wales
13 Once Upon a Time in the West

14 Dances with Wolves <- Did this not make it, or am I just not seeing it?
15 The Searchers
16 Unforgiven
17 Blazing Saddles
18 Back to the Future 3
19 Young Guns
20 The Hateful Eight
21 Django Unchained

22 Westworld
23 Hidalgo
24 Three Amigos
25 Wild Wild West


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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #158 on: October 17, 2018, 11:32:50 AM »
Dances With Wolves didn't make it.  I wonder if Costner's other ill-considered adventure movies put a sour taste in peoples mouth for Costner.  Frankly, I just haven't seen it.


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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #159 on: October 17, 2018, 11:52:03 AM »
Dances With Wolves didn't make it.  I wonder if Costner's other ill-considered adventure movies put a sour taste in peoples mouth for Costner.  Frankly, I just haven't seen it.

I had it pretty low on my list, it's one of those movies for me that I like less and less the more I watch it, first time thought it was great, second time less so, didn't make it all the way through trying to watch it a 3rd time.


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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #160 on: October 17, 2018, 12:25:47 PM »
No one submitted the Cowboy Bebop Movie?


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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #161 on: October 17, 2018, 07:03:41 PM »
No one submitted the Cowboy Bebop Movie?
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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #162 on: October 17, 2018, 09:50:32 PM »
Dances With Wolves seems to have lost some of its luster. It didn't make Paste's Top 100, or Time Out's Top 50 (Though Costner's other Western, Open Range, did)

An aside: I strangely was not as in love with Westerns on TV - The Big Valley (too plastic), Maverick, Rawhide, Wagon Train, Have Gun Will Travel, etc...

Those I did watch and enjoy as a kid were Gunsmoke and Bonanza. And I loved the first 2 seasons of Kung Fu, and Cheyenne was solid. But my favorite is probably the Rifleman. Aside from him being the fastest rifle in the west, and the action and drama that took place. I like the genuine love and respect the father and son had for one another. I thought both Johnny Crawford and Chuck Conners were great in their roles. Plus it was developed by Sam Peckinpah.

From wiki... "Peckinpah, who wrote and directed many early episodes, based many characters and plots on his own childhood on a ranch. His insistence on violent realism and complex characterizations, as well as his refusal to sugarcoat the lessons he felt the Rifleman's son needed to learn about life, put him at odds with the show's producers at Four Star. "

Oh and it inspired all those "Pa! Pa!" riffs on MST3K.

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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #163 on: October 19, 2018, 06:02:10 PM »
No one submitted the Cowboy Bebop Movie?

I actually did consider it, but felt it went against the spirit of the list.

Same goes for Star Wars. Many people consider this a western in all but the most literal sense, but it just didn't seem appropriate for the topic.

Oh, in addition to the actual westerns I watched thanks to this list, I finally got around to watching Chinatown. Man, that was a good movie.


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Re: LoC #112 -Top 50 Western Films
« Reply #164 on: October 19, 2018, 07:22:40 PM »
I wanted to put Bubba Ho-Tep on my list, but I didn't think it was exactly right for the genre we are dealing with.