Western movies are meant for a select audience as they are simply not everyone’s cup of tea. The actors wear a certain type of costumes and have a peculiar accent. For the uninitiated, western is a genre of films that are set in the nineteenth century of the American Old West. The most famous characters in such movies are cowboys, gunfighters, bandits, and bounty hunters. Read on to know which are the best western movies of all time.
The Magnificent Seven
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the movie is about seven gunfighters from American who join forces to defend an afflicted village in Mexico. The Magnificent Seven starred Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.
A young girl hires a marshal to find the man behind her father’s death and bring him to justice. Jeff Bridges played the lead role and it is considered as one of his best performances. True Grit was helmed by none other than the Coen brothers.
John Ford was a master of this genre and after Stagecoach, he made the masterpiece – The Searchers. It is a classic film that is mostly on the lists of top films to watch before you die. The 1956 movie won several awards but unfortunately missed out on an Oscar.
Clint Eastwood directed and starred in this 1992 film. He played a violent killer who decides to lead a normal life after his wife’s death. For how long does he manage to do so? Find out by watching Unforgiven.