The Sacketts, The Undefeated, 100 Rifles, The Sons of Katie Elder, Eldorado, Hang Em High, The Texican, How The West Was Won, Geronimo, Chato's Land, The Alamo, etc. I could go on for days and days mate
McClintock is one of my all time favorites. You might also like The Cowboys and Silverado.
Today was such a nice day that I was able to ride each of my horses. I might be a bit sore tomorrow because I spent more than 4 hours in the saddle!
Jeremiah Johnson (about as good as the genre gets, imo)
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (true classic and one of the all-time best, imo)
High Plains Drifter (probably Eastwood's best western, and one of his best movies period)
and of course the "Man with No Name" trilogy, but that goes w/o saying...mandatory viewing.
And +1 on the following (in no particular order):
Young Guns I and II (both very good...II even better than I, imo)
Unforgiven (of course...really in a class by itself)
True Grit (both old & new version)
Hang 'em High, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and all other Eastwood westerns
So many good ones here! Love the genre! But Kurt Russell in Tombstone popped in my head 1st! Fairly accurate film according to the History Channel. The scene where he stand in the river shouting NO! over and over! Awesome and to think it was true. Wow.
Question: Does anyone know what actor played in a depiction of the Gunfight at the OK Corral... once in a motion picture, and once in a television series? ::
Hint: He was on both sides. He played an Earp in the movie, and one of the McLaury gang in the TV series.
Here are a few of my favorites - that haven't been mentioned yet:
The Wild Bunch
Ride the High Country
Lonely Are the Brave
The Professionals - Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster and Jack Palance starred in this one and it just doesn't get any better.
Bite the Bullet
and, finally, the greatest American Western ever made, John Ford's The Searchers. (It's as perfect as The Godfather - both I and II, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird & I might even add Saving Private Ryan.)
I read somewhere that a western novel is the male equivalent to the harolquin romance novel. Obviously, if the hero saves the girl, stops the bad guy, rounds up the strays, and fixes the fence, the girl will fall for him and cook his favorite meals. Women dream that if she loses weight, fixes her hair, says the right thing, the man will fall for her. Real life if much more challenging and rewarding.
I enjoy John Wayne and Louis L'amore. One of my favorite Star Trek episodes is A Fistful of Data, where Warf gets stuck in the holodeck in a western theme.
skip dances with wolves.... costner is to impressed with his own cleverness in that one.
the original Stagecoach
and all the spaghetti westerns
shit, don't forget The Magnificent 7