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What is Your Top 10 Western Film and TV Series!

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  1. Garrett

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    It has been a long time since this genera has been in vogue, it use to be they were coming out every other week when they use to have support films, or on TV every night in some series.
    Anyway just off the top of my head without thinking to deeply and in no particular order are 10 I have liked.

    High Noon.
    The Fastest Gun Alive.
    The Magnificent Seven.
    Support Your Local Sheriff.
    (Jack Elam’s :smashin: proving he was just not good at playing heavies).
    Silverado.
    The Glory Guys.
    Duel At Diablo.
    Outlaw Josey Wales.
    The Big Country.
    Shane.


    Alias Smith and Jones.
    Desperado.
    (series of TV movies).
    Branded. (gosh Chuck Connors died 12 years ago age 71 :eek: never though he was that old).
    Have Gun Will Travel. (sadly I only have seen one in this series when ITV did some old one off TV but what a cracker it was. Staring Richard Boone).
    Bearcats! (long forgotten short run series staring one of my favorite actors Rod Taylor ;) ).
    The Dakotas (one of Jack Elam’s first roles as a good guy).
    How the West Was Won.
    Centennial.
    Kung Fu.
    The Virginian.
     
  2. Gary D

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    I think Star Wars is the greatest western of all....... what this thread is not about star wars...... are you sure? Oh ok then...........


    I cant give you a top ten but i can offer two of my top ten films, both of which i've discovered in the last two months:

    1. The Searchers (John Ford - what a fantastic director)
    2. Once Upon a time in the West (watched it three times in two days, total genius.)


    Gary
     
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    I think Rio Bravo with Dean Martin needs to be in there too !
     
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    Trivia on Rio Lobo (an other John Wayne film).
    Did you know the actress Sherry Lansing who got SPOILER
    scared in the film
    in the film :nono: went on to be and acclaimed producer of Fatal Attraction. She was appointment, at age 35, as the first female president of 20th Century Fox. In 1992, she was offered the chairmanship of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group. During her tenure as Chairman of Paramount, the studio has produced such blockbuster hits as Forrest Gump, Braveheart, and Titanic.
     
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    My Top n Westerns (in no particular order)

    Blazing Saddles (it counts!)
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue
    The Wild Bunch
    The Magnificent Seven
    Unforgiven
    High Plains Drifter
    Pat Garett and Billy the Kid

    I might think of more later, but this is all I've got off the top of my head. I love Westerns, but for some reason I don't watch many. Doesn't make a lot of sense, I know.
     
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    Oops. Forgot...

    Shane
    Cat Ballou
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
     
  7. Garrett

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    Yes it does.

    Would have included it in mine but only 10 :( have you seen The Glory Guys. That was one of Sam Peckinpah films well he wrote it.

    That is spelt Garrett please. :lesson: :laugh:
     
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    Movies :

    Blazing Saddles
    Good The Bad & The Ugly
    A Fistfull of Dollars
    Magnificent Seven
    Unforgiven
    Blindman :thumbsup:
    Wild Bunch
    A Few Dollars More
    High Noon
    Once Upon A Time

    TV :

    Alias Smith & Jones
    High Chaperal
    The Virginian
    How The West Was Won
    Little House On The Prarie :clown:

    Can't think of anymore
     
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    Not necessarily my top ten... but some of my favourites anyways

    True Grit
    The Shootist
    Pale Rider
    Unforgiven
    Fistfull of Dollars Trilogy (can this count as one please?)
    Butch and Sundance (who ARE those guys)
    Little Big Man
    Young Guns (honestly!!)
    The Trinity series with Terence Hill and Bud Spencer (loved these as a kid)
    Paint Your Wagon - wonderful

    Too many to choose from really

    Chris
     
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    no ones mentioned 'a fistfull of dynamite'. Anyone who likes the 'dollars trilogy' and 'once upon a time in the west', will surely enjoy this. :smashin:
     
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    Lonesome Dove and Open Range both star Robert Duval, I like Tombestone with Kirt Russel as well.
     
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    Anything with Clint Eastwood :smashin:
     
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    Oops. :D

    Haven't seen Glory Guys. I didn't realise until I did the list that Cable Hogue was a Peckinpah film as well. I knew I liked his stuff, but I guess I REALLY like his view of the old West.

    I've got to second the Trinity series as well. I saw these as a kid, and really got a kick out of them.
     
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    What, no-one's mentioned Calamity Jane or cactus jack?

    :rotfl:

    I remember watching a very bad film called 'legend of the golden gun' :thumbsdow


    Spaghettis are my favourite, with good, bad & ugly and once upon a time... being top.
     
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    How could you forget Bonanza ;)
     
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    How can some of you compile favourite western lists and not include any John Ford!!! The man defined the genre as we know it. Hang your heads in shame! :nono:

    Accordingly, the John Ford list:

    The Searchers
    My Darling Clementine (The definitive OK Corral movie)
    Fort Apache
    Rio Grande
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
    Stagecoach
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    ...and everyone else:

    Destry Rides Again
    Dodge City
    Red River
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    The Unforgiven
    Shane
    High Noon
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    The Wild Bunch
    Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid
    The Left Handed Gun
    The Ox Bow Incident
    The Magnificent Seven

    and not forgetting the greatest comedy western ever made:

    Son of Paleface.

    I'm sure I'll think of some more...
     

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