Monday, 5 November 2007

Best Westerns - Yours, Mine, Ours

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With all this talk about westerns, it got me thinking - what is your favourite western? Need inspiration? See the lists below for some 'top westerns'. Do you know a great western that isn't on the lists? Drop it in a comment and I'll add it to the list!

Now, let's put it all together. Email me (moviemoxie at gmail dot com) your top ten westerns by Saturday November 24, 2007 and I'll post the results at the end of the month. If you are really enthusiastic also answer the bonus questions!

Bonus Question One: What western are you surprized you've never seen?
Bonus Question Two: What is your favourite non-western western? (ie not a traditional or spaghetti western, but follows the same pattern)

Imdb's top 10 westerns

1. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. C'era una volta il West (1968) - Once Upon a Time in the West
3. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
4. The Wind (1928)
5. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
6. High Noon (1952)
7. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
8. Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) - A Few Dollars More
9. Unforgiven (1992)
10. The Wild Bunch (1969)

Canoe -- Jam! Top Ten Westerns

1. Unforgiven
2. The Searchers
3. High Noon
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
5. Dances with Wolves
6. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
7. The Magnificent Seven
8. The Wild Bunch
9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
10. Shane

Random-ish Listmania pick - G. Michael Alatorre's selection of Westerns

1. The Wild Bunch
2. Tombstone
3. Rio Bravo
4. The Searchers
5. The Outlaw Josey Wales
6. Unforgiven
7. High Plains Drifter
8. Quigley Down Under
9. A Fistful of Dollars
10. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
11. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
12. Red River
13. The Horse Soldiers
14. Jeremiah Johnson
15. The Long Riders
16. The Shootist
17. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
18. The Professionals
19. Winchester '73
20. Rio Grande
21. El Dorado
22. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
23. The Big Country
24. Once Upon a Time in the West
25. The Magnificent Seven

Have your say:
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The Quick and the Dead
The Proposition
My Darling Clementine
Forty Guns
Pale Rider


Suzie Ridler said...

Oh man! I'm so glad you put this list together, that'll help me remember which ones I've seen. I'm so bad with titles and some of the Clint Eastwoods blend together. I am totally going to participate though!

Ryan McNeil said...

Mine is still UNFORGIVEN, if for no other reason than for the line "we ALL got it coming".

Bob Turnbull said...

"My Darling Clementine" needs to be in there somewhere. Sam Fuller's "Forty Guns" is pretty great as well (and it has Barbara Stanwyck - yay!).

If you are looking for something a little off the beaten Western path, try Tears Of The Black Tiger. It's a Thai Western and is just a beautiful film to look at.

My three faves that jump out right away are:

1. Ox-Bow Incident
2. Rio Bravo
3. Red River

Not sure I could put together an appropriate Top 10 list though...I'll have to mull it over.

Suzie Ridler said...

I tried Shannon, I just don't think I've seen enough to come up with ten, isn't that awful? Pale Rider is definitely my favourite of all time though.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Oh, maybe 10 is too many! We could do 5 or even the one all time favourite! I will think on this!

List has been revised to include everyone suggestions :)

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