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Name your favorite westerns.......NOBODY under 50 need answer!

I'm waiting........


In no particular order...
1. Magnificent 7
2. Silverado
3. Hondo
4. Hombre
5. Winchester 73
6. Bend of the River
7. Last Train to Gun Hill
8. Professionals
9. Death of a Gunfighter
10. Red River
11. Valdez is Coming
12. The Cowboys
13. Monte Walsh (the original)
14. Junior Bonner
15. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
16. Tom Horn
17. The Outlaw Josey Wales
18. Big Jake
19. Rio Bravo
20. Joe Kidd
21. Wild Bunch
22. Searchers
23. Vera Cruz
24. High Noon
25. One Eyed Jacks


Any of the Jimmy Stewart/Anthony Mann westerns. Also The Cowboys and Melody Ranch

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I'm under 50 and I'll still answer because unlike people under 50 I have really good taste when it comes to western films. Like the first person to respond my westerns are not in any order. Just a bunch I could think of that I really like to watch. If I thought more I could probably drag this list out to 50 if not more.

1) The Shootist
2) Tom Horn
3) Once Upon A Time In The West
4) Wyatt Earp (A bio pic but still a western)
5) Unforgiven
6) Hombre
7) Maginificent Seven
8) Catlow
9) Death Rides A Horse
10) Pale Rider
11) Silverado
12) High Noon
13) Big Jake
14) White Buffalo
15) Rio Bravo
16) Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
17) El Dorado
18) Rio Conchos
19) No Name On The Bullet
20) Warlock
21) My Name is Nobody
22) The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
23) For A Few Dollars More
24) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
25) Hondo
26) Breakheart Pass
27) Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
28) The Wild Bunch
29) The Gunfighter
30) The Tin Star

Now I'm curious to you western fans that post messages. How many who read my selections have seen or heard of all 30 films?


the searchers
red river
how the west was won
the man who shot liberty valance
the wild bunch
the good the bad and the ugly
my darling clementine
the shootist
she wore a yellow ribbon
cheyenne autumn
rio bravo
ride the high country
fort apache
high noon
rio grande

A nation is the same people living in the same place.


I'm under 50

I've heard of almost all of them and have seen about two thirds.....


1. Outlaw Josey Wales

2. The Long Riders

3. Shane

4. Open Range

5. Hombre

6. The Searchers

7. Fort Apache

8. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

9. Rio Grande

10.One Eyed Jack

11. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

12. Rio Bravo

13 The Wild Bunch

14. The Professionals

15. Big Jake

16. High Noon

17. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

18. Horse Soldiers

19. Tombstone

20. McCabe and Mrs. Miller

21. The Unforgiven

22. The Appaloosa

23. The Magnificent Seven

24. Winchester 73

25. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

26. Will Penny

27. Rio Conchos

28. The Alamo

29. Lonesome Dove

30. Stagecoach


Lonesome Dove

The Shootist

True Grit

The Searchers


I'm over 50 and must admit that I do not recognize "No Name on the Bullet." All the others I have seen though I think I would need to review the plots of a few of them.


In no particular order...

1. McLintock
2. The Searchers
3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
4. Broken Lance
5. Destry Rides Again
6. Magnificent 7
7. Hondo
8. Ride The High Country
9. True Grit
11.How The West Was Won
13.The War Wagon
14.They Call Me Trinity
15.The Lion and The Horse
16.3:10 To Yuma
17.Blazing Saddles (actually a spoof of Westerns, but fun to watch)
18.Fort Apache
19.Rio Bravo
20.Young Guns

If you notice, majority of the above starred John Wayne. Any wonder why?


I'm under 50, too, and can appreciate the great classics. It's hard to put in order, so I won't try at this time. But I will give 10 faves of mine:

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
High Plains Drifter
Rio Bravo
The Searchers
High Noon
Last Train from Gunhill
The Shootist
A Fistful of Dollars
The Ox-Bow Incident


Im under 50 (18 in fact)

All time favorites
The Searchers
True Grit
Winchester 73
How the West Was Won

Will we ever get the Wonder Years on DVD!!


I'm 23....

Some westerns that I think are great films are, in no particular order

1. A fistful of dollars.
2. For a few dollars more.
3. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
4. True Grit.
5. Unforgiven.
6. The Assisination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford.
7. 3:10 to Yuma (remake...haven't seen the original but intend to)
8. Rooster Cogburn.
9. Once upon a time in the west.
10. Dances with wolves.
11. Joe Kidd.
12. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid.
13. Tombstone.
14. The Proposition.
15. Blazing Saddles.
16. Young Guns.
17. Young Guns 2.
18. The Quick and the Dead (only for Gene Hackman, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe, Leonardo Decaprio)
19. Hang'em High.
20. High plains drifter.
21. Pale Rider.

Trying to get into John Wayne have been told to see the Shootist, Hondo, Rio Bravo....any other good recommendations?




That's your recommendation for the kid who listed his favorite westerns, then asked what other John Wayne pics to see? Way to help out others, Pard.

And so much for your NOBODY UNDER 50 rule.

I'm under 50, too. And I have no intention of telling you anything about what movies I like or don't like. Why don't you pop some Geritol and take a nice nap. May dreams of road apples and squaw rape dance on your dried out old brain.


I'm crushed.


srklondie, I was totally prepared to leave this be, but I am currently giving The Shootist a chance, so am staying awake. As such, I took this opportunity to look through your comments and posts over the years, most of them from the last couple of years. And I must say, I am confused. I agree with like 95% of everything you've said here on this site, fans of the same people and movies as yourself, and critical of much of the same as you have been.

But here...this western thing. It's nothing like you. Most people that put down others have a full history of being a-holes, but you certainly do not. Not even close. (And I'm right there with you on the redheaded judge, as well as Pelham, Bernie Casey, and like ten other things.)

I can't explain it, and I don't expect you to explain yourself, either. I'm just saying, your "SCARY!" comment and follow-up to my overly-colorful admonition make me wonder what has happened, if anything. Everything ok?

Not sure why I am bothering...and will probably regret this one, but there you go, sir. All I can say is, when I post *beep* things, I am always DRUNK. :D


Well, Im just barely under 50...some of my favorites are:

Dances with wolves
Blazing Saddles
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
True Grit
Will Penny
High Noon
Lonely are the Brave
Red River

Also, to answer the question about JohnWayne movies.....I recomend Red River and Stagecoach, and, if you are willing to stray from Westerns, The Quiet Man. It is absolutely the best work he ever did....and most everyone else in the film also.

It is not our abilities that make us who we is our choices


"Trying to get into John Wayne have been told to see the Shootist, Hondo, Rio Bravo....any other good recommendations?"

True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, The Horse Soldiers (my personal favorite), El Dorado (also a favorite).


What's with the "no one under 50 need reply?" crap? I grew up watching westerns with my dad and while John Wayne was never my favorite actor, I did love watching Westerns on TV - whether it be the old shows (Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Bonanza, Bat Masterson, and The Rifleman...) or movies.

In no particular order, here they are many of them are Eastwoods.

Outlaw Josey Wales
Hang Em High
Fistful of Dollars
Few Dollars More
Good Bad & Ugly
High Noon
Gunfight at the OK Corral
The Unforgiven
The Cowboys
Rio Lobo
Rio Bravo
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
High Plains Drifter
Pale Rider
Wyatt Earp
Little Big Man


Red River
Lonesome Dove
Wild Bunch
Tombstone (Kurt Russel"s)
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Blazing Saddles


Darn. I was going to answer. Well, since I'm only 42, I guess I can't answer. I'll get back to you in eight years.


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OK, I'll give you a pass, since you're pretty close. Lay them on me.



The Wild Bunch
Rio Bravo
The Magnificent Seven
The Professionals
Rio Conchos
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Big Jake
Bite the Bullet
The Shootist
Open Range