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Westerns

The American West has always fascinated movie goers, even though much of the Old West never was. Russian nobility toured, eccentric Englishwomen toured, and authors wrote wild stories that seeped into the minds of us all. Gunslingers, cattle rustlers and savage Indians are part of the myth. Other iconic elements include the hanging tree, stetsons amd spurs, lassos and Colt 45s, stagecoaches, gamblers, long-horned cattle and cattle drives, prostitutes (or madams) with a heart of gold, and more. Alice's Westerns, or Cowboy Films are listed alphabetically below, be sure to check out 'Spaghetti Westerns' sub-featured in green on the left, and 'TV Westerns' under 'Television Shows'.

Dead Man (1995)

7.7/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, John Hurt, Lance Henriksen, Michael Win...

A one-of-a-kind stylish western written by director Jim Jarmusch, about a city accountant (Johnny Depp) who heads off to the wild west for job. When... Read more

Deadwood: Season 1 (2004)

8.7/10
Director: Walter Hill, Daniel Minahan, Davis Guggenheim, Michael Engler, Ed Bianchi, Steve Shill
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawke...

"Welcome to Deadwood... a hell of a place to make your fortune" - the words that serve as a greeting for saddle-weary former lawman Seth Bullock (Timo... Read more

High Noon (1952)

8/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper is the marshall who fights alone for upholding the law when the entire town is paralysed with fear. Famously played out in real-time, star... Read more

The Wild Bunch (1969)

8/10
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: William Holden, Warren Oates, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson

Peckinpah at his violent best. In the Southwest of 1913, Pike Bishop (William Holden) is leader of 'The Wild Bunch', a gang of outlaws coerced by a Me... Read more

The Revenant (2015)

8/10
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Kristoffer Joner, Domhnall Gleeson,...

Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an epic story of survival and transformation on the American frontier. While on an expedition into the unchar... Read more

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

8.1/10
Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

One of the most successful and entertaining Westerns of all time chronicles the hair-raising adventures of outlaws Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (R... Read more

Stagecoach (1939)

7.9/10
Director: John Ford
Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, Louise Platt

John Ford at his greatest in a story of nine passengers on a Cheyenne-bound stagecoach, each with a singular reason for the journey, determined to liv... Read more

The Proposition (2005)

7.4/10
Director: John Hillcoat
Starring: John Hurt, Danny Huston, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, David Wenham, Ray Winstone

Co-written with Nick Cave and with a searing soundtrack from him, this revisionist outback Western stars Guy Pearce as Charlie Burns a man who must ch... Read more

The Searchers (1956)

8/10
Director: John Ford
Starring: Ward Bond, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter

In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are killed or abdu... Read more

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Julio Cedillo

Veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones wears the director's hat for the first time with this poetic homage to the Tex-Mex western, written by Guillermo Arriaga... Read more