3:10 to Yuma, with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.
I like what I've seen of AMC's "Hell on Wheels". There was a marathon on last weekend. Solid show. "Deadwood" was good too, though I haven't seen all of it.
For modern westerns -- same basic premise, more modern setting -- "No Country for Old Men" is one of the best, and the FX TV show "Justified" with Timothy Olyphant is fantastic.
Watched Yuma on the weekend , great film , thanks for the tip .
The Ox Bow incident (1943)
Starring Henry Fonda and a very young Harry Morgan (of MASH fame) - Solid message about one of the key facets of Western Civilization - Equal treatment under the law (Justice), Due Process, and protection from Mob retribution.
Explores mob mentality and moral courage against the mob.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), John Wayne, Lee Marvin, James Stewart. Explores interactions at the boundary of Civilization and Barbarism, Civility and Force, Law and Caprice.
High Noon (1952), Gary Cooper. About standing alone when all your most trusted friends and advisors abandon you or advise you against what you know must be done.
True Grit - Both versions. Still gleaning the messages from the story. But watch it purely for its downright awesome dialogue and clever back and forth banter. Best dialogue is the scene between Mattie Ross (the girl) and a local merchant.
Lonesome Dove, Open Range, Broken Trail, Unforgiven etc etc
Young Guns II is about 2nd. Most Clint Eastwood movies after that.
True Grit (2010 version)
The Quick and the Dead
3:10 To Yuma (2007)
Little big man / duston hoffman , forrest gump feels like a rip off after watching this movie !
I think Lonesome Dove, the sequel,and even the spin offs have been enjoyable.
I have seriously gotten into the older 1940's-1960's. I really like how the lack of special effects required even the most B - of a movie to have real "acting." The stories are cleaner and using Tripod's song King Cong as reference, they get to the monkey really darn quick.
As of late though I enjoyed Warlock I believe it was for the seriously wicked satire that sounds just like how my friends and I talk now.
And of two other nostalgia facts, 1) Deforest Kelly played nothing but bad guys - I swear, and 2) if you watch Run for Cover, be prepared for the theme song to get stuck in your head.
The Magnificent Seven- Great cast, great story, one of my favorites
Dances with Wolves- No matter how many times I watch it I still enjoy it, Costner is a genius
Tombstone- Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday...enough said
Once Upon a Time in the West- A classic and I'm a Bronson fan
Hang em High- My favorite Eastwood western
Tons more but those came to mind first
Outlaw Josey Whales.
I love Westerns. The AMC series Hell on Wheels is excellent and I keep meaning to watch Into the West. 3:10 to Yuma, Tombstone, Legends of the Fall, Lonesome Dove, Open Range, Broken Trail, Unforgiven, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are all really good. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a little slow but definitely a good watch. One of my all time favorites is Goin' South. I could never really get into the Clint Eastwood flics. Some of the spaghetti westerns are really good too but they tend to be a little strange.
My son and I both loved The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.