|List of the Best Western Movies of All Time|
True Grit (1969) - The only role for which John Wayne ever won an Oscar. Some say it was a lifetime honorary give though. The 2010 Coen Bros. version is much better however and makes us completely forget about John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn.Let's just say that together, they make the best western movie of all time.
The Ox-bow Incident (1943) - Henry Fonda and Harry Morgan star in this brilliant little think-piece that is more of a morality-play set in the times of the Old West, than it is a classic representative of the genre. Carries the odd distinction of being the last movie ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture which received no other Academy Award nominations.
Open Range (2003) - Following a string of stinkers, Open Range was a much-needed opportunity for Costner to regain his Hollywood street cred. And with this film he recaptured it in a big way. Annette Bening is at her best here.
For a Few Dollars More (1965) - Another Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood "spaghetti western" makes the list, this one alternately titled Per Qualche Dollaro in Piu. On its 1969 re-release it was double-billed with A Fistful of Dollars.
Bend of the River (1952) - Stars Rock Hudson and James Stewart in the film that marked the last time the two would work together. Seems Stewart was unhappy that Hudson received a bigger applause at the movie's premier.
The Naked Spur (1954) - Another Anthony Mann picture makes the list, this one starring Janet Leigh alongside James Stewart. The film was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar.
Broken Trail (2006) - An AMC TV mini-series that features some of Robert Duvall's best work. Thomas Hayden Church isn't bad either. This one's not to be missed.
True Grit (2010) - The Coen Brothers go Western. Hailee Steinfeld is something to see as the young Mattie Ross. Jeff Bridges ain't half bad either. Certainly one of the best western movies of the last 10 years
Have additional information, want to know what others are saying, or don't agree with something we said?
Read or post comments about the Best Movie Westerns of All Time on the
List of Best Western Movies of All Time Discussion Forum
Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites