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  • Eight Best Westerns, 1974-2008

    Welcome to the 100 Greatest Westerns Tournament. We took a list of the 100 best westerns, grouped them by date of release, and then alphabetically. Please vote for the eight best westerns from 1974-2008. The poll may be private, but we look forward to comments and discussion. If some of the titles sound familiar, but you need a brush-up try http://www.imdb.com.

    316
    Blazing Saddles (1974)
    6.01%
    19
    Hearts of the West (1975)
    0.00%
    0
    The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    12.34%
    39
    The Shootist (1976)
    7.28%
    23
    Heartland (1979)
    0.63%
    2
    Man From Snowy River (1982)
    1.90%
    6
    Blood Simple (1984)
    0.00%
    0
    Dances With Wolves (1990)
    9.18%
    29
    El Diablo (1990)
    0.00%
    0
    Quigley Down Under (1990)
    5.38%
    17
    El Mariachi (1992)
    0.63%
    2
    Last of the Mohicans (1992)
    11.39%
    36
    Unforgiven (1992)
    11.08%
    35
    Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
    1.58%
    5
    Posse (1993)
    0.32%
    1
    Tombstone (1993)
    11.39%
    36
    Maverick (1994)
    2.53%
    8
    Dead Man (1995)
    0.63%
    2
    Lone Star (1996)
    0.00%
    0
    Ride With the Devil (1999)
    1.90%
    6
    The Missing (2003)
    1.27%
    4
    Open Range (2003)
    7.28%
    23
    The Alamo (2004)
    2.85%
    9
    3:10 to Yuma (2007)
    4.11%
    13
    Appaloosa (2008)
    0.32%
    1
    Last edited by Biscuit; 25 Nov 08, 12:25.

  • #2
    I am guessing that Tombstone is going to walk away with the most votes in this section. Any challengers?

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    • #3
      Psh, not a chance. Blazing Saddles all the way.
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      • #4
        Not if you don't get in there and vote. That was one of my picks as well!

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        • #5
          I'm surprised Lonesome Dove isn't on here.

          Maybe because it was made for TV?
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          • #6
            Had to vote for Dead Man, big fan of Jim Jarmush, but I'm not sure it qualifies as a Western

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain General View Post
              I'm surprised Lonesome Dove isn't on here.

              Maybe because it was made for TV?
              That's my favorite western of all time, but I think it got left off becuase its a mini-series. I know Band of Brothers doesn't always count as a war movie for the same reason.

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              • #8
                I would've voted for Last of the Mohegans but I'd classify it as an "Eastern"!


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jose50 View Post
                  I would've voted for Last of the Mohegans but I'd classify it as an "Eastern"!


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                    I am guessing that Tombstone is going to walk away with the most votes in this section. Any challengers?
                    I love the Movie Tombstone.
                    It's so beefy.
                    Makes me want to hit people.
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                    • #11
                      Voted for 8 movies here but my dark horse candidate would be Open Range, a vastly underrated western. I'm not a big Costner or Duvall fan, but in this movie they were great. Especially the scene where Costner confronts the hired gunman who killed his friend. Doesn't even give the man a chance to draw, just blasts him. No remorse at all.


                      There was another made for TV western starring Tom Selleck and Keith Carradine, and I forget the name of it. It was on TNT IIRC. It was towards the end of the cowboy days and Carradine goes into the hardware business and gets killed by a former cowboy that was friends with him and Selleck. For the life of me I can't remember the name of this movie. It was a good one though. Anybody got the answer?
                      Last edited by R. Evans; 04 Dec 08, 13:44.
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                      • #12
                        Once again. Open Range was very good imltho
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                        • #13
                          What happened to Silverado?

                          One of the best escapist films in the genre IMHO.

                          Josey Wales is still my #1 pick here though.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by R. Evans View Post
                            Voted for 8 movies here but my dark horse candidate would be Open Range, a vastly underrated western. I'm not a big Costner or Duvall fan, but in this movie they were great. Especially the scene where Costner confronts the hired gunman who killed his friend. Doesn't even give the man a chance to draw, just blasts him. No remorse at all.


                            There was another made for TV western starring Tom Selleck and Keith Carradine, and I forget the name of it. It was on TNT IIRC. It was towards the end of the cowboy days and Carradine goes into the hardware business and gets killed by a former cowboy that was friends with him and Selleck. For the life of me I can't remember the name of this movie. It was a good one though. Anybody got the answer?
                            That would be Monte Walsh.A good movie imho.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Legate View Post
                              That would be Monte Walsh.A good movie imho.
                              Monte Walsh!! Rep coming your way. Thanks, it was killing me to try and think of that title.
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