Westerns are the quintessential American film genre. It has also dominated the box office for decades, though it has declined in recent years.Still, great Westerns continue to be made, such as Jane Campionof dog power.
Reddit users recently gathered on r/movies, Reddit’s largest movie subreddit, to discuss which lesser-known Westerns are the best to watch. They come up with some interesting options, ranging from forgotten hits from the 1940s to recent under-the-radar projects.
10 Old Henry (2021)
Hermit Farmer Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) lived a quiet life with their son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis) until the injured person (Scott Haze) appear on their property. Henry takes the man in and attends to his injuries, but the stranger’s presence stirs tension and draws the dangerous attention of a gang of outlaws led by the villainous Ketchum (Stephen Dorff). As the situation escalates, Henry is forced to confront his past and protect his family.
“It’s a recent thing, but old henry Very nice,” says user Bodymaster. “Dorph is in old henry,” replied Reddit user CrucifyCaillou. “I like old henry Very. Great movie,” added user casual_creator.
9 “The Harder They Fall” (2021)
Jonathan Majors Leads Nat Love, a seasoned outlaw seeking revenge on Rufus Buck (Idris Elba), the criminal who killed his parents. To accomplish this mission, Nat assembles a formidable team of traitors, including his sharpshooter former stagecoach Mary (Zazy Beets).
Regina King and Lakeis Stanfield There are also memorable supporting performances. “I really enjoy the harder they fall,” said Reddit user Brunch_Hopkins. “An interesting take on a Western formula, with a little twist. “
8 Tombstone (1993)
tombstone Tells the story of the legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. It revolves around the Earp brothers – Wyatt (Kurt Russell), Virgil (Sam Elliott) and Morgan (bill paxton) – they came to the small town in search of a quiet life. However, they find themselves in a deadly conflict with a gang of outlaws led by Curly Bill Brocious.Powers Booth) and Johnny Ringo (michael bean).
Many Reddit users have recommended this, especially praising Val KilmerPlays the alcoholic Dr. Holliday. “tombstone Another good movie based on real people, but not historically accurate,” said user ru-ck-us89. “You’ll love it tombstone,” said Reddit user Fragrant_Bee1922 simply.
7 The Rupture of the Missouri (1976)
USS Missouri Breakthrough revisionist west bonnie and clyde director Arthur Paynestarring marlon brando and Jack Nicholson. Nicholson plays Tom Logan, a down-on-his-luck cattle thief who seeks revenge on the despotic land baron Braxton (john mcliam). Sensing a threat, Braxton recruits the outlaw Robert E. Lee Clayton (Brando) to deal with Logan first.
Like most of Payne’s work, this is a character-driven film with an emphasis on compelling cinematography and moral (gray) storytelling. “USS Missouri Breakthrough It’s a delightful movie with a fantastically insane performance from Marlon Brando,” said user clichedbaguette.
6 The Oxbow Incident (1943)
Two Drifters by Jill Carter (Henry Fonda) and Art Croft (harry morgan), arrives in a small town just as news breaks that a local rancher has been murdered. Jill and Art join a team to hunt down the killer and avoid suspicion. However, the situation remains unstable and could turn violent at any time.
Clint Eastwood tell the afi once Oxbow Incident is his favorite movie of all time. It’s an interesting premise that explores mob justice and crowd hysteria. User kiershorey praised the film for being less over the top than most westerns of the era. “It’s nowhere near the popularity it should be. On YouTube, enjoy,” they said.
5 “Open Range” (2003)
Kevin Costner He directed and starred rancher Charlie Waite in this revisionist western. He and his partner Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) clashes with a corrupt land tycoon named Denton Baxter (Michael Gambon). They teamed up with other independent herders and a dynamic woman named Sue Barlow (annette benning) to rebel against Baxter’s tyranny.
open range tends to be overshadowed by Costner’s other westerns, such as Wyatt Earp and dances with wolves, but some Reddit users think it’s just as good. User brocalmotion called it a “future classic”. “In some recent open range Probably my favorite,” agreed Reddit user Cliché.
4 Appaloosa (2008)
“(This) is a bit off the beaten path,” says Redditor butterknifejogger. “(This is a) Ed Harris He directed and co-authored The Passion Project.his friend Viggo Mortensen Harris and Mortenson play Virgil and Everett, two hired law enforcement officers tasked with restoring order to the lawless town of Appaloosa.
When mighty rancher Randall Bragg (jeremy irons), began to wreak havoc and commit acts of violence without consequence. To complicate matters, Virgil and Everett fell in love with the same woman, a widow named Alison French (Renee Zellweger).
3 “Death Rides a Horse” (1967)
death on horse is a spaghetti western starring genre legends Lee Van Cleef. Bill Meseta (John Philip Law) is a young man seeking retribution for the murder of his family by a criminal gang. He meets Ryan (Van Cleef), a ruthless gunslinger with his own feud to be resolved. Recognizing their shared desire for justice, John and Ryan join forces and embark on a dangerous journey to track down the culprit.
It’s a raucous revenge movie that includes one of Van Cleef’s best performances. “a lot of kill bill User TheDadThatGrills said: “It’s taken from this.” In fact, Tarantino used part of the theme song death on horse exist kill bill vol 1.The phrase “revenge is the most delicious dish” that appeared at the beginning was cold kill billalso mentioned in this movie.
2 The Fast and the Dead (1995)
the fast and the dead yes Sam Raimiview of the genre. It centers on a mysterious woman named Ellen (Sharon Stone) who participated in a deadly quick-draw contest organized by John Herod (Gene Hackman), a brutal outlaw who owns the City of Redemption. However, Ellen’s real motivation for entering the race is her desire to avenge her father.
Remy embraces genre conventions but adds to his unique style with dynamic action sequences and dark humor. the fast and the dead It received mixed reviews upon release, but later critics were kinder to it, with some even calling it one of Remy’s best films. “This is awesome!” said Reddit user Forklift_Pilot. “Great cast too. Very entertaining movie.”
1 The Last Sunset (1961)
Kirk Douglas Here you play as notorious outlaw Brendan O’Malley, who seeks refuge on the ranch of former lover Belle (dorothy malone). However, when Bell’s husband John (rock hudson), discovering their past connections. As tensions rise and secrets unravel, the three embark on a perilous cattle drive through treacherous terrain and face external and internal conflict.
last sunset Not very well known, but worth watching to see what the director means Robert Aldridge its about.He was an iconoclastic filmmaker, making films such as kiss me deadly and dirty twelve. This movie is slower and more character-driven than those movies, but that’s part of its charm. “Intimate story, small scale. Great movie!” said user Teledork621.
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