Ranking the Western Movies
1. Unforgiven. In my opinion, the most entertaining movie I've ever seen.
2. The Wild Bunch.
3. The Shootist. In my opinion John Wayne's best movie.
4. The Searchers.
5. Red River. Number 3 of Wayne's best work.
6. High Noon. Gary Cooper. A fantasy, but strong.
7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
8. The Outlaw Josey Wales.
9. Blazing Saddles.
10. Open Range. Underrated.
11. One Eyed Jacks.
12. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
13. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. Another Wayne effort, but Lee Marvin stole the show.
14. The Long Riders. Epic and accurate, from one point of view.
15. The Magnificent 7.
17. Dances With Wolves.
18. Winchester '73.
19. Stagecoach. You want a star? How about John Wayne.
20. Melody Ranch. You gotta have a singing cowboy, so you might as well throw in Jimmy Durante.
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