The Best Western Movies Ever Made Films
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The Best Western Movies Ever Made

The best Western movies ever made include some true classics from the early days of cinema, and more modern day films that captured our imagination and took us to the days of the wild, wild West. From Sergio Leone's classics like 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly' to the 2010 Joel and Ethan Coen remake of 'True Grit,' the Western movies listed here are considered some of the greatest of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorite Westerns and vote down any you don't like.

What makes a great Western? Aside from casting Clint Eastwood (he's in so many of these) or John Wayne, an outstanding Western offers movie goers fantastic characters, lots of drama and tension and certainly a nasty, memorable villain or two. Setting is obviously important as well. Throw in a 'High Noon' style standoff and you simply can't miss. Those are the most important elements in the best western movies. 

What are you favorite western films? Vote for the greatest western movie ever made and be sure to add any of your favorite Western movies that might be missing! Giddyup, and enjoy!
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