Vote for Your Top 20 US Westerns


(Stanton) #101

If you use Excel for the calculation, there is a simple formula which does the job it for you.


(Phil H) #102

EDIT: Seeing as this is the “Chief” polling thread on the Western board, would it be possible to make it a “sticky” thread here, like the Top Twenty Spaghetti Western thread is?

Good luck with that, John. I tried to get the Alternative Top 20 thread made sticky but it never was. Only Seb can do this I think.


(Stanton) #103

This board needs a Deputy Marshal. One who is regularly in the forum.


(John Welles) #104

I won’t hold my breath then Phil :(. Stanton’s right, we need a Deputy Marshal!


(Ramon Rojo) #105

Well that’s my top-20:

1.The Outlaw Josey Wales
2.Major Dundee
3.Rio Bravo
4.El Dorado
5.High Plains Drifter
6.True Grit
7.The Unforgiven
8.Hour of the Gun
9.Vera Cruz
10.Stagecoach
11.Mc Lintock!
12.Cahil U.S. Marshal
13.Hondo
14.Last Train for Gun Hill
15.Chato’s Land
16.Hombre
17.Two Mules for Sister Sarah
18.The Missouri Breaks
19.One-Eyed Jacks
20.Pale Rider


(John Welles) #106

By the way, which version of True Grit are you voting for?


(Ramon Rojo) #107

The original with The Duke of course.


(Asa) #108
  1. Unforgiven (1992)
  2. High Plains Drifter (1973)
  3. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  4. True Grit (2010)
  5. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  6. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
  7. Tombstone (1993)
  8. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
  9. Django Unchained (2012)
  10. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  11. Pale Rider (1985)
  12. True Grit (1969)
  13. Silverado (1985)
  14. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  15. Wyatt Earp (1994)
  16. The Quick & the Dead (1995)
  17. Appaloosa (2008)
  18. Open Range (2003)
  19. Young Guns II (1990)
  20. Dances With Wolves (1990)

Had to revisit this due to seeing one or two more American westerns and of course also due to my ever-shifting opinion. Still no place on the list for Apache Blood, alas. And it’s a bloody crying shame that Rango’s not allowed on. Do you hear me?? A BLOODY CRYING SHAAAME!! ;D


(Dorado) #109
  1. High Noon
  2. High plaines drifter
  3. The Ox-Bow incident
  4. Shane
  5. The outlaw Josey Wales
  6. The naked spur
  7. Day of the outlaw
  8. Warlock
  9. Hang em high
  10. Garden of evil
  11. Winchester ’73
  12. The Far country
  13. Ride Lonesome
  14. Comanche Station
  15. The man from Laramie
  16. Bend of the river
  17. Night passage
  18. Seven men from now
  19. The Tall T
  20. Buchanan rides alone

(John Welles) #110

Thanks for the lists guys - it’s especially nice too, Dorado, that you managed to put so much Mann and Boetticher into your Top Twenty.


(Ramon Rojo) #111

My first list done with a little haste.So an update was necessary.

1.The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood-1976)
2.Major Dundee (Sam Peckinpah-1965)
3.Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks-1959)
4.El Dorado (Howard Hawks-1966)
5.High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood-1973)
6.True Grit (Henry Hathaway-1969)
7.The Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood-1992)
8.Hour of the Gun (John Sturges-1967)
9.Vera Cruz (Robert Aldrich-1954)
10.Chisum (Andrew V. McLaglen-1970)
11.The Sons of Katie Elder (Henry Hathaway-1965)
12.Cahill U.S. Marshal (Andrew V. McLaglen-1973)
13.The Bravados (Henry King-1958)
14.Last Train from Gun Hill (John Sturges-1959)
15.Chato’s Land (Michael Winner-1972)
16.Hombre (Martin Ritt-1967)
17.Two Mules for Sister Sarah (Don Siegel-1970)
18.The Missouri Breaks (Arthur Penn-1976)
19.One-Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando-1961)
20.Pale Rider (Clint Eastwood-1985)


(John Welles) #112

Thanks Ramon - new lists or revisions of old lists are always welcome!


(John Russell) #113

Here is my list for the Top 20 US Westerns.

  1. Searchers
  2. Shane
  3. Johnny Guitar
  4. The Wild Bunch
  5. Outlaw Josie Wales
  6. Professionals
  7. Red River
  8. El Dorado
  9. Hombre
  10. Ulzana’s Raid
  11. Bend of the River
  12. Man From Laramie
  13. Seven Men From Now
  14. Ride Lonesome
  15. Law and Jake Wade
  16. Magnificent Seven
  17. Warlock
  18. Ride in the Whirlwind
  19. Support Your Local Sheriff
  20. One Eyed Jacks

(Bible Joe) #114
  1. Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980)

  2. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)

  3. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)

  4. One Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando, 1961)

  5. The Wind (Victor Sjostrom, 1928)

  6. Until They Get Me (Frank Borzage, 1917)

  7. The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)

  8. Maverick (Richard Donner, 1994)

  9. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

  10. Nevada Smith (Henry Hathaway, 1965)

  11. Posse (Kirk Douglas, 1975)

  12. Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990)

  13. An American Tail (Don Bluth, 1986)

  14. Our Hospitality (John G. Blystone/Buster Keaton, 1923)

  15. The Birth of a Nation (David Wark Griffith, 1914)

  16. The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1970)

  17. Custer of the West (Robert Siodmak, 1967)

  18. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)

  19. Pursued (Raoul Walsh, 1947)

  20. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)


(Stanton) #115

Bible Joe, you really have a soft spot for half-westerns and close-to-non westerns … :wink:


(Bible Joe) #116

Yeah, what can I do. I just noticed that, while I compiled the list. ;D
And I never would have thought that there would be so many silent films in it.


(Stanton) #117

At least you have one I never heard anything about: Until They Get Me (Frank Borzage, 1917)


(John Welles) #118

I’m going to be very lenient and allow them all except for Once Upon a Time in the West which is classed as a Spaghetti Western and therefore comes under a different list. If you want to just change your list and omit it and add another film, than I’ll count the list.


(Phil H) #119

Bible Joe I’m beginning to wonder if you actually like westerns at all. Either that or your parameters for the genre are the absolute widest I have ever seen. :o


(Bible Joe) #120

No prob.