Grand vistas, the clomping of horse hooves, cowboys and gunfighters, revenge and honor, love and betrayal, Westerns are truly made of cinematic brilliance. Among film scholars, the 60s westerns were some of the best ever made. With stars like Henry Fonda and the legendary John Wayne to directors like John Ford and Burt Kennedy, it's hard not to see why so many of these films are so revered.
When you mosey through this list, you'll find classic westerns like The Wild Bunch, The Magnificent Seven, and True Grit. You can’t discuss the greatest ‘60s western movies without mentioning Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It pairs acting legends Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the titular duo, Butch Cassidy - one of the most fun Westerns to watch during a night in.
Many of the ‘60s western films on this list are Spaghetti Westerns, a group of films primarily made and produced by Italians in Italy with American leads. Sergio Leone pioneered and dominated this genre, and his magnum opus, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, tops this list of great ‘60s westerns. Starring Clint Eastwood, the film featured original music by Ennio Morricone.
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