Top 5 Western Movies
When I think of Westerns, I think of 10-gallon hats, outlaws, gunfights at high noon and of course, whisky, whisky, whisky. These are movies set in a time without law and order, and where gold was king. From the cowboy classics of Clint Eastwood to the unlikely pairing of Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, here are my Top 5 Westerns to get you in the mood for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Known as the quintessential Western, this movie was Clint Eastwood’s breakout role as the “Man with No Name.” The plot revolves around themes of deception and backstabbing, ultimately ending in an iconic Mexican standoff.
Keeping with the fandom that is Clint Eastwood, we have a story of an ex-outlaw turned pig farmer (Munny) hired to redeem a bounty on the heads of two wanted men. What was once just a last job for Munny turns into a story of revenge. This movie won Eastwood his first Oscar for Best Director.
Revenge is a dish best served cold when the 14-year-old daughter of a slain man hires the “meanest” U.S. marshal to find his killer. This Coen Brothers remake of the 1969 film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
This Western spoof is not for the faint of heart. Filled with slapstick comedy and crude humor, it’s a Mel Brooks’ cult classic. Keep your eyes and nose open for the campfire bean-dinner scene!
This Western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” is the tale of seven gunfighters hired to protect a farming village in Mexico from a group of bandits. This story stands the test of time, chosen for yet another remake coming out late next year!
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