Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Scud49, Aug 25, 2018.
Glad the Sergio Leone movies are finally receiving their due:
Top 100 Western Films of All Time
Like all these lists, the choices the made, even what they include as westerns, were a little quirky.True Grit is way, way under rated at #59 as is Dances with Wolves at #49. New True Grit comes in at #26.
My top 5 along with their rankings in the article:
True Grit(Original #59)
Dances with Wolves (#49)
Jeremiah Johnson (#40)
High Noon (#14)
Honorable mention to:
The Cowboys at #41
The list is a joke having Django Unchained at #2. The Wild Bunch needs to be in the top #3. McCabe and Mrs. Miller is also top 10, IMO.
Here's a bunch of my favorite westerns, although I can't list any as being an overall number one favorite. I will list them by a few favorite directors.
My list has a lot of John Wayne in it. Still, at first I'm starting my list by a few favorite directors. And for me, John Ford directed westerns have to lead the list.
Stagecoach (Ok, if I have to list a favorite, this could be it)
My Darling Clementine
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Howard Hawks is another great director who did great movies in many different genres. He teamed with John Wayne for three of my favorite westerns:
Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood
Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (a main rival for Stagecoach for top western) - Lot's to love in this one, but especially Eli Wallach.
Starring Gary Cooper
A few odds and ends:
Magnificent Seven (another great western performance by Eli Wallach)
Destry Rides Again
3:10 to Yuma (Van Heflin/Glenn Ford version)
I'm not clicking through 100 slides. But a few years back I caught The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in a theater. It's tough to beat.
TGTB&TU is pretty much the only western I'll continue watching if I happen to stumble on it. It's #1 by a considerable margin for me.
When I saw the first slide was a Bob Hope film - who, IMO, was about the unfunniest comedian ever - I was wondering how many comedies would make the list. I saw a couple, but also saw a couple that were certainly better than Bob Hope - Cat Ballou should be in the lower middle somewhere and even the ridiculous A Million Ways to Die in the West is a laugh riot compared to Bob Hope and should bring up the rear.
Also agree on how silly Django Unchained at #2 is. I enjoy the crap out of that movie, but it's more for brainless fun than plot or acting. Given that standard, I was surprised Cowboys & Aliens wasn't in the top 20, let alone not on the list at all.
Any list that doesn’t have it at #1 is not worth looking at. The other two movies in the trilogy are great too.
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