Western Recommendations


(Frank Talby) #1

I have been looking for other non-spaghetti westerns to check out

I currently have:
Hang Em High
High Plains Drifter
The Magnificent Seven (all four in the series)
Custer of the West
The Kentuckian
The Wild Bunch
Sukiyaki Western Django

I have also seen:
Unforgiven
Joe Kidd
Tombstone

I have been thinking of getting the following:
High Noon
100 Rifles
Pale Rider (seen most of it on tv)

I really don’t care for Wayne’s westerns but any other recommendations would be appreciated.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #2

The Long Riders is a good 'un.


(Bill san Antonio) #3

Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man is one of my favorites but it’s quite surreal film, maybe not for everyone.

One Eyed Jacks, awesome film by/with Marlon Brando

Gunfight, Not among the finest westerns but good, small western gem. Starring Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash.

If you’re into western comedies I’d also suggest Peckinpah’s Ballad of Cable Hogue with Jason Robards.


(Hoover Valentine) #4

Check out The Good, The Bad, The Weird. I really enjoyed it. It’s all in korean though. Also check out a movie called Shoot First And Pray That You Live. It’s full of horrible actors but it is still a good story.


(Frank Talby) #5

Also what I am looking for are westerns that are similar to Spaghetti Westerns as well.

thanks for the recommendations so far.


(ENNIOO) #6

Have you seen many Bronson westerns…


(davidf) #7

“Ride The High Country”
“Outlaw josey wales”
“Man Of The West”
“Saddle The Wind”
“Last train from gun Hill”
“Lonely are the brave” (more a modernish western)


(Frank Talby) #8

no I have not - which ones are worth checking out?


(Paco Roman) #9

The Hunting Party
Cannon for Cordoba
Barquero
The Professionals
:slight_smile:


(Paco Roman) #10

[quote=“Frank Talby, post:1, topic:2539”]I have been looking for other non-spaghetti westerns to check out

I currently have:
Hang Em High
High Plains Drifter
The Magnificent Seven (all four in the series)
Custer of the West
The Kentuckian
The Wild Bunch
Sukiyaki Western Django

I have also seen:
Unforgiven
Joe Kidd
Tombstone

I have been thinking of getting the following:
High Noon
100 Rifles
Pale Rider (seen most of it on tv)

I really don’t care for Wayne’s westerns but any other recommendations would be appreciated.[/quote]
I miss Two Mules for Sister Sara which is SW like with Clint!


(Starblack) #11

Seen Red Sun, Frank (not sure if you’d consider that non-spaghetti)? Very enjoyable Bronson performance. I’m not a fan of Chato’s Land, though I know others rate it highly. It’s certainly gritty.

As far as SW-style American Westerns, start with the touchstone, Vera Cruz. 100 Rifles fits the bill perfectly, and Villa Rides (again with Bronson) is entertaining if somewhat lightweight. The Professionals, as already recommended, is another must-see.

All the Boetticher Westerns, all the Peckinpah Westerns, all the Mann Westerns, (almost) anything with Robert Mitchum…


(Paco Roman) #12

Breakheart Pass and Death Hunt are two others with Bronson.


(John Welles) #13

I would also recomend the gem of a film, Pursued, with Robert Mitchum.


(korano) #14

Blood on the Moon w/ Mitchum


(chuck connors brother) #15

All Peckinpahs, you’d probably like My Darling Clementine and The Tin Star…

These are sort of similar to SWs

Duel at Diablo
Soldier Blue
Ulzana’s Raid
Two Mules for Sister Sara
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Flaming Star
The Last Hard Men


(Spuff vermon) #16

MacKenna’s Gold


(korano) #17

Virginia City w/ Errol Flynn, Randolph Scott, and Humphrey Bogart
Oklahoma Kid w/ James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart
Cimarron w/ Glenn Ford
Giant w/ Rock Hudson, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Dennis Hopper
Ox-Bow Incident w/ Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn, Henry Morgan
The Comancheros w/ John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Lee Marvin
Duel in the Sun w/ Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten, Lionel Barrymore, Lilian Gish
Red River w/ John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, John Ireland
I Shot Jesse James w/ John Ireland
The Baron of Arizona w/ Vincent Price
Yellow Sky w/ Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark
The Furies w/ Barbara Stanwyk, Walter Huston, Wendell Corey, Gilbert Roland, Judith Anderson
The Gunfighter w/ Gregory Peck
Man With the Gun w/ Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling
Rio Bravo w/ John Wayne, Angie Dickinson, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan
Sergeant Rutledge w/ Woody Strode, Jeffrey Hunter
The Last Sunset w/ Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Joseph Cotten
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance w/ Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles
The Outrage w/ Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, William Shatner, Edward G. Robinson, Howard da Silva


(John Welles) #18

I’d check out most John Ford, Budd Boetichher and Sam Peckinpah Westerns. Also, a great introduction to the American Western is High Noon.


(Paco Roman) #19

EL DORADO even John Wayne is in it but it is worth to watch cause auf Robert Mitchum! :slight_smile:

Others:
Rough Night in Jericho
McCabe & Mrs. Miller ( if you like Snow in Westerns!)

And some with Audie Murphy aren’t bad:
No Name on the Bullet
Posse from Hell
Hell Bent for Leather


(TheBigSmokedown) #20

I recently watched Hombre, which was ace. You should check that out.

You’ve seen The Wild Bunch, but what about the rest of Peckinpah’s stuff? Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is essential in my opinion. Major Dundee is excellent.

The Outlaw Josey Wales is my favourite non-spaghetti Clint Eastwood western. See that if you haven’t already.