So what’s your favorite Western movie? While Westerns were a mainstay of theaters and TV in the 1950s and 1960s, good ones don’t seem to come along very often these days. Just a quick glance at the dates of the films below will confirm that. Nonetheless, I’ll bet a number of you will agree with me that the ones listed here are classics.
I realize that most Westerns are revisionist works, only loosely based on the reality of life in the frontier West. But that’s always been the way with the Western genre of literature and movies–tall tales with larger-than-life heroes. So don’t let historicity stop you. Go ahead and cast your vote.
Got Another Favorite Western Movie?
Don’t be afraid to use the Comments box below to offer a write-in or to defend your choice from the list above.
In Upcoming Posts
In upcoming posts I’ll be offering insights on the novels, novellas, and short stories that some of America’s favorite Western movies were based on. Stay tuned.