Name Your All Time Favorite Westerns.

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  1. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    seeing some of the firearms and calibers some of you own, makes me think about western movies. name some of your favorite ones. seems as they just don't do as many as they use to years ago, but westerns have been and always will be some of my favorites. name some of your favorite western movies or tv series. here are some of mine.

    1. just about any western with John Wayne. my wife and i, both are big John Wayne fans.
    2. the Lonesome Dove movies.
    3. The Magnificent Seven
    4. Jeremiah Johnson
    5. Open Range

    tv series.

    1. Gunsmoke, i remember watching this one with my grandfather when i was younger. he didn't watch hardly any tv, but he never missed Gunsmoke!
    2. Big Valley
    3. Bonanza
    4. The Rifleman
    5. Wanted, Dead or Alive
     
  2. SHOOTER13

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    Some of my favorites are...

    Movie Westerns

    The Wild Bunch
    Unforgiven
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    High Plains Drifter
    My Darling Clementine
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    3:10 to Yuma
    Appaloosa
    Winchester '73
    Wyatt Earp
    Tombstone
    The Shootist
    Tue Grit
    The Magnificent Seven

    TV Westerns

    Wanted...Dead or Alive
    Bat Masterson
    Wyatt Earp
    The Rifleman
    Gunsmoke
     
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  3. axxe55

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    those are some good ones there, shooter! how about these?

    1 Quigley Down Under
    2 Appaloosa
    3 Hidalgo
    4 the mini-series, Into The West
    5 How the West was Won
     
  4. oldbrass

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    The good, the bad, and the ugly
    Quiggley down under
    Forgiven
    All John Wayne
    Outlaw Jose Wales
    My Dad now he`s a bit different, the world came to a stop during Bonanza
     
  5. 28Shooter

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    Absolute Favorite - Big Jake
    In Pursuit of Honor (horses, cavalry, guns, honor)
    the recent Robert Duvall westerns (Open Range and _______)
    The Shootist
    any Roy Rogers
    any Hoppalong Cassidy (Bill Boyd)
    the spaghetti Clint Eastwoods
     
  6. greyhawk50

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    Trivia question.
    How many here remember Lash LaRue?????????
     
  7. 28Shooter

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    I do! And does anybody remember The Three Mesquiteers?
     
  8. axxe55

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    i remember Lash Larue and vaguely remember The Three Mesquiteers.
     
  9. SHOOTER13

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    Remember the name, but that's all.

    How about Guy Williams as Zorro, the TV series. And his nemisis Sgt Garcia was like Sgt Schultz in Hogan's Heros...

    Saw everything...said nothing !!
     
  10. Shooter

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    The Magnificent 7 is one of my all time favorites.

    True Grit is fantastic, both versions.

    I watched Seraphim Falls over the weekend. It was alright. I've seen better but it was fun to watch.
     
  11. axxe55

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    all of you are listing some great westerns! many that others have listed are some i have enjoyed very much also.

    some others that i really like, The Big Country, with Gregory Peck, Nevada Smith, with Steve McQueen, and Shane, with Alan Ladd.

    i like a lot of the older westerns too.
     
  12. FOUR4D4

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    I was watching Jeremiah Johnson the other night, good movie(DVD)
     
  13. JohnnyLoco

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    I seem to like some of the darker stuff. A few of my favorites would be the newer Tombstone, the original 3:10 to Yuma, High Plains Drifter, and open Range.

    There are almost too many to name.
     
  14. Shooter

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    I liked Tombstone as well.
     
  15. axxe55

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    i liked Tombstone too, very good movie. i saw that one at the theater when it came out, and seeing it on the big screen is the best for that one.
     
  16. Shooter

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    Some local theaters run older movies around me. I'll see if they won't have a release or if I can't send a request or something.
     
  17. axxe55

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    Tombstone w/ Kurt Russell is fantastic at the theater. it is one of those movies better seen at the theater. i have it on dvd, but it just isn't the same. maybe i can use this as a good excuse to buy that 81" flat screen tv! think my wife will go for my reasons?

    on a side note, i really miss drive-ins. i had so much fun when we were kids and my father took us to them. there just are not very many left anymore. i remember in high school after i got my drivers license, we would go to the drive-in and take my old Ford truck and park so the bed faced the screen and set lawn chairs in the back and watch the movie. the drive-in had the sound where it could play through your radio on AM. so cool!
     
  18. FOUR4D4

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    The Cowboys with John Wayne is a good one.
     
  19. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    yes it is! i am a big John Wayne fan and like most any movie he has been in. the westerns are my favorites. his last one, The Shootist will be my all time favorite John Wayne movie. to me, the movie was a fitting end to all the movies he made, the character was befitting the Duke and showed him at his best. the Duke was a hero and a role model, too bad there aren't more like him. my wife is even a big John Wayne fan also. she won't pass up a John Wayne dvd up at Wal-Mart if we don't have it!
     
  20. Shooter

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    Saw Cowboys and Aliens.

    Not a straight up western, but still very good.