Myself - I would put The Searchers at No1. No matter how many times I see it I enjoy every single frame. Alongside Red River it contains John Wayne's best performance and John Ford's finest ever presentation of his beloved monument valley. High Noon a better movie than this - "That'll be the day."
High Noon is excellent but i don't know about best western ever.
It's an interesting list. I think my favourites change on a daily basis. :-)Jo
Tombstone is the only modern Western in their Top 10, and it beats Unforgiven? Ballsy. On the flipside, I've got some serious watching to do! I've seen only 3 of their top 10.
It seems too heavily weighted toward early movies. I would put One upon a time in the west at number 1 myself.
Chris I agree - Unforgiven should have been higher. And The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is not even on that.
Always surprised at how many of these I've seen yet how few Westerns I read. Did pick one up this weekend though.
Good on you Pattie - what did you get?
I agree that THE SEARCHERS should be #1 followed closely by SHANE.
No list can satisfy everybody.Hardly any spaghetti westerns in the list like 'Django'; 'A Professional Gun' or 'Keomo' although 'The Great Silence' just makes it into the list. Yet all these movies have a following.This top 100 just names the well known titles that should make the effort worth while. But you can't please all of the people all of the time.
An impressive list, though I'd have lots of disagreements about the order. I'd put "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" or "Rio Bravo" first, and I'm not a big fan of either of the first two. Couldn't read the titles of 52 and 53. And "Blood Simple", much as I love it, just ain't a western.
I agree with David's picks except I'd put Shane at #1, followed by The Searchers.After those first two, it gets tough deciding 3-10.
52 and 53 were Heartland and Virginia City respectively
I think the Good, the bad and the ugly should have been in the top ten.
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