Late for the party, but yee-haa, here we go (I’ll exclude SWs because that’s what I’ll do):
- Unforgiven 10/10
- The Outlaw Josey Wales 8/10
- High Plains Drifter 8/10
- Pale Rider 7/10
- Two Mules for Sister Sara 7/10
- Hang 'em High 7/10
- Joe Kidd 6/10
- Paint your Wagon 6/10
It’s been a while since I saw Josey and Joe, so my thoughts on them could be different now. Wagon was very dull, pretty big letdown for a movie with two of my all-time favourite actors, but hey, at least it has Lee singing that song, so extra point for that.
It is common opinion that Eastwood said everything he had to say in western with Unforgiven. A lot of movie-opinion-makers would even say that with Unforgiven whole genre said everything it had say. I agree (until I am proven otherwise). There were good genre excersises since, but Unforgiven is the last great western.