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1.
The Professionals (1966)
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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ A wealthy Texas land owner looks for hired muscle to retrieve his wife who has been kidnapped by a Mexican revolutionary and bandit named Jesus Raza. He says, "What a name: Jesus - for the bloodiest cutthroat in Mexico." This movie is innovative, interesting, and amusing. They don't make them like this anymore. ” - richardmears
 
2.
Tombstone (1993)
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. (130 mins.)
“ Interesting characters and story surrounding the gunfight at the OK corral. Some over-educated rednecks, the Earps, the "Cowboys" & company. No one will back down, and the inevitable inevitably happens. "That's a helluva thing to say to your friend." ” - richardmears
 
3.
True Grit (2010)
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A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
“ A stubborn young woman will not take "no" for an answer; goes looking for her father's killer with Rooster Cogburn, who has "grit". ” - richardmears
 
4.
Seraphim Falls (2006)
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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge. (115 mins.)
“ Whatever happened at Seraphim Falls causes a colonel to seek revenge against his quarry Gideon in a wilderness struggle for survival. ” - richardmears
 
5.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
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An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ An oppressed peasant village acquires some hired muscle to defend themselves from cruel gangs. ” - richardmears
 
6.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Missouri boat ride... ” - richardmears
 
7.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (145 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ Old outlaws organize for one last job. ” - richardmears
 
8.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ The hole in the wall gang has the law closing in on them. The two leaders set out to outrun the law and seek their new home. ” - richardmears
 
9.
Unforgiven (1992)
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Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ A retired gunslinger determines to see if he's still got the juice. This film has villains on both sides of the law, and the middle too. Gene Hackman as the sheriff Little Bill Daggett is incredible, as is Easwood as the gunslinger. How much is a life worth? ” - richardmears
 
10.
How the West Was Won (1976 Mini-Series)
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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.
“ Story features a family's move west with all the uncertainty and danger that entailed at that time. Caution: Politically Incorrect. James Arness excels as chief scout Zebulon Macahan. ” - richardmears
 
11.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
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Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus... (384 mins.)
“ Some cattlemen decide to drive their herd from Texas to Montana; in the process many lives are affected. The characters in this are three dimensional, true to life. This is based on a great story. Also, there are many exceptional actors who are always very very good. This director succeeds in actually get more. It would be difficult to come up with enough superlatives here. ” - richardmears
 
12.
The Long Riders (1980)
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The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ A very good (and sympathetic) portrayal of the James gang. ” - richardmears
 
13.
Hombre (1967)
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John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws. (111 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ Outcast with honor. ” - richardmears
 
14.
The Tall T (1957)
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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws. (78 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
“ A band of thieves take hostages. ” - richardmears
 
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
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In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation... (104 mins.)
“ After being attacked by a grizzly bear, a man is abandoned by his friends after they take his weapons. He crawls two hundred miles, defending himself from animals and Indians, to find his "friends". ” - richardmears
 
16.
Nevada Smith (1966)
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A naive half-Indian, half-white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ A half breed looks for his parents killers. ” - richardmears
 
17.
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
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Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes... (93 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
“ Give 'em what for, Davy. ” - richardmears
 
18.
Bad Company (1972)
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A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ Draft dodgers & hard scrabble runaways meet up in Jefferson City. ” - richardmears
 
19.
Black Robe (1991)
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter. (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Life with the Huron, Algonquins, and Iroquois. ” - richardmears
 
20.
Vera Cruz (1954)
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During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Some Americans come to the assistance of Emperor Maximilian. ” - richardmears
 
21.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins. (104 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Struggles in early America. ” - richardmears
 
22.
Ride Lonesome (1959)
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A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
“ A bounty hunter delays delivery to allow a showdown. ” - richardmears
 
23.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
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A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ Conflict over water rights. ” - richardmears
 
24.
Shenandoah (1965)
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In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob... (105 mins.)
“ Will his peaceful family be broken up by the government? ” - richardmears
 
25.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
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Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ An epic masterpiece surrounding the life & loves of three brothers on the frontier. ” - richardmears
 
26.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
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An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ A professional is hired to bring down Billy the Kid. ” - richardmears
 
27.
The Proposition (2005)
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A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother. (104 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ An outlaw is given an offer he can't refuse: kill his older brother, or they will kill his younger brother. ” - richardmears
 
28.
Open Range (2003)
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A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Some ranchers have to battle a corrupt lawman. ” - richardmears
 
29.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ Extremely old man remembers fighting with Custer. ” - richardmears
 
30.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
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A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. (122 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ A rancher agrees to hold an outlaw in Yuma until the train arrives. ” - richardmears
 
31.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Mining for gold in the Sierra Madre's. ” - richardmears
 
32.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
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A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Looking for hidden gold, squirled away in a cemetery. ” - richardmears
 
33.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
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A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (175 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Attempting to protect a widow from the railroad's hired muscle. ” - richardmears