Thursday, April 21, 2011

The 50 greatest westerns

The 50 greatest westerns – The full list


Anonymous said...


Not in any universe I'd want to live in.


Snidely Whiplash said...

True Grit or the other True Grit?
If Rio Bravo was released today it would be straight to video with Justin Bieber instead of Ricky.
No disrespect to Howard Hawks everybody has bills to pay, but this was a clinker even as a star vehicle.
It was nice to see Open Range on there.

Unknown said...

I beg to differ about RIO BRAVO.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Bill - RIO BRAVO is a classic.


Cullen Gallagher said...

I keep telling myself it's only a list, it's only a list. And numbers don't matter.

McCabe and Mrs. Miller at #1 though?

It seems to be in vogue right now to be dismissive of more traditional Westerns.

Bud said...

Lonesome Dove should be MUCH higher!

NONE of the Ford trilogy, particularly "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" ???!!!

McCabe ... is good, but #1?

Oh, well. it's the Brits.

Bud said...

But it was neat to see El Topo listed. Great "philosophical / psychological" romp in Western garb!

Laurie Powers said...

You know you're asking for it Bill whenever you post one of these lists. :)

Unknown said...

Which is why I post 'em. I love to hear what people thing of 'em.

Mike Dennis said...

PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID??? This one scored so high because the guy who put this together is obviously a Bob Dylan freak and just HAD to get his hero up near the top.

and HEAVEN'S GATE??? All of his poetic waxing about this dud can't change the fact that you can barely see the movie for all the dust flying around, and what you can see doesn't make much sense.

Give me a break.

Where's SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON? How about APPALOOSA? Or 3:10 TO YUMA (1957)? Or about a dozen others I might name.

Anonymous said...

The Cult of Altman strikes again.


Steve Oerkfitz said...

Also never liked Rio Bravo. Dean Martin always looked out of place in a western

Marsdon said...

Ride the High Country is number 34. 34?!!! Really?

"Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn't" to quote another movie on the list.

This time it didn't

Cap'n Bob said...

NOT in the top ten: Shane, Ride the High Country, High Noon, Rio Bravo, and about a dozen others that qualify. This is the worst list I've ever seen.