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Films Give me Westerns!!

Discussion in 'General' started by MiNiMaL_FuSS, 24 Feb 2012.

  1. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    I've developed a new found love of Westerns, I'm not quite enjoying the black and white classics, but more the modern gritty takes on westerns.

    so we're likely looking for post 1980 westerns here:

    Unforgiven
    Gran Torino
    True Grit
    The assassination of Jesse James
    Even Cowboys vs Aliens had a certain charm!

    I'm hoping the good people of Bit-Tech can recommends some more Westerns that I can go hunting for?

    Fire away!
     
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  2. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc New Member

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    Tombstone?

    Awesome film :)
     
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  3. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Looks exactly like my kinda thing, +rep!
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Every Spaghetti western, but particularly those by Sergio Leone:

    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    For a Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More


    There is also:

    The Magnificent Seven (1960)
    Little Big Man (1970)
    The Quick and the Dead (1995)
     
  5. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    3:10 to Yuma?
     
  6. getDownShep

    getDownShep New Member

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    Pale Rider
    Dances with Wolves
    Young Guns
     
  7. burnoutuk

    burnoutuk New Member

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    Appaloosa?

    As suggested by Nexxo all of the Sergio Leone films are superb.

    A slightly more out there recommendation would be The Good, the Bad, the Weird.
    Crazy Korean western.
     
  8. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Absolutely do not discount the Sergio Leone films just because they are a little older. They are still some of the best. Same goes for Hang 'Em High, Outlaw Josey Wales and High Plains Drifter. Clint is almost always good in westerns.
    For a new one I quite enjoyed, I suggest Blackthorn.
     
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  9. October

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    No Country For Old Men!
     
  10. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Blazin Saddles? Can't believe that hasn't been mentioned:thumb:

    Sam
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    My favourites are:
    Unforgiven
    Fist/Few/tG,tB,tU
    The Outlaw Josey Wales (It ain't fer eatin', it's just fer lookin' through.)

    Notice a theme? Heh.

    Appaloosa, 3:10 to Yuma, Blazin' Saddles, Shane - all worthy of watching/owning without doubt.
     
  12. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    All the really good ones have been mentioned I think, but here's some others:

    Open Range
    The Missing (was decent)
    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - stumbled on this one tonight. It's got Tommy Lee Jones so might be good.

    The Deadwood HBO series is also really good.
     
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  13. October

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    Also There Will Be Blood, magnificent film.
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    3:10 to Yuma, Appaloosa, as previously recommended

    I wouldn't call There Will Be Blood a western
     
  15. October

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    O rly...?

    I see your point, but the setting is majorly epic western ballpark, as is the cinematography. Plus there's plenty of lingering threat and sideline western themes, prospecting for (black) gold, expansion of railroads etc. Sure, there's no 6 gun shootout, but it's in my western section, right alongside Jesse James and No Country.
     
  16. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Just remembered, The Good, the Bad, and the Weird is a great Korean take on the western.
     
  17. Tribble

    Tribble Steals Avatars

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    I managed to pick that up for £5 on bluray. :thumb:
     
  18. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    A Fistful of Dynamite,
    Jonah Hex (since you liked Cowboys and Aliens)
     
  19. October

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    Jonah Hex was an abomination and shouldn't be mentioned in any semi-serious discussion of an otherwise awesome genre. Cowboys and Aliens is what Jonah Hex was aiming for, and missed by a country mile.
     
  20. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Another recommendation for 3:10 to Yuma, one of my favourite films.

    Seraphim falls wasn't too bad.
     
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