Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

The 57 Greatest Westerns Ever, Ranked


Jeff Meyerson said...

Glad to see RIO BRAVO getting its due.

August West said...

So let me get this straight, they are saying the re-make of "3:10 To Yuma" is a better film than the 1957 Glenn Ford/Van Heflin classic?

Anonymous said...

I like Clint Eastwood, but a little too much spaghetti in the top ten for me. "The Searchers" and "Stagecoach" are, of course, right where I'd put them.

John Duke

Bud said...

The list has all the Westerns I like, except "The Good Old Boys" which in my view is a "quiet" epic Western. Of course, I semi-disagree with the ordering, but I gave up arguing about that long ago 8-)

Don Coffin said...

I would have guessed that the author of this list would be named Heinz.

Pleased to see "Lone Star" on the list; Sayles is one of my favorite directors, and his "historical" movies--"Eight Men Out." "Matewan"--are brilliant. Also very pleased to see "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," one of my favorite movies ever, not least for Altman's splendid use of songs by Leonard Cohen.

I would like to have seen "Junior Bonner" (Steve McQueen as a fading rodeo star, Robert Preston as his father Ace, Ida Lupino as his mother--hard to go wrong with all that--directed by Peckinpaugh), which is a really good movie.

Gary R. said...

What, nothing with Gabby Hayes?

Dan said...

I have a bias toward the more spontaneous films and would have shoved in RIDE LONESOME and TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

August-The remake of 3:10 to Yuma is the better film. For one thing Glenn Ford had all the acting range of a block of wood. I can't understand how he ever became a star.
Not a big fan of Rio Bravo or El Topo.
No Ride the High Country?

Anonymous said...

"Ride the High Country" was in there at #22; great movie.

John Duke

Rick said...

A pretty good list, so long as the specific order is ignored.

RHovey, CA said...

Well there's old ones, newer ones, and newer ones trying to be like older ones. And there are shoot-em-up Westerns, Family Westerns, Adventure Westerns, Animated Westerns, you name it. Obviously, one can't easily compare an old John Ford classic to a Quentin Tarantino adventure, but I think the article/list did pretty well in selecting Westerns of all types, even if I don't agree with the rankings. Nevertheless, for one reason or another, and for the sake of argument, my favorite Baker's half dozen might be close to these----and I made the list before looking at the article.
1) The Long Riders
2) Wyatt Earp (Costner) and Tombstone (Russell)
3) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
4) High Plains Drifter
5) Dances with Wolves
6) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
7) Break Heart Pass