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Your western top ten

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I apologized on another board but I love people's lists. What's your favorite ten Westerns.

Here's mine.

No order.

1.The Man From Laramie(1955)

2.The Unforgiven(1992)

3.Stagecoach(1939)

4.Red River(1948)

5.McCabe & Mrs.Miller(1971)

6.Colarado Territory(1949)

7.The Good, The Bad and The Ugly(1966)

8.Far Country(1954)

9.True Grit(2010)

10.McClintock!(1963)

 

Honorary mention to both Deadwood and Have Gun Will Travel. Both top notch TV westerns.

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On your list, I have yet to see *McCabe & Mrs. Miller* and the Coen brothers' *True Grit*.

 

My favorites:

 

1. Once Upon a Time in the West

2. The Wild Bunch

3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

4. Shane

5. Destry Rides Again

6. High Noon

7. For a Few Dollars More

8. 3 Bad Men

9. 3:10 to Yuma

10. Forty Guns

 

11. The Searchers

12. Johnny Guitar

13. Devil's Doorway

14. Winchester '73

15. The Professionals

16. The Naked Spur

17. Man of the West

18. The Shooting

19. The Ox-Bow Incident

20. Firecreek

21. Hombre

22. Ride the High Country

23. Stagecoach

24. The Shepherd of the Hills

25. Tall in the Saddle

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It so funny, you can tell how much people love movies on these boards because responding to ten is just to hard for them!

Then when I read a response I hit my head thinking if what I left out!

you put Ox-Bo and High Noon. I can't believe I left them out! I love all the Anthony Mann Jommy Stewart ones as well. Blazing Saddles is great especially since I love Destry. Great response FrankGrimes.

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Some that I would add to the list. (No arguments with you though "Once Upon A Time In The West" would not be at the top.)

 

Gunfight At The OK Corral.

The Big Country.

Last Train From Gun Hill.

Westward The Women

The Tin Star

The Gunfighter

Warlock

The Fastest Gun Alive.

The Tall T

 

Shane may be at the top of my list. (At least for now,)

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1. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

2. My Darling Clementine

3. Shane

4. The Searchers

5. The Far Country

6. Stagecoach (1939)

7. 3 Bad Men (1926)

8. The Wonderful Country

9. Man of the West

10. High Noon & Rio Bravo (tie)

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mine would be

 

1. a tie between Once Upon A Time In The West & The Good The Bad & The Ugly

2. The Searchers

3. The Wild Bunch

4. McCabe & Mrs. Miller

5. The Tall T

6. Hombre

7. a tie between Man of The West and The Far Country

8. Red River

9.The Ox Bow Incident

10. The Bravados

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*It so funny, you can tell how much people love movies on these boards because responding to ten is just to hard for them!*

 

There's no doubt about that. And the majority hate to rank anything.

 

*I love all the Anthony Mann Jommy Stewart ones as well.*

 

I think they are terrific westerns. I like psychological films as a rule, and Mann's westerns feature a great deal of psychology.

 

*Blazing Saddles is great especially since I love Destry.*

 

I'm a big fan of *Blazing Saddles*, as well. It's just that I have a classic/contemporary divide at the 70s. I definitely got a kick out of *Destry Rides Again* since I had seen *Blazing Saddles* first.

 

*Great response FrankGrimes.*

 

Thank you. But I must admit, I keep a list of westerns that I update after I watch new ones. I'm nearing 200.

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It looks like I need to check out *The Fastest Gun Alive* and *Gunfight at the O.K. Corral*. Those are two I have yet to see.

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*The Wonderful Country* ?! Blech! :P

 

I didn't know you liked *My Darling Clementine* more than *The Searchers*, Feathers.

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Movieman has the list I most agree with. Cigarjoe throws in *The* *Bravados* with is very much underrated but a gem.

 

It's interesting that MissGoddess lists a tie between *High Noon* and *Rio Bravo* as from other posts they a supposed to be political opposites of each other. I don't buy into that as I see both Will and John T. as lawmen who are willing to uphold it because that's who they are and what they do even if they must do it alone. Will pretty much does while John T. has an unlikely but lovable bunch who are there when he needs them. I never tire of either.

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I like these western films:

1. THE GUNFIGHTER (1950)
2. THE SHOOTIST (1976)
3. YELLOW SKY (1948)
4. JOHNNY GUITAR (1954)
5. TRACK OF THE CAT (1954)
6. PURSUED (1947)
7. 3:10 TO YUMA (1957)
8. COLORADO TERRITORY (1949)
9. THE LONG RIDERS (1980)
10. BARQUERO (1970) and WELCOME TO HARD TIMES (1967) (tie)

Honorable mentions: SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (1956) and THE FURIES (1950).

My favorite western television series is The Virginian/Men from Shiloh.

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1. *The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence* It's the backstory every time

2. *The Searchers* Wayne and Ford at their best

3. *The Wild Bunch* Men out of time in more ways then one

4. *She Wore a Yellow Ribbon* "I won't be going out with you" and there is not a dry in the house tied with

4. *The Ox-Bow Incident* the most damning indictment against mob rule and Wild Bill's most personal film.

5. *Ride the High Country* "I just want to enter my house justified."

6. *Fort Apache* "When legend becomes fact, print the legend."

7. *Stagecoach* The first time a group of people face disaster together and prevail.

8. *Once Upon a Time in the West* The music, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, the imagery and the homages.

9. *The Ballad of Cable Hogue* the sweetest western Sam Peckinpah ever made tied with

9. *Seven Men From Now* Randolph "cue chorus" Scott at his best

10. *The Man From Laramie* Anthony Mann, James Stewart, Donald Crisp, the always wonderful Aline MacMahon and Arthur Kennedy tied with

10. *The Furies* Barbara Stanwyck stands up to Walter Huston, with a Shakespeare twist.

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Hi, wouldbestar,

 

*It's interesting that MissGoddess lists a tie between High Noon and Rio Bravo as from other posts they a supposed to be political opposites of each other. I don't buy into that as I see both Will and John T. as lawmen who are willing to uphold it because that's who they are and what they do even if they must do it alone. Will pretty much does while John T. has an unlikely but lovable bunch who are there when he needs them. I never tire of either.*

 

I didn't remember the connection between the two films until after I posted my list! Funny coincidence. I just knew I had to have them both included. :)

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*The Wonderful Country ?! Blech!* :P

 

It's a sentimental favorite. :) And you have no taste!

 

*I didn't know you liked My Darling Clementine more than The Searchers, Feathers.*

 

Purely depends on my mood. I love them both. TS is "warmer" while MDC is more like a work of art.

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1. Once Upon a Time in the West (Pure epic)

2. Unforgiven (Muny's transformation in the closing act. Chilling)

3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Just so much talent in this)

4. High Noon (Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly.)

5. Shane (Love the story)

6. Ride the High Country (Scott/McCrea. Grizzled vets)

7. Pale Rider (Mystical Clint)

8. The Gunfighter (Love Peck in this)

9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Little long IMO, still great)

10. Dodge City (Cast is great, movie is fun)

Another 5 for kicks: Rio Bravo, The Magnificent Seven, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Mark of Zorro and Wells Fargo

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Random order here:

1. High Noon

2. The Searchers

3. Stagecoach

4. Destry Rides Again

5. Johnny Guitar

6. The Wild Bunch

7. Gunfight at the OK Corral

8. Red River

9. The Unforgiven

10. Dances with Wolves

 

And then there's. Blazing Saddles (does comedy count?)

Brokeback Mountain (well, they WERE cowboys!)

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1. Shane

 

2. The Searchers

 

3. The Hanging Tree

 

4. Red River

 

5. Yellow Sky

 

6. Man of the West

 

7. Rio Bravo

 

8. Day of the Outlaw

 

9. High Noon

 

10. Ride the High Country

 

Jake in the Heartland

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How about a few that hardly, if ever makes anyone's list:

 

"Four Faces West"

Joel McCrea and real wife Francis Dee star in this beautiful and up lifting little film. Costarring the wonderful Joseph Calleia and Charles Bickford as Pat Garrett..

 

"Branded"

A under rated and rarely seen Alan Ladd oater. Outside of "Shane" one of Ladd's best in glorious Technicolor. Again with co-stars Charles Bickford and Joseph Calleia.

 

"Ranrod"

Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake in a true film noir western. Dark and moody with some wonderful supporting actors.

 

"Western Union"

Fritz Lang's beautiful Technicolor epic with Randolph {chorus please} Scott in an almost William S. Hart role. A minor classic.

 

"Canyon Passage"

Director Jacques Toureur directed Dana Andrews and Susan Hayward in a strange western that gets better with each viewing if you can find it. A haunting film at times.

 

Edited by: fredbaetz on Nov 2, 2013 2:45 PM

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I've seen *Ramrod, Western Union* and *Canyon Passage* and liked them all; I'll check out the other two as I like Ladd and always enjoy watching Joel and Frances together.

 

*Canyon Passage* is interesting as it shows settlers working together to make the new communities a success. Of course it only takes one bad apple to ruin things and here we have two olds pros in Ward Bond and Brian Donlevy with Bond getting a lot of blood on his hands.

 

*Western Union* is worth it as well. With Scott you know what you're getting and it's not a waste of time. Robert Young is an Eastern newcomer and fits his role well.

 

*Ramrod* is different but entertaining. I'd never seen a woman in a Western vilian-type role before and Veronica Lake was just right. There is a "good girl" to balance it all out, I think it's Arleen Whelan. If the others are good as these three I have some movies to watch.

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CANYON PASSAGE aired earlier today on the Encore Westerns Channel. It is scheduled for rebroadcast on November 27th.

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Currently this:

 

1. a tie, *The Good The Bad And The Ugly* & *Once Upon A Time In The West*

2. *The Searchers*

3. *Hombre*

4. *The Wild Bunch*

5. *McCabe & Mrs. Miller*

6. *The Tall T*

7. *Red River*

8. *Man Of The West*

9. *My Darling Clementine*

10. *The Bravados*

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Random order

 

1.... Red River

2.... My Darling Clementine

3.... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

4.... They Died With Their Boots On

5.... Stagecoach

6.... Nevada Smith

7.... The Cowboys

8.... She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

9.... Fort Apache

10...The Shootist

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