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Which are your all-time favorite Cowboy Flicks?

Asked by Espiritus_Corvus (10005 points ) November 15th, 2013

This includes all Westerns, foreign or domestic, in feature film format, TV miniseries, or direct-to-video sleepers, etc.

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tom_g's avatar

Didn’t we just do this question?

Dead Man

dxs's avatar

Uhh…Toy Story 2?

SomeoneElse's avatar

‘Hud’ is pretty good.

ragingloli's avatar

bareback mountain

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@dxs GA. I loved Gene Wilder’s story in that movie about being a gunfighter and having a little kid call him out. He turned away and “The little bastard shot me in the ass.”

filmfann's avatar

Unforgiven
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
The Searchers
Stagecoach
Winchester 73
(and forgive me) Silverado

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Another vote for Silverado!

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Wasn’t that Blazing Saddles?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus Yeah, just seeing who was paying attention. :)

Smitha's avatar

Lonesome Dove and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

RocketGuy's avatar

Blazing Saddles

Pachy's avatar

Too numerous to list, but here are four of ‘em, pard: Rawhide (the movie, not the TV series), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Shane, The Naked Spur and any of Jimmy Stewart’s or Randolph Scott’s ‘50s westerns.

ucme's avatar

Outlaw Josey Wales
High Plains Drifter
Pale Rider
Unforgiven
The Good the Bad & the Ugly
A Fistful of Dollars
Tombstone
The Magnificent Seven
Blazing Saddles
True Grit

Leanne1986's avatar

I loved Lonesome Dove.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Unforgiven
The Quick and the Dead
Blazing Saddles
Pure Country (nothing hotter than cowboys in tight jeans, mmmmmm)
Tombstone
Wyatt Earp
Pale Rider
Cowboys and Aliens (again, cowboys in tight jeans. I have a problem.)

Tropical_Willie's avatar

High Noon – - 1952

Coloma's avatar

I just mentioned this here recently in another Q. about favorite westerns.

Hands down, the 90’s film “Tombstone” with Val Kilmer, Kurt Russel and Sam Elliot. Best modern western in years.

ucme's avatar

It was my question which dealt with favourite cowboy portrayed in a western, slightly different.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

True Grit
The Cowboys
Pale Rider
BIG JAKE (can’t believe it hasn’t been mentioned yet)
Hang ‘Em High
Cheyenne Social Club

MadMadMax's avatar

All time best: Unforgiven by a longshot for me.

Coloma's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers Oh yeah, “The Cowboys”, I just watched that on Netflix recently after decades. great movie. Funny side note, when I was traveling in asia a few years ago a John Wayne movie came on TV with Mandarin subtitles, hilarious. He was slinging back a shot at the bar and the dialogue was all mandarin. lol

josie's avatar

Shane. My dad absolutely loved this movie.

The Outlaw Josey Wales.
@Josie is someone’s misspelling of Josey, my “warrior” nickname. Long story.

Tombstone

KNOWITALL's avatar

What @ucme and @WillWorkForChocolate said exactly. They have good taste. :)

Add The Quick and The Dead with Sharon Stone, too.

Pachy's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers, one of my favorite bits in “Cheyenne Social Club” is Fonda talking Stewart’s ear off as they ride to Cheyenne under the opening credits.

fundevogel's avatar

Not really any cowboy movies here, but these are my favorite westerns:

The Proposition
Ravenous
3:10 to Yuma
Django Unchained

Psst @WillWorkForChocolate and @KNOWITALL are we talking the snap-zoomingest revenge flick? Cause I quite like that one too.  I appreciate it’s complete lack of subtlty :)

KNOWITALL's avatar

@fundevogel Heck ya, that’s it, it rawks!!! I almost forgot Django, a little too graphic on the language and blood for me, but interesting and powerful.

flutherother's avatar

The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
High Noon.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@fundevogel Yes!!! Love that movie.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I’m a straight chick and I’ll admit Sharon Stone is HAWT in cowgirl garb- lol

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Yes, she really is. I’m not a huge fan of hers, but in that movie, she turns me on! Kind of like Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room, that chatter is my favorite too. The movie is so cute though .Jimmy Stewert is a master of the straight face, and that really makes it. Would you happen to know what western Fonda was in, I think Stewert was with him in it too, somebody held his hand, and shot it at point blank, the camera zoomed in on his face. I can’t remember the movie, but that image still gives me chills!

Unbroken's avatar

Desperado hasn’t been mentioned yet.

I’ll throw my name with some of the others. The good bad and the ugly, tombstone, cool hand Luke, django unchained.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I can’t believe no one has mentioned The Three Amigos.

filmfann's avatar

@KNOWITALL I usually love your posts, but The Quick And The Dead has one of the worst endings for a western ever. You might as well had mentioned the Terror of Tiny Town, or Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula.

Pachy's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers, yes I know that movie well. It’s a great one called The Man from Laramie directed by Anthony Mann, who directed all of Stewart’s great westerns in the ‘50s. Here is a list of ‘em. (Fonda wasn’t in it, though.)

As he did in the scene you shooting mentioned, Stewart was amazing at emoting pain. He used the same technique in several movies, including “Rear Window.”

TheRealOldHippie's avatar

All the Clint Eastwood Westerns, especially Pale Rider and The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Evil Roy Slade with John Astin.

The Mel Gibson re-make of “Maverick.”

Just about any James Garner Western.

Many, many others. And just because it’s campy as hell, William Shatner’s Western epic, “White Comanche.” If you haven’t seen this, you really owe it to yourself to watch it. And keep some Kleenex handy because you’ll need them wipe away the tears from laughing so much!!

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@TheRealOldHippie I can’t believe I left out James Garner! I have Support Your local Sheriff. I need to add Support Your Local Gunfighter. (He was a natural as the origonal Maverick.) Good call!.

DAVEJAY100's avatar

Shane, Gunfight at OK coral, and High.noon of the oldies, then Tombstone a close fourth. Val Kilmer was a brilliant Doc Holiday in that.

Coloma's avatar

@DAVEJAY100 I’ll be your Huckleberry. haha

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